How to choose the right curtain fabrics?


Curtains add privacy, filtering of lights, and softness to the interior. Here are some tips for choosing curtain fabrics. 

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Decide your style

Start with browsing through Pinterest and Instagram of your favorite curtain styles. If you would like the curtains to blend in, choose a color/pattern that is similar to your wall color/pattern. If you would like to create a focal point with curtains, go with bold patterns or a color that complements your wall finish. Curtain headings are another factor that will change the style dramatically, our heading blog will show you how different heading style work and how they would fit your style. Weaving pattern is a factor that will subtly transform your space. For example, a natural weave linen blend fabric works great with wood and ranch style decoration. 

Our Flow sheer fabric is our most popular sheer that lets a lot of light in. Canvas and Grace fabrics are semi-sheers that are 30-40% light blocking when closed and they are great for privacy. Mood and Block collections have a blackout layer in between the front and back layers. They will help darken the room, ideal for bedrooms and lounging areas. We also offer 100% blackout lining to all fabrics. 

Think about how much light that comes in

For the living room and lounge area, sheers and cotton/linen blend semi-sheers are most recommended. They let light in while providing privacy. For the bedrooms, add blackout lining behind if you are a light sleeper. A double layered look is also popular, which you can benefit from both sheer and blackout layers.

Also, think about the weather

For warm and mild areas, single layer semi-sheer or blackout curtain fabric will suffice. For cold and extreme weathers, think about dense fabrics like wool or velvet, and thermal lining. Linings can also help block noise. 

 Flow sheer fabrics shadow white loft curtains

1. Flow - Shadow White

 

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2. Grace - Off White

 

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3. Canvas - Warm Gray

 

Mood Smoke loft curtains basket weave blackout panels

4. Mood - Smoke

 

5. Block - Blue Gray

 

 





Verified Customer Reviews

06/20/2024
Wanted to say thankyou for your support in choosing the right curtains for our sliding doors. The free swatches sent were very helpful, as is your website and customer service. We are very happy with our curtains and the 90% block lining works great.
Bryan H.
05/21/2024
We have a south facing window. It’s hot and bright in the summer. We wanted something a little heavier in fabric selection because we live on a busy street heading into town to cut down on traffic noise.The fabric is soft and offers insulation. They lay beautifully across our big window while closed. When tucked back they disappear while stacked neatly into the wall. It’s everything we were looking for. We paired it with a Kirsch Designer Estate Motorized rod. I was apprehensive and Justin answered all the questions I had making it easier to understand how the curtains would work on my rod and with fabrics. Delivered in less than 2 weeks! They were packed properly and ready to hang. I grew up with my mom in the flooring industry. I’ve always wanted a home that had designer features without having a Hollywood budget I didn’t think it was possible to get that look until I found Loft Curtains! Woohoo! In the day, night and before photos included.
Erica B.
05/02/2024
The whole experience exceeded expectations. The final product is of excellent quality,the curtain weighs 31 lbs!.
Thomas E.
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