Window Treatments to Darken the Room

Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock®
Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock®

At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we’re often asked about the best treatments to darken rooms like bedrooms or media rooms. With Hunter Douglas, you have a variety of options. Read on to learn more, and be sure to contact one of our consultants to get more information about your particular situation.

Blackout Shade Solutions From Hunter Douglas

Anything you put on a window will help block the light, but window fashions specifically designed for that task will do it better. Fabric type and color play a big role—sheer fabrics filter light, semi-opaque fabrics offer some privacy protection and some light filtering, and opaque fabrics block light the most. Great products to choose from include Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, which offer luxurious folds that help reduce incoming light. Roller shades work well too, especially if you choose a specific room-darkening fabric. And cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, give you the added benefit of insulating the window, helping to keep your energy costs down, even when it’s very hot outside.

Additional Steps

But opaque fabrics and specific treatments won’t entirely block light on their own, so consider some additional solutions: for example, you can mount the treatment outside of the window frame instead of inside it or add drapery or side panels to catch that extra light. You can also add a room-darkening liner, available on most Hunter Douglas shades. Some Hunter Douglas shades also offer the Duolite® option, which lets you add a liner as a separate layer so that you can have light filtering during the day and nearly complete darkness at night. With the Duette® Honeycomb Shades products, you can also add the Duette® LightLock™ system, which absorbs light and prevents it from entering the room.

Window Treatment Lift Systems

Hunter Douglas offers a variety of lift systems, from standard manual operations to motorized systems. They all offer pet and child safety, and some offer more. UltraGlide® is a retractable cord system that lets you raise and lower your shades with no ugly, dangling external cords. LiteRise® is a cordless system that lets you gently raise and lower your shades with slight pressure from your hand. PowerView® Automation is a wireless operating system that can be used with a PowerView® Pebble® remote or with your mobile device or tablet, even if you’re not at home. Be sure to speak with one of our specialists so you can see all of these systems and understand which is the best for your needs.

Room-Darkening Treatments West Bloomfield, Northville MI Areas

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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