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Curtain Fabric Guide

Posted by Xeina Henning on

This blog is to help you understand the potential benefit and downside of certain fabric when used for making curtains. Knowing this information will prove to be very beneficial. 

There are hundreds of different fabrics used to make curtains and it can get so confusing when trying to choose which one is best for your home.  I hope you’ll find the information in this blog helpful. 

A useful tip:-

The best way to tell the difference between the summer and winter curtains is by checking out what type of lining on the curtains.

Type of fabrics

Below we have listed a few of the most popular used fabrics for curtains.


Linen is a very popular fabric as it can be woven into light or heavy weaves, the fabric is very cost effective but yet still of a good standard. Linen can wrinkle in humid weather therefore we would advise to always use a lining with this fabric.




What a wonderful fabric, again it is very popular with curtain makers this is due to the fact it is such a versatile fabric and can be used to weave countless effects and designs. Cotton curtains look much nicer with a lining underneath; this stops the curtains from hanging awkwardly.


Now this is one of the more expensive fabrics to be used on curtains, it can be woven to create beautiful patterns and create very elegant and stylish designs. Be careful when using these curtains in summer as the sun can make them rot, use a lining with silk curtains to prevent this.


Synthetic curtains are extremely popular as it is a very versatile fabric and can be used in many different environments as well as being suitable in both winter and summer.


This is another fabric which will be found on the more expensive side of the price scale. Wool is a brilliant insulator and is perfect for use with curtains in the winter although not great for humid environments as wool is a very absorbent fabric.

Curtains should be cleaned regularly to keep them fresh, looking great and fit for the purpose intended.

Keep your eye out for next week’s blog to find out more on different linings available for curtains and the best ways to clean your curtains.

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