Collection: Blackout Blinds & Blackout Shades
9/16" Classic Single Cell Blackout Cordless BlindsSold out NewRegular price$98.99Sale price$98.99Regular price
Economy Basic Vinyl Blackout Roller ShadesSold out NewRegular price$38.99Sale price$38.99Regular price
Classic Fabric Blackout Roller ShadesSold out NewRegular price$63.99Sale price$63.99Regular price
Modern Fabric Blackout Roller ShadesSold out NewRegular price$87.99Sale price$87.99Regular price
1/2" Budget Single Cell Blackout CordlessSold out NewRegular price$79.99Sale price$79.99Regular price
1/2" Budget Single Cell Blackout Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-UpSold out NewRegular price$100.99Sale price$100.99Regular price
Blackout Shades & Blackout Blinds
Many property owners and renters opt for cheap blackout shades from Home Depot that offer little to no light control. But every home deserves an effective room-darkening solution.
If you're unsure why investing in high-quality room shades is a great idea, here are a few benefits to keep in mind.
- Light blocking – The primary purpose of blackout blinds and shades is as a window covering, preventing light penetration. Whether you choose standard blackout blinds or blackout cellular shades, they have the same role. The blackout blinds in your home should allow you to create a home theater atmosphere.
- Privacy – Another great advantage of blackout blinds is privacy. They don't just light block – window shades also protect the privacy and intimacy of your home.
- Noise prevention – If you live on a noisy street, blackout blinds can reduce the amount of noise coming into your home. Next time your neighbor mows the lawn, the blackout blinds will help.
- Temperature regulation – Thicker blackout blinds and double cell shades, in particular, can help keep the warm or cool air inside the home.
Blackout Shades for Bedrooms
Sleeping in a dark room promotes the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep faster. Therefore, blackout blinds for bedrooms are a logical and practical idea. Imagine you want to take an afternoon nap, but the light coming through the window keeps you awake.
You're one step closer to peaceful rest by pulling down the blackout blinds. Also, the blackout shades will keep the sunrise from waking you up from slumber when you sleep in on the weekend.
You can choose the blackout blinds that complement your bedroom design. It's not just about functionality. Your bedroom blackout blinds can also reflect your style.
What are blackout blinds?
Blackout blinds are a type of window treatment designed for light filtering. Ideally, blackout shades block light completely.
Dark blinds for windows can feature a single or double design, but homeowners can request cellular shades, cordless blackout blinds, or opt for custom shades.
How to install blackout blinds
Installing blackout shades is not overly complex but requires some tools, including a level, measuring tape, screws or nails, and a drill. The installation process includes the following steps:
- Measure and mark where the blackout blinds brackets will go.
- Pre-drill the holes for the nails or screws. Use a level to ensure the holes are even.
- Install blackout blind brackets.
- Remove the roller shades from the package and insert them into the brackets.
How to measure for blackout blinds
Measuring your window frame for blackout roller shades installation is pretty straightforward. You'll need a metal tape measure, a small stepladder, a pencil, and a notebook.
The most important part of the process is choosing where to hang the blackout blinds. Your options are to hang the blinds inside or outside the window recess.
All you need to do inside the recess blinds is measure the height and width of the recess. You can measure twice, top down bottom up, for greater accuracy. Add around 1.5 to 3 inches above and on the side of the window for blinds that will hang outside the recess.
How to remove blackout blinds
Most blackout cellular shades and roller blinds are removed by turning them counterclockwise and lifting them from the brackets. However, you'll need additional tools to remove the brackets to relocate the blackout blinds.
Remove the blackout blinds carefully and store them properly before using them again to keep them in optimal condition.