Blackout shades, also referred to as blackout blinds or room darkening shades, block 99% of incoming light. This is a popular feature for bedrooms, home theaters, or any room where you want to block out light. Since not all blinds and shades are equal in blocking light, we've assembled the following selection of blackout blinds to make your selection easier. Blindsgalore offers the best selection of blackout shades and blinds available online. Save with discount prices, free shipping & samples on our blackout blinds.
Blindsgalore makes shopping for blackout roller shades and curtains easy and affordable. No need to leave your home. Simply pick the blackout shades for your windows and get them delivered to your door. Choose from major brands including Bali, Levolor, Comfortex, Graber and our signature line.
It should be noted, that technically there's no such thing as blackout blinds. True blackout can only be achieved with window shades and, to a lesser extent, curtains. Blinds have too many gaps between all the slats and vanes to effectively blackout a room.
There is a difference. Blackout cannot be achieved with any opaque window shade. It is the combination of two factors: an inside-mounted, opaque window shade, and a tight-fit within the window casing to cut back on light seepage. An outside mounted shade can also provide blackout as long as there is sufficient overlap to eliminate light gaps at the edges. The application and definition of room darkening shades is broader and may not always mean the same thing. Blackout is specific and means to block most incoming light.
Blackout can be achieved with a number of different blackout shades to satisfy your design needs as well. Some blackout window shades, like cellular shades and roman shades, are made from a blackout material to block light, while woven wood shades use an attached blackout liner. We carefully chose this selection of products and styles that provide the best blackout experience. There are even options for panel tracks and skylights.
Keep in mind that the blackout property of a window covering applies to light trying to pass through the shade - also consider the light going around the shade. For blinds ordered as inside mount, a small deduction will be taken from your ordered size by the manufacturer so that the blind will fit inside the window; depending on the depth and construction, light may creep around the side of the blind. A drapery or side panel can help cover up this light seepage. You might also consider an outside mount blackout shade with plenty of overlap on the sides, top and bottom.
Custom shades fit better in your window casing and are therefore an important component of achieving blackout. Custom blackout shades have minimal light gaps between the shade and casing. This precise fit, coupled with opaque shades makes for the best blackout window shades.
For outside mount shades, just remember to add enough width and length to cover the window plus part of the wall to prevent light from going around the shade. Having a generous overlap helps to provide the maximum amount of blackout needed. Although there may be a soft glow around the edges of the shade, no direct sunlight will pass through the material.
Shop our huge selection of blackout blinds and shades that allows you to find options to match any décor. Offered as outside or inside mounts, our selection of blackout window shades allows you to find the perfect product for any setup. Shop now to save on room darkening shades with free shipping and samples.
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Distinctive honeycomb design. Maximize energy efficiency & help insulate your home. Available in soft light filtering or room darkening fabrics
Offer a fashionable look at an affordable price. Can be ordered with liners for additional privacy & light control. Available in multiple fabrics with solids & patterns
Provide the custom look of fabric window treatments. Same benefits and easy operation as shades. Available in a large variety of colors, textures & patterns
Offers an exotic, natural & stylish look. Also known as natural, bamboo or matchstick shades. Available in many handmade weaves, patterns & materials
Cordless lift option easily raises and lowers the blind or shade for convenient and safe operation
Cordless top down bottom up shades allows you to lower the shade from the top, raise it from the bottom, or both.
While most blinds and shades are easy to install, these window treatments require no tools and no screws to install in your window.
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Since 1939, Bali has been providing beautiful, quality window treatments to customers around the world. Choose from a comprehensive selection of Bali blinds and shades.
Save money without sacrificing quality. Choose from Blindsgalore's signature line of custom window treatments and coverings.
Exclusively from Blindsgalore, a designer brand featuring a contemporary collection of window treatments crafted with built-in luxury features
Comfortex has developed a wide array of innovative blinds and shades to meet your needs.
Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, this line of custom blinds and shades features stylish and exclusive colors, a wide range of child-safe features and the quality you would expect from Good Housekeeping Custom Blinds and Shades.
In business since 1939, The Graber brand has long been synonymous with style and sophistication, providing a timeless look that's always on trend.
Levolor, one of the most recognized names in custom blinds and shades, has set the standard in window fashion, design innovation and product quality since 1914.
Simple Fit Pop in Shades are the most revolutionary shade we’ve seen in years! These are the easiest custom cellular shades to install—no tools needed! Just push a button to lock your shade in place inside the window frame—it takes about 30 seconds.
Simply Chic window shades provide a custom designer look at an affordable price.
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Horizontal blinds and shades operate up and down instead of side to side. These types of blinds work well on nearly all windows except sliding doors.
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring white and off-white fabrics and materials.
Beige / neutral is a versatile color that goes well with many different looks.
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring brown fabrics and materials.
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring red or pink fabrics and materials
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring orange fabrics and materials.
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring yellow and cream colored fabrics and materials.
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring green fabrics and materials.
Choose from our great selection of window treatments featuring materials and fabrics in numerous shades of blue
Choose from our selection of window treatments featuring purple fabrics and materials.
Choose from light gray tones to deep slate colors - everything between white and black
Try black window treatments for a striking contrast and modern look
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Upgrade your RV, motorhome or trailer with the perfect custom window blinds or shades. We've handpicked a selection of window treatments that are best suited to installation in RVs and campers that fit any style and budget.
Take a look at our cellular window treatments.
Offering a variety of natural textures, fabric is featured in a number of shades and vertical blinds.
Flattened pieces of bamboo in various colors are the star of these window treatments
Whether a simple design or a complex weave, matchsticks make the shade.
Stained or painted narrow slats of wood are featured in these shades.
Take a look at all of our blinds and shades for hard-to-reach windows
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Features products manufactured to the highest standards of environmental responsibility for a no-compromise upgrade.
Energy efficient window coverings help lower your utility bill and while making your home more beautiful.
Choose from a great selection of Levolor's Accordia line of energy efficient cellular shades, available in single and double cell.
Casual Classics® roman shades from Bali offer the softness of a drapery with the practicality of a shade
Enjoy the highest level of insulation of all window treatments with Graber CrystalPleat cellular shades
Bali custom tailored roman shades feature premium fabrics with hand-crafted quality
Bali DiamondCell cellular shades offer fashion-forward window coverings at the right price
Choose your style, color and fabric for a one-of-a-kind expression of yourself
Take a look at our new sleep shades from Comfortex Window Fashions.
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