Blind of the Month: Original Velcro® Blackout Blind

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With sunnier mornings, brighter evenings and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep your home with some must-have sleeping accessories. Whether it’s for your newborn, toddler, teenager or tossing and turning partner, investing in a blackout blind will work wonders for their sleep routine.

So, for those who are tired of having sunshine in their eyes as 5am or need to be awake for that early start and so need an early night, rely on your trusty blackout blind to make sure you get your recommended amount of shut-eye.

Click here to take a look at all of the blackout blinds we currently offer, or read on to see why the Original Velcro® Blackout Blind Kit is this month’s favourite blackout blind kit. 

1. It’s one of our most effective products, without a hefty price tag. 

Many of the parents and night-shift workers who have bought with us before have said just how much they love this blackout blind kit. Starting from just £17.95, this blind is effortless to put up and take down, and lasts absolutely ages! Unlike other blackout blinds, there’s no need to remove any existing curtains you have up and there’s no gaps around the edges for sunlight to creep in through. We’ve been selling this since 2002 and it remains as popular today as it did when we launched it 14 years ago.

Click here to read some of the customer reviews and to see the simple steps to putting it up in your home.

2. It a lighter, less bulky fabric

Compared to most of our other kits, the Original Velcro® Blackout Blind Kit has a much lighter fabric with a soft feel, and being less bulky it folder up smaller so it’s easy to tuck away when you’re not using it.

3. There is no sewing involved, no drills, screws or frames, and no other fittings are required

At easyblinds, we like to minimise effort and maximise comfort, so all you have to do is cut the material to size, attach the self-adhesive Velcro® around the window frame you want to use, stick the wide loop fastener tape on your blackout blind and press into place! Your kit will have everything you need and easy-as-pie instructions with it, so you can get your blind up and running before you know it!

4. It’s perfect for the nursery and comes in five different colours!

Most blackout blinds are plain and can be quite unsightly, but the Original Velcro® Blackout Blind comes in five different colours (white, cream, walnut brown, seaspray blue and aloe green) in a gingham pattern, so it’s ideal for either your bedroom or baby’s nursery.

Buying your first blackout blind? Click here to find out why a blackout blind is a fantastic sleep solution and an absolute must-have for your home. 

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Create a cosy home this winter!

It’s that time of year again – Christmas shopping, whipping out the winter coat and making sure a pack of tissues follow you wherever you go. There’s lots of reasons to love the winter season, including wrapping up under cosy blankets with your favourite festive DVD and an abundance of yummy treats. But winter’s also the time of year we see our heating bills skyrocket, leaving us either shivering to save turning on the thermostat or shuddering when we realise what we’ve got left to spend on shopping for presents!

There are a few ways to ease the hassle, so take a look at these few tips to prepare your home for a cosy winter…

Draught excluder

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Unfortunately we don’t all have warm fires to toast ourselves in front of, but these do certainly come in handy for keeping the heat in. Perfect for your kids’ bedroom when they grumble about feeling cold during the night. Plus they look adorable!

Electric blanket

Electric blanket

Now, you may think these are more like practical gifts for the grandparents but unless you’ve tried it you just won’t get it. So many people swear by this for keeping snug during the chilly nights (including us!). You don’t need to have this on all night, in fact it burns a lot of electricity if you do; all you need is to pop it on a little while before you head to bed and then switch it off once you’ve crept in – you’ll feel as snug as a bug in a rug and drift off swiftly without having the havoc of tossing and turning until you’ve made yourself warm.

Blackout blinds

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Blackout blinds’ main purpose is to block out the light to help create a sound environment in which to sleep – whatever your age. Whether it’s the night job that makes these a necessity, helping your kids to maintain a health sleep routine or preventing street lights from interrupting your beauty sleep, they will absolutely do the trick. However, during these dark days it’s more the lack of light that’s the problem than too much of it. But they’re still super effective – just in other ways. Easyblinds’ blackout blinds and blackout materials are great insulators; with heat reflection technology they keep rooms cool in summer and warm in the winter!

Left-over oven heat


Many of us do this naturally whatever the season, but if you don’t it’s definitely time you stop wasting your left-over oven heat! Once your meal is finished cooking and out of the oven, keep the door open and let the warm air out. Some people even turn their oven on and do this without cooking instead of turning on the heating!

