Stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and JCPenney carry beautiful and stylish blackout curtains that not only serve a functional purpose but are also a real design piece that complement any room and space.
Light sleepers especially benefit from having blackout curtains installed in the bedroom or their sleeping space, as these types of curtains block out much of the sunlight and they allow even the most insomniac of insomniacs to sleep like a baby.
Here are a few good reasons to use blackout curtains in your home:
- You’ll sleep so much better, especially during sunny days when even the slightest bit of light that enters your room can disturb sleep time or prevent you from falling asleep.
If you work shifts, night shifts especially, you’ll find that blackout curtains will help you sleep better, almost like having a good night’s rest and you’ll feel a lot more refreshed upon waking up. Blackout curtains can also be used for children to help them have a more resting nap.
- They’re great for dressing up a room.
Even the dullest of rooms can look great when you add blackout curtains to it. Since many stores provide customization options and the possibility to add artwork to a product, you can make a room shine to your style and taste at decent-enough prices.
While blackout curtains can be expensive, prices ranging from as low as $12 for the cheaper options to more than $100 for high-end products, they’ll last you years and will actually save you money.
- These types of curtains are known for saving energy and reducing energy costs. During summertime, when direct sunlight penetrates into your home and heats up the air, that will make your air conditioning work harder to keep the house cool, thereby increasing your utility bill.
During the winter time, because of cold air leaks and drafty windows, your heating system will also have to work harder to maintain a steady warm temperature around the house. Blackout curtains can prevent heat loss by trapping heat into your home. It is estimated that blackout curtains reduce the bill for heating during the wintertime by as much as 25%.
Most of the major retailers in the country sell blackout curtains. This includes Walmart, JCPenney, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Macy’s plus there are many other retailers and companies that specialize exclusive on blackout curtains and similar home items.
Many of the stores have a good online selection of these types of curtains in a variety of colors, fabrics and prints, however the best thing to do is usually to shop in-store so you can view the colors and feel the fabric yourself because many times the features can be different in the photos online than in person.
Especially if you’re purchasing some of the higher end products, consider visiting the store as this will help you get a better visual of how the curtains match your space.