Blackout Curtains – Our Pick of the Best

Looking for the perfect blackout curtains for your bedroom or living room? Keep noise out and heat in with a useful pair of blackout curtains. We've found a few great designs to inspire you

As advocators of all things multi-purpose, we love nothing more than a great pair of blackout curtains. Not only do they look great, but they also keep sunlight and noise out while, in most cases, keeping heat in. Many of the latest designs on the market feature special thermal technology, which can actually cut down on heating bills too. We've rounded up a few of the best curtains, from techie versions guaranteed to make your home a cosier place, to gorgeous lined curtains that are a good option (even if they don't have any specific blackout or thermal technology). Enjoy!

Terracotta Plain Faux Silk Blackout Thermal Curtains slightly open with basket in front on the left side

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1. Terracotta Plain Faux Silk Blackout Thermal Curtains

The terracotta plain faux silk curtains with eyelets bring a splash of colour to any room and have the added feature of a blackout thermal coating that will help to block out light and keep heat in. Also available in other colours. W46 x D54 in drop.

Terracotta Plain Faux Silk Blackout Thermal Curtains, £50, BHS (opens in new tab)

Sanderson Clementine Lined Curtains slightly open, with a pink and green tropical pattern of humming birds and exotic flora

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2. Sanderson Clementine Lined Curtains

Clementine features a beautifully illustrated tropical trail with humming birds and exotic flora. Printed on 300 thread count cotton percale and in a palette of dusky pinks and soft teals, the curtains are table top and fully lined. W168cm x 183cm drop.

Sanderson Clementine Lined Curtains, £145, House of Fraser (opens in new tab)

Star Pencil Pleat Blackout Lined Curtains light grey with white stars

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3. Star Pencil Pleat Blackout Lined Curtains

Ideal for a child's bedroom - encourage a good night's sleep under the stars with these lovely curtains from the Little Home at John Lewis range. Featuring a versatile star print, they are finished with a pencil pleat. W117 x 182cm drop. Available in different sizes.

Star Pencil Pleat Blackout Lined Curtains, £60, Little Home at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Cranley Thermal Blackout Curtains with one side pinned back showing a photo frame, decorative plant and candle on the windowsill

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4. Cranley Thermal Blackout Curtains

These woven blackout curtains, shown in Gold, are also available in Charcoal, Chocolate and Black. Machine washable. Tiebacks available separately. W114 x 137cm drop. Available in different sizes.

Cranley Thermal Blackout Curtains, £25, Very (opens in new tab)

Pretty Flamingo Ready Made Blackout Curtains white with pink flamingo parttern

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5. Pretty Flamingo Ready Made Blackout Curtains

Little ones will love these flamingo print curtains. These ready-made curtains will breathe new life into kid's rooms, while the blackout lining will ensure they get a good night. W137 x 135cm drop.

Pretty Flamingo Ready Made Blackout Curtains, £60, Laura Ashley

A living room with a cream sofa and Pewter Beaumont Blackout Pencil Pleat Curtains with one side pinned back revealing a door to outside

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6. Pewter Beaumont Blackout Pencil Pleat Curtains

Keep the heat in and the light out with the Beaumont thermal blackout curtains - perfect for ensuring a good night's sleep as well as saving money on your bills. Shown in Pewter, also available in Cranberry, Mink and Natural. Polyester. W117 x 137cm drop.

Pewter Beaumont Blackout Pencil Pleat Curtains, £57, Littlewoods (opens in new tab)

A bedroom showing part of a bed with white covers, and a window covered by Thermal Pencil Pleat curtains in sea blue with one side pinned back revealing the window

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7. Thermal Curtains Pencil Pleat

The thermal backed lined curtains in sea blue have a lining that not only blocks nuisance unwanted light but offers your home extra insulation by reducing heat loss through windows and patio doors. Also available in Fuchsia, Red and Teal. Polyester/Acrylic. W168 x 137cm drop.

Thermal Curtains Pencil Pleat, £19, The Range (opens in new tab)

Siesta Blackout Ready Made Curtains in a dark blue slightly open revealing a window

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8. Siesta Blackout Ready Made Curtains

This fabulous semi-plain curtain features a plain colourway throughout with a striped top border. Shown in Blue, these curtain are also available in Beige and Pink. Featuring an eyelet heading, these curtains are fully lined with a blackout lining. Synthetic textile. W116 x 182cm drop.

Siesta Blackout Ready Made Curtains, £23, Tesco (opens in new tab)

Fuchsia Solar Blackout Eyelet Curtains in a living room behind a white sofa which has a cushion on it in the same fuschia colour as the curtains

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9. Fuchsia Solar Blackout Eyelet Curtains

Made with strong silver metal eyelets, these lined curtains can be threaded on to a curtain pole with ease. The thick lining of our blackout curtains will provide your room with privacy and block out any exterior light sources. Polyester. W117 x 137cm drop.

Fuchsia Solar Blackout Eyelet Curtains, £30, Dunelm (opens in new tab)

Voda Blackout Curtain with Gathered Header

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10. Voda Blackout Curtain with Gathered Header

The Voda curtain with gathered header are blackout curtains that will keep out the light. Shown in Purple, they are also available in Light Taupe Beige, Taupe Brown, Burgundy Red, Dark Grey, Navy Blue, Light Grey. Both sides are made from polyester fabric with a satin look and a stitched hem. W140 x H180cm drop.

Voda Blackout Curtain with Gathered Header, £22, La Redoute (opens in new tab)