Advice: Choosing the right lining for your curtains

Deciding on the type of lining for your curtains can have a dramatic effect on the performance and look of your curtains. Whilst the general benefits of lining fabric such as light control and thermal insulation are well considered, lining your curtains can also benefit the fullness of curtains and the longevity of the curtain fabric itself.  Here are our tips when choosing the right lining fabric…

  • Cotton: A breathable and lightweight lining option that provides moderate light filtration and insulation. A good choice for moderate climates or rooms where you want some light to filter through.
  • Polyester: Polyester or synthetic linings, offer excellent durability, wrinkle resistance, and light-blocking properties. Polyester lining provides enhanced insulation and privacy while being affordable.
  • Blackout: Made from heavy, opaque fabric that completely blocks out the light, ideal for bedrooms or rooms where you need maximum privacy and darkness.
  • Thermal: Thermal linings are designed to regulate room temperature by providing insulation against heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Thermal lining can help to reduce energy costs by keeping the rooms more comfortable year-round.
  • Interlining: Interlining is an additional layer of fabric fitted between the curtain fabric and lining. It adds volume, body, and insulation to curtains, creating a luxurious look and improving their drape.

When deciding on lining curtains, consider these points:

  • How much light do you want to let in the room?
  • Are your curtains there to retain heat?
  • Do you want a full look for your curtains or would you prefer a softer drape?

Tip - For a unique touch to your made-to-measure curtains, how about using an alternative fabric to complement as the lining of your curtains, such as a classic ticking stripe or subtle floral. This little touch can create an altogether new look once the curtains are pulled back, or when looking in through the window.

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