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Room Darkening And Blackout Treatments For Windows

Sleeping in a room with no, or ineffective, window coverings can interrupt your sleep dramatically. In the summertime—when it stays light out quite late and the sun rises very early—it can be especially hard to get enough valuable shuteye. Babies and children can find it extremely difficult to get to sleep, and stay asleep, when there is too much exposure to light.

Or, it’s possible you sleep just fine! But you’ve often thought about how great it would be to achieve total darkness in your living room or media room to create a movie theatre vibe. And, it would definitely help to keep the heat or cold out if you had some proper window coverings, right?!

No matter what your reason is for wanting it to be dark, you’ll definitely want to look into room darkening and blackout treatments for your windows. Luckily, Hunter Douglas offers a variety of room-darkening options for every room and function. But it can be difficult to know which type of window coverings to choose since there are so many out there. Here are a few things to keep in mind while selecting a window covering.

What You Should Know About Buying Blackout Treatments For Windows

There is a difference between room darkening and blackout shades. Room-darkening shades are often opaque and will offer significant darkening in your room. But, chances are, you’re still going to see a little light coming through.

To get a true blackout effect, you’re going to want to look for unique, specialized Hunter Douglas window treatments which offer maximum light blocking and cover every inch of the window.

Great Options For You

You have many options when it comes to window coverings or blackout treatments. It all comes down to exactly how much darkness you want and the style you prefer.

Liners. Most of our shades can either work with a liner or will have a liner sewn right in to achieve complete darkness while still using the shades you love.

Rollers. Rollers are a great, easy option for providing darkness and privacy. Silhouette® Window Shadings are some of our best sellers and now, with Duolite®, you can have room-darkening shades which are operated independently of your original silhouette shades. And, with Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, you get your room-darkening panel and shade on a single roller so you can simply lower the back panel until you reach your desired darkness.

With designer roller shades, you can choose from over 330 fabrics to customize exactly the darkness level and colour you want in your room. And you can also custom design your own lifting system.

Cellular Shades. Cellular roller shades are one of your very best blackout options. The de-Light™ feature you can add to many Hunter Douglas metal and wood blinds is specifically designed to minimize any light that may seep through. The Parkland® Wood Blinds and Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds are both amazing choices which utilize de-Light™ to provide you with extra-dark rooms. Plus, they are stylish and look great in any space.

The Duette LightLock™ system provides you with the ultimate patent-pending side-channel design which absorbs light. This, along with the uniquely crafted U-shaped side panels, covers both the front and back of the shade, helping to keep any light from entering the room.

The Duette Architella® promises not only unparalleled darkness, but these shades work all year long to keep your home energy efficient. These fabulous shades layer fabric and air pockets to keep the heat in during winter and the heat out during summer. And these shades are also incredible for blocking any excess noise.

Child and Pet Friendly Options. Cords can not only look a bit unsightly, but they can provide a potential hazard for children and pets. LiteRise® cordless blinds and shades enable you to easily control your window covering by simply pushing or raising the lower rail.

Automation. With PowerView®, all your window treatments can be controlled by a remote, your voice, your smartphone, or even pre-scheduled through an app to open and close at specific times.

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Talk To Us!

If you’re still feeling a little overwhelmed by your choices, and are wondering what will work best in your space, talk to the experts at Fresh Design where you can book a free in-home consultation. We are proud to be your local dealer for all Hunter Douglas blinds and shades in Vancouver, and we will work with you to design exactly the right window coverings to suit your needs.