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Blackout Curtains Buying Guide

Blackout curtains make sense for a variety of rooms and lifestyles. These treatments are a must for bedrooms occupied by young children or people who work at night and sleep during the day. Blackout curtains are also practical for media rooms, and they help protect furniture and carpets from sun fading.

Types of Blackout Curtains

Types of Blackout Curtains

It's easy to accommodate different window and window-treatment types by choosing blackout curtains, liners, or shades. Each features an opaque (light-blocking) coating or layer designed to prevent much of the exterior light from filtering through to your interior. If you are concerned about the health risks associated with vinyl products, look for blackout curtains and shades made using acrylic or polyester as the blackout material.

Blackout Curtains

Whether made of two layers fused together or lined with a separate cloth panel, ready-made blackout curtains are widely available in a range of sizes and prices.

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The Land of Nod
$49.97 $69.00
at The Land of Nod

Curtains: 84" Blue/Yellow Side Striped Blackout Curtain - Blue/Yellow - No matter which side you look at these curtain panels from..., you'll see a simple stripe pattern that's easy to coordinate with almost any decor. Their attached blackout liner helps... read more

The Land of Nod
$39.97 $59.00
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Curtains: 63" Lavender Dream Girl Dot Blackout Panel(Sold individually) - Light Purple - Available in Pink, Lavender, Grey or Aqua..., our exclusive Dream Girl Curtain Panels are like something out of a dream hence the name. They're adorned with polka... read more

Sweet Home Collection
$22.00
at Amazon

Decorative 2 Piece Blackout window panels. Each Panel measures 38in x 84in. Combined they measure 76in x 84in. They are designed t...o block 98% of light with foam backing. They also help to minimize energy costs during the long hot summer!. read more

Blackout Liners

To give your existing curtains blackout function, hang liners between the curtain and the window using double curtain rods, clip rings, or hook-and-loop tape. White liners allow disparate treatments to present a uniform appearance to the street (a requirement of some condominiums).

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Quill
$34.98
at Quill

Easily installed with hook and loop fastener fasteners on the bamboo panel and liner. Provides insulation for summer's heat and wi...nter cold read more

Ellery Homestyles

Transform any curtain panel or drapery into a blackout window treatment by adding the Sound Asleep Blackout Curtain Liner, the Off...icial Curtain Liner of the National Sleep Foundation. read more

JCP
$23.99 $80.00
at JCPenney

Add an extra layer of darkness to your room with this 2-pack of curtain panel blackout liners. ideal for enhanced privacy ...or to create extra-dark sleeping environments Velcro sides in neutral white sold in pairs Stated measurement is combined width of both panels. Polyester. Washable. Imported. read more

JCP
Versailles Home Fashions
$40.98
at Quill

Easily installed with hook and loop fastener fasteners on the bamboo panel and liner. Provides insulation for summer's heat and wi...nter cold read more

Blackout Shades

While blackout curtains are practical for larger windows, blackout roller and cellular shades are ideal for smaller windows. Inside-mount shades fit snugly to block light best.

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Calyx Interiors
$70.20
at Amazon

Calyx Interiors' Cordless Honeycomb 9/16" Cell Blackout Shades are the perfect choice if safety or ease of use are a primary conc...ern. Because there are no cords on these shades, they are an excellent choice if you have children in the home. Moreover, they offer excellent insulation problems and the block out the light. These are a wonderful choice for a bedroom, bathroom, TV room or anywhere where you want to block out the light, which of course saves on summer heating bills. This shade is a great insulator in the winter too, as its honeycombs trap cold air. read more

Blinds.com
$122.00 $244.00
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Blinds.com's Double Cell Blackout Honeycomb Shades from Blinds.com are the best-selling room darkening honeycomb shades we offer. ...Ideal for media rooms and day sleepers, these shades will completely darken your room, and the c read more

Bali
$145.00 $290.00
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Bali DiamondCell Midnight blackout cellular shades are extremely popular due to their low price, ability to darken a room, single ...or double honeycomb pleat for effective insulation, and neutral backing to the street. The honeycomb fabrics are subtly textu read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

You'll get the most benefit from your blackout treatments if they fit your window dimensions and your room decor. Consider whether the curtains will always be closed, or whether you'll want some light coming in at times.

Style

Don't worry about finding blackout curtains to fit your decorating style; they are sold in many styles, face fabrics, and colors.

