Curtains are one of the best options to accentuate the decor and beauty of your house. Not only do they provide privacy, but also help in decorating your rooms. Damask curtains are known for their style, elegance and class. When choosing damask curtains, base your choice on price, color, and the weight of the fabric. Other things to consider are fabric fiber content and weave. Damask is usually reserved for dramatic or elegant room decor, so if you have a rustic or cottage style interior design, damask may not be the ideal fabric for your draperies. Damask is very similar to jacquard, both in appearance and construction, so make sure you are purchasing true damask. Both damask and jacquard have a glossy background with a raised design that is woven into the fabric.
Damask is usually woven using cotton blended with polyester, though in some cases the fiber content is pure cotton. Most of the time, pure cotton damask is more expensive than the blended variety, but like all cottons, there will be shrinkage if the fabric is exposed to normal laundering. If you purchase damask curtains in 100% cotton you will have to wash them in cold water and hang to dry, or pay the added expense of having them professionally dry cleaned.