Custom Blackout Shades

Blackout shades are most often used in bedrooms and media rooms where you want to eliminate any light from entering through the windows.

Product Overview

Custom Blackout Shades in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, Fresno

Shades are window covering product often referred to as “soft” window treatments as they are made from a roll of fabric instead of slats or vanes. Window shades bring a soft, sleek and warm design to your windows that are mounted either inside or outside of the window outline and are available in many options of fabrics as well as color combinations. Customized options are also available to suit your personal design needs. Blackout window shades take it one step further by providing a barrier for maximum light blockage. These shades are the optimal window treatment for bedrooms, nurseries and media rooms where you need the most control of light and privacy for uninterrupted sleep free from light seeping in or a dark room for movie viewing.

What are the benefits of blackout window shades?

Blackout window shades completely darken your room giving you maximum light control and total privacy while enhancing the décor and ambiance of your room. Blackout shades are multi-functional window treatment that blocks light, noise and helps reduce energy costs. With this being said, they are incredibly beneficial for anyone needing to sleep during the daytime hours, by creating the ambiance of night time while blocking out at least 40% of noise. Go from midday to midnight to ensure you get the maximum hours of rest by improving the quality of your sleep. During the cold winter months they prevent heat loss through windows and during the hot summer months they block light and sun heat helping you reduce your energy bills. For the most effective blackout effect, shades should be mounted outside the window casing. This will eliminate any light seeping through.

Cellular vs. Roller Blackout Shades?

Both cellular and roller blackout shades are popular window treatments providing a functional choice for light, noise and temperature control with some similarities and differences.

Cellular shades have a unique honeycomb structure which makes the air pockets an excellent insulator. They are visually appealing offering excellent sound absorption, insulation and light control. Cellular shades are easy to install and are available in a wide range of colors to suit your design needs. When raised they stack up at the top of the window because of their honeycomb structure giving you a full view of the outside.

Blackout roller shades offer maximum light and heat control. They offer slightly less insulation than cellular shades but are an excellent choice for large areas that get a lot of sunlight. They are easy to clean and are available in a wide range of fabrics.

Motorized Blackout Shades

Window shades can be drawn up or down manually, or a motorized version of shades are available for those taller hard to reach windows. Once drawn up, they form a thin stack for a clear, unobstructed view making them a very versatile window treatment giving you control over how much light you want to let in. Window shades are available in cordless and motorized options, making them childproof, providing you with a safe choice for any children and pets in your home.

Review

We are delighted with our motorized blinds and would highly recommend ‘Three Blind Mice’.

Energy Efficient

Blocks Light

Alexa Compatible

  • Horizontal

Orientations

12″ – 240″

12″ – 360″

Sizes

  • Moderate

Cost

Best Blackout Shade Products

Blackout Cellular Shades
  • Blackout cellular fabric blocks 99% of all incoming light.
  • Excellent choice for bedrooms and media rooms.
  • Provide insulation to trap cold and hot air on and around your windows.
  • Cellular Shades raise into a thin stack for a clear, unobstructed view
  • Lift options include child-safe cordless options as well as motorized options
  • Fabric is soft to the touch and durable.
  • Cellular Shades have little pockets of air resembling a beehive that trap hot and cold air, for maximum energy efficiency.
  • They are available in almost every color and pattern adding to their functionality and versatility.
Blackout Roller Shades
  • Blackout roller shades block 99% of all incoming light and give complete privacy.
  • Their simple, elegant design gives then a clean, modern and minimalist look.
  • Blackout roller shades are affordable and are available in a variety of colors to match your décor.
  • Simple to roll up and down.
  • The material facing the street is white for a neutral appearance from the outside.
Blackout Roman Shades
  • Blackout Roman Shades block out 99% of incoming light and provide absolute privacy to your room.
  • They are available in both textured and solid colors that will match any style of decor in your home.
  • Roman Shades have a modern look with fabric that creates horizontal folds making them a stylish addition to your windows.
  • Both functional and stylish, they stack neatly when retracted at the top of the window.
  • Best solution for media rooms, bedrooms, or nurseries.

Review

The blinds are easy to pull down and relatively easy to pull up. I like the look and blackout function.

What People Are Saying

Laurie S.

What a great experience working with this professional knowledgeable company. I love the end product and the team fulfilled everything they promised.

Katie G.

Fabulous job 3 Blind Mice, I love my new shutters. Extremely professional, helpful and polite service.

Janet G.

