Did you know that up to 30% of adults in America have chronic insomnia? Sleep is essential for the mind and body to reset and recharge. In addition, proper sleep keeps your immune system strong and your brain functioning correctly. One of the best ways to get a great night of sleep is to make sure your room is as dark as possible. Light from streetlights, passing traffic, or neighbors’ homes and trigger your body to wake up, even if you are asleep. At Creative Hands, we can help you choose the best room-darkening window treatments for your decor and budget.
Roman shades are an excellent choice for room darkening. Their elegance is unmatched, and they are available in a variety of fabrics and opacities to achieve the right amount of darkness needed for quality sleep. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades from Hunter Douglas have available Duolite® technology which features a sheer or light-filtering shade with an attached room-darkening back liner all housed on a single roller. The stacking style can also provide significant room darkening without the Duolite® feature if the rolling style isn’t your style. Roman shades will ensure your room is classic and stylish in the daylight, as well as help your room stay darker.
Blinds are always a great choice for bedrooms with several colors, finishes, and styles, but the cord holes can let enough light seep in to disturb sleep. de-Light™ technology from Hunter Douglas eliminates the cord holes on their wood, faux wood, and metal blinds. Getting rid of cord holes blocks out 50% more incoming light than traditional blinds for more restful sleep.
Vertical blinds may not seem like the best choice for room-darkening but if you have large expanses of windows, or French doors leading to a patio, you’ll be surprised at just how dark your room can be with vertical blinds. Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds from Hunter Douglas feature curved vanes that take on the look of luxurious drapery folds. The 3.5” wide louvers mean fewer gaps for light to sneak in, and these vertical blinds feature a patented headrail that reduces light gaps.
While neither type of blinds will create total darkness in your bedroom, they make a substantial difference in preventing unwanted light leaks.
Cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas, not only provide energy-saving insulation they can also aid you in getting a better night of sleep. With varying opacities, including room-darkening, your cell shades can keep more pesky light out. A bonus is that these cell shades absorb noise, as well. Incoming noise from outdoors will be reduced by up to 70% for a more tranquil sleeping environment.
We’d love to help you make your bedroom better suited for a good night’s sleep. Call us at (585) 254-5484 or schedule a consultation online. For your convenience, we offer in-home and after-hours consultations by request. You can also visit us on Facebook to read reviews from past satisfied customers. We are located in Rochester, NY, and serve all of Western New York and the Fingerlakes, including Pittsford, Fairport, Penfield, and Victor. We’re looking forward to working with you.