All You Need to Know About Curtains

A curtain is a piece of material placed to hinder light, drafts, or (on account of a shower curtain) water, as well as being used to create privacy in the home. Additionally, a drapery is the versatile dressing in a theatre or that isolates the stage from the audience or can be used as a setting/foundation. Curtains, typically of substantial material, are created to fall straight in fancy folds and have many functional properties as well as decorative purposes. There are many different types of curtains and ways in which they are utilized.

Curtain Materials

Most shades are texture-based and commonly involve the use of cotton and polyester as well as in some cases cellulose (wood and bamboo) or plastic boards. Shading can shift based on the fiber and texture, a tight weave with thicker fibers gives the drapes a fuller appearance which is much more effective when blocking out daylight. Lining, shading, and covering can also be added to create the desired effect of your drapes within the room, whether that’s natural light, privacy, or decoration purposes.


soft breeze sand sheer voile curtain

Soft Breeze Sand

Varieties of Curtains

There are a variety of types of curtainsto dress your windows. While their main role is to shut out light, they have a range of utilizations – specifically adding enriching accents or privacy.

  • Panel Curtains: The panel curtain is widely available in the market due to its simplicity. Panel curtains consist of a single curtain which do not generally come two by two and frequently come on boards which are a solitary piece or one drapery. If you need a normal drapery pair, you can purchase two boards

  • Single Curtain: This is one of thetypes of curtains used in bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. this is generally seen on narrow windows where a single curtain covers the whole window. The piece can be pulled to one side or the other to open and it can be tied back to create a topsy-turvy look. These sorts are a popular style and similarly immortal – making them a must-have in most settings.

  • Pair: The most common curtain style is a pair of curtains to cover one window. Widely popular for their functionality and ability to be pulled back and drawn. These are simple yet elegant and are found in bedrooms and living rooms where privacy and darkness are bliss.

luxury silver grey Colour chenille curtain

Luxury Silver Grey Chenille

  • Short Curtain: A short curtainhangs at the highest point of your shades used as ornamental expansions. It is an extraordinary method to finish an interior look. These can be used independently, or as a component of a window treatment set. They are effective on their own where full drapes are not required, when complimenting a blind, or with a full curtain set.

  • Scarf Curtain: A scarf curtain is much like a short curtain consisting of a long piece of drapery that is dangled from the highest point of the window. Scarf valances can be hung in various ways to cater for taste. Window scarfs are an extraordinary method to create a luxurious look with your window treatment and can be used independently or to create a full curtain dressing.

  • Lined Curtain: Lined curtains are another type of curtain utilized to give an extra degree of flexibility to your drapery, adequately transforming it into a lined shade. Adding a liner to a sheer curtain is a well-known choice, as this gives higherprivacy without compromising the beautiful sheer textures and designs. These have extra highlights toofor example, protection and commotion impeding ascribes.


pink embroidered sheer curtain

Lined Voile Touch of Grace Pink


Hanging Devices 

There are multiple ways to hang curtains including the most common curtain pole. Different hanging devices require different heading choices so ensure this is considered when buying your drapes.

  • Track - A blind track is an unpretentious and exquisite approach to hang drapes as it is not visible, which is ideal for the lovers of ordered spaces.

  • Pole - A curtain pole is consistently noticeable over the window ornaments, although it can be covered with a pelmet. A pole can be used alone, or with hooker rings to hang your drapes.


Curtain Aging 

Dependentupon their application, curtains can age over time. Daylight, especially those harsh UVrays, speed up maturing in most material, regardless of texture, plastic, or cellulose. This is common with sheer voiles due to the transparency. Curtain lining may help to slow this down although this is rarely avoided. This ageing will occur over a long period of exposure so do not fret, you will get a long life out of your beautiful curtains!