For those who work late nights and need to sleep all day, it can be tough when your bedroom is filled with sunlight. Or even just the slightest bit. The sun comes up, your biological clock kicks in, and melatonin tells you it’s time to wake up. Oh, a set of blackout shades would have been so useful right about now.
If that’s your next purchase, but you have no clue where to start, we’ve put together some ideas to help you. It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and find a way to keep that natural light out. And it’s not just for the upcoming lazy Sunday morning, but also for free afternoons when taking a short nap almost seems like the world’s greatest treasure.
Drapes Combined With Blinds/Fabric Shade
1. Dream Setup
Right at the border between rustic and modern, we find this combination between curtains and blinds. It’s the kind of setup you’d expect to find in front of a large window, which opens up to dreamy scenery, either in the heart of the mountains or close to the sandy beach. This combination can easily be matched with some rustic furniture, but the combinations are really endless.
2. Exquisite Roman Details
The antique Roman feel given away by this set of blinds and drapes combination is reminiscent of how villas used to be decorated back in the days. The neutral tones are a perfect match for every chromatic combination you might have chosen for your room, while the curtain ropes with tassels at the end add a touch of elegance to the entire setup.
3. Organic and Discreet
There’s something about Venetian blinds that adds a touch of romance to a home. When strings of light delicately pass through the blinds, it almost seems like a honeymoon morning, perfect for enjoying coffee and breakfast in bed. It’s a timeless décor, especially when paired with matching drapes. The natural look feels almost organic, turning a powerful lit room into a cozy corner for solitude.
4. More Roman Elegance
Looking at this combination without daydreaming feels almost impossible. The combo between the Roman shades and drapes is certainly a fashion statement, showing us that using antique elements can turn every corner of the room into a cozy space. The combination possibilities are endless, so you can play around with different patterns and color combos until you create the setup of your dreams.
5. Romantic and Practical
Blackout shades for bedroom windows are the ultimate form of bringing romance in your life. With the blinds fully pulled down, you can enjoy a discrete atmosphere. With the blind partially pulled, you can allow the sun’s delicate rays to light up the bedroom. The entire setup emits a country-style vibe, perfect for people who aren’t really fond of the most modern décor elements.
6. What Dreams Are Made Of
Just by looking at this combination between roman shade and nude drapes, you can’t help but picture how they could turn a bedroom into a regular princess chamber. The neutral tone of the shades is that of an elegant bridesmaid’s dress, while the beautiful details and patterns of the shades are perfect for elegant setups.
7. Blinding Warmth
Wooden blinds will never go out of style, meaning they can be paired with a lot of different drapes, in order to transform any bedroom into a cozy haven. With a set of Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds, you can fill the room with warmth, while also blocking some natural light. Not only will this make any room visually appealing, but it creates the perfect setup for a good afternoon nap.
Cellular Skylight Shades
8. Retractable Skylight
There’s something about the idea of pushing a button and turning day into night (and vice-versa) that sounds extremely appealing. With a set of skylight shades, you can pretty much control life as know it. You are in charge of much light or darkness covers your bedroom, giving you the possibility to rest without bright interruptions, or suddenly let sunlight in, to wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
9. Budget Blinds
Here are yet another option for those of you who like the practicality and simplicity of a good pair of shades. Because using a blackout curtain really isn’t an option in a bedroom with an oblique ceiling, you can experiment with different blinds, giving you the possibility to customize the natural light intensity in your bedroom.
10. For Darkness, Press 1
Motorized blackout cellular shades are definitely a very modern option. If you take pride in having a contemporary-style bedroom, this option should totally be at the top of your list. Elegant, simplistic, and very minimalistic, this skylight shade can customize the light input that allows you to switch between different moods.
11. Simple, Modern, Elegant
If you want to enjoy a cozy bedroom atmosphere without going through the hassle of browsing hundreds of different blackout options for your windows, the simplicity of these shades is what you’re looking for. It’s the perfect choice for people who work night shifts, and can’t rest during the day because of powerful sunlight.
12. The Lazy Option
If it’s motorized blackout shades for the bedroom you’re looking for, we have another very cool option in store for you. What makes these types of blinds so popular is how easy it is to create the ambiance of your choice with the push of a button. No more untying ropes, pulling curtains, or even getting out of bed.
Day Night Cellular Shades
13. Filtering Light
Whether you find it soothing to sleep in pitch black darkness, or you want to filter out light, to still be able to enjoy some of that vitamin D source, this set of vertical cellular shades is one option that’s definitely viable in each of these two situations. With a neutral tone, it’s the perfect match for any bedroom, giving you full control on how much light you’re letting in.
