Room-darkening window treatments

Room-darkening window treatments can be a great investment– especially in Texas. Besides blocking out heat and UV rays they can help reduce the glare on your television while watching a movie and even help you sleep more soundly. If you think it is time to invest in new window treatments, room-darkening treatments could be the right solution for your room. 

Hunter Douglas offers a variety of light-blocking shades that allow for the right amount of room darkness. But with so many options which room-darkening treatment is the right investment for you? Here are a few options when deciding on room-darkening treatments. 

While all window treatments provide some amount of light control, some room-darkening treatments offer more benefits than others, depending on what you are looking for. Fabric type and color play a major factor in the amount of light that is let in. Sheer fabrics will provide less light control, semi-opaque fabrics will provide privacy while letting in some sunlight, and opaque fabrics will almost completely block out all light. Hunter Douglas treatments will darken a room but do not entirely eliminate light. 

If your goal is to block out as much natural light as possible, window treatments that are designed to minimize light gaps, outside window-mounted treatments, or adding drapery will be your best option. The Duette® LightLock™ system can achieve unparalleled room darkening. It has been crafted with U-shaped side channels that blend into the window, and the LightLock system absorbs light and prevents it from entering the room.

Roller shades could be another great option for room-darkening treatments. They have a sleek, modern design that creates privacy and let in just the right amount of light, all while reducing glare. If you want to enjoy nearly complete darkness you can opt for a room-darkening fabric. If versatility interests you the Silhouette® Duolite® is two shades in one. It provides all the benefits of a traditional Silhouette shading but with a room-darkening roller shade behind it.

Being in Texas, it is always great to reduce the heat coming into your home. If you are interested in the added benefit of keeping heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter the honeycomb shade has a cellular design that adds a layer of insulation. For added energy savings, the Duette Honeycomb Shades are a perfect option. 

Whichever room-darkening treatment you choose, one of the major benefits is the potential energy savings. Our multitude of window covering options help block out the harsh Texas sun, and in turn, lower your utility bill and protect your furniture. 

There are several options when it comes to investing in custom window treatments from expert advice to energy savings and more! If you’re in the market for a fully tailored experience, please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with us today.