I’ve been spending a lot of time smartening up my house recently and one thing I have found that has made a big impact is changing the curtains. Apart from a couple of rooms most of the curtains in our home had been bought for previous homes and gone with previous decor. They were functional, but not beautiful. I have been very lucky with finding ‘new’ curtains, having found some gorgeous animal print curtains for YS’s room, some lovely dinosaur curtains for OS’s room, and some beautiful beige patterned curtains for our bedroom (all in charity shops at a combined cost of £33).
I just had one room left that I wanted to change the curtains in – our kitchen/ family room. The Natural Curtain Company
must have been reading my mind (or maybe just my blog 🙂 ) because they got in touch and offered to send me some of their thermal black out lined curtains from their ready made
curtain range. I chose a lovely set of blue stripy curtains as pictured above. I felt slightly guilty about getting new curtains, but I really like the company. On their about us page they say that the curtains are all made from natural fabrics (where possible) and everything is made in the UK. They are not cheap, but they are good quality and will hopefully last for years to come. They don’t just do ready made curtains they also have a made to measure range
. A big bonus as well is that they sell curtains with thermal black out lining.
With all our curtains it is really important for us to have thermal black out curtains or lining behind them as they keep the heat in and the light out! The thermal images below illustrate how well thermal lined curtains keep the heat in and what a difference shutting them makes!
Top tip: Keep your curtains open when the sun is shining and as soon as it goes dark (don’t wait until you go to bed) shut the curtains.This will help to retain the heat of the day in the room and will mean your heating system has less work to do in the evening which means energy savings!
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