Silk curtains are a new trend in the home decor world. They’re luxurious and elegant, but they also have some practical benefits. They’re easier to clean because they don’t hold dust and dirt like other fabrics, making them great for allergy sufferers. And they’re cool in the summer and warm in the winter, which is perfect for people living in colder climates where temperatures can change dramatically throughout the day.
Plus, silk curtains create an air of mystery when closed – you can peek through them and see what’s happening outside without revealing everything inside your home like you would with sheer curtains or sheers. The Downside?: Like all fabric, silk curtains require a certain amount of care if you want them to last as long as possible. Unlike other materials, however, these curtains are surprisingly easy to take care of and will look better over time thanks to their high-quality construction. To keep your favorite investment looking its best for years on end (and save money on dry cleaning!).
The Different Types of Silk Curtains
Silk curtains are a great way to add some style and elegance to your home. The different types of curtains can be categorized into two groups: lined and unlined. Lined is the most popular type, where silk fabric is sewn onto a light-blocking lining. Unlined silks are made from pure silk fabric, which allows for an elegant shimmering effect when the light hits them. They are more fragile than lined silks because they do not have any backing behind the fabric. Silk curtains are available in many colors, designs, and patterns. If you’re looking for something classic and timeless, go with black or white curtains with gold details on them. For something unique, try having a colorful curtain that matches the pattern on your couch. Unlined silks are less expensive but also less durable than lined ones due to their thinness.
How to Care for Silk Curtains
Silk curtains come with a few special care instructions that you might not know about. For example, they should be dry-cleaned only and never put in a washing machine. If you have silk curtains, follow these steps for preserving them so they last as long as possible:
1) Read your care tag on the back of the curtain. It will tell you how to wash and dry your curtains. For example, it may say hand washes only or air-dry only. Follow the instructions carefully for the best results.
2) If there is no care label on the back of your curtain, be sure to read through our guide below to figure out how best to take care of your silk curtains without damaging them.
3) Full washing involves soaking your curtains in a large sink filled with cold water mixed with some type of soap. Be sure to use a gentle one (e.g., Woolite). Leave the curtain soaking for an hour or two before wringing it out and hanging it up on a clothesline outside when possible or hanging it up inside if necessary.