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When your room window is facing some bright street lights, you may find it difficult to sleep at night and that is when buying some room darkening curtains can help you. Some people work on night shifts and hence they really need dark drapes and curtains to keep light out during the day when they are trying to get a good rest. Some parents find that by hanging dark room curtains, it helps to coax little children for an afternoon nap or during those long summer evenings.
If you are trying to watch a show on TV in the day and the glare from the sun outside is too distracting, a good set of room darkening curtains can help enhance your viewing pleasure and make images on your LCD HDTV or LED TV a lot more clearly.
Regardless of why you need a good and cheap set of room darkening drapes and curtains, you can find a lot of choices for discount blackout curtains on sale. We have listed some of these on the right side for your consideration. Just click on the pictures of dark colored curtains for more information.
These heavy curtains can even reduce the amount of disturbing noises from outdoors that can disrupt your rest or when you are trying to work in peace. During winter and cold weathers, these heavy blackout curtains can also prevent excessive heat loss through the windows so you can save some money on room heating. They will help to shield your room from unwanted sources of interference coming from outside your house.
If you are a light sleeper or there are some construction works ongoing in the neighborhood or you happen to live besides a busy street, you will find these heavy blackout curtains very useful. Some curtains are also designed to block heat from the sun during warm summers. You will notice that your room will be cooler and more enjoyable to stay in. So how do you choose a good set of room darkening curtains to buy and where to find the ?
Firstly, you should determine whether you want your room to be completely blackout during the day or just to keep street lights from shining in at night. Different types of curtains can filter light, noise and provide heat insulation to varying levels, depending on its color, material and thickness.
For the best room darkening and cooling effect, search for curtains stated to block out 99% of sunlight. There are more than just pure black colored drapes with 99% ratings, so you can choose a curtain design and color to match your room decor. If you do not need such complete room blackout effect, you can buy cheaper and lighter curtains to partially block off some light or noise.
It should be quite easy to find the best room darkening curtains for your house and you can click on the pictures of the blackout drapes for sale on the right for more choices. Most of these drapes and curtains are dark colored, so it may not fit some homes. If you do not like the looks of these curtains and drapes, an alternative is to buy blackout curtain liners instead. These curtain liners are designed to be attached to the back of your existing curtains for blocking outside light from entering.
For easy cleaning, it is preferable to buy machine washable black out curtains. Most can be dried on low heat in a home dryer. Otherwise, it can cost more to send them for laundry cleaning every few months to get rid of the dust and dirt collected. This is especially important for children bedroom because they can get allergic to dust if the curtains are not cleaned regularly.
The best way to hanging these room darkening drapes and curtains is around 10 inches from the top of your window frame (may be very near the ceiling). The curtains should extend beyond both sides of the window by at least 10 inches as well. Doing so will ensure that minimal light can enter your room when the curtains are pulled shut. Try to avoid buying dark curtains that are sized exactly as your window frame because they will not be able to completely keep light from entering through the sides, top and bottom unless you tape the curtain edges to your walls. Therefore, make sure you buy big and full size curtains to keep light out and these actually look good in a room.
You can also buy a valance to cover up the wall at the top of your curtain if it matters to you how that area looks when you pull open the curtains. Personally I am not too concerned but it is up to you.
Thus before you buy some curtains for a new home or when you are going to remodel your house, consider whether room darkening curtains are more appropriate compared to ordinary shades and drapes. For example, is there anyone having sleep problems, nearby sources of light or noise disturbances, anyone working night shifts, kids or infants, etc. They are not anymore expensive compared to ordinary home curtains, yet can help you save money on heating or cooling due to their insulation properties. With so many benefits, a quality set of thermal insulated room darkening curtains or shades will be a good investment to buy for your home. Check out the discount deals for dark curtains online we have listed on the right.