Will my curtains be seen through?
When choosing the curtains – ask yourself these questions:
# 1 Do I need privacy from the neighbors?
If the answer is Yes, then we recommend staying with cotton lined or blackout lined curtains.
# 2 Would I still like to see what is behind the curtains in my garden/yard etc.?
If the answer is Yes, we recommend choosing sheers.
# 3 Do I need to darken the room from the streetlights at night or from the daylight during the day?
Sheer curtains have the density of 85 gsm and this is the most seen through linen we have. Available in white, off-white, natural and blue colors. They are often combined with more heavy weight panels that are drawn at night. Double rod will allow to hand both sheer panels and heavy weight panels.
Cotton lined panels
We usually recommend cotton lining to increase privacy of the curtains. The linen is sheer and at night with the lights inside the room the shapes will be seen. Unless the curtains are additionally lined. The cotton we use for lining is 100% cotton of a white color.
If you answered Yes for the Question #3 – then blackout lining for the curtains will be better option.
The blackout we use makes 80-90% of the room darkening.
If room darkening is top priority for you – try to avoid white (and off-white) color for the curtains. The reason is that white blackout used with these curtains has the least room darkening among all available blackout colors.
Tips: to increase room darkening – choose rod pocket or back tabs for the top. Plain tabs will allow the light coming from outside on the top of the curtain.
Think about adding more width and length to protect the light coming from the sides and from the bottom. Curved curtain rod could be also a possible solution.
Does blackout protect from the heat/cold?
Our blackout is not thermo fabric. However, based on our customer’s feedback we admit that the heavy curtains lined with blackout protects from certain amount of the hot or cold air coming inside the room.