It’s all about sheers in 2018 and why wouldn’t it be! Sheer curtains continue to be one of the most popular window furnishing options for new homes and renovated properties again this year.

Gone are the days of hanging rubber backed curtains in a heavy fabric – our sheers can be teamed with a thermal blockout layer on a separate track, enabling you to move the thermal blockout curtain out of the way during the day to allow natural light to stream in through the sheers.

Sheers work beautifully for all size openings and work particularly well for large windows and sliding or bi-fold opening doors. Sheer curtains add a sense of luxury to a room and are very popular for living rooms and bedrooms. They look modern, but they also add an element of interest and texture to the room. Our curtains are installed with clear rods to assist you in sliding the sheers across the track, this makes the curtains easy to operate with no need for messy looking cords.

Sheer Curtain Fabric Choices  – There are a large range of fabrics to choose from depending on the look you are after and your budget.  Linen look fabrics in neutral tones, warm greys and dark charcoal tones continue to be the current favorites in 2018 due to their affordability and popularity. There are many different textures, colours and patterns to choose from to suit your home. If you have a roller blind or plantation shutter on your existing windows, you could change the look and dress the room with a lovely sheer curtain. For newly built homes the current trend is to team a soft flowing sheer curtain with a thermal lining..

Energy Efficient Curtain Linings – Our curtain linings are energy efficient and help to keep you home cool in summer and warm in winter. On those hot summer days you will notice a big difference when you draw your blockout curtain linings across during the day to keep the heat out of the room. Although our winters are quite mild in the Hunter region compared to other states, it definitely makes a difference having a thermal curtain lining on those chilly days and nights to help keep the cold out and the warmth in. Did you know that your windows can have a big impact on the heating and cooling efficiency of your home – up to 40% of your homes heat inside the home during cooler months can be lost through your window glazing and up to 87% of the heat in your home during summer is transferred through your windows. Check out the Your Home website if you are interested in finding out more about window glazing and energy efficiency. Thermal linings are a worthwhile investment to help maintain a comfortable temperature year round and to keep your heating and cooling costs down.

Newcastle Curtains & Blinds operate a mobile curtain and blind business in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley. Sheer curtains are extremely popular in new homes in the rapidly developing Hunter Valley areas such as Maitland, Chisholm, Aberglasslyn, Gillieston Heights and Rutherford. Home owners are finding curtains to be an affordable, stylish and practical solution for windows and doors in their new homes.

Newcastle Curtains & Blinds carry a large range of contemporary fabrics with greys being the most popular colour in 2018.  Today’s greys range include soft light silver greys, through to mid stainless greys to dark platinum greys – a sheer curtain always adds a beautiful softness to any room.

Sheers are definitely my personal favourite right now – there’s something about a soft light weight curtain blowing gently in the breeze that you just cant get from any other window furnishing.

Want to find out more about sheer curtains or window furnishing trends 2018?  Take a look at our curtain gallery for ideas or call us on 0436 449 112 or click here to submit an enquiry.

Catherine