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Best Blackout Shades for Homes

Sometimes, simply getting relief from direct sunlight is all you want from your window treatments. But in some cases, you’ll want blackout shades that can thoroughly darken your home. The last thing you want when shopping for room-darkening shades is to find that your new window treatments don’t quite get the job done after you’ve installed them. That’s why you should turn to Hunter Douglas for getting custom blackout shades that are both stylish and effective.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades near Boone, North Carolina (NC) and other custom blackout shades for homes.

Custom Shades with Duolite®

One of the best reasons to choose Hunter Douglas custom shades when styling your home is that you can turn just about any shade into blackout shades. The available Duolite® system is a clever feature you can add to a wide range of custom shades. It allows you to lower a blackout liner behind your front shades to turn them into room-darkening shades. So now, you have plenty of options when it comes to light control.

The liner doesn’t add any bulk to your shades either since it can lower from the same headrail as your shades.

This system is especially fun with Duette® Honeycomb Shades. The design gets switched up a bit by fitting your cellular shades with a center control rail. You can move the rail up to reveal your blackout shades and down to open up your sheer shades.


Another fun option you can choose for Duette® Honeycomb Shades is the available LightLock™ feature. This relatively new system stands out in the home decor industry as the most effective room-darkening shade you can get. The key to this blackout shade design is the series of side channels that encase the cellular shades, which prevents light from leaking through. As a result, you can lower your shades and make any room pitch black even on a bright summer day.

So, if you want the ultimate solution for your bedroom shades or for keeping your home theater dark during the day, then LightLock™ is what you’re looking for. And another perk of having Duette® Honeycomb Shades as your bedroom window treatments is that the cells will help keep your room quiet and peaceful.

Designer Roller Shades

Designed to bring a potent one-two punch of style and light control to any room in your home, Designer Roller Shades revel in simplicity and luxury. Hunter Douglas aims to have the most precise roller shades on the market, so each set of Designer Roller Shades is carefully built based on measurements from your windows.

Adding to the precise fit is the Custom Clutch headrail system, which gives you intuitive control of how you raise and lower your shades. This system is designed to allow you to gently close your shades within the windowsill without having your shades folding. As a result, your shades will provide a clean look and excellent light control.

Here at Appalachian Blind & Closet Co, we are proud to offer a great selection of custom blackout shades from Hunter Douglas. We are located in Boone, NC, and serve Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville, Newland, and Jefferson in North Carolina, and Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, and Elizabethton in Tennessee. Contact us today to get started!