Many people choose both. It's quite popular for lined curtains to be hung with a separate set of sheer curtains to allow filtered light during the day and total block-out at night.
Lined curtains have extra weight which enables a consistent drop and better hang. The total block-out of lined curtains is ideal for bedrooms where people don't wish to be woken early by strong morning sun.
Another often overlooked benefit of a lined curtain is its ability to insulate a room, keeping it warmer in Winter and cooler in Summer.
Unlined curtains vary in transparency, but often have the benefit of being able to be washed at home without the trip to the drycleaners required by a lined curtain.
The big plus of unlined curtains is the ability to filter daylight into a room whilst also providing privacy from outside eyes.
To fully appreciate the options, come into our shop and allow us to demonstrate our range of fabrics.