Skylights are a stunning feature in any home, offering natural light and views of the sky above. However, without the proper coverings, they can also introduce heat and glare. Choosing the right skylight blinds is essential for enhancing comfort and functionality in your home. This guide will walk you through the various options available and help you make an informed choice.

Understanding Skylight Blinds

Skylight blinds are designed specifically for installation in skylight windows. They come in various styles and materials, each suited to different needs such as light filtering, blackout, and thermal insulation.

Types of Skylight Blinds

When shopping for skylight blinds, you’ll encounter several types, each offering unique benefits:

1. Roller Blinds

Best for: Versatility and ease of use. Features: Roller blinds are a popular choice for skylights because they are simple to operate and can be made from various materials, including light-filtering and blackout fabrics. However when motorising these blinds, the system can become quite cumbersome, difficult to install and costly on price.

2. Cellular Blinds

Best for: Energy efficiency. Features: Also known as honeycomb blinds, these feature an accordion-like design that traps air and provides excellent insulation. This can help reduce heating and cooling costs. We manufacture these electric skylight blinds at SONA, using our easy-fit system. They work out more cost effective than motorised roller blinds and also are much more sleek looking.

3. Blackout Blinds

Best for: Maximum light blockage. Features: Blackout blinds are perfect for bedrooms or other areas where you need to block out light completely. They often have side channels to prevent any light leaks. Our SonaSky electric skylight blind system is available in blackout fabric.

Choosing the Right Material

The material of your skylight blinds will affect their look, functionality, and longevity:

  • Fabric: Offers a softer look and can come in many colors and patterns. Suitable for roller and cellular blinds.
  • Aluminum: A great choice for the hardware of the blind, offers durability and a premium look. We have white, anthracite, grey and black all available in our premium fine texture finish (see image below of our white headrail).


Features to Consider

To ensure you choose the best skylight blinds for your home, consider these additional features:

  • Motorisation: Skylights are often out of reach, making motorized blinds a practical choice. These can be controlled via remote, wall switch, or smart home system.
  • Thermal Properties: If you’re concerned about energy efficiency, look for blinds with good thermal properties to help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
  • UV Protection: Protect your furniture and floors from sun damage with blinds that offer UV protection.

Measuring and Installation

Accurate measurement is crucial for skylight blinds. It’s often advisable to have professional measurements taken to ensure a perfect fit. Installation can be more challenging than standard windows due to the angle of skylights, so professional installation might be necessary. We have a measuring process that can easily allow you to help you measure your skylight. Our installation video can also be found here.

Style and Aesthetics

Finally, consider how your skylight blinds will complement the interior design of your room. Choose colors and styles that harmonize with your current décor to create a cohesive look.


Skylight blinds also known as lantern blinds are not just functional; they are also a stylistic addition to your home. Whether you choose roller or cellular blinds, the right selection will enhance your living space’s beauty and usability. Take the time to evaluate your needs and options to ensure you find the perfect match for your skylights.

At SONA, our team of experts has more than 32 years of hands-on experience, helping both retail and trade customers with various options of motorised skylight blinds and more!

We have a 3 step ordering process, firstly you’ll begin by telling us your preferences for your skylight blinds project. From there, we’ll make your skylight blinds directly in our UK factory that meets your requirements and then finally go on to ship your Rooflight blind to you. Our team of professionals is available to make fitting blinds simple, easy to install, and hassle-free for your residential project.


1. Can I get Skylight Blinds for Velux® Windows?

Yes. SONA make Skylight Blinds which are compatible with a full range of Velux® skylight models. Simply measure your window’s opening  select your hardware colour and fabric.

2. Can I get Skylight Blinds for non-Velux Windows?

SONA make skylight blinds for a wide range of roof light manufacturers such as FakroDakstraOkpolRooflite, Velux and Roto.

3. Is it possible to get a Skylight Blind in a custom size?

Yes. We make made to measure for or all kinds of roof windows, up to 3 meters wide and 5 meters length in a singular blind. Please send your sizes so we can cost this up for you.

4. How do I measure for Skylight Blinds

We have own measuring sheets and measuring guide available! See our video here: How to Measure for a Custom Sized Skylight Blind.

4. Do skylight blinds work? Can I get thermal Skylight Blinds?

Skylight blinds are an effective way to control light, glare and regulate temperature in your home. Our Skylight Blinds with blackout fabric will create almost complete darkness and are therefore ideal for bedrooms, attics, tv rooms and office spaces. They will also reduce heat loss and allow for thermal regulation. See link here for further details on the energy saving benefits of honeycomb fabric.

5. How do I power my Skylight Blind?

We have three options available; battery, solar or mains.

6. I need a Pole for my Skylight Blinds?

You will not require a pole as all of our skylight blinds are fully motorised.

See our gallery page here for images of our bespoke Skylight Blinds:

If you’re considering skylight blinds for your home, contact us today!