Curtain Linings Explained.


This is exactly as it seems, there's nothing on the curtain but the fabric you have chosen. If you don't need anything additional to assist with heat or light then unlined curtains are a simple and affordable option for any home. If you do have concerns about keeping light out or heat in then we would suggest considering a different option.


These linings are made from a mix of polyester and cotton. This type of lining is mainly used for lining sheer and lightweight fabrics. It helps the curtains to hang nicely and gives a layer of privacy for the more see-through of fabrics.

Luxury Twill:

Similar to the above lining but with the additional benefit of being crease resistant. This type of lining is mainly used for lining medium to heavy weight fabrics. The lining has a sheen finish for added luxury.


As you would expect from the name, this lining helps to keep the heat in and the cold out. During the summer, thermal linings also help to keep rooms cooler. The lining can be ideal for older properties to keep draughts out but is also an added luxury to keep rooms snug when needed.


A blackout lining ensures that light does not pass through the fabric. However, this doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to stop light from coming in around the sides of your curtains or through eyelets. Blackout lining is helpful for bedrooms to avoid sleep disturbance from light. This lining also adds excellent thermal properties to a fabric meaning less heat is lost from the room, and draughts don't enter as easily. Blackout lining comes in ivory and white.


This involves inserting another layer of fabric between your chosen curtain fabric and the lining. This helps to give a more voluminous look to the curtains for added luxury. Most of all, the interlining has great thermal properties to help stop draughts and keep warmth in. Interlined curtains can be heavy so a proper track or pole should be fitted to ensure it can support the weight.