When you want your room to look airy and light, you also need curtains to match this requirement. And sheers are the go-to in this regard! But ‘light-and-breezy’ are not the only sheer options. You can even do ‘dark-and-dramatic’ with these fine fabrics. You just have to find the right sheer, which brings us to our first question – what are the different types of sheers available?
The difference in the sheers, lie in the materials used for their manufacture. Sheers can be made from cotton, linen or polyester. The main categories of sheer are, muslin, organza and lace. Muslin is soft, flowy and has a flat, muted tone. There are both expensive and cheap muslin available in the market. Even the expensive muslin requires a lot of care. The inexpensive ones made from cheesecloth will have a very short lifespan. The ones mixed with cotton, will have a slightly longer life.
Organza is a type of sheer that is stiffer than the rest. Organza can look and feel different depending on the material used for its manufacture. Traditionally made from silk, organza can also be made from yarn, or synthetic fibres like polyester or nylon. And unlike muslin, organza fabrics will have a shimmering effect to them.
Moving on to lace, these incorporate a lot of patterns. These offer an intricate, feminine touch to your room mixed with a quintessential charm.
Choose from the mix carefully for the right effect.