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Question #16141 posted on 06/30/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What's the difference between lined, and unlined drapes?


A: Dear rachello,

Unlined drapes consist of just the drapes. Lined drapes have a layer of fabric behind the drapes to give the drape a fuller look, or to protect one of the sides of the drapes from damage or sunlightdiscoloring from facing the window.

Some advantages to lining your drapes in medium and heavyweight fabrics include giving the drapes a richer appearance and make the folds appear softer and deeper. How luxurious!

Linings can give the outside of your home a uniform appearance and make the windows less busy when contrasted to the color of your house's paint. How coordinated!

Using lining can be a shrewd insulating move. Using black-out lining can keep cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. How economic!

-la bamba