Have you just bought a new caravan? Or maybe you have an old one that you plan to re-decorate? Either way, you’ll need fresh new window coverings that offer privacy, temperature and light control and a stylish look.

But, which blinds or shutters are best for caravans? What materials work well and which should you avoid. Let’s take a look at the best recommended window coverings for caravans.

Blockout Roller Blinds

Roller blinds give excellent privacy and light control. And, when made with a blockout, light filtering or sunscreen option, they are ideal for caravans. Roll the blind up for an unobstructed view when parked at a beauty spot and roll down easily to enjoy privacy in the evenings. The blind can have hold down brackets added at the base of the window to stop them from moving while on the road.

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds are ideal for narrow windows which are often found in caravans. They are made without a fixed head rail and fixed at all four corners, which prevents movement when the caravan is in motion. Choose from an array of colours, blockout or light filtering fabric and a range of sizes to suit your needs.

Panel Glide Blinds

Is your caravan parked up for the whole year? If yes, it’s likely you have a large floor to ceiling door at one end, with some amazing views. Panel glide blinds are ideal for large windows and sliding doors and they come in a range of styles, colours and fabrics to suit you. The panels stack neatly when pulled to one side, allowing maximum light into the caravan.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds work well in narrow reveals and are an excellent choice for modern interiors. They have a clean appearance, are easy to maintain, versatile and affordable. Choose from blockout and translucent fabrics, a range of colours and a centre, right or left hand opening. Enjoy great control over light and privacy by angling the slats throughout the day.

What to Consider When Buying Caravan Blinds?

There are a few things to consider, before buying blinds for your caravan:

  • Fitting. Ensure you get blinds that fit correctly by measuring the height and width of your windows.
  • Type of material. The quality and density of your blind material determines how much heat and light protection you get.
  • Light and privacy control. Do you like it bright or darker inside the caravan? You can choose blockout fabric for bedrooms and light filtering for a feeling of airiness in living areas.
  • UV protection. If you’re travelling during the hot, summer months, UV protected fabric is recommended to prevent fading.
  • Budget. The type of window covering and amount of blinds you need will affect the price.
  • Safety. Cordless blinds are a great option if travelling with young kids.
  • Practicality. Some blinds are easier to upkeep than others. Consider this before purchase.