To keep the beauty of your conservatory and protect your items, you need curtains to prevent the harshness of the sun. Curtains provide us the privacy we all crave after a long day at work, something also offered by a strong set of blinds. It’s also important to pick a style that matches your dining furniture or the recliner chairs you have peering into the back garden. We review the 5 best conservatory curtains below.

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Librao Sheer Voile Window Curtain

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For your sheer conservatory roof and window curtains, this is a toned-down version Librao Sheer Voile Window curtain. The single color will give you a relaxing effect when you are in your conservatory. It can be used as a barricade to separate the conservatory from the other rooms. 

Made of voile, it offers class and elegance in a non-distracting manner. The curtain lets threads lose, but this isn’t so much of a hassle as you can easily snip them off with a pair of scissors. The rod pocket panel curtains for conservatory is great for both your windows and as conservatory roof curtains. You don’t have to worry about the plants in your conservatory as these curtains allow just enough light to get to them.

Key Features:

Ready-made

Lightweight

Pencil pleats / Eyelet

Specification:

Brand

Librao

Colour

White

Material

Polyester

Eyelet Size

1.1In

Pros

Simple design

Works for both window and roof

Cons

Has loose threads

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Qinuo Home Faux Linen Blackout

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Child-friendly and soft touch, the Qinuo Home Faux Linen Blackout curtain as a triple weave heavy microfiber that blocks out a good amount of sunlight and UV rays effectively while protecting your conservatory items and collections. 

Also great as a noise-cancelling curtain that will give you complete privacy. The material is heavy enough to keep it insulated. 

It comes ready-made with linings and tiebacks. It has a nice and texture to touch. Although the curtain is heavy and difficult to hand wash, it is a great choice of the curtain for conservatory roof and window for people who care about practicality and love their privacy.

Key Features:

Ready-made

Blackout function

Eyelet

Specification:

Brand

Qinuo

Colour

Brown

Material

Polyester

Eyelet

1.6In

Pros

Simple design

Reliable blackout feature

Cons

Heavy material

Difficult to wash

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Deconovo Blackout Curtains

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Made for those who want to block out the entire world, the Deconovo Blackout Curtains use a three-layer light blocking system. The material is insulated to keep your room temperature steady. It is capable of reducing the noise passing through it, giving you some much needed tranquility, especially if you are a light sleeper. 

The material is soft and beautiful, combined with the simple design; it blends in effortlessly into most rooms and makes your room feel lighter and spacious. You won’t have to do any sewing because it comes ready-made with 1.6-inch eyelets and Velcro-fitted tiebacks. Cleaning is very easy, and it straightens out itself after drying, so you don’t have to iron it after every wash.

When considering black out feature in your curtains for conservatory, the non-black coloured Deconovo soft thermal insulated curtains do not perform very well when it comes to blocking out daylight. Compared to the other colours, the black ones come highly recommended.

Key Features:

Ready-made

Insulated

Fitted with tiebacks

Specification:

Brand

Deconovo

Colour

Black

Material

Polyester

Eyelet

1.6In

Pros

Simple design

Easy to clean

Cons

Partial blackout feature

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Hachette Thermal Blackout Curtains

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Hachette’s Thermal Blackout Curtains use a three-layer light blocking system to keep the conservatory dark. The material is insulated to keep your room temperature steady and external noise out, and the blackout features work very well even with the lighter coloured curtains. 

The curtains are unlined and look the same from both sides; this is an advantage because the curtains won’t show any uneven lines when they are tied back.

It is a light material made out of polyester and it is machine washable, requiring only a light wash. This feature makes it a great curtain for conservatory windows. The stitching is neatly done and you won’t find any loose thread coming off the seams. 

The curtains are quite heavy as a result of the blackout features. There are a variety of interesting colours to select from and you can also decide to go for an eyelet instead of a pencil pleat design. The quality is surprisingly good.

Key Features:

Ready-made

Blackout function

Pencil pleats / Eyelet

Specification:

Brand

Hachette

Colour

Grey (+ others)

Material

Polyester

Pros

Simple design with varied colour selection

Good blackout features

Cons

Heavy material

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Hachette Crushed Velvet Eyelet Ring

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Hachette’s Crushed Velvet Eyelet Ring curtains back up its stunning looks with the heavy-duty performance needed. The simple and elegant appearance of the curtains is good enough to speak for themselves. 

They add depth to your conservatory and are lined to ensure that the curtains are not entirely see-through. Despite the thinness of this conservatory curtain, it is not too porous with light. At the price range, it is definitely a good bargain.

A letdown is in the fact that the one panel may be longer than the other. Despite that, they still look like they are of matching lengths. The combination with eyelets is just nice, and they are recommended over the pencil pleat design.

