6 Uses for Blackout Shades

6 Uses for Blackout Shades

6 uses for blackout shades | Wasatch ShutterBlackout shades are not only for blocking out the sunlight in bedrooms; you can also use them in a variety of ways around the home. Here are some of the most common ways that people use blackout shades in their homes.


Whether you work the night shift and need to get your sleep in during the day, you regularly take a nap in the afternoons, or you simply like to sleep in late, blackout shades are the perfect solution for creating a dark and sleep appropriate bedroom during the daylight hours.

Home Theater

Blackout shades are also the perfect solution for creating the perfect environment for watching movies (at any time of the day) in your home. You can block out any sunlight completely and use special dimmable lighting in your home theater in order to create that perfect movie theater ambiance. Blackout shades are also useful here in that they will cut out any glare that would otherwise interfere with your ability to see the TV or projector screen.

Photography darkroom

Do you happen to still have a hobby in film photography and printing photos? Instead of using the only room in your home that has no windows, you can turn any room into a darkroom using blackout shades. Many photographers like to use a spare washroom for their darkrooms because of the easy access to running water. Simply add blackout shades to any windows, and you’re well on your way to having your very own darkroom.

Photography studio

If you’re a photographer and would like to set up a studio in your home, then you can use blackout shades to block out any sunlight, allowing you to fully control the light that enters your studio with all studio lighting.

Computer workspace

You may not feel that you’re regular at home office needs blackout shades, but if work on your computer often (to edit photos, edit videos, work on graphic design or web design projects, etc.), then blackout shades might be the perfect accompaniment to your workspace. Blackout shades can block out incoming sunlight and reduce any glare that would otherwise become a nuisance on your computer screen.


If you have a baby or young child, then blackout shades can help in creating the perfect environment for sleeping come nap time. A darker room can help a young child sleep better, and you always have the flexibility of supplementing with a night light or drawing up the shades again as needed.


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