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Blackout Shades

Ultimate Light Control & Maximum Privacy

For ultimate light control and maximum privacy, blackout shades are a great option for your bedroom, nursery, or any other intimate space. While no shade may be able to completely block out light during the day, the careful selection of shade features along with fabrics can go a long way towards achieving that goal. Norman® USA has several blackout options to choose from.

What is a blackout shade for?

Blackout shades provide benefits like privacy, energy efficiency, noise reduction, sleep optimization, and are designed to keep natural light out of windows. Crafted from opaque fabric to provide total room darkening, they’re a must-have for anyone who wants a quality night’s sleep to reduce light pollution, which helps create a dark sleep environment and encourages deeper, more restful sleep. Blackout shades also increase privacy by blocking out prying eyes. 

They’re ideal for rec rooms, entertainment areas, rooms dedicated to gaming, home movie theaters, or other creative projects since they reduce glare and filter out UV rays for more enjoyable TV & computer time. Blackout shades come in a variety of colors and textures, so there’s something for every room. With so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your personal interior design taste.

Soluna™ Roller Shades with LightGuard 360™

A great blackout shade choice that’s available in a wide range of textures and colors. For the ultimate room darkening experience, choose LightGuard 360™ which adds side channels and an integrated upper housing to block out any potential light seepage. This add-on blocks out more light than a standard window shade, helping you get a better night’s sleep.

Soluna™ roller shades are crafted from the highest quality materials and feature a slew of next-generation lift systems including the exclusive child-safe and pet-safe PrecisionLift™ cordless option which eliminates tugging or fiddling to find the position you want, or Norman® Smart Motorization which features a charging wand that simply plugs into the shade.

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SmartFit® Dual Shades with Frame

This window treatment is a top-down bottom-up, cordless honeycomb shade that fits tightly to the window jambs because its operating cords are placed on the side of the shade. Coupled with an integrated frame, it forms an even more effective blackout shade that is great for home theaters or bedrooms.

The dual shades working together give you the power to adjust each fabric individually, granting more privacy and light control options. The light-blocking wood frame can be customized in a color of your choice to complement your existing room decor. SmartFit® is a versatile solution for large and small windows alike.

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DayNite™ Shutters

DayNite™ Shutters are an exciting addition to your Blackout window covering options. These timeless shutters are a customer favorite and have now been re-engineered to provide the ultimate light-blocking experience. The shutters have an innovative layered design, with a honeycomb shade positioned behind the shutters.

You can choose to independently open one or close the other (shutter and shade) for light control, or close both for a complete blackout. This versatility provides endless options for light blockage. It also has great heat insulation benefits as well from the warm air trapped within the pockets of the honeycomb shade paired with shutters’ innate energy efficiency capabilities!

Sleep Matters - LightGuard 360™

SmartFit® Dual Shade

DayNite™ Shutters


Loving the look and they are exactly what I wanted and envisioned!

Susann H.

Very satisfied with our blackout shades!

John B.

Fast installation, good looking shades!

Danette T.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are blackout shades?

Blackout shades are window coverings that provide maximum light control, privacy, and room darkening by effectively blocking 100% of incoming light. Blackout shades are desirable for bedrooms, home theaters, and other spaces where you want to control the amount of light entering the room. Blackout shades can be made from many fabrics and materials. Each one has its own unique features and benefits.

What is the difference between room darkening and blackout shades?

Blackout shades provide 100% light blocking, while room-darkening shades only reduce the amount of light that can come through to 95% - 99%. Thus, only blackout shades can produce total and complete darkness.

Do blackout shades keep the heat out?

Yes, blackout shades can help reduce heat transfer through windows, making them a great choice for energy efficiency. Blackout shades also reduce glare from the sun, making it easier to see & work on electronic devices in your room.

How do you clean blackout shades?

Blackout shades are made from a variety of fabrics, so the cleaning instructions may vary. Generally speaking, it's best to spot clean dirty and stained areas with mild soap and water. To learn more about specific cleaning instructions for your blackout shade fabric, consult the product care guide.