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Lining curtains for warmth

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BloomedAgain · 08/11/2020 15:57

Relative is in cold student accommodation. She has floor to ceiling windows with thin curtains but can't make permanent changes to them. Any ideas for fabric and methods of pinning/attaching it to the existing curtains?

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MollyButton · 08/11/2020 16:13

She needs to look at what kind of attachment they have eg eyelets of curtain hooks. But you can get thermal linings that aren't attached to the curtain but hung on the same rail.
Like this from Dunelm.

ThomasHardyPerennial · 08/11/2020 16:14

You could pin fleece fabric/blankets to them. Might not look amazing, but they would be functional.

Purplewithred · 08/11/2020 16:14

Yup, ready made separate thermal linings are easy to buy - ours were from John Lewis and they are excellent. She can take them down and keep them when she moves.

Purplewithred · 08/11/2020 16:15

In desperation I taped bubblewrap to the window frames in one student house, made a massive difference. Not a great look though!

Tinkletwat · 08/11/2020 16:16

IKEA's do them too
 Check out this GLANSNÄVA from IKEA.
Here’s a little more information:

BloomedAgain · 08/11/2020 16:33

I remember taping bubble wrap to student accommodation windows @purpleofred
Just checked and they're boxed in curtain tracks. So maybe pinning or loosely sewing fabric to them would be best.

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BloomedAgain · 08/11/2020 16:35

Glansnava look good @tinkletwat

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KatyMac · 08/11/2020 16:37

If there is curtain rufflet you can often hang a second layer from the row below where the curtains are hung

BloomedAgain · 08/11/2020 16:44

Good idea @katymac I'll ask her to send me some pics so our options are clearer.

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KatyMac · 08/11/2020 18:26

charity shop blankets or fleeces are a good call

You can sew on rufflette tape fairly easily or for a very quick fix use opened up paperclips or a fringed blanket can be tied on

BloomedAgain · 08/11/2020 18:47

Ooh both the paperclips and fringed blanket ideas are genius.

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