Enjoy unparalleled elegance whilst keeping your room dark at night with Quickfit’s range of stylish, affordable and easy to install blockout curtains in Australia.
Looking to create a cosy haven in your bedroom or living room? You're in the right place. Our premium blackout curtains not only darken your room for a peaceful night's sleep, but they also help minimise ambient noise; maintaining a comfortable temperature in the process. Now, both you and your kids can bunker down each night whilst saving on energy bills too.
From minimalist designs in hues of white, grey, beige and black curtains to striking pops of blues, greens, reds, and vibrant pink curtains, Quickfit has been delivering Australia’s largest range of blackout curtains for over a decade. Whether you're seeking block-out curtains for your bedroom, the guest room, or for your kids rooms, we have a wide array of cheap blackout curtains to suit every taste.
Available in a huge range of sizes, lengths, colours and styles, choose between ready made, made-to-measure, faux silk, pleated and more. With fast shipping across Australia at affordable rates, make Quickfit your go-to retailer when rejuvenating your home.
The benefits of blockout curtains
Designed primarily to block out sunlight, blackout curtains also known as blockout curtains are made of densely woven, heavy fabrics that effectively eliminate light penetration. These curtains are essential for those who work shifts or need to sleep during the day, as they create a conducive dark environment for rest. In addition to the hues of natural sunlight, blockout curtains also help reduce exposure to disruptive light, aiding in promoting better daytime sleep and maintaining the body's natural circadian rhythm.
In summary, blackout curtains provide the following benefits:
Increased privacy throughout your home.
Efficiently block out sunlight.
Assistance with maintaining a natural circadian rhythm.
Allowing shift workers to sleep during the day time.
Reducing energy bills by shading your bedroom.
How to install blackout/blockout curtains
Once you have purchased your brand new blockout or blackout curtains, chances are you will be wondering how to quickly install them in your bedroom or living room. The good news is that, despite their advanced features, installing blackout curtains are just as a simple as any regular curtain style.
To install blackout curtains, follow these 9 simple steps:
Step 1: Unpack and iron blackout curtains if needed, following care instructions.
Step 2: Measure window height and width, deciding on rod positioning. Mark spots with a pencil.
Step 3: Mark drill spots using mounting brackets and previous markings.
Step 4: Drill a pilot hole to check the wall composition.
Step 5: Drilling a larger hole for wall anchor once the wall is confirmed safe.
Step 5: Tap wall anchor into the hole with a hammer.
Step 6: Install the mounting bracket with a screwdriver, initially leaving screws a little loose and then tightening them evenly.
Step 7: Attach curtains to rod and secure them with knobs.
Step 8: If dealing with a wide window, ask for help to connect curtain rod and place it on mounting brackets. Secure rod with set screws.
Step 9: Close the newly installed blackout curtains and enjoy a nap.
Materials used for blackout curtains
Blackout curtains are crafted from densely woven, heavier fabrics to effectively prevent light from penetrating your room. Typically made from inherent fire retardant fabric such as soft drape fabrics or polyester, the weighted nature of light blocking blockout curtains necessitates the need for sturdy curtain tracks or curtain poles. Whilst you can obtain a variety of different materials for blackout curtains, opting for a material that is proven to shield up to 95% of all natural and unnatural light is of benefit.
Pro Tip: When selecting a track or pole, ensure that it can support the weight of these curtains. Durable materials like metal are often chosen for their strength and longevity.
Difference Between Blackout Curtains and Thermal Insulated Curtains
While blackout curtains are designed to completely block light, thermal insulated curtains are primarily constructed to retain warmth during colder months using an acrylic coating or layer. Some curtains combine both features, offering thermal insulation along with superior light-blocking capacity.
We offer a variety of elegant and affordable styles to suit your budget. Are you drawn towards the contemporary edge? Our S-fold and blockout eyelet curtains will tick your boxes. If classic designs are your jam, our pinch pleat curtains and rod pocket curtains have got your name on them. Perhaps you’re looking for our lightweight linen blackout curtains, or maybe your modern room needs a sleek velvet centrepiece. Can't decide what’s best for you? Need help with measurements? View our support guide here or simply contact us on 0422584155 to take the next step in purchasing the perfect bespoke blockout curtains for your home.
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