Best Roof Lantern Blinds

The 7 Best Roof Lantern Blinds In The UK - (What To Look For When Choosing Top Skylight Blinds) 

When choosing any product, what you ideally need are options. That way, you can be sure that what you choose is perfectly suited to your specific requirements.

This also extends to choosing the best roof lantern blinds. Quite simply put, you won’t want to make compromises.

The good news is that suppliers are out there who can enable you to order the perfect solution. 

In this article, we will show you what to look for and how you can get the best roof lantern blinds for your home.

What To Look For In The Best Roof Lantern Blinds

Customisation is key. Roof lanterns come in a whole range of shapes and sizes.

When you also consider that the feel of each individual room is different, it is easy to see why having options is a good idea.

If you pick a quality online roof lantern blind service, here are some things you will want to look for.

7 Best Roof Lantern Blinds

What Is The Best Colour For A Roof Lantern Blind?

Just like any large feature in your room, the colour can make a world of difference. Homes are all decorated differently, and you will want a colour that works well with the room.

Lighter colours tend to give a feeling of space and brightness. Darker colours work well to break up wider areas and make a room feel much cosier. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a roof lantern blind colour but our 3 favourites are as follows: (Please note that these blinds are cellular pleated and the pictures are two shades to show the pleat effect. The actual colour is the lighter shade.) -

White

White

This colour is all about being bright and open. It is one of the least imposing colours and works well in any room where you are looking to keep it radiant and airy.

Shadow

Dark Grey

This colour works exceptionally well in bright and modern rooms, particularly those in a modernist style with clean lines and mirrored surfaces.

Chiffon

Light Beige

With a pale yet colourful hue, tusk is ideal for any room featuring pastel colours. It adds a touch of softness without being too dark.

If you are unsure of colours or want to see what they look like in a room, it is worth ordering a sample pack. That way, you can see the colours in real life before making your decision.

All the colours available in the best roof lantern blinds are as follows...

White

White

Chiffon

Light Beige

Latte

Medium Beige

Medium Brown

Medium Brown

Light Grey

Light Grey

Ash Grey

Ash Grey

Medium Grey

Medium Grey

Shadow

Dark Grey

Black

Black

Dark Denim Blue

Dark Denim Blue

Black & White Mix Light

Black & White Mix Light

Black & White Mix Dark

Black & White Mix Dark

Are The Best Roof Lantern Blinds Translucent or Blackout Material?

You can consider a few options when deciding how much light you want in the room when the blinds are drawn.

Translucent styles are some of the best roof lantern blinds to create diffused light instead of complete darkness with the blinds drawn. They allow a little light to permeate through the fabric, allowing you to keep your room bright, without the glare.

Alternatively, there may be rooms that will require complete darkness from time to time. Rooms in which you sleep, for instance.

In this case, a great option could be a blackout roof lantern blind. Provided it is well fitted, it shouldn’t allow any light into the room. As a result, you can be assured of a good night’s (or even day’s) sleep.

Checkout this following picture that shows the difference between translucent and blackout roof lantern blinds... 

translucent

Translucent

blackout

Blackout

What Are The Power Options In The Best Roof Lantern Blinds?

You might be surprised to learn that there are even options as to how you power your blinds.

Motorised roof lantern blinds are good as they can often allow you to adjust lighting levels without even having to move.

All power options are provided in ‘fit at home’ kits, are simple to install and require no electrical knowledge. Here are the options that are available: -

•Mains adaptor – Powered directly from an AC plug socket
•Battery-powered – Utilising small replaceable batteries
•Solar-powered – Infinite (and free) power from the sun’s rays

You can read more about these power options here.

What Are The Controller Options In The Best Roof Lantern Blinds?

Along with a multitude of power options, you will also need to decide which methods suits you best in controlling your blinds.

Some of the best roof lantern blinds can even be controlled using your voice! Here are the options on the market: -

Wall Control For Roof Lantern Blind

Wireless wall-mounted switches

By far the simplest option, this method is great for smaller rooms and for those who tend to lose remotes!

hand remote for roof lantern blind

Wireless remote control

This works in exactly the same way as your TV remote. Just press a button to instantly alter the position of the blind. Multi-channel controllers will allow you to adjust several roof lantern blinds using a single handset.

Somfy Connexoon

Smart Controllers

By far the most advanced option. Often these devices will sync with products like Amazon Alexa and google assistant, allowing you to control your roof lantern blinds using nothing but your mobile device… Or even your voice.

Can The Best Roof Lantern Blinds Be Made To Fit?

Out of all the features you’ll want, this is perhaps the most important. The best roof lantern blinds need to be a perfect fit.

While you could pay someone to fit them for you, this could get expensive.

A good alternative?

Measure and fit them yourself.

Good online suppliers can supply bespoke solutions, ensuring that you get an ideal fit. All you need to do is measure your aperture and supply these measurements when you place your order.

Check out our simple measuring guide for roof lantern blinds below:

Roof Lantern Blind Measuring Guide

Do The Best Roof Lantern Blinds Block Out Noise?

The outside world can be a noisy place, particularly if you live near a transport network like a railway line or flight path.

Thicker roof lantern blinds tend to do a pretty great job at filtering out sound as well as light. As a result, you can expect your room to be quieter.

Do The Best Roof Lantern Blinds Help With Room Temperature?

Any surface subject to direct sunlight is bound to warm slightly. When you consider that roof lanterns allow a lot of light to come pouring in, that’s a lot of warm surfaces. This effect can be cumulative and cause a room to warm to uncomfortable levels.

The solution is to restrict the amount of direct light entering the room. A blackout blind is the most effective; however, translucent colours can often be the best roof lantern blinds for softer, less direct light.

Roof lantern blinds also help keep a room warm during the cooler months. If they are a snug fit, they trap warmer air and help to insulate a room.

The 7 Best Roof Lantern Blinds

Remember how we talked about options?

Here are some examples of combinations that could go into the best roof lantern blinds. You can check these or create your own here.: -

#1. Mains Powered Blind with The White, Blackout Option and Manual Single or Multi-Channel Controller

This is a great option for those on a budget but still want a lot of convenience in controllability.

The mains power is simple to install (and is no more difficult than plugging in a phone charger). The blackout option will allow you to have complete darkness should you require it and works well to prevent the room from heating in direct sunlight.

 The white colour would be particularly well suited to rooms with a brighter décor and creates a real feeling of space, even with the blinds fully closed. It also works exceptionally well to reflect direct sunlight, keeping your room nice and cool.

This combination can be seen as follows...

White

Colour - White

easy lantern blinds

Power - Mains

best skylight blinds

Material - Blackout

Somfy Situo 1

Controller - Manual

#2. Solar Powered Blind with The Light Beige, Translucent Option and Wall-mounted Controller

This mid-range option would be ideal in rooms featuring pastel colours or those with a slightly darker theme, such as browns, dark reds or even greens.

Because the blind is translucent, it will still allow some light into the room, even when fully closed. This will always prevent the room from being too dark.

The solar-powered option will continuously power the blind unit. And controlling it couldn’t be simpler, with a simple wall-mounted controller that works similarly to a light switch. 

Chiffon

Colour - Light Beige

Solar Panel

Power - Solar

translucent

Material - Translucent

switch

Controller - Wall-mounted

#3. Battery Powered Blind With The Manual Multi-Channel Controller in Blackout & Light Grey

Sleek and cool, with a subtle light grey colour, making it a good choice in practically any colour room. It works particularly well in larger rooms or those with larger roof lanterns as it effectively breaks up wide-open areas.

Suppose you have elected to fit multiple blinds. In that case, the multi-channel controller will allow you to control them all from a single wireless control unit.

The blackout fabric type will block all light, ensuring that your room is in total darkness when needed.

Light Grey

Colour - Light Grey

Battery

Power - Battery

best skylight blinds

Material - Blackout

Somfy Situo 1

Controller - Manual

#4. Solar Powered Blind With The Smart Tahoma Controller In Translucent & Medium Beige

For a modern yet refined look, medium beige is an excellent choice of colour. It works particularly well in colourful rooms or those with soft pastel elements.

If you have a colourful room, you are going to want to show it off. The translucent fabric will give a soft, diffused light and create a real homely feeling.

When it comes to adjusting light levels, smart controllers are a fabulous option. They sync seamlessly with your mobile device and can even be paired with interior lamps and bulbs, allowing you to tailor light levels even when it is dark.

The solar power charges through the day, providing power at night too!

Latte

Colour - Medium Beige

Solar Panel

Power - Solar

translucent

Material - Translucent

somfy tahoma

Controller - Smart Tahoma

#5. Mains Powered Blind With The Smart Connexoon Controller in Blackout and White

The beauty of automatically controlled blackout blinds is that you won’t need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning.

What could be nicer than being allowed to wake up naturally to golden sunlight after a good night’s sleep in perfect darkness?

The Connexoon controller can be programmed to open either at specific times or according to the amount of available light. It can also be set to close when it gets too bright, and with mains power, it is extremely easy to fit and set up.

White

Colour - White

easy lantern blinds

Power - Mains

best skylight blinds

Material - Blackout

Somfy Connexoon

Controller - Smart Connexoon

#6. Mains Powered Blind with The Smart Tahoma in Blackout and Medium Brown Coloured

Medium brown is a beautiful colour to pair with any room featuring reds or other brown elements. It also works as an excellent contrasting colour in minimalist rooms and gives a really earthy, warm feel.

The mains power is easy to install, requiring no electrical knowledge. And controlling the blind couldn’t be simpler.

Just sync the Tahoma smart control unit and gain the ability to control the blind from any room in the house.

Medium Brown

Colour - Medium Brown

easy lantern blinds

Power - Mains

best skylight blinds

Material - Blackout

somfy tahoma

Controller - Smart Tahoma

#7. Battery Powered with The Smart Connexoon Controller in Translucent and Medium Grey Coloured

Grey doesn’t make a room look boring. In fact, the medium grey colour looks exceptionally classy.

This would be another great addition to any minimalist room and works particularly well in a room dominated by black and mirrored surfaces.

Battery-powered roof lantern covers can be a great option if there are no nearby sockets. The motor unit requires relatively little power, meaning you will be changing batteries less frequently.

Medium Grey

Colour - Medium Grey

Battery

Power - Battery

translucent

Material - Translucent

Somfy Connexoon

Controller - Smart Connexoon

Final Thoughts

The best roof lantern blinds should fit well, be easy to install and very easy to control.

Provided you can satisfy those criteria, you’ll be in a good position to make and fit your choice. Ordering roof lantern blinds online can offer significant savings and allow you to quickly and easily make selections based on your preference.

Visit Easy Lantern Blinds to see how simple it can be. With step-by-step installation guides and great customer support, we are a fabulous choice if you are looking for a roof lantern cover.

We also have more tips and advice in our Roof Lantern Blinds Ultimate Guide here, as well as our complete guide on conservatory roof blinds here.

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