Sheer curtains are a standout trend at the moment, and they only continue to grow in popularity. This beautiful material provides an element of privacy while also allowing plenty of natural light into the room. Sheer curtains also drape softly for a flowing, romantic feel. Use sheer curtains in the dining room, lounge room and bedroom to soften the look by layering window treatments when using blackout curtains or blinds.
At Quickfit, we strive to provide a large range of options when it comes to style. From the simple, affordable sheer curtains that you can hang on a wire to custom-made, floor-to-ceiling showstoppers that use a tracking system, you’ll find it all here at Quickfit.
Many of our sheer fabrics are lead-weighted to help them hang down straight and maintain their appearance. They are also available in all header styles, including eyelet, tab top, rod pocket and pinch pleat and pencil pleat styles. If you would like some further inspiration or advice regarding the use of sheer curtains, visit our resources page or check out our blog!
How to Measure Up For Sheer Curtains
Whether you are planning on buying ready-made sheer curtains online or looking to purchase one of our made to measure options it’s important you get your measurements right in order to create your desired look. Sheer curtains can be hung on a variety of different curtain rods or curtains tracks and so you may want to consider how you intend to hang your sheer curtains before you measure your windows. Regardless of the way you choose to hang your sheers, most curtains are usually two or three times the width of the window. This is what gives curtains their ‘fullness’ and helps them to drape beautifully. When measuring it’s also important to ensure your sheer curtains are wide enough to meet in the middle and also that they cover the outer edges of your window. A good way of doing this is to add 30-40cm to your finished measurement.
When buying sheer curtains online it’s also key that you think about length. Although there is no such thing as right or wrong length, different lengths can give your windows an entirely different look, and your rooms a completely different feel. You may wish to have your sheer curtains finish just above the window sill - in this case, you would measure from just above the curtain track or curtain rod to just above the window sill where you would like your sheer curtain to finish. If you would like your sheer curtain to finish slightly further below the window sill, simply add this measurement to your length. Some prefer their curtains long, almost touching the floor, or in some cases pooling on the floor. This can give your room a luxurious and opulent feel, making your curtains a real statement inside the space. If you feel this look would suit your room ensure your measurements allow for this length.
Layering Sheer Curtains
Sheer curtains can be hung on a variety of curtain rods and tracks. You may wish to layer your sheers with heavier curtains or drapes which can look fantastic. This is an excellent option for those who love the flowing, romantic feeling that sheer curtains can give a room, yet require more privacy or need curtains that can block out unwanted light at certain points throughout the day.
If you wish to hang your sheer curtains with a heavier, thicker pair of drapes the best way of doing so is to use both a curtain track and a curtain rod. Simply install a curtain track on the inside of the window, this will be used to hang your sheer curtains. You will then require a curtain rod, which will be installed in the usual place above the window, this will be used to hang your heavier drapes or blockout curtains.