Sheer Curtains - 6 things you need to consider when choosing yours!
I am a huge lover of sheer curtains, and if you’re reading this then I am assuming you are too! Want to know why I love them so much?
Firstly it’s because they add a whole heap of gorgeous texture to any space as well as a feeling of softness, they have the ability to make said room feel 100% more polished and complete but they are also super functional too!
When it comes to choosing the right sheers for your space, there are a few things to consider, so with the help of my friends at DIY Blinds we have put together this checklist:
1 - How will they be hung: Wall mounted, ceiling mounted, face fit or concealed within a pelmet?
2 - What style will you choose : S Fold, Pinch Pleat, Triple Pinch Pleat? Each style is unique and will give a different feeling to your space.
3 - Width options: Will they run the length of the entire wall or just cover the window?
4 - Fabric choice: With so many choices available it’s important you order samples and look at them in your home.
5 - Colour palette: Are you making a statement or do you want them to blend in?
6 - What length: Will they sit touching the floor, do you like them to ‘pool’ on the floor or prefer them to sit just above the floor?
And a little tip - DIY Blinds are not only DIY, they also come to site, will help you decide on the right product for your space, take the measurements and even come back and install them for you!
How I chose our curtains for The Albert Park Project with the help of DIY Blinds
When possible I would always choose to have my sheers hanging from within a pelmet as I prefer the polished look it gives the space. Now you might think that choosing curtains comes at the end of the build, however if you like the look of a pelmet this detail needs to be in your building plans from the start as it forms part of the engineering for the building. So take note that in most cases hanging your sheers from within a pelmet can only be done for those of you who are building (or undertaking a major renovation).
When choosing a fabric and colour for sheer curtains I like to work with the palette of the interiors and furniture. For this project I chose a soft grey linen look because they are hanging against white walls but also because we have black window/door frames. The grey softens the white walls but it also works in harmony with the black window frames. For example, if I was to put white sheers over the bifold doors you would see the black frames directly through them, distracting from the beauty of the curtains.
I am partial to a full wall of curtains, even in rooms where the windows aren’t full width. Running your curtains full width across the room creates the illusion of width and height as well as adding texture and a touch of luxury to the room. The ‘S Fold’ curtain is 100% my favourite style of sheer curtain as it ‘s a modern look and the ‘S’ design means that there is double the fabric. Having the double volume of fabric means that they look extra gorgeous and dreamy when stacked back as well as when fully open, because who doesn’t love the look of a sheer curtain blowing in the breeze! In terms of length I love a little ‘pooling’ on the ground, I usually add approx. 20mm extra to the length of the curtain so they sit comfortably on the floor.