Light Filtering Shades vs. Blackout Shades vs. Room-Darkening Shades | Louver Shop of Atlanta
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Learn the Differences Between Blackout Shades, Light Filtering Shades and Room-Darkening Shades?

Custom shades in Atlanta offer you enhanced capability to manage the intensity of natural light in your home or business. They can also enhance your comfort and might even help lower your heating and cooling bill.

But there are some major distinctions in how these window treatments alter daylight, particularly when it comes to styles and fabric possibilities.

That’s why there’s an advantage to working with a design pro like Louver Shop of Atlanta. Our consultants are skilled when it comes to these differences so they can help you make the right choice for your residence.

You can check out product samples from the comfort of your living room during a free, in-home consultation. You can request one by contacting us online or by calling us at 888-428-1415. There’s no pressure, and we’ll help you find an option that matches your house.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are amongst the most wanted styles we offer through Hunter Douglas. But how do you know which option is right for your space? Here are the differences between how these shades handle daylight.


Light Filtering Shades

This means having additional control over how sunlight goes into and brightens a space.

Light-filtering shades convert blinding sunshine into a warm glow. This illuminates more of your space and lowers the reliance on artificial lighting. It can also be better looking, giving a room a consistent impression in contrast to a jumble of darker and bright spots.

Light filtration can also be controlled by the window treatment you install. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will soften. Any kind of opaque shades will block more daylight from entering a room.

These styles deliver a wide degree of privacy. Adding sunshine into your house doesn’t mean you have to feel exposed to the outside.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening is a classification between light filtering and blackout. While it provides additional management than light filtering, it doesn’t completely stop the light from your house.

You can use a room-darkening window treatment, like Roman shades, to reduce the light on a TV screen or keep bedrooms darkened.

Managing sunlight with roller and solar shades is also a fantastic method to reduce your energy bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a well-liked energy-saving option, can be customized in a rolling style to make lowering them even faster.

These shades are a good style if you seeking more privacy than what more see-through materials can provide.

Blackout Shades

This is superior to room darkening and stops most light from getting into your house.

Blackout shades are good possibilities for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Rooms with items that are sensitive to light, such as artwork
You can choose from styles such as Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
These shades often include a black backing or supplemental lining to block sunlight. They fit snugly against to windows to keep natural light from coming through.

Shades Made for Your Residence

Whether you need diffused light or want to make your room darker, there’s a Louver Shop of Atlanta shade that’s right for you. We offer the most up-to-date styles from Hunter Douglas with automated operating systems you can use with your phone.

To learn more about which shade is a good fit for your house, schedule a free, in-home consultation with us right away by calling 888-428-1415 or contacting us online. We’ll bring the showroom to you so you can settle on the best choice for your family.

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