Of all the interior design trends at the moment, sheer curtains might be the very best. They’re practical, affordable, and oh so elegant. Sheer curtains are made of lightweight, semi-opaque materials, and do wonders for an indoor space.
From bolstering privacy and helping to block out light to temperature regulation and aesthetic improvement, sheer curtains can add a whole lot of loveliness to a room. Read on to find out more about these fantastic fabrics.
Add privacy to a room while retaining lovely light
There are prying eyes everywhere you look nowadays, with CCTV cameras on every city corner, satellites glaring down with their unsettling telescopic gaze, and smartphones spying and eavesdropping at every opportunity. It’s a luxury to come home, shut the blinds, and enjoy some privacy for once!
That’s easy to do at night time, but shutting the curtains during the day also blocks out the glorious sunlight. It can be a wretched Catch-22 unless you’ve invested in some sheer curtains. Sheer curtains will obfuscate the views of any prying busybodies, while still letting in the beautiful, natural, light. It’s a win-win!
Add some extra oomph to your curtains, blinds and shutters
Plantation blinds look great, with geometric slats that are pleasing to the eye and which protect your home and windows from glare and debris. However, they don’t block all the light out, which can be a problem when you want a darker space — when you’re trying to take a nap during the day, for example, or develop some photographs.
Many other shutters, blinds and curtains just don’t quite have enough light-blocking power to satisfy your desires for darkness. That’s where sheer curtains can help. Add sheer curtains behind the pre-existing kind, and make life just that little bit harder for invasive Mr. Sun.
Keep the sun out and the heat in with sheer curtains
Windows can be a real gamechanger when it comes to the temperature of your home. Unlike walls, which are usually full of insulation, exposed windows can let the heat in on a hot day, and even let the heat out on a cold day. Certainly, you could invest in double or triple glazed windows, but a more affordable option is to simply put up some sheer curtains.
For temperature regulation and sustainability, sheer curtains have an added benefit over the opaque kind. With a non-see-through curtain closed, you’ve got to switch the lights on as compensation. While that isn’t as bad for the power bills as pumping the heater or the air conditioner, it’s still not ideal. But for keeping temperatures optimised and the light just right, sheer curtains are a win-win.
Even when you’re not using them, sheer curtains look great
Aesthetically, sheer curtains can soften a room with a light and floaty appearance. Even when they’re pulled back, some brilliant white and puffy sheer curtains can look a bit as though you’ve got enormously tall wedding dresses flanking your windows. Now that’s sophistication!
Sheer curtains for every price range
There are many different kinds of curtains online: from elegant, custom made fabrics, to knockabout varieties purchased straight off the shelf. If you’re just using the sheer fabric to bolster your main curtains, there’s no need to break the bank. On the other hand, if you have the funds, there’s no limit to the exorbitant luxuriousness within reach.