Best Blackout Curtains

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 2, 2019
Blackout curtains will make sure to protect you from sunlight and UV rays. The best blackout curtains will also partially block outside noise. These curtains keep the living space as comfortable and private as possible. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
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OUR VERDICT
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Sunlight Control
Available Colors
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Package
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PROS

With these curtains, you'll be able to protect your floors, furniture, and artwork from the harmful ultraviolet lights that make the décor turn bland and pale. The product is thread-trimmed and wrinkle-free. The curtains are especially easy to upkeep/maintain.

CONS

The company's best-selling light drapes aren't as effective at blocking the sunlight. 

OUR VERDICT

Equipped with traditional metal grommets with a 1.6-inch inner diameter, the drapes perfectly fit standard curtain rods. The curtains should be able to block somewhere between 50 and 60% outside noise. These curtain panels will mesh well with any modern setting. 

detailed parameters
Panel size

52" x 72", or

42" x 63", 42" x 84", 52" x 45", 52" x 54", 52" x 63", 52" x 84", 52" x 95", 52" x 108"

Hanging Style

Metal grommets with 1.6-inch inner diameter 

Materials

100% polyester

Sunlight Control

100% light and UV ray (Darker colors have a better blackout effect) 

Available Colors

16

Maintenance

Machine washable. The water temperature should be below 86°F. Mild detergent, no bleaching. Low-temperature ironing. Don’t use sharp things since they scratch the curtains.

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The company's Extreme Blackout tech has no issues blocking out 100% of outside light. This energy-efficient design lets these curtains reduce the energy lost through the windows by ~50%. The panels also work surprisingly well reducing noise by up to 35-40%, letting you enjoy sound uninterrupted sleep. 

CONS

The fabric is glossy. 

OUR VERDICT

Sun Zero Nordic Theater-Grade Extreme 100% Blackout Grommet Curtain Panels are everything that the product's name suggests. These things are effective enough to put the company's direct competition to shame. They're up there with the best blackout curtains. The drapes move easily and can be fixed into one position just as easily. 

detailed parameters
Panel size

52" x 84", or

52" x 63", 52" x 96"

Hanging Style

Metal grommets with 1.6-inch inner diameter

Materials

100% polyester

Sunlight Control

100% light and UV ray (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Available Colors

7

Maintenance

Machine washing. Cold on gentle cycle. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low heat, using a cool iron when needed.

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The curtains are made from triple-weave blackout polyester that works wonders balancing the room temperature by insulating all seasons. The fabric's especially heavy yet, at the same time, surprisingly soft. The fabric's also fade-resistant. The curtains are wrinkle-free, meaning you won't have to waste too much time on upkeep.

CONS

There's this synthetic smell to the curtains initially. 

OUR VERDICT

WONTEX Blackout Curtains will let you sleep peacefully at night. You'll be able to work on the computer without dealing with glaring. These curtains will also Protect the furniture, floors, and artwork from the sun's ravages. The elegant grommets are rust-resistant.

detailed parameters
Panel size

52" x 84" or

38" x 45", 38" x 54", 38" x 63", 38" x 72", 38" x 84", 42" x 45", 42" x 54", 42" x 63", 42" x 72", 42" x 84", 52" x 45", 52" x 54", 52" x 63", 52" x 72", 52" x 95"

Hanging Style

Metal grommets with 1.6-inch inner diameter

Materials

100% polyester

Sunlight Control

85% - 99% light and UV ray (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Available Colors

18

Maintenance

Machine washing. Cold on gentle cycle. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low heat, using a cool iron when needed.

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The triple-weave pure blackout microfiber fabric here incorporates no chemical coating. The fabric's also vinyl-free and environment-friendly, so you can put them in nurseries too. The antique copper grommets complement the drapes' vintage aesthetic and fit standard curtain rods as well as the next grommets. 

CONS

There's only one available color option. 

OUR VERDICT

H.VERSAILTEX Traditional Room-Darkening Curtains will be able to elevate any room's appearance by bringing that vintage aesthetic with bold and attractive motif patterns. Before anything and everything else though, these curtains are durable and effective. 

detailed parameters
Panel size

52" x 63", or

52" x 84", 52" x 96", 52" x 108"

Hanging Style

Copper grommets with 1.6-inch inner diameter 

Materials

Triple-weave blackout microfiber

Sunlight Control

85% sunlight, 100% UV ray

Available Colors

1

Maintenance

Machine washing. Cold on gentle cycle. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low heat, using a cool iron when needed.

