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Master Class : Benefits of Blockout curtaining

With so many varieties of fabrics, designs and patterns, choosing the right curtains for your home can be an elaborate and trying process. Curtains add to the elegance of your home but more than that they serve the practical purpose of protecting your privacy. There are different kinds of window treatments but curtains are the most popular and classic choice. Blockout curtains are a practical choice that looks beautiful, protects your privacy, blocks light and reduces noise.

In this Master Class we will look at the various advantages of investing in a set of these curtains for your windows.

1. Blocks out light

Blockout curtains can block out a major part of the light that enters a room. The backside is made of multiple layers of tightly woven, generally heavy fabric which is absolutely opaque. With regular fabrics or sheers you will have a substantial amount of light streaming into the room through the curtain. If you're working a night shift and need to sleep during the day, these curtains are the perfect solution to block light and darken the room significantly. If you have a separate TV room, with a complete home theatre set-up, installing blockout curtains can mimic the ambience of a theatre.

2. Improve insulation and energy efficiency

At least one third of energy wastage happens during conversion and generation of heat through the windows. This in turn leads to additional energy consumption through the heating and cooling system in your home. Blockout curtains can control the insulation of the house and thus moderate the thermal loss. Many manufacturers claim that it can reduce thermal loss up to 25%, which can significantly reduce your electricity bill.

3. Reduce noise pollution

Blockout curtains can block street noise significantly because of the thick fabric and additional back lining that acts as a noise insulator. You can have a sound sleep when you are not disturbed by external noises. It will not completely block out external disturbances, but instead can reduce them significantly.

4. Versatile design

This type of curtains can keep your home cool during the summers by blocking the sunlight and regulating heat. Alternately, during the winter months, blockout curtains retain the warmth inside and keep the cold out. They are ideal for single glazed windows usually seen in period houses. Their versatility enables you to use them all year long.

5. Good Investment 

These curtains are durable and effectively protects your privacy, while balancing the home insulation. You can buy the ready-made curtains or opt for customization. Although they can be costlier than regular lined curtains, they are worth the money. 

Blockout curtains protect your privacy and have a sophisticated look that adds to the ambience of your home. Their efficiency in blocking light and noise significantly, makes them a very practical choice. Their insulating properties and versatility make them a great investment in every sense. Shop our block out curtaining collections here >

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