The Best Blackout Curtains for Every Room

Blackout curtains are great for families for a variety of reasons—they help preserve energy and regulate room temperature as well as block out light for fussy kids at bedtime and naptime. If you're in the market for the best blackout curtains for bedrooms, playrooms, living rooms and more, check out our round-up of great room-darkening curtain panels.

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Ruffle Blackout Curtain Panel

A playroom or bedroom will look extra sweet with these ruffled blackout curtains from Pillowfort. Whether it's bedtime or movie time, these room darkening panels will block out any unwanted light without looking like the standard blackout curtain. The panels come in white, pink or teal. ($30; target.com)

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Sun Zero Catalina Blackout Lined Grommet Curtain Panel

Keep rooms cool, dark and comfortable with these pretty patterned blackout curtains from Sun Zero. Choose from shades aqua, dusk or gray and hang them in a bedroom or living room where they're sure to stand out. These panels are easy to hang and machine washable. ($21; walmart.com)

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AmazonBasics Travel Blackout Blind with Suction

the day or go to bed before the sun goes down. Take a blackout panel with you wherever you go by investing in one of those travel blackout curtains that have a suction attachment. ($32; amazon.com)

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Elrene Braiden Blackout Colorblocked Panel photo

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Elrene Braiden Blackout Colorblocked Panel

These subtly stylish color-blocked blackout curtains are a great choice for shared rooms like living rooms and dining rooms where sheer curtains can be less energy efficient and make nap times, movie marathons and more difficult. These machine-washable blackout curtain panels come in chocolate, gray, linen, denim and rust colors. ($100; macys.com)

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Blackout Curtain Liners

Turn any existing set of favorite curtains into blackout curtains by adding blackout curtain liners. Simply hang these between the window and your curtains and enjoy the energy-saving, sleep-inducing benefits of blackout curtains. ($25; target.com)

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Pottery Barn Seaton Textured Blackout Curtains

Add a little ambiance and energy-saving power to family rooms or your own bedroom with these sophisticated textured blackout curtains from Pottery Barn. These curtain panels have 3-in-1 construction that allows them to be hung using pole pocket, hanging loops and ring tops. (From $89; potterybarn.com)

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Achim Home Cordless Room Darkening Window Shades

Some rooms just aren't practical for curtains, and for those rooms this room darkening window shade is the perfect solution. Whether you use it in unconventional spaces or simply place it behind existing sheer curtains, these simple cordless shades are great at eliminating light from your space. ($23; amazon.com)

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BUZIO Star Print Blackout Curtains

These pretty star-print blackout curtains come in light pink and navy blue, making them ideal for nurseries and little kid rooms. Your kids will love the fun pattern and bold color, and you will love how easy it is to manage the temperature in their room and block out the sunshine at naptime. ($32; amazon.com)

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Solarshield Bartlett Rod Pocket Room Darkening Windows

Older kids will love the simple striped pattern and trendy color options—coral and blue—of these blackout curtains. Not only will they love the way these look hanging in their rooms, but they'll also appreciate the extra shut-eye they get sleeping in on weekends undisturbed by daylight. (From $18; bedbathandbeyond.com)

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Brockham Solid Blackout Curtains

These luxe-looking curtains are far from what you expect out of your typical blackout curtain. These panels are the best blackout curtains for families who love the look of layered textures and breezy fabrics but crave the practicality of room darkening curtains. ($67; wayfair.com)

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