Blacking out a bedroom

What is an easy way to black out a bedroom? I have block out curtains but the light still comes through the sides and at the top. Any help is appreciated. Mary
  12 answers
  • Vivian Tinder-Thomas Vivian Tinder-Thomas on Aug 24, 2016
    try putting up cardboard to cover the windows using duck or painters tape.. get a big enough piece that will cover the whole window you can decor the out side by painting it or covering it with a cheap piece fabric.

  • Vicki Vicki on Aug 24, 2016
    We hung two or three blackout curtains at each window. That worked for us.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 24, 2016
    You can purchase a window film for darkening rooms.Check Home

  • LadyJoker LadyJoker on Aug 24, 2016
    Hang you block out curtains higher and extend them wider - this should solve your problem and would look like your window is bigger

  • Melody McSweeney Melody McSweeney on Aug 24, 2016
    Make an inexpensive corniche and take sides down to the floor - lots of instructions on pinterest and utube -

  • Sidney Sidney on Aug 24, 2016
    For the sides, I used a 1- 2" strip of velcro, of course put the other piece on the seam of the curtain. During the day, I tie them back w/ribbon.

  • Johnny Mesman Johnny Mesman on Aug 24, 2016
    Window Tinting helps drastically. Keeps light out and heat as well. Contact a Tinting company in your area.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 24, 2016
    Tack an inexpensive, yet heavy gauge, plastic shower to the window frame. Instant, easy, and cheap blackness.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 24, 2016
    Cover window with aluminum foil

  • Jen R Jen R on Aug 24, 2016
    Another option would be to try for larger curtains that go past both the sides and run the height of the wall. This will not along assist with blocking light, but will look nice decoratively (if that is of importance).

  • Kcama Kcama on Aug 25, 2016
    Add heavy, dark fabric overlay curtains to the sides, decorative and lush while helping to block the light - and a valance to the top so light doesn't sneak up through the top of the curtains.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 10, 2021

    Hello Mary,

    Fix a frame around your window and stretch across it an old blanket!