The Easiest Way To Line Sheer Curtains

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 28, 2020

Lining sheer curtain panels may seem antithetical since the idea of hanging sheer curtains is to filter light–not block it. However, you may have fallen in love with one (or more) of our collections but need a thicker curtain for privacy, insulation, or darkening a room. Lining sheer curtain panels is easier than you think–especially with this no-sew DIY hack that one of our customers shared with us!

Lining sheer curtains: no-sew, no fuss

Deborah H. from St. Augustine, FL purchased the Shimmering Goldstone sheer orange curtains from our Dreams of India collection.

She wanted to hang her orange sheer curtains in her bedroom, but she also needed an option to block out light in the evenings. 

Deborah had a brilliant idea: she hung a standard pair of off-the-shelf 84″ light-blocking curtains behind her sheers! 

It has become so special to me–beautiful, calming, and comfortable. It’s all because of you. I stumbled across your beautiful website. A dear friend just left and we spent the afternoon sitting in the room, talking and watching the light change as the sun set. I am obsessed! Four panels and two blockouts give me a plethora of beautiful looks.

With this creative curtain hack, Deborah has so many options. She can let the sheers let in light by simply drawing back the thicker curtains, or she can create a deep, full-looking window treatment.

Of course, she can also pull all the curtains shut for a cozy room perfect for inducing restful slumber! (Blue is a great color for bedrooms, but orange promotes peaceful sleep, too.  Deborah chose to paint her bedroom in a rich clay color–Sherwin William’s Armagnac.)

We love this no-sew, low-commitment, incredibly easy way of lining sheer curtains. And we love that Deborah used a colorful ‘liner’–her choice to use a rust-colored panel was spot-on.  By choosing a liner that’s the same shade (or a shade darker) than the sheer panel, you essentially preserve the color of the sheer panel. In other words, you won’t see an unsightly liner peeking through the sheer. Instead, it will all look like seamless, rich color.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation for you and scoured the web to find the just-right panels for lining sheer curtains:

Lining white sheer curtains

For lining white sheer curtains, look for a panel that is equally bright or with a very slight touch of grey. The liners below also work well with Dragonfly & Lotus, Ivy Lace, CasablancaEnglish Gardens, and Moonlit Taj.

Lining red sheer curtains

Not only will this liner do the trick for Ruby Kilim, but it also plays well with Spice Route.

Lining teal curtains or green curtains

Lining orange sheer curtains

Use this liner with Orange Blossom, Red PoppyIndian Summer, or Tropical Garden.

Lining blue sheer curtains

A room-darkening or blackout curtain in navy blue will be the right choice to line almost any of our deep blue curtains.

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