Black out curtains were one of those things that I was just too overwhelmed to think about pre-baby. Like breast pumps. Both I just felt the need to save for later – when I really wanted to drop money on them.
The pump has been purchased and I am so glad I bought one.
The black out curtains – it’s too early to tell. I REALLY REALLY REALLY like white curtains. I like light, bright rooms. I hate darkness or anything that inhibits natural light. So I’m still not sure why I bought the black out curtains except it was probably in a desperate moment when Maze wouldn’t nap!
The other reason I decided to get them was because with the position of our bed, I needed 63” curtains. The longer ones were hard to open and close and got stuck behind the bed.
I considered getting custom curtains made on Etsy. SO many cute patterns. But also, mucho $$. And harder to coordinate. I wasn’t sure about patterns either. We have a lot going on already.
After reading rave reviews on Amazon of this simple pair with an unbeatable price, I hit One Click Order and they came two days later. I ordered grey, which actually matches the crib perfectly. They sort of do add a bit more formality to the room, but the room is less cheerful without the white.
[It’s also a different time of day in these photos so everything looks a bit more drab]
The new curtains juuuust touch the bed, so they are still a wee bit long, but still an improvement.
So do they work? Sort of. I am not sure I’d give these the top review that other Amazonians did, but they definitely darken the room a lot more than the white ones.
So in conclusion, I still hate black out curtains. But I sure hope we get more naptime in!