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The Best Blackout Shades in November, 2018 – The Top 3 Countdown begins!

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Kept in the Dark – 
We Review the Best-Selling Blackout Shades

Blackout shades and curtains should do what they say  – keep rooms dark and restful, blocking out 100% of the light. By default, that also keeps the room cooler. Just right for a blissfully deep sleep.

However, there are shades on the market that go under the guise of blackout, but in fact merely darken the room by blocking out a fraction of the light. If you work shifts, need your baby to nap during the day, or just want a totally black room, you need a complete blackout blind.

To help you decide, we’ve tested the Best-Rated Blackout Shades of November, 2018:


1) Passenger Pigeon Thermal Insulated Blinds


This beautifully made shade feels well made and sturdy with a pleasingly smooth rolling action. It comes in a variety of happy colors and blocks 100% sunlight and UV from your room.

What We Like

Arriving with everything needed to put this blind up, it was very easy to install, and looks stunning once in place. It blocks glaring sunlight really well – nothing can get through this. To be precise, it gives you two alternatives: To block 50% or 100% sunlight. Other amazing features include thermal insulation and noise reduction to let you rest. You can choose from a variety of colors, from traditional deep black to lake blue and pink. Delivery was fast.

What Needs Improving

The material feels a little unconventional at first, it’s almost like vinyl. But it does the job well.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A very nice blackout blind, at the ideal price. Take time to measure your windows (accounting for the mount, and so on) to ensure that you order the correct size.

PASSENGER PIGEON Thermal Insulated 100% Blackout Waterproof Fabric Custom Window Roller Shades Blinds,28" W x 72" L,Sky Blue

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2) Coolaroo Terracotta Outdoor Shade 6ft x 6ft


This earthy shade is vibrant, effective and blocks up to 90% of harmful UV light. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, this blackout shade will help lower your energy costs. It arrived promptly, and with everything included for putting it in place.

What We Like

These terracotta blinds are so easy to put up that we had them installed within minutes. They do a great job of keeping out the daylight. We especially appreciate the breathable, quality fabric which fits in nicely with the rest of our decor. The color is vibrant and fun, and looks good in all seasons. Since this blind is designed for outdoor use, the fabric is resistant to damp, mold and dirt.

What Needs Improving

After a few times, it did start to stick a little on the roll back, but nothing too bad, and it hasn’t got any worse with time and usage. Delivery was a little slow, but if you can easily contact the seller for a precise estimate.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For the price, an effective and good looking blackout shade made from lovely material. A nice addition to our terrace to keep us cool from the burning sun. Approved by the International Melanoma Foundation. It's a winner.

Coolaroo Outdoor Cordless Roller Shade 6ft by 6ft Terracotta

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Last update was in: September 6, 2018 3:51 am
$59.97 $77.57


 3) Huntington Spring Roller Shade


This clean, white cordless roller shade from Huntingdon feels hard-wearing and looks perfectly modern. Offered in a variety of sizes, this black out blind will block UV rays and cold drafts keeping you warm and comfortable.

What We Like

This blind was easy to get up and running. We love that it’s made from a supple quality cotton material, which makes it feel expensive. This is a cordless roller mechanism, which makes it extra safe if you have little kids or pets running around the house. It’s highly effective at blocking out light, and the customer services are very responsive if you ever have any problems.

What Needs Improving

The instructions were a little thin, but as I say, with a little patience we managed it. Make sure you select the right dimensions for your windows.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A great, ergonomic blind – well designed, well made and works a treat. Very happy to recommend this as an excellent blackout shade.

Huntington Blackout Cordless Spring Roller Shade

Last update was in: September 6, 2018 4:04 am



1. What are the different kinds of blinds?

There are lots of different window blinds to choose from. You can have roman blinds, venetian blinds, roller blinds, vertical blinds and wooden blinds. All of them can do a great job at making your room dark and cool. Think about which type of blinds fit your design aesthetic. For example, we love the clean, modern style of the Huntingdon Spring Roller Shade.

2. Should I get shutter blinds?

A window shutter is good at blocking most of the light and looks good in your home. However, it won’t be as effective as a blackout blind in terms of keeping all of the light out.

3. Where can I get made to measure blinds?

It’s important that you buy blinds that are made to measure so that they fit your space perfectly. Before you order, measure your window as accurately as possible. You can find easy measuring guides online to help you along. All of the window blinds we review are available on Amazon in a variety of shapes and sizes.

4. What are the best kitchen blinds?

There a lots of blind designs that would work well in the kitchen. One thing you should bear in mind is that the blinds are easy to clean. For example, some blinds may show stains from splattering cooking oil. A venetian blind could work well as it’s quick to wipe down.

5. Where can I buy cheap blinds?

The best place to shop cheap blinds is on Amazon. As long as you know your measurements, you can find a lot of beautiful styles that will be delivered to your door. If you don’t like your blinds, you can return them easily.


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