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Window Treatments for Room Darkening & Blackout

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Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades Fabric: Elan®   Color: Heather Taupe

Need to darken your bedroom to help you sleep more soundly? Reduce glare on your television when watching a movie? Hunter Douglas offers a range of options for the right amount of room darkness.


While every Hunter Douglas window treatment allows you some measure of light control, some offer more room darkening benefits than others. A key consideration is fabric type and color. Sheer fabrics typically soften and filter sunlight, while semi-opaque and opaque versions almost completely block it. We say 'almost' because these fabrics darken a room but do not entirely eliminate light.


If you want to block out as much natural light as possible, look for Hunter Douglas window treatments with maximum light-blocking qualities that are uniquely designed to minimize light gaps, seams and rout holes such as the de-Light feature on many of our wood and metal blinds. Keep in mind, however, that window shades and blinds cannot completely eliminate incoming light as there are almost always slight light gaps.


If you are looking for optional room darkening capabilities, consider a room darkening liner available on many of our shades. The liner can be sewn directly to the face fabric or, for ultimate flexibility, can operate independently.


Our Recommendations

Room Darkening Fabrics
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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Duette® Honeycomb Shades offer a wide selection of opaque colors and fabrics and come with the added benefit of increased energy efficiency.

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Parkland® Wood Blinds

The de-Light feature offered with Parkland® Wood Blinds is a routless design that hides cord holes helping to block light and create a more finished appearance .

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EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds

EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds also come with the de-Light feature and are perfect for rooms where light control and increased privacy is preferred.

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Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds

Another horizontal blinds option for de-Light room-darkening possibilities is our Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds.

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Silhouette® Window Shadings

Silhouette® shadings provide light-blocking options such as Duolite® that combine a Silhouette shading with a room-darkening roller shade that can operate independently from each other allowing ultimate light-control flexibility.

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Vignette® Duolite® combines a front shade with a built-in room-darkening back panel both on a single roller. Lower or raise the back panel for the level of room-darkening you desire.

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Alustra® Woven Textures®

Alustra® Woven Textures® Roman and Roller shades are available with an optional liner in an array of complimentary color choices in light filtering or room darkening opacities, that operate independently from the shade allowing ultimate light-control flexibility and improved energy-efficiency.