At Sheerview Window Furnishings our aim is to help you realise your home design and decor goals though high quality awnings, shutters, blinds, sheers and curtains. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible by offering a comprehensive service where we come out to measure your windows, provide detailed information about your options and help you get the best result on your budget. We then work around you to find a convenient time to install your beautiful window furnishings.
Our range of awnings offer seamless style regardless of the type of awnings used through a premises, with interchangeable mechanisms using the same headset.
Shutters have improved vastly over time and we offer the highest quality timber, aluminium and pvc shutters with an amazing variety of colour options to suit any interior.
Your home can feel stark and exposed without the appropriate use of window furnishings and privacy screens. The addition of blinds, curtains and sheers can truly add to the overall decor of a room when thoughtfully selected to match textures and colours used throughout. Read More
Sheer Curtains in the Gold Coast
As you can no doubt tell from our name, Sheerview Window Furnishings has always had a strong interest in the manufacture and selling of sheer curtains.
Sheer curtains are made from translucent fabric, allowing you to see out during the day, while blocking people on the outside from seeing in. They work by filtering light without actually blocking it. Because of the way light reflection works, whichever side of a sheer curtain has the most light will appear to be more opaque, while the other side will appear to be more transparent.
How to get the best out of sheer curtains
The key point about sheer curtains is that they’re primarily for privacy, and they have very little to contribute in terms of improving energy efficiency. In most households, there will be times when one of these factors has more importance than the other, and at other times the situation will be reversed.
Therefore the best way to design your window dressing efforts is to use a layered approach. For the inner layer, closest to the window, you would have your sheer curtains, and on the outer layer, in front of the sheer curtains you would have a heavier opaque set of curtains.
On those days where the sunlight is not particularly intense, you could leave your outer layer curtains open, enjoying more natural daylight and good visibility to the outside world.
When the mercury is creeping up a little bit, you could draw the outer layer closed to block as much sunlight as possible, thereby preventing too much residual heat build up.
At night it is also a good idea to close the outer layer, so your privacy is secured. Remember that with sheer curtains the transparent side is the one with the least amount of light and the opaque or reflective side is the one with more light shining on it. This reverses the situation between day and night.
Sheer curtains are much cheaper than opaque curtains
Well made opaque curtains will have a reflective backing layer, usually coloured white to reflect as much light back to the outside world as possible, with a heavier and darker layer facing into the room. These two layers are sewn together to create a single opaque curtain.
High quality curtains like this are made by hand with a sewing machine operated by the curtain maker. The materials used are often heavy natural fabrics with a very high thread count. Cotton, linen, and even silk are all possibilities. The bottom edge of the curtain will also be weighted, if it is a quality product.
All these factors combined add up to a relatively higher cost for materials and labour compared to sheer curtains. The biggest difference is sheer curtains normally only are made from one piece of material. The manufacturing process is simpler and more likely to be done in a production line environment than is the case for opaque curtains.
Sheer curtains are usually very light and are most often made from synthetic materials such as nylon, or blends of nylon with other artificial textiles. This means the costs for materials and labour can be much lower than the cost of opaque curtains, and of course the difference should be reflected in the retail price.
Get your curtains at Sheerview Window Furnishings and save
We are proud to be offering the best deals for all kinds of curtains including sheer curtains on the Gold Coast. We have a large range to select from and low prices every day. All our products are first class for quality of workmanship and materials.
Remember to be sure to choose Sheerview curtains, and indulge in the sheer pleasure of knowing you’ve made the best choice.