They can even improve your quality of sleep and provide energy-efficient insulation during the summer and winter months.
I’m also answering some common questions about blackout curtains in this post. If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing blackout curtains, this guide will give you all the resources you need!
Do Blackout Curtains Block 100% of Light?
What is the Best Fabric for Blackout Curtains?
Polyester and polyester cotton blends are the best fabrics for blackout curtains. These fabrics are thick and tightly woven. Curtains lined with an acrylic coating also help reduce noise.
Do Blackout Curtains Make a Room Less Hot?
Blackout curtains are considered to be energy efficient because they make rooms less hot in the summer and warmer in the winter. They are great at insulating windows, and can even reduce utility bills.
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- How to Lengthen Curtains Without Sewing
- Blackout Curtain Liner – Add a liner to the curtains you already have.
The Best Blackout Curtains:
Elsie chose these pleated curtains for her historic home. Made from faux linen, these elegant curtains block 95% of the light, are noise-reducing, and are perfect for living rooms and bedrooms. They are available in 38 versatile colors.
One reviewer said, “I finally found curtains that checked all of my boxes: size, blackout, pinch pleat, and color. They are perfect!”
Cotton Velvet Curtains
These bestselling blackout curtains from West Elm are made from a lightweight cotton velvet fabric and stonewashed for extra softness. They are made with a 2-in-1 construction with two options for hanging.
This velvet fabric also helps insulate windows and can add an elevated look to any room. Love these curtains? They are available in 11 gorgeous colors.
Faux Linen Curtains
These affordable blackout curtains are made from a high quality polyester blend and block anywhere from 75%-95% of light. The faux linen fabric adds texture to a room, and these curtains can be hung three different ways. They are available in 15 colors.
One reviewer said, “These curtains have the right thickness, the texture is perfect, and the quality is impeccable. They remind of Pottery Barn curtains.”
If you’re looking for curtains that block 100% of the light in your bedroom or living room, these crossweave curtains are the answer. Made with interwoven threads that create a crosshatch pattern, these curtains bring a textured look to walls and windows.
These blackout curtains are available in four colors and sold individually or as a set.
Plush Velvet Curtains
These plush curtains are made from a room-darkening polyester blend, can be hung three ways, and are available in 13 colors.
The function of blackout curtains with a soft and delicate look. This curtain set provides thermal insulation and is made from a 100% polyester triple weave fabric with a beautiful tulle overlay. They are available in beige, pink, and gray.
One reviewer said, “I love the way these look and how they let light in once you pull them back. The material is heavy, yet silky soft.”
Solid Curtain Set
With over 105K ratings, these popular blackout curtains are the most budget-friendly on our list. Sold as a set, these triple weave blackout curtains balance room temperature, are thread trimmed and wrinkle-free, and easy to hang. They are available in 15 colors.
One reviewer said, “They darken the room better than any curtains that I’ve bought in the past, and my house is much cooler in the summer since I put them up.”
Crafted of polyester fibers that look lightweight, these curtains are designed to block light and reduce noise for better sleep. The 3-in-1 construction offers three hanging options, and they are proudly made in a Fair Trade-Certified factory.
Love these curtains? They are available in five neutral colors.
Velvet Curtain Set
When it comes to velvet curtains, these are the most budget-friendly on our list. Sold as a set for under $50, these curtains block 75% of light and are made from a thick, high quality polyester blend. I have these in my bedroom, and I really love them.
These soft velvet curtains come in 17 rich colors.
Polyester Floral Curtains
These floral blackout curtains would be perfect for a nursery or kid’s room. They provide light filtration and thermal insulation and have a sheer, elegant overlay with a floral design on top. And, they are stain-resistant and machine washable.
One reviewer said, “Absolutely beautiful curtains. It’s hard to find blackout curtains that are pretty and keep the sunlight out on hot days.”