Blackout curtains, features and selection rules, photo in the interior

Blackout curtains are designed for both apartments and office spaces

Blackout roller blinds textiles of unusual design, created with the latest technology. They can be used in any room, home theater, photo labs, healthcare facilities, public spaces, conference rooms and office rooms. They blend harmoniously into the space of the room without violating the overall design style.

Blackout curtains are designed for both apartments and office spaces

The homeland of curtains is Finland. Geographically, the white nights in this country last long. Innovative material completely blocks street light into the room, ensuring healthy sleep for people. The latest development spread very quickly all over the world, Russia is no exception.

Varieties of reflective curtains

Having chosen the style of the interior, you can make the following curtains:

  1. Roll. These are straight lifting blades that will fit snugly against the windows.
  2. Classic. Perfect for any windows, loggias, balcony doors. The option is considered universal, because it ideally emphasizes the decoration of the home.
  3. Pleated. These blackout curtains are for custom windows. They easily solve the problem of decorating arched openings.
  4. Pleated curtains

    Pleated curtains

    1. Japanese. Curtains are designed to decorate large or panoramic plastic windows.
    2. Japanese curtains are suitable for large windows

      Japanese curtains are suitable for large windows

      When choosing curtains, you need to clearly understand what effect you want to get. If you need to protect the room from the sun, then the best option is blackout curtains. It is very important to match them to the style of the room. If expensive curtains do not suit you, then you can purchase pleated curtains attached with Velcro.

      Features of production

      Outwardly, it seems that the canvases are made of ordinary curtain material. But it is not so. The fabric includes:

      • textile base;
      • chemical substances;
      • acrylic foam.
      • Blackout curtain material consists of three layers, which together allows you to completely block out sunlight

        Blackout curtain material consists of three layers, which together allows you to completely block out sunlight

        Each of the layers has a specific role.  The basis of the textile fabric is synthetic matter, it is usually white. This layer is facing the window. It repels the rays of the sun and does not allow them to penetrate into the home.

        The second layer has a compacted structure. It is aimed at blocking heat and dissipating light flux, and is also responsible for fireproof properties. 3 layer has a decorative function. It can be of any color, with an original textured pattern or embroidery. Available with single or double satin weave.

        Blackout curtains can be absolutely any color

        Blackout curtains can be absolutely any color

        Blackout fabrics differ from each other:

        • the degree of opacity;
        • fiber density;
        • prints and color range;
        • the presence of impregnation, lining and metal spraying.
        • Depending on the throughput, the fabric is divided into 3 categories:

          • translucent;
          • transparent;
          • completely opaque.
          • Japanese type translucent blackout curtains

            Japanese type translucent blackout curtains

            Advantages of decorative curtains

            Rolled curtains have the following undeniable advantages:

            • they can be mounted on a wall, in a window opening, on a ceiling;
            • their size corresponds to the size of the glass unit;
            • Blackout roller blinds can be matched to any size of glass unit

              Blackout roller blinds can be matched to any size of glass unit

              • the curtains, using a lifting mechanism, can be easily fixed at the desired height, providing the required level of illumination of the space;
              • even an inexperienced person is able to perform elementary installation;
              • Blackout roller blinds are very easy to attach to the window

                Blackout roller blinds are very easy to attach to the window

                • the canvas fits perfectly along the entire perimeter of the glass;
                • window sashes open and tilt easily, because they form a single whole with a double-glazed window;
                • any objects or flowers can be placed on the windowsill;
                • Blackout roller blinds do not interfere with the location of any objects on the window

                  Blackout roller blinds do not interfere with the location of any objects on the window

                  • have good sound absorption and are unpretentious in care;
                  • the material maintains the set temperature, does not form a greenhouse effect;
                  • acrylic layers are not subject to destruction;
                  • when cutting and sewing, the material does not crumble;
                  • easily draped and holds its shape;
                  • does not fade with prolonged use;
                  • resistant to dust accumulation and pollution.
                  • The fabric does not burn, does not shrink when washed, does not change shape and color, and also meets fire requirements.

                    Advice! Blackout fabric should only be washed in warm water. So it will serve for several decades.

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                    Material disadvantages

                    But blackout fabric for curtains also has some disadvantages. The simplicity of the design of these curtains will not suit a chic interior. Raises doubts about the strength of the fastening and reliability of the lifting mechanism with frequent use of the device, although this completely depends on the manufacturer of the structures. The disadvantages of products include their price. It is much higher than ordinary plastic blinds.

