Ensure your room is dark and cozy, no matter the time of day with Bed Bath & Beyond’s selection of blackout curtains, curtain rods, light filtering curtains, sheer curtains, or room darkening curtains. For curtain panels that will truly block out exterior temperatures and light, blackout window panels are just what you need. Available in the style you prefer, including grommet top blackout curtains and rod pocket window panels, there is a color, pattern, and style to meet your décor. You’ll want to choose something that meets both style and function, whether it’s noise-reducing, thermal insulated, or simply light blocking. Panels can be purchased individually or as a pair and are available in your traditional window curtain panel sizing – there are even extra wide panels for those hard-to-cover spaces in your home. Depending on the panels you choose and your space, you can go with a traditional hanging method, or a custom hanging solution. Either way, be sure the panels are hung properly to ensure they function properly and achieve the desired look.
What should you look for when buying blackout curtains? The best blackout curtains will likely be a heavy duty or thicker fabric. That being said, the light, airy look and feel of window sheers won’t be achieved with blackout curtains. Consider purchasing sturdy curtain rods, and choose rods that are appropriate for the style of curtain panel that you prefer: grommet top, rod pocket, tab top, back tab, etc. When hanging the curtain panels, consider using a wraparound curtain rod to seal off the sides of the window, you’ll also want to think about extending your rods beyond the window size to encase the window and ensure that light isn’t able to seep through the edges. When it comes to materials and fabrics, there is a wide variety to choose from. For a warmer, sound blocking option, consider heavier fabrics such as velvet. Whereas if you’re hoping to achieve a lighter, airier feeling a linen-like fabric would be more appropriate.
Room Darkening vs. Blackout Curtains
If you’re in the market for some blackout curtains, one of the first things you may wonder is: what are the differences between room darkening and blackout curtains? Keeping it short and sweet, room darkening curtains won’t block all the light. Room darkening curtains are made with a fabric liner that isn’t quite as thick as a blackout liner. As a result, they will block out most of the light that enters your room but will still let a small amount of light through. There are many benefits to using bedroom blackout curtains in your space. For instance, if you work during the night and need to rest during the day, they give you more control over your sleeping environment, allowing you to rest and ease into sleep mode more easily. Another benefit of blackout curtains is the energy savings. Due to the fabric used, they also help to keep heat in during the winter, but keep light and heat out during the summer, which could help reduce your utility bills.