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Making your home even better with curtains and blinds

It’s easy to make your home better with curtains and blinds. You can add to the look and feeling in a room, block outside light for a better night’s sleep, stay cooler in the summer… and much more.

Two KIVIK chaise longues sit near a large window with different layers of curtains including HILLEBORG block-out curtains.
Two KIVIK chaise longues sit near a large window with different layers of curtains including HILLEBORG block-out curtains.

Making your home more you

With curtains and blinds, you can soften things up with fabric that sweeps down to the floor, make a room feel cosy on a winter’s evening and give your home a more personal look – even on the outside. The IKEA range has lots of different styles, types, materials and more to help you get what you want.

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Green MOALINA curtains hang in a window in a living room behind a sofa with colourful extra cushions and a small table.
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One layer – the simplest solution

Even with just one curtain or a blind you can still get the look you like, and practical benefits like privacy, too. A good tip in a small room is to go for a blind instead of a long curtain. A blind makes your wall look less crowded than a curtain hanging all the way down to the floor.

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A bedroom with two FYRTUR block-out roller blinds, half-way down, in two windows above some chests of drawers.
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More layers, more possibilities

With a sheer curtain and a thicker one, you have a practical solution 24 hours a day. A sheer curtain protects from too much sun and gives you privacy while still letting you enjoy a view and stay connected to the world outside. The thicker curtain gives you privacy and cosiness at night and helps you set the style. And adding more layers gives you more possibilities to control daylight and the look of your window.

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A white LILL net curtain blows in the wind from an open window in a bedroom on a sunny day, almost touching the bed.
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Block out light for better sleep

Sleep is vital to your health and well-being and waking up refreshed is a great way to start your day. Block-out curtains or blinds keep out light so you aren’t disturbed by street lights or the moon and can enjoy a lie-in even on sunny mornings.

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A bedroom with dark turquoise MAJGULL block-out curtains and net curtains in a large window opposite a bed and a bench.
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Want a quieter home?

A lot of things like curtains, rugs, cushions, beds and other furniture, absorb sound. The effect increases when they are spread throughout the room. Curtains capture sound better when they have folds in them. It’s also best if you hang them at least 9 cm from the wall. Thicker curtains and more layers can help, too.

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Long SANELA curtains hang down to the floor beside a window and then extend out into the room to divide up the space.
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Keeping the sun off

Curtains and blinds give you an easy way to stop the sun reflecting off your TV or computer screen and to protect the colours of your furniture from fading. And with electric blinds, you can adjust them from the sofa while you keep watching your favourite programme.

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A pot with a plant in it stands in a window with curtains and a grey KADRILJ wireless/battery-operated roller blind.
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Not too hot, not too cold

Curtains and blinds can help your home stay at a comfortable temperature. Thicker curtains keep out chilly draughts and the sun’s hot rays. Having different layers in your windows will also help insulate your home against winter cold and summer heat. And cellular blinds have a honeycomb structure that traps air inside them. Air is a natural insulator and completely free, too!

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A small table stands in front of a window with a plant in a pot and a HOPPVALS cellular blind, pulled half-way down.
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Two ways to coordinate

Fancy a coordinated look? Here’s a couple of tips. On the left, the curtains are neutral, so they blend in with the rest of the room, including the wallpaper. On the right, the curtains make a big statement, setting the style that the cushions and throw then follow.

A rattan BUSKBO armchair and KRAGSTA tables with plants in pots on top stand in front of windows with HANNALILL curtains.
A KIVIK sofa with extra cushions and a throw stands beside a STOCKHOLM 2017 pouffe in front of some ELDTORN curtains.

Safer without cords

Exposed cords hanging down in a window can be a hazard to children. So IKEA curtains and blinds don’t have any. They’re still easy to use, though. Our blinds, for example, have a plastic tab you pull instead.