Today’s home designs, often include large windows, sliding doors and stacker doors with the opportunity to open doors right up to allow an indoor  / outdoor lifestyle. Although sliding and stacker doors often open to an alfresco area, which may be sheltered from the rain, they still allow the sun in, which means the room gets hot in summer. In winter, the large glass areas allow heat to escape and make the room cold and bare to look at. This article contains some helpful advice when it comes to selecting the right window furnishings for large windows and doors for your home.

The best solution for large windows and doors is a sheer curtain.  With the wider width fabric on the market today, they can be made with a 3 metre drop allowing the curtain to sit high above the window frame, plus they are continuous, so there are no seams.

Sheers are made to blow in the wind, which adds a relaxing touch to any room. They stack tightly when box pleated, thence allowing light to penetrate into the room when required.

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There is a huge range of choices of fabric, ranging from fine translucent, light linen look, through to more densely textured, which also offers privacy at night. Colours range from whites, soft warm and cool whites, through to mid and dark greys. The darker the colour (eg dark grey) the easier it is to see through during the day.  So, if you have a view and want privacy, a sheer allows the view to shine and no one can see you watching it.

For privacy and heat control, the look is to use linings, whether thermal backed or colour coordinating soft drapes behind your sheers.  They stack back out of the way when not required and add another level of thermal monitoring, as well as privacy at night.

A custom made sheer curtain will give you all the practical solutions you need in summer and winter, as well as beautifying your room. So, for your large windows, sliding or stacker doors, a sheer curtain is our recommended choice of window furnishing.

If you would like to arrange a FREE in-home measure and quote, please contact us on 0436 449 112. Newcastle Curtains and Blinds service Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens areas.

To view our curtain gallery for ideas, or to find out more click here.

Catherine