Student dorms are much like apartments in that they’re primary purpose is housing for a whole lot of people at once. However, student dorms have some special needs that regular apartments don’t. When picking out blinds to furnish an entire dorm building, here are some things to consider.
One Room for Everything
One of the biggest things to consider when outfitting dorms with blinds is that students living in dorms, generally, have one room for everything. Their bedroom is where they’ll sleep, eat, study, hang out with friends, and more. While there are often other spaces for some of these things, they’re communal. If someone needs time alone or a space free of distraction, their room is it. Because of this, all of these unique needs must be taken into account when choosing blinds.
Study Spaces Need Light Control
Because students will be studying in their dorm rooms, they need light control to prevent screen glare. Additionally, it’s nice to be able to use daylight while reading a textbook or writing in a notebook. Slatted blinds may allow a little bit of that, but not nearly enough.
Schedules Get Hectic
One reason why standard blinds fall short of what the average student dorms resident needs is the lack of blackout capability. Being a student is complicated. Sometimes you find yourself up all night studying and want to sleep the second you get back from class the next day. Unfortunately, classes don’t usually end when the sun goes down. Coming back at 3pm in desperate need of some good sleep is difficult with the sun shining right on your bed.
The solution? Blackout blinds. Blackout blinds come in many forms, but the best form of blackout blinds for student dorms is the roller blackout shade. By simply pulling the shade down, a student can plunge their entire room into complete blackness. This is ideal for a student with a bit of a hectic schedule – which, let’s be honest, is most of them.
Easy-to-Clean, Hard-to-Damage Blinds
Some additional benefits to roller blackout shades is that they’re easy to clean and hard to damage. That means, when the dorms get cleaned each summer between every new batch of students, they make the job that much easier. The shade can simply be pulled down, sprayed with an all-purpose cleaner, and wiped down. That’s an awful lot easier than getting each slat with a duster, or trying not to bend them while using a cloth.
What’s more, they’re also hard to damage. Because roller blackout shades don’t have small parts and aren’t aluminum, they don’t get bent out of shape.
The Perfect Blinds for Student Dorms
If you’re interested in outfitting your student dorms with roller blackout blinds, Domir is the place to go. Domir Blinds is a blinds manufacturer in Toronto. That means, when you order from us, you get the lowest price possible – especially on bulk orders. Let us know if you have any questions about our ordering process. We look forward to hearing from you.