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.

Budget Blinds of Brookfield is your premier window coverings partner. We have one of the widest selections of products and options in the area. We are a national franchise but are locally owned and operated. This ensures you’re getting both the best products and the best service.  Could we help you with your next window project?

We make the whole process easy and fast, starting when you schedule a FREE in-home consultation with one of our expert design consultants. They walk you through the process from start to finish. Then once your product is received, we send one of our experts to install it for you. We are the total solution.

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