I just bought some black out curtains for my son's bed room. His pediatrician recommended it because we are having sleep issues. I have to say it was the smartest purchase I have ever made. My son is sleeping longer and not waking as soon as the sun comes up. These curtains block 100% of light, which means a longer night sleep for our family. I thought that my son would be scared of the newfound darkness in his room, but his reaction to the curtains has been very positive.
Living where the winters turn very cold, I have discovered the wonderful invention of thermal curtains. These warmer curtains have really helped out with our energy bills. I did a little research before buying the curtains, and found that that they can help raise the temperature in your home a few degrees-which every little bit helps. The curtains aren't much more expensive, and they have a special lining, so the top is still nice and decorative. As a person who is really "green" these days, I am trying to do all I can to help the environment, while saving money too. The thermal curtains are just one small way to help.
I would like to think of myself as a classy lady. So, when it comes to decorating, I always do it with style-including using drapes over curtains. Drapes offer so much more than regular curtains or valances. They are more formal, they can hang from floor to ceiling, and they offer privacy. But the best reason for buying drapes is the protection they provide for your furniture. Draperies are normally dark out the room. They protect furniture from the harsh rays of the sun. So, if you can't decide which to buy-I vote for draperies-classy and functional.