Even skylights can be covered with blinds or shades, allowing for wide open views of the sky with the ability to still control (or completely block out) the amount of light coming in. Explore our full selection of options for skylights, and don’t forget – you can always speak with an expert design consultant over the phone by calling 1-800-505-1905.

Skylight Shades - What to Know Before You Buy

Skylight Blinds and Shades Features

Skylight windows offer gorgeous views of the sky and allow natural light to flood a room. In bedrooms, nurseries, or media rooms, you may want the option to cover your skylights and customize light control. With custom blinds and shades designed specifically for skylights, you can have the best of both.

Skylights offer a modern look in many homes and pairing them with a blind or shade that matches the décor can make a huge difference. Our skylight blinds and shades come in a wide variety of colors to compliment the inside of your home, with a white backing that faces outside to ensure a uniform curbside appearance.

Skylight Blinds and Shades Upgrades

Interested in upgrading your skylight blinds or shades? Consider these optional features for further customization:

  • Skypoles: Available in various lengths, these poles make opening and closing the shades on hard-to-reach skylights much easier, especially for those that want to adjust how much light enters throughout the day.
  • Light Filtering: Shades offer varying amounts of light filtration all the way up to blackout. Consider a light filtering upgrade to diffuse light or block it entirely.
  • Insulating: Shades have insulating properties and can help reduce heat from sunlight. While it may seem like a no brainer, many skylights face the sun when it’s at its peak, so installing an insulating shade can help cut energy costs and keep your home cooler in the summer.

Skylight Blinds and Shades Considerations

  • Cellular shades, pleated shades, or mini blinds work best for skylights.
  • Some skylights are very high or in hard-to-reach places; adding in a skypole offers extended reach to make opening and closing easier.
  • Because skylights directly face the sun, choosing a blind or shade with excellent light filtering and insulating properties can save energy usage and provide superior light control.


Skylight shades are placed on windows in hard to reach places providing light blockage and insulation They are operated with extension poles and are extremely useful considering they face the sun at its highest angle. 

Yes, you can opt for blackout fabric that will allow full coverage of light.

Skylight shades can be opened with a skyhook which allows users to reach high places and roll up or down the shades

Yes, skylight shades from Blinds.com are made to the 1/4" for a perfect fit. 

Yes, skylight shades can be fully blacked out or be equipped with light filtering liners depending on how much light your want to let in. There are also numerous numbers of you to choose to customize your window that our designers can help you sort out.