Bedroom window ideas

by Yvonne Keal

Product Management specialist

Published: 11/02/2016

Updated: 15/03/2024

Whether you're after practical solutions for better sleep or stylish designer looks, we've got you covered.

Looking for inspiration for your bedroom window treatments? We’ve hundreds of gorgeous designs, colours and fabrics to help you create a stunning haven you’ll long to retreat to at the end of each day.

Let's talk you through the options and show you some of the best bedroom window treatment ideas for your home.

1. Control the light for a good nights' sleep

Your bedroom is a space to relax and rejuvenate, so light control is key. Whether you're a light sleeper or someone who craves a touch of morning sunshine, we have the plenty of ways to transform your bedroom windows to help create a haven of tranquility.

Bedroom blind ideas

Blackout blinds
Blackout blinds are a must-have for light-sensitive sleepers or east-facing rooms. They'll significantly reduces light intrusion, ensuring a dark and sleep-conducive environment. Choose Roller blinds made with blackout fabric or Roman shades with a blackout lining.


Vertical blinds
Ideal for blocking light while maintaining a view of the outside world, Vertical blinds are a great solution for bedrooms Rotate the slats to adjust the amount of light entering the room, creating a comfortable atmosphere for any time of day.

Bedroom curtain ideas

Curtains offer a classic and elegant approach to light control. 

Blackout curtains provide excellent light blockage, while linen curtains or sheer curtains allow for soft light to gently diffuse through the fabric and maintain a sense of openness. It'll look particularly effective as the sun rises each day.

For a cosier feel, choose thicker fabric like velvet for a really luxurious look plus extra heat control too.


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Dark and moody bedroom design with luxurious dark blue velvet curtains

Bedroom shutters

Timeless and sophisticated, shutters, especially solid shutters, offer excellent light control, enhanced privacy, and noise reduction.

Our custom colour service lets you match your shutters with your bedroom décor, so you can coordinate your scheme from the walls to windows!


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Corner view of bedroom where mustard blackout Pleated blinds dressed on windows. Almond Voile curtains are hanging over the blinds. Matching mustard and grey cushions have been placed on the bed.

2. Make a chilly bedroom feel cosier

If you love cosy schemes and textures, then you’ll love the rich tones of Wooden blinds.

Choose a natural wood finish for a warm and welcoming feel, or for a more contemporary look, go for a painted wooden blind in either a gloss or matt finish to match your scheme.

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3. Keep things private

Feeling secure and comfortable in your sleep sanctuary is key, but how can you hide yourself from view without hiding the lovely views of the outdoors?

Soft, sheer fabrics like Voile curtains and Voile Roman blinds are a stylish way to help protect your privacy in the daytime at the same time as beautifully diffusing the natural light, creating a bright and airy feel in your bedroom.

To make a more snuggly space at night, team lightweight fabrics with lined curtains. The combination not only looks great but will help block the light when you need darkness to get a good nights' sleep. Your local advisor will help you choose the best curtain pole or track so both layers smoothly glide independently. 

Block ocean geometric roman blind in cosy spring/pastel themed bedroom

4. Sleep better with electric blinds

Electric blinds offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Control them with just a simple touch of a button on a remote, through your smartphone or even with your voice. They'll be no need to struggle to reach high up windows or fumble with cords when you're half asleep! Let's take a look at why they could be the answer for your bedroom window.

Smart home integration
With the addition of a Somfy Smart Hub, you can schedule your blinds to open and close automatically at specific times. It's especially helpful for simulating a sunrise or sunset, promoting a natural sleep-wake cycle.

Improved sleep quality
By giving you complete control over light and privacy, electric blinds can help improve your sleep quality. Reduced amounts of light and a more peaceful environment can lead to deeper sleep and fewer disruptions.

Safety first
Electric blinds are neat and simple with no operating cords or chains, making them a great choice for homes with young children and pets.


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Minimal luxe bedroom with soft furnishings and a bow window dressed with light cream vertical blinds

5. Make your bedroom bay window beautiful

If your bedroom has a bay window, you'll be pleased to know there are lots of suitable options. Roman, Roller, Vertical, Venetian and Wooden blinds will all fit a bay window beautifully, as will curtains.

Measuring and fitting for a bay window can be surprisingly tricky, but don't worry because your local advisor will take care of it all for you and will be happy to give you advice on what's best for your bedroom.

For the best effect, your advisor will fit a single blind to each pane of your bay window and fix your blinds within the recess. Alternatively, you can choose a single Vertical blind that follows the curve of your bay for a really neat finish.


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6. Get the skylight right

If you’ve used your loft space to create an extra bedroom you’ve probably installed skylights to maximise the light and space.

Roller blinds, Pleated blinds and Venetian blinds all look great in skylight windows because they’re so streamlined and neat. Plus, they can be matched with other blinds in the room, giving you a fully coordinated look.

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7. Pick a theme

Create a classic cottage style with soft pastels, and dial up the rustic look with floral curtains in a pretty pattern, muted shades and hand-crafted fabrics. Keep the patterns limited and pick out the colours for a fresh and classic look.

For a contemporary style go for floor sweeping full-length curtains in sumptuous fabrics like faux silk, velvet, wool and damask, in dark, dramatic shades.

Or why not channel your inner free-spirit with a bohemian-inspired bedroom that mixes vibrant colours and global styles to create a decadent and flamboyant feel.

Choose a fabric which is timeless and then accessorise around it. Combine ikat prints, expressive mark-making and tessellating patterns for a global-inspired, vintage Ibiza vibe. 

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2 pairs of white long Voile curtains in bedroom sash windows with light pink bedroom accessories and neutral flooring

8. Bedroom colour ideas

Bedrooms are the ideal zen space, a haven of peace with a restful environment.

When you're planning your colour scheme neutrals, off-whites and cream, texture from linens or brocades to let your mind relax, no bright colours.

The soft lines of long flowing curtains add to the sense of calm and serenity making them ideal for quiet bedrooms.

9. Children's bedrooms

When it comes to decorating a child's bedroom, curtains and blinds play a crucial role in creating a fun and functional space. Go for cheerful colours or playful patterns featuring your little one's favorite animals, superheroes, or cartoon characters. For a more timeless look, consider classic themes like polka dots, stripes, or stars.

For young children who may struggle to fall asleep with even a sliver of light choose curtains or blinds with a blackout lining. They ensure a dark and sleep-conducive environment, promoting better sleep quality for your little one.

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