Different ways to hang sheer curtains

Updated April 17, 2017

Sheer curtains can be a great asset in decorating your bedroom. Their light quality lends an air of whimsy or class to the overall aesthetic, depending on how you use them in your full interior design. If you are unsure of how to use sheer curtains, there are several different ways that you can put them up and make your room inviting and lovely.

Wall Tapestry

One design technique that is very popular in the Middle East is that of the wall tapestry. Hanging a sheer curtain on a curtain rod mounted on a wall not containing a window makes the room seem larger than it actually is, and softens the complete composition of the design of the room. Sheer curtains that have a design in the material especially lend themselves to this technique. However, solid-coloured sheer curtains will also work. To achieve the best effect, the sheer curtain should be wide enough to cover the expanse of the entire wall upon which it hangs, and in some cases, exceed that length. Allowing the curtain to bunch slightly on the rod creates a lovely texture against the wall.

Bed Curtains

Sheer bed curtains can be done two ways. The first works especially well if you are adding bed curtains to a child's bed or a single adult bed. For this option, you will want to mount a round curtain rod to the ceiling, directly over the centre of the bed. String two sheer curtains onto the rod and arrange them to envelop the bed, creating an opening on either side of the bed where the two panels meet. For the second option, attach straight curtain rods to the ceiling on all sides of the bed that are not touching a wall. String the sheer curtains onto the rods for a lovely set of bed curtains.

Soft Light Panels

One way to create mood lighting in your bedroom is with the use of soft light panels. Install curtain rods on either side of your bed, equidistant from each other. Placing a strip of LED lights or white Christmas lights on the wall beneath the curtain rod, so that they are obscured by the sheer curtains, creates a soft glow of light in your bedroom. Make sure that the lights you hang on your wall do not actually touch the fabric, as lights that heat up can become a fire hazard.

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Noel Stanchfield is a travel, health and beauty writer. She has been writing from firsthand experience since 2004, contributing to various online publications.