Block out Curtains are an increasingly popular choice for the QLD home. You'll have a choice of a 'lined' curtain or 'unlined' curtain - both offer great fabrics, colours and versatility.
A curtain that is ‘lined’ has a face fabric facing into the room while the lining (block out / blackout, part block out curtains) sits behind the face fabric closest to the window.
Most linings are poly cotton and have a three layer coating in order to provide the block out effect. A lined curtain is the most traditional way to make a curtain and produces the best result. Linings are used for the following reasons, they:
Block Out Curtains - Unlined
Unlined or Coated Fabrics
Unlined or block out coated curtains do not have a separate sewn-in lining, but rather have the coating applied directly to the back of the face fabric, so there is only one layer of fabric.
With the advancements in technology most unlined curtains are suede coated. The main advantage of coated fabrics is the reduced cost from lower labour cost in manufacturing due to the reduced amounts of material.
Spring Crest Curtains and Blinds are familiar with both types of fabrics and can advise you which effect works best in your situation.
Spring Crest Curtains and Blinds offer an extensive range of sheer fabrics. From sparkling organzas to natural linen looks we have them all.
Sheers used in conjunction with a block out fabric as a lining or used behind a decorative lined curtain can lift and soften any room.
Traditionally sheers were used behind a feature curtain to provide light filtering and privacy during the day, but lately we are seeing a trend with sheers being used as a feature.
There are so many gorgeous sheers on the market today there is something to suit every look and help create every mood.