TYPES OF CURTAIN FABRIC
If you are choosing window treatments for your home, there are many factors to consider; including color, pattern, style, length, and fabric. The fabric you would choose can affect how a curtain hangs and drapes as well as the texture, coverage, and durability and how easy it is to launder. So many textures, colours and patterns. It’s easy to make a choice based on these elements of the fabric, but perhaps the first thing you should decide is which type of fabric you want. You may need to explore various curtain fabrics available to choose the window treatment that best satisfies the courier going for and your needs. Each type has its own benefits and best uses based on its weight, texture, light blocking or exposing qualities, durability and sun-fade resistance.
Curtains made of cotton or a cotton blend are versatile options, as they offer a crisp, clean feel that suits traditional or modern decorating styles. Cotton curtains drape well, making them a natural fit for formal dining rooms. If you want to block sunlight in a bright bedroom you can choose cotton curtains with a tight leave or opt for a cotton panel with lining. If you prefer to have a room that has a light, airy feel you can always go for sheer cotton curtains.
Silk curtains usually are heavier but they drape well and offer a romantic look. They are ideal for bedrooms or formal dining rooms. Silk fabrics are dry clean only so it is a material that is more time-consuming when it comes to laundering.If silk doesn’t say ‘luxury’ nothing does. Be warned though, silk is best chosen for its aesthetic appeal than functionality. Silk is a heavy-ish fabric so it drapes well; it looks fabulously romantic in bedrooms or formal dining rooms.
Linen is a billowier fabric that provides a tailored look and is perfect for a casual dining area, every bedroom or contemporary living room. Linen is a natural fibre. Its billowy look creates an airy, casual, relaxed environment. If you like the look of curtains that pool on the floor, linen is a great choice to achieve it. Linen drapes well and this year fabric doesn't block the sun.
Durable, sturdy, easy to care, resisting wrinkles, shrinking and stretching. Avoid outfitting your kitchen because it is flammable. Polyester is a common fabric for curtains, as it is durable, sturdy, and affordable. Polyester curtains are easy to care for and resist wrinkling, shrinking, and stretching.
Made of either natural or synthetic fibres, if you want glamour and richness in a room, pick velvet. Velvet is a heavy fabric that keeps out the cold so they are ideal window treatments for insulating homes with drafty windows. It’s thick and heavy, making it great for blocking out cold air, light and sound. And it drapes well, giving rooms a regal look.
Lace curtains are very traditional and romantic, best used to provide privacy and diffuse natural light. Lace is a very sheer fabric, so curtains made from this material tend to diffuse natural light and offer an open, airy feel. Most often they come in neutral shades, easily coordinated with other colours in the room. Check to see if they’re dry-clean only, or a little more sturdy and can handle a machine wash.