Collection: Room Darkening Shades and Blinds

  • 3/8 Single Cell Light Filtering Top Down Bottom Up
    Cellular Shades and Blinds, Parent 3/8 Single Cell Light Filtering Top Down Bottom Up
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    $30.99
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  • 3/8" Single Cellular Shade - Budget, Light Filtering, Cordless
    Cellular Shades and Blinds, Parent 3/8
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    $49.99
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  • Zebra Room Darkening Roller Shades
    Zebra Shades, Parent Zebra Room Darkening Roller Shades
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    $82.99
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  • 2" Signature Cordless Faux Wood Blinds Woodtone
    Faux Wood Blinds, Parent 2
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    $69.99
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  • 2" Premier Cordless Faux Wood Blinds
    Faux Wood Blinds, Parent 2
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    $62.99
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  • 5/8" DAY/NIGHT Cellular Shades Single Cell Cordless
    Cellular Shades and Blinds, Parent 5/8
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    $102.99
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  • Classic Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Pleated Shades
    Pleated Shades, Parent Classic Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Pleated Shades
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    $96.99
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  • Classic Cordless Pleated Shades
    Pleated Shades, Parent Classic Cordless Pleated Shades
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    $67.99
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  • Simplistic Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Pleated Shades
    Pleated Shades, Parent Simplistic Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Pleated Shades
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    $82.99
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  • Simplistic Cordless Pleated Shades and Blinds
    Pleated Shades, Parent Simplistic Cordless Pleated Shades and Blinds
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    $58.99
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  • Premier 1% Solar Screen Roller Shades
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Premier 1% Solar Screen Roller Shades
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    $71.99
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  • 3 1/2" S Shape PVC Vertical Blinds
    Vertical Blinds, Parent 3 1/2
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    $201.99
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  • Basic Roman Shades
    Roman Shades, Parent Basic Roman Shades
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    $147.99
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  • Affordable Roman Shades
    Roman Shades, Parent Affordable Roman Shades
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    $133.99
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  • Modern Roman Shades
    Roman Shades, Parent Modern Roman Shades
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    $204.99
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  • Premier 3% Solar Screen Roller Shade
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Premier 3% Solar Screen Roller Shade
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    $71.99
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  • Light Filtering Roller Shades - Classic Fabric
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Light Filtering Roller Shades - Classic Fabric
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    $52.99
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  • 1" x 1" Cordless Classic 6g Aluminum Mini Blinds
    Mini Blinds, Parent 1
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    $54.99
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Room Darkening Blinds

If you want to block most of the light coming into a room, but don’t want the type of light blocking that blackout shades offer, then you need room darkening blinds from Factory Direct Blinds. Blackout shades block out 99 percent of the light, while room darkening blinds block out between 95 percent and 99 percent of the light. (Any window frame treatments that block less than 95 percent of light are usually referred to as “light filtering.”)

Room darkening blinds, shades, and window treatments are perfect for home theaters, home offices, and other rooms where you need to block most but not necessarily all of the incoming light. Darkening blinds may also work for bedrooms that don’t receive a lot of morning sun or ambient light at night. If you get a lot of light, you will want blackout blinds instead.

Roller Shades

Some of the most popular darkening shades at Factory Direct Blinds are roller shades. We can see why these are top sellers. Roller shades offer modern designs, a slim profile, an affordable price, lots of colors, and both room darkening and blackout options. If you want a contemporary window treatment, you can’t go wrong with these room darkening shades that block light and are easy to install.

Every Type of Shade can be Room Darkening

Factory Direct Blinds also offers other types of room darkening blinds, including zebra shades, cellular shades /honeycomb room darkening shades, room darkening Roman shades, and both wood and faux wood blinds. No matter your color scheme or the decor aesthetic you’re going for, we offer room darkening shades that will perfectly fit both your style and your budget. You’ll see the difference once you see how your shades blocked the incoming light.

Not sure what to get? Our custom shades buying guide helps you make a decision, while our roller shade installation guide demonstrates how to fit your shades to a window frame.

FAQs

Can you see through room darkening shades at night?

It depends on the specific shades. Some room darkening shades block the view from the outside completely, meaning other people can’t see inside your room. Others block less light, meaning other people may see silhouettes moving around in your room. However, they shouldn’t be able to pick out specific features or objects.

What are room darkening shades?

Room darkening shades are special shades that prevent between 85% and 95% of the light from entering a room. They provide privacy while not completely blacking out the room.

What is the difference between blackout and room darkening shades?

The key difference between room-darkening shades and blackout shades is the amount of light they block. Blackout shades are made using special materials designed to prevent 100% of the light outside from entering a room. Room darkening shades typically block between 85% and 95 of the light. As such, blackout shades are best if you want complete darkness while room darkening shades are better if you want a touch of light to enter a room.

Do room darkening shades keep heat out?

Room darkening shades block the majority of outdoor heat from entering your home. However, they’re not a perfect solution. If you want to improve the heat-blocking potential of your shades, consider adding thermal blind liners or creating a layered window solution that combines shades and curtains.