Microwavable toys/hot water bottle

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Like the electric blanket, this is a fantastic way to get cosy and microwavable toys are a great choice for kids to get them comfy (and off to sleep!).

Scented candles


Much less for keeping warm and more for creating a relaxed environment – plus this time of year you’ll have all sorts of festive smells to have permeating your cosy home!

How do you stay cosy during winter? Tell us on Twitter @easyblinds or on our Facebook page.

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Make your bedroom a sleep-friendly zone

Wondering why you’re not sleeping well at night? There are a variety of reasons for this, such as diet, lack of exercise, stress levels, the list goes on. But studies show that you’re more likely to get a good night’s rest if you cut off distractions and make your bedroom peaceful and sleep-friendly.

So here’s some tips on how to make your bedroom a sleep haven! Don’t worry, we’re not going to go all Feng shui on you – just simple changes can make a huge difference!

1. Reduce clutter


Remove all paper-work and clutter that could be making you stressed. For your bedroom to be a sleep sanctuary you need to make it all about relaxation, so limiting what you have and making the bed the focal point of the room will make it easier to shut off when you get in. Leave distractions for the living room and leave the bedroom to be a clear space for you to feel completely at rest.

2. Add some jasmine and lavender 

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Herbal and essential oils such as jasmine and lavender can be found at your local pharmacy and are popular sleep remedies. As well as making your room smell gorgeous, jasmine is known for it’s calming effects, especially if you are stressed out, and lavender aids a faster and deeper sleep. Keep a small bottle of each by the bedside and sprinkle a few drops on your pillow – it will work wonders!

3. Keep it quiet

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Noise is another important issue, but with our ear plugs, you can guarantee that you’ll have sounder sleep (they even come with a free eye mask!). They’re equipped with a special filter allowing certain sound frequencies to be heard, whilst limiting others, so whilst traffic and ambient noise can be kept at bay, sounds such as a crying baby or an alarm will remain sufficiently audible.

4. Keep it cool

Ever wondered why you sometimes wake up feeling shattered even though you’ve still had a decent amount of sleep? Sometimes this is due to temperature, as during your sleep, if you’re too hot or too cold, you’ll toss and turn and fall into light sleep rather than deep sleep, making it easier for you to wake and reducing the positive effects you need from enough deep sleep. The average temperature people tend to like when going to bed is 18 Celsius, but this can change from person to person. Just make sure you are comfortable with the heat of your room before deciding to climb in for a night of slumber.

5. Cut out the light


The interruption of either natural or unnatural light is one of the main causes of a lack of sleep. Our blackout blinds are great for solving this problem as it cuts out all light (as long as there are no lights on inside!) so you don’t need to worry about street-lights or the sun peeking through. They’re easy to put up and take down so you can turn your room into a sleep sanctuary fast and effectively. Read our reviews for our easyblackout kit and see why our customers wouldn’t look back after reaping the benefits of their blackout blind!

And there you have it! Have you got any tips that have helped make your room more suitable for sleep? Share them with us @easyblinds or on our Facebook page.

Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, Sleep Experts, Uses for blackout blinds

Blackout blind of the week PLUS fantastic offers!

It’s May! That means bank holidays and just over 6 weeks until summer! With brighter mornings and longer days, it’s the breath of fresh air we’ve been waiting for, but unfortunately these sunnier evenings can also affect our sleep.

Our blackout blinds allow you to control night and day in your home so you and your family can get the rest you need.

If natural light (and even street lights) continues to pour in through your windows and curtains when you’re trying to get some shut-eye, you’ll take longer to fall asleep and it’s more than likely you’ll have disrupted sleep. It takes just a couple of minutes to set up your blackout blind and it’s just as easy to take down, so you can achieve complete darkness and get the sleep you need with minimal effort!

Our blackout blind of the week is the easyblackout kit which is attached easily using Velcro AND your can even make it portable if you purchase suction cups as well!




Starting at just £17.95 and with a variety of sizes to choose from, the easyblackout blind kit is both affordable and effective. Use it for your bedroom, your baby/kids’ rooms or even the living room if you fancy a cosy movie night.

