Okay you’ve decided on the style of drapery you want and you’ve even made your fabric selection and then when you’re ready to order you notice there are several lining choices.
Just when you thought you were done with the decision making! Lining selection is fairly easy. Standard lining will work well in most situations and is used most often.
Classic napped lining is a heavier lining and will give your drapes a more luxurious appeal as it will enhance the drapability of your panels.
Classic napped lining also gives you the added bonus of offering a little thermal protection and noise insulation.
Next you have black out lining. Black out lining is primarily used is to block light out of your room and keep it dark when your drapes are closed.
Some people who opt for blackout lining are shift workers, those who need to sleep during the day, children’s rooms – because let’s face it, if it will keep our kids from getting up before the crack of dawn then it’s a good thing right? – media rooms because glare on your TV or computer screen can be unbearable at certain times of the day.
Black out lining also gives you added protection from UV light and some thermal properties. Thermal lining on the other hand primary purpose is to offer thermal protection – keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
So there you have it. If you can benefit from an upgraded lining the option is there!