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.