Installation

Although blackout curtains are manufactured through a slightly different process, they are installed much the same as standard, unlined curtains. First check that their design -- grommets, tabs, or pleated panels -- works with your window hardware. Be generous with your measurements; curtains must extend beyond the window frame to block incoming light at the top, bottom, sides, and where panels meet. A safe guideline is to purchase curtains two to three times the width of the window itself.

Accessories

Look for wraparound curtain rods that curve to bring curtains' outside edges snug against the wall. Install sheer curtains beneath the blackout curtains if you want to filter incoming light during your waking hours.

Cleaning

Most blackout curtains are machine-washable, but some are labeled dry-clean only.

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The Land of Nod
$49.97 $69.00
at The Land of Nod

Curtains: 84" Blue/Yellow Side Striped Blackout Curtain - Blue/Yellow - No matter which side you look at these curtain panels from..., you'll see a simple stripe pattern that's easy to coordinate with almost any decor. Their attached blackout liner helps... read more

Kids Curtains: 84" Blue/Yellow Side Striped Blackout Panel
The Land of Nod
$39.97 $59.00
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Curtains: 63" Lavender Dream Girl Dot Blackout Panel(Sold individually) - Light Purple - Available in Pink, Lavender, Grey or Aqua..., our exclusive Dream Girl Curtain Panels are like something out of a dream hence the name. They're adorned with polka... read more

Kids Curtains: 63" Lavender Dream Girl Dot Blackout Panel (Sold individually)
BizChair
$25.99 $36.99
at BizChair

Machine washable and dryable for easy care Economically priced Each package contains one panel Easy to hang Fashionable

Sutton Blackout Panel 52 W X 84 L - Brown
Bali
$145.00 $290.00
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Bali DiamondCell Midnight blackout cellular shades are extremely popular due to their low price, ability to darken a room, single ...or double honeycomb pleat for effective insulation, and neutral backing to the street. The honeycomb fabrics are subtly textu read more

Honeycomb/Cell Shades 46x46 - DiamondCell Blackout Shades
Blinds.com
$122.00 $244.00
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Blinds.com's Double Cell Blackout Honeycomb Shades from Blinds.com are the best-selling room darkening honeycomb shades we offer. ...Ideal for media rooms and day sleepers, these shades will completely darken your room, and the c read more

Honeycomb/Cell Shades 36x60 - Blackout Cellular Shades
Blinds.com
$462.00 $924.00
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When compared to the Vertiglide shade by Hunter Douglas, our Cellular Blackout shades offer similar styling and function for a muc...h lower price! The honeycomb cell construction provides superior light control, energy efficiency, ultraviolet protection read more

Vertical Blind Alternatives 70x80 - Signature 3/4" Single Cell Blackout Vertical Shadings
Bali
$597.00 $1,194.00
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Bali VertiCell Shades offer style and energy efficiency of Cellular Shades with a convenient side-opening design. VertiCell Shades... provide a stylish way to insulate wide windows and patio doors. 3/8-inch Double Cell shades boast a sophisticated... read more

Vertical Blind Alternatives 70x80 - VertiCell Cell Blackout
Boutique
$135.00 $201.56
at Blindsgalore

Boutique Royal Blackout Cellular Shade features blackout material to block the sun from entering your room and maintain privacy. W...ith 3/4-inch cell size, these shades are ideal for larger window treatments. read more

Boutique Royal Blackout Cellular Shade
Boutique
$144.00 $214.99
at Blindsgalore

Cover your large windows with Boutique Impression Blackout Cellular Shade. This shade features 3/4-inch cells with blackout mate...rial to keep your room dark and private. read more

Boutique Impression Blackout Cellular Shade
Ricardo
$94.97 $155.95
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The solid color Ricardo Ultimate Blackout Patio Door Curtain Panel is woven in three layers using a tight weave of colored yarns o...n the front and back sandwiched around an inner layer of black yarns to provide the ultimate in blackout comfort Detachable Wand can be attached to the right or left side of the back of the panel with built in loops for left or right draw Patio Panel measures: 112" Wide X 84" Long 100% Polyester panel features antique bronze metal grommets with a 1.75” opening for easing sliding This Grommet Top Patio Door Panel adds a modern touch and provides energy efficient comfort This Blackout Curtain Panel is perfect for those that need to sleep during daylight hours as not only do they block 99.8% of light they provide sound insulation as well Panels sold separately Easy Care Machine Washable read more

Ultimate Blackout Patio Door Curtain Panel with Detachable Wand Handle

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