After the Great Pillow Debate now comes the Curtain Lining Debate.
I didn’t even know this was up for potential debate until the May issue of House Beautiful, from the “101 Designer Secrets” article. Apparently, some decor professionals say to line curtains in white. Others in the color of the curtain, or perhaps self-lined curtains.
“The only time white curtain lining should be used is with white curtains” – J. Randall Powers
“I always line curtains with white or off-white fabric. It helps filter the light in a warm, nautal way, and from the outside your home won’t look carnivalesque.” - Stephen Shubel
And then we had the middle of the road:
“Always line curtains in the same material all through the house so there’s continuity from the outside.” – Susan Zises Green
I had always thought to line my curtains in white lining. It’s not like the lining really shows, there’s supposed to be a number of inches folded over of the outside fabric so the lining doesn’t “peek” to begin with. But apparently… there’s a debate. Where do you stand?
By the way, the Great Pillow Divide had 28 comments on LinkedIn. Of those, 23 voted: 10 in the Z category (as in, only one or two decorative pillows so it’s quicker to go to bed) and 13 were in Group A, with lots of pillows on the bed!