Sheer Curtains and Drapes
Sheers are back… and they’re beautiful! Modern sheer curtains are light, luxurious and can add a timeless sophistication to a room. Glamorous and gauzy, sheer fabrics allow you to maximise natural light while retaining privacy. They’re also extremely versatile. At Colourplus we’ve got a huge range of sheer fabrics for custom curtains, offering everything from traditional elegance to contemporary chic.
Make a subtle statement
Sheer curtains add drama – in a subtle way! The soft glamour of a sheer will be a feature visitors notice – but it shouldn’t be the first thing that draws their eye. Sheers are at their understated best when they work in compliment rather than contrast with furnishings and colours. Creams and whites look clean and sophisticated against pale paintwork. Sand, beige and natural shades pick up the warm tones in wooden floors and fixtures. Grey or slate fabrics work well with polished concrete, or grey-hued carpeting and furnishings.
Floaty, sheer fabrics lend themselves to length. A sheer curtain that reaches the floor is glamorous. But, like a red carpet gown, your curtain will need to touch the floor and no more! If your curtain is too long, you’ll lose the elegant sweep and fall of the fabric – too short and it will look awkward. So make sure you know the exact measurement, or better get one of our curtain consultants to do an in-home measure for you.
Maximise light in a dark room
Elegant and understated, sheers can also be a practical solution. Use them in a dark or small space to make the most of your natural light – without giving up privacy. Remember, light and white hues lift, lighten and make a room feel bigger.
Create breezy, beachy indoor-outdoor flow
Conjure a cool, tropical ambience in a living room that opens onto a deck or garden. Sheer fabrics are a soft, luxurious option for subtly defining zones in a space with great indoor-outdoor flow. The perfect window treatment for French doors or glass sliders, these curtains add privacy without detracting from a sense of openness.
And picture this: your deck, a summer’s day, a Balinese daybed, strewn with plump, white cushions, draped with gauzy lengths of sheer fabric that float gently in the light, warm breeze…