If you are in the market for a new pair of curtains or are potentially looking at getting your existing curtains lined, this blog will cover why it is advantageous for you to be lining your curtains, especially this winter.
There are many different materials that can be used for the lining of your curtains, and each one can provide a slightly different result in regards to insulation, etc. For instance, polycotton lining (cotton and polyester) is naturally resistant to heat and still allows a good flow of air, making it suitable for warmer environments and even winter as it can provide reasonable insulation.
When simply looking for insulation for the winter period (or if you reside in an area which is typically colder year-round) it may be more beneficial to look at curtain linings such as the blackout and dim lining or thermal lining. Blackout lining is made from a thicker material, and is, therefore, more beneficial for those who are looking for more of a private and insulated lining. This fabric also allows you to keep in all of the heat in the winter period, and keep out the heat in the summer period, due to the sun being blocked out more from the dimmer and thicker fabric. An additional benefit of this is that you will have a difference in the amount of noise that enters our room/house (wherever the lining is applied).
Depending on what fabric you decide on, many of the lining options can add to your room. For example, bonded interlining is the method of adding a lining fabric (e.g. polycotton) to the back of your curtains, which ensures that your room is made more energy efficient (due to the insulating properties, etc.). This method, however, also adds to your curtains, making them look even thicker and more premium. Additionally, the element of privacy can also add to the premium feel and look.
Although there are a number of viable options for curtain linings, such as thermal lining, blackout and dim lining and polycotton, they each can offer a different level of privacy to your home. For instance, as briefly discussed, blackout and dim lining can add a substantial amount of privacy by cutting off 99% of the light coming in. However, you may not wish to have this level of privacy all year round, so you may want to go for a thermal lining.
Thermal lining is a great option as it still filters the light from the windows (typically around half that blackout and dim lining offers) whilst providing great insulating properties for rooms that may have single glazed windows or just older window frames that have become less effective over time.
Thank you for reading this month’s blog post. We hope you have a better understanding of the multiple benefits that curtain lining can offer you in the winter period. If you have any queries and wish to contact us, visit our contact page or call us today on 0800 579 0501.
Thanks to Concorde blinds for this write-up.