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What Are The Best Blackout Curtains For Keeping Sunlight Out?

Blackout curtains are not just nice to have, they are actually good for your health. 

Getting a great night’s sleep is essential to lead a healthy, productive life. Lack of sleep can cause any number of problems. It is recommended that adults get around 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Biologically the human brain sets its circadian rhythm according to daylight. Our brain is programmed to feel sleepy when it is dark and awake when it is light. Daylight is known to reduce the release of melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep. Therein lies the problem. When the morning sun pours through your bedroom window it is going to wake you up.

This is why blackout curtains are an essential part of your bedroom decor. Blocking sunlight out of your bedroom can be done with blinds, curtains or you can add blackout lining to a curtain fabric.

Louise20 Tartan Fabric Curtains

Yorkshire Fabric Shop's made to measure curtains, the Louise20 fabric is made up into curtains.

Blackout Curtains

These are a great choice to block sunlight out of your living room. Blackout fabric is closely woven so tight that sunlight can’t penetrate through the spaces in the weave. The downside to blackout curtains is that the choice of fabric is limited. 

 

Blackout Blinds

Blackout blinds are a practical solution, often used on the inside of a window frame recess with curtains on the outside for an attractive decorative finish. Blackout blinds are frequently used in nurseries. Ensure that when a blackout blind is used that it fits perfectly. Gaps around the edges will defeat the purpose of the blackout blind, allowing sunlight into the room.

 

Blackout Lining

Blackout lining is our favourite solution. Here at the Yorkshire Fabric Shop we love fabrics and enjoy bring to you a gorgeous choice of high quality fabrics for your curtains. Of course even the highest quality fabric, like that found in our collections, doesn’t have the opaque dense weave of a blackout fabric. This is why we offer blackout lining as an option with all of our made to measure curtains. You get the perfect curtain to complement your style and it blocks out the morning sunlight, allowing you to get a great night’s sleep.

Take a look at our huge range of made to measure curtains, all available with blackout lining.