The decorative lining is provided to tidy up the inside of the coffin and hide the inside walls and plastic lining. There is no requirement to have a decorative lining and if the coffin is to be closed from public view, there is a strong economic logic to not use one. Some people however do not like to think of their loved one in an unlined coffin, even with a closed lid and that is fine too. The decision is entirely optional and Carried Away will not try to influence your decision one way or the other.
Decorative linings consist of two parts, the bottom lining which is cut to shape and fitted in the same way as the plastic lining and the side lining which is stapled near to the top of the coffin sides. The side lining is designed to fold out over the top of the sides and ends to provide a cover for the top edges of the sides while the coffin is open and falls down the inside walls onto or near the bottom of the coffin. The staples are inserted under a small flap of the satin that wraps over the top of the coffin walls. The part that wraps over the sides is folded in when the coffin is closed.
We offer decorative linings in three different materials to try and accommodate various tastes and budgets. The cheapest lining that we offer is unbleached calico, which is made from cotton and has a natural buff colour and is often favoured by the eco conscious.
We also offer bleached calico linings which are a bright white colour, but are otherwise the same as the unbleached lining. The most expensive lining we offer is the white satin lining. Satin has a smooth glossy finish, as opposed to the coarser, flat finish of the calico.
We do not stock linings for XL coffins at this time, but we can usually have them made to order with in a few days if required. They can be sent to us to be fitted in an assembled coffin or directly to you if you have ordered a Flat Pack. The price of XL linings has an extra charge more than the standard lining of the same material. This cost will not be reflected in the price box and will be charged separately.