Can you put blinds on Sky Lights? Posted on 18 May 15:18 , 0 comments

Sky Lights and Roof Lights are popular architectural design features of many homes, particularly in new extensions, side returns and conservatories. Sky lights provide a fantastic way to optimise on light levels in a room. However, there are times when you may find that you want to reduce the light coming from your sky light and finding the right blind to provide shade is essential.

sky lights with half open blinds

This is especially likely during the summer months when the sun is out more and the temperatures rise - Sky lights when uncovered can really cause a room to overheat, cause early wakings and another issue with too much light can be the tendency for fading of furniture, photographs, and artwork. Therefore, you need to be able to find a way to control the light & heat levels.

detail of a room with sky lights and shutters installed on them

At the Shutter Shop, we can offer you a range of window dressing solutions for sky lights, roof lights, roof lanterns and velux windows. With manual & electric options to choose from.

What are my options for covering sky lights?

  • Shutters
  • Shy Blinds
  • Honeycomb Blinds


skylight with shutters

Plantation Shutters are a fantastic solution to look at if you have roof windows / sky lights or velux windows. Due to their bespoke nature, shutters with the right frame, can fit to any shape and size of skylight. By covering your Velux windows or sky light windows with shutters it will help with regulating the temperature and also control the light levels. We have both manual and automated shutter options to consider for these harder to reach windows.

Shy Blinds

large windows with shy blinds

A new product in our range are Shy Blinds – they set themselves apart from other blinds by being a super option for windows where standard blinds would not work. There are many different versions of the product available to you; including motorised and manual versions. The ZIP blinds can be installed on skylights and standard windows and over very large widths. The ZIP® blinds are suitable for a multitude of different windows and for a variety of functions too; including dim-out, shading, light control, heat control, insect screens & room dividers. SHY Blinds can be considered in nearly every window situation, and are particularly suited to Roof Lights & Sky Lights.

Honeycomb Blinds

sky lights in a attic room with honeycomb blinds

Honeycomb blinds offer a stylish pleated look and are a great manual option for sloped windows and smaller rooflights. The cellular structure helps to regulate the heat of a room and will help to prevent bleaching of items in the home. They are available in light filtering, room darkening and sheer. With a fixed frame for Skylights the blinds won’t droop or sag with added support wires. They come with an operational pole to be able to access even hard to reach roof windows.

Unsure of the best option for your windows? Contact us today to organise a free site survey or a video survey.