Types Of Fabric For Curtains

Nowadays curtains are preferably used for aesthetic instead of its functionality. Curtains help to improve the ambiance of any room and people prefer to use curtains that fit in their room theme. Curtains are primarily a piece of fabric design as per choice. There is numerous option in fabric from which curtains can be made. These fabrics are as follows;

Lace

Lace is used for a sheer type of curtains. Lace is used just for aesthetic is it can provide opacity. Lace curtains mostly have is used as an inner layer of curtain and then opaque curtains are used as the second layer. But lace curtains only serve as decoration and this is the reason it one of the expensive option for curtain’s fabric

Nylon

Nylon is used in the form of a net. It’s an also see-through fabric but it cheaper than lace. Most of the time it is also used as an inner layer to block the view from outside and the opaque fabric is used for the second layer of  latest curtains.

Muslin

This is cotton fabric but it’s thin and lightweight. But they are not as sheer as nylon or lace. Because they don’t have knitted construction whereas they are a thin layer of fabric that can block light.

Cotton

Cotton is the most used fabric for making curtains. The popularity of cotton is due to the lightweight, good opacity, and wide availability. A cotton is also an economical option in comparison with other opaque fabrics. Cotton has plus point that it is available in many color options and even different designs can also be printed. Cotton provides convenience is making drapes as per choice

Linen

Linen provide the elegant look to curtains. Linen is particularly thick fabric and this enhances the durability of curtains. But the drawback of linen is that it gets wrinkled very fast and cannot be washed at home. These curtains need to be dry cleaned to maintain its look. Linen also absorbs moisture with some period which dampens the look of curtains.

Silk

Silk is always a sign of luxury in clothes or any other thing. Silk curtains are really beautiful but they will be suitable for places where there will be no sunlight and the frequency of moving the curtains is very low. Again it’s an expensive option with high maintenance. They are not easy to clean and needs to be dry cleaned every time

Velvet

Velvet is also one of the expensive options for curtain fabric. They provide elegant looks to curtain but usually, this fabric is heavy, so the rod for curtain needs to have solid support. They are inconvenient to open and close, this can also deteriorate fabric by moving.

Other than the above-mentioned fabrics, there are numerous synthetic blends used for making curtains. As every geographical location, placement in houses and choices of the customer, give birth to the demand of new fabric requirements. Some people used roller blinds Glen Waverley for their windows.

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