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

Custom shades in Gulf Coast give you enhanced capability to control the amount of natural light in your residence or business. They may also improve your comfort and could even help decrease your utility expenses.

But there are a few major discrepancies in how these window coverings transform daylight, specifically when it pertains to styles and fabric choices.

That’s why there’s perks to working with a design pro like Louver Shop. Our consultants are knowledgeable about these variations so they can help you make the ideal decision for your house.

You can review shade models from the comfort of your chair during a free, in-home consultation. You can set up one by contacting us online or by reaching us at 888-428-1415. There’s no obligation, and we’ll aid you in finding a solution that fits your style.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are some of the best-selling models we sell from Hunter Douglas. But how are you confident in which style is right for your home? Here are the discrepancies between how these shades control natural light.

 

Light Filtering

This means having more management over how sunlight comes into and brightens a room.

Light-filtering shades convert glaring sunlight into a light glow. This illuminates more of your house and decreases the need for artificial lighting. It can also be better looking, giving a space an even appearance instead of a mixture of shady and light spots.

Light filtration can also be controlled by the window treatment you choose. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will lighten. Any style of opaque shades will stop more sunshine from entering your house.

These materials offer contrasting degrees of privacy. Letting daylight into a space doesn’t mean you have to feel revealed to the outside.

Room Darkening

Room darkening is a classification between light filtering and blackout. While it gives additional control than light filtering, it doesn’t fully block the sunshine from a space.

You can put up a room-darkening window treatment, like Roman shades, to lower the glare on a TV screen or keep bedrooms darkened.

Controlling daylight with roller and solar shades is also a good way to decrease your energy bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a most-desired energy-saving option, can be ordered in a rolling model to make lowering them even faster.

These shades are a great idea if you are looking for enhanced privacy than what lighter options can give.

Blackout

This is superior to room darkening and prohibits most light from going into your home.

Blackout window coverings are good styles for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Rooms with items that are sensitive to light, including artwork
 
You can choose from styles such as Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
 
These shades often include a dark backing or additional lining to stop light. They are installed tightly to windows to block daylight from getting in.
 
 

Shades Made for Your Needs

Whether you are looking for muted light or want to block more sunlight, there’s a Louver Shop shade that will fit your needs. We provide the most up-to-date styles from Hunter Douglas with automatic operating systems you can use with your web-enabled device.

To discover more about which shade is a good fit for your home, set up a free, in-home consultation with us right away by calling 888-428-1415 or contacting us online. We’ll bring the shades to you so you can decide on the best selection for your family.

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