Key Features:

Ready-made

Blackout function

Pencil pleats / Eyelet

Specification:

Brand

Hachette

Colour

Charcoal Grey

Material

Polyester

Eyelet size

1.6In

Pros

Simple design

Good blackout features

Cons

Thin material

Picking the right curtains for your conservatory is not only a necessary, but a difficult one at that. For this selection, we have narrowed them down to two categories. Here, you have been given two most practical options rather than overwhelming you with the myriad of choices available for use as curtains in conservatory whether as conservatory roof curtain or conservatory curtain for window. They are the blackout conservatory curtains and sheer or see-through conservatory.

The first group contains blackout curtains for your conservatory windows on the days that you want to entirely block out the sun and intruders. Privacy is definitely necessary for the days that you want to relax or meditate with no interruption.  At other times, they will be there to protect the conservatory when you are travelling and won’t be around for a while.

The other group is sheer conservatory curtains that will partially block out the sun without blocking airflow or hiding the beauty from admirers. These are good for the moments that you want to reduce the heavy dose of the sun rays whilst still being able to get the non-disruptive sunlight and light colours in. These curtains are also very handy for rooms that are posited in such ways that they always get loads of sunlight.

Buying Considerations Guide

It can be confusing when it comes to picking the right conservatory curtains. With such a large choice on the market, all varying in price and quality, it can be hard to know exactly what to look for. Here’s what you need to know when looking for curtains for conservatory windows.

Getting The Right Measurements

Whether you are looking for ready-made curtains in your conservatory or seeking bespoke made-to-measure, the size needs to be spot on.

Too short, long or not wide enough can really make a negative impression on the overall aesthetic of the room. No two conservatories are exactly the same and your windows are unlikely to be exactly the same width either.

This is why you should always take measurements at least twice, we recommend more. If another family member is available, ask them to do so as well, two pairs of eyes are better than one.

Remember, it rarely looks good to hang your curtain from the tallest point of your wall, you need to leave a few inches to give the right appearance.

How Will They Hang

You may not have thought about it, but varying pleats in curtains can either enhance the overall look or destroy it. What you may be even more surprised about is this can change between the same pair of curtains, depending on how you are going to hang them.

Using eyelets is the most fashionable choice at the moment, they allow your curtains to hang in neat, uniform pleats. Pencil pleats gather at the top edge, giving a more free fall appearance of your pleats.

Using a slim track and wave headings creates an informal, relaxed atmosphere with a very soft pleat.

Lining

Not all curtains come with lining and those that do still have different variations, something a lot of purchasers don’t take into consideration.

If your conservatory is particularly cold and you don’t have a conservatory heater then a thermal lining should definitely be a top priority to keep as much heat trapped in as possible.

You need to think about how this will change how your curtains hang. If you wanted a light, boho feeling to the room, a heavy curtain certainly won’t achieve that.

On the flip-side, conservatories are a popular guest room for when family come to stay, especially for children. As your conservatory is made of glass, it gets a lot of light so a blackout lining might be the best option to go for to prevent being woken up in the early hours by little voices.

Accessories 

We’re obsessed with decorative accessories here and curtains are no exception. Voiles, tassels and tiebacks can add some real elegance to your conservatory.

However, if these don’t match, they can easily look tacky. Keep in mind that there may be matching items on sale now but they won’t always be there. 

When purchasing your curtains, you should always get these accessories at the same time to avoid disappointment later on.

Don’t Ruin Your View

What’s the point in a conservatory if you can’t see into your garden? As luxurious as some curtains can be, they can be bulky and ruin that beautiful view you worked so hard on.

Don’t risk not being able to see your bird tables with too much fabric. Less is more with conservatory curtains. While a set of curtains for each window may look great in the living or dining room, it can pay off to simply have one or two large curtains that can be drawn across the entire conservatory at night.

FAQs

What Is The Best Fabric For Curtains? 

To choose the right fabric, you need to think about the overall theme of your room. Thicker fabric works well for sunny rooms to block out bright light while something sheer will brighten up a dimmer room.

What Are The Best Curtains To Block Out Light?

Simply choose blackout curtains, although other thicker curtains may do a similar job, they can be heavy and expensive and won’t always give the effect you want.

Investing in blackout lining is the best way to block out light.

How Do You Wash Curtains?

Cotton curtains are generally hand wash only or will need to be taken to the dry cleaners. As a natural fabric, they tend to repel odours better than others and won’t need washing as often.

If you have small children or pets that will make the likelihood of you having to wash your curtains increase, go for polyester. These are commonly machine washable, as per the instructions on the label.

How Do You Measure Curtains?

For the most classic look, you should measure 1cm above the window sill for where the curtain should finish. For a more modern look, end your curtain 15cm below the window sill and if you are wanting a luxurious floor-length curtain, this should be 1cm above the floor.