Offering a highly elegant look, sheer curtains are quite attractive and very useful for people who prefer privacy. Made from semi translucent and flimsy fabrics like cotton lace or loosely woven polyester voile, sheer curtains allow the maximum transmission of light. The weaving of the sheer fabric allows a basic level of UV protection, while retaining maximum visibility through the curtain. These curtains allow the people inside the home to see the outside view, while preventing people outside the home to see directly inside. These curtains are often referred to as privacy curtains due to their screening abilities.
Sheer Curtains: Uses and Styles
The transparency of sheer curtains allows you to dress a window without restricting the sunlight from entering the room. Sheer curtains not only look elegant but also provide a bright breezy feel and are great for living rooms, bedrooms and kitchen windows.
Curtains made from sheer fabric can be used independently or behind heavier drapes to provide an attractive look. Available in a variety of colors and designs, sheer curtains are not very costly and a versatile home décor choice. These curtains can be used in any place, be it your bedroom window or to create a partition within a room.
You can use a single layer of these curtains or multiple layers to create a new and attractive window treatment. Layers of different colored curtains can be used to match the color and designing on your walls or create a special look for your room.
Curtains made from translucent material, especially sheer, are ideal in case you have indoor plants. These curtains protect your plants from direct sunlight while allowing in enough light for them to grow. Not only this, these curtains are easy to maintain and can be washed quickly. You just need to soak the curtains in warm soapy water overnight and rinse them thoroughly the next morning. However, their translucent nature makes them fragile and one should avoid frequent washing.
The color of the sheer fabric chosen for a curtain depicts the overall mood. For a more striking appearance one should choose contrasting colors, white or off white shades of sheer reflect a lighter mood. You can add style to your curtains by choosing ones with little bit of embroidery or a floral design. These curtains can be used in many decorative ways in various parts of your home.
However, one thing that you need to remember is that this type of fabric does not provide warmth and insulation. Also, the see-through nature of the fabric may make the inside of the house somewhat visible from the outside in certain lights.