Tips To Choose Blackout Curtains

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Never leave the windows completely blank. Window treatments are essential to ensure privacy and enhance the home decor. Commonly, people install curtains in their homes. Although regular curtains work just fine, many people prefer installing blackout curtains. This is because blackout curtains have a few added benefits. To begin with, blackout curtains can completely block light from entering indoors as the name suggests. It will allow you to sleep peacefully if you wake up late during the day. Moreover, this curtain design is a better insulator and will prevent the interiors from getting too hot during summer and too cold during winter. As a result, you will be able to save more energy since the requirement for an AC or heater will be reduced. This will reflect on your utility bills as well. There are many other benefits as well that make blackout curtains a more preferable choice. However, you cannot just pick any blackout curtain for your home interiors. The decision should be made after thoroughly considering all the necessary factors. If you are not sure about how to choose the perfect blackout curtains for your window design, here are a few tips that will help you:

01 of 04 Check the fabric quality

The quality of fabric plays a very crucial role in blackout curtains. Since they should be capable of blocking light, blackout curtain designs should always be made of solid and heavy-duty fabrics. There are many lighter blackout curtains available as well made of semi-transparent fabrics. Even though they can prevent light from entering, they will not be as effective as the thick blackout curtains. This is because the denser the fabric of the curtains, the higher will be its opacity.  Most people prefer polyester for blackout curtains. However, there are other options as well you can consider.

02 of 04 Choose the colour carefully

Whenever you are choosing curtains, you should pay attention to the colours. Colours play a very crucial role in setting the mood and tone of your home decor. You should always choose colours for curtains that match the window design in the room. However, choosing the colour for blackout curtains can be a little tricky. This is because the colour can affect the amount of light that enters the room. Traditionally, people preferred dark colours for their blackout curtains like navy blue, black, etc. You do not have to worry about this problem when choosing modern high-end blackout curtains as they come with an additional blackout lining for blocking light. As a result, light does not pass even when you choose light-coloured blackout curtains for your home.

An important factor that you should keep in mind is that colours like black can fade over time if exposed to sunlight regularly. You should also take this factor into consideration when choosing blackout curtains for your home interiors.

03 of 04 The price of the product

Whenever you decide to buy curtains from your room window design, you should set a budget beforehand. It will help you to manage your finances better. This is important because home decor items can get very expensive. Setting a budget will help you stay within your means and narrow down your choices as well. The biggest factor that influences the cost of blackout curtains is the quality of the fabric. A full door size blackout curtain made of premium fabric can cost you six to seven thousand rupees. If you have a small budget, you can sacrifice the quality of the fabric and opt for economical options. Do not worry if you have a low budget. There are lots of great economical options available as well. However, never buy cheap quality blackout curtains as they might not be able to block light effectively.

04 of 04 Take maintenance into account

Besides the budget, maintenance is another crucial factor that should be taken into account before making the purchase for your room window design. The fabric you choose for the curtains determines their maintenance requirements. There are various types of fabrics used for making blackout curtains like polyester, linen, and even a cotton and polyester mix. While some curtains require a lot of care and maintenance, others need very little to no maintenance. Always ask about the maintenance requirements before finalising your decision. If you do not have a lot of free time, it is always better to opt for blackout curtains that require very little maintenance. Otherwise, the appeal of the blackout curtain designs will diminish over time. A polyester and cotton mix is mostly preferred by homeowners for blackout curtains because you can wash them in the machine easily. Contrary to that, denser fabrics and linings require spray or dry cleaning.