Best Thermal Curtains

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 4, 2019
Thermal curtains, as the name suggests, aren't just a decoration piece. They'll help you maintain your privacy and keep your home nice and warm. In this review, you'll find the best thermal curtains on the market today. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
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Hanging style
Material
Sunlight control
Number of colors available
Maintenance
Package
Warranty
 
PROS

The densely woven fabric is able to act as an additional sound barrier. Filtering more than 60% of the outside noise, the curtains help you create and maintain a quiet and peaceful environment. It also has a really soft feel to it.

CONS

Some colors look different in real life than advertised. 

OUR VERDICT

Miuco insulated curtains are as elegant and stylish as they are practical and effective. The fabric is extremely durable. With the curtains, the company ships 2 complimentary matching tie backs. 

detailed parameters
Sizes

52" x 84" (each panel)

52" x 63" and 52" x 95" are also available

Hanging style

Metal grommets with a 1.6-inch inner diameter

Material

Polyester and polyester blend

Sunlight control

Block 90% to 98% sunlight and 100% UV (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Number of colors available

18

Maintenance

Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, do not bleach, tumble dry low, warm iron when needed

Package

2 matching tie backs included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The drapes have a really smooth finish and always hang straight without any wrinkles. Equipped with an antique bronze grommet top, it is possible to hang them from a standard or decorative curtain rod.

CONS

There's a slight synthetic smell at first. 

OUR VERDICT

These Rose Home Fashion thermal curtains are absolutely gorgeous. The grommets have a copper highlight to them. They aren't difficult to close and pull open. Though the fabric is soft, it isn't too shimmery.

detailed parameters
Sizes

100" x 84" (each panel)

52" x 63", 52" x 84", 52" x 96", 100" x 96", 100" x 108" are also available

Hanging style

Metal grommets with a 1.6-inch inner diameter

Material

100% polyester

Sunlight control

99.8% blackout (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Number of colors available

10

Maintenance

Machine wash and dry, warm iron when needed

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

A triple-weave technology with black yarns allows these thermal curtains to block 99% sunlight, heat, and cold. Despite their rugged and practically impenetrable composition, the curtains are surprisingly soft and drapery.

CONS

The hanging style is hardly as reliable. 

OUR VERDICT

This product does not leave a whole lot of room for complaints. The company doesn't use stiff liners, so you get that soft window treatment that you can easily drape. They look the part and play the part. Plus, the color selection is absurdly broad.

detailed parameters
Sizes

52" x 84" (each panel)

40" x 63", 40" x 84", 52" x 54", 52" x 63", 52" x 72", 52" x 96" are also available

Hanging style

Back tab and rod pocket hanging styles

Material

100% polyester

Sunlight control

99% blackout (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Number of colors available

31

Maintenance

Machine wash warm with light colors, use only non-chlorine bleach when needed, tumble dry low, warm iron when needed

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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 model is thread-trimmed and wrinkle-free. 

CONS

Can be less effective than its counterparts at sunlight control. 

OUR VERDICT

Great 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, they are still effective enough to justify a spot on this list.

detailed parameters
Sizes

42" x 63" (each panel)

29" x 36", 42" x 84", 42" x 90" are also available

Hanging style

Metal grommets with a 1.6-inch inner diameter

Material

100% polyester

Sunlight control

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

Number of colors available

17

Maintenance

Machine washable in cold water, tumble dry, quick ironing or steam clean when needed

Package

Curtains only

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The top and bottom hem are 4-inch wide, the side hem is 1-inch wide, making the drapes look even more elegant and tasteful. The steel grommets with silver coating don't just look good but are also practically immune to rust and corrosion.

CONS

The color selection is limited. 

OUR VERDICT

Utopia Bedding UB0114 won't be able to satisfy the absolute majority of customers. But the ones that will find the colors and sizes fitting enough should find these curtains to their liking and that's putting it mildly. They work as well as they look. 

detailed parameters
Sizes

52" x 63" (each panel)

52" x 84" is also available

Hanging style

Silver steel grommets with a 1.6-inch inner diameter

Material

Polyester and polyester blend

Sunlight control

99% blackout (Darker colors have a better blackout effect)

Number of colors available

3

Maintenance

Machine wash on cold, tumble dry on low

Package

2 matching tie backs included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Miuco Thermal Insulated Grommet

Effective Elegance

What separates Miuco from their peers when it comes to drapes is just how well they're able to balance aesthetics and functionality. With weighted hems at the bottom, their curtains hang nice and straight. Aside from the elegant look, these drapes have a really soft feel to them.

Having said that, these things are just as effective as the next product. Come winter, they'll definitely help you keep cold air out of the house. The company's patented triple-weave construction makes the curtains excellent insulation-wise.

On the other hand, the densely woven fabric is able to act as an additional sound barrier. Filtering more than 60% of the outside noise, the curtains help you create and maintain a quiet and peaceful environment. Ultraviolet light is as harmful as it is annoying (most of the time). With these thermal curtains, you'll be able to block 100% of ultraviolet rays, a small but noticeable difference from the usual ~99% that you get from average window curtains.

The only area where we feel like the company could use some improvement is the color one. Though still lovely, the colors often look a little different in real life than advertised.

Other than that, Miuco insulated curtains are as elegant and stylish as they are practical and effective. The fabric is extremely durable. With the curtains, the company ships 2 complimentary matching tie backs.

Review of Miuco Thermal Insulated Grommet 52-Inch-by-84-Inch Blackout Window Curtain Panels with 2 Tie Backs

 

Rose Home Fashion FBA_bl-be-10084

A Curtain of Roses

Having these heavy, multi-layered microfiber blackout curtains from Rose Home Fashion can make a world of difference in terms of reducing the light coming from the outside. With these drapes, you should be able to effectively cut your energy bill by 20% come winter.

You can use them with regular windows as well as sliding doors, creating a nice curtain panel that blocks sunlight and dampens sound. Yes, the curtains, surprisingly enough, can block a significant amount of incoming sound, so you're able to sleep well without any of that outside noise entering your home.

As you can tell from the pictures, the curtains look nothing short of stylish, with exquisite craftsmanship behind them. They have a really smooth finish and always hang straight without any wrinkles. Equipped with an antique bronze grommet top, it is possible to hang them from a standard or decorative curtain rod.

The product is not demanding in terms of maintenance. You can machine wash them in any water and warm iron when needed.

There's a slight synthetic smell to the curtains at first that doesn't really match the elegant exterior but it goes away in no time at all.

To sum it up, these Rose Home Fashion thermal curtains look absolutely gorgeous. The grommets have a copper highlight to them. They aren't difficult to close and pull open. Though the fabric is soft, it isn't too shimmery.

Review of Rose Home Fashion FBA_bl-be-10084 Wide Thermal Blackout Patio Door Curtain Panel

 

Best Home Fashion LB-DE100-44-INS-5437-SERIES-U

Look the Part and Play the Part

Best Home Fashion is a tacky name and we don't really care for those. But there's nothing tacky about their products and these particularly curtains serve as a great example of that. One would argue that curtains have to look good first and foremost. And we can't say that we disagree with that statement. It doesn't seem like the people behind these drapes disagree with it either since the product in question looks nothing if not stylish and classy.

But thermal curtains are as much about bringing style to your home as they're about bringing warmth (both literal and visual). Here, this goal is achieved via a triple-weave technology with black yarns that block 99% sunlight, heat, and cold. Despite their rugged and practically impenetrable composition, the curtains are surprisingly soft and drapery.

The biggest difference between these curtains and other entries on this list is the hanging style. With this model, you get both back tab and rod pocket hanging style options and versatility is always a plus in our book. That being said, neither of those hanging styles is quite as reliable as the classic alternative with 1.6-inch grommets.

Other than that, Best Home Fashion Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains do not leave a whole lot of room for complaints. They do not incorporate stiff liners, so you get that soft window treatment that you can easily drape. They look the part and play the part. Plus, you can choose between 31 different colors, from plain red and white to lots of sophisticated color schemes.

Review of Best Home Fashion LB-DE100-44-INS-5437-SERIES-U Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains

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NICETOWN FBA_NTGMBLKSLD24263C1

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 gray drapes and for a very good reason since, as you can probably tell, they look absolutely lovely.

The problem is, unlike their darker counterparts, gray 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 model 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 FBA_NTGMBLKSLD24263C1 Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains

 

Utopia Bedding UB0114

Silver Makes Things Better

Utopia Bedding UB0114 look absolutely stunning. The only reason we've put them so low down the list is simply because the color selection is limited to just 3 color options and because there are only 2 different sizes you can choose from. Though the colors are all lovely and the sizes will fit most homes, as you can imagine, with a limited color and size selection, the product won't exactly prove a perfect fit for every single customer out there.

But if you're fine with the color(s) and the size(s), we couldn't recommend these curtains highly enough. They're able to block 99% of sunlight, making them no less effective than their more expensive counterparts. The outside noise entering your room will be reduced by at least 60%.

The material in the back is the same as the material in the front. The top and bottom hem are 4-inch wide, the side hem is 1-inch wide, making the already classy drapes look even more elegant and tasteful. The steel grommets with silver coating don't just look good but are also practically immune to rust and corrosion, so they'll keep their refined appearance for years to come. Along with the drapes, the company sends you 2 matching tie backs.

To rephrase our earlier point, Utopia Bedding UB0114 won't be able to satisfy the absolute majority of customers. But the ones that will find the colors and sizes fitting enough should find these lovely curtains to their liking and that's putting it mildly. They look good and work just as good.

Review of Utopia Bedding UB0114 Blackout Room Darkening and Thermal Insulating Window Curtains

 

What Are Thermal Curtains?

Curtains are curtains, right? Well, no, not exactly. Though they may seem really similar, there's actually quite a bit of a difference between different curtains. Most of them fall under two categories - blackout curtains and thermal (sometimes referred to as "insulated) curtains. There are models out there that effectively do both and can be equally described as a blackout and thermal model but that's not the case with most curtains.

Blackout curtains prevent sunlight from streaming into the parts of your home where it isn't welcome. Thermal models will do that as well but they'll also keep your home better insulated. This way, you're able to save energy and keep your place of residency nice and warm. Plus, they can have excellent sound dampening effects.

We've been able to find and gather some of the most promising prospects on the market today. In the spreadsheet above, you'll find the necessary information regarding their sunlight control abilities, size, hanging style, and other parameters. Pair the information in there with our reviews and you'll be able to pick the best thermal drapes for your humble abode.

Again, these curtains aren't just a decorative piece. But if that's mostly what you're looking for, you can also check our reviews of floor mirrors and rug pads (though it isn't like they don't have their functions too).

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Publish Date: 2019-03-04 15:49:42