Redi Shade Light-Controlling Cordless Blinds

Last updated: April 11, 2023

These blackout paper shades can be measured and trimmed at home for a perfect fit. They're energy-efficient that can lead to lower electric bills. You can also use them alone or as an added layer of privacy under curtains.

Redi Shade Light-Controlling Cordless Blinds

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Redi Shade Original Blackout Paper Shade are earth-friendly, customizable shades with dozens of decorating possibilities.

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Redi Shade Light-Controlling Cordless Blinds placed 13th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

When a good night’s sleep is all you need, sometimes the most beautiful color is a perfectly dark room. That is exactly what you get when you remove 99% of light with Redi Shade’s Original Blackout Shade. Trim this pleated shade at home for a perfect fit, then install without any tools – no drill, screws, or brackets needed. Ideal for any space that requires complete light control and privacy like bedrooms, children’s rooms, and movie rooms. This blackout shade is made of durable paper in the USA.

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Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

You can trim it to any size, and it hangs from an adhesive strip.
One of the best features of these shades is their energy efficiency. Since they’re very good at blocking out sunlight, you might be able to save quite a bit on air conditioning in the summer. This is due to the protective layer on the outside which reflects sunlight instead of absorbing it.
This blind is designed to fit within the window frame perfectly. It doesn’t require cords or strings.
Blocks 99% of light for complete privacy, light control and UV protection.
A customer observes that the Redi Shade blackout pleated paper shades really block the sunlight and that it’s easy to cut them.
Block 99% of light for complete privacy, light control, and UV protection for bedrooms, children's rooms, and movie rooms. No cords for a clean look and child safety.
It is the best blackout shade as it is recyclable and made of strong durable paper that will not crack or turn yellow due to exposure from the sun.

What reviewers didn't like

Doesn’t look as nice as other blinds we tested.
May not be suitable for homes with pets.
Some customers have said that the adhesive is not strong enough and that the paper shades fall easily.
They are only temporary solutions to renting and will not last that long
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