TAITS INTERIORS – IDEAS & INSPIRATION -SPRING 2020
If there’s one trend in Curtains that’s big right now, it’s Sheers.
We’re not talking about Nanas ‘terylene’ net and lace here, but soft blended textures and designs.
There are the forever popular plain Sheers – from very finely woven to quite textured for a heavier look with a lot more of a natural slub running through. For extra coverage, team with a blockout lining on a second Curtain track or a simple Roller Blind to give the best of both worlds – daytime privacy with night time blockout.
Most of the new release Sheers coming through have the ‘Linen look’ but are actually polyester or a blend of both, which makes them much easier to care for and less chance of them shrinking or dropping on your window once they are hanging.
The popularity of printed and embroidered Sheers has increased enormously the past couple of years as well. From soft stripes, geometrics to large leafy botanicals which I totally adore as they have the ability to help ‘bring outside in’. Each range has numerous colours to select from; neutrals are still a ‘safe’ way to go but for bringing in extra feature choose a subtle colour that will work with the rest of the furnishings in the room.
If you have very sunny windows, particularly west facing, be mindful of natural fibres unless you can protect them with a blockout of some form, otherwise they will deteriorate quite quickly. Many of us have had the experience of putting your Sheers on gentle cycle in the washing machine to freshen them up, to then open the lid and fine them shredded to pieces!
A simple heading style used often these days called S Fold or Wave Fold which have a modern, contemporary feel and look fantastic sitting up high above your windows – either right to the ceiling or up under the cornice gives the illusion of height and space, while still providing all-important privacy.