Blackout shades or room darkening?

ILoveRedDecember 5, 2012

My Dd and SIL are coming with my new grandson for a week at Christmas. This is where they will sleep. When they were home last they woke up at 5:30 in the morning because of the East light.

I'm ordering blinds tonight and praying I get them by Christmas. I really like the look of the room darkening shade better than the blackout. But will it make the room dark enough?

This is the one I am planning to order.

The blackout is the Bali blackout on the same site.

Will the room darkening darken the room pretty well?

Thanks for the quick advice. Don't know why I procrastinate like this.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link

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If the room gets full, direct morning light, I'd get the blackout shades. If it's just indirect morning sun, then maybe the room darkening ones would be enough.

If your DD and SIL are the primary users of this guest room, you could also ask them which they would prefer.

It looks as if the shades would be hidden during the day under the valance, and only be seen at night, if that makes a difference.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 6:42PM
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I would go for the blackout.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:50PM
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Just ordered the blackout. Got all 3 blinds for 238. Pretty pleased.

One thing out of the way.


    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 8:05PM
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