Posted on: 21 January 2016Share
If you are sound asleep and the sun comes up and shines directly in your bedroom window, this can be frustrating because it wakes you up. Fortunately, you can keep your room darker until you are ready to get up by using window treatments. There are many different types of window treatments that you can use that will work well for this purpose.
Window shades are cost effective and simple to install. You can find window shades that are made specifically to block out the sun. These shades are made with a blackout fabric. If you install them yourself, mount them as close to the glass as you can get them and up against the wall. This will create a tight seal that minimizes even more light.
These shades not only block the sun from coming into your window, but they also help you save energy. This is because when they block the sun, they are also blocking the heat.
You can find window shades in a variety of colors, and they can fit any window you have. If you have odd shaped windows, the manufacturer can custom make them for you. These shades will roll up and down. You can do this by hand, or you can find electrical shades to go up and down by the push of a button. These are more expensive, but they are easier to use.
You can also use curtains on your windows to block out the sun. When shopping for curtains, look for those that are specially made to block out the sun. These are generally called "blackout curtains." They should also block out 100% of sunlight. These curtains use a tightly woven fabric so the sun cannot pass through. You may be surprised at how dark these curtains can keep your room. Even in the middle of the day your room will look like it is in the middle of the night. These are also a great choice for someone that works at night and has to sleep during the day.
These are a great choice because you can open them up when you do want the sun to shine into your windows.
There are other ways you can continue sleeping when the sun comes out. Along with these window treatments, consider using a sleeping mask. You should also ask employees from companies like F & R Interiors where you purchase your curtains and shades. They can help you find what will work best for you.