Room Darkening

  • large floor to ceiling shades with cellular fabric window treatments
    Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Need Room Darkening Solutions?

Better sleep. Custom atmosphere. Total control. That’s what blackout blinds do for your home and lifestyle. Do you need ideas for bedroom window treatments? We have a range of styles and features to fit the look and feel you want in your home.  What kind of room darkening shades does your family need?

  • Minimal light gaps
  • Various fabric options
  • Transition to light filtering
  • Full darkness
  • Automated adjustments
  • Customization for Tilt & Turn windows

The innovation of dual shades gives two in one control, from light filtering to room darkening shades that will help you throughout the day–and night. Recently announced from Hunter Douglas, the ultimate in blackout blinds, LightLock® provides a U-shaped channel to seal out the light when you need it most.

Available product solutions

  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Designer Solar Shades
  • Designer Banded Shades
  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • Applause® Honeycomb Shades
  • Draperies
  • Pirouette® Window Shades
  • Provenance® Woven Woods Shades
  • Silhouette® Shades with Duolite®
  • Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades
  • Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
  • Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
  • Duette® with Vertiglide™
  • Luminette® Privacy Sheers
  • Cadence® Soft & Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds
  • NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters
  • Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
  • Heritance® Hardwood Shutters
duette honeycomb shades showing various levels of opacity and light control

Room Darkening VS Blackout

The type of shades you choose + the opacity of the fabric both determine whether you have room darkening shades or blackout blinds. Removing most of the light from the room during the day is considered room darkening, while completely blocking out the light is considered blackout. Your window covering specialist can help you determine which option will work best for you.

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Dual Shades

We call it the “best of both worlds” solution. You get the chance to view the landscape and enjoy diffused light when you want. Need it dark during the day? Drop the secondary blackout shade into place, and you’ll get darkness, even when it’s bright outside.

room darkening duette honeycomb shade detail with lightlock

Light Gaps

Light gaps refers to the halo of light you might see along the edges of your room darkening shades or blackout blinds. It’s a daytime concern, for the windows that face intense light in spaces like media rooms and bedrooms. For the ultimate blackout shades, look to the LightLock system that seals light at the window frame. Or, add draperies to the sides of your windows. You’ll layer with style, but get better room darkening as a result!

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock™