Did you know that the quality of your sleep could be affected if your room doesn't get dark enough while you sleep? I've noticed lately that the quality of my sleep has declined, so I decided to fix my drapes to darken the room - I sleep so much better that way! If you love your drapes like I do, you don't have to buy new blackout drapes. You can simply add blackout fabric to the back of your existing drapes.
Here are the 3 easy steps:
1. Start by laying your drapes out flat on the floor
Make sure to smooth out any bumps or wrinkles.
2. Then layout your blackout fabric from Joann's
Be sure that you are laying the blackout fabric on the backside of the drape. Align the blackout fabric, then trim any excess so that it fits the shape of the drape.
3. Layout your iron-on adhesive along the seam of the fabric.
This can be purchased at Joann's or Michaels. To ensure it goes on straight, lay sections at a time and iron it on as you go. I would recommend sealing all 4 sides of the fabric, or at least the sides and the top, depending on how much adhesive you have.
Check to ensure all sides sealed correctly, and then you're ready to hang those drapes!
Check out this quick video to see how I completed my blackout drape project.
Voila! It's super quick and easy! I'm looking forward to a darker, more comfortable room while I sleep!
Have you tried blackout shades? Comment below to let me know if you love them or not.
Until the next adventure,
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