Trouble Sleeping? Fool-Proof Ways to Blackout a Room


Have you been having trouble sleeping because of unwanted light entering your room? Want to blackout the entertainment area so you don’t get that annoying glare on the television? Read on to hear some of our favorite ways to blackout a room.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades.

Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are a classic choice for keeping your room free of light – plus, they’re incredibly energy efficient. Cellular shades create a sort of “pocket” between the window and your living space, where warm or cool air is trapped, preventing excess heat or air conditioning from escaping through any cracks in your window. 

Blackout cellular shades have extremely small light gaps, so you may not even need any extra siding to prevent light spillage from becoming a nuisance. If you still want the option of letting light in, combining sheer and blackout cellular shades will make switching from light to dark as easy as possible.

Plus, did you know cellular shades have terrific sound insulation, too? Just another reason why they make the perfect choice for living and bedrooms.

Roller Shades

Roller blackout shades.

We love the versatility of roller shades – with the proper adjustments, they can work for just about any room! Roller shades come in tons of different materials, colors, and styles, making them easily customized to fit your decor.

There’s one tiny problem with roller shades, and that’s the light gap can get wide enough to make a total blackout pretty much impossible. Luckily, this issue is easily fixed with side tracks. With side tracks that limit the amount of light exposure seeping through any gaps, you can choose from light-filtering to complete blackout material, making it easy to find the sweet spot for your room.


Draperies for bedroom.

Elegant draperies are one of our favorite choices for blacking out a room — especially if you’re a fan of being able to pick and choose fabrics for a dramatic or subdued effect. At Made in the Shade, we can custom create draperies to fit your windows perfectly, ensuring that there are no forgotten gaps or areas where light is still able to come through.

Not to mention, draperies can be layered over your existing window treatments or paired with complementary choices like sheer shades for a light filtering effect you can easily control depending on your mood. Pick from the largest variety of designs and styles to find the perfect fit for any room.

Still curious?

With so many affordable options to choose from, the options are truly endless when it comes to finding the right match for your window treatments. To learn more about how Made in the Shade can help you find the right blinds, shades, drapes and more to fit your home, give us a call at 720-458-6566 or get inspired by some of our options and examples.

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