Voiles, sometimes referred to as net curtains or sheers, have come so far in terms of design; with so many thicknesses, weaves, prints, and colours, your choice is endless.
Voiles and sheers are semi-transparent and are more traditionally made of natural tones of creams, whites and ivory. Most commonly 100% cotton or blended with cotton and linen, Voile curtains are a classy and subtle addition to any window treatment. A choice of man-made fibre voiles are also available, often more robust and sturdier, but they still appear delicate and tend to take dye well. These are a good option for boutique hotel voile curtains or reception rooms as well as areas of hard wearing or those with intense sunlight.
The word voile is French for ‘veil,’ alluding to the delicate and lightweight nature that they possess.
Voile curtains are the perfect solution to this wonderful summer weather we are experiencing. Voiles flood your home with sunshine whilst eliminating the glare and provide privacy without blocking your view. These properties make voile curtains ideal for bi-folding doors, patio doors, double story glass feature walls and properties that are overlooked.
The amount of light can be filtered accordingly with your choice of voiles.
A very light weave is more suitable for rural homes or rooms that aren’t too overlooked, whereas a dense weave or delicate pattern can add a greater level of privacy. If you like a bit of glamour, opt for a metallic voile to add shimmer and luxury to your room.
Voile curtains can be used alone or in combination with curtains.
Voile curtains can be kept closed permanently, adding a layered effect running on a separate track underneath your curtain pole and can be used in any room of the home. They can also be effective independently to soften the hard aperture of a window surround and to add a romantic and relaxed atmosphere to a room.
Bathrooms are a great space to introduce the use of voiles as they soften the hard surfaces and clinical white finishes; choose a design with a subtle pattern to create a feature.
Voiles really are an example of less is more.
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