In some parts of the country, there's a noticeable shift in seasons happening right now, which means it's officially time to start thinking about prepping your place for the cold weather ahead. Along with swapping out summer linens for thicker bedding, thermal-insulated window treatments (aka blackout curtains) are an effective way to warm up your home—and lower your heating bill. Not only do these cunning curtains block out daylight (allowing you to sleep later without any bothersome brightness), they're also made with heavier fabrics to keep cold air from coming in (or, if you live in the South, they'll hold on to the cool your A/C worked hard to create).
And while finding attractive blackout curtains at a fair price is no easy feat, Amazon is currently offering a deal on a surprisingly pleasant-looking (and completely practical) thermal drape.
Made of high-quality polyester, this discounted blackout curtain stops 98-percent of sunlight from streaming into your space throughout the day. Along with their light-blocking synthetic construction, this particular panel—available in 63-, 84-, and 95-inch lengths—boasts a microfiber thermal coating (keeps the room at its set temperature by insulating against either heat or cold) so you save on heating and cooling costs (especially if you have drafty windows). Even better, these durable drapes are also noise-resistant, lowering outside noise up to 40% so you can sleep more soundly should you opt to put one up in your bedroom.
Still not convinced that energy-saving window treatments are right for you? This marked down drape is available in 3 different sizes (the shorter 63-inch option starts at $14.99 a panel) and a whopping 17 various colors—so finding some that fit nicely into your living room, office or bedroom should be NBD. They're also totally wash-and-steam-friendly, so keeping them in tip-top shape throughout the year should be a breeze, too.