14. Versatile Option
Day or night, bedroom or living room, adult or kids’ bedroom, this honeycomb shade option has gained a lot of fans throughout the years. The simplicity of the mechanism, as well as its minimalistic design, is what made this product so famous. It’s the perfect addition to the master bedroom, where you want to be in charge of all your natural light-related options.
15. Noise-Free Darkness
Here’s another elegant pair of shades that absorbs light and noise, to create the most comfortable sleeping environment. Sometimes, natural light can really hit you in the face on a Sunday morning when you planned on sleeping late. With a pair of shades like these, you will never have to worry about nature’s natural alarm clock getting in the way of your extra sleeping schedule.
16. Modern Blinds
If you’re looking to find Cortinas day and night plissee for bedrooms, we have a recommendation that will knock your socks off (and put your nightcap on), This particular set of shades will guarantee that what happens in the bedroom, stays in the bedroom. It can also make sure that whatever’s outside won’t get in the way of what happens in the bedroom. It’s the perfect solution for creating the bedroom ambiance you’ve always wanted.
17. White White, Baby
White cellular shades are the perfect choice for bedroom windows that’s typically more protected from sunlight. While it blocks natural light and created a cozy bedroom setup, it’s best suited for windows that are not facing east or west. The choice for white shades can complement any modern equipped bedroom, and it’s a color choice that never runs out of style.
18. Honeycomb? Yes, Please
We absolutely love with honeycomb setup, with shades that can block natural light, as well as insulate the bedroom. This feature can keep the heat outside in the summer, and inside during the winter. The color combo is exactly what you hope to get from a set of shades that looks to bring more intimacy into the bedroom.
19. Shades for Night Owls
Sleeping during the day becomes kind of a mandatory thing if you’re a night owl. Naturally, creating the right ambiance for day sleeping is also important, as you want to avoid natural sunlight, which alerts the body it’s time to stay awake. The best blackout shades for day sleepers are the one that can do just that: keep the sun away. A set of dark shades like these is just what you need to get you rest.
20. Privacy at its Finest
A set of Savannah shades is just what you need in order to achieve the ultimate form of light control. Both elegant and practical, these types of shades will make sure that the privacy of your bedroom is under strict protection, while also creating the right setup for any bedroom-related activities that might cross your mind.
21. Customizable Discretion
Suitable for more than just bedroom, these Savannah shades are what turn a powerfully lit room into the cozy corner of retreat you always wanted to have. Whether you want peace to take an afternoon nap, want to rest your eyes while coming home from school, or are simply a fan of darkness, a set like these can make it work.
22. For Zebra Lovers
Or just any animal lovers, in fact. This particular set of shades is the perfect statement of boldness, showing everyone who sees them that you’re not afraid to make a statement. The cotton shades are adorned with beautiful zebra print, scattered on the entire surface of the fabric. The wonderful pattern does not limit the use of these shades to the bedroom, but would also look great in a kid’s room, a nursery, a bathroom, or a kitchen.
23. Espresso Understands
The natural shade of espresso, combined with the ability to really filter out some of that annoying amount of light makes this product the best blackout shades Amazon purchase we can think of. The folding design is simple and beautiful, allowing you to adjust the light input until the room turns into a place of dreams.
24. Hardwood Soft Sleep
Hardwood shades will always be an excellent option in terms of blackout shades. With different paint finishes and durability you can rely on, they are a great choice for homeowners that are fans of wooden décor pieces with added functionality. In the end, it all comes down to blocking light with a pair of shades that adds elegance to the bedroom, so this option is definitely worthy of your attention.
25. Blinded to Perfection
This is one hardwood shade option that you can’t just scroll past without giving it the attention it deserved. The timeless style and the functionality of this set can’t be neglected, as it turns the average dormitory into a place of solitude, a fortress that gives you the freedom to sleep at any time of the day or night.
26. Long-Term Investment
Custom hardwood plantation shutters are an option that’s perfect for just about any bedroom. The shutters are durable, trustworthy, and extremely practical, making every homeowner feel like they’ve made the investment of a lifetime. Keeping natural light away from the bedroom has never been easier, especially when sleeping during the day becomes necessary.
27. White Dreams
Perfect for windows large and small, we meet yet another example of how hardwood can customize the ambiance inside your bedroom. Despite their ability to block natural light, the white shade of these blinds doesn’t darken to room up to a point where it feels like a cave, but rather helps it maintain its natural beauty.
