Why line curtains?
The lining of curtains is the application of a second layer of fabric to the rear of the curtains. At A House of Happiness, you can choose from a wide range of fabrics suitable for lining your curtains. Lining curtains has a number of advantages:
- Curtains and in-between fabrics can have an extra blackout effect when lined, which is very useful in bedrooms.
- The use of a lining will help prevent discolouration in curtain fabrics with a high percentage of natural threads such as cotton and linen.
- A lining can protect the pile of velvet curtains against damage from rough walls or frequent contact when opening/closing them.
- Extra insulation, heat and sound reduction.
- Your curtains have a fuller, heavier, more luxurious look, and a longer life.
What lining should I use?
Think carefully about where the curtains are to be hung and the function of the lining. Are you looking for a blackout effect or is the rear of the curtains visible and the lining must therefore give a luxury effect, or should it protect your curtains from a plastered wall, for example? The choice is yours of course, but we can give you a number of general guidelines to make it simpler.
- When lining curtains, the lining also determines the look of your curtains. We therefore advise you to choose a soft and supple lining in softly draping curtains.
- Choose a blackout lining for a blackout effect in your curtains. This limits the amount of light let through. You can opt for a lining with or without coating. Generally speaking, a coated lining is less supple.
- To give your curtains an even richer and more luxurious look, you can also line them with a cotton fleece. This makes the curtains even fuller while also providing insulation. This is particularly attractive in classical curtain fabrics.
- When choosing the colour of lining, opt for matching colours or contrasting colours. With a more transparent curtain, for example, a matching colour is advisable.