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All You Need to Know About Curtain Lining

Curtain lining fabrics are often forgotten about, but so important as curtain lining can give your made to measure curtains fullness, an extra layer of protection and add a luxury finish to your window dressing. So, what is a curtain lining? Curtain lining is a fabric attached to the back of a curtain that can help retain heat or reduce light. We know it can be confusing trying to decide which lining is right for your home, so we have put together a curtain lining guide to help you choose.

Choosing lining for your curtains

Choosing the right lining type for your made to measure curtains may be confusing, so we’ve outlined the benefits of the lining types that we offer below. Choose from 5 different lining types when designing your window apparel with Stitched - - - Lined, Blackout Lined, Interlined, Interlined Blackout and Thermal Lined.

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Unlined Curtains

An unlined curtain does just what it says on the tin… it is a simple and affordable option as your curtain is made using your selected fabric only… this option lets the fabric sing on its own but is less effective at retaining heat or blocking light. Unlined curtains work well with a fabric like Wool, as it is a thicker, heavier fabric that hangs beautifully on its own. If you decide to have unlined curtains in your bedroom, our design team would recommend also having some privacy blackout blinds, as although they will look pretty, they won’t be as effective at keeping the nightlight out!

Lined Curtains

A simple ivory cotton lining is stitched to the back of your selected fabric. The lined finish gives almost a tailored look, making sure that your curtain stays looking smart. A simple, yet stylish option, it is also the most affordable lining type.

Blackout Lined Curtains

An ivory blackout, blended lining is stitched to the back of your selected fabric before your curtain is made. The blackout lining is perfect for bedroom curtains, as it prevents any night light coming through and disturbing your sleep. It’s important to measure your curtain carefully before ordering, as although the blackout lining will ensure no light will come through the fabric, light will still be able to make it through any little gaps. Take a look at our tips and tricks for a better blackout.

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Interlined Curtains

The most luxurious lining, a padded woven fabric and a cotton lining are stitched to the back of your chosen fabric, creating a fuller, more extravagant. It also provides great insulation against cold and draughty windows! Stitched recommend using an interlining with thinner fabrics like Silk, as it will give more volume - but just be careful - interlined curtains can be quite heavy and so you’ll need to make sure that you have a pole or track that will take the weight! It’ll also make the stackback weightier, so make sure you are taking that into account when you are measuring. Saying that, you’ll be thrilled with the traditional look that interlining will give, not to mention the warmth that it’ll bring to a room.

Interlined Blackout Curtains

I’m sure you won’t be surprised, Interlined Blackout lining has all the same benefits as Interlined curtains, except, you guessed it… it’s blackout. Perfect for bedroom curtains that have a more interior style!

Thermal Lined Curtains

Ideal for older homes which may feel draughty, great for heat retention a thermal lining will help keep the heat in and cold out. We stitch a lining with a thermal-backed coating to the back of your chosen fabric, perfect for nearly any room in the house!

Looking for blackout blinds?

We also have a range of options for blackout and thermal lined blinds.