room darkening ROOM DARKENING

  • large floor to ceiling shades with cellular fabric window treatments
    Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • traditional living room room darkening shades for full darkness effect
    Silhouette® Shades
  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • room darkening roller blinds living room
    Designer Roller Shades
  • Applause® Honeycomb Shades
  • dual roller shades for soft light and room darkening solutions
    Designer Screen Shades
  • blackout shades with lightlock honeycomb shades
    Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • Nantucket® Shadings
  • natural woven fabric window shades in omaha, nebraska
    Provenance® Woven Wood Shades
  • blackout shade by hunter douglas in modern home office
    Vignette® Roman Shades
  • dual lined window shade for better sleep conditions in bedroom
    Silhouette® Shades
  • window shade creating room darkening effect in living room space
    Sonnette® Shades
  • energy efficient solar shades with blackout options overlooking lush outdoor space
    Sonnette® Shades
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    Provenance® Woven Wood Shades
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    Alustra® Woven Textures Shade

Room Darkening Shades & Blackout Blinds

Is anyone in your family suffering from poor sleep? It’s time to find solutions. Room darkening shades & blinds can be an amazing addition to your home’s bedrooms.

  • Fall Asleep Easier
  • No More Distracting Light
  • Stay Asleep in the Morning
  • Reduce Light Gaps
  • Darken the Space, Even During Daytime Hours

Not only are blackout shades important for the bedrooms of your home, they can be a vital part of other rooms. Windows that face intense afternoon sunshine can benefit from the capability to block uncomfortable and damaging rays. You might want to customize media spaces so your family can enjoy movie time together, even before the sun goes down.

Available Room Darkening Products

  • Palm Beach™ PolySatin™ Shutters
  • NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters
  • Heritance® Hardwood Shutters
  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades
  • Applause® Honeycomb Shades
  • Pirouette® Window Shades
  • Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
  • Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Provenance® Woven Woods Shades
  • Designer Banded Shades
  • Silhouette® Shades with Duolite®
  • Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades
  • Custom Roman Shades
  • Custom Window Treatments
  • Duette® with Vertiglide™
  • Luminette® Privacy Sheers

The Innovation of LightLock™

It’s a revolutionary innovation in window shades! LightLock offers amazing light blocking benefits for a blackout shades experience. The U-shaped channel fits inside the window frame, sealing off any entering light when the shades are closed. When your Hunter Douglas shades open, you’ll enjoy a clear, uncluttered view. Because this blackout system is available with Duette honeycomb shades, you’ll have the opportunity to select your favorite features in addition to room darkening, like motorization, energy efficiency, cordless operation & more!

duette honeycomb shades showing various levels of opacity and light control

Room Darkening VS Blackout

Which is better for you? What’s the difference? These are common questions when exploring room darkening solutions for your home. Room darkening is often described as removing most of the light from a space, where blackout describes an environment where it’s hard to see in front of you. A few factors can affect the results, such as fabrics you choose, the type of window shades, the make of the window being covered, and the way the window coverings are installed.

room darkening dual shades offering light control

Dual Shades

The innovation of dual shades has brought an incredible amount of function to darkening the brightest windows of your home. While enjoying the light-filtering front shade, in roman shades, roller shades or Silhouette shades, you can also get the blackout blinds experience whenever you need it. Simply lower the blackout roller shade down into place, behind the front shade, and enjoy blissful darkness in your bedrooms, media rooms, or on South-facing windows.

room darkening duette honeycomb shade detail with lightlock

Light Gaps

One possible interruption to the room darkening of your space is the edges of light that you might notice. These “halos” of light occur due to the type of window shades you’ve selected, the way they are installed, or the depth of your window frames. Many homeowners are satisfied with small slivers of light, but you have options for solving these issues. By installing room darkening drapery on each side, you can block any additional light. The most innovative feature for blackout shades is LightLock, a revolutionary design that seals out any incoming light for complete darkness.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock™