There are so many decisions to make when deciding on a window treatment. If you’re torn between a blackout shade to block out most light and maintaining privacy while allowing some light in, then the versatile day/night shade may be the just the product to satisfy your variety of light control needs. When ordering a cellular shade, there are typically two types of fabric opacities to choose from, light filtering or room darkening. A day/night shade is a single window treatment which utilizes both light filtering and room darkening fabric. The middle bar separating the two fabrics can be pushed down when light and privacy are desired, pushed up when greater light blockage is needed, or completely raised for a full view to the outside.
Day/night shades are especially useful for bedrooms where creating a dark cocoon will encourage sleep while simultaneously providing the option of welcoming the daylight, when you’re good and ready, and being able to maintain some privacy. They are also advantageous in offices where managing different screens, monitors and varying levels of incoming light throughout the day is crucial to your productivity.
Because two materials that make up the shade have different opacities, meaning how much light they allow to pass through, even if the chosen color is the same, the fabric colors will look different once installed with natural light coming through. Keep in mind that even if the fabrics aren’t an exact match, they will always coordinate seamlessly, making these multipurpose shades the high-style and high-function choice for your demanding windows. Day/night shades really are a double delight.