Curtains help in transforming your room space, your mood from easy to bold and casual to dramatic. Choosing a premium sheer curtain can be a bit confusing due to a large variety and options to look. Make your shopping easier by reading a bit about what main factors to look while deciding on a particular sheer curtain.

Curtain Fabric & Color

Colour of your sheer curtain is an essential aspect to consider while buying. You can choose from a wide variety according to your needs. Subtle and bold patterns for a splendid view at dawn and sunset or solid colours for window curtains having textual contrast and pale colouration to bring a bit of zing on the curtain while blocking sunlight.

If you're going for window treatments, look for sheer curtains made of linen, silk, velvet or faux silk. These materials suit best on windows, and while going for durability, faux silk should be your first choice rather than real silk. Sheer curtains are lightweight and filter just the right amount of light to make it neither too bright nor too dark.


While choosing sheer curtains, remember to look for fabric weave. Fabrics having low weave should have an additional lining to prevent sunlight exposure. Silk has a very thick weaving but is very sensitive to sunlight.

Thick weaves with high thread count include twill, damask and satin. If you are going for patterns, choose twill or damask. But, if you are thinking of a single colour fabric for your curtain, go for satin.

Length & Lining of Sheer Curtains

Before taking out the tape measure, first, decide on how high would you want to hang your premium sheer curtains. Hanging sheer curtains higher than the window length gives a sense of height to the room. Interior designers suggest hanging curtains at least six inches above the window frame.

Always start measuring from the top of the window and also remember to add some inches of height to leave some space from where the curtains will hang, to the floor. For a more classical look, with the curtain slightly touching the floor, you need to add another two to three inches. While going for a more modern and crisp look, have the curtain fall flush with the floor. If you plan on blocking sunlight completely with the curtains, add a few inches on the width of the sheer curtain while complementing it with a dense lining to completely cover the window frame.

Easily Washable or Dry Clean Only

Yes, one of the main things customers forget while shopping for sheer curtains. Generally, they are made of gauzy materials like linen, silk or polyester making them easily washable. This shall save you time and money in the long run. Keep in mind that you can ruin high-quality curtains by trying to wash them yourself, so, before going off to purchase that luxurious silk sheer curtains, remember that you have to dry-clean them.

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