- What is blackout lining
Why buy blackout
What does 'blackout' mean?
Blackout curtains, blackout blinds and blackout linings all perform the same task – they stop light from passing through thanks to special treatments and extra tight woven fabrics to help you control the light levels in your room.
They can be used in exactly the same way as standard curtains, blinds and linings, but are designed to block external lights from entering your living space, making them ideal for use in the bedroom.
What's the difference between blackout curtains, blinds and linings?
Available with pencil pleat or eyelet headers, blackout curtains are completed by thick blackout linings
to block out light. These drapes fit easily onto a curtain track or curtain pole just as you would expect, and can be used in any room.
Roman or roller blind style, blackout blinds are treated with a unique backing to stop light penetrating the fabric. Fit your blinds within a window recess and you can pair them with curtains to create a layered look with a curtain fabric of your choosing, or install outside the window alcove so the edge of the blind is wider than the window, thereby providing full width coverage.
Available for pencil pleat or eyelet curtains, blackout fabric fits easily to your existing curtains to halt external lights before they disturb your peace, or can be added to new drapes as part of a fresh look. These tightly woven, thick curtain linings are ideal if you love the look of your window dressings but want to boost their performance during the summer time.
If you feel like a change but can't find the new look you want, or your window dimensions are unusual, we also offer blackout curtain linings as part of our made to measure curtains service.
What's special about blackout?
We tend to associate sleeping comfort with temperature, support and softness, but blackout products bring something unique to the table. Their key purpose is to provide an efficient and effective barrier to stop external light sources from disturbing your sleep, plus a range of other benefits.
Blackout products are naturally best suited for use in the bedroom where being able to control light and temperature levels is imperative for quality of sleep, but blackout fabrics are also great for the living room if street lights or vehicle headlamps persistently shine through your window.
Beyond blackout: what else do they offer?
Light control is the headline story when it comes to blackout, but what else can they do to create a sanctuary of sleep? The special coatings and linings of blackout collection have a triple benefit system, of which the light exclusion that gives them their name is just the first.
Temperature control & thermal insulation
...and they're ideal for children's bedrooms