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Drapery Linings

Beauty and Functionality
Arlene’s window coverings are more than just a great decorative element in a room. With a full range of specialty linings to choose from, they can provide many benefits to fit your lifestyle.
Protection
Linings are an important element in creating drapes and roman shades. They protect the fabric, improve the appearance of how it hangs and provide a clean look to the exterior view of your home.
Better Lifestyle
Arlene’s custom drapes and roman shades are more than just a great decorative element in a room. With a full range of specialty linings to choose from, including blackout, thermal and sound-reducing, they can provide many benefits to fit your lifestyle.
Blackout

Create the ideal sleeping environment by blocking virtually 100% of incoming light. Perfect for kids’ rooms, shift workers, light sleepers and home theatres.

Blackout lining is a poly-cotton cloth that is given coatings of acrylic foam with an opaque layer. This is the same lining used in fine hotels to create the ideal sleeping environment. When fit correctly to the window, drapes with blackout lining will block out a good amount of incoming light and provide a perfect sleeping environment.

Warm, Private a Better Night Sleep

They provide the ultimate in privacy and can help insulate your home, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

And blackout window coverings have other uses besides the bedroom. They’re perfect for home theatres with projector televisions. You’ll see a dramatic difference in picture quality when outdoor light is eliminated from a room. Your better lifestyle awaits.

Blackout Fabric Options

Drapes and roman shades made with blackout linings look like any other product from inside the room, giving you the option of using a wide range of fabrics to match your décor. When choosing a fabric to use with a blackout lining it’s best to choose a medium to heavy fabric that can take the extra weight of the liner. It’s also a good idea to choose a fabric with a bit of colour as neutral or light-coloured fabrics can take on a grayish hue from the liner backing.

Thermal

Reduce energy costs by keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer by blocking drafts and heat absorption from windows.

Thermal lining has a layer of acrylic foam to keep rooms warm in winter and cool in summer, reducing your heating and air conditioning costs. As with blackout linings, drapes with thermal linings look like any other drape from inside the room, allowing you to choose from a wide range of fabrics to match your décor.

Energy Efficient

Windows are a main source of energy loss, accounting for as much as 40% of the heat loss in your home. Since thermal window coverings can instantly combat heat loss and increase comfort levels, they’re a very practical tool for keeping a house warm.

We don’t recommend adding a thermal liner to an existing window covering as it will alter the drape of the main fabric. You can still get the benefits from a thermal liner by adding a separate drapery track and hanging the liner behind your existing drapes.

Thermal Fabric Options

When choosing a fabric for drapes or roman shades with a sewn-in thermal liner it’s best to go with a medium to heavy fabric. Cotton or microfibre fabrics are great choices. When the thermal lining is added to these fabrics it will actually make them hang better, giving them more body and tailoring.

To get the full advantage of thermal-lined drapes and roman shades, they should be fitted close to the wall on all sides to prevent gaps that can allow cold air into the room. Drapes should also be made wide enough to overlap at the centre.

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