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Bright and colourful child's bedroom featuring light grey sheer curtains with black blockout roller blinds behind them.
August 31, 2023
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The benefits of combining Sheer Curtains and Blockout Roller Blinds.

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that we love combining sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds. This combination of window treatments offers a range of benefits in terms of aesthetics and functionality. It is a popular choice amongst many interior designers and renovators due to its ability to provide flexibility and address various needs.

Here are some reasons why you might combine sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds in your home.

Light Control 

Sheer curtains allow diffused natural light to enter your room while maintaining daytime privacy. Sheers are made from translucent, lightweight fabrics in a range of colours, styles and weights. Blockout roller blinds are designed to completely block light, making them ideal for darkening your room when you are sleeping or watching movies. The combination of sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds gives you the flexibility to adjust the amount of light entering the room based on your preference.


Sheer curtains will provide daytime privacy by obscuring the view into your home while still allowing you to see outside. When privacy is a greater concern, such as in the evenings and at night, you can use your sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds together to ensure no one can see inside your home.

Aesthetic Appeal

Layering sheer curtains with blockout roller blinds creates a visually pleasing effect. The soft, flowing appearance of sheer curtains will add an elegant and delicate touch to your room's interior, and when paired with the clean lines of blockout roller blinds, you’ll achieve a balanced and sophisticated look.

Bright and colourful child's bedroom with sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds

 Temperature Control

Sheer curtains filter sunlight, reducing the intensity and helping to regulate the temperature inside your home. During hot weather, closing your blockout roller blinds will help to keep the room cooler and reducing the load on your cooling system. Our Bali Thermal blockout roller blind fabric is specifically designed to provide added insulation, making it a wise choice for our hot Australian summers.

Acoustic Insulation

The combination of sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds can also contribute to sound insulation, helping to reduce outside noise and creating a quieter and more peaceful indoor environment. This can be especially helpful if you live on a busy road, or have noisy neighbours!


If you choose to combine sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds, you can adjust the window treatment based on the time of day, the season, or your specific needs. This level of adaptability can be especially valuable in rooms that serve multiple purposes, such as living rooms or bedrooms. 

To add even more versatility, consider upgrading your curtains and blinds to motorised. By motorising your blinds and integrating them with your smart home devices, your house will become more energy efficient. Set your blinds to go down during the day to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. Smart Home Automation will greatly assist in reducing your energy usage, delivering savings back to the household.

UV Protection

Sheer curtains can filter out harmful UV rays that can fade furniture, flooring, and other interior elements. Blockout roller blinds offer additional protection by completely blocking UV rays when fully closed. Try our Bali Thermal range of blockout roller blind fabrics for the ultimate in protection.


Sleek and modern dining room featuring light grey sheer curtains with roller blinds behind them.

Enhanced Design Options

Combining sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds allows for creative design possibilities. You can choose from our range of fabrics, colours, and styles to match your interior design preferences and create a cohesive and harmonious look for your space. Add a Pelmet 95 to your roller blind to give you a professional finish. You can also choose to motorise both your blinds and curtains, and if you go the extra step - you can automate them to open and close at certain times of the day. The benefits are endless!

Combining sheer curtains and blockout roller blinds offers a versatile and functional window treatment solution—and this is why it’s such a favourite of ours and our customers! It provides options for light control, privacy, temperature regulation, and design aesthetics, making it a popular choice for homeowners looking to achieve style and functionality in their living spaces.


Sheer Curtains and BO Roller Blinds motorised

Customer: Epernay's bedroom - Every girl's dream!  Wall to wall, ceiling mounted soft and billowy sheer curtains over a plain thermal blockout roller blind, finished with a Pelmet 95.  And Motorised!!  This combination ensures Epernay of both day & night time privacy from the new build next door, and a great night's sleep thanks to the blockout roller blinds, back rolled and custom made to fit to the outside edge of the architraves. In addition, the insulating benefits of the curtains and rollers saves on the household energy bills!

The end result? A beautiful space Epernay loves spending time in - to do homework, hang out with friends or simply take time out to relax. 

What next?

If you’re in need of some inspiration, visit our gallery or Instagram page for ideas and real-life photos from our customers.  Once you’ve decided which product you prefer, make use of our free fabric samples. They will allow you to see and feel the fabrics before selecting the one you like best.

So, if you've got rooms that could benefit from a refresh, let us help you! The DIY process is easy to follow, and it will make a world of difference to your home, we promise.

Need some help? You can either Contact our customer service team or book in a free design consultation with me.


Thanks for reading!

Mike Gubby. 


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