28. Plantation Perfection
One of the reasons why plantations shutters are such a good option is because they manage to balance a discreet design, with the necessary blackout properties that everyone is looking to enjoy when opting for a product in this category. As you can see in the image, as the light delicately infiltrates the panels, the gorgeous color of the shades is complemented.
29. White for Every Season
The timeless look of white shades is sometimes not appreciated as it should be. White shades can never run out of style because they are easily matched with the current bedroom setting on every home. They are both a source of light and darkness, preventing the windows from being weighed down because of heavy dark shade colors.
30. Best Baby Blinds
Looking for an interior shutter that goes great into a child’s room? In your quest to find the best blackout shades for baby room setups, you can consider using shutters instead of blinds, as they are less likely to gather dust, being a more hygienic alternative for your kid. It’s one of the best investments ever because nobody wants any external factors interrupting the baby’s nap time.
31. Planting Some Darkness
If anyone tries to convince you that a plantation shutter is a kitchen choice, trust your own guts and install them in whatever room you please. With the possibility to customize them to perfectly match the size of your windows, plantation shutters are the most efficient way in keeping nasty sunlight away from your well-deserved hours of rest.
32. Match Made in Heaven
Here’s one more example of how a good set of hardwood shutters can match just about every bedroom setting imaginable. Their custom fit is perfect no matter the window height, width, shape, and layout. The white color matches the light walls perfectly, lighting up the room despite their ability to block the sun’s rays.
33. The Odd One Out
Does your bedroom have some sort of arch, triangle, or oddly-shaped windows? No problem! Hardwood shutters are here to help you once again, as their high level of customization makes them the perfect option even for the most uncommon of setups. With a shaped shutter, you’re able to block out natural light, while having a set of shutters that compliments and protects your windows.
34. Playing with Light
Honestly, I can’t get enough of looking at how this hardwood shutter blends in perfectly with all these different bedroom layouts. This particular setup features a simple, but elegant set of shutters that can be opened and closed as you please, allowing fresh air to enter the room, giving you full control on how much light your bedroom has.
35. From Zero to Hero
Can you honestly say that pictures like these don’t push you one step towards ordering your own blackout shutters? Aside from the obvious light blockage benefit, they basically take a dull bedroom window and make it look ten times more awesome. As you can see, there’s no problem in matching white shutters with dark brown windows. What’s style, anyway?
Blackout Roller Shades
36. Go Big or Go Home
The best blackout shades for nursery room all come down to this idea: go big or go home. There’s no in between, which means that you either opt for casual roller shades or get one with the most vivid colors and prints possible. This option falls into the former category, matching every nursery with full success.
37. Love Me Some Versatility
The gray choice for this particular set of framed blackout shades for the bedroom is excellent because it’s versatile enough to work in a multitude of scenarios. The simplicity of the shades goes hand-in-hand with some modern-style furniture, perfect for urban settings that are focused on minimalistic rooms. It’s so simple, it’s actually perfect.
38. Neutral Elegance
And if it’s blackout shade simplicity you’re after, here is another idea on how to decorate your bedroom with a solid pair of shades. Roll them up to enjoy the view, or pull them down to get some privacy: it’s as simple as that. The neutral cream tone is perfect with any wall color, turning the focus away from the windows, and redirecting it towards other elements inside the room.
39. You Light Up My Bedroom
What’s really awesome about blackout roller shades is that they are available in a wide variety of color, so it’s highly unlikely to have troubles in finding a shade that complements your bedroom setting. Another awesome thing is how these shades are so simple, they won’t load up the walls or windows with elements that simply have no place in being there.
40. Brush Them Windows
These blackout roller shades have a brushed pattern that makes them a slight upgrade compared to the more basic options out there. The brushed visual effect makes them perfect for a modern bedroom, with contemporary furniture and décor that doesn’t carry too many colors. They’re easy to install, and will surely be your best companion the next time you plan on sleeping in.
41. Backgammon Blinds
Backgammon fans are going to love the pattern on this set of roller shades, meant to create pitch darkness even in broad daylight. The white rollers embed geometrical black patterns, with narrow diamonds that remind us of the pattern we saw in a backgammon board. When completely pulled down, they have a very pleasant visual effect, as the stretched-out shapes make the windows appear taller.
