It’s no secret that Aussie homes are getting smaller; in fact, the average size of a Western Australian home is around 228.8m2! New homebuyers are choosing smaller properties for a number of reasons nowadays; it’s cheaper, it’s less work, it has a smaller environmental impact, and small homes are generally located in busy areas (including the city), where work is close and amenities are abundant.
Now, some people may love the look and feel of smaller homes. On the other hand, others may feel claustrophobic or restricted within their own living space. Luckily, there are a number of ways to make the rooms of your home look bigger than they actually are- and using sheer curtains as a window treatment is one of them.
Below, we’ve explained how you can make your room feel bigger by using sheer curtains:
Go for Lighter Colours
Try and go for colours such as white, ivory, cream or other light, pastel tones when choosing your sheer curtains. If you opt for vibrant colours, patterns, and designs, then you’ll only end up drawing too much attention to your window treatment. Instead of blending in seamlessly with the rest of the room, your curtains will only stick out, drawing attention to the size and shape of the curtains and thus, the small size of the room. On the other hand, when you install simplistic, sheer curtains that aren’t too hard on the eyes, it will help to create the illusion that your room is bigger than it actually is. If you want to install sheer curtains with a design to help add some style or character to the room, then consider adding some neutral-toned, muted designs.
Hang Them High
Another great trick is to hang your curtains up high. This will help to create the illusion that your ceiling is higher up than it actually is. Sheer curtains can be hung about 4 to 6 inches above the top of the window frame. But keep in mind that if you’re going to hang your curtains up high, make sure that you’re choosing an appropriate length; after all, you probably want to avoid the cheap and awkward look of too-short curtains. Your curtains don’t have to puddle at the floor like drapes, but if they’re kissing or slightly floating above the floor, it will look a lot more balanced.
Widen the Curtain Rod
If you’re hanging your sheer curtains up high, then it would only make sense for you to widen the curtain rod as well. Doing one and not the other would only result in sloppy and disproportionate looking windows- and you certainly don’t want that. On the other hand, when you ensure to account for the extra room on both sides of your window, you can guarantee that your curtains are covering the entirety of your window, and filtering all the natural light that comes through. This will help to make the room look larger as opposed to smaller.
Get the Sheer Curtains Look from Alfresco Creations
There are many reasons why you should have sheer curtains in your home. These are a great addition to any space; especially if you want to make the rooms of your home look bigger, or if you want to help enhance the ambience of your space. Aside from this, sheer curtains are also a timeless and versatile window treatment that ensures to splice well with a variety of different home styles. Needless to say, you can expect them to fit well with whatever interior design look you’re aiming for.
Interested in giving your home a classy look or more rustic charm? Contact Alfresco Creations today for premium quality sheer curtains paired with competitive pricing!