The experience with the company was great from the home visit to pick options for blinds to the installation. They company was very responsive and prompt. The office worked very hard to work with my schedule. All of the representative showed up right on time and were very personable and knowledgeable. I was worried about wrinkles in a set of the Roman blinds that were installed and I receive an almost immediate call back and a very quick scheduling for steaming. Very good experience. I wish all companies provided this great of services.

Heather B.

I think everyone was exceptional. Sherry was very good to work with and very knowledgeable. I liked that I received the quote the day that she came. Chris was great when he came to measure the windows and again when he came to steam the Roman shades. It was great how Ruben kept me informed of the progress. Barbara was great in working around me schedule. Rusty and Brandon were a great team and had all 18 windows done in great time.

Cheryl B.

I am very happy with the entire process! It was fun to pick out my window coverings, and I didn’t feel pressured at all to make quick decisions or to address areas I wasn’t ready to look at. Installation was smooth and the installers were great guys. I love the way my new windows look….lots of compliments and I really feel like the process was customized just for me!

Sebastian R.

Great service. Very attentive. Product is amazing and really helps with my energy bills.

Sheryl P.

EVERYONE was fantastic! Following the original install, I noticed the sliding glass door blinds were not fully closing (the panels didn’t lay against each other and you could see inside/outside the house). When I telephoned and explained the problem I was experiencing, their response was to get back to my house (very quickly I’d like to add), and with a little tweaking they now close as they should. I appreciated their quick and efficient response! From start to finish, it was a pleasure dealing with 3 Blind Mice. Thank you!

George D.

We love the Roman shades from Graber. They have the most extensive and unique woven shade selection we have ever seen.

Toni N.

My blinds were completed ahead of schedule, and they worked around my work hours for both consultation and installment. I highly recommend.

Michelle J.
 
Staff is very professional from original measurement, 2nd measurement for accuracy, to installation
Marilyn S.

Rick, my installer, did an outstanding job on the installation. Fast, courteous, and made sure everything was cleaned up and disposed of before he left!

James A.

7 windows with wood shutters…. in & out in an hour! All the shutters fit like like a glove thanks to their precise measurements

Steve A.

They were very professional, from Tammy’s initial visit to the installers and their work. Everything fit perfectly, and we love our new window coverings!

Janice B.

We have used Three Blind Mice on three occasions for three different types of window coverings. We have been delighted with all of the results. Not only are the finished products exactly what we needed the quality and service were excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend them!

Robert L.

Quality Installation, QUALITY Product!! I chose the blinds that have the lining to Stop the light from penetrating the blind. These were in a bedroom with three large south facing windows. When they are closed, 97% of the light is blocked!! The rising sun no longer wakes me up!! I call these types of blinds, Accordion type! Two go up and down for the windows, one large one goes left and right for the sliding glass door!!

Pam A.

Love my new blinds; color is perfect and the installation was flawless.

Kimberly Z.

Quality product! Richard was great, not a pushy salesman and spent the time answering all of our questions. Installer was also helpful. Showed up on time was professional and friendly. We really enjoy our blinds

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FAQS

After you have selected and agreed to purchase custom window treatments they can take from 2 -8 weeks to fabricate and be installed, depending on the availability of the fabric. Since the window treatments are custom 3BM requires full payment to begin the fabrication. We accept all major credit cards and checks.

3 Blind Mice not only has quality products at an affordable price, but we also provide professionally certified installers and an outstanding customer support team. Our commitment to our customers has been rewarded by winning the coveted Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for marketplace ethics multiple times and through our customers’ referrals and online reviews.

3 Blind Mice not only has quality products at an affordable price, but we also provide professionally certified installers and an outstanding customer support team.

Our designers will design the best style for your home and your budget. The designer can bring fabric samples to your home or you may choose to visit the local Design Center with the designer.

Three Blind Mice offers a variety of different fabrics for any type style of drapery you choose for your home or office decor. We have a variety of custom fabrics, trims, and rods that can be incorporated into any type of design. Curtains or drapes can be used alone or in combination with the many other types of window treatments that we have available. We offer sheer curtains, blackout & darkening curtains and valances in addition to a wide variety of motorized options for each. Styles of curtains we offer include flat panel, tab top, grommet and rod pocket.

There are so many factors when choosing coverings, your choices can seem overwhelming. The biggest factor in your decision is knowing whether you need privacy, light, or a combination of both.

When choosing the right window treatment for your home, it's important to take all the elements into consideration. Wall color, type of window, how much light you want coming in, etc.

Pros/Cons

Pros
Cons
Privacy Halo effect
Energy efficient Not attractive
Maximum protection Limited colors

No interest for 12 months.

Easy application, quick decision.

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