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Where Should You Put Blackout Shades?

Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of shades with brilliant benefits that you will love. Cellular shades provide ample insulation and can even help reduce your energy builds overtime. Roman shades provide a crisp, streamlined look at your window if you are looking for a minimalist style.

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Roman Shades near Marriottsville and Frederick, Maryland (MD)

While all shades provide a certain amount of privacy and light blockage, black out shades prevent the most light from entering the room of your choice. This makes them excellent for bedrooms and media rooms that often need a little bit more shade from natural and artificial lighting.

At Windo Vango, we offer add ons for your favorite Hunter Douglas shades to turn them into blackout shades with options that are both stylish and easy to use.

Blackout Shade Options

But before that, we must first discuss how Hunter Douglas blackout shades work. In particular, we need to discuss two available room-darkening and blackout systems available with many Hunter Douglas shades. These include LightLock™ or Duolite®.

The LightLock™ system works by fitting securely into a window frame. It features a black, ridged interior surface that traps and absorbs incoming light with various strengths from all angles. This leaves a room nearly dark when operated.

Duolite® combines two fabric panels in a single shade (one that is light filtering and one that is light blocking) for ultimate light control whenever you wish. We are happy to help you decide between the two!

Best Rooms for Blackout Shades

Theoretically, black out shades can be applied wherever you’d like them to be in your home. However, if you would like a little bit of guidance or inspiration, we generally have a few areas where they thrive. These include:

1. Bedrooms

If you have ever been kept up by artificial or natural lighting, creeping inside of your window, then you might benefit from black out shades. Since the shades are crafted to block out the most amount of light, including moonlight, street lamps, car headlights, and more light pollution, they will help you achieve deep REM sleep by making sure that no one wanted light creeps in.

2. Media Rooms

Similarly, it is annoying when unwanted light comes into your media room and causes glare on your screens when you’re trying to watch a movie. That is why we also recommend blackout shades for these particular rooms. Once you hang your blackout shades up, you can enjoy your movie night without any glare all night or all day. Plus, it helps create the perfect movie theater ambience.

3. Living Rooms

Finally, we recommend black out shades for living rooms. For this particular, we recommend having a liner that can be removed or one of the systems mentioned above where you can pull down the blackout shade when needed. This allows you to have added insulation when you leave your home for an extended period time. For example, if you have a vacation in the summer, black out shades will help keep your home comfortable by preventing heat transfer when you are away.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about blackout shades, be sure to contact us online or visit us today at Windo VanGo. Visit one of our two locations in Marriottsville and Frederick, Maryland. We proudly serve Marriottsville, Frederick, New Market, Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville, Edgewater, Annapolis, Cockeysville, Crofton, Lutherville-Timonium, Towson, Elkridge, Benson, MD and surrounding areas.