Selecting drapery lining and interlining, including blackout lining, for your new drapes, curtains or roman shades is one of the most important decisions you can make for creating the “Perfect Custom Curtain or Drape” for your home. By adjusting your lining and interlining choices, you can create specific results for your room. Whether you are trying to reduce light penetration, reduce external noise, save on energy costs or just wish to create a fuller bodied drape, your drapery lining choice is key.
Properly lined and well made custom drapery and roman shades can provide significant insulating benefits and reduce your homes energy usage. Blackout lining offers exceptional UV protection. This will protect your drapes from sun damage and keep your home cooler this summer. It also provides complete privacy, muffles sound and lasts longer than any other window treatment.
We often refer to “Blackout Lining” as the “Boutique Hotel Look”. Blackout lining is almost exclusively used in hotel rooms. It blocks nearly 100% of the outside light from penetrating the drape. Blackout lining is a synthetic material which can be very rigid (like in most hotels). There are several types and grades of blackout lining. At DrapeStyle we use a very specific blackout lining that is extremely flexible and soft. Blackout lining can be quite expensive. But if you are looking for nearly complete blockage of sunlight, streetlights and UV protection, it is a great investment.
DrapeStyle only uses Hanes linings and interlinings. Hanes is one of the oldest textile manufacturing firms in America. While Hanes is well known for their clothing fabrics, those in the textile industry know Hanes for their high-quality linings and interlinings. Hanes is recognized as the leader in residential drapery lining products. Designers insist on Hanes because they know that without a high quality lining or interlining, the sun will fade and destroy any drape quickly. A high quality lining not only makes the drape look better and feel better but it is critical to ensuring your drapes will not fade or disintegrate from the sun.
DrapeStyle is pleased to offer blackout lining for an additional $99 per drapery panel. You may also select blackout lining for your Roman Shades for a nominal fee. Blackout lining will more than pay for itself when you consider the amount of heat that it will deter from entering your home this summer, and the protection it will offer your other home furnishings.