Which Blinds Let In The Most Light?

Sometimes the goal when adding new blinds to windows is not to block the sun out but rather improve privacy inside your home. Your window treatments don’t always have to be made from thick, sun filtering materials – many types of blinds can be purchased in sheer or sunscreen fabrics that allow light into your home but also stop curious onlookers from seeing inside.

Blinds that allow natural light to filter through are a popular choice for spaces like the kitchen, dining room and alfresco area. Sunlight can help make the living areas and entertaining zones of your home feel brighter, warmer and more spacious. An abundance of natural sunlight in your kitchen can for instance make it feel airy and relaxed, rather than dark and drab. Whilst a sunny alfresco space will feel more inviting. Sunlight has an important influence on the look and feel of your home and can change the way you feel as you enter a room.

So, what should you look for when choosing blinds that will let light through?

Fabric options

fabric optionsWhen choosing indoor blinds that let light in, you’ll want to look for sheer or sunscreen fabric options. Most come in a wide range of colours, patterns and textures so you can feel confident that you’ll find something that fits in with your décor and style. If you’re looking to create an outdoor alfresco space then you’ll usually have sunscreen fabric or PVC material options to choose from. The perfect fabric option for you will depend on your needs – do you want to maintain privacy? Or are you looking to protect your space from the elements whilst maintaining the view? You may also want to think about whether or not you’re trying to limit the amount of UV rays entering your home and which fabric options will best suit your space.

Sheer fabrics:

Sheer fabrics are great for improving privacy whilst allowing natural light to still stream in through your windows. The semi-transparency of translucent fabrics usually allows general shapes and shadows to be seen through your windows, but will prevent people from looking into the interior of your home. Sheer fabrics will diffuse light as it enters your windows for a soft, romantic glow. In light, neutral shades they look extremely elegant, whilst darker fabrics or coloured shades will add a touch of drama. 

Sunscreen fabrics:

Sunscreen fabrics are designed to allow you to retain your view into the outdoors, whilst stopping others from seeing in. This very clever fabric will provide privacy in the day time whilst protecting your home from up to 95% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They’re great for blocking glare and protecting your interiors from sun damage, whilst still allowing for plenty of light to enter. Most sunscreen fabrics also have excellent insulation properties and will help to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.


Clear or tinted PVC can be a great option for outdoor spaces as it does not obscure the view but will provide protection from the sun, wind and rain. Blinds made from PVC are a popular choice for commercial businesses and cafes.

Best blinds that let light in

So, what are the best blinds to let light into your home or outdoor space? The main options you’ll want to consider are sheer fabric roller blinds or curtains, sunscreen fabric roller blinds, café blinds and Ziptrak blinds.

Sheer roller blinds:

Roller blinds come in all kinds of fabrics and almost every shape and size imaginable. They are one of the most versatile blind options out there and a great option for when you want to let the light in, whilst keeping your home private and protected from the eyes of onlookers. Because they’re available in such a wide range of fabrics and colours, roller blinds can be made to fit in with almost any décor. They’re streamlined design is unobtrusive, and they can even be fitted underneath your window recess so they’re practically invisible when rolled up and not in use. With a snug fit against your windows, you’ll also enjoy improved thermal efficiency inside your home. Opaque blinds will typically offer less insulation than heavier fabrics, but can still significantly decrease heat loss and gain through your windows. The great thing about sheer roller blinds is that they are so lightweight they can be used on practically any window or door. They’re the ideal solution for heavy glass doors or large windows, and they can be automated for ease and convenience on hard-to-reach windows.

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Sheer curtains:

If you prefer the look of curtains to blinds, then you’ll be happy to know that we have a great selection of curtains available that can be customised with a translucent fabric of your choice.

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Sunscreen roller blinds:

If you want to maintain an unobstructed view into the outdoors at all times, whilst still allowing the light into your home, then sunscreen roller blinds are the best choice for you. They are made from a mesh which is available in a range of different colours which can prevent UV radiation from entering your home and damaging your furniture. In the harsh Australian climate, they’re an ideal choice, as they are capable of blocking up to 85% of the sun’s heat from entering your home. 

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Cafe blinds:

Café blinds are a great outdoor solution for letting the light in. They’re a great way to increase your home’s usable space as they can transform an alfresco area into a year-round entertaining area. They provide great protection from the elements and can be customised to perfectly fit almost any space. They’re available in a wide range of colours and can be made with both PVC and mesh fabrics.

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Ziptrak blinds:

Made with a patented track guide system, Ziptrak blinds will transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary. They are available in a range of fabrics and finishes, including mesh sunscreen fabrics which offers 99% UV protection and 96% wind and rain protection. They can be operated both manually and electronically and have no dangerous zips or ropes, making them ideal for family homes with small children.

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So, there you have it, the best blinds for letting light in! Need help choosing the perfect window treatments for your home? Get in touch with us today for help and advice from our knowledgeable staff or request a free measure and quote!

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