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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Window Blockout Curtains

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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Window Blockout Curtains

Australia is one of the sunniest places in the world. As much as we enjoy those warm rays, sometimes we like to close off our home from the bright daylight.

Regular curtains don't make the cut. They block some of the light streaming in, but there's still a lot getting through.

If you're serious about controlling the light level in your home, window blockout curtains are the best option available.

What Are Window Blockout Curtains?

These curtains don't look all that different from your regular curtains. The main differences are that light blocking curtains tend to be of a thicker fabric.

This is because the fabric itself has a special lining that blocks out the light from getting past. If you've used regular curtains in the past, you know that even if you close all of those small spaces, a warm glow of light still gets into the room.

Blockout curtains, on the other hand, keep any light at all from getting through.

Benefits of a Blockout Curtain

These curtains are excellent at blocking out light from coming into your home's interior. Not only that, they also help out your home in a lot of other different ways as well.

Protect Furniture and Flooring

Sunlight is great, but it's dangerous as well. This is true for both you and your family, as well as your belongings.

After extended exposure to sunlight, some flooring types and furniture will start to fade in colour. They'll lose their vibrancy and look a lot older. With the help of these curtains, however, you won't have to worry as much about the state of the interior of your home.

Colourful Options Available

The name "blockout curtain" makes it seem as though these curtains would only be available in the darkest of colours. If you're a fan of bright colours, you're in luck.

These special curtains come in all kinds of different colours and patterns. You won't need to sacrifice your interior decorating when using these curtains.

Helps in Heat Regulation + Energy Efficiency

These curtains do more than controlling the amount of light coming into your home. They also help in blocking or keeping in heating or cooling.

Windows influence the temperature of your house in a passive but significant way. But the curtains regulate this passive change in temperature.

During the summer months, these curtains will keep the intense heat from seeping into your home and warming it up along with keeping in the cool temperature. But during the winter, the heat you warm your house with won't escape into the cold surrounding your home.

These benefits also ensure you can reduce your energy bills and ultimately reduce your carbon footprint. It's a win win!

Blockout Curtains Are the Bedroom's Best Friend

There are a great many uses for these special window blockout curtains. Things like afternoon TV show binging and playing video games during the day all benefit. But by far the most popular is using them in a bedroom.

Blockout or lined curtains often referred to as drapes, are Ideal for bedrooms when you want to obtain complete darkness for a good night's sleep. You really can’t go past blockout curtains with the addition of pelmets for complete light control and darkness for a bedroom.

Napping children (and adults!) and late shift workers alike will be thankful for these curtains in their room.

Not To Forget Theatre Rooms

There are many window coverings to choose from for theatre rooms but time and time again interior designers always opt for custom made blockout curtains with the addition of custom-made pelmets for theatre or TV rooms.

They are the ultimate choice to create complete darkness in a room to allow you to create a real theatre ambiance. You can also ensure the curtains are made slightly longer in length so they sit on the floor to ensure light doesn’t enter underneath.

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