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April 10, 2015

Block It Out: How to Effectively Combat Glare and Light Pollution

by Kim

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Hunter Douglas Silhouette® window shadings

With sunnier and longer days on the horizon, we’re reminded of our love affair with light. But like any relationship, there are times when one may get on the other’s nerves. With bright daylight comes glare, and better nighttime visibility often results in increased light pollution. Luckily, there is an easy way to minimize these negatives – custom window treatments.

Blockout Light Pollution

Light pollution caused by streetlights, outdoor signs, full moons and other exterior sources can cause a restless night’s sleep. Just ask Brooklyn residents about the city’s newly installed LED streetlights – the blue glare from these energy efficient bulbs is causing community-wide sleep deprivation. Sounds like a city in need of some black-out window treatments!

Hunter Douglas Provenance Wood Shades With Blackout Liner
Hunter Douglas Provenance® Wood Shades With Blackout Liner

For maximum room darkening effects, we recommend choosing window treatments in opaque fabrics and constructed with minimal light gaps, seams and rout holes. If you need occasional room darkening, opt instead for a blackout liner available on most roller shades. The liner can be sewn directly to the face fabric, and for ultimate flexibility, operate independently of the outer decorative shade.

Minimize Daylight Glare

Has glare on your TV ever prevented you from watching your favorite show? Or has the sun ever caused your flooring or furniture to fade? Then you’re in need of some light filtering window treatments.

You don’t need to go total blackout to protect your possessions from the harmful effects of the sun. Sheer window treatments are an excellent way to soften incoming light, reducing glare and filtering out harmful UV rays.

Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades For Media Room
Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades

To make your viewing experience more enjoyable, outfit your windows in coverings that offer room darkening benefits like shades and blinds. Or consider black-out window coverings for media rooms and man caves.

The Best Solution

For optimum light control, we recommend laying multiple window treatments. By pairing shades and blinds with custom drapery, you can achieve superior versatility, allowing you to adjust your window coverings to match all your light control requirements, from soft filtering to total blackout.

Hunter Douglas Provenance Wood Shades and Drapery
Hunter Douglas Provenance® Wood Shades and Custom Drapery

Is your home and furnishings at the mercy of the sun? Sign-up for a free virtual or in-home consultation and one of our design experts will help you find the best light control solution. Get started today!

Cover Photo Credit: Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings

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Kim is a window treatment and drapery certified designer helping clients in Ottawa and surrounding Ontario communities find the perfect window treatments for their homes. She has more than 14 years of experience in interior design and window coverings.

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