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MERETE Room darkening curtains, 1 pair, white,

Price $ 55
Product features
Room darkening

How to get it

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

  • Curtain, 1 pair included.

    The measurement applies to each individual curtain length.

    You can use SY iron-on hemming strip to shorten the curtains without sewing.

  • 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.


Length: 250 cm

Width: 145 cm

Area: 3.63 m²

Package quantity: 2 pack

  • MERETEArticle Number701.722.05

    Width: 27 cm

    Height: 7 cm

    Length: 37 cm

    Weight: 2.50 kg

    Package(s): 1


Uneven curtainsSharnelI 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
Please make these to be used with hooks SamI’ve seen these in store and would have loved to buy them, however they’re eyelet curtains and I’m after ones to be hung with hooks. 4
Hard to iron wrinkle easyRachel S.Bought these and washed them as they smelt. They of course wrinkled in the wash. Ironing them was the WORST, even when ironed they are still wrinkled. The fabric is rather thick and stiff. Doesn't fall straight and flat like other curtains I've had. I only bought these as I needed white block out curtains and this was the closet I could get to what I wanted. I'm not looking forward to washing them in future. I have some pink curtains sitting infront of these that are more sheer, so it hides the wrinkled look. I regret buying this type of fabric honestly. They also let some light in however they are not meant to be complete block out curtains. They are meant to darken rooms but I feel too much light still gets through.2
Two different lengths, hugely disappointedHannahRecently put these up- look great BUT the pair are two different lengths! Really obviously different. So so disappointed.1
CurtainsKimHeavy fabric m, certainly block majority of light but not completely dark4
The great choiceKazukoWe got the curtain instead of the blind. The room looks much brighter with the white curtain and we can still keep the privacy. It's a better product than we expected.5
Dark roomKathleenBought these curtains for my bedroom to block the lights at night. They are great, definitely block the light. Great price too5
Hang beautifully. Slide on theNgaireHang beautifully. Slide on the rod with ease.5
exactly as described onlineRonaldexactly as described online4
Not darkening enoughTamaraThese curtains left the room too light in my opinion1
Great curtain , really niceRebekahGreat curtain , really nice weight .4
Easy and attractiveAnneEasy and attractive5
Premium Value with Subtle DarknessHakeemThe Merete Room Darkening Curtain falls slightly short of its promise to deliver complete darkness but compensates with its premium material and excellent value for money. While it may not provide pitch-black darkness, it effectively reduces light and creates a cozy ambience, making it suitable for daytime napping and creating a serene atmosphere. The curtain's sturdy construction and luxurious feel justify its price, and easy installation adds to its appeal. Overall, if you're seeking a high-quality curtain that offers moderate darkness and affordability, the Merete Room Darkening Curtain is a worthy choice5
Would be better to haveMikeWould be better to have block out curtains3
Lovely curtainsLisaNot block out but they do have a slight darkening effect. Nice thickish feel5
Easy to use drapesRobynEasy to use drapes4
Nice set of white blackout curtainsPrivateThe set of heavy cotton, white curtains perform double duty at window frames. They add instant radiance to any room by day and block ambient outdoor light by night. They’re tall stature and low sweeping puddles add another layer of elegance to any room. The Merete curtains are, both, affordable and beautiful.5
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.

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.


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

Room darkening fabric

The room darkening fabric lets in a small amount of daylight, when it is brighter outside and darkens the room. It prevents glare on TV’s and digital screens. It gives you a strong sense of privacy as people cannot see in day or night. Silhouettes and light indoors are barely perceived.