Light Filtering Shades vs. Blackout Shades vs. Room-Darkening Shades
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Learn the Differences Between Blackout Shades, Light Filtering Shades and Room-Darkening Shades?

Custom shades in Kansas City offer you more power to manage the amount of daylight in your residence or business. They might also add to your comfort and might even help lower your heating and cooling costs.

But there are some crucial distinctions in how these window coverings affect natural light, specifically when it comes to styles and fabric options.

That’s why there’s an advantage to working with a design pro like Louver Shop of Kansas City. Our consultants are knowledgeable about these differences so they can help you make a great selection for your house.

You can go over shade examples from the comfort of your couch during a free, in-home consultation. You can set up one by contacting us online or by reaching us at 888-428-1415. There’s no obligation, and we’ll aid you in finding a solution that complements your style.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are among the most desired models we provide through Hunter Douglas. But how do you know which one is right for your home? Here are the discrepancies between how these shades handle light.


Light Filtering Shades

This means having added control over how natural light comes into and brightens a space.

Light-filtering shades change blinding sunshine into a warm glow. This illuminates more of your home and decreases the reliance on artificial lighting. It might also be more attractive, giving a area a put together look in contrast to a patchwork of shady and bright areas.

Light filtration can also be controlled by the window treatment you buy. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will soften. Any kind of opaque shades will stop more light from getting into your house.

These fabrics offer a wide degree of privacy. Adding natural light into a space doesn’t mean you need to feel exposed to the rest of the world.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening is a type between light filtering and blackout. While it gives enhanced control than light filtering, it doesn’t totally stop the light from a room.

You can get a room-darkening window treatment, for instance Roman shades, to decrease the light on a TV screen or keep bedrooms dark.

Handling daylight with roller and solar shades is also a good step to reduce your utility bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a popular energy-saving style, are also available in a rolling model to make raising them even faster.

These shades are a great fit if you seeking increased privacy than what lighter options can provide.

Blackout Shades

This is better than room darkening and stops the majority of daylight from going into your home.

Blackout shades are good styles for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Spaces with items that need light protection, like artwork
They’re available in styles like Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
These shades often come with a dark backing or extra lining to keep out light. They lay firmly to windows to stop light from leaking through.

Shades Made for Your House

Whether you want muted daylight or want to make your room darker, there’s a Louver Shop of Kansas City shade that will work for you. We offer the latest styles from Hunter Douglas with automatic operating systems you can use with your smartphone.

To find out more about which shade is right for your home, request a free, in-home consultation with us now by calling 888-428-1415 or contacting us online. We’ll bring the shades to you so you can settle on the best selection for your house.

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