42. They See Me Rollin`, They Lovin`
The best quality blackout roller shades need to meet two conditions. First, they should be able to keep out natural light as much as possible when pulled down. Second, the fabric needs to be resistant, so you won’t have to buy a new set because your old one has worn out super-fast. This particular choice features floral and leaf pattern, perfect for the most intimate corners of your home.
Blackout BLINDS & FABRICS
43. Miss You Less, See You More
I just love mixing popular song and movie titles with these awesome shades I find. With this particular set, I got inspired to look into how a simple set of blackout blinds can turn even the most powerfully lit room into a cozy dark corner of solitude and reflection. Going to sleep during the day has never been easier!
44. Tribal Tweaking
Turning your bedroom into a trendy setup is now a walk in the park, especially with a fancy set of blinds like these. The woven background is all sorts of awesome, with grey patterns that suggest you are living in the “now”. The pattern is reminiscent of the dream catcher, a talisman that traps nightmares and protects your sweet dreams.
45. Welcome to the Rest-Nest
Isn’t it awesome how simple it’s become to enjoy sleeping in the middle of the afternoon? We all love a good bath in the sun’s light, but let’s face it: natural light is a nuisance when we want to get some rest. With these blinds, you can say “no” to natural light, and turn your bedroom into a rest-nest.
46. Too Cool for School
Is there a thing as too much grey? If there is, this set of blinds will prove everyone wrong, mostly because the color tone makes it easy to mix and match your blinds with whatever type of modern furniture you have lying around the bedroom. If you want your bedroom to be cool, this is about as cool as blackout shades get.
47. Whale, Isn’t This Nice?
How is it possible for these types of blackout blinds to pass by unnoticed? Look at those adorable whale prints, just waiting to be paired with a baby boy’s nursery. The light blue mammals are just dying to decorate the windows of a kid’s room, but also prepared to fight sunlight whenever you need them to.
48. Pink Is My Favourite Color
Delicate pink color, combined with a brushed pattern, plus some light blocking abilities on top. This has to be the recipe for a successful interior decorating process for a baby girl’s room. Add some purple elements into the bedroom, maybe some throw pillows or a fluffy blanket (heck, a stuffed pink elephant will do) and you’ve got the bedroom that every girl dreams of.
49. Falling in Love
Urgh, this color is so intense, and I can’t help falling in love with it. This purple setting is so sexy, it almost doesn’t matter if the blinds are opened or shut. However, the entire setup is giving us some new bedroom decoration ideas. Ladies, if you live alone, this is one of those ideas that just can’t be neglected.
50. Polka, Please
Neutral colors are a thing, there’s no point in denying it anymore. And when those neutral tones are combined with a high-quality window shade, the result is a useful product that can be matched with the type of bedroom furniture. Whether you’re going for a cozy country-style look or a contemporary décor statement, this blackout roller is the next best thing.
51. Can I Plisse Have Those?
What is it about plisse shades that make us want to buy some right now? Maybe it’s that horizontal illusion they create, adding depth to even the narrowest of windows. Ideal for every bedroom with predominantly pale colors, it’s also a perfect match for white furniture, allowing you to play around with different styles and combinations.
52. Country vs Modern
This set of Venetian blinds makes a great addition to country-style bedrooms, but they still manage to emit a contemporary vibe. We’re always excited to come across a piece that can fit different bedroom style, and this is precisely one of those options. Oh, and that wooden color is the touch of forest elegance we all love to see.
53. Style and Functionality
We’re just gonna go ahead and say it: aluminum blinds are not for everyone. They are the perfect choice for people that like to think “It’s my bedroom and I don’t care!” It’s a hassle-free option that makes it easy to just pick a set of blinds and install them into your bedroom, to enjoy darkness as soon as possible.
54. Woodn’t You Know it?
You can’t really go wrong with wood blinds, at least not when they come in a darker shade of brown. They opaqueness is the champion amongst light barriers, creating the cozy sleeping environment you want the freedom to enjoy at any given time of the day. Simple, but such a statement…
55. This Is It
We came across another elegant choice that proves just how true the “simple is better” statement actually is. With the natural ability to bring darkness into a powerfully-lit room, this wooden set of window blinds is the perfect addition to any bedroom, regardless of style, decoration elements, or the statement you want to make.
56. Knot to Be Neglected
Be honest, are all these puns boring you? If they are, you’ll probably find these blackout shades boring as well. Too bad, because the tie-up feature is actually really cute, suitable for more than just the bedroom. The natural creamy shades are easy to mix and match, posing as the perfect combination between the light vibe and the darkness they can bring to the room.
