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Moving to house with no blinds/curtains

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rubyrubyruby Sun 25-Aug-13 21:55:45

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puffylovett Sun 25-Aug-13 22:07:18

Bath towels wink

specialsubject Sun 25-Aug-13 22:16:19

put up blackout linings. Then you can add the real curtains over the top when you are ready.

or measure up and visit your local charity shops.

rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 07:13:47

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LadyKooKoo Mon 26-Aug-13 07:28:53

We had the same problem and had dining cloths at the bedroom windows for five months. Worked a treat!

primallass Mon 26-Aug-13 07:53:11

Get a few of these. You could probably ebay them afterwards.

rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 08:06:42

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rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 08:39:26

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poocatcherchampion Mon 26-Aug-13 09:05:08

we've got a variety of random solutions in each bedroom. a very crap Argos blackout blind in dd's room which will not last, the old back out blinds from our house safety pinned together in a gappy way in our room, and a throw in the spare room.
it is perfectly satisfactory until we decide on colour scheme etc. but does not look good! smile

primallass Mon 26-Aug-13 09:14:54

We used velcro to stick the sides of roller blinds to the windows and it worked well. The gro-anywhere blinds are really the same thing, it is just that they are sellable afterwards.

CreatureRetorts Mon 26-Aug-13 13:16:57

Ikea have cheap white roller blinds. I wouldn't Velcro as actually costs more than you might think (we've this on te kids rooms). You can buy the ikea ones online (I got white blackout ones 90cm wide for £12 each last year)

CreatureRetorts Mon 26-Aug-13 13:19:10

ikea blinds

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Mon 26-Aug-13 14:44:02

Dunelm Mills do a lovely range of blackout blinds (though the drop safety feature can becoming annoying with tiny yanky toddlers even when it is safer).

rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 14:47:24

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rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 14:50:02

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Laquila Mon 26-Aug-13 14:54:02

Wilko do good cheap blackout roller blinds - I'd get a few of those until you decide, and you might even decide you want to keep them beneath curtains, in the end

rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 20:12:22

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CreatureRetorts Mon 26-Aug-13 21:59:02

Spring loaded curtain rods with blackout linings? You can thread them through no problem. The linings are white so not too intrusive.

rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 22:27:19

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rubyrubyruby Mon 26-Aug-13 22:28:35

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nemno Mon 26-Aug-13 22:32:27

We used black card. we tried blu tac and sticky dots but they did not work. Packing tape did, but was a pain to remove.

RenterNomad Mon 26-Aug-13 22:43:31

I know it can be considered rather bad form to link to one's blog (though MNHQ recently relaxed policy and no longer consider it spamming), but I've just published something on just this question, It's aimed at serial tenants, so the emphasis is on being versatile and economical. Hope it helps, and do ignore the rather random advertising Wordpress has stuck at the bottom (at least on my mobile) - nothing to do with me!

williaminajetfighter Mon 26-Aug-13 22:51:59

White roller blinds from ikea. Cheap and cheerful and a great intermediary.

RenterNomad Mon 26-Aug-13 23:13:57

Oops, having thought about it, all my suggestions were non-screw removable things, whereas you can probably afford to drill holes wherever you want! Sorry! blush

I change my vote to cheapy Ikea/B&Q blackout blind, with maybe an extra blanket/cloth over a tension rod inside that, to deal with the light bleed.

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