Whether you’re preparing a nursery for your new baby or trying to get better sleep as a 3rd shift worker, to block sunlight you’ll need special window treatments.

You don’t have to spend tons of money. And you especially don’t have to hang up your old comforter to block out the light. Try these window treatments to effectively block sunlight from your room. 

Block Sunlight For a Better Sleep

Why bother blocking the sunlight if your eyes are going to be shut anyways?

Studies show that a completely dark room is best for sleeping and can help improve mental health. 

In addition to blacking out curtains, try reducing artificial light within the home as well for darker rooms and a better night’s sleep. 

Blackout Curtains

A drapery curtain is one of the easiest ways to block out unwanted light.

To block sunlight altogether, draw the curtains completely. To let a little bit of sunlight in, try using sheer curtains in the middle for a little bit of style and shine.

If you’re going for a dark room, make sure to get curtains that will completely cover the window so no light is allowed in. 

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, or honeycomb shades, are perfect for blocking out light in bedrooms. It covers the whole area and is pleated in a way that it totally folds up and can be out of sight when you want to let light in.

You’ll need to make sure you get a cellular shade specific for room darkening. The more complex the pleating of the cellular shade, the more protection given to the room (and your energy bill). 

Roman Shades

If you’re not into the look of cellular shades, you could go the roman shade route.

Roman shades have the appearance of drapery and fold up like an accordion. If you like the look and feel of roman shades, try one with a blackout lining. 

Roller Window Coverings

Roller window coverings allow you to pull down the shade by hand in one smooth motion. When you put the shade back up it rolls up into a neat spiral. 

You can spruce up the look of the roller shade by putting curtains over it. We recommend installing the shade above your window in a way that no light can seep through.

Not all roller shades are built for darkening rooms, so make sure that you have a room darkening shade and not just a regular shade which will allow light into the room. 

How Will You Darken Your Room?

Not sure what window treatment is best for you to block sunlight and have a dark room? We can help. 

At Van Gogh Window Fashions we have all of your room darkening needs, plus a whole selection of blinds and curtains for rooms where you’d love the light to shine in!

Contact us today to get started.