28th Apr 2022

The Essential Guide to Blackout Curtains

The Essential Guide to Blackout Curtains

With spring upon us, and summer not far away, it’s important to make sure that you prepare in the right way. Longer days and lighter evenings are just around the corner, which means you’re going to have to invest in some reliable blackout curtains. Here’s some ideas below that could mean you have a more comfortable summer.

What Are Blackout Curtains?

Blackout curtains and blackout blinds aim to provide complete darkness in a room by blocking out sunlight that comes in, as well as being useful for preventing noise and keeping in heat during the winter months. Blackout curtains tend to be normal curtains with a lining or backing that is made from a tightly woven fabric. Blackout curtains are a great way to ensure that you sleep soundly.


The Benefits of Blackout Curtains


They filter out light

If you want to block out light from a room, blackout curtains are the best solution. Using blackout curtains will give you complete darkness, as well as helping to induce feelings of relaxation, allowing you to get more sleep during the spring/summer months. Blackout curtains are ideal if you have children that have a tendency to wake up as soon as the sun has risen, or if you are a shift worker and need to sleep during the day.

If you want to block out light from a room, blackout curtains are the best solution. Using blackout curtains will give you complete darkness, as well as helping to induce feelings of relaxation, allowing you to get more sleep during the spring/summer months. Blackout curtains are ideal if you have children that have a tendency to wake up as soon as the sun has risen, or if you are a shift worker and need to sleep during the day.







They offer privacy

Another advantage of using blackout curtains is the complete privacy that it gives you. When your window is completely covered the curtains block out the light from the outside but also blocks anyone from outside seeing in.

They provide a level of noise prevention

Blackout curtains can also regulate the amount of noise that gets into the room from the outside. Whilst they won’t create a soundproof room, they will act as a sound barrier, preventing as much noise as possible. Even some of the loudest noises can appear much more subtle with blackout curtains, meaning you can get your well-deserved sleep at night.

They are excellent at keeping the heat in

25% of heat in your home can escape through the windows and with the upcoming increases in energy bills, you’ll be glad to know that blackout curtains help to keep your house well insulated. The thicker the blackout curtains you’re using, the greater the effect it can have on your energy bills. Most of our blackout curtains also have thermal properties, so not only can you block out any unwanted light, and get a great night's sleep, you can insulate your home too.

As well as blackout curtains helping to keep the heat in during the winter months, they also keep the sun out during the warmer months too.







Where can I use blackout curtains?

Blackout curtains can be used across the whole house, with a variety of colours and patterns available for all. We have lined blackout curtains and unlined blackout curtains, pencil pleat or ring top curtains to choose from.

You can view our range of blackout curtains online here, where there is a variety of colours and patterns to choose from to dress your house for spring.

If you are looking for some blackout curtains to prepare for the lighter months ahead, but you’re unsure which one’s to choose, you can get in touch with our helpful team on sales@themillshop.co.uk or 01623 445480.

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