Blackout or Sheers? Why Not Both?

Longer, sunnier days mean sunshine and lots of light. It also makes it trickier to get enough beauty sleep, or keep rooms cool on hot days. Adding blackout lining to your curtains + blinds is the perfect solution to both. Or maybe you just need a little privacy from nosey neighbours? Go for a relaxing vibe and let light in whilst still offering some privacy with our range of sheers. If you need help with the lighter nights and some privacy, having both sheers and blackout is possible and also looks super stylish.

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Perfect for your living room or bedroom - - - sheer curtains do great in offering a little bit of extra privacy and light filtering, but they may need a helping hand in completely shutting out the outside world!


Roller blinds are usually the perfect solution for this, offering some privacy with our sheer roller blinds or complete privacy with our blackout lined styles. Ideal for bedrooms, it works best in a recess. If you want a splash of colour or extra blackout, you can add a roman blind outside the window recess. This will give you an opportunity to add warmth to your room and a sleek look to your windows. We say get the best of both with a sheer roller blind for privacy and light filtering, and complete blackout with our lined Roman blinds.


See all things roller blinds or all things roman blinds.


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But with large windows this may not always be practical, this is when our sheer fabrics and lining options are just what you’re looking for. Neutral toned sheers and blackout lined curtains can add a soft tone to your room. Blackout curtains matched with sheers give you full control over light and privacy.

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Take a look at some of our lining options for our curtains + blinds…


Roman blinds


A roman blind is a great way to dress your windows, giving a modern look and feel. You can have Roman blinds with the following lining options to give you control over sun and light.


  • Unlined - - - a wonderfully simple and affordable option, we make your blind using your selected fabric only. The unlined finish is great for showing off the natural beauty and form of your fabric.
  • Lined - - - the most affordable lining option, we stitch a cotton lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your blind. The lined finish gives a nicely tailored look ensuring that your blind will stay looking smart.
  • Bonded - - - we stitch a padded lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your roman blind. The bonded lining gives a fuller, more luxurious look than the lined finish and provides additional insulation.
  • Bonded Blackout - - - we stitch a padded blackout lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your roman blind. The bonded lining gives a fuller, more luxurious look than the blackout lined finish, provides additional insulation, and is perfect for your bedroom ensuring a good night’s sleep.
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Curtains


Made to measure curtains can be hung in so many ways and at different lengths to suit your room and windows. But here, we’re talking about blackout, not styles. So here’s a little more about the different types of lining that can help create blackout.


  • Unlined and Lined - - - as with roman blinds.
  • Blackout Lined - - - we stitch a blackout lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your curtain. The blackout lined finish gives a nicely tailored look and is perfect for your bedroom ensuring a good night’s sleep.
  • Interlined - - - the most luxurious lining option, we stitch a padded woven fabric and a cotton lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your curtain. The interlined finish gives a fuller more extravagant look and provides great insulation against cold, drafty windows.
  • Interlined Blackout - - - we stitch a padded woven fabric and a blackout lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your curtain. The interlined finish gives a fuller more extravagant look and is perfect for your bedroom ensuring a good night’s sleep.

    *Top tip: interlined curtains are very heavy, make sure your curtain pole will take the weight.
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