Custom Blackout Roman Shades & Window Blinds

Create an Oasis of Cool & Calm with Blackout Roman Shades

Everyone loves natural light, but sometimes there’s just a bit too much or you need more privacy. Blackout roman shades are a great way to accomplish this, but aren’t they drab and lifeless? Well, nothing is farther from the truth because blackout fabrics come in any hue or pattern you can imagine.

You’re about to find a collection of blackout roman shades that keeps outside intrusions away while bringing style and energy to your interiors. And if you happen to have fallen for a fabric which is non-blackout, fear not!  You can always opt for a blackout lining to get the same effect.

If you’re still wondering whether blackout shades fit your bill, read on.

Top Reasons to Buy Blackout Roman Shades

While having an option to darken your bedroom is a great incentive standalone, there are several other reasons why you should consider blackout roman shades for your home. 

Room Darkening & Sleep-Friendly

There’s nothing like a dreamless sleep after you’ve slogged it out in the office. But what if your work hours are odd and the world around is awash in light when you’ve finally got to crash on the bed? Whether it’s your job or your Netflix binging that sends you late to bed, you’ll be grateful to have room-darkening blackout roman shades. They cut the inflow of light substantially. And now you can sleep like Rip Van Winkle! Do remember that if you’re choosing a blackout lining behind a non-blackout fabric, the thickness of your face fabric does play a role. Say, for example, a velvet shade with a blackout lining will be more effective than a sheer shade with the same. 

Spiffy Tip: Go as high and as wide as you can to prevent light leaks from sides of your shades. Also, outside mounting is preferable because it offers more coverage than inside mounting.

Quieter Homes

So to the question if blackout shades can cut off noise, our answer is yes and no. Yes, because its thick textured weave does enable it to absorb noises to a large extent. No, because it does not mute all the sounds away like a chimeric fancy. Whether you’re dealing with traffic noises or the neighbors’ pool party, blackout window dressings can muffle the hubbub and let you enjoy your peace. Count on them for your media rooms and study rooms as well. And by the way, it’s a two-way deal. All the noises of your squealing kids and loud stereos also get muffled to a great extent and cause lesser trouble for your neighbors.  

Foolproof Privacy

If you want to give one perfect answer to a prying neighbor, a blackout roman shade can be that. Largely immune to light and shadow, this shade can never tell anyone where you are or what you are up to. 

Say No to UV Rays Warping your Furnishings

Natural light can light your spirits, but there’s a lot of value to being able to block it out when desired. Over time, exposure to bright sunlight can prematurely fade your textiles and upholstery, and warp your wooden furniture and floors. It’s about time you go the blackout way and say no to this slow damage, especially if your west-facing windows are letting in more than all the UV you and your home can deal with.

Temperature Insulation

Summers are getting warmer and winter chiller. Ensure better insulation for your doors and windows therefore with blackout roman shades. We treat ours with thermal coatings that keep sunlight out in summers and trap room heat in winters. There’s no greater boon for those who are too sensitive to extreme weather conditions.

Never at a Loss of Choice

You can accessorize virtually any room with roman shades that block light without creating a somber look. Even a children’s room or a nursery is a great fit for our roman blackout shades. Serene, cloudless blue, pastel yellow, and other light, vibrant shades will suit the young ones perfectly. And do you have a favorite pattern which is not available in the blackout fabrics category? Well, then, you can simply opt for a blackout lining.

Layer Up!

Custom roman shades look great on their own, by why stop there? You can layer your blackout roman shades with curtains in a similar shade and style. If your purpose is also to enhance the beauty of your room (duh!), pairing blackout roman shades with other window treatments adds a layer of sophistication or fun to your space. It also facilitates more insulation and more control over the inflowing light and sound.

White Blackout Roman Shades. Yes Please!

After you pick your jaw off the floor at the suggestion, consider this…blackout roman shades don’t have to be black or gray or heavy or boring. Choose from bright colors such as white (or yellow or pink or peach) that lift your mood and shelter you from bright sunlight if you desire. This stunning combination gives a room light and warmth, but with extra privacy and without rude awakenings at sunrise. The efficiency of light control will however be lesser for a roman shade in bright hues as compared with those of darker hues. Though it must be noted that a darker front fabric will absorb more light than white, and therefore always be slightly more effective.

Can a window treatment ever be more thoughtful than a blackout roman shade? If you love sound sleep and quiet days, there’s nothing more alluring than this alternative. So, spice up your decor with a stunning roman shade made more efficient with a spiffy blackout functionality. Get on the shopping spree at Spiffy Spools and be assured that you’ll find the shade of your dreams today.