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The drapes incorporate casing sewn onto the panels' back at the top, enabling the rod to slip through unseen. They'll be able to easily prevent ~99% of sunlight and harmful UV rays from entering the living space. The fabric's surprisingly pleasant to the touch. 

CONS

The hanging style is not as reliable as using metal grommets. 

OUR VERDICT

Eclipse Fresno will let you keep the environment inside as comfortable as possible. Plus, you won't have to break the bank or settle for subpar curtains to do so. Thermally insulated, these curtains will be able to lower heating costs come winter and cooling costs through the summer season.

detailed parameters
Panel size

52" x 84", or 

52" x 63", 52" x 95", 52" x 108"

Hanging Style

Rod pocket hanging styles

Materials

100% polyester

Sunlight Control

99% light and UV ray (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Available Colors

6

Maintenance

Machine washing. Cold on gentle cycle. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low heat, using a cool iron when needed.

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

NICETOWN 100% Blackout

Protect Your Décor

There's quite a lot to like about these Nicetown curtains but a little bit to dislike either. Though the latter part is far less dominant, let's start with it. The company's best-selling product is these light drapes and for a very good reason since, as you can probably tell, they look absolutely lovely.

The problem is, unlike their darker counterparts, these white curtains block somewhere around 90% of sunlight, which isn't bad in general but unimpressive compared to the ~99% that black curtains give you.

Provided you don't really care about that, these thermal drapes are as good as they come. The tightly woven fabric is able to balance the temperature inside, insulating your home against winter cold and summer heat. With these curtains, you'll be able to protect your floors, furniture, and artwork from the harmful ultraviolet lights that make the décor turn bland and pale.

The product is thread-trimmed and wrinkle-free. Equipped with traditional metal grommets with a 1.6-inch inner diameter, the drapes perfectly fit standard curtain rods. Lastly, the curtains should be able to block somewhere between 50 and 60% outside noise.

Simply put, these are the best thermal curtains for people who care a little bit less about blocking 100% of sunlight and a little bit more about how well the curtains will mesh with their décor. That said, the drapes are still effective enough to justify a spot on this list.

Review of NICETOWN 100% Blackout Thermal Insulated Draperies

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Sun Zero Nordic

Theater-Grade Curtains

Sun Zero Nordic 2-Pack Theater-Grade Extreme 100% Blackout Grommet Curtain Panels (hands-down the least derivative name we've ever seen) are everything that the product's name suggests.

First and foremost, the company's Extreme Blackout tech has no issues blocking out 100% of outside light. This energy-efficient design lets these curtains reduce the energy lost through the windows by ~50%.

At the same time, the panels also work surprisingly well reducing noise by up to 35-40%, letting you enjoy sound uninterrupted sleep.

As it is usually the case with blackout curtains, these things' thermal properties will prove useful come any and every season. They're able to keep summer heat inside and the winter chill outside.

There are only seven colors to choose from but the available colors are lovely ad elegant, so you should easily be able to select the fitting panels.

Aesthetics-wise, the only issue we have with these curtains is the somewhat glossy fabric that some people might find too much.

Apart from that, Sun Zero Nordic Theater-Grade Extreme 100% Blackout Grommet Curtain Panels are effective enough to put the product's direct competition to shame. The curtains move easily and can be fixed into one position just as easily. They're up there with the best blackout curtains.

Review of Sun Zero Nordic Theater Grade 100% Blackout

 

WONTEX Thermal

Upmarket Looks with Budget Price Tag

WONTEX Blackout Curtains are an elegant solution to the sunlight problem.

First things first, these panels are made from triple-weave blackout polyester that works wonders balancing the room temperature by insulating all seasons. These things are especially heavy yet, at the same time, surprisingly soft. The product appears very upmarket but the price doesn't reflect that at all.

Depending on the color you go with (there are 18 colors available), the curtains will be able to block between 85 and 99% percent of sunlight and UV rays.

The curtains are thermally insulated, so you'll be reducing AC costs. They're not necessarily as soundproof as advertised but these panels should be able to block ~40% of outside noise.

