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Curtain Buying Guide

Curtains from Dunelm Mill

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Curtains are designed to block out any unwanted sunlight from entering your room whilst simultaneously providing you with some much needed privacy from the outside world. Curtains are characterised by the two pieces of fabric that are hung just in front of the window frame and can either be pulled together in order to block out the outside world or drawn to either side of the window frame in order to benefit from the view.

  1. Types of Curtains
  2. Benefits of curtains
  3. Curtains Care Instructions
  4. View our Range of Curtains

Types of Curtains

Eyelet Curtains
Eyelet curtains are a very modern and contemporary style of window dressing. They are characterised by the circle metal hoops that are placed horizontally across the top of the curtain. The curtain pole will run between these hoops helping to create an easy way in which to open and close the curtains. This style of curtain is available in many different designs and colours to help add a splash of personality to any room.

Pinch Pleat Curtains
Pinch pleat curtains are one of the most traditional styles of curtains available on the market today. These types of curtains are characterised by the scrunched up fabric that runs along the top of the curtains which is neatly drawn together by an internal string. These curtains are attached to a curtain track with specially designed curtain hooks to ensure that the curtain will hang correctly at the window.

Blackout Curtains
Blackout curtains are a very popular choice throughout homes in the UK and are commonly used in bedrooms. These drapes are characterised by the extra layer of blackout lining that is neatly attached to the back of the curtain. This material helps to block out any unwanted sunrays and will hopefully lead to an uninterrupted night's sleep, no matter what time the sun rises! Blackout curtains are often a popular choice for children's bedrooms where it becomes important to have the ability to block out external light sources at all times of the day or night.

Thermal Curtains
Thermal curtains are often incorporated into the home as a way of reducing the amount of cold draughts that seep into a room. These types of curtains have a thick layer of lining attached to the back of the curtain which helps keep out any unwanted chilly air thus possibly reducing the amount of energy used to heat the home. Thermal curtains are a fantastic addition to the home as they are available in many different styles, colours and designs but also help to keep the room looking and feeling cosy and warm.



Benefits of Curtains

There are a whole host of benefits associated with the use of curtains in the home. People often opt for curtains over blinds as they crave a more luxurious look to their window. Curtains are easy to use as they can be smoothly drawn open or closed with one swift movement whilst also being a complementary product to a blind. Curtains are also a great option if you have a larger than normal window as there is a wide variety of sizes available in our ready made curtain selection as well as the possibility of using the made to measure curtains service.



Curtains Care Instructions

Here at Dunelm Mill we have a wide range of curtains available in all manner of styles and materials. The care and cleaning requirements for each curtain will vary depending on material, consequently we supply all of our curtain ranges with individual product specific care and cleaning instructions.