MERETE Room darkening curtains, 1 pair, white,

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Room darkening

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Room darkening curtains prevent most light from entering and provide privacy both day and night by blocking the view into the room from outside.

Article Number701.722.05

Product details

The thick curtains darken the room and provide privacy by preventing people outside from seeing into the room.

The eyelet heading allows you to hang the curtains directly on a curtain rod.

Effective at keeping out both draughts in the winter and heat in the summer.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number701.722.05
  • Comprises: 2 curtains.

    The measurement applies to each curtain panel.

    The material in this product may be recyclable. Please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area.

  • Material
    100% cotton

    Shrinkage maximum 4%.

    Machine wash, max 40°C, normal process.

    Do not bleach.

    Tumble drying, normal temperature (max 80°C).

    Iron, max 200°C.

    Do not dryclean.

  • We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

    The cotton in this product is grown with less water, less chemical fertilizers and less chemical pesticides, while increasing profit margins for the farmers. That way, we lower our environmental impact.


Length: 250 cm

Width: 145 cm

Weight: 2.30 kg

Area: 3.63 m²

Package quantity: 2 pack

  • MERETEArticle Number701.722.05

    Width: 27 cm

    Height: 7 cm

    Length: 37 cm

    Weight: 2.55 kg

    Package(s): 1


great block out curtainsJennyLook really nice and more expensive than they are. Recommend them.5
IKEA curtainsAndyEasy to install and look amazing! Quality second to none.5
RustMark M.The rings rust1
CurtainsHollyThey seemed more cream than white but once hung they are white. Not see through, quite thick fabric that lets a subtle warm glow through in the morning. Perfect.5
Washable curtainsKarenVery hard to find curtains that can be washed. These definitely can be washed, as have done so due to a grease mark on one of them when I opened the packet. Blocks out a lot of light and the room is warmer for having the curtains over the glass doors. Only problem was sourcing them. Had to go to Canberra, 3 hours from where I live, to get them.4
HappyBrittaNice material5
It controls the heat andPaulIt controls the heat and still have some light.5
CurtainsMaryExcellent product5
Love itKaleyLove it5
Merete CurtainsAnnaGreat product, the second pair I have purchased. Easy to machine wash and look great.5
Very happydaveyEasy to hang look great5
Not really “block out” curtainsEleniDon’t really block out much light/heat as they are not lined.3
Hangs well Good quality cottonJohnHangs well Good quality cotton5
EasyJoyThese products didn’t need assembly good price. Shop easy to find and easy parking5
All goodsinanAll good5
Uneven curtainsSharnel P.I bought 2 packs so that I'd have 4 curtains to fit a really wide window. The curtains in one pack were about 5cm shorter than the curtains in the second pack but they were all listed as the same size. This meant I had to spend a whole day measuring and sewing the two longer curtains to have shorter hems so that all 4 would be the same length, which was really frustrating. The curtains themselves are really nice though. The material is heavy so it has a nice drape to them. They're thick curtains, so while they do let some light through, they are definitely not sheer.4
DisappointedLaurenI had to return these as they aren't white and aren't darkening at all.1
works wellbrolleeBought these and they are long emough ...hapyy5
Shrink in the washKaren_W_Looked great, perfect length and blocked out light reasonably well. I have them at french doors and needed to wash them, unfortunately both panels shrunk in the cold wash to different lengths...lk2
Looks goodAnumIt looks really nice in my bedroom and I like the quality of the fabric. My only issue is that it is not as darkening as I hoped, my room was so bright but I think that is the downside of buying white curtain.4
MERETE Room darkening curtains, 1 pair, white, 145x250 cm

Our take on cotton

We use cotton in many of our products, from sofas and cushions to bed linen and mattresses. It is a soft, durable and renewable fibre that breathes and is good at absorbing moisture. All these great qualities make cotton one of our most important materials, but it isn’t without its challenges, much having to do with conventional farming methods that negatively impact the environment and poor working conditions for farmers. With our size and production volumes, we want to drive change in the cotton industry. By only using recycled cotton or cotton from more sustainable sources, working with partnerships and initiatives on the ground and prioritising compliance, we believe that we can make a positive impact in the world of cotton.

100% cotton from more sustainable sources

Since 2015, all cotton in IKEA products is either recycled or comes from more sustainable sources*. This means that we only source cotton grown using sustainable farming practices that reduce the use of fertilisers, pesticides and water, improve working conditions and earnings for farmers, and benefit ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation. We have set up a system that enables use to trace all our cotton and ensure that the final product is from approved, certified sources. *Cotton from more sustainable sources commits to the following schemes: Better Cotton (as defined by BCI, including their equivalence in various geographies), cotton from farmers working towards the BCI standard (TBC).

Working together to drive change

Each year, IKEA uses around 0.5 percent of all cotton grown around the world. This may not seem like a lot, but the number is big enough to drive change in the industry. For many years, we have been working with partners and stakeholders globally to transform conventional large-scale cotton farming and set social and environmental standards for cotton production. As an example, we helped set up the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) who runs the world’s largest cotton sustainability programme. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. Today, more than 110,000 farmers have adopted more sustainable farming practices within IKEA projects.

Ensuring compliance throughout the value chain

All IKEA products are produced in accordance with the IKEA IWAY Standard, our Supplier Code of Conduct. It sets out the minimum environmental and social standards expected from our suppliers, including compliance with local laws. We do not accept any form of forced labour, child labour or treatments in breach of our supply chain requirements. Our cotton teams across the globe ensure that all cotton used in IKEA products meets the demands of compliance in our supply chain. By having teams on the ground in areas where it has previously been challenging to work responsibly, we can challenge the traditional ways of working and improve the industry. If we discover that we are acting in places where we cannot ensure our requirements are being met, we follow-up on the ground and drive change.

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What is cotton?

Cotton is one of the world's most appreciated and used natural fibres. Textiles in cotton are soft, hardwearing and can be washed at high temperatures. They are also good at breathing and absorbing moisture – making them pleasant to wear close to the body. Today at IKEA we use more and more recycled cotton and strive to make sure that all the new cotton we use has been grown and produced with less and less amounts of pesticides, fertilisers and water.

Function solution

Sew without needle or thread

With SY iron-on hemming strip everyone can "sew" curtains. All you need to do is cut your fabric to size, fold the hem, lay the strip in place and fix it with a warm iron.