Why a Curtain Needs a Lining
There is more than one reason to add a lining fabric to a window curtain, and there is more than one type of lining. At the drape, we offer two high-quality linings. There is a 100% cotton privacy lining and a 100% blackout lining. Each of our lining fabrics is full of benefits that you may not be aware of.
Here are 5 reasons your home will benefit from custom curtains with a lining.
#1 - Save on energy bills
Older homes that have single pane glass windows can be very drafty. Adding a lining to a curtain will increase the insulation that the curtains provide. This is a year-round benefit. In the colder months, the curtains will keep the cold air out for a cozy space. When the months get warmer, a lined curtain will reduce the amount of sun that heats up a room. If you have air conditioning, it will be more difficult for the cool air to leak out.
#2 - Keep out light
Adding a blackout lining will keep light out. A blackout liner needs to be a soft and pliable fabric, but also block light. Blackout linings are not all created equal, so be sure to check the quality before you commit. A common test is to hold the flashlight of your cell phone to the fabric to see if the light can shine through.
#3 - Protect your investment
The sun will fade your curtain fabric. If your windows face South or East, they receive a lot of direct light. Extend the life of your custom curtains with a lining that protects the color of the fabric. It will also help protect the other textile in your home such as sofas and rugs.
#4 - It is a homeowner association requirement
Many homeowners associations and neighborhoods require from the street view, that the window curtains are white. Adding a lining to your curtains will answer this requirement and allow you to keep the interior of your home in the colors that you choose.
#5 - Add glamour!
Window curtains that are lined will have a better drape and a polish to them that will add the perfect finishing touch to your room.
Finish your custom curtain project by choosing a lining that works for you.
At the drape, we have over 20 years of window curtain experience. We have two linings to choose from, the privacy lining and the blackout lining. Both are white and can be added to any of our drapery fabrics. To see the quality of the linings and our fabrics, order free swatches. If you are unsure what you need to complete your project, schedule a complimentary design consultation.