Common Fabrics for Window Treatments

Budget Blinds offers a variety of fabric options as you shop for new curtains and drapes. While this is not an extensive list of what we offer, learn about a few types of fabric and why we use them in our products.


Polyester is a common fabric for window treatments because it is durable, resistant to water and mildew, and affordable. Polyester curtains are very low maintenance, resistant to wrinkling, stretching out, and wrinkling. It is an ideal fabric for the bedroom or living room and is a stronger fabric than cotton. We use polyester both on its own and in combination with other fabrics.


When you hear about cotton vs. linen, you might wonder what linen actually is. Linen comes from the stalk of the flax plant. It is very strong, flexible, and one of the most environmentally conscious fabrics being both biodegradable and recyclable. A few other fun facts:

  • Flax is a renewable resource,

  • Chemicals are not required to turn flax into linen

  • Flax production uses less water to produce than cotton

If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly fabric option, flax is the way to go!


Cotton is the most popular fabric in the world. It comes from the cotton plant and is very cost-effective. You are likely familiar with cotton clothing, but cotton makes for great window treatments as well. It is a strong, biodegradable fabric that filters light well and makes for beautiful window treatments.


Rayon is a synthetic fabric made of wood pulp. While it might not sound like it, it is cost-effective but still feels luxurious. It has the feel of silk and velvet together, soft and thick. It is also great for printing designs and is easy to dye. It is better used for window treatments than furniture because it can deform when stretched. The best use for the fabric is hanging beautifully on your windows.

At Budget Blinds of Bettendorf, we will help you choose the perfect fabric for your next window project.  We want to help you design, order and install beautiful window coverings.  We do it all for you, so you don’t have to.  We send one of our expert designers to walk you through the entire process.  We measure the windows, help select product, styles, and colors.  We order the product and come back and install it for you.

We serve all of the quad cities areas including Davenport, Moline, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Le Claire, Port Byron, Geneseo, Eldridge and much more.  We are a national franchise that is locally owned and operated.  We bring you quality products at competitive prices with the best service around.

The whole process starts with a FREE in-home consultation.  Are you ready to schedule today?  Just give us a call at 563-324-1111 for your FREE in-home consultation and ask about retrofitting your shades.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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