Regardless of what room you plan to use blackout curtains in, know that you don’t have to sacrifice style to get the level of sunblock you’re looking for. There are options that won’t leave your home looking like a dark and depressing place. Before you make your purchase, remember there is a difference between curtains and drapes. Second, you can get blackout curtains in colors other than black. Finally, a good set of blackout curtains can do more than just keep out daylight. Here are notes on why each of these factors is important.