Product Guide

Curtain Linings Explained

There are a variety of different curtain linings available so it is important to choose the one that is best suited to your needs! Here we have a crash course in which one is best for you…

The most common lining material is our Sundown Sateen lining which is 100% cotton and is available in three colours; pearl (cream), white or stone. It has a slight sheen to it, which will give your curtains a professional finish. It also has sun resistant qualities which will help sustain the quality of your curtains.


Our other standard curtain lining is a cream polycotton lining which is perfect for very light weight or small curtains for example those in a porch or a Wendy house!

C & H also stock blackout lining which is used the same way a normal lining would be. However it is very tightly woven and has been specially treated to block any light from penetrating through the curtain. It is the perfect solution for bedroom curtains and blinds, allowing you to sleep in that little bit longer during the summer months! It is also ideal for nurseries and children’s bedrooms.

Another option is a thermal lining which helps to keep that precious heat inside your home! It has been bonded with a thin layer of acrylic foam which helps to insulate the room. The draping quality is not affected in any way, so does not alter the appearance of your curtains. It is also possible to combine both properties with a thermal blackout lining, crossing two hurdles with one leap!


If you want to create a luxurious appearance to your curtains, you can add interlining. It is a thin layer of padding that is placed between the main fabric and the lining. We sell a white synthetic interlining, made from a combination of polyester and viscose and is ideal for lightweight furnishing fabrics.


A 100% cotton domette is also available which is thicker and will create an even higher quality finish.

There are many different options when it comes to deciding how to line your curtains and blinds but all of our staff are there to answer any questions you may still have.

*It is important to note that although the linings are considered to be curtain linings they can all be used for roman blinds too!

Written by

Jess – Furnishing Department, Horsham store.

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