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Blackout curtains not blacking out all

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acatcalledjohn Fri 10-Jul-15 22:29:12

Is this the standard for blackout curtains? I bought these because they were listed in the category 'blackout', and it's also mentioned on the packaging, but to me this is not blackout at all. I appreciate you will get light around the edges, but I thought blackout curtains were supposed to have a thick lining.

It doesn't bother me so much, but DP wakes up far too early during the summer months. Is doubling up with a blind our only option?

RiverTam Fri 10-Jul-15 22:32:08

That certainly isn't what I'd call blackout. We bought blackout lining from John Lewis which you just hang on the same curtain hooks as your normal curtains, works a treat.

ChablisTyrant Fri 10-Jul-15 22:34:12

That's no good. We tacked extra lining onto our curtains. Just buy some from eBay. We have blackout roller blinds and blackout curtains. We hate light!!!

acatcalledjohn Fri 10-Jul-15 23:25:45

I could get some extra lining and do that myself I suppose. It's just so frustrating as I love the colour (between duck egg blue & a blue teal) and it's the first time I have managed to pick a blue that isn't dark blue without DP hating it.

That, or install a blind as well as the curtains. Not keen on the pencil pleat style so will need to find a solution which works with eyelets.

acatcalledjohn Fri 10-Jul-15 23:27:08

Thanks for the feedback both, am glad it's not just us looking a bit hmm.

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