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Blackout windows?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Since I moved to an other room with thin curtains, I can't sleep very well anymore. How would I cover the windows? Are there any do-it-yourself tutorials? I'd love a velux or something like that.

If I can't find a solution, I'll have to take antihistamine again. I'd rather avoid all pills now.

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on January 18, 2012
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Great idea. Thanks a lot!

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on January 17, 2012
at 11:20 PM

you can always just use a sleep mask..

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on January 17, 2012
at 10:51 PM

Target online...$20 a panel.After I covered the windows I did the tape to the wall thing and it works great.

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:56 PM

I don't know how you do it, Melissa, but that's a perfect answer again. You're AWESOME. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep during the exams :) Didn't think of IKEA, but that's perfect. I bought all my furniture there, but didn't know they had blackout curtains.

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:47 PM

IKEA has a small selection http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80130663/

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Cardboard taped up or aluminum foil DIY curtains (taping sheets on foil together and hanging them up every night) are hideous, but decent solutions. I ordered some blackout curtains from Amazon.

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on January 18, 2012
at 03:49 AM

I bought black foam core board at an office supply store. It is about $7 a sheet, and each sheet is about 30"x40", maybe? Can't remember the exact dimensions. But, to cover my 2 bedroom windows I bought 4 sheets, and cut them to fit 1/2 of each window.

Then I applied small tabs of velcro to the foam core, and matching bits of velcro to the window frames. So, now they are easy on and off of each 1/2 of the window for light, etc... The foam core completely blocks the light. There are slivers of light that come past the sides of the boards, but if I wanted absolute darkness, then I could have fit them to the window frames in a different way.

I'm thinking about gluing some nice wallpaper or wrapping paper to them to match my room decor.

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on January 18, 2012
at 08:11 AM

Great idea. Thanks a lot!

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on January 18, 2012
at 04:55 PM

If you need a quick fix or don't want to shell out money for the blackout curtains, I've draped bath towels up over our existing curtains and tucked them in at the edges if I needed to sleep during the day.

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