Blinds and curtains can be a great way to bring in natural light and increase your home’s curb appeal. But if you’re looking for a more practical solution, blackout curtains are a perfect choice. They block out light with their dark color, ensuring that you get a good night’s sleep every day. Plus, they’re easy to care for and have many different styles so you can find one that suits your room best.
These curtains are effective in blocking out the sun and creating a dark sleep environment, which can help your body produce the hormones that keep you feeling rested and ready to tackle the day ahead. Here’s how blackout curtains work, what you need to know about them, and why they are an essential piece of any bedroom design.
How to Select the best blackout curtains for your home
Choosing blackout curtains is not a one size fits all process. In order to choose the right pair, you need to know what your specific needs are. If you’re looking for something that blocks out light and helps with noise reduction, then a heavier-weight curtain will be best. If you’re looking for something that blocks sound but still lets in some light, then a lighter-weight curtain will work best. Once you know what you need, it’s time to decide on the style and color of your new blackout curtains. Blackout curtains come in every color imaginable, so you can make them fit any home decor theme or décor scheme you want.
What if I live near an airport? If airplanes flying overhead are making too much noise at night or keeping you up, don’t worry – blackout curtains can help block those sounds too! The same principles apply here as they do with light; heavy-weight curtains offer more sound blocking than lightweight ones.
In addition to darkening your room and providing insulation against outside noises, another great thing about blackouts is they can also keep cold air outside during winter months or block heat during summer months.
Cons of blackout curtains
If your goal is to sleep in on a Saturday morning, blackout curtains will help you achieve this without any distractions. But if you like to wake up early, or just enjoy sunlight in your home during the day, then blackout curtains are not for you. You can’t see outside at all, and it’s hard to tell what time it is because of that. Plus, when it’s really sunny out but overcast, your room will be dark as well. There are also some people who are allergic to polyester and other synthetic materials used in making these curtains. They might find they’re getting an itchy throat or eyes from simply being near them. It’s worth mentioning that many people have allergies to anything man-made, so this could be something else entirely causing their discomfort.
When installing blackout curtains make sure you install hooks that go into the wall studs so they stay put. It may seem obvious, but I’ve had friends forget about installing hardware or screws into studs for years now.