When you visit a hotel and notice how beautiful their window treatments are, do you know what the difference often is? They typically have a set of blackout curtains layered over top sheer curtains. This serves two purposes.
First, it’s functional – you can let plenty of light in while you change by simply leaving the blackout curtains open and the sheers closed, and you can shut out all the light at night. Second, it simply stunning. In fact, at Half Price Drapes, we are so in love with this style that we’ve offered up a few ideas to help you create it in your own home.
Do you want to embrace a simple window treatment?
One of the reasons we love this combination of sheer curtains and darker curtains so much is that it’s extremely versatile. One option is to go simple. For example, if you want your interior to look bright and spacious, simply layer sheer curtains behind a pair of neutral cotton curtains. This is so subtle and beautiful that it can work in almost any room.
Layer patterns for a bold look
If you want to make a bold statement, consider layering patterned sheer curtains. They’ll immediately draw the eye and make an incredible focal point. We recommend using colors that fit in with your furniture, but that contrast with them as well. This will truly pull the room together and help it look polished and complete.
Create a room fit for a luxury hotel
If you want the luxurious, beautiful look of a luxury hotel room, then multi-layered sheers are perfect. Start by layering white or cream sheer curtains with a solid colored curtain. Then paint your walls a vibrant color to add to the look. When it’s summer, keep your home cool while allowing your colorful curtains to stay open and add vibrancy.
Sheer curtains work for understated looks as well
While many of the sheer curtain layering looks focus on over-the-top, glamorous options, they can also work great for understated looks. For example, layer a sheer curtain with another sheer curtain, or with a cotton or linen curtain. This creates a natural, light-filtering option that doesn’t look too flashy but does add some softness to a room – in an understated way.
No matter how you want to use your sheer curtains, Half Price Drapes has what you need. Check out our selection or order custom curtains if you need them.