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    Default Covering windows to block indoor light illuminating windows during shows

    I tried to search "blacking out" windows or "covering" windows but of course that wasn't successful. Has anyone dealt with interior light and how to block it?

    My house has three different windows that i'm concerned about. There is a bay window that is my office that I sit in for hours on end at night (I work from home at night a lot) illuminating the three windows that make up that bay. There is a foyer window in the middle of the second floor of my house that is almost always illuminated because it has no blinds. Finally, on the first floor, we have two double hung windows that are lit any time we're in the kitchen eating, cooking, doing the dishes, etc. My concern is the show would look better if the windows were all consistently blacked out save for maybe the Christmas tree being visible through the living room bay window.

    Part of my has considered thick black plastic bags on the inside or some type of black cardboard material. Is anyone else dealing with this and how?

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    Default Re: Covering windows to block indoor light illuminating windows during shows

    I work nights shift, and i am trying to keep light out of the bedroom.

    i just put the blinds down and using masking tape i tape foil over the window/ behind the blinds. so from the outside you see the blinds, and the curtains inside hide the foil.
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    Default Re: Covering windows to block indoor light illuminating windows during shows

    I have a theatre room where I needed to block outside light from coming in. I cut a sheet of hardboard to fit then stapled fabric on the back to simulate pleated drapes. Let the weight rest on the windowsill and you only need a lightweight fastener at the top to make it removable.

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    Default Re: Covering windows to block indoor light illuminating windows during shows

    Do a google search for "blackout drapes." You'll get lots of hits. Readily available. You could hang them from a spring-loaded bar (like a shower curtain bar) if you needed them to be temporary or not damage the woodwork around the windows.

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    Blackout Curtains work great. I had them when I lived in a loft downtown and it was pitch black in my place. I bought them at Walmart and I believe the brand was Eclipse
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    Default Re: Covering windows to block indoor light illuminating windows during shows

    We use blackout drapes in all of our bedrooms. JCPenney has a large variety of them at reasonable prices. (usually on sale)

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    Default Re: Covering windows to block indoor light illuminating windows during shows

    I live in Alaska. Newcomers to Alaska (cheechako's) cannot deal with the 24 hours of daylight in the summer, so they tape aluminum foil over the windows. No light gets through.
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