A Guide To Buying Blackout Curtains

Apr 15, 2021
05:00 P.M.
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If you are sensitive to sunlight or have street lights right outside your window, then blackout curtains are a great way to create the ideal darkness in your room.


As we know, sleep is essential. When you don't get enough rest or don't sleep properly, your physical well-being suffers. This makes you feel tired and irritable during the day.

Lack of sleep also lowers the immune system's defenses, making the body more prone to colds or flu. So, you need to make sure you have the proper darkness to get enough sleep.

All You Need To Know About Blackout Curtains


The role of a blackout curtain is to make a room completely dark, which is particularly suitable for "late risers" who do not want to be disturbed in the morning by the first rays of the sun entering the room if it is not equipped with shutters.

A blackout curtain is also ideal for preventing the sun's rays from shining directly on your computer or television screen. Thus, no annoying reflections. The term 'obscuring' seems perfectly self-explanatory.


Yet, one blackout curtain is not the same as another because there is a fundamental difference. You have the fabrics whose blackout property is located in the fabric itself. The advantage? It is ready to use. On the other hand, you have fabrics that are not very blackout and must be doubled. All fabrics are blackout as long as they have a blackout lining.

What do you prefer? Whether it's very dark in your bedroom or it's completely dark? The blackout level depends on the quality of the fabric chosen, its color, the lining, and the way the curtain is hung. In fact, you have the choice between 'dim out' and 'blackout.'

Dim-out or semi-blackout: the light is attenuated by 60 to 90%. It is important to know that light colors block out to 60% of the light, but dark colors block out to 90%. The dim-out fabrics are flexible and fall very naturally.

Blackout: the light is totally blocked, and the room is therefore plunged into total darkness. Blackout fabrics are a bit stiffer. The dim-out and blackout curtains are available either in a decorative fabric version or in a lining version.