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4 CURTAINING IDEAS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE NEUTRAL DECOR

SG Style Blog

4 CURTAINING IDEAS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE NEUTRAL DECOR

Lauren Graham

Fabric choices these days are in endless supply, but a classic, natural sheer curtain still gets our heart beating. Not only does it create a light, breezy feeling in a space (this look is perfect for rooms that don't get loads of natural light), this look also stands the test of time, and let’s be honest, who can afford to change their curtains with the seasons these days? 

The sight of sheer linen draped from floor to ceiling whispers a quiet elegance into a room, it breathes with a natural, understated style, striking the perfect balance between grand luxury and natural comfort. But, once again, not many can afford wall to ceiling linen either. 

SG Fabrics Collection Atmosphere is designed to re-create this classic, natural look, which offers an array of beautifully textured sheer plains and sheer stripes in eye-catching shades. This wide width poly linen will also give you some major bang for your buck. 

QUICK FACT: Wide Width fabrics have a drop of up to 300cm, perfect for curtaining as they offer a huge cost saving because you need fewer metres to cover your curtain drop.

So, if you’re a lover of natural décor looks, then this one is for you. Get inspired with our top 4 looks for a sheer curtain and learn how to re-create them using well-priced range, Atmosphere.

LOOK 1: WHITE ON WHITE IS FAR FROM STARK AND BORING

It may seem counter-intuitive to match your curtains to your walls – we’ve been trained to think that curtains are an opportunity to add extra pattern and colour to a room, but don’t discount white on white décor schemes. 

The effect of white walls, complemented by a sheer white curtain adds an ethereal lightness to a space, creating serenity and a perfect backdrop juxtaposed to dark wood floors or a statement armchair. It’s chic simplicity at it’s best.

TOP TIP: Don’t just think white on white – you can soften the look by using an ivory, cream or off-white. 

GET THE LOOK:

Recreate this look at home using one of the lighter tones of design Question from the Atmosphere Collection.

Atmosphere | Question Arctic

Atmosphere | Question Arctic

Atmosphere | Question Egshell

Atmosphere | Question Egshell

Atmosphere | Question Dune

Atmosphere | Question Dune

 

LOOK 2: CONTRASTING TEXTURES IN MATCHING TONES

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At first glance, this rooms looks simple and warm, you may even think that it is easy to replicate because of the apparent simplicity of this design, but, on closer inspection, you'll notice this look is about the details.

The sheer curtains are beautifully offset by the textured walls in a similar tone of natural beige which creates a stunning neutral backdrop. What pulls this room together is a mix of natural textures hiding in every corner. Look closely, you'll see the natural fibre carpet, porcelain vases, natural wood doors and floors, and a raw wood chandelier all working together to add loads of natural texture, all in the same beige tones.

One of this room's most appealing features is the effect the sheer curtains have on the incoming sunlight, acting as a filter to create a soft, warm glow. The beauty of sheer curtains is not having to compromise natural light - a desirable feature in any home.

TOP TIP: By using different textures in a room, you prevent the room looking flat and sterile, even in a monochromatic scheme.

GET THE LOOK:

You can get  a very similar look by using designs Breeze and Question, in one of the following colourways, from the Atmosphere collection: 

Atmosphere | Breeze Dessert

Atmosphere | Breeze Dessert

Atmosphere | Question Sawmill

Atmosphere | Question Sawmill

Atmosphere | Question Safari

Atmosphere | Question Safari

 

LOOK 2: OPTION 2

If you like the concept of contrasting textures in matching tones, but prefer a grey or stone colour palette, remember you can pull this look off in any colourway. The image below brings the same concept to a space, using a textured light grey wall with a matching sheer curtain. A statement armchair and dark wood flooring make for a great contrast in this room.

 

GET THE LOOK:

You too can "get the look" by using one of the lighter shades of linen-look-alike fabrics from the  SG Fabrics Atmosphere range:

Atmosphere | Discreet Linen

Atmosphere | Discreet Linen

Atmosphere | Cloud Linen

Atmosphere | Cloud Linen

Atmosphere | Question Sand

Atmosphere | Question Sand

 

LOOK 3: SHEER STRIPES ADD CHARACTER TO A ROOM

If you love your neutrals but wouldn't mind a subtle pop of colour, selecting a sheer fabric with a colourful stripe is an option. This is a timeless look that is easy to replicate and maintain. We love stripes for their contemporary design feel, they add just enough pattern and interest without overpowering a room.

TOP TIP: Using a curtain with a vertical stripe can make a room that is small to medium sized appear taller, creating an illusion of more space, and who doesn't want more space? Being deliberate with your design enables you to make the most of your fabric, and your room.

GET THE LOOK:

If stripes are your thing, you're in luck. SG Fabrics  Atmosphere collection has 4 striped designs, each of the 4 designs are available in different colourways, which gives you a few options.

Atmosphere  |  Spectra Duck Egg

Atmosphere  |  Spectra Duck Egg

Atmosphere | Spectra Siesta

Atmosphere | Spectra Siesta

Atmosphere | Spectra Pebble

Atmosphere | Spectra Pebble

Atmosphere | Stella Dune

Atmosphere | Stella Dune

Atmosphere | Asteroid Skyline

Atmosphere | Asteroid Skyline

Atmosphere | Luna Celtic

Atmosphere | Luna Celtic

Atmosphere | Stella Meadow

Atmosphere | Stella Meadow

Atmosphere | Asteroid Desert

Atmosphere | Asteroid Desert

Atmosphere | Luna Nautical

Atmosphere | Luna Nautical

Atmosphere | Stella Marina

Atmosphere | Stella Marina

Atmosphere | Asteroid Robin

Atmosphere | Asteroid Robin

Atmosphere | Luna Smoke

Atmosphere | Luna Smoke

 

LOOK 4: USING A DARK SHEER CURTAIN

Using a sheer curtain doesn't always have to be about creating a light and breezy space. Using darker colours in a sheer is great for creating contrast against lighter walls and pulling together a darker decor scheme. The darker shades will add cosiness and warmth and the sheer fabric will filter natural light into a warm glow.

GET THE LOOK:

You can achieve this look in your own home by using the SG Atmosphere range and the Question Charcoal, Question Sterling or the Question Silvery colourways.

Atmosphere | Question Charcoal 

Atmosphere | Question Charcoal 

Atmosphere | Question Sterling

Atmosphere | Question Sterling

Atmosphere | Question Silvery

Atmosphere | Question Silvery

 

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