Asked on Mar 9, 2018

Room darkening shades have light coming through all around the sides

Gerri HaumschildGkMogie


I just had room darkening shades put up and am so disappointed because there is light coming in on all the sides. Does anyone know what I can do about that?

6 answers
  • Itsmemic
    on Mar 9, 2018

    bummer. Especially since you paid to have this done. The shades need to be installed inside the window frame not out. For a quick fix, there are blackout curtain rods that wrap around the window..then pick up 2 black out curtains to put on either side.
  • Dfm
    on Mar 9, 2018

    i work nights and sleep days..I used shades that were labeled cut to size,,and used hook and loop tape thet came on a roll from a fabric shop double sided tape to hold the Velcro on the wall side and the shade side,
  • Tinyshoes
    on Mar 9, 2018

    Could you possibly use double stick tape?
  • Mogie
    on Mar 9, 2018

    I had the same problem. Just hung some curtains over the blinds. That seems to have done the trick.
  • Gk
    on Mar 9, 2018

    Do you have drapes or curtains hung on the windows? If you hang room darkening panels over the windows that will help immensely.
  • Gerri Haumschild
    on Mar 9, 2018

    can you put a dark frame on inside of existing window frame..pushed back so shade will move?
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