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Best Room-Darkening Window Treatments for Homes

Whether you’re after more restful sleep or you simply want thorough light control in each room, adding room-darkening window treatments could be the right choice for you. Luckily, you’ll get far more than just effective light control when you customize blackout shades and room-darkening window treatments with Hunter Douglas. By exploring different window treatment styles and options for personalization, you can get room-darkening window treatments you’ll also enjoy looking at.

Designer Roller Shades near Kildeer, Illinois (IL) and other custom room darkening window treatments.


It’s possible to turn a wide variety of shad styles into effective room-darkening window treatments when you add the available Duolite® system. This system is a great option for rooms where you’ll want to maintain the option to have light-filtering shades. This is because the system adds an independent blackout liner that you can operate behind your normal set of shades. And when you want to darken any room, you’ll get to watch as your shades turn into effective blackout shades in seconds.

One of the best parts of this feature is that you’d never know it was there until you started lowering the blackout liner. Since the system works from the same headrail as your main set of shades, your window treatments will maintain an uncluttered appearance.

Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery

Vertical drapery has long been a traditional way to get excellent light control and luxurious style. When you choose Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery for your windows, you will have some exciting options for customization, including when it comes to your choice of opacities. By selecting a room-darkening fabric, you can keep your bedroom dark at night and enjoy the comforting style and sound-dampening, making your bedroom a great place to rest.

You can make this effect even more dramatic by adding PowerView® Automation, which lets you schedule your room-darkening window treatments or use voice commands to adjust the light.

Designer Roller Shades

While there are other room-darkening roller shades out there, Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades stand out thanks to their precise fit into your windowsills. This allows them to be very effective room-darkening shades while also looking sleeker compared to other roller shades. Plus, you can enjoy the convenience and precision of the Custom Clutch headrail along with the beautiful fabrics of the Alustra® Woven Textures® collection.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

The number of ways to customize Duette® Honeycomb Shades seems nearly endless, including when it comes to adding room-darkening features like Duolite®. Operating Duolite® on your energy-efficient shades will be especially fun too since it uses a sleek center headrail design you can operate by moving directly with your hands. Another exciting option you can add for easy room-darkening is LightLock™. As the leading blackout shade system on the market, this system is capable of making your home pitch black even when the sun is shining.

Here at Barrington Draperies & Shutters, we are proud to offer a great selection of custom room-darkening window treatments from Hunter Douglas. We are located in Barrington, IL, and serve the Northwest suburbs, including Palatine, and Kildeer. Visit us today!