This is a question I get quite often. What is the difference between your Standard Privacy Lining and Blackout Lining?
Either lining will protect your draperies from the sun, making them last for years. It is because of this, we always recommend that you line your draperies.
Our Standard Privacy Lining is a thin and flexible. A tightly woven fabric made of 50% Polyester and 50% cotton. It is white in color.
Our Blackout lining is constructed of multiple layers, woven tight to block sunlight in drapes and shades for style and functionality. Made of 100% polyester, it is thin and flexible. Also, our Blackout Lining is not black, it is white so that it will match the other drapery linings in your home.
We did a little informal demonstration to better illustrate how much light blackout lined custom drapery eliminate. The following photo is shot on a single window with two linen drapery panels. The drape on the left was made with standard privacy lining, the drape on the right was made with blackout lining. The photo was shot on a hot and sunny afternoon. The difference between the two curtain panels is quite dramatic. When you see how much of the light is blocked by the blackout lining (95%) you really get a better understanding how using quality lined curtains, drapery or roman shades would significantly lower you home’s energy bills and save your interior upholstery fabrics from sun damage.
We encourage the use of this lining whenever the application is appropriate. It certainly adds weight to the drapery but if you are using quality drapery hardware, blackout is really the way to go when buying your next pair of custom drapery or curtains.
At DrapeStyle we make each set of drapes to order with your choice of lining. Whether you would like silk, cotton, linen or any other of our custom drapes, you can upgrade the lining option to blackout for only $99 per panel. All of our drapery linings are manufactured by Hanes which has been the leader in manufacturing quality drapery linings for nearly 100 years. Simply select “Blackout Lining” from the lining selection on any of our drapery pages and we will add this this to your drapery panels.
If you need a little help determining the size drapery or shade for your window, we’re here to help. Simply contact us and one of our designers would be happy to help you with your measurements, fabric selections, or answer any lining questions you may have.
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.
Check out the website for more details or contact us directly and we would be happy to help you!