What’s the best way to darken your bedroom?

Find out how to darken your bedroom with blackout blinds from ScreenAway.

We all love to sleep. Unfortunately, the darkness of your room can have a major impact on how much sleep you get.

You might have a streetlight facing your bedroom window, causing light to stream through your window at all hours of the night. Alternatively, you might be a shift worker, meaning you need to sleep during daylight hours.

Whatever your sleeping requirements are, it can be difficult to get a good eight hours if your room is too bright.

So what’s the best way to darken it?

ScreenAway’s unique blackout blinds will darken your room and give you a good night’s sleep.

The ScreenAway blackout blind system will effectively darken your entire bedroom, making it easier for you to fall asleep regardless of the time of day.

The blinds fit snugly into the window frame, meaning there are zero gaps through which light can enter the room when the blind is fully extended.

How does it work?

ScreenAway’s unique mechanism allows you to choose how far you extend your blinds. This means you can control the amount of light that enters the room, ranging from a completely light-filled room all the way to a pitch black one.

On top of being a practical way to darken a room, ScreenAway blinds are also really easy to use. All you need to do is pull them in the desired direction!

ScreenAway’s rigorously tested spring assist technology ensures your blinds will run smoothly, regardless of their size.

A smooth, easy to use process and a darkened room what more could you want?

Safe for children and pets

ScreenAway blinds feature an innovative design that means they don’t have any exposed ropes or cords. This makes them perfectly safe for children and pets.

Your blackout blinds will help keep your home neat, tidy and clutter-free, meaning you and your kids can get a good night’s sleep.

A blackout blind for every window

ScreenAway blinds are great for bedroom windows, but they can be installed on every window in the home.

Our experienced team can custom design a set of blinds that will suit your needs and will be perfect for your home. Contact us today!

How can blockout blinds from ScreenAway darken my room?

Blockout blinds from ScreenAway works great to darken any room.

Trying to find the right blinds or curtains for your bedroom can be a nightmare.

You’ve probably got a colour scheme to stick to, but it’s also likely you want something that will properly darken the room.

Most regular blinds and curtains dim the room, but inevitably provide gaps for the light to poke through.

These gaps mostly occur at the sides of the blinds, but can feature prominently at the top and bottom as well.

Luckily, ScreenAway offers a practical solution that will not just darken your room, but will look great in your home as well!

How do blockout or blackout blinds work?

ScreenAway’s patented blockout blinds system works by eliminating all gaps in the window covering.

Regular curtains and blinds aren’t capable of this because they aren’t installed within the reveal of the window.

Most custom curtains and blinds are installed above the window frame, resulting in a window covering that hangs and sits just off the pane.

This results in numerous gaps where light can enter your home.

ScreenAway install their blinds within the window frame, meaning there are absolutely zero gaps. This allows the blind to completely darken the room.

Choose your level of darkness

Retractable window blinds from ScreenAway will completely darken your room, but what happens when you’d prefer to simply dim the light?

The retractable nature of blockout blinds means you can actually choose how much light you want to allow in the room.

Like any other window shade, simply slide your blinds back until the room reaches your preferred brightness.

Thanks to ScreenAway’s easy-to-use mechanism, you’ll be in complete control of the brightness of your home.

Best of all, there aren’t any ropes, cords, pulleys or chains, making blockout blinds from ScreenAway some of the safest on the market.

How do I operate my blockout blinds?

ScreenAway offers you a choice when it comes to using your blinds.


You can opt for manual operation, where you slide the blinds open and closed yourself; or you can choose the automatic option.


The automatic option allows you to operate your blinds with a remote control, meaning you can dim the room at the push of a button.


These automatic blinds are battery-powered, and will last about six months before they require a recharge.


If this sounds like too much effort, you can also connect them to a solar panel charger that will provide them with a continuous charge while absorbing sunlight.


This option will mean less maintenance, and will allow you operate your blinds all year round without them breaking down.

What are the benefits of retractable window blinds?

A good set of window blinds can be hard to come by. You can search for what seems like forever, and when you eventually do find some they might not be anywhere near as effective as you first thought.

Regular curtains and blinds often include noticeable gaps, meaning they don’t effectively do the job you actually bought them to do.

ScreenAway’s custom window blinds feature a number of benefits that you don’t get with regular window coverings.

