The A-Z of curtains + blinds

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A to Z

of curtains + blinds

a type of lining, an extra layer of fabric to stop light shining through so you get a good night’s sleep
fittings used to mount the blind or curtain pole/track to the wall or window frame
any combination of colours in which a style is available in
another word for curtains

the fabric that you have chosen, looking into your room
a shape (often round or pointed) screwed into a curtain pole at both ends to contain the rings (these aren’t always just round or pointed - our metal ones are flat)
a window which is set level with the wall
the top of a curtain

installing a blind (or curtain) in the window ‘box’
luxurious lining - an additional layer of fabric between ordinary lining and face fabric
a layer of fabric used at the back of both curtains + blinds to give it body and provide protection. Stitched offer 5 different types of lining
learn more here
installing a blind above the window ‘box’

a box covering the heading and track of a curtain. The fabric equivalent is called a valance
even folds in a fabric to add fullness
the amount of fabric at the bottom of the curtains at floor level
when the window sits further back than the main wall

One flat piece of material wrapped around a tube, these can be raised or lowered with a chain
Elegant flat panel blinds which form horizontal folds when open
wooden panels fixed inside or outside a window that can be tilted to control light
window blinds designed to fit inside a skylight or velux window

the folds of a curtain to the side of a window when it is pulled completely open
A gathered band of fabric hiding a curtain track and heading. It is the fabric equivalent to a pelmet
horizontal, overlapping slats. The slats can be tilted to control the light and be put at any height
sheer fabric, can be used alongside curtains + blinds for privacy

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