Room Darkening Shades Versus Blackout Blinds Benefits
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Room Darkening Shades and Blackout Blinds Benefits

The benefits of room darkening shades and blackout blinds

Room Darkening Shades and Blackout Blinds Benefits

Room darkening shades and blackout blinds aren’t just for the summer months. The sun is low on the horizon throughout the day, and soon enough the clocks will change. The sun streams into Westchester homes and New York City apartments hoping to warm us in the colder months. During the early hours of the morning, the sun entering our bedroom windows disturbs our precious sleep. Some New Yorkers may experience the fluorescent glow of streetlights steaming through their windows in the evenings. Room darkening or blackout blinds are the answer to all your room darkening needs no matter where you live in or around Westchester.

There are many benefits to having room darkening shades and blackout blinds.


1- Room Darkening Shades Offer UV Protection 

UV light isn’t just harmful to you and your family; it is also destructive to your soft furnishings, artwork, and hardwood floors. Room darkening shades and blackout blinds offer UV protection to stop your wallpaper, vinyl floors, and pictures from fading. 

Room darkening and light filtering combined in one shade

2- Room Darkening and Light Filtering for Privacy While Still Admiring the View

Hunter Douglas has engineered window fashions that contain different fabric opacities. Reduce harsh light and maintain privacy with light filtering Hunter Douglas window treatment fabrics. The benefits of having both room darkening and light-filtering blinds and shades provide maximum light control from morning to night. Optimize your view through during the day and enjoy complete privacy when you want it.

Room darkening shades for the home office

3- The Benefits of a Darkened Room Shades

It isn’t just the seasonal changes that make having room darkening shades desirable, especially in the bedroom. Many businesses, such as schools and corporate conference rooms, can benefit from blackout blinds when presenting slideshows or other media presentations where a darkened room is preferable. As the weather gets colder during fall, family and friends will gather in media rooms and living rooms for movie nights. Window treatments designed with room darkening fabrics are fantastic for these kinds of spaces to truly enhance the overall experience for everyone. Think about the living room and reducing the light glare on your TV screen while watching your favorite sitcom or sports team. You can reduce glare on your computer monitor in your home office as well.

Room darkening shades in the media room

4- Room Darkening Shades with a Pop of Color

Combine function and style with room darkening shades that complement your interior décor. Available in a variety of designs, from sophisticated elegance to minimalist modern, Hunter Douglas window fashions will only elevate the ambiance of your space. Add a pop of vibrancy or decide on a more subtle muted tone to transform the appearance of any room.

Room darkening shades that add a pop of color


Hunter Douglas window treatments offer fabrics with a variety of light filtering and room darkening abilities. Sheer fabrics soften and filter sunlight, and semi-opaque dulls the harshness of the light, while opaque fabrics almost completely block it. The room darkening shades and blackout blinds are uniquely designed to minimize light gaps, seams and rout holes such as the de-Light™ feature.


Here are just a few room darkening shades or blackout blind options available to you:

Roller Shades

Hunter Douglas Roller Shades are available in an array of colors of semi-opaque and opaque fabrics. Room darkening and blackout roller shades enable you to enjoy ultimate light-control flexibility any time of day.  Alternatively, there are independently operated shade liners. The modern and sleek design gives you the ability to obtain a light filtering glow in your home or almost total darkness. 

Room darkening and light filtering roller shade

Silhouette® Duolite® Shades

A striking and elegant shade combined with total light control. The stunning Hunter Douglas Silhouette® shade comes with an independently operated room-darkening roller shade nestled behind it. The roller shade is operated independently so that you can position it any way you desire. 

Room darkening shades in the office

Vignette® Duolite® Shades

The revolutionary Hunter Douglas Vignette® Duolite® combines a sheer light-filtering shade with a room-darkening back panel. Operated on a single roller to allow you to choose between soft, natural light or soothing darkness whenever you want. 

room darkening shades in the master bedroom

Duette Architella® Shade

The Hunter Douglas Duette Architella® Shade uses a honeycomb design that traps air, creating insulated air pockets to help you reduce energy bills. Use multiple layers of fabric to complement your home décor with premium light control, room darkening capabilities and energy-efficiency. 

Duette room darkening shades with a light filtering shade

Parkland® Wood Blinds

The rich hardwood of the Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds stops light from penetrating your home. Wood blinds combined with the de-Light design creates a more finished appearance by hiding cord holes that help to block sunlight. 

Blackout blinds and room darkening shades combined with drapery


There are many options of room darkening shades and blackout blinds for your home and office. It all comes down to your personal style and needs in each room. Gemini Blinds offers free design consultations so that we can help you find the right window treatment to complement your lifestyle and home décor. Schedule a consultation by calling Owner, Howard Sklar at 914-698-8011 or fill in the form on our contact page. Schedule a consultation before the holidays with your local window treatment and blinds store serving Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Rye, Armonk, New York City, Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut for over thirty years. 


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