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Cordless Blinds

Cordless blinds are a sleek and modern solution for light control in your home. They remain one of our most popular styles, suiting the needs of busy households and businesses alike. With more houses opting for minimalist decor, the paired back design slips easily into your window recesses whilst ensuring that you maintain control over light.  Blinds without cords are 100% child-safe by design so can be confidently used in bedrooms, nurseries and playrooms alike.  Bifold doors are also a great window type that benefits from a cord-free system.

Types of Cordless Blinds

BlocOut 100% blackout cassetted blinds: 

These fantastic spring-operated blinds with side rails create 100% light exclusion whilst also keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They work on a spring and brake system, the brakes engage with the side rails when the blind opens and shuts. Skylight Blinds Our skylight blinds are fully child-safe and cord-free. Working with a spring tension and brake system to enable you to open the blind and stop it at any point on your window.


Skylight Blinds

Skylight Blinds: Our Skylight blinds, be they Velux blinds or any other type of brand of skylight blind are spring action with no cords whatsoever.  The patented technology also allows you to stop the blind anywhere on the window which allows great versatility and light control.

Electric Roller Blinds

By definition, electric roller blinds are cord-free.  Available in all colours under the sun and in a variety of material types the electric roller blind is the perfect answer to child-safe design and modern style.


Traditional Roller blinds

Thermal blackout cordless blinds: The most popular offering in our lineup, thermal blackout cordless blinds help you to effectively manage light and temperature collectively. They are made from a multi-layer, premium fabric that features a central opaque panel. This acts as a physical barrier against external thermal energy and darkens the room significantly when rolled down. With no cords, these blinds are ideal for kids' bedrooms and playrooms, as well as busy family spaces too.

Linen-effect cordless roller blinds For those seeking more traditional styles, our linen-effect cordless blinds are ideal. They have a textured surface that takes full inspiration from classic linen. This gives a tactile edge - one that accentuates and compliments soft furnishings, such as rugs and sofas. Each set is also made-to-measure to fit your windows perfectly and is ideal for living rooms, dining and offices. Thermal translucent cordless blinds If you need to manage temperature but still need a usable amount of light throughout the day, choose our thermal translucent cordless blinds. They are made using a woven fabric with a pearlised backing. This reflects unwanted light and heat away from your windows, helping to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the year. Even with this woven material, we have a plethora of styles and patterns to choose from so you’re sure to find one to suit your style.

Sheer, voile & screen cordless blinds:For the best light filtering, our sheer, voile and screen cordless blinds tick every box. They have varying degrees of open weave running through the fabric. This reduces the intensity of light that passes through your windows, eliminating glare on device screens and keeping a room usable throughout the day. 

100% waterproof cordless roller blinds: 100% waterproof cordless blinds Bathrooms and kitchens are very humid environments and experience high fluctuations in temperature. This poses a hazard for normal window blinds whose fabric easily becomes an ideal breeding ground for mould and mildew. Made from a flexible PVC or have a waterproof coating that beads moisture, preventing it from being absorbed. They are perfect for these environments and offer exceptional longevity too. Patterned cordless blinds If there’s one thing we love here at Lifestyle Blinds, it’s a pattern. Our patterned cordless blinds inject personality into your home, whether you’re drawn to classic stripes or street-art-inspired design. We hand-select each fabric, choosing the ones that stand out to us so you can find something truly unique on our website and for your home.

Cordless blinds may seem like a bit of a novelty. After all, how do you operate a blind without those long-hanging, looped cords we’ve all seen a hundred times over? In fact, cordless blinds have been around for many years now and, in this time, have become incredibly popular. Traditional pull cords are practical, there’s no denying it. They are a visual reminder of how to use the window covering appropriately. And, with the right arm strength, they can be used by all members of the family. However, corded blinds do have several disadvantages. Perhaps the most important is surrounding safety. Poorly stored and hanging cords present a real hazard to babies, small children, vulnerable people and even animals such as dogs and cats.

On average, there are two child deaths per year due to strangulation after becoming entangled in looped cords. This risk is largely due to proportion - toddlers and young children tend to have heads that weigh more than their bodies. Until their muscles have developed fully, they are unable to untangle themselves easily if they do become damaged. They also have narrow and soft windpipes, meaning suffocation happens more quickly. You don’t have to forgo corded blinds entirely because of this. In accordance with EN13120, all internal blinds fitted in premises where children between 0 and 42 months are likely to have access or be present, all cords, chains and loops must either be removed or made safe. This means cords should have a breakaway device that disconnects if it comes under pressure. Or, cords should be fitted with a tensioner or clear hook to keep them out of reach. They should also be tied out of arm's reach at all times. However, for peace of mind, many homeowners choose no cord blinds to completely eliminate this risk. 5 benefits of cordless blinds

Cordless blinds are a stylish, practical and easy-to-use option that fits beautifully into every corner of your home. They have so many benefits that take them strides ahead of any other style, so let’s take a look at five of them here now:

1. Minimalist-style: Cordless blinds do away with unsightly and bulky controls. Instead, they have a sleek design that slips seamlessly into window recesses to create a fluid line around your room. When made-to-measure, like the ones here at Lifestyle Blinds, they bring an aura of luxury into your space too and are perfect for classic and modern styles alike.

2. Easy-to-use: Cordless blinds are incredibly simple to operate. Simply pull gently on the bottom bar to release the spring and adjust it to your desired length. When you’re finished, release. The fabric will lock into place and you can enjoy effective light control instantly. So simple even a child could do it!

