Blackout curtains when fully drawn close, creates a space void of light which can relax the mind and body to peaceful rest. It’s qualities are also known to be able to reduce noise levels
When faced with too much sunlight coming thru the windows and regular curtains are not designed to cut out the glare, your solutions are somewhat limited to start off.
Worst still, when streaks of unwanted light keeps depriving you of much needed and undisturbed sleep especially when the sun is up. Some people get a throbbing headache and others simply become irritable the next day. This cannot go on indefinitely.
You need a solution fast.
Standard curtains are not the solution either. Blackout curtains are!
Keeping Light and UV Rays Out
Blackout curtains are best suited to keep out light because of its composite design. It’s heavier and thicker than standard ones. Because of its weight, it falls nicely from the railings to the floor and seals any gaps which allows light through. Modern blackout curtains go as far as, are constructed not only to cut out the light but also reduce heat and harmful UV rays coming through. You will also enjoy some level of noise reduction, especially when you want to sleep during the day.
When fully drawn closed, it screens off any glimpse of movement or shadows captured through semi transparent curtains. Ultimately, with blackout curtains installed, you will be able to keep the interior of the house private from the outside.
Keeping The Room Cool
A third reason (the first being, ‘cutting out light’ and the second being ‘privacy’), the third being saving on air-conditioning cost. Because, blackout curtains are also able to deflect sunlight and prevent heat from building up on the window panels and subsequently some heat releasing into the room; blackout curtains can help reduce any build up of heat on the window panel. With a cooler window panel, air-conditioning systems don’t have to push hard to keep the room cool and comfortable. That could translate to savings to your overall electrical bill.
Besides the three obvious reasons mentioned, having it installed in the children’s room as well would create a conducive environment for them sleep better during the day.
Also when indulging in luxury, having blackout curtains in the home lounge or home theater lounge can create the appropriate ambiance to suit the activities and screening of movies for the family.
As much as blackout windows are more functional than decorative, modern blackout curtains are available in unique designs, colors and patterns.
You can also pair the curtains with sheer curtains if your blackouts did not come with lighter fabrics for light control. Go for colors that blend in well with your interior decor and still manage to keep light out or in.
With the materials used in creating these curtains today, you will have an option to select easy-to-clean curtains that will not take up much of your time.
Room Ideas for Blackout Curtains
If you are considering blackout curtains, you may also want to consider the appropriate window treatment for the bedroom as well.