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Best Fabric For Curtains

When it comes to choosing the best curtain fabric, you may feel slightly overwhelmed with there being such a vast choice available. Not only have you got to pick fabric that you love- that being colour or pattern, but also fabric that is suitable for your use and type of window setting. We have a handy guide explaining the five best fabrics for curtains and what you should be looking out for.

Curtains can completely transform a room and so are an important part of an interior scheme. If you are wondering, can you use any fabric for curtains? Or maybe, what are good quality curtains made of? Take a read at this handy guide of how to choose fabric that will suit you and your home.

How to choose fabric for curtains

How to choose fabric for curtains

Different curtain fabrics hold varying properties and characteristics. Some are more suited to a certain room and window than others, not only due to their colour and style but also for practical everyday use.

Whether you want flowing and lightweight curtains to let natural light in, or maybe you are looking for heavyweight and luxurious looking curtains for a warming feel, there are certain fabrics that will suit your aesthetics. In regard to pattern and print, we have a wide range of designs to suit your taste, use a big bold floral to make a statement, or a vertical stripe to make the window feel bigger. The options are endless!

Cotton Curtain Fabric

Cotton Curtain Fabric

Cotton is the most popular choice when it comes to curtains, this versatile fabric is available in various weights, colours and patterns. It’s not only a natural fabric, but is also washable, easy to sew and can be used in a variety of ways. Use as full-length curtains with a natural lining for beautiful draping curtains or use in a nursery with blackout lining for privacy.

The styles are limitless when it comes to cotton fabric, try a plain for a minimal look such as the Eco Life natural fabric. Add classic stripe design that will stay looking timeless into your home such as the Rowing Stripe fabric, or bold floral design such as the Blooma fabric.

Linen Curtain Fabric

If you are looking for a relaxed and authentic look, linen is the perfect fabric choice for your curtains. Available in a variety of weights, linen will make beautiful flowing curtains that will add softness to your interior.  As a natural material, linen is durable, insulating and doesn’t fade as easily in the sunlight as other fabrics.

We have a variety of linen curtain fabrics to suit your style, the striped Cotswold Stripe Natural offers a traditional feel, whereas the JF Recycled Linen will bring a fresh and crisp finish. Linen does not always have to be plain; the Tropical Giraffe Linen fabric has a bold colourful pattern that will bring a wonderful flowing look into the room.

Wool Curtain Fabric

If you are looking for a cosier look when it comes to curtain fabric, wool is the best choice. This natural fabric has lots of benefits, firstly it has great thermal properties, it’s also inherently fire retardant and it will bring a full and heavyweight look.  Wool will add classic design and a luxurious feel into your home. Bear in mind with wool, that these curtains will be slightly heavier and so a sturdy pole/track will be needed.

For a warming and traditional look, the Balmoral fabric is a great choice and is available in a range of colourways. Try a textured plain for subtle interest such as the Cotswold Wool fabric or a herringbone Braemar fabric.

Velvet Curtain Fabric

For a luxurious look, use velvet for your curtains. This opulent and beautiful soft fabric will make into eye catching curtains that are sure to make a statement in your home. This elegant fabric is perfect for long drops, just bear in mind the curtains will be heavy and so a suitable pole or track will be needed.

We have a vast variety of velvet fabric, from tropical statement designs such as Bengal Tiger fabric and the art deco inspired Gatsby fabric. Add sleek style into your home with the Cotswold Velvet Fabric, available in 20 colours, you are sure to find one to suit your home.

Voile Curtain Fabric

Voile fabric is the perfect option if you are wanting to let daylight through and only require little privacy. Voiles are sheer, and are a versatile option, they hang beautifully and add a graceful and minimal look whilst being lightweight, breathable and floaty, perfect for Summer. In the winter, try layering with blackout or thermal curtains for warmth.

Add an elegant look into your home with our selection of voiles that includes JF Batiste Voile fabric and JF Linen Sheer fabric.

Made to Measure Curtain Service

Made to Measure Curtain Service

Our made to measure service is a great place to start if you are looking for guidance along the way for choosing your curtain fabric. We offer a free virtual online service where we can provide practical guidance and advice along with solutions for colour and style. We also offer home visit appointments where our home consultants can measure and advise on the best options for your space and bring samples to view in your home.

We will provide help along the way of you making those all-important decisions and will provide you with a quote and follow up call where we can additionally provide samples and options. Alternatively, you'll be able to get an instant quote and order through our online Made to measure section.

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