Basic Guide for Curtains. Part 2. What lining to choose?
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?
In this case we recommend blackout lined linen curtains. We offer partial darkening, as well as total darkening options.
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 drapes.
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.
Our blackout is 100% polyester fabric, and you may choose darkening level you need: from 80% to 100% darkening.
Tips: to increase room darkening – choose rod pocket or back tabs for the top.
If you have a curtain track - choose one of the tape top curtains we offer.
Plain tabs or ties are less recommended for blackout curtains as they will allow the light coming from outside through 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?
We offer linen curtains lined with thermal lining. The lining features insulating properties, so it protects the room from overheating, as well as keeps warm air inside the room when protection from the cold weather is needed.