Curtain Lining

Curtain lining is an extra layer of fabric which is added to the back of your curtains or Roman blinds to help retain heat, block light and protect your window treatments. Your consultant can help you choose from our large range of fabrics and colours to find the best option for your home.

Why line your curtains?

  • Thermal insulation to help keep your home warm & cosy
  • Prolong the life of your curtains/Roman blinds
  • Room darkening for a better night's sleep
  • Reduce noise & improve acoustics
  • Improve the way your curtains drape

Types of lining

Curtain lining comes in several different varieties; we’ve outlined some of the key fabric types below.

Thermal lining

Thermal lining consists of one layer (or one pass) of coated acrylic suede. It offers a thermal barrier, increasing energy savings and helping keep your room warmer. Due to the construction of this fabric, be aware that a small amount of light will still pass through into the room. This fabric can also tend to ‘dust’ at times, which can be an annoyance when particles collect behind your curtains and on your sills.

Silicone-coated blockout lining

This lining is coated with three layers of silicone to protect against the sun and moisture. This fabric has extremely good blockout properties and, because it’s thicker, it also retains heat better than thermal lining. Unlike acrylic suede lining, it won’t create or hold any loose dust. Another benefit is that the silicone on the back of the lining can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth, making for easy spot cleaning.

Coated acrylic suede blockout lining

Another blockout lining option is three-layer (or three pass) coated acrylic suede. Like other blockout linings, the triple layers mean this fabric retains more heat and blocks out more light than a thermal lining. However, like thermal lining it does create dust as it naturally rubs off over time.

Dimout / triple weave

Dimout or triple weave lining has a woven construction rather than a coating, meaning this fabric has a lot softer and thicker feel to it. However, be aware that the weave does allow some light through - which is why it’s called ‘dimout’ as opposed to ‘blackout’ fabric. Once again, the three layer construction makes this an energy efficient choice for keeping your home warm and comfortable.

Curtain Lining


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Steph and the team at Curtain Design were absolutely exemplary from start to finish. Steph went above and beyond with really getting to understand the brief for the curtains in our show home, spending time looking at our mood boards and visiting the site with samples in tow, she made the whole process so easy and enjoyable. We are absolutely rapt with the end result - soft, dreamy and relaxing... she nailed it! 

The curtains really made the spaces look complete and her advice on the tracks matched with the pleats blew me away when they were installed! Exceptional value for money and made in NZ! 1000% we highly recommend.

Cara Jane Otto, Cambridge

Our son loved the new curtains in his room, not so much for the colour or style (that stuff is wasted on a teenager) but for the dramatic increase in temperature in the room!

David Armstrong, Hamilton

I would really like to take this opportunity to thank you all for our wonderful curtains. The communication has been amazing from the start. We are absolutely rapt with them. Your guidance with selection of designs and colours was perfect. We would (and have) recommend Curtain Design to any person looking at new curtains. Once again, a really big thank you from us for your professional, friendly and affordable business. You all made dealing with 'curtains' a fun experience.

Nicola & Mark

Our experience with Curtain Design was awesome from start to finish. They took us through everything we needed to know and got us to the point where we felt 100% comfortable. When the curtains and blinds arrived they were better than we’d hoped, and we’d easily recommend this business to others (in fact we’ve already got two other families making enquiries!). For us it felt so good to deal with a family business who understood us - thanks Curtain Design, 6 stars out of 5!

Joshua Broadbent, Cambridge

We had sheers and roman blinds installed two months ago and we are very pleased with the end result. This was the second time round for us after a botched job and very stressful experience from another company, so we were of course quite nervous about our replacement curtains and the installation. We had no need to worry, as Stephanie our designer and Jordan who did the installation were fantastic.

Nothing was a bother and their professionalism and service that they have given us to date has reinstated our faith and trust. Jordan has gone to extra lengths to tidy up poor workmanship that was originally done on the venetians. This was over and above his call of duty but as a goodwill gesture knowing what we had been through, he has gone out of his way to help us.

We would like to highly recommend Curtain Design for the quality of the product and the service that we received. Thank you Stephanie and Jordan for all your efforts.

Lyn & Phil Clement

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful curtains and blind that Shaneil installed last week at our property at The Rocks. Like the first ones (which, as you know, our tenants’ kitten used as a giant climbing post!) these ones are just as gorgeous. I am hugely grateful that you were able to replace them at such a reasonable cost. It really is rare to come across a company with such a huge heart. Every time we’ve dealt with you guys, it’s been so easy from the initial quote and fabric decisions to installation. Thank you again!

Dani Simpson, Hamilton

Really good customer service, right from the initial visit by your interior designer Stephanie, through to the install today by Gareth. Really happy to have my beautiful new curtains for my bedrooms. They're so nice, I'll probably want to take them with me if I moved house and put ready mades in their place!


Very prompt and professional service. The consultant was knowledgeable about the range available and could suggest without being pushy. I was kept fully informed every step of the way and times were adhered to. Prices are very reasonable. I would return to them in the future.


Curtain Design did a great job with my curtains. They made a time to suit and brought samples to my house. The quality of the product, service and the time it took to complete the project were all really good. I would definitely recommend Curtain Design if you are wanting some curtains. I am currently just about to order some Roman blinds through them as well. Top work guys.

Brooke & Craig Hardman, Hamilton

We love our curtains. They've been up for a while now and look just as good as the day they arrived. Initially I rang Jamie just to ask for advice after a botched job by someone else. Despite the fact I wasn't looking for him to do the job he was very helpful and spent time with me helping to solve someone else’s problem. I felt he'd gone out of his way when there wasn't anything in it for him.

Finally, after some time when it became clear the other job would not be completed, we went back to Jamie and he provided what we wanted all along without fuss and very promptly. We're very satisfied and would recommend Curtain Design without reservation.

Leane Steel & Paul Quinn, Arapuni