For most of the year, getting as much light into a room is the priority, since most people like to have brightness as it adds a greater feeling of ambiance and makes the room more pleasant to be in. However, during the height of summer this can sometimes be reversed, with the strong summer sun making the room too bright for comfort, while also making it uncomfortably hot.
When this happens, many people look at installing some Room darkening blinds in order to make the room more comfortable by reducing glare and excessive heat. Luckily, there are many types of window blinds that can do the job.
One of the most popular is the traditional Venetian blind. There are many types to choose from, with PVC and metallic slats now on the market, though one of the most popular choices is still the old-fashioned wood blind.
These have the advantage of having very little glare, even in bright sunlight, and especially when a dark wood such as oak or walnut is used for the slats. By choosing a blind with narrow one-inch strips, the amount of light can be controlled to a great degree, making for maximum comfort.
For an extremely muted look, bamboo shades can be a great choice. These can add a rustic appearance to a room, and also impart an oriental touch. These are also great for adding variable light patterns on the floors and ceiling, making for a very relaxing atmosphere.
If you want the room to be extremely dark, it can be an idea to take a look at roman shades. These will cut out most of the sunlight, and can be an excellent choice when a dark environment is needed, perhaps to watch the TV during the middle of the day.
Take the time to check out these three types of room darkening shades and find the one that suits your style.