What Are Blackout Curtains Used For?
One of the biggest trends over the past two years is blackout curtains.
Their popularity has risen as they have become more affordable, and they offer an easy fix solution to light and sleep problems in your home.
But what are blackout curtains used for?
What Are Blackout Curtains?
Blackout curtains are great for blocking out light and when fitted correctly they will completely darken or “blackout” a room.
Whether the lighting problem is caused by the sun’s rays throughout the early morning or the artificial glow from street lamps or car lights that is disturbing your sleep, blackout curtains will help to keep your room dark regardless of what’s happening outside.
But what many people don’t know is that blackout curtains can help you save money on your heating bills and reduce the noise from outside entering the room.
So how do they work?
Well, it’s quite simple, our triple weave technology is used to make our proprietary 100% blackout fabrics. The special black yarns are woven tightly into the middle of a unique multiple layered lining, and it is the middle yarns that can deliver block out properties to a room.
When they’re installed properly, not a single ray of light will filter through our 100% blackout curtains into the room.
What Are Blackout Curtains Used For?
They’re also ideal for those of us who find that our sleep is being interrupted by bright sunlight first thing in the morning during early sunrise, or by artificial street lights and car lights in the evening.
But blackout curtains can be just as effective for those of us who don’t struggle with these issues as they can help to ensure that we are getting deeper, better quality sleep during the night, and getting those 8 hours sleep over time will improve our general health and we will see benefits to our quality of life.
Not only that, but blackout curtains can help to reduce sounds from outside coming into your room, and save money on heating bills, the thermal properties built into the lining helps keep the heat in during the cold months, and they can also help maintain a cooler interior during the warm weather months.
Are Blackout Curtains Worth It?
The answer is simple, yes!
There are plenty of advantages to having blackout curtains.
For starters, your room will be very dark when the curtains are closed, which can make it much easier to fall asleep in the evenings.
Some people aren’t quite prepared for how dark their room will be with a set of blackout curtains, so you might want to purchase additional lamps that are within easy reach to operate so that you can navigate your room easily during the night.
Some people are concerned that sleeping with blackout curtains can damage your health as many older blackout curtains were made with harsh chemicals.
However, today’s manufacturers are now using much smarter fabrics that allow them to produce odour and chemical free blackout curtains, linings and blinds, so you won’t be inhaling any toxic chemicals whilst sleeping in the room.
As we briefly mentioned above, blackout curtains have the ability to reduce heating costs by up to 25%! During the winter they will help to keep the heat in and during the summer reflect the heat out of the room keeping it cool. Both conditions make sure that you are saving money on your energy bills.
Blackout curtains are also made with noise-reducing properties, allowing them to filter out unwanted noise from outside, such as traffic or people talking in their gardens, so you can have a peaceful and quiet nights sleep.
Blackout curtains give you 100% privacy when closed, they completely block out light and keep prying eyes from disturbing your privacy.
Considering A Pair Of Blackout Curtains?
If you’re in the market for some blackout curtains, our affordable range is 100% effective in blocking out light, and they are made from the best quality 100% or 95% blackout fabric.
We have a large choice of ready-made sizes that are easy for you to install at home within minutes of you receiving your parcel – all you have to do is give them a quick iron and they are ready to be fitted. And if they need washing just put them on a low-temperature machine wash – no need for trips to the dry cleaners with our products.
If curtains aren’t your thing, then our range also includes blackout roller blinds, blackout fabric, blackout lining and coordinating cushion covers to match the Blackout Printed Curtain designs.
Choosing a Blackout curtain from Blackout direct couldn’t be more effortless, take a look through the store, select the product from plains and printed fabrics, choose the correct size, and colour add to the basket, check out and wait for your product to be delivered.