Room Darkening

Room Darkening Shades & Blackout Blinds

Living in Florida, there are simply times when you need to block out the light. Room darkening shades deliver the darkness you need. Discover more ideas with the Best Bedroom Window Treatments. We help you choose whether you need room darkening or blackout blinds, considering your needs and your home’s specific windows–or the use of the room, from bedrooms to media spaces. Which type of room darkening does your family need?

  • Minimal light gaps
  • Automated adjustments 
  • 99% darkness
  • Various fabrics for levels of darkness
  • Dual shades with a blackout roller shade
  • Tilt & Turn window coverage

Sleep in on Saturday, or take a midday nap on Sunday. And, room darkening shades work great in media spaces or anywhere the intensity of the sun gets to be too much at certain times of day. The latest innovation, LightLock™ technology, offers sealed off darkness with U-channels on the sides. From room darkening to blackout blinds, we’ve got a solution for you!

duette honeycomb shades showing various levels of opacity and light control

Room Darkening VS Blackout

While you may not realize it, there IS a difference between room darkening shades and blackout shades. Room darkening is explained as “most” of the light removed from the room, while blackout makes it hard to see in front of you. The fabrics you choose can affect this, the type of window blinds you select, as well as the way the window coverings are mounted on your windows.

room darkening dual shades offering light control at home blinds

Dual Shades

The dual shades feature has quickly become a favorite in the world of room darkening blinds and shades. The reason? It allows products, like silhouette shades and solar shades, to finally offer a blackout shades experience. It’s increases the range of light control from light filtering to blackout–which is pretty incredible. You can enjoy soft natural light during the day, through the front shade. Then, when you want darkness, you lower the secondary blackout roller shade down. It’s custom darkness delivered!

room darkening duette honeycomb shade detail with lightlock

Light Gaps

Side light gaps can be an issue that interferes, even when you have room darkening blinds. The edges have a “halo” of light glowing through. The reason this happens can be due to the type of window blinds you’ve chosen–how tight of a fit is allowed. It can also be the result of the kind of mounting process. Inside mount will normally have a better result than outside mount, depending on your windows. Two ways to combat light gaps? Blackout curtains placed at the sides of the window can block light. The LightLock system of blackout shades installs a U-channel into the frame, sealing out the outside light.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock™