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5 tricks and tips for better blackout

We all have our own special formula for sleep. Whether it’s memory foam mattresses; multiple pillows; feather-down or fibre, we all agree, blackout is key to getting those precious 8 hours.

Here are our top 5 tricks + tips to help you achieve better blackout in your bedroom.

01.

Lining, lining, lining

It may sound obvious, but, be sure to choose blackout lining for your curtain or blind! This this will stop light coming through the fabric of the curtain.

02.

Curtains or roman blinds, that is the question

As a rule of thumb, curtains will block more external light than roman blinds. Make sure your pole + curtain is 15 – 20cm wider than your window on each side and installed at least 20cm higher than the top of the window.

03.

Recessed is best

Recessed windows are perfect for achieving maximum blackout. By installing a simple blackout roller blind inside the recess you can block out a lot of external light. To get even better results and touch more style, mount a curtain (or roman blind) outside the recess.

04.

Beware of romans in recesses

Installing a roman blind in a recess will reduce light in the day, due to what we call in the trade “the stack-back” – the folds of fabric on an open roman blind.

05.

No recess? No dramas!

You can still achieve great blackout with a curtain installed over the window. Depending on the depth of your window frame, a roman blind may also work well – but be sure to double check with a pro.

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