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Top Tips for Darkening a Room With Blinds

Top Tips for Darkening a Room With Blinds


People may opt to darken a room with blinds or curtains for a myriad of reasons. Maybe you want to reduce glare on the television while watching a movie, or you need to darken your bedroom to help you sleep more soundly. The great news is that there are a number of different room darkening blinds and curtain options available for whatever your needs may be.

Room Darkening Blinds


When searching for the best room darkening blinds or curtains for your home, it is important to consider what kind of product is going to be the best fit. If you are looking for a blind or shade, Hunter Douglas has window-treatment features that are designed to minimize light gaps and eliminate cord holes. These features will help block out as much light as possible.

If you are looking for unparalleled room-darkening, the Duette® LightLock™ system could be a great choice. It’s crafted with u-shaped side channels that blend seamlessly with the window. Plus, the LightLock system even absorbs light, preventing it from entering the room entirely. For added darkening, another option is to sew a room-darkening liner directly to the fabric of window shades. This might be a great choice if you opt for a roller shade, which can add a sleek, modern look to any room.

Blackout curtains

Room Darkening Curtains


Curtains, particularly blackout curtains, are a great choice for darkening a room. Fabric choice is important to keep in mind when choosing a curtain that is intended to minimize light. Sheer fabrics tend to filter and soften sunlight while opaque fabrics will block out almost all light. The ease of being able to easily pull a curtain closed to darken a room is appealing to many people, and curtains can be a great way to add some colour or flair to a room.

For optimal room-darkening, you can even double-up on your window treatments. Roller shades may still allow some light to come through along the edges of the window, so by installing a curtain to cover these areas, you can maximize how dark you can make your room.

Whatever your need may be for darkening a room with blinds or curtains, there are lots of choices available to choose from.



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