Day and Night blinds are a type of roller blind, albeit one that offers complete control over shading and privacy. The blind is double layered, looping under and back up, and the fabric itself alternates thick stripes of sheer voile and opaque colour. This means that when the control chain is pulled, as the blind opens or closes the stripes move in opposite directions. By lining the stripes up however they wish, users can create their custom brightness level. It's the iconic light striping effect that occurs as the blinds are in motion that Day and Night blinds are known for, you can find out more about Day and Night blinds here.

Which rooms are best for Day and Night blinds?

Thanks to their dual-layer fabric, Day and Night blinds benefit from allowing light in while still enabling privacy. This makes them a great option for windows which overlook a street or neighbour, or rooms with a wide viewpoint, where you want to enjoy the scene without concern of anyone seeing in.

Reception spaces like lounges and dining rooms are an ideal choice for Day and Night blinds. These rooms often require privacy in the day, but still want to receive natural light.

Well-ventilated kitchens, such as those in open-plan spaces, can benefit from daytime brightness Day and Night blinds offer.

Bedrooms - particularly teenager's bedrooms - see usage at all times of the day and night, and often need a full range of shading options.

Conservatories - Day and Night blinds are a good choice for conservatories as they are well-equipped to handle light streaming in from myriad angles through the day. However, Day and Night's install in 'top fixing' style, so if you're thinking of fitting them you'll need to make sure there's a suitable lip to affix them to.

Day and Night blinds are not suitable for bathrooms, which are generally too humid for the non-water resistant fabric, or patio doors, which do not have the necessary wall recess to accommodate the blinds' top-mount brackets. Day and Night blinds do not come in blackout fabric, so while they offer excellent shading they are not best suited to rooms which require total darkness, such as windows positioned next to a street light.

Which interiors do Day and Night blinds suit?

In terms of style, Day and Night blinds have a streamlined look that goes well in contemporary interiors. Our collection comes in a wide range of fabric types that can suit a range of home styles, but in general rooms with clean lines and geometric shapes match well with the striped fabric.

Fabrics that feature a 'natural weave' effect will tend to look better in neutral interiors. Patterned Day and Night blinds such as our diamond-print range are better suited modern or industrial styles.

It's worth bearing in mind that the double-layered fabric in Day and Nights takes up more space on the window sill, so these blinds are better suited to windows with deep recesses or minimal ornamentation.

How much do Day and Night blinds cost?

Day and Night blind cost depends on the size of the blind. It's quick and easy to get an estimate for them - simply measure the length and height (known as the drop) of your window recess, enter these in on our site, then click on any blind from the collection for an instant quote.

How to measure for Day and Night blinds

Measuring for Day and Night blinds is simple and shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes per blind. Take a tape measure, pen and paper, and measure along the full width of the recess -across the top, middle and bottom. Note down the smallest measurement. Now do the same with the height - measuring three times and recording the smallest. These are your height and drop measurements that you will use to order your blind.

For a fuller guide to measuring, see How to measure and install Day and Night blinds.

How to install Day and Night blinds

Day and Night blinds are 'top-fixing', meaning the brackets mount on the underside of your window recess. You only need basic tools to fit them - a drill, pencil and screwdriver. You will need to supply screws and rawl plugs. Installation shouldn't take more than half an hour. It's important to fit the safety catch to ensure the blinds are safe for children and pets.

For a full guide on installation, see How to measure and install Day and Night blinds.

How to clean Day and Night blinds

Cleaning Day and Night blinds can be done with a damp cloth. Move your cloth in horizontal strokes, working with the grain of the fabric for minimal abrasion. Pay attention to the blind edges, which can pick up dirt easily. Use this method to wipe down the whole of the blind. Make sure the room is well ventilated so the blind dries speedily.

Paper towels or clothes such as dusters aren't advisable for cleaning as they may leave fibres snagged within the weave of the blind fabric. Cleaning agents are also not advised, but where there is a requirement for deeper cleaning, spot-test a small, hidden area on the inside of the blind first.