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Have you watched a movie while the sun is shining brightly through the window causing a glare on the tv making it near impossible to see the screen, or do you simply want complete privacy and full light control? Whether you are looking to block as much light as possible or simply want to reduce glare, room darkening shades are a great option to explore! Let’s talk about the different types and filtering options.

Room darkening is a category between light filtering and blackout. Darkening shades or blinds are most often used for bedrooms or living areas where light control is essential. You can use these window treatments to effectively block or reduce the amount of light that enters a room. Privacy sheers are great for a soft filtered glow, roller shades have a modern appeal and create just the right amount of light, Silhouette ® Duolite ® are a two in one shade (fabric on top with a roller shade underneath), cellular Honeycomb shades allow insulation, and lastly, No Strings Attached is an automatic and cordless room darkening shade with a clean uncluttered look.

When deciding on the darkening shades or blinds that are right for you, consider what you need them for. Some may want them for privacy reasons and some simply because they want to be able to control the amount of light coming into a room. Shades also help to save energy and give your furniture, floors, and other belongings fade protection against the sun. Keep in mind, room darkening advantages also include better sleep, less glare, privacy, and energy saving.