Light Filtering Shades vs. Room-Darkening Shades vs. Blackout Shades | Louver Shop of Greensboro
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What's the Difference Between Light-Filtering Shades, Room-Darkening Shades and Blackout Shades?

Custom shades in Greensboro offer you more ability to handle the intensity of light in your home or business. They could also enhance your comfort and may even help decrease your utility costs.

But there are some major distinctions in how these shades alter light, particularly when it pertains to styles and fabric options.

That’s why there’s a benefit to hiring a design pro like Louver Shop of Greensboro. Our consultants understand these variations so they can help you make the right selection for your home.

You can review product examples from the comfort of your living room during a free, in-home consultation. You can ask for one by contacting us online or by calling us at 888-428-1415. There’s no commitment, and we’ll aid you in finding a model that fits your style.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are some of the most desired styles we sell by Hunter Douglas. But how do you know which style is right for your residence? Here are the contrasts between how these shades manage natural light.


Light Filtering Shades

This means having more control over how daylight gets into and add brightness to your house.

Light-filtering shades change blinding rays into a light glow. This illuminates more of an area and lowers the desire for artificial lighting. It could also be better looking, giving a area a consistent appearance in contrast to a mixture of darker and brighter areas.

Light filtration can also be controlled by the window treatment you select. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will soften. Any kind of opaque shades will bar more daylight from getting into an area.

These styles give a wide degree of privacy. Allowing sunshine into your house doesn’t mean you have to feel exposed to the rest of the world.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening is a classification between light filtering and blackout. While it gives increased management than light filtering, it doesn’t completely block the natural light from your residence.

You can install a room-darkening window treatment, such as Roman shades, to reduce the sun on a TV screen or keep bedrooms darkened.

Managing sunshine with roller and solar shades is also a fantastic way to lower your cooling bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a most-desired energy-saving window treatment, are also available in a rolling option to make lowering them even quicker.

These shades are a great fit if you are looking for increased privacy than what more see-through options can provide.

Blackout Shades

This is a step above room darkening and bars nearly all natural light from coming into your home.

Blackout window treatments are outstanding options for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Rooms with light-sensitive items, such as artwork
You can choose from styles including Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
These shades are often made with a darkened backing or supplemental lining to block natural light. They lay securely to windows to block sunshine from leaking through.

Shades Created for Your Rooms

Whether you want muted daylight or want to darken your room, there’s a Louver Shop of Greensboro shade that will fit your needs. We have the latest styles from Hunter Douglas featuring automated operating systems you can control with your phone.

To discover more about which window treatment is right for your residence, book 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 option for your residence.