Let’s Talk About Linings

How do you choose the most suitable lining?

Charles Parsons has developed a comprehensive range of linings to compliment your soft furnishings, enhance the look of your drapery, and aid with thermal insulation and blockout solutions.

But with so many options, which one is ideal for your needs?


Coated linings are available as 1, 2 and 3 pass coated, which all offer different blockout levels up to 99%, as well as preventing harmful UV rays from damaging soft furnishings, carpets and drapes. All Charles Parsons linings are locally made from high quality polymers. New to their offering is the Eco Line range – a more eco friendly option.


Uncoated linings are more lightweight and hang in softer waves, allowing a small amount of ambient light to come through the curtains when closed. This lining is commonly used with delicate fabrics, or to assist in reducing sound. Their most versatile option being Softdrape Plus – suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

Blog written by Charles Parsons NZ – 2021


Coloured linings are designed to be layered with your decorative sheers, complimenting the design and deepening the colour – a window furnishing trend we have seen an increase in during the last few years – all whilst offering privacy at night, and extra thermal insulation. Moroso and Moroso Ultimate are both great options for coloured linings.

See samples of all our curtain and drapery fabric ranges at our New Plymouth and Stratford stores. Touch, feel, test, try, combine, and contrast.


Our expert team will analyse your situation and advise on the fabric and curtain style that best suits your needs and budget. We will take care of the measurement, delivery, and installation process, so you won’t need to do anything else but enjoy the new look of your windows.