Blackout Curtains Advice Required

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
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TAWTAW Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
Hi I've decided to buy blackout curtains for the bedroom. It'll be my first time so any tips on the best and effective makes from your own experiences would be truly appreciated. I have done some internet research and I'll go to Dunelm Mill. Any other suggestions please? Many thanks

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  • ripplyukripplyuk Forumite
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    They don't need to be expensive. I bought cheap blackout linings from Harry Corry. They were reduced to £9.99 because they were an unpopular size. I got a local seamstress to hem them for £3. They do the job great. Even during a bright day, if I close the curtains, the room is completely dark.
  • TAWTAW Forumite
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    Very useful thanks! I hadn't heard of this shop and it turns out there's a shop a couple of miles away
  • rach_krach_k Forumite
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    If you don't find any curtains you like, you could consider a roller blind fitted as well as non-blackout curtains you do like/ones you already have. We use the Ikea TUPPLUR ones which are really good - can be fitted in several ways, come in loads of sizes and can be cut down if needed. They block out the light completely if you fit them decently.
  • jenniewbjenniewb Forumite
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    TAW wrote: »
    Very useful thanks! I hadn't heard of this shop and it turns out there's a shop a couple of miles away

    How did you find this out? I've looked through the website and can't see anywhere where stores are listed and Google only throws up a few of the stores which are part of wider shopping villages.
  • TAWTAW Forumite
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    I can't post the link but go the Harry Corry website through a search engine and at the bottom of the home page under contacts there's a store finder link. Click and follow the instructions
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