57. Roman Blinds or Burberry Elegance?
If you’re the least bit familiar with Burberry’s signature fabric patterns, these Roman blinds will remind you of just that. The pattern combines different shades of green and red, to create a very traditional-looking window blackout blind. It goes really well with a vintage-style room décor, especially because of the traditional vibe.
58. Pleated Painless Choices
The accordion-style blackout shades are amongst our most favorite light-blockers. With a set of pleated shades, you can add a lot of width to your windows, as the horizontal lines create the perfect optical illusion to contribute to this effect. As you can tell from the image, it’s basically a flawless combination.
59. Blind No More
Grey, simple, elegant, perfect. With these shades, you can go from blinding light to total darkness in a matter of seconds. Don’t you just love the freedom of fiddling with the amount of light in your bedroom? The shades can be paired with minimalistic bedroom layouts because they don’t bear any fancy patterns or intricate designs.
60. Bigger, Bolder, Rougher & Tougher
The grey background of these blinds is beautifully decorated with large white leaf imprints will definitely complement a grey or white bedroom setup. It’s amazing how a nature-style imprint can bring such a dull item to life, as the playful details of the leaves are truly a sight for sore eyes.
61. Dusty Pink
One can never get enough of vertical blinds because they make your windows appear taller. With great tallness, comes great elegance, especially when dealing with this dusty pink shade. It’s another perfect blackout option that combines utility with style. Plus, it has some really awesome and discreet pink stitches.
62. Pleat to Impress
The angles and shapes of unconventional windows are an element that will never run out of style. These pleated blinds just go to show you that no window is too big of a challenge when you want to find the right option for creating a darker environment to sleep in, regardless whether the sun is still up or not.
63. The Devil Is in the Details
Leaf patterns on blackout blinds are the cutest thing ever! A decade ago, people could rarely find such beautiful and practical vertical blinds to decorate their bedroom while finding utility in products like these. It’s amazing how a set of blackout blinds can be so full of light and joy. That’s one of the many things that make this set awesome.
64. More Venetian Vanity
If it’s white Venetian blinds you’re into, this is a bedroom setup idea that you’re bound to like. Since they’re white, they’re easy to match with different chromatic décor elements, emitting a sense of light despite the darkness they manage to create. Controlling light and easily matching the blinds with the furniture is now a breeze!
65. Star-way to Heaven
Roman blinds have opened up a world of possibilities in terms of how we want our bedrooms to look like. This charcoal option with white star patterns is absurdly simple but extremely beautiful. Not only does it make a suitable candidate for your bedroom, but it’s also a great choice for a child’s room.
Blackout Curtains or Liners/Window Covers
66. Reaching for the Skyline
Oh, how beautiful are these blackout window curtains? You can experiment with placing them in any room in the house, simply because you want to show them off. The gradient combination that transitions from cream to dark blue is perfect, while the building imprint with fine details is perfect for urban settings.
67. Ivory Dreams
This set of ivory curtains features a white lace overlay, which is pretty much setting up the bedroom for a princess type of situation. The natural color is perfect for a nursery, but also in a bedroom where you want to create a dream-like atmosphere, where you enjoy spending your days and nights.
68. Turn Off That Sunlight
Looking for the best blackout shades for night shift workers? Then you need a set that can completely turn days into nights, creating a relaxing ambiance that will send your brain signals for nap time. Opting for curtains in darker shades contributed towards creating such an effect, so the color options are really up to your own personal tastes.
69. Good Night, Sun
Intimacy in the bedroom is more than just a romantic thing: it’s a practical decision that releases that sleeping beauty (or beast) within you. These brushed window option is not just pleasant to the eye, but also easy to match with wooden furniture. Practical and elegant, it’s a top-notch choice for people looking to control the light inside the room.
70. Fade Away
Where do I even begin describing the awesomeness of these blackout shades? The city-line cutouts allow a very small amount of light to penetrate their surface, creating the illusion of a big city being lit up at night? It’s definitely a choice that takes blackout shades to the next level, creating a wonderful masterpiece that’s more of an artistic painting rather than a dull blackout shade.
Whether you work night shifts and have to sleep during the day, or you feel exhausted from insomnia and want to take a nap, despite the natural light coming in through the window that’s telling you it’s not the time for that yet, a blackout window option can get you out of every pickle. We know that all these options we gave you maybe a bit too much, but we couldn’t help it. If you had to narrow this list down to the top three choices for your current bedroom setting, which one of these would you go for?
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