When considering the right fabric treatment for your windows, several elements should be weighed. Let’s start with color, as this is the most prominent aspect you will notice when viewing the completed window treatment.
When purchasing a sheer fabric for your window, be aware that the color you select will wash the room in that hue when the sun shines through it. That can be very good or very bad, depending on your color choice and its compatibility with the rest of the room. A sheer material will be fabricated into a three-to-one fullness, which will intensify the color. A small swatch on the sample board might look soft and innocent, but having it gathered to triple fullness, and strewn across the entire window, will intensify the value of its hue, possibly creating a monster. A larger sample of the sheer fabric should be ordered before buying the bolt because, here again, a small swatch of what appears to be pink might actually be peachy. Blues may vary greatly from the small sample to the larger one. Caveat emptor!