Blackout curtains are a popular curtain choice for bedrooms these days, as they block out most of the sunlight and keep the room nice and dark.
Whether you’re looking for blackout curtains for a bedroom, media room or other space where you need to block out light, you still want them to look great. Luckily there are more options than ever, in a wide range of fabrics, colors and prints.
While blackout curtains have many benefits, their main purpose is blocking out sunlight from the outdoors. Blackout curtains also reduce energy costs by cutting the amount of sunlight and UV rays that enters into the room. In addition, they protect furniture and floors from sun damage and fading, which makes these high-cost products more durable.
To perform this function, blackout curtains must be made with specific materials that can block out the light, this mainly includes heavier fabrics with a tight weave. While blackout curtains are more costly than non-blackout fabrics, they pay for themselves in energy savings, and in preventing premature aging of your home furnishings and fabrics.