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Room Darkening Shades

cellular blinds_bedroomGet Some Sleep With Room Darkening Shades | 3 Day Blinds

For many people, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of the sun on your skin. But, let’s face it – sometimes, sunlight is an unwelcome intruder.

Is the sunshine waking you up (or your kids, who then wake you up) too early on Saturdays? Is the sun’s glare on your new television screen interfering with your enjoyment of your favorite movies? Maybe the sunlight in your office is making it hard to see your computer screen?

If you answered, “yes” to any of those questions, then it sounds like it’s time for room darkening shades. When you want to darken a room, room darkening shades are the perfect solution.

Your Bedroom Is Your Refuge

When you have worked hard all week, or maybe stayed out celebrating the arrival weekend a little too late, the last thing you want is to be rousted from dreamland before you are ready. As soon as sunlight hits your eyelids, your brain starts getting the message: “Wake up, it’s morning!”

Cellular/ Honeycomb shades block out the sunlight so you don’t have to rise from slumber until you are good and ready.  Also some room darkening shades filter out more noise than other types of window treatments, so outside noises stay outside, instead of ruining pleasant dreams.  

Not only that, but they also provide excellent privacy, so you can be yourself, without having to worry about whether or not the neighbors might happen to be looking at your bedroom window.

Keep the Kids Comfy With Room Darkening Shades

Don’t forget about the kids. Room darkening shades make a great window treatment for children’s bedrooms, too. They work well for filtering out intrusive artificial light and sunlight, and help to ensure that your children get adequate sleep.

They are also an excellent choice for the baby’s nursery. Babies tend to have their own ideas about when it’s time to sleep, and when it’s not. Getting cellular shades for the baby’s room can help tired new parents have more influence over their baby’s sleep schedule.

Save on Energy Costs

Room darkening shades are ideal for keeping sunlight under control, and they can also help to make a home more energy efficient. In fact, they are one of the simplest, cost-effective ways to reduce both heating and cooling costs.

During the winter, the room darkening fabric and cellular design of the shades acts like a blanket for windows, keeping warm air in while keeping drafts out. During warmer months, they reduce the amount of the sun’s thermal energy coming into the home.

Plenty of Options with Room Darkening Shades

Room Darkening shades are available in many styles and configurations. They pair well with our custom drapery panels and curtains, as the combination eliminates light seepage from the edges of the shades. And of course, the right combination can really increase a room’s “wow” factor.

For those who want the light filtering capability of a blackout shade, but prefer a different style of window treatment, we offer Room Darkening in other products as well (Pleated Shades, Horizontal Sheer Shades, FlexCell Blinds, Roman Shades, Soft Roman Shades, Simply Sheer & Woven Wood Shades. All of which are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.  These options can also be quite effective in controlling the amount of light coming into a home or office.

Solar Screen Roller Shades by 3 Day Blinds Preserve Views and Protect Furnishings

Merida Solar Screen Roller Shades by 3 Day Blinds are the perfect choice for media rooms.

One of the fastest growing product categories at 3 Day Blinds is Solar Screen Roller Shades.

“These shades are a great option for preserving your view, reducing glare and protecting furniture,” says one of 3 Day Blinds top Design Consultants, Jeffrey Compton, who serves Dallas, Frisco and Plano, TX.  “We have 35 different fabric choices in our solar screen assortment that feature different openness factors ranging from 1% to 14%, with the lower percentages blocking more incoming UV light.  We also have a wide range of colors and textures that complement almost any type of decor, and we offer several sleek operating systems that include corded, cordless and motorized.”

To see our selection of Solar Screen Roller Shades and the 1000 other products we make at the 3 Day Blinds factory, call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!

Betsey Iko’s Customer Photo: A Lovely Soft Roman Shade

Customer photo of a 3 Day Blinds Soft Roman Shade mounted over a kitchen sink. Don’t you just want to wash dishes all day?

Betsey Iko, the 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant who covers Pasadena, Arcadia and Monrovia, CA submitted a customer photo of our new custom-made, Gathered Soft Roman Shade in our Addison Verdant fabric.

“My client was just overwhelmed when she saw this beautiful shade in the window for the first time.  She says it makes her smile every time she walks into her kitchen,” says Betsey.  “When we met for her free in-home design consultation, she immediately fell in love with the Addison Verdant fabric, which is a beautifully rich, traditional Jacobean print on a linen blend that mimics an embroidery.  In addition, she was surprised to find that we offered interior designer quality at such reasonable prices, and she was impressed by our speed of delivery!  Now she wants 3 more of these shades for the dining room to mount over her Horizonal Sheer Shades as valances.”

3 Day Blinds recently introduced a new collection of Soft Roman Shades that come in 5 styles, and an exclusive collection of 160 fabrics.

To review this collection with Betsey, or your neighborhood 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, please call us at 877-614-3329, or click here.  We’ll help you choose the right product for your home, provide guaranteed measurements, an on-the-spot quote, and arrange for professional installation.

Hunter Douglas and 3 Day Blinds Promotion: Save Energy in Style!

Save Energy in Style with Hunter Douglas and 3 Day Blinds!  Starting Monday, receive a rebate in the form of an American Express gift card if you purchase the following products from 3 Day Blinds, manufactured by our partner, Hunter Douglas:

We love Duette and Vignette Shades for their beautiful fabrics, great functionality and of course their energy efficiency!

Ready to check them out and save $20-$50 per shade at the same time?  Just call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation.  We’ll help you choose the best Hunter Douglas window treatments for your home, provide an on-the-spot quote and arrange for professional installation.