What are Day and Night blinds?

by Yvonne Keal

Product Management specialist

Published: 03/10/2023

The ultimate buying guide for Day and Night blinds

When it comes to window coverings that strike the perfect balance between style, light control and privacy, Day and Night blinds stand out as a top choice.

In our handy buying guide, we'll cover everything from what they are to how they work plus give you some style tips and practical advice so you can get the right look for your space.

What are Day and Night blinds

Day and Night blinds, also known as Zebra blinds or Vision blinds, bring together fashion and function. They’re made up of alternating horizontal stripes of sheer and opaque fabric that you can easily adjust to control privacy and light.

Here's how Day and Night blinds work:

Open position: When the sheer and opaque stripes are aligned, natural light filters through the sheer fabric so you can enjoy a view of the outside while maintaining a level of privacy.

Closed position: When you offset the sheer and opaque stripes, less light comes through so you get a darker private space, ideal for night time or when you want to create a cosy atmosphere.

Why choose Day and Night blinds?

Versatile light control:
Day and Night blinds provide precise control over the amount of light entering your room. You can easily adjust the panels to filter in just the right amount of sunlight, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Privacy at your fingertips:
Maintain your privacy while still enjoying the outdoor views. Day and Night blinds offer the best of both!

Stylish and contemporary:
With their sleek and modern design, these blinds add a touch of sophistication to any room. They come in a wide range of colours and textures so you’ll find the perfect match for your décor.

Layer up:
Try layering your Day and Night blinds with other window treatments like curtains for added style and functionality.

Easy maintenance:
It’s really easy to keep your Day and Night blinds clean. Read our handy guide and watch the video for step-by-step tips

Gennie, Hillarys Customer
We’re so happy with our Day and Night blinds. They let us control the amount of heat and light that comes in, which is perfect when the room gets hot in the afternoons.
Gennie, Hillarys Customer

Can Day and Night blinds be electric?

Yes, they can! You can choose to make your Day and Night blinds electric and operate them with a remote control, your mobile phone or even your smart home device. Electric Day and Night blinds not only transform the look and feel of your home, but your lifestyle too, with clever voice activation and timer options to explore for the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

Found out more about electric

Where do Day and Night blinds look best?

Bedrooms: Create a serene sleep environment by adjusting your Day and Night blinds for the right balance of light and privacy.

Living Rooms: Elevate the style of your living room. Enjoy natural light during the day and cosy, private evening.

Kids' Rooms: Day and Night blinds are an excellent choice for childrens’ rooms. Let in light for playtime or darken the room to create a tranquil space for naptime.

Home offices: Reduce glare on your screen, while enjoying natural light and privacy when you’re working from home.

Bay Windows: Perfectly suited for bay windows, particularly those in homes on busy roads, Day and Night blinds let you enjoy natural light and outdoor views while maintaining your privacy from passers-by.

Doors: Day and Night blinds offer an elegant solution for managing light and privacy at sliding patio doors, and won’t get in the way of you moving in and out.

Clair Tucker, Hillarys customer
Our new blinds have added an extra dimension to the room and we can still see outside without being blinded by the light.
Clair Tucker, Hillarys customer

How can I style my Day and Night blinds

Mix it up
Don’t be afraid to mix and match. Combine Day and Night blinds with Roman shades or sheer curtains to create visual interest and flexibility in light control.

Coordinate with your décor
Choose Day and Night blinds in colours and patterns that complement your existing décor. Whether you prefer neutral tones, bold colours, or subtle patterns, there's a style to match your interior.

Softly does it
Soften the overall look of your room by adding some soft furnishings such as rugs, upholstered furniture, and throws. These elements can add warmth and texture to the space, balancing the sleek lines of the blinds.

Keep it minimalistic
If you prefer a clean and minimalistic look, let the blinds be the focal point. Keep décor elements to a minimum for a modern and streamlined aesthetic.

Gemma Gear, Interior Stylist
White Day and Night blinds mixed with colourful accents give my kitchen a finishing look that’s cheerful and happy but also fresh, crisp and clean.
Gemma Gear, Interior Stylist
woman cleaning white day & night roller blinds with duster

How can I look after my Day and Night blinds?

Caring for your Day and Night blinds is a breeze. We’ve a useful guide to help you maintain their good looks, and our step-by-step video has plenty of advice on just how to do it, from choosing the right cleaning equipment to using the right technique.

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