Light Filtering Shades vs. Blackout Shades vs. Room-Darkening Shades
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What's the Difference Between Room-Darkening Shades, Blackout Shades and Light-Filtering Shades?

Custom shades in Spartanburg offer you extra ability to manage the concentration of daylight in your home or business. They can also enhance your comfort and may even help decrease your heating and cooling bill.

But there are some crucial distinctions in how these window treatments change natural light, specifically when it comes to styles and fabric possibilities.

That’s why there’s a benefit to hiring a design pro like Louver Shop of Western Carolina. Our consultants understand these differences so they can help you make a great decision for your space.

You can go over product samples from the comfort of your living room during a free, in-home consultation. You can request one by contacting us online or by reaching us at 888-428-1415. There’s no obligation, and we’ll aid you in finding an option that matches your style.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are some of the best-selling styles we offer through Hunter Douglas. But how are you sure which model is right for your home? Here are the discrepancies between how these products take care of natural light.


Light Filtering Shades

This means having added control over how light comes into and illuminates an area.

Light-filtering shades convert blinding sunshine into a warm glow. This illuminates more of an area and decreases the desire for artificial lighting. It can also be better looking, giving a area a consistent impression in contrast to a patchwork of shady and bright places.

Light filtration can also be enhanced by the window treatment you install. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will soften. Any kind of opaque shades will stop more light from entering a room.

These styles offer a wide degree of privacy. Allowing sunshine into your house doesn’t mean you should feel exposed to the outside.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening is a category between light filtering and blackout. While it offers increased control than light filtering, it doesn’t fully block the sunshine from your house.

You can use a room-darkening window treatment, for instance Roman shades, to reduce the light on a TV screen or keep bedrooms dark.

Handling daylight with roller and solar shades is also a good method to decrease your cooling bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a well-liked energy-saving option, are also available in a rolling model to make raising them even easier.

These shades are a good style if you want more privacy than what more sheer fabrics can provide.

Blackout Shades

This is superior to room darkening and bars the majority of sunlight from entering an area.

Blackout shades are fantastic styles for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Spaces with light-sensitive items, such as artwork
They can be customized in styles such as Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
These shades are often made with a black backing or supplemental lining to stop light. They lay snugly against to windows to keep light from leaking through.

Shades Made for Your Needs

Whether you are looking for muted sunlight or need to make your room darker, there’s a Louver Shop of Western Carolina shade that will fit your needs. We have the latest styles from Hunter Douglas featuring automated operating systems you can use with your smartphone.

To learn more about which shade is a good match for your home, schedule a free, in-home consultation with us right away by calling 888-428-1415 or contacting us online. We’ll bring the window treatments to you so you can decide on the best selection for your residence.

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