8 Best Thermal Curtains In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best thermal curtains currently available. Also see our bedroom accessories buying guide.

Top Picks

Best Thermal Curtains

Thermal curtains can help to protect your home from the outside temperatures all year round.

In the summer they can keep a room cool and in the winter they help to keep the room insulated from cold draughts and can even reduce the noise levels you hear from outside.

How We Selected

We’ve searched the internet, looking for the best thermal curtains available, to save you the time. All of our recommendations have excellent customer feedback and 4-5/5 star reviews.

Our picks range from affordable thermal curtains to foil lined and blackout thermal curtains.

For more cosy home picks see our guides on the best giant bean bags, knitted pouffes
and velvet sofa beds.

See our picks!

RAYYAN LINEN Thermal Blackout Curtains Pencil Pleat

  • These pencil pleat blackout curtains come with free tie-backs.
  • Noise reducing, energy smart triple weave blackout fabric balances room temperature by insulating against summer heat and winter chill.
  • Full range available in 6 sizes and 8 colours.
  • Pros: Variety of colours and sizes available, noise reducing as well as thermal.
  • Cons: Some buyers report they do not completely blackout the light.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have excellent feedback from buyers with 71% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

Deconovo Grey Blackout Curtains

  • Eyelet curtains are made of Triple Weave Blackout Tech fabric which is a light and flowing material with a special hidden layer that blocks out light for a restful sleep.
  • They can keep light out and cool homes during hot summers.
  • Keep heat in and cold out during cold winters.
  • Great for value!
  • Pros: Cheap, available in a number of colours and sizes, dark colours blackout.
  • Cons: They lighter colours may not completely block out the light.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have great feedback from buyers with 75% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

BEST DREAMCITY Room Darkening Curtains

  • Thermal insulated curtains which  reduce unwanted noise, save energy for heating and cooling the room.
  • Made of high end faux linen fabric so they hang well straight out of the packaging.
  • Pros: Faux linen finish, darker colours blackout, reduce unwanted noise.
  • Cons: Lighter colours not completely blackout.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have really good feedback from buyers with 74% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

PONY DANCE Thermal Blackout Curtains

  • Blocks 85-95% of sunlight (Dark colours work especially well) and UV rays through the window thanks to the triple weave technology.
  • Light shade & noise reducing for privacy and undisturbed sleep.
  • Pros: Variety of colours and sizes, soft touch curtains.
  • Cons: Lighter colours not completely blackout.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have good feedback from buyers with 71% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

Patio Velvet Blackout Curtains

  • Extra long and wide luxury heavyweight blackout room divider velvet curtain panel for home theatre, large window or doorway.
  • Thermal insulated, noise reducing.
  • Various colour options available.
  • Best for patio doors.
  • Pros: Velvety finish fabric, noise reducing, good for patios.
  • Cons: A little pricey.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have excellent feedback from buyers with 77% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

Enhanced Living Pink Blackout Curtains

  • Woven thermal blackout curtains with an embossed textured design.
  • Available in a range of sizes and colours.
  • Matching cushion covers available.
  • Pros: The embossed finish for a textured look, lots of colours and sizes.
  • Cons: Not completely blackout.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have good feedback from buyers with 72% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

Dreamscene Galaxy Star Thermal Blackout Curtains

  • These Galaxy blackout curtains give efficient insulation.
  • The blackout qualities and unique super soft drape material of soft sheen with metallic moon and stars make them perfect for a bedroom.
  • Ideal for people who need to get some sleep during the daytime.
  • Best for bedrooms.
  • Pros: The metallic foil moons and stars.
  • Cons: Not completely blackout.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have excellent feedback from buyers with 82% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

Deconovo Diamond Foil Blackout Thermal Curtains

  • Blackout and thermal insulated curtains with 8 anti-rust eyelets in each.
  • Special attention is given to stitching ensuring there is no loose threads and uneven hems/edges.
  • With special craft foil printed diamond patterns and variety of colours available.
  • Pros: The foil print, various colours and sizes available, noise reducing.
  • Cons: The pattern may not be to everyones taste.
  • Consumer Score: These thermal curtains have great feedback from buyers with 81% giving them 5 stars out of 5.

Things To Consider

Size

Thermal curtains come in various sizes but for them to insulate properly they need to be large enough to cover the entire window frame.

If you’re using thermal blinds they must fit tightly inside the window frames to prevent air from leaking around the edges of the blinds.

Fabric

Thermal curtains come in a large range of fabrics, including cotton, silk, velvet, polyester and microfibre, followed by acrylic foam and a breathable layer that stops condensation from forming.

Style

Thermal curtains don’t have to just be functional, they can also be stylish or classic too.

Keeping Clean

Some thermal curtains are machine washable, making them easy to keep clean while some need to be dry cleaned so check before you buy if you want a low maintenance pair.

FAQ’s Thermal Curtains

What are thermal curtains?

Thermal curtains are usually made from several layers of material which include a decorative fabric layer, a middle layer which is usually made of a warm material like flannel or foam and then a third layer which protects the interior layers from condensation and which also reflects light and heat from outside.

Why do I need thermal curtains?

They are an affordable solution to keeping your living room warmer if you aren’t able to get new windows installed. Or even if you have the windows you want but want to save on energy bills.

Do thermal curtains keep the cold out?

They will not keep the cold out completely but they can improve the insulation level of windows, trapping cold air between the window and curtains, therefore blocking it from entering the room.

Are thermal curtains the same as blackout curtains?

Although thermal curtains will work like blackout curtains due to their multiple layers of fabric they are slightly different as they feature a thick backing for insulation and sometimes have a synthetic lining that repels moisture.

Where To Buy Online (Best Retailers)

In our product reviews above I’ve mainly linked to Amazon because they tend to have good stock levels at competitive process. I do also recommended checking these retailers below.

Cheap Thermal Curtains & Today’s Bestsellers

Final Thought

My overall favourites are the Rayyan Linen Thermal Blackout Curtains in pencil pleat, as they are affordable, available in a number of colours and sizes and come with free tie backs.

Their triple weave blackout fabric helps to insulate against summer heat and winter chill. Plus 71% of buyers gave them excellent 5/5 star reviews.

I hope this guide on thermal curtains was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: January 2022

  • Added ‘Top Picks’.
  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
  • Added internal/external links.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added Consumer scores.
  • Added ‘Things To Consider’.
  • Added FAQ’s.
  • Updated Alternative Retailers.
  • Added Final Thought.

Home Products – Buyer’s Guides

Stellar Thermal Curtains Mink Eyelet (Currently unavailable)

  • Fully lined and featuring an eyelet header, this pair of ready made mink brown curtains is available in a range of widths and drop lengths.
  • These curtains have been heat set for added durability, crease resistance and shape retention.

John Lewis Lustre Velvet Pair Lined Multiway Thermal Curtains (Currently unavailable)

  • Choose from slot top, hidden tab and pencil pleat curtains.
  • Made using a heavyweight fabric which, combined with the lining, gives them the benefit of being thermal.
  • They protect against both heat loss and heat gain, regulating the temperature of your room so you’re kept warm in winter and cool in summer.