Difference between Net Curtains and Voiles

Some of our customers ask what is the difference between traditional net curtains and voile curtains and panels. Voile Curtains are also made from 100% polyester but they have a much finer, higher thread count and are woven with a more delicate weave, making them more lightweight, you can see more detail in the designs and the higher quality but still offering you super value for money.

As a rule, Voile curtains have a significantly higher thread count per inch of fabric than a net. An example of this is our Eva Net curtain and Macey Plain White Voile. The Macey has 4 times the threads than the Eva. This is shown in the pictures below.

Difference in thread count between net curtains and voiles

Here is a close up image of our Macey Voile:


  • This shows the quantity and density of the threads in our Macey voile. This fabric is the base fabric for most of our voile embroidery designs.
  • Voiles are made from a weaving process.
  • Most voile's are made with a much finer thread leading to a silkier fabric with a more fluidic movement.
  • Voiles are the fabric of choice when wanting to add embroidery

Here is a close up of our Eva Net Curtain

Eva Net Curtains

  • This shows the same size piece of fabric but cut from our Eva Net. The make up of nets can vary drastically depending on the pattern.
  • Nets are made from a Knitting process.
  • The threads used in the knitting process are thicker.
  • Nets tend to be a stiffer fabric compared to voile's.

Voiles (A) & Muslin fabrics (C)

voiles vs muslin

We get asked a lot, what is a Muslin voile? A Muslin voile shares all the same traits as a regular voile, they are still weaved and have a higher thread count than a net. Muslin is made with a slightly thicker thread offering a lot more privacy than a standard voile. Muslins are a good choice is you are looking for the feel an flexibility of a voile but something that offers more privacy.

The image below shows the comparison between a Macey Plain White Voile on the left and our Kylie Muslin on the right.

Explore our shop and view our collection of voile curtains and panels. We offer voile curtains in cream or white and in various patterns We have a great choice of stylish, made to measure voile curtains and voile panels in many various colours and designs to suit any decor.

We are sure that you will find a style which will complement your home, beautiful floral designs with gorgeous detail, a bit simpler, plain designs which can suit modern homes as well as simple whites, it really is down to individual preference which ones to choose. Voiles can be of decorative use and a very beautiful addition to your interiors.

Our Voile curtains are overlocked as standard to stop the edges from fraying and giving you a more professional look and finish. You can also choose to have them hemmed when you are placing your order if this is what you would prefer.

All of our voile curtains are of excellent quality, have a low price promise and are real value for money. We have some great special offers below.

The style of the net curtains that we offer are regularly updated ensuring that our online shop provides customers with the best styles available. Voiles offer many benefits, they filter the excess sunlight coming through your windows in the summer, reducing the glare on your screens.

Voile Curtains Heading Types

We offer 3 different options on our voile curtains for which you to hang them.

Slotted top which enables you to hang the curtains using a rod or a wire.

Slotted top and Bottom which is what we would suggest opting for if you are hanging your net curtains on a door as this prevents them from blowing in the wind or when the door is being opened and closed.

2 Inch Net Pleat Tape, this is twhat we woiuld recommend opting for if you are hanging the curtains or voile curtains on a track over a door, including patio sliding doors and french doors. This practical option enables them to be pulled across easily whilst offering a very beautiful result.

Voile Panels

Various types of heading tops for the voile curtain can be found on our voiles which offer an easy and convenient way to hang the curtains.

Voile eyelet panels are a simple, modern way to dress a window.  These eyelet panels are available in many different and brightly coloured curtains will suit the original décor in your home, traditional or modern. The simple voile panels will give you privacy but still allow sunlight into your room.

We supply gorgeous voiles with a standard slotted top meaning the panels can be easily fitted with either a net rod or a net wire.

If you require a unique drop we are able to shorten the panels to your required size so that the voiles are a perfect fit. Available in many different colours you are guaranteed to find a colour and design in our range that enhances you home.