Whether you’re a night worker, a parent or someone who just needs a dark room to settle down and get a good night’s sleep, our blinds can help. Why not read our 5 star customer reviews to find out how we’ve helped others? (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view.)

ON OFFER NOW: Get easyblackout material (seconds quality) for just £4.95 – over 55% off! Just cut to size and you’re ready to go!

ALSO ON OFFER: Get your blackout material made to measure for you with our cutting service at just £3 – 40% off!

Transform your sleep today with our effective, easy and affordable products. See our homepage for everything easyblinds has to offer.

Got any questions? We’re happy to help! Why not message us @easyblinds or ‘Like’ us on Facebook?

Happy sleeping!


Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, Uses for blackout blinds

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Street Lights

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Street lights – they keep us safe, guide us home, but unfortunately they can also be the reason you spend most of the next day yawning.

With light streaming in through the curtains, it will often leave you tossing and turning instead of getting good-quality shut eye.

As winter approaches, we’re now waking up and coming home when it looks like midnight when we would usually be fast asleep, which can confuse our body clock and make us increasingly tired.

Also, dark days and cold weather can make us more likely to suffer from depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to a reduced exposure to sunlight, and getting good sleep is one key way to ward off symptoms.

Studies have shown that a lack of sleep can lead to poor mental and physical health, with the average adult needing at least 7 hours a night, so don’t let something like street lighting affect what would be otherwise peaceful and good-quality sleep.

Our blackout blinds are brilliant because they do exactly what it says on the box! They completely block out the light for a blacked-out room for sound sleep so you don’t need to worry about waking up half-way through the night to see a street light piercing through.

All of our blinds are also really easy and quick to put up and take down, so if you want it down during the day, you won’t be spending ages faffing about trying to do it.

Another plus is that in cold weather, our blackout blinds act as an insulator and keep in heat (and keeps rooms cooler on warmer days as well!) so you’ll feel slightly less of a pinch with your heating bills.

What’s been affecting your sleep recently?  Let us know @easyblinds or on Facebook.

Posted in Uses for blackout blinds

‘easynight’ – Our NEW Lightweight and Portable Blackout Blind

Our new product is here! This July, we’re unveiling our new blackout blind – easynight! Along with that, we’re introducing our brand-new easyblinds logo and mascot, Snoozy the Rooster!

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Are you looking for a lightweight blackout blind that’s compact and great for travelling? Then look no further than easynight!

With a black blackout sheet, fit for large windows (up to 2m x 1.4m), and specially designed for when you’re on the move, this new blind will not disappoint you this summer. It folds up really small, and being so lightweight, it’ll hardly take up any room in your holiday luggage! You can customise your blind by ordering either 3m Command™ or Go Anywhere™ suction cups to hang your blind.

We’ve already had our First 5 Get It Free offer, but don’t worry – you won’t miss out, as you can get £3 off your easynight kit until August 18th! (To redeem this offer, you must use the discount code: easysleep.)

We, here at easyblinds, pride ourselves with offering great products to primarily give you great sleep (click here to see other uses and functions of easyblinds’ blackout blinds). Over the years, since our birth in 2002, we’re been experimenting and testing to find the best methods and materials. Now, we’re presenting our newest invention: easynight – for a really easy night.

Audrey Buck, easyblinds’ creator and founder, is incredibly excited about easynight’s launch: “We’ve worked really hard, and it’s so fulfilling that we’re almost at the point of launching our new product. ‘easynight’ is a perfect holiday accessory; I’m so proud to be presenting what I believe is one of easyblinds’ best products.”

If you have any questions about our new product, ask us via Twitter or email us at

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Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, Uses for blackout blinds

Why easyblinds is a Great Summer Must-Have!

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So, why should you bother investing in an easyblinds blackout kit this summer?

1. Our blackout blinds keep rooms warmer on cold days and cooler on warm days

We don’t just provide products that help you get #easysleep all day long – they have other uses too! With a hot summer ahead, you can apply our blinds to rooms and stay cool, and keep the heat in on traditional British summer days.

