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Category: Sheer Curtains

Sheer Linen Curtains that will WOW your friends

Let me show you how to create that beautiful soft sheer look on your windows

Are you looking for that extra WOW factor in your home or just wanting to update your existing window coverings , I have many clients that over the years have continually updated their windows coverings to suit the current trends that are available. At present I am advising clients to simply create that lovely soft luxurious feel on the window by utilising Linen Sheer fabrics.

sheer linen curtains


Depending on the area or room that they are being introduced into , you can simply have a nice full sheer that highlights the texture or surroundings in your room and if privacy is required then it  is simply a case of either installing a blackout roller blind or using some of the stunning colored linings that we now have available.

Linings that will enhance the look of your sheer curtains

The advantages of using a colored lining is that it will provide an extra layer of protection between the glass and sheer material whilst also introducing more fullness into the sheer , this is generally done on a combination track or rod that will allow you to open or the close the lining independent of the sheer curtain. Most of my clients will leave the sheer curtain pulled across the window and then only use the lining when necessary for privacy during the day or evening. This same effect can be achieved using a simple roller blind , keeping in mind that the roller blind will not add any fullness into the overall look of the window.

Bedrooms Versus Living areas

I always suggest to my clients that the bedroom areas of your home , especially the main bedroom should have a more softer flowing look than the main living areas if you are utilizing linen sheer curtains. The main way of achieving this is generally two fold , in bedrooms I will always use a minimum of 2.5 fullness on the linen sheer curtains and always use a sfold heading finish , this tends to tailor the sheer to a more flowing effect and create that lovely look of flowing material when you enter your bedroom . I will also always use color lining in bedrooms , it is just a much nicer look.

In your living areas , it is not always necessary to go to the extent of your bedroom in relation to softness , the fullness on the linen sheer would normally be cut back to 2.0 times and then also the heading can swapped over to a long pencil pleat tape which provides a stronger more casual look at the top section of the curtain. It is in these living areas that you are able to utilize a simple roller blind behind the sheer curtain.

Always remember generally when using sheer fabrics , the lighter the colour the softer the look ,


How to combine curtains and blinds for the ultimate window covering

Curtains and blinds

Combining curtains and blinds to create a unique look and feel on any window creates the ultimate compliment to your home. Many consultants will only consider using a single product or similar styles, as you can see by the attached image, a combination of many products can create a soft unique covering for your windows.


Sheer Curtains – what most curtains shops wont tell you.

Sheer curtains present an easy way of decorating your new home or existing windows, the simplistic look that sheer curtains provides extends way past the traditional shape or privacy aspect of a lined curtain. Most curtain shops avoid telling their clients that they can use a sheer just as effective a fully lined curtain, they generally arent forthcoming with this information because the sheer curtains are a relativly inexpensive way of dressing a window in comparison to using traditional drapes.

Sheer curtains with filtered light

Sheer curtains with filtered light