The Sheer Truth: Everything you Need to Know about Sheer Curtains

Every question you’ve ever had about sheer curtains answered by CurtainWorld!

With the summer almost upon us, it is time to enjoy the warm summer breeze, the hot climate and welcome the sun into your home. Sheer curtains are a great way to make the most of the natural light and create a bright a soft, outdoorsy feeling. They also maintain that much needed privacy from unwanted eyes and help protect against intrusive insects and dust.

Most sheer curtains are made of polyester, which is a very friendly and cost effective fabric. Its synthetic makeup makes polyester curtains very easy to clean. Regular dust can simply be shaken out of them and most stains can be washed out with just water and a mild detergent. This ease of cleaning makes them great for windows facing the outdoors. Their translucent nature will allow you to keep your view and since it doesn’t take much to clean them you don’t have to worry about them being exposed to the elements.

Sheer curtains are also your best bet if you have pets or children. You’ll find that the fabric is both beautiful and durable at the same time. These kinds of curtains have great resilience, and should be able to withstand daily use in an average household. They’re also quite resistant to elements like wind and moisture.

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When employing sheer curtains you’ll need to examine how they complement the room where you’ll be hanging them. A flat colour is an easy choice for any room, but you have to make sure that the colour goes with the rest of the room. Remember that the light that goes into the room will be filtered through the curtains, so if you use coloured curtains you’ll get coloured light.  Does the shade of light you’ll get with your curtains match the room? When it doubt, you can always refer to one of our friendly experts.

Keep in mind that flat colours are not the extent of our selection. You can always browse our options and choose to implement a beautifully patterned sheer. It’s not always necessary to match your curtains to the rest of the room; if you have striped furniture for example, using a matching print for your curtains could make the room feel a little bit saturated. A little variety goes a long way when it comes to giving the room a nice personality and feel.

You’ll also want to pay extra attention to the natural light in the room as you apply the finishing touches. Light is great but can be a bit of a nuisance if you’re trying to watch television, creating a strong glare on your screen. If that’s the case you can always consider installing block out curtains on certain walls. Creating flexible décor will help guarantee that your curtains not only serve their purpose, they help keep the room comfortable and functional at all times.  You want to be able to react to the elements and control the light shining in.

When it comes to sheer curtains, there so many options- the only limit is your creativity. Contact us to schedule an in-home consultation or visit one of our showrooms today!


Our style consultants will come to you and bring fabric samples, measure your windows and offer advice.