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Choosing The Right Fabric

When choosing the right fabric type for curtains and sheers, there are a few factors to consider, including the desired level of privacy, the amount of light you want to let in, the overall aesthetic you are going for, and the durability of the fabric.

Understanding Types of Fabrics

The Curtains Dept. offers a variety of ranges to choose from - including sheer, blockout and dual curtains (coming soon). Here is some information on each range and what to consider when choosing any of these fabric ranges for curtains.

When choosing a fabric for curtains, consider where you will be installing and your requirements. Firstly, do you want to block out the light or just control the glare? you want privacy? do you want to sleep? are you entertaining or watching TV?

It's also worth noting the durability, care requirements, colour, pattern, and texture of the fabric, as well as how it will complement your existing decor. CurtainsDept offers a wide range of high-quality fabrics, so take your time to find the perfect one for your home.

In addition to the type of fabric, you should also consider the weight and density of the fabric, as well as any additional features, such as blackout lining or thermal insulation. Ultimately, the right fabric choice depends on your needs and personal style.

Sheer Fabrics

Sheer fabrics, such as voile or chiffon, are great for letting in natural light while still providing privacy. They offer a soft, delicate look and are often used in combination with other curtain types to create layered window treatments.

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Polyester is a durable and easy-to-care-for synthetic fabric that is often used for curtains and sheers. It can be made to look like other fabrics, such as silk or cotton, and is available in a wide range of colors and patterns.


Cotton is a popular fabric choice for curtains and sheers because it is durable and easy to care for. It also provides a soft, natural look and feel, making it a great choice for casual or rustic home decor.


Linen is a lightweight, breathable fabric that provides a classic, elegant look. It offers a natural texture that can give your curtains and sheers a timeless, rustic feel. However, it can wrinkle easily and may require more maintenance.


Silk is a luxurious fabric that adds elegance and sophistication to any room. It provides a lustrous finish and drapes beautifully, making it a great choice for formal or romantic decor. However, silk can be expensive and requires special care.

Blockout Fabrics

Blockout fabrics for curtains are designed to prevent light from passing through the fabric, creating a complete blackout effect in a room. These fabrics are typically made with multiple layers of materials, which can effectively block out light and provide additional insulation against heat and noise. Blockout fabrics are commonly used in bedrooms, nurseries, and home theaters where light control is important for sleep, privacy, or viewing experiences. These fabrics come in a range of colors, patterns, and textures, making it easy to find a suitable option for any interior design scheme. Additionally, blockout fabrics can help reduce energy costs by keeping rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, as they can help to regulate the temperature in a room.

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