There is nothing more valuable than a good night’s sleep. Now more than ever, it’s important we feel well-rested and energised for the day ahead. Believe it or not, that all starts with our curtains.

Blackout curtains are a convenient addition to your bedroom all year round. While a cheaper option is tempting, blackout curtains will provide you with the darkness and quiet you need for a well-rested night.

Gain more control over your sleeping environment with our 5 reasons why you need blackout curtains in your life.

Keeping out that unnecessary light

There’s no denying that sleep is one of the most important things to us. In order to feel completely rested, the atmosphere of your space needs to be just right.

Blackout curtains block out light from entering the room for a rested and peaceful night’s sleep. In effect, you are able to get a good amount of rest despite the day or time of year. From the passing glare of headlights to natural daylight, they are designed to keep all kinds of light out. After all, is there anything better than sleeping in complete darkness?

For night shift workers, daytime nappers and those who wake up early with young children, you no longer have to worry in the summer months. Blackout curtains darken the room no matter the weather, allowing for that all-important rest. As well as giving an extra high-quality feeling, you won’t even notice it’s daytime.

The Orla Kiely Spot Flower curtains are a stylish choice for blocking out that light. Featuring a retro flower design, they are beautifully lined with a 3 pass blackout coating to reduce the amount of natural light entering the room.

Many fabrics and materials change colour after being exposed to direct sunlight, this is especially true for white or light coloured furniture. After time and effort spent decorating your home, you don’t want your cream sofa or white bedding to discolour. Blackout curtains help to give that extra protection.

Use your curtains as a heater

It does sound quite unbelievable when we say you can use your blackout curtains to keep warm, but it’s true.

The quality of blackout curtains give that extra thickness to keep the heat in your home. This is especially perfect for colder months. Blackout curtains are woven extra-tight and are able to block 99% of light and UV rays. Just think of your curtains as a blanket for your home.

As you are getting extra insulation through your curtains, that heating bill will definitely start to decrease.

Keep Out Noise

Surprisingly, blackout curtains also help to cancel out noise.

For many of us, we have been through a big transition recently. From staying at home all day during the COVID-19 lockdowns to going back to the office, attending newly opened events or even just getting up and completing day to day tasks. This can be so tiring and overwhelming.

So the main thing after these long days all we want is our bed, right? And what’s worse than having undisturbed sleep? After all, you have to agree we all deserve a good night’s rest.

Because of their thicker lining, blackout curtains are able to reduce the levels of sound coming into the room. Although outside noise is inevitable, it definitely helps to absorb any echoes. This allows for a quieter rest to make sure we get that well-deserved beauty sleep.

Extra privacy

Without a doubt, we all need some me-time. Blackout curtains give you that extra privacy. Whether it’s in your living room, bedroom, dining room or pretty much any room in your house, the thickness of the curtains helps to give your windows extra coverage without it being sheer.

Give your space a new style

Blackout curtains aren’t just practical, they double up as an extremely stylish addition to your home too.

Blackout curtains provide your living room, bedroom, office, or any other space with that extra touch of luxury. It is a common misconception that blackout curtains have to be darker tones, but they are also available in lighter shades such as ivory and blush pink.


With that creative freedom, you can easily add contrast to any space. You can create a stylish look with bold or patterned curtains that are a different colour to your decor or home accessories. Style these blackout curtains with matching cushions or throws to give an extra dimension to your home.

Similarly, try opting for a patterned curtain to add character to your room. These Unna Lined Curtains by Helena Springfield are big on personality. With a bold botanical print, these beautiful curtains are certain to add that extra flair to your room.

For more of the latest styles and designs, discover our unique range of curtains here.



Blackout curtains are an extremely practical way to create an ambient sleeping environment. After all, they keep your room darker, warmer and quieter – all while looking stylish.

Are you ready to introduce blackout curtains into your life? Let us know in the comments.