3. Child-safe: This brings us to point three - cordless blinds are safe for use around small children and animals. Traditional looped cords cause more deaths by strangulation than you can imagine. And, with small children being so disproportionately shaped, they are the most at risk. Cordless blinds completely eliminate this hazard, making them ideal for bedrooms, nurseries and playrooms alike.

4. Versatile: There are so many different styles of cordless blinds, there’s no doubt you’ll find one perfect for every room. Blackout thermal cordless blinds work to manage the temperature in bedrooms, reducing the light and creating the perfect sleeping environment. Sheer cordless blinds eliminate glare from device screens while leaving behind a usable degree of light in offices and dining rooms. And, 100% waterproof cordless blinds inhibit the growth of mould and mildew in bathrooms and kitchens.

5. High quality: All of our cordless blinds, here at Lifestyle Blinds, are crafted using the highest quality fabrics and components. We only work with the very best suppliers and have a stringent testing process that ensures our blinds offer you exceptional service for many, many years to come!

So, how do cordless blinds work? Now here’s the interesting part. Cordless blinds look very similar to roller blinds. They have the same single panel of fabric wrapped around a roll. This fabric moves up and down the window in the same manner and provides excellent light, privacy and temperature control - just like roller blinds. The biggest difference here is that cordless blinds feature an internal and concealed spring-loaded mechanism. This is tensioned and locks the blind into your desired window position. You can’t see it from the outside, which is the whole beauty of the design. Instead, it’s something you set up before fitting and leaving to do its job. When you want to adjust the blind, you simply pull gently on the bottom rail to release the spring. You can then roll the fabric up or down to suit your needs before locking the spring back in place to hold everything securely. The simple design means it's easy (and safe) for every member of your household to use no-cord blinds.

They are the perfect choice for bedrooms and playrooms - those spaces where you may need to take your eyes off children for a period of time.

Do cordless blinds last as long as corded? Change from the norm is scary. That’s why we often get asked about the longevity of cordless blinds. How long will the spring-loaded mechanism work? Would you be better off getting a corded blind, just so that it will last longer? A well-designed and constructed window blind should last for a minimum of 8 years. This will depend on so many factors, such as the suitability for the blind in a specific room, how often they are adjusted and whether you have south-facing windows. A proper cleaning and maintenance routine will also extend your window blind’s lifespan significantly.

Now, if we look at the questions of whether cordless blinds or corded blinds will last longer, we need to take into account contact. With a traditional corded blind, your hands never have to come into contact with the blind’s fabric. You only handle the cord which adjusts window coverage to your exact needs. This minimises any strain placed on the fabric. While all of our window blinds are made from the highest quality fabrics and are designed to last, any excessive contact will increase the rate of wear and tear. With cordless blinds, you will need to touch the blind fabric to adjust window coverage. This means an increase in contact and, therefore, a slightly shorter lifespan. However, looped cords tend to hang lower, increasing the risk of them being played with and adjusted by small children. Only people tall enough to reach the window blind itself will be able to initiate any movement.

In some households, this could mean blinds are moved less and therefore, put under less strain. Three ways to make your cordless blinds last longer We are confident that our premium cordless blinds will last you anywhere from 8 to 15 years.

If you’re looking for ways to prolong their lifespan either further, we recommend:

Make sure you have a regular cleaning schedule. You want to remove all dust and dirt from the fabric, as well as around the mechanism to prevent damage. Add this to your weekly clean and it won’t become a hindrance. You can even use the soft upholstery brush attachment for your vacuum.

Use your blinds mindfully. In rooms that aren’t regularly used, leave the blinds closed. It will also help to regulate temperature and will reduce the amount of wear and tear they encounter over time.

Repair any damage. Our specialist team can help you to fix minor problems yourself or can guide you if you notice specific damage over time. What if they stop working?

All of our cordless blinds are designed to glide smoothly and be easy to use for the entire family. However, no matter how much we look after our blinds, there is always the risk that they can stop working. This happens with all types of blinds - from classic roller blinds to no-cord blinds. The thing to remember is not to panic. Most cordless blind issues are easy-to-solve and take mere seconds to rectify. Plus, you always have the support of our experienced team here at Lifestyle Blinds to help you, every step of the way. Let’s look at some of the common issues people have with cordless blinds and what the solutions for these are.

1. Your cordless blind won’t raise or lower smoothly Your no-cord blind should glide up and down gracefully. If it doesn’t and you feel more resistance during each move, there is too much tension in the spring. To fix it, you just need to release some of this tension. Simply roll the blind closed and remove it from the brackets. Unroll the blind by hand, around halfway and place it back in the brackets, making sure to reinsert the locking pin. This simple move should have fixed the tension.

2. Your cordless blind has lost tension A loss of tension can happen during transit or during use. Again, this is another easy-to-fix issue. Operate the blind and pull it down to maximum drop. Push the locking pin in at the top. Remove the blind from the bracket and roll the fabric up the barrel by hand. Ensure you roll the fabric around the barrel correctly. If the fabric isn’t straight, this can result in the fraying of the edges. Replace the blind back into the brackets. Pull the locking pin out by 2-3mm and operate the blind. If you work better with visual instructions,

3. Your cordless blind won’t go up or down There are three things you need to check if you cannot move your cordless blind at all - the internal springs, the friction clips and the tension.

a. The internal springs in your cordless blind help to lock the blind in place. They may need to be re-activated which happens if you haven’t used the blind in some time. To do this, lower the blind as fat as it will go. When you hit resistance, bring the fabric towards you slightly and give it a gentle tug. This should release tighter springs and allow you to adjust the fabric once again.



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