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!
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 D54in drop.
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.
House of Fraser
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.
Little Home at John Lewis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.