Sheers can be used on their own, although we recommend this mainly for windows in non-living areas (eg. hallways, entryways, stairwells, etc.) as they offer no insulating or light blocking properties. Sheers are also the perfect partner with curtains (not suitable with blinds or shutters) as they offer privacy without blocking out light when the curtain is open. Please note this is only during the daylight. Once it’s dark outside and you turn on a light the sheers become transparent from the outside.
Another contemporary idea for sheers is to use them as a continuous backdrop in a room because they allow light and shapes to filter through, tying the room together without completely hiding architectural features.
Sheers provide a soft relief in a room that already has a lot going on visually with busy patterns. They’re an excellent choice for tying together mismatched windows, or you can use them to break up large continuous windows into sections by bunching panels together. Sheers also make an elegant room divider if you have large open plan spaces.
What rooms are sheers best in?
Sheers are an ideal solution for any room that gets a lot of light but as they are made of fabric, may not be the best choice in the kitchen or bathroom with all that moisture and heat. As the main benefit of sheers is diffusing light while still retaining visibility outwards, sheers are an excellent addition to bedrooms and living spaces, especially those exposed to the road front or neighbouring properties.