Blackout shades, also called blackout blinds, block 99% of all incoming light. This is a popular feature for bedrooms and home theaters, or any room where you want to block out almost all light. Since not all blinds and shades are equal when it comes to blackout, we've assembled the following selection of blackout blinds to make your selection even easier. Blindsgalore offers the best selection of blackout shades and blinds available online. Save with discount prices, free shipping & samples.
Blindsgalore makes shopping for blackout roller shades and curtains easy and very affordable. No need to leave your home. Simply pick your blackout shades for your windows and get them delivered right to your door. Choose from all the major brands including: Bali, Levolor, Comfortex, Graber as well as our own 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 simply have too many gaps between all those 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, coupled with a tight-fit within the window casing to cut back on light seepage. The definition of room darkening is more broad and may not mean the same thing between one person and another. Blackout is specific and means to block almost all incoming light.
Blackout can be achieved with a number of different styles to satisfy your design needs as well. Some shades, such as cellular shades and roman shades, are made from a blackout material to block light, while woven wood shades require an attached blackout liner. We have carefully chosen this selection of products and styles that will provide the best blackout experience for you. There are even options for panel tracks and skylights.
Keep in mind that the blackout property of a window covering applies only to light trying to pass through the shade - you will also need to consider 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 your window depth and construction, light may creep around the side of the blind. A drapery or side panel can help cover up this light seepage.
Custom shades fit better within your window casing and is therefore and important component of achieving blackout. Custom blackout shades have minimal light gaps between the shade and window casing. This precise fit, coupled with opaque shades makes for the best blackout shades.
Another option is an outside mount shade - just remember to add enough width and length to fully cover the window plus part of the wall to prevent light from going around the shade. Although there may still be a soft glow around the edges of the shade, no direct sunlight will pass through the shade material.
Window blinds have horizontal slats or vertical vanes and include: wood and faux wood blinds, mini blinds, vertical blinds, panel tracks & shutters.
Window shades roll up or fold up and include: cellular shades, pleated shades, roller shades, roman shades, solar shades, woven woods & sheer shades.
Distinctive honeycomb design. Maximize energy efficiency & help insulate your home. Available in soft light filtering or room darkening fabrics
Offers a simple, flexible and chic solution for sliding doors or picture windows. Also known as panel tracks or sliding panels. Can also be used as a budget-friendly room divider
Offers an exotic, natural & stylish look. Also known as natural, bamboo or matchstick shades. Available in many handmade weaves, patterns & materials
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.
In business since 1939, The Graber brand has long been synonymous with style and sophistication, providing a timeless look that's always on trend.
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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.
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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
Strands of wild grasses are woven together for casual style
Whether a simple design or a complex weave, matchsticks make the shade.
Large round reeds with other natural materials make a bold statement.
Stained or painted narrow slats of wood are featured in these shades.
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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.
Blindsgalore offers a wide variety of window treatment options that improve child safety
Enjoy the highest level of insulation of all window treatments with Graber CrystalPleat cellular shades
Bali DiamondCell cellular shades offer fashion-forward window coverings at the right price
Cover your skylight windows with style and efficiency with Bali's Skytrack cellular shades
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