When it comes to the cosiness of the home, curtains play an important role. This is not only an excellent decor option, curtains fulfill their main function - they protect from unwanted light in the apartment. Today we will deal with a very interesting version of curtains - blackout.

blackout curtains

What it is? These are curtains made of a special fabric that protects your home from light for almost 100%. This type of curtain was created in Finland, as white nights are very common there. They helped to fall asleep, creating complete darkness, even if daylight outside the window.

It is worth noting the quality of blackout curtains. They are very durable and dense, so they can easily pass all tests for durability. They are fire resistant and also practical to clean. 

What is the fabric of blackout curtains made of? 

Polyester. It is one of the most durable fabrics in the world. Besides the fact that it is not wrinkled, is resistant to dirt and fading, such fabric is soft to the touch.

To prevent the fabric from burning, when creating it, they use a treatment with a special compound that prevents combustion, or a non-combustible thread is woven into the fabric. It does not have a specific smell, so such curtains can be used in the apartment.

And the last fabric option is blackout street. It is designed for outdoor use. To increase its durability, this material is treated with a special protective compound.

But what if the waterproof curtains still get dirty? We have some tips for your care! 

Two-layer fabrics must be hand washed, while three-layer fabrics are allowed to be machine washed on a delicate cycle with a minimum number of revolutions (maximum 400).

Also, washing should be at a temperature not exceeding 40 ° C, and detergents can only be used that do not contain aggressive chlorine substances. 

blackout curtains

Do not think that this type of curtain is ugly and devoid of aesthetics! There are many colors, prints, so everyone will find their ideal option. 

But how can you apply blackout in your home? Now let's talk about the example of different types of rooms.

Let's start with the bedroom. Here, blackout is a salvation for those whose windows of the house look out at dawn and the sun wakes them up early in the morning. Choose blackout curtains that match the overall design of the room. You can see examples in the projects of the Vitkovskaya design studio.

blackout curtains

Blackout can also be used in the nursery. This will be a cool solution for a child, especially if he is small and needs sleep during the day. Moreover, such curtains can be with different patterns and favorite characters of the kid!

blackout curtains

There is one great idea for using blackout curtains at home. If you want to create a cinema effect, then blackout curtains are the best option. Even in very sunny weather, you can watch movies with family or friends without worrying about unnecessary light. 

Blackout fabric - has many options. For example, roller blinds that fit all windows and are easy to use. Another option is the Roman blinds with a controlled mechanism! This saves a lot of time and effort, because with the help of special devices, you can open or close the curtains at any time. This is especially important when the house has high ceilings, and the blackout fabric, as we remember, is quite heavy.

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