How to choose a modern alternative to net curtains

by Yvonne Keal

Product Management specialist

Published: 16/12/2022

Updated: 10/07/2024

Say goodbye to old-fashioned net curtains

Wondering what to replace your old net curtains with? Let's show you some alternatives that'll provide that all-important privacy and light control but keep your space modern and stylish.

White Voile Roman blinds in large glass dining room expanse looking out to garden

1. Contemporary shades

For sheer elegance, Voile Roman blinds are a beautiful addition to any home. Creating a sleek and simple look, these stylish blinds are great for providing day time privacy, and are especially suited to wide windows.

