There’s something about the soft glow of sunlight filtered through a panel of curtains that’s just like seeing the world through rose-colored glasses—harsh shadow lines are softened, bathing your space in a romantic glow. And the best sheer curtains bring a touch of ethereal whimsy, thanks to their translucent-like quality, plus a warm, woven look and feel.
According to stylist and florist Naomi deMañana, this lightweight window treatment is having a moment. We’ve been obsessing over sheer and semisheer fabrics for more than a year (like these colorful beauties installed by Reath Design founder Frances Merrill), so if you’re also in search of dappled light, sheers are the way to go. To help you jump-start your shopping journey, check out deMañana’s list of favorites, from basics to prints, to shop and hang up at home right now.
- Best linen: Quince European Linen Sheer Curtains
- Best basic: CB2 Linen Sheer Curtains
- Best pattern: West Elm Sheer Shade Dot Jacquard Curtains
- Best voile: Pottery Barn Classic Sheer Curtains
- Best texture: Opalhouse…