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What’s the Right Way to Hang Roller Shades?

While hanging toilet paper over or under will always be a matter of personal preference, plenty of practical reasons contribute to the ways to hang roller shades. Is blocking light more important? Appearance? Here’s what to know to help you decide.
Side channels, shown here, are another option. A side channel is an aluminum felt-lined channel on the sides and bottom of a window opening that the shade fits into. Think of it like a track for the edges of the shade. These create a seamless seal of shade on window, blocking all light out. It’s good for a bedroom or to create a movie theater effect in a media room.