Sheer curtains are huge news in window coverings! They offer light filtering qualities, daytime privacy, a billowy effect in the breeze, and perhaps a bit of softness and romance in the room. They can be plain or patterned, single coloured or multi-coloured. Sheers can also vary in transparency from very see-through voiles and organzas through to semi-opaque linens and
One of the greatest challenges we are finding is choosing where to place the
blockout curtain in relation to the sheer.
In days gone by, sheers usually sat
However, with the introduction of heavily textured & patterned sheer fabrics, the trend has been to sit the heavier drape behind. It’s a more streamlined approach, with the lining being unnoticeable when open.
For better thermal benefits, having the heavier fabric closer to the glass will immediately block out external climatic conditions before they can enter the room. The sheers in this scenario simply add the decoration and of course daytime privacy.
Always ensure that the heavy fabric looks good directly underneath the sheer: you cannot have conflicting patterns or colour clashing. Even white