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Electric blinds

Made to measure electric blinds are a breeze to operate with a remote control or wall switch. Or, add a Somfy Smart Hub and you can open and close them using an app on your phone or through your smart home system. 

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Electric blinds are a wise choice because...

All of our electric blinds come with a remote control, or you can choose to add a wall switch

They're super convenient for hard-to-reach windows or for rooms with lots of blinds

They're neat and simple with no operating cords or chains. Great for homes with young children and pets

They're battery operated with no wires for a fuss-free finish


Or add a Somfy Smart Hub to make them smart...

Control your blinds wherever you are using an app on your phone for additional security when you're away from home

Or pair with your existing smart home system like Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control

Boosting home security by programming your blinds to open and close at set times when you're away

Making the most of natural light by setting your blinds to open automatically when it’s time to get up

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Why our customers love electric blinds

There are so many reason to go electric. Here, three real customers share their own reasons for choosing electric blinds and how our range has transformed their homes and lifestyle.

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Discover stylish fabrics and colours for battery powered Electric blinds

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  • Cream coloured fabric with a textured style
    Arie Cream
    Roller Blind
  • A folded piece of fabric with Nora Bruschetta Red printed on it
    Nora Bruschetta
    Roman Blind
  • vertical striped swatch with wavy white lines in a horizontal formation
    Atlas Marine
    Roller Blind
  • A folded piece of fabric with Mali Peacock Teal printed on it
    Mali Peacock
    Roman Blind
  • Light wood textured stripes are matched with white in a repeating horizontal pattern to create the daybreak cream swatch
    Daybreak Cream
    Day & Night Blind
  • Cream coloured fabric with grey highlights that are scattered in a repeating pattern across the whole fabric
    Alto Linen
    Roman Blind
  • A folded piece of fabric with Soho Bouclé Silver printed on it
    Soho Bouclé Silver
    Roman Blind
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    Abigail Ahern
    Ober Etch
    Roman Blind
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    Be sure it’s made to last

    Looking good – year in, year out. It’s what makes us tick. So we only use the best materials, chosen to stand the test of time and always guaranteed.

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    Layered transformation


    "Our advisor Craig was amazing, he was super knowledgeable, listened to my dilemma, gave me several options to choose from and was genuinely excited about how we were going to transform the room. On top of that he said ‘why don’t we motorise it’ to which I didn’t even know was possible, but that’s what I’ve ended up with."

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    Creating cosy spaces

    Bea Taylor

    "I draw a lot in the kitchen so I wanted something that could control the light. If it’s a very bright day I wanted something that would be a bit softer and more diffused. My advisor, Ben, was lovely, and from day one he was really concise, he made things really clear, he explained everything! The whole process was really straight forward."

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    How our service works

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      Book an appointment with your local advisor. It’s really quick and easy to do, plus it won’t cost a penny and there’s never any pressure to buy.

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      Appointment day. We’ll visit you at home to show you our range and help you decide what’s right for your window, measure up and give you a quote.

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      We’ll take care of the fitting. Once your product is made, we’ll be back to fit and we’ll tidy up after ourselves.

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    Like the idea of going electric?

    Here are the blinds in our range you can choose from

    • A monochrome dining room with a marble blue blind and wooden furniture

      Roller blinds

      With their sleek and simple lines, made to measure Roller blinds are an easy way to transform any room.

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    • Harper sunshine roman blinds paired with daisy spring roller blinds in pastel themed bedroom

      Roman blinds

      Combining the sleek functionality of blinds with the style status of curtains.

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    • Day and Night blinds

      This Day & Night blind works like a Venetian, giving you total control over light and privacy

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    • Bright open plan kitchen and dining area with white pleated conservatory blinds

      Conservatory roof blinds

      Browse our range and you’ll discover a wide range of options, including conservatory roof blinds in neutrals, off whites, subdued patterns and statement prints.

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    • Natural Bamboo blind in Pebble in a living room with wall decorations and a cream sofa on the right side and wooden coffee table in the center.

      Wooden blinds

      Wooden Blinds give you control over light levels in your home, are easy to use and bring a natural look.

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    Questions about your electric blinds?

    Take a look at our easy to follow advice to help you get the most from them.

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    Here are our most popular questions about Electric blinds. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, see all of our FAQs here.

    How do electric blinds work?

    Electric blinds are powered by a small motorised unit that allows you to effortlessly open and close your blinds with a remote control. This is very convenient if you have several blinds as one remote can control them all. We recommend one charger for every three blinds and one remote for every five blinds.

    These small motorised units can also be recycled, rather than thrown away. Discover more about Electronic and Electrical recycling.
    What is the difference between electric blinds and smart blinds?

    The main difference between electric blinds and sdokmart blinds is the control method. Electric blinds without the addition of smart technology can be opened or closed with the push of a button on a remote control, or a wall switch.

    If you want to make your electric blinds smart, you'll need a Somfy Smart Hub. This makes them compatible with various smart devices and voice activated systems like your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You'll be able to set timers and create custom scenes and routines to suit your lifestyle, including different schedules for weekdays and weekends. You can even operate Smart blinds when you're away from home, simply using an app on your phone.

    How to install electric blinds

    Your local advisor will install your Electric blinds for you, so you don’t need to worry. An installation appointment will be booked following your initial consultation.

    Are electric blinds expensive?

    The cost of motorised blinds will depend on the quantity, the style of your blinds, how large your windows are and the fabric you've chosen. You’ll be provided with a no-obligation quote at your free in-home consultation.

    What blinds can be motorised?

    Currently, Roman, Roller and Day & Night blinds, Wooden, Pleated conservatory roof blinds, and Pleated blinds for Skylight windows can all be motorised with Hillarys.

    Can I have an electric Skylight blind?

    Yes, if you choose a Pleated blind for your skylight window, you can operate it at a touch of a button for extra convenience. Your local advisor will give you expert advice regarding your electric Skylight window blind at your in-home appointment.

    Can I have electric blinds in my bathroom or kitchen?

    Bathrooms and kitchens are typically more humid and moist than other rooms in your home so it's important to choose blinds that are specifically designed for wet environments and have moisture-resistant qualities. Your local advisor will be able to talk you through your options.

    What we say about electric blinds

    Great for...
    • Windows that are out of reach or that are difficult to access or operate manually
    • Large windows or doors with more than one blind, for example a bay or bifold – one remote controls them all
    • A neat solution with no hanging cords or chains – a child friendly option
    • A convenient solution for bedrooms, choose blackout options to maximise light reduction
    Things to consider...
    • Both the motor and the remote control are battery operated but require mains power for recharging
    • Electric blinds may not be suitable for bathroomskitchens or areas with high levels of moisture or humidity