The Practicality of Lined and Interlined Curtains

It is a well known fact that Lined and Interlined Curtains and, indeed, most Soft Furnishings can appear more substantial, more luxurious and altogether more stylish.

Lining will protect the main fabric and improve the drape of curtains. The first defense against sunlight, fading and dirt is a good quality, smooth, sateen-woven lining. On sunny windows, for example, is worth getting sun-resistant lining. Although this won’t stop the fading process it will considerably delay the sun damage.

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Lined and Interlined Full Length Curtains

If you are a perfectionist like me and don’t like to see creased fabric, look into crease-resistant linings. It’s gorgeous and it will save you lots of time if you are making the curtains yourself!

Interlining your curtains & blinds will make them hang beautifully and give it that extra special look. Interlining is a blanket-type fabric which is sandwiched between the lining and the main fabric.

Curtains can be lined with medium or heavyweight interlinings depending on how thick you want the curtains to look. Traditional interlinings are cotton but synthetic ones are also available (they don’t shed fluff). Whichever one you choose, always buy a pre-shrunk one.

When your Curtains & Blinds are in need of a little cleaning, remember that lined and interlined window treatments are best steam cleaned in situ as they hang. There are a number of reputable companies providing this service, it may cost a little more but you can be sure mistakes won’t occur in the cleaning process.

As the cold months approach, it is important to draw your curtains at night time

. This will prevent heat loss and if you have lined and interlined soft furnishings it might save you a few pennies on the heating bill too!

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Paula, xoxo



The Spotlight on Metal Curtain Poles

When it comes to choosing the right curtain pole, the choice can be so over whelming we often don’t know where to begin! If you feel the same consider these:

 Metal Poles:   these continue to be the most popular options for those looking for a contemporary look.  Be it polished chrome, brushed chrome or black nickel, metal curtain poles have never been more popular.  They are durable, stylish, modern and a perfect complement to eyelet curtains.  For those seeking something truly special it is even possible to have your curtain pole wrapped up in your own choice of wallpaper for that unique, seamless look.

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Integra Poles

Having navigated through the sea of pole styles, diameters and lengths it’s time to choose your finials.  There is an array of beautiful finials on the market ranging from the most minimalistic Endcaps to the colour coordinated glass designs. We love Walcot House Coloured Glass Finials. Whilst the Swish Mix & Match Collection offers a more affordable choice including colour, leather, wood and glass.

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Although thinking of brackets is rather less exciting, it needs to be done.  It’s important to choose brackets that will  match the style of your pole and fabric of your choice.  However, the brackets need to be substantial enough to ensure they adequately support the weight of your curtains.

Since bracket projections can vary be sure of your measurements too! Small brackets work fine with pencil pleat curtains but may not be deep enough for eyelets.

Still unsure? Have a question? Call us on 020 8439 7977.  We will be delighted to help.