Benefits of Blackout Roller Shades

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Roller shades, also known as roller blinds, are stylish, easy to use, and functional. If you are looking for a light blocking window treatment, blackout roller shades are an excellent choice.

Simple Design + Exceptional Functionality
The simplicity of roller shades makes them extremely versatile. For starters, they can be mounted inside the window frame to preserve decorative trim, or on the outside to make the window look larger. They are simple to operate, with the choice of either a continuous loop chain control or cordless control. Our cordless roller shades have also been certified Best for Kids in association with the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA).

Their low profile means they pair very well with drapery. Sheer drapery can be used with blackout roller shades for a gentle, diffused light during the day, and the shades can be drawn at night to provide privacy and block morning light. For complete darkness, mount shades under blackout drapes and add a cornice at the top of the window, preventing any light seepage.

Reduce Glare + Heat
Our blackout roller shades are available in sturdy material options that will cut down on heat and reduce the glare from sunlight in the home. This can help make it easier to maintain a consistent temperature indoors.

For more insulation, roller shades and drapery again make a functional and beautiful combination. The addition of drapes will help decrease drafts from leaky windows and add to the light blockage from the roller shades.

Blackout Roller Shades Throughout the Home
Blackout roller shades are an obvious favorite for the bedroom, where a dark, soothing environment is essential for a good night’s sleep. With their clean design, blackout roller shades can be lifted during the day if desired, allowing light to enter and leaving the window and its view unobstructed.

Blackout shades can also work well in other spaces throughout the home. In living rooms or media rooms with a TV, blackout roller shades eliminate glare that can interfere with images on the screen. This also applies to offices or computer rooms, where sunlight can reflect off of computer screens and cause discomfort and distraction.

With their opaque material, blackout shades provide privacy in spaces such as closets or bathrooms. Their minimal, sleek design is ideal for these types of small areas, adding style and protection without overwhelming the room.

If you’d like to see our blackout materials in person, order your free swatches today.

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