                    The modern design of blackout roller blinds is not suitable for all interiors

                    The modern design of blackout roller blinds is not suitable for all interiors

                    When choosing curtains, be sure to direct the fabric sample to the light source. If the fabric is real, then black fiber will be noticeable inside. It can be seen in any light. The outside looks like suede, while the inside should also have a shine. Usually, roller-type curtains are sold, and this limits the possibilities of decorative design of window openings.

                    When choosing blackout curtains, pay attention to the material that looks like suede on the outside, will have black fiber inside, and shine on the back

                    When choosing blackout curtains, pay attention to the material, which looks like suede on the outside, will have black fiber inside, and shine on the back

                    Important! Adjusting the direction of light flow with roller blinds is quite problematic. This is especially true for double-glazed windows with one set of curtains.

                    Consumer reviews about blackout curtains are mostly only positive.

                    Methods for attaching curtains

                    The principle of operation of the devices is quite simple: the web is rolled onto a drum, the rotation of which is regulated by a cord. Methods for attaching and lifting curtains are divided into several types:

                    1. Mini constructions. Have a standard mounting method. But when the shutters are folded back, the curtain drops and sways under the flow of air masses. The problem is solved by using magnets to fix the bottom edge of the fabric to the frame.
                    2. Blackout curtains with mini-construction system

                      Blackout curtains with mini-construction system

                      1. zebra. Stripes of translucent and dense fabric alternate on the double curtain. The canvases when moving, shifting, adjust the intensity of the light flux. The curtains do not need to be lifted, you can simply move the thick strips.
                      2. Blackout curtains zebra

                        Blackout curtains zebra

                        1. Uni Cassette (UNI). The curtain is located inside the box, moves when lifting with the help of side guides. The surface of the box is laminated to match the glass unit. The curtain folds into a compact cassette when the window is opened. The mechanism is controlled by a chain that moves inside the clips that are installed during installation on the frame.
                        2. Blackout curtains with Uni cassette system

                          Blackout curtains with Uni cassette system

                          1. Uni-2. The system is equipped with a spring mechanism. Fastened to the top and bottom of the glass unit. This makes it easy to open the double curtains. You should purchase 2 types of fabrics with different light transmittance.
                          2. Blackout curtains with Uni-2 system

                            Blackout curtains with Uni-2 system

                            The use of blackout roller blinds in the house on plastic windows is fully justified, because they provide absolute darkening of the room.

                            Blackout blackout curtains for a discreet style and compact mount are considered versatile. Curtains fixed to plastic windows allow to visually expand the interior space. They can also be used to decorate loggias.

                            Due to the fact that blackout roller blinds are attached to the frame, they allow you to visually expand the space

                            Due to the fact that blackout roller blinds are attached to the frame, they allow you to visually expand the space

                            Features of roller blinds care

                            Fabric maintenance is very easy. It is unpretentious and does not require dry cleaning or expensive products. Regular powder will do. Do not soak them, this can reduce the protective properties.

                            Blackout curtains can be washed with regular powder

                            Blackout curtains can be washed with regular powder

                            Attention! Dirt must be removed only with natural stain removers.

                            Set the washing mode in the automatic machine to delicate, do not spin. If it is necessary to urgently dry the fabric, then the speed mode should be the lowest. You need to roll up the curtains very carefully to avoid creases. It is best to dry curtains unfolded and only in the shade. The rays of the sun should not fall on them, this will prevent the deformation of the canvases.

                            When using a washing machine, you need to select a delicate wash cycle

                            When using a washing machine, you need to select a delicate wash cycle

                            Blackout fabric for curtains, reviews of which are always excellent, is very rarely washed, because it repels dust and other dirt from itself.

                            Can be cleaned dry using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. When wet processing fabrics, use a neutral soap solution and a soft sponge. It is recommended to raise the kitchen curtains while cooking, so they will not absorb odors.

                            In order for the blackout kitchen roller blinds not to get dirty so quickly, it is recommended to raise them

                            In order for the blackout kitchen roller blinds not to get dirty so quickly, it is recommended to raise them during cooking

                            Blackout curtains are a versatile option that can easily fit into any interior from classic to high-tech.  Their advantages are obvious, and the disadvantages are minimal, which explains the high popularity of this canvas.

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