2. Brighter mornings and sunnier evenings

Studies have found that you fall asleep twice as fast in darkness than when exposed to light. With our blinds, you can get your valuable sleep, which would often be lost due to earlier sunrises in the morning and later sunsets in the evening. You can have complete control over your sleep schedule!

3. Travel blackout blinds – take #easysleep with you!

We currently offer two types of travel blackout blinds: the Go Anywhere portable blind and the Gro Anywhere Travel blind, so whether you’re home or away this summer, you can get your beauty sleep!

4. Entertaining the kids this summer: Screen projection

Yet another feature of our blackout blinds: our blackout material can be used as a screen to project onto! 2.7m wide is often hard to find, but we provide it! Enjoy home cinema as it should be.

5. Better sleep, better mood!

If you wake up feeling anxious, tired and unenergetic, you’ve set yourself up for a bad day. Getting great sleep is a vital part of maintaining and increasing your health, wellbeing and overall mood. If you’re getting good sleep then the chances are you’ll enjoy the summer a lot more! Our blinds are brilliant for infants, kids and adults, so all the family can get restful sleep, ready for a great day ahead.



Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, Daylight savings solutions, Uses for blackout blinds

Study Finds Less Sleep = Less Brain Cells

According to a recent BBC article, mice that had prolonged lack of sleep had their brain cell capacity reduced by 25%, as stated by the Journal of Neuroscience. This is apparently the first study to have found that reduced shut-eye correlates with reduced brain cells.

US scientists believe that this mirrors the brain activity in humans, meaning that reduced sleep can could cause serious problems.

Read the full article here.

So, for those of you missing out on some well-needed rest, what should you do? Here’s a few tips!

1. If possible, stick to a routine. The body-clock is vital!

2. If you can’t sleep with any noise, try some earplugs.

3. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and big meals before bed.

4. And if you can’t sleep with any light, try our blackout blinds!


Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, How To Get A Good Nights Sleep, Sleep Experts, Sleep Routines, Uses for blackout blinds

New Year, New Bed Time Routine

Happy New Year! Is your new year resolution to get more sleep? Or to be specific to get your child to go to bed?

Now is the perfect time to start that bed time routine. The excitement of Christmas is over; the disruption is over now it’s time to get that sleep routine sorted out.

As with any routine the key is consistency, you should stick to the same things every night and if they go to stay over at grandparents ask then to follow the same routine.

You will find that it will take a few days for the routine to work but once it’s in place you will wonder why you didn’t do this before.

Here is our suggested routine for a toddler:

  • Bedtime snack with some warm milk
  • Bath time, use a lavender bubble bath to help sooth them
  • Get them dressed into their bedclothes
  • Put them in bed
  • Have a chat about both of your days that will help them relax
  • Story time; try not to choose something too exciting
  • Kiss them goodnight and leave them to fall asleep
  • If your child doesn’t like the room too dark then leave a night light on for them or of they prefer it really dark then an easy blackout blind is perfect.

You can also read:

Sleep Routine for Your 6 Months Old

Sleep Routine for Your 1 Year Old




Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, Better sleep for toddlers, How To Get A Good Nights Sleep, Toddler blackout blinds, Uses for blackout blinds

Blackout Blinds in Pregnancy

Blackout blinds are not just great from Children but can come in very handy when you are pregnant as well.

It’s really important to take care of yourself during pregnancy and lack of sleep can make leave you run down and feeling terrible.

Tiredness tends to be at its worse during the first and third trimester though some women find they are tired throughout the whole pregnancy, especially if you already have children.

A good night’s sleep can really benefit you and if you can get in the odd lie in that’s even better.  If you find that you are having trouble sleeping at night caused by frequent trips to the bathroom or pregnancy insomnia then daytime naps could be the answer.

If you find it hard to nap during the day then a blackout blind can really help, I always found it was too light nap in the day.  Get a travel blackout blind so you can use it during pregnancy and while baby is in your room and then you can move it to their room afterwards.

Of course if you are at works it’s less easy to catch a nap but even 10 minutes when you get home will help. Make the most of nap times when you start your maternity leave it; store up that sleep you will need it when baby comes!


Posted in Benefits of Blackout Blinds, How To Get A Good Nights Sleep, Preparing for baby, Uses for blackout blinds