The Difference Between Room Darkening And Blackout Shades
Shades composed of light blocking fabrics are available in two distinct grades: room darkening and blackout.
Room Darkening Shades
Allow some light through the fabric. Although most light will not be allowed into the room, some light will penetrate the fabric and illuminate the area. Room darkening shades are perfect for people who typically sleep throughout the night and awaken early in the morning. They also work well for people whose sleep isn’t bothered by some light in the room. Composed of a thin fabric that typically blocks 95% of outside light, room darkening shades are usually cheaper than their blackout counterparts.