Blackout curtains, which are thick lined curtains that blocks out 100% of light, are becoming increasingly popular here. Initially more commonly seen in hotels, they are now making their way into Singapore residences as well.
If you are considering whether you should install blackout curtains in your home, here are 5 reasons on why you perhaps should:
Blackout curtains promotes better sleep
Having a good night sleep is an integral part of healthy living. If you are a light sleeper, easily distracted by light or sound from outside your house, installing blackout curtains may just be what you need to help improve your sleep. Other than the obvious benefit of blocking out light, these curtains are able to reduce noise by up to 40%, thus giving you better sleep. And having adequate rest at night has many benefits, including being more productive at work and better health. After all, poor sleeping habits can cause health problems such as:
- Fatigue; and even
- High blood pressure
Savings on Energy Bills
Singapore’s weather is notoriously hot. As such, many of us rely on air conditioners to keep our homes cool and comfortable. However, this usually comes at a cost; high electricity bills, which escalated even more in recent years when utility tariffs were raised. And this could perhaps be a reason why black out curtains are gaining in popularity here. Because they block out sunlight and with it, heat as well, they help lower your room temperature. Your air-conditioning units thus do not have to work as hard to cool down the room thereby helping you save a chunk on energy bills.
Blackout curtains are usually made from lush and more heavy duty fabric. Hence, less care is needed during handling, like vacuuming or even the hanging or taking down of these curtains. This is unlike the lighter curtain fabrics, especially sheer curtains, which will require much more careful treatment to reduce unnecessary wear and tear.
More Options and Choices
Unlike in the past where blackout curtains are available only in shades of grey and black, they now come in a much larger range of designs. Choosing one to match the interior of your home should thus be easy.
And for those on a limited budget, information is also widely available on the internet to teach you how to DIY your own custom black out curtains. Simply click here to find out more on how to make them.
If you are living in a landed property of ground floor apartment, privacy will surely be among your concerns. Choose curtains that are too thin and your neighbours may be unintentionally treated to an unsightly or even sensual display of shadows and silhouettes. With blackout curtains, you can have absolute peace of mind knowing your privacy is well protected. This is so even if there are strangers walking past or loitering outside your home. Because no light can enter the room, similarly, no light or shadows can escape.
So there you have it, 5 very good reasons to have blackout curtains. If you are about to change your curtains anytime soon, they are definitely worth considering.