10 Stylish Blackout Curtains That Will Upgrade Your Home—and Your Naps
After all, good shut eye requires shutting out as much light as possible.
Whether you're a fan of taking a midday nap, love to catch up on your favorite television shows in theater-like style, or just want to be able to sleep in on a Sunday morning, there's always a good reason for buying blackout curtains. Not only do they block out the sun and provide added privacy for your home, but they can also help extend the quality of your furniture and rugs by preventing fading over time. Depending on how thick the fabric is, blackout curtains can also double as eco-friendly insulators, trapping heat during the winter months and keeping rooms cool in the summer. Some curtains can even add a layer of soundproofing—perfect for drowning out late night street traffic or unwanted 6 a.m. wake-up calls from your neighbor's lawn mower. This feature can be especially effective for those living in communal housing, such as apartments or town homes.
But there's more to blackout curtains than function alone. Gone are the days of boring, standard blackout curtains. Now, they're a stylish way to elevate your space, whether it's your home theater room or master bedroom. Opt for elegance with dramatic, heavy velvet drapes or keep things playful and breezy with a geometric or floral design in a cotton fabrication. Since this curtain type is such a must-have within the design world, there are endless style options on the market that can work in any part of your house. Looking for something bright and playful to dress up your little one's nursery? Look to the pom-pom or tassel-laden options ahead.
Whatever your home's style, there's bound to be a blackout curtain here that fits your aesthetic. Ahead, you will find 10 stylish blackout curtains to shop for your abode.
Who says blackout curtains have to be dark? Thanks to a built-in liner, these crisp white curtains will keep your room feeling airy and bright without leaking in any unwanted sunlight. Bonus: They're handcrafted and sustainably sourced.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Teen Pom Pom Appliqué Blackout Curtain Panel, $99, potterybarnteen.com.
Perfect for the color-happy homeowner, these floral panels are a definite statement-maker.
Shop Now: Society 6 "Night Garden XXXVI" Blackout Curtain, $118.99, society6.com.
Regal Blue Velvet
Faded cream and charcoal hues create modern contrast on this abstract blackout curtain. The trendy style is well-suited for a minimalistic bedroom or even a nursery (babies see bold shapes and black-and-white patterns best!).
Shop Now: Society 6 Woodblock Print Modern Art Blackout Curtain, $118.99, society6.com.
Equal parts fashion and function, these stone gray pleated panels not only block out the sun, but also add an extra layer of sound-proofing with the help of built-in insulation.
Shop Now: Therapedic Nantes 100% Blackout Grommet Window Curtain Panel, $29.99, bedbathandbeyond.com.
We love the crosshatch pattern on this tweed-like curtain. The neutral drapes are sure to add a sophisticated layer of texture to any space.
Shop Now: West Elm Textured Weave Curtain and Blackout Panel, $99, westelm.com.