Sheer Curtains And Their Best Styles

Have you considered using sheer curtains to add some depth and sophistication to your spaces?

Perhaps you’re looking for a little privacy without compromising on natural light or the views. 

Enter sheer curtains. The fabric is designed to filter sunlight, which adds a sense of tailored luxury while maintaining discretion. They can be used all on their own, or paired with window blinds as well.

They can stretch from floor-to-ceiling or wall-to-wall for a magnificent visual effect that feels simply grand. Light and airy, they have a beautifully subtle texture and their easy-going personality makes a room instantly come alive. 

When fully drawn, they have the ability to reduce harsh glare without blocking any outside views. This feature also means that your interiors are better protected from harmful UV rays. Since you can leave them closed without cutting out natural light completely, the room is well-balanced out. There’s also a layer of protection at the same time. 

Sheer curtains are available in a dizzying array of colours, prints and patterns, so you’re sure to find something that fits. In fact, you could create a very distinctive atmosphere as well. Though typically associated with white/ off-white colours, we encourage you to get creative and put your thinking cap on.

Here we’re going to share with you some of our tips and tricks for styling sheer curtains. As they’re not as bulky as blockout curtains, there’s a lot you can do. So let’s take a look at some options below.

1. Are sheer curtains in Style in 2022?

If you’re going to be investing in them, you may as well answer this question first. In short, the answer is yes! Sheer curtains are not just in style, they’re trendsetters in our books. They’re suited to any and every space, and are widely used in interior design amongst high-end clients as well. Their versatility makes them highly sought after, and their convenience keeps them around. 

Given all of this, there should be no doubt in your mind that sheer curtains are indeed in style. We might take it a step further even, and go as far as to say that their reign has only just begun. It’s only very recently that people began warming up to them, even learning of them for the first time. So trust us, their journey has only just begun.

2. How do you layer curtains with sheer curtains?

We have so many thoughts running into each other here, we’re going to need a minute to untangle ourselves. How do you layer curtains with sheer curtains?

Layering with sheer curtains presents an incredible variety of options. You’ll honestly never be bored. If you’re the type of person who needs a change after a while, this is a great way to do that.

How To Layer Sheer And Blackout Curtains

What this means is that sheer curtains are used as a secondary layer of your window furnishing. They’re most commonly used with blockout curtains, where the blockout sits in front of the sheer. This allows you to open the blockouts without exposing the interiors directly to the sun, leaving the sheers drawn. Light still can come in, and views into the space are limited. 

Then other times they’re often paired with other blinds. For instance, a popular choice is combining sheer curtains with Venetian blinds. Together, they look like an absolute dream, with a classic, elegant look and feel. They work well, as the curtains can help diffuse light coming in through the slats. 

These are just suggestions, you can of course have a play with different combinations for your needs. We can help answer any questions you may have.

3. How do you swag sheer curtains?

Now it may surprise you to know that sheer curtains don’t necessarily have to be used as only curtains. If you’re wondering what we mean, allow us to explain.

What if you were to use them as a piece of décor to create a bold statement or centrepiece? Perhaps even a window scarf? They can even make for stunning bed canopies. Though they look delicate, they certainly pack in a punch and have a lot to offer.

If you want to swag your sheer curtains, there are a few things you’ll need to do. Don’t worry, they’re simple and straightforward, and can be done by anyone.

The first thing you’ll need to do is mark where the hooks will go above the curtain rod. This is entirely up to you, but be sure to mark these spots with a pencil. Once you’re happy with them, drill the holes and insert your hooks. Be sure they’re even with each other.

Ideally your fabric should be washed and line-dried as new fabrics can be starchy and stiff to use. So if you haven’t, make sure you do that first. Then take the fabric and mark the centre with a pin. Then also mark the centre of your window. Once you’re done, think about how much of the fabric you want hanging down the sides of the valance. Then tie loosely on both ends with a bit of yarn. 

Now carry your creation to the window and drape it over the curtain rod. The centre of your window should match the centre of the panel. Remove the pin in the middle and stand back to admire your handiwork. You can make any adjustments as necessary. 

Voila! You now have a gorgeous, homemade window scarf. Look at you go!

4. Why are grommet curtains so popular?

No it’s not a character from Sesame Street. It’s a style of curtain! 

Before you panic, you should know that you’ve most definitely seen this curtain before; you just didn’t know the name.

Grommet curtains have metal rings punched into the fabric like eyelets, which help them slide across the rod easily. This makes it very convenient for everyday use and they work especially well with heavy fabrics. Once the curtains are on the rod, this style creates a ripple-fold, in turn forming uniform pleats.

Overall, they offer a more modern look, so this style may not be ideal for a more traditional design scheme. Sometimes also known as ringed panels, their functionality is akin to a shower curtain to give you an idea. They also work with any style of window. 

When used with something like sheer curtains, the style blends in seamlessly while improving their use. So how to choose grommets? Speak to us about whether grommet is the style for you, and how we can integrate it if so.


As you can see, sheer curtains go beyond a typical window furnishing.They are the one type that can be used across various interior design needs. You can create layers and texture in any space, and give them new meaning. Their delicate features are unlike any other, and contribute to the ambience of a room. 

Sheer curtains are popularly used for staging in real estate for this very reason. They can help cement first impressions and attract home buyers/ renters. It allows them to see the full potential of the space, and envision themselves living in it. Which, after all, is the whole point of real estate isn’t it?

On that note, we’ll leave you to browse through our collection of sheer curtains and get a feel for it. Be sure to get in touch with us for more tips and assistance during the process. We’ll even come out to you to have a look for ourselves and share some ideas.