There are many window treatment options for your bedroom beyond blackout drapes. While room darkening drapery can be very useful (and stylish), many other types of shades can meet your needs and complement the design of your bedroom.
Roller Shades for Ease of Use
If you like to draw your shades at night and raise them every morning, Roller Shades could be an excellent treatment for your bedroom. Roller Shades are available in Light Filtering and Blackout materials. If your bedroom faces the back of the house and doesn’t get much sun, or you live in an area where privacy isn’t a concern, Light Filtering or Print Roller Shades like The Novogratz design shown above can add a bright touch of color to your space. Light filtering shades allow the natural light in, so your bedroom will feel bright even when your shades are closed. They also virtually disappear when raised, as demonstrated in the photo below from w.b. builders, so Roller Shades are ideal if you have a beautiful view from your bedroom.
For room darkening and full privacy, Blackout Roller Shades can help you sleep easier by blocking the morning sun. Choose from 13 exclusive materials in more than 70 colors.
Roman Shades for Obstructed Windows
For the softness and texture of drapery with the practicality of shades, look no further than the Roman Shade. For old homes with radiators, odd wall configurations, or bedrooms with furniture placed under the window, drapes are sometimes not the best choice. Francis Interiors transformed this Central Park West Bachelor Pad with rich colors and a wide Cascade Roman Shade in the bedroom.
As always, you have choices with Roman Shades in style and material. Cascade and Aventura Roman Shades provide a structured look with horizontal lines, while Flat Roman Shades are clean and classic. Tulip Roman Shades and Relaxed Roman Shades offer a full look with rounded folds at the bottom. Add a free privacy or blackout lining for light blockage, or create your shade in a sheer for a gauzy feel.