Shades are used to control the amount of light entering a room by creating a darkening affect. Blackout shades get their name from the fact that they are black because they are not but from the fact that they give a room a sense of darkness or preferably a ‘blackout’. Blackout shades are mainly used to prevent the bright sun rays from reaching a person. If a person was taking an afternoon siesta, these shades would come in handy as they wouldn’t want to wake only to be greeted by some harsh, bright, light going through their eyes. They are also very appropriate when used in a baby’s room to ensure it is not disturbed in any way as sleep makes them grow.
Most blackout shades are plastic or vinyl in nature. Before purchasing one, it is good to gather all details about it and buy from a licensed retailer.