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Natural light is as essential to a great decorating scheme as the furniture and decorative objects in it. Sometimes, though, it gets in the way of the things you need to do. If sunshine, moonshine or the light of a streetlamp is interfering when you’re trying to snooze, work at your computer or watch TV, you need blackout curtains.
A lot of our blackout curtain shave thermal properties that in the winter help reduce heat loss by minimizing drafts and in the summer keep heat out by blocking the sun’s rays, helping you cut energy consumption costs. They also help keep the sun’s damaging rays from fading your furniture.
A perfect pick for city living, blackout panels have maximum light filtering abilities to block out the glow emitted by neighbouring office towers, billboards and streetlights. Made of heavyweight fabric, they also help with noise reduction, so the heartbeat of the city (think car horns, train tracks, late night bar goers) that comes with urban life can stop being an issue. Bonus: The white lining of these curtains meets condominium requirements and brings a unified look for the exterior of any dwelling.
When it comes to hanging your blackout curtains, maximize their light-cutting effect by making sure you do it correctly. Choose from our wide variety of curtain rods to find the ones that suit your style. A single rod is great for holding one pair of panels and a double rod can hang two sets – a good choice if you plan on hanging a pair of sheers with your blackout curtains. Either way, make sure your rod is long enough so that when you open your curtains, they can be pulled completely out of the way so you can let in light when you want to.
When closed, your blackout curtains should cover the entire window, extending beyond the limits of the frame by a few inches all around. For even better results, use a blackout rod. What makes a blackout rod superior to regular rods is that it’s designed with curved ends that allow your curtains to wrap around the corner of the rod so they can get up close and personal with your wall to block out the sneaky light that tries to seep in at the edges. Trust us, a blackout rod will enhance the effectiveness of your blackout curtains.
So whether you work the night shift and need to sleep during the day, love a good sleep-in, have a baby who naps or are just really serious about watching TV in a glare-free environment, blackout curtains are a must in every room. Take your pick today!