Curtains may be made from a vast choice of lightweight to heavy weight fabrics. Plain coloured curtains and sheers can take fullness of up to three times the width of the window, whilst curtaining with defined pattern or weave may be little more than flat, so that the design itself is the star.
Floor sweeping curtains are very elegant, but if curtains need to be sill length there are design tips that can help even short curtains look good. Curtains may involve several layers, or layers of materials, supplementary blinds, pelmets or draped tops to create the perfect window treatment. Lining helps to protect the fabric from dust and sunlight, interlining absorbs sound and draught, unlined curtains can be sheer to soften light or swooshed and draped in an unfettered manner to show off the fabric.