What you need to know about Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains, also known simply as sheers, seem to be everywhere we look right now.  These lightweight beauties could be considered the perfect window covering for many reasons. Not only do they offer daytime privacy, diffuse bright light and offer a degree of insulation against heat and cold, but they do it all at the same time as softening rooms with their floaty, textural appearance. They’re also ideal for layering, partnering perfectly with blockout roller blinds and plantation shutters.

So, what do you need to know about sheer curtains before you jump head-on into installing them? We cover the most common questions below, plus give you the heads up on how we can help you achieve a beautiful result.

Can you see through sheer curtains?

The majority of sheer curtain fabrics will allow you to see through them to the outside, enabling you to retain your view. At the same time, they offer a level of daytime privacy, shielding you and your space from the outside world.

However, at night, these benefits are reduced so we suggest adding another layer of window covering to provide you with additional privacy options, such as blockout roller blinds or plantation shutters.   

Do sheer curtains block out the sun?

Sheer curtains act like a diffuser, softening natural light and reducing the glare associated with direct sunlight. They will help protect your interior from UV rays, reducing the risk of fading and sun damage to furniture, flooring and soft furnishings.  

They also provide some insulation benefits - assisting in reducing the amount of heat entering your room - a definite plus during the hot Australian summer. During winter they will help keep the cold at bay as well, though we suggest adding another layer of protection to really protect you from the cooler temperatures outside.  

How do I measure for sheer curtains?

Measuring for sheer curtains is a simple process once you know exactly what you want to achieve with your sheers. At iseekblinds we are all about educating our customers on how to measure and install their own window coverings, so our website is full of valuable resources that are easy to follow and understand.  Our Owner and resident DIY-expert Mike has created a series of videos taking you step-by-step through the process – so grab your measuring tape, jump on our website and away you go! 

How much do sheer curtains cost?

The average cost for sheer curtains can vary based upon the provider you choose, the fabric you select and of course whether you opt for custom-made or an off-the-shelf product. For the best results, we recommend opting for custom-made sheers in a quality fabric from a reputable supplier.

If you’re on a budget but still want a beautiful quality finish, then consider going down the DIY track. You can save a bunch by measuring, ordering and installing yourselves with a little help from businesses such as ours. Whilst it may seem daunting at first, we promise you it is easy and very rewarding!


So, now that you’ve decided that sheers are definitely for you - where do you go from here? How do you start the ball rolling and ensure those dreams of having beautiful sheers in your home come true? Just reach out to us. We’d love to help you achieve an outcome you’ll be proud of for years to come.  

You can start by reading all about our sheers here, then order some free fabric samples. You can grab an indicative cost using our quick quote function, or for a more accurate price go through our buy process. But if at any stage you have more questions or want some advice, reach out to us at sales@iseekblinds.com.au or shoot us a quick enquiry via our website.  We’d be more than happy to help you out.

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