I'm moving into a gorgeous new house with one wrinkle: my bedroom has two full walls of windows, plus skylights. Most of the day, this is great, but at night, I really want it dark where I sleep.
I am coming up with a few options, all of them mediocre, and thought the DIYers might have more:
- Buy a zillion window shades/curtains. Con: with the number of windows I have (plus the skylights) this is pushing into the $2000-3000 range.
- Curtain off a space with light-blocking curtains and put the bed in there. Con: bad ventilation in the summer.
- Buy a four-poster bed and hang light-blocking curtains from it. Con: as #2, but much worse.
- Learn to sleep in a sleep mask. :-/
Any other thoughts from the assembled? Have you done this and had it work out?