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Buyers Guide Choosing Linings for your custom curtains

Choosing the design, size and fit of your bespoke, Made to Measure curtains can be tricky – but another important factor to consider is the lining. Take a look at our guide to curtain linings here:

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Choosing the design, size and fit of your bespoke, Made to Measure curtains can be tricky – but another important factor to consider is the lining. Take a look at our guide to curtain linings here:

Types of Linings

Polycotton Lining: This is the standard, most basic lining for curtains. The lightweight lining suits most curtains and roman blinds
 

DB1 Lining: This lining is a higher quality than polycotton and is made from a 100% Satine material. This lining is thicker and helps curtains to hang more nicely.
 

Thermal: As the title suggests, this lining is designed to retain heat in a room and prevent cold air coming in. This lining is particularly popular in the Winter months.
 

Blackout: Believe it or not this lining is not actually a black material! This thicker lining is made to cool rooms down and to prevent heat and light coming in. This kind of lining is ideal for Summer months and for sun facing rooms. Blackout is a great choice for children's room to keep them asleep through the night. 

OPTIONAL EXTRA:
Interlining Placed between the curtain fabric and lining fabric. Interlining can be added to silk and other lightweight curtain styles to give them a fuller, more luxurious look.  

 

Choosing your lining – Things to consider.
Our experts will guide you through choosing the perfect lining for your custom curtains based on several factors:

Budget: Curtain linings differ in quality and cost. Speak to our experts to find a suitable lining for your budget.

Functionality: The function of your lining is important. Will the curtains be placed in a room that needs extra insulation or cooling down? Is the room sun facing? These answers will influence the type of lining you need.

Curtain Material: The choice of lining heavily depends on the fabric of your curtain design as certain linings work best with certain fabrics for the best hang possible.

Design: Our experts recommend curtain fabrics be white or ivory in colour, no matter the colour or design of your curtain fabric. This is due to coloured linings fading over time. Choosing a plain white or ivory colour will increase the longevity of the lining.
 

Need help with choosing your curtain linings? Our Made to Measure experts are on hand at our Bristol Showroom 7 Days a week. Visit in store or get in touch for more information.


 

 

 

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