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Blackout Curtain - Style and Function

A blackout curtain adds style and function to your windows and helps block light, manage temperature, and reduce outside noise. This polyester drape is a good option for any room and does not contain chemicals that may harm your health.
The darkness in these curtains encourages your pineal gland to produce melatonin, which is crucial to your sleep cycle. They also provide insulating properties to help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
There are a variety of fabrics that can be used to make blackout curtains. The most common fabric is a thick, heavy polyester. It's available at most fabric stores and online. This type of fabric blocks out light, is insulating, and reduces noise. It's also affordable and easy to find.
Another option is to use 3-pass blackout fabric. This fabric has three layers of foam to further block out light and reduce noise. It's often used for draperies and is especially good for nurseries, bedrooms, and home theaters.

For those who prefer a more natural look, cotton and linen fabrics are available. These fabrics are more expensive, but they do a great job of blocking out light and noise. However, these fabrics will need more care than polyester, as they can be prone to shrinking and wrinkles. Before purchasing the fabric, check its care instructions carefully. Many of these fabrics need to be dry cleaned.
A blackout curtain lining keeps unwanted light out and boosts a drape’s functionality. Liners are typically made of tightly woven polyester or cotton fabrics. They can be attached behind a wide range of curtains to help block out light, reduce noise and maximize insulation. Liners are available in a variety of colors, including white, to complement most existing decor. Adding a liner to your current curtains will also add extra warmth in the winter and keep your home more energy-efficient.
Transform any pinch pleat or grommet top curtain into a blackout option without changing your fabric with this Ultimate multipurpose thermal insulated blackout liner. The ready-to-use liner meets white backing window requirements for condo communities and includes a nontoxic acrylic coating to seal out light and drafts and help regulate room temperature. It’s odorless and easy to clean. It works with tab top, grommet top and rod pocket panels to create a dark, quiet, temperate environment that helps you sleep longer and reset your circadian rhythm.
Blackout curtains offer a wide range of style options. Depending on fabric and color, they can add warmth or refinement to a pared-back room. They can also serve as a neutral background for bold furnishings and accents.
For an elegant look, try blackout curtains crafted of velvet or jacquard fabrics. These materials create a rich and luxurious look that's well-suited to modern rooms. If you prefer a less formal look, opt for drapes with a simple weave. Sheer curtains woven of silk and linen are another option. These fabrics have a smooth finish and are often more lightweight than woven synthetics.
Many blackout curtains are designed to be hung using a rod pocket or grommets. If you choose the latter, be sure to position your curtain rod high enough that the grommet holes don't hang over the window frame and let in light. Rod pockets, on the other hand, can be more suitable for decoratively curved windows.
These thick fabrics can prevent almost all visible light from entering a room, which helps to reduce the amount of light that causes sleep problems and reset your circadian rhythm. Blackout fabrics are the most common, but there are also a few choices that offer a more subtle color and pattern.