Grimes, IA • (515) 710-9937

Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Waking up in the morning can be easy or very difficult for people. Sometimes, the amount of light that comes into our room when we sleep or wake up could make sleeping peaceful, or not.

Many windows in houses have either blackout blinds or blackout shades. A blackout blind has strips of material, called louvers, which rotate to help control the amount of light being emitted into a room. They can be lowered or raised, or even partially lowered or partially raised. 

Blackout shades are usually made of a one-piece material, that can be lowered or raised, but not made out of strips like the blackout blinds. These are preferred during the summer or winter, to insulate the heat or the cold. Using these, no light is being emitted at all, unlike some blackout blinds

Researchers say that exposure to light while sleeping can affect one's quality of sleeping harshly. Some people work the night shift and need to work during the day, and blackout blinds or shades are what they need to have a comfortable and well-rested sleep.

Blackout shades and blackout blinds can be used in almost any place, like conference rooms, hotel rooms, and school auditoriums. These can help a home or office to control the amount of light that is being permitted into the room. Blackout blinds and blackout shades are essential for many things and help us in ways we never think about.

Bright Line Blinds can help you find the perfect shades for your home. Contact us today.

Return to Blog

We are your local Hunter Douglas Dealer in the Des Moines area

BrightLine Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

  • phone
  • email

Monday, July 6, 2020

General

A Brief History of Hunter DouglasĀ®

A Brief History of Hunter DouglasĀ®

In Düsseldorf, Germany, Henry Sonnenberg started a tool distribution and manufacturing company in 1919.

Finish reading A Brief History of Hunter DouglasĀ®...

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 54 seconds

Monday, May 25, 2020

General

What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments

What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments

There are different reasons to install window treatments in your home. One, to minimize sunlight coming in, another to decorate the window and make your home look more pleasing, and also to help with privacy. They say function is more important than form, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still keep the sunlight out and make your windows a beautiful accent piece for all to enjoy. However, there are some things to steer clear of when choosing the right window treatments for your home. 

Finish reading What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments...

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 34 seconds

Monday, April 13, 2020

General

Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Waking up in the morning can be easy or very difficult for people. Sometimes, the amount of light that comes into our room when we sleep or wake up could make sleeping peaceful, or not.

Finish reading Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds...

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 16 seconds

BrightLine Custom Blinds

(515) 710-9937

  • Monday8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday8:00am to 12:00pm
  • visa
  • mastercard
  • amex
  • discover
  • paypal
  • venmo
  • cash
  • check