The fabric's as fade-resistant as fabrics get, so you won't have to worry about the curtains' losing their elegant appearance after some time. They're also thread-trimmed and wrinkle-free, meaning you won't have to waste too much time and effort on upkeep. Both sides are the same color.

Bottom line, WONTEX Blackout Curtains will let you sleep peacefully at night. You'll be able to work on the computer without dealing with glaring. These curtains will also protect the furniture, floors, and artwork from the sun's ravages. The elegant grommets are rust-resistant.

Review of WONTEX Thermal with Grommet Curtains

 

H.VERSAILTEX Traditional

Vintage Aesthetics

H.VERSAILTEX Traditional Room-Darkening Curtains rock that traditional aesthetic as well as the next curtains. These lightweight decorative curtains will complete any room. The lovely motif pattern's not the only good thing about this product though.

Before anything and everything else, these curtains are durable and effective. The triple-weave pure blackout microfiber fabric here incorporates no chemical coating. These drapes will have no issues blocking 85-90 of sunlight and preventing 100% of UV rays from entering your home. The fabric's also vinyl-free and environment-friendly, so you can put them in nurseries too.

The antique copper grommets complement the drapes' vintage aesthetic and fit standard curtain rods as well as the next grommets.

As per usual, these blackout curtains will also be able to block somewhere around 40% of outside noise, which's nice considering that that's not necessarily the drapes' primary purpose.

Because the curtains are thermally insulated, they'll be able to balance the temperature and prove equally useful come winter.

All things considered, H.VERSAILTEX Traditional Room-Darkening Curtains will be able to elevate any room's appearance by bringing that vintage aesthetic with bold and beautiful floral patterns. There's only one color scheme available, so these things won't be able to block as much sunlight as black drapes but we're willing to let that slide considering how lovely these curtains look. They're equally suitable for contemporary bedrooms and mid-century kitchen settings.

Review of H.VERSAILTEX Traditional Room Darkening Curtains

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Eclipse Fresno

Affordable Blackout Solution

Eclipse Fresno are surprisingly cheap considering how effective and attractive these drapes are.

As far as we're concerned, the product's only downside is the rod pocket hanging style. Also referred to as pole top or casement, these drapes incorporate casing sewn onto the panels' back at the top, enabling the rod to slip through unseen.

We've no issues with this approach from the aesthetics perspective but the problem is that this method simply isn't as reliable as the traditional grommets approach.

Apart from that, these curtains are as effective as they come. They'll be able to easily prevent ~99% of sunlight and harmful UV rays from entering the living space. At the same time, the panels absorb ~40% of outside noise, keeping the environment inside as peaceful and quiet as you'd like it to be.

Thermally insulated, these curtains will be able to lower heating costs come winter and cooling costs through the summer season. They're available in six different colors and four different sizes (remember that the darker colors are more effective at blocking sunlight), all wide enough to cover different windows.

In short, Eclipse Fresno will let you keep the environment inside as comfortable as possible. Plus, you won't have to break the bank or settle for subpar curtains to do so.

Review of Eclipse Fresno Thermal Insulated Curtains

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What Are Blackout Curtains?

The sun's great. It really is. We wouldn't be here without that lovely star up there. Everything's only good in moderation though. The sun's light and its UV rays can be extremely harmful towards you as well as different items inside your home. You can and should limit its access.

One way to do that is to hang blackout curtains. Depending on the color, these curtains will be able to block somewhere between 85 and 99% of sunlight and UV rays. More often than not, these curtain panels are also thermally insulated, meaning that they're able to help keep the temperature chilly when necessary and prevent the cold air from entering the living space when that's necessary too.

Sunlight control aside, the difference between these curtains boils down to the fabric and maintenance. Generally speaking, these drapes are made from 100% polyester, though sometimes the companies rely upon triple-weave microfiber. As far as maintenance goes, these things are usually machine washable and fairly easy to upkeep as long as you follow the instructions.

Naturally, these curtains provide decoration value too. Rugs that these curtains protect from sunlight do that though (shocker, we know). You can purchase rug pads to prevent them from slipping and bunching. You can also look into these sports sunglasses to negate the sun's harmful effects outside too.

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Publish Date: 2019-12-02 16:13:54