Contrast or Self Lining

A contrast lining is when a drapery fabric is used in place of a standard white or ivory drapery lining to line all or part of a window treatment, typically a valance or top treatment.

Contrast lining is a complementary fabric to the main face fabric, whereas self lining means you use the same fabric as the main face fabric for the lining as well.

It is used to enhance the appearance and give a custom look to the window treatment that would otherwise allow the standard drapery lining to show, thus inhibiting the appearance.

Flat Drapery Panels

Over the years we have had many customers ask us if we could make them rod pocket drapery panels without the rod pocket so that they could hang from clips and rings on decorative rods.

Well of course the answer was always yes as we can make just about anything when it comes to window treatments.  By popular demand we finally decided to add the style as a new product to the website.

Our new Flat Drapery Panels can be fabricated in lengths up to 120” through the website, as always if you need a longer length or wider width, just give us a call!

The Flat Drapery Panel is a great style to use to those who need less formal functional drapes.

Lining Choices

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!