Because of our triple-weave tech & custom inner blackout layer, all of Deconovo's ready-made blackout curtains also act as thermal curtains. Hence our combining the category into 'Blackout Thermal Curtains'. For more information on the benefits of Thermal Curtains, read below.
Typically, when you think of ready-made total blackout curtains, an image of dark, heavy draperies comes to mind. While this might be how they used to look, the truth is that they now come in as many colors, styles and fabrics as regular curtains.
This style of curtain is most often used in bedrooms and nurseries, but just about any room in your home can benefit from installing blackout curtains. Below are four great reasons to consider adding this style of window treatment to more than just your bedroom.
Obviously, the primary purpose of these total blackout curtains is to block out as much light as possible. Making kids and nurseries bedrooms as dark as possible helps to better regulate your body's natural sleep patterns. Light signals wakefulness, and dark signals relaxation and sleep. This means that a more uniform method of blocking out sunlight and street lights can translate to falling asleep more easily and staying asleep longer.
This is especially true for young children because their sleeping patterns tend to be more closely tied to how light or dark it is outside. For younger kids and nurseries we recommend using much darker color curtains, to provide a total blackout effect.
Voile, Net, Sheer or lightweight curtains may have an aesthetic appeal, but they're not great for privacy. This is also true of many light-coloured regular curtains. If you live in a busy neighborhood or simply want a bit more separation between your home and the outside world, switching to blackout-style curtains in your main living space is a great and inexpensive way to add privacy.
For people who like to let in some light during the day, consider hanging a set of voile, net or sheer curtains behind the other curtains and simply tie the light-blocking treatment back. Another option is to choose a lighter colour of blackout thermal curtains, which provides a light-filtering or room darkening effect, instead of the total blackout provided by darker colours.
Rooms that have multiple windows or even just one or two large windows often face the problem of needing frequent redecorating. This is because paint colours dull, furniture fades and carpeting and decorations develop uneven patches from steady light exposure.
Installing room darkening window treatments in these spaces can help cut down the amount of repainting and refinishing your home interior needs due to UV exposure. The most cost-effective way to utilize these curtains is to keep them closed during peak sunlight hours and to tie them back once the room will no longer be in direct sunlight.
Because these curtains have a thick, sturdy panel of fabric intended to block light, you also get the added benefit of an extra layer of soundproofing as well. This is usually most helpful in bedrooms and high-traffic areas. Do soundproof curtains really work? Find out more here.
Muffling outside noise can help both children and adults sleep more soundly, and the extra noise buffering in living rooms means you don't have to worry about the neighbors being able to hear the movie you're watching late at night.
It's important to note that the light-blocking panels in many of these ready made curtains are not black. Most styles offer white panels, which gives the outside of your home a more uniform aesthetic. These are more 'room darkening' or 'light filtering' than total blackout curtains.
Whether you want a better night's sleep, a quieter home or a little more privacy, installing light-blocking window treatments is the way to go.
Ready made thermal blackout thermal curtains are useful additions to any home because they really do work! Often, thermal window treatments are heavier and made with a thick layer of insulated backing. This can be made from vinyl or another sturdy insulating fabric like felt. They are intended to better regulate the temperature in your home, but they have other benefits as well.
To find out how your home can benefit from insulated curtains, check out the four benefits listed below.
The primary purpose of ready made blackout thermal curtains is to help you better control the ambient temperature in your house. In the winter, this means that the curtains are able to keep the cold drafts from penetrating into a room. During summer, they help to keep your home cool by blocking the intense heat of the sunlight that would normally filter in through your windows.
Improving your home's insulation means that your heating and cooling systems won't have to work as hard to keep your house at a uniform temperature throughout.
This benefit is a direct result of the previous one. When your heating and cooling systems aren't constantly running to maintain the desired temperature throughout the house, you will see an immediate reduction in your utility bills.
Certain brands of curtains advertise a specific percentage of lowered energy costs, but the average home usually sees up to a 25 percent drop in overall heating and cooling bills.
Because ready made thermal curtains are generally thick and created with a solid, insulated backing, their opacity can offer your home a bit of extra privacy. This can be especially helpful for areas of your home that tend to be the most lived-in such as the den or dining room. It's also great for bedrooms that can be seen from the street or that face a neighbor's house.
Again, due to the insulating nature of this style of window treatment, you may notice an additional level of soundproofing in the rooms that have thermal curtains. Fortunately, this effect works both ways.
If your house is in the middle of a big neighborhood or near a stretch of busy road, adding insulated curtains can help to dampen some of the outside noise you may be dealing with. The sound dampening effect also means that you don't have to worry as much about the neighbors complaining if your television is turned up or if your kids are making more noise than usual.
Even if your home is already energy-efficient, you can still benefit from switching to insulated curtains, especially in bedrooms and high-traffic areas of your house. Not only do they increase privacy and help regulate your home's temperature, but many offer light-blocking properties that can aid in getting a better night's sleep.