Lined curtains have an added lining layer of thick, insulating fabric on the back of the curtain which can either be attached to the curtain or can be hung on a separate track behind the curtain. The lining can be a matching or complementary fabric, or plain curtain fabric such as white or ivory.
What Are Some Benefits of Using Lined Curtains?
Lined curtains are a cost-effective addition to help protect your curtain fabric from sun-bleaching whilst providing some added insulation for the home (even more so if they are thermally lined). Lined curtains help to add privacy to your home, making it harder to see through and into the window, especially at night where room light may increase fabric transparency. They are also a great option for adding structure to your curtains and creating a neat drape.
They are perfect for protecting your furniture from sun damage. Sun bleaching is something that is often not considered when fitting drapery, but it can affect both furniture and curtains. Lined curtains can help to protect your fabric of choice as well as all furniture in said room. Depending on your lining fabric of choice, the benefits of lining your curtains are boundless.
Where Can You Use Lined Curtains?
Curtain lining can be applied to all types, styles and sizes of curtains. This means they can be used in any room, from bedrooms to studies and conservatories. Whether your choice is eyelet curtains, curtains with pleats or curtains with pelmets, lined fabrics can be used throughout the home in all types of rooms. Lining can also be used for a range of blinds, including roller, Roman and festoon blinds.
What Is The Difference Between Lined and Blackout Curtains?
It all depends on the fabric of the lining! Blackout lining fabric that is certified 100% blackout means that no light will pass through the fabric itself, however, light seepage is possible around the sides of blinds and curtains, and light will seep through the eyelets on eyelet curtains. The blackout fabric has a special coating that fills the tiny gaps in the weave of the fabric. It is super-soft so doesn’t make the lining stiff and unyielding, ensuring that your curtains and blinds still have their beautiful folds and pleats.
How to Get Your Lined Curtains Fitted.
Whether you are in Hitchin, Letchworth, Shefford, or further afield in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire, you can contact us today for more details or to arrange your free home visit and measuring service. Make sure you’re following our social media for regular service updates. Feel free to call us now with your approximate sizes and to view our many fabrics, poles and tracks where we can give you an on the spot quotation.