With the right window treatments, you can transform your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. But what kind of bedroom shades work best? Well, one of the first things to consider is how well the shades block light when you want complete darkness. Is temperature control a factor? What about noise reduction? And how well do you want to preserve your views?
Fortunately, there are many types of bedroom blinds, shades and sheers that can help you create the perfect ambiance for a good night’s sleep.
A popular bedroom window treatment, cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, are well known for their superior energy efficiency. They have a unique honeycomb construction that adds a layer of insulation, preventing heat loss at the window and reducing outside noise, so you can sleep comfortably all year long. If you live in an extreme climate, you might want to opt for the honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb Duette Architella® construction for even more layers of fabric and insulating air pockets.
What’s really great about Duette shades is the LightLock™ option, the first system of its kind providing unparalleled darkness. LightLock uses unique U-shaped side channels that overlap the front and back of the shades and blend seamlessly into the window frame. The patent-pending side channel design features rows of specially shaped micro-ridges, optimized to absorb or deflect nearly all incoming light while preventing the light from seeping into the room.
For the ultimate flexibility in light control, Duette Duolite® combines two separate fabrics of different opacities into a single shade. This way, you can enjoy just the right level of light control throughout the day while still achieving privacy at bedtime.
Roller shades also provide energy efficiency and offer a variety of design options. Designer Roller Shades come in a wide range of opacities, patterns, textures and colors, but keep in mind that a blackout or room-darkening window shade will block the most light. They can also be customized with top and bottom treatments, including fabric valances.
Our Designer Screen Shades provide UV protection while maintaining your view of the outdoors from your bedroom. And the nice thing is that if you like to work on your laptop or watch TV in your bedroom, these shades will still let in plenty of light while reducing annoying glare—not to mention they’ll protect your valuable furnishings from the damaging effects of the sun.
A premium alternative to traditional roller and solar shades, Alustra® Woven Textures® Roller Shades feature fabrics sourced from around the world that are designed with a unique combination of fibers and textures you won’t find anywhere else.
A great thing about roller shades is that if your bedroom overlooks a gorgeous setting, they’re a particularly good choice, because when raised, they totally disappear into the headrail. And whether you go with Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades or Alustra Woven Textures Roller Shades, they’re all available with the dual roller system that allows you to pair two fabrics of varying opacities on one cassette with each fabric being able to operate independently. So if you want the option for blackout, you could choose almost any fabric as long as the other one is a blackout shade.
With the soft, rich look of a drapery, Roman shades add a luxurious, calming feel to your bedroom. And these days, there are about as many styles of Roman shades as there are materials used to make them. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades are unique in that they have no exposed cords, for a clean, crisp appearance (which also makes them a safer option if you have small children or pets). They’re available as either a flat or full fold that rolls right up into the headrail, or a full fold that stacks neatly into the headrail.
Vignette shades come in a wide variety of gorgeous fabrics and colors in sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening opacities, but you don’t have to settle for just one fabric for your bedroom. Vignette Duolite® combines a sheer or light-filtering front shade with a room-darkening back panel that both roll into a single roller. So once the front shade is completely lowered, you can the control the back panel to achieve just the right amount of light during the day and darkness at bedtime.
Softy filtered light has a magical way of giving your bedroom a peaceful, comforting ambiance. But if you go with sheer shadings, just make sure you can still block light when you want to. Silhouette Window Shadings are a completely unique type of window treatment featuring the Signature S-VaneTM that appears to float between two sheers. With the vanes open, the sheers gently diffuse harsh rays while the white rear sheer obscures the view into your home. Simply tilt the vanes to create just the right level of light. For bedrooms with particularly gorgeous views, you might want to consider Silhouette ClearViewTM Shadings that provide a clearer view to the outside while still blocking harmful UV rays.
Like many of our most popular products, Silhouette shadings are also available with the Duolite® option featuring a translucent shading paired with a room-darkening roller shade, so you can enjoy beautifully filtered light when you want it and nighttime privacy when you need it.
Besides offering extra insulation and privacy, drapes can really add drama and dimension to your bedroom. But since drapes are much easier to switch out, always start with the type of bedroom window treatment you want first. If you go with a lighter-colored shade, you could complement it with a darker drape. Or if your shade is solid, maybe a more colorful pattern would work well. Whatever window treatments you choose, just try to keep a good balance between fashion and functionality. Because no matter how beautiful you want your bedroom to be, sleep is of the highest importance. So light control is key.