Designer Window Shades

Custom Window ShadesIn this article, we will discuss the benefits and features of blackout shades. Blackout shades have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their ability to provide complete darkness in a room, making them a perfect solution for those who struggle with light sensitivity or have difficulty sleeping in bright environments. We will explore the various types of blackout shades available, their installation process, and how they can be customized to fit any window size or shape. Whether you are looking to improve your quality of sleep or create a home theater experience, blackout shades offer a practical and stylish solution.

What are Blackout Shades?

Blackout shades, also known as blackout blinds or blackout curtains, are window coverings designed to block out all external light from entering a room. They are typically made with thick, opaque materials that are specifically designed to prevent any light from passing through.

The primary purpose of blackout shades is to create a dark and private environment, especially during daylight hours. They are commonly used in bedrooms, nurseries, home theaters, and other spaces where light control is essential. Blackout shades offer several benefits beyond light control. They can effectively reduce outside noise, provide insulation to keep a room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and offer privacy by preventing people from seeing inside.

Types of Blackout Shades

There are different types of blackout shades available, including roller shades, cellular shades, Roman shades, and panel track shades. Each type has its own unique features and installation methods. When choosing blackout shades, it is important to consider factors such as the level of light control needed, the desired aesthetic, and the specific measurements of the windows. Custom-made options are available to ensure the perfect fit and functionality. Installing blackout shades can be a straightforward process, depending on the chosen type and style. Many manufacturers provide detailed instructions or even offer professional installation services to ensure a proper and secure fit.

Benefits of Our Blackout Shades

Our blackout shades are available in a wide range of colors and finishes, allowing for customization to match any interior style or decor. Additionally, blackout shades can be made to fit various window sizes and shapes, including standard windows, wide windows, and even specialized window openings such as skylights.

In conclusion, blackout shades are an excellent choice for those seeking to block out external light, create a private and peaceful environment, and increase energy efficiency in their space. Whether for bedrooms, nurseries, or any other room where light control is important, blackout shades provide an effective solution for achieving the desired level of darkness and privacy.


Roman Shades

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Roman shades are the perfect balance between the softness of drapes and the functionality of shades. Made of fabric, these beautiful window coverings are popular for their softness and distinctive lifting style. As the shade is raised, strings on the back of the shade allow it to fold up in Roman style pleats, which is how these shades got their name. Roman shades are excellent for blocking out the sun and perfect for any room in the house. Select from flat, pleated, and balloon styles to coordinate with your home décor.

Honeycomb or Cellular Shades

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Honeycomb shades, sometimes referred to as pleated or cellular shades are one of the most versatile window coverings on the market today. They fit nearly any type of window including specialty shaped windows and are considered the best choice for energy efficiency. Available in a variety of pleat sizes and in both horizontal and vertical application, they offer a clean look at the window from both inside and out. Select from hundreds of colors, textures and opacities from sheer to blackout to meet your light control requirements. Honeycomb shades come with a retractable cord, cordless, top/down bottom up and can be motorized – making them a perfect solution for any room.

Roller & Screen Shades

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Spend your time indoors comfortably, while maintaining your view of the outdoors with our fade-free solar roller and screen shades. The tastefully minimalistic design reduces glare and heat by diffusing bright sunlight in your home’s most sun-drenched spaces and perfect for any California home. Solar roller and screen shades reduce heat in sun-facing rooms and feature a versatile style that complements a variety of interiors, from formal and modern to casual and traditional. Available in an array of beautiful fabrics, designs, colors, and opacities.

Woven Wood Shades

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Customers love natural woven shades because of their timeless beauty and because of their environmentally sound characteristics. Woven window shades are perfect for any window or door, including uniquely shaped openings. Their natural features softly diffuse light while providing privacy. Woven shades also improve energy efficiency by filtering out UV light to keep your room cooler in the hot months and warmer in the cold months. When lowered, these woven wood shades lie flat. When raised, the woven woods hang in even, overlapping folds, adding a warm, rich dimension to any room. Select from bamboo, reeds, jute or grass materials.

Blackout Shades

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If you want to block out as much natural light as possible, look for products that are designed to minimize light gaps, rout holes and seams. Honeycomb and roller shades are great options. If you are looking for optional room darkening capabilities, consider adding a room darkening liner available on most of our shades; for example, Roman or woven wood shades. The liner is sewn on back of the shade and operates independently for optimum performance. Use the light filtering fabric during the day and the blackout fabric at night. Consider blackout shades in the nursery, media room and bedrooms.


Window Shades in Greater Los Angeles CA

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