Importance of Curtain Linings for Your Curtains

When you plan on buying curtains, you think of the fabric, color, style, pattern, and length. What you often overlook is the importance of curtain linings. They are equally important as the curtain fabric and can add to the aesthetic factor once they are up on the doors and windows.

Curtain linings offer the much-need fullness to your curtains. If your house is located beside the main road, the curtains may absorb a lot of dirt and grime. But if you use curtain linings, they can prevent the curtains from getting dirty. There are many more reasons why curtain linings are essential:

1.For noise reduction and insulation

Some linen curtains are unable to reduce external sounds from the road. They are meant to enhance the look of the room. But curtain linings can achieve better noise cancellation. However, they don’t eliminate the sound entirely. You may hear very little noise after their installation, but you’ll notice a significant difference after using curtain linings. It’s also wise to go for custom drapes that are specifically made to cancel out noise so that you can peacefully sleep in your room.

Another important reason why your curtains should have appropriate linings is they offer the desired insulation. They can trap the heat between the curtain fabric and the lining. This keeps the room cooler during summers and warmer in winters.

2.Offers privacy and controls lights

Isn’t it irritating when you are trying to sleep and the lights from the road fall on your eyes? They hamper your sleep that may lead to insomnia if it happens frequently. But once you install curtain linings, they can keep the lights out when you sleep.

Blackout linings can offer more privacy than traditional windows. These are essential for any bedroom. Your bedroom demands privacy, and if the location of your house is near the main road or the market, you never know who might be keeping an eye. To avoid such problems, curtain linings can effectively shut out the room from the outside world.

It is impossible to control the lights on the road, but you can quickly stop them from entering your bedroom or any other room for that matter. Just bring down the curtain linings, and they will prevent the light from disturbing you.

Types of curtain linings

Now that you know the benefits of curtain linings, you should learn the different types too to pick the best ones for your house.

  • Locked-in linings – they are vertically sewn to the curtains across the width.
  • Tube linings – these create seams with the lining fabrics and curtain.
  • Detachable linings – this is the most popular variant. You can hang them using a special heading tape from the curtain hooks. Since they are not sewn to the curtain fabric, you can take them off if you don’t want them, and also clean them when they are dirty.

Curtains are definitely one of the key aspects of interior designing that can change the look of a room. But if you want to make the most of the curtains, you should protect them using curtain linings.


Tags: curtains, drapes, linen

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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