Benefits of Screenaway Blackout Window Blinds

No more gaps – Our blackout blinds deliver complete room darkening

Here at ScreenAway, we’ve reinvented the humble household blind and given you the ability to control the amount of light coming into your home.
With our unique and practical range of window blinds, you’ll be able to choose when and where the sun enters your home.

Our unique system fits into the reveal of your window, ensuring absolutely zero gaps.

This means you can completely darken your room, allowing for impromptu movie nights, sleep-ins, early nights and afternoon naps!

Window blinds that are neat, tidy and safe – No cords or unsightly chains

Thanks to our patented and unique pulley system, our retractable blinds are completely free of exterior cords, pulleys, cables and chains.

This makes them neater and tidier than regular blinds and curtains, reducing clutter and giving your home a more pleasing aesthetic.

It also makes our blinds safer for both children and pets, since it makes it impossible for them to tangle themselves up when they run past!

Easy to use and convenient 

Our window blinds aren’t just neat, tidy and safe they’re easy to use as well.

We fit them either neatly into the reveal of your window or we can also face fit them depending on your window, allowing you to slide them open and closed with ease.

This practical design is also easy to clean. A simple wipe down with a damp cloth will do the trick, so you’ll never have to go to the trouble of washing your curtains again!

We also offer a pull-stick if you plan on installing your blinds in places that are just out of reach.

Of course, if you do plan on installing your blinds in a hard-to-reach spot.

Automatic window blinds technology

We also offer automatic blinds! Our automatic roller window blinds give you complete control, and they’re perfect for those hard-to-reach areas.

You can control every blind in your home with a remote control, making them the perfect modern solution for your property.

Best of all, these blinds are battery powered and will last approximately six months before you need to recharge them.

This will reduce the maintenance requirements and allow you to operate your blinds year-round without worrying about the battery going flat.

Contact us today for custom window blinds!

Waking up on the weekend to the sun streaming in through your windows might be some people’s idea of a good time. But it’s definitely not ours.If you’re interested in retractable window blinds for your home, give us a call on 1800 738 722 to request a free measure and quote today.

Are window blinds from ScreenAway suitable for my home?

Window blinds from ScreenAway are an innovative and stylish block out system that can transform the inside of your home in a matter of seconds.

Do you have a young family with small kids? Are you a shift worker? Do you simply just enjoy the pleasures of a sleep-in? If yes, our retractable window blinds are suitable for your home!

Control the ambience in your room with ScreenAway window blinds

Our retractable block out blinds are a great way of controlling the amount of light that enters your home even to the point of completely blacking out a room.

As a result, these blinds also give you control over the ambient temperature inside your home, keeping in the heat or keeping the inside of your home cooler.

If it’s privacy you’re worried about, our blinds also completely block out the view inside your home. 

Besides their practical benefits, ScreenAway’s window blinds can be suitable for any home. In this post we take you through our retractable window blinds and why we think our blinds are a great for you.

Window blinds that can be fitted to any window

Our retractable window blinds can be retrofitted to any new and existing windows on either residential or commercial properties. Got an older home? That’s not a problem, our blinds are suitable for newer and older homes.

Our blinds, with their excellent adaptability, can be fitted to most windows and skylights. We can fit our blinds to your home vertically, horizontally or even upside down.

Got a window in a hard-to-reach space? Not a problem, we also offer a pull-stick for your convenience.

Or better yet, our roller blinds can be automatic. You can control every blind in your home with a remote control making ScreenAway’s products a fantastic modern solution for most homes and properties.

Unlike regular blinds, the edges of our retractable blinds are completely covered by the framework. This ensures no light can enter your house great if you’re looking to completely blackout a room.

Our blinds feature an operating system that is contained inside its own colour-matched frame which sits neatly inside the existing framework of your window.

Thanks to our unique operating system there are no exposed cords, external pulleys or cables and chains that can become a safety risk.

The best part is your blind safely tucks away inside its cartridge. This means that when your blind is not being used, it’s out of site and out of mind.

Retractable window blinds that will suit your home

ScreenAway’s retractable block out blinds can be designed and made to be suitable for your home and its look.  We offer a wide variety of colours to make it easier to find a blind that will not look out of place with the features of your home.

Our blinds come in five colour options for the fabric and five different colour options for the frame.

All ScreenAway products are designed to fit within the reveal or on the face of your window.

This means that once your new blinds have been installed, they’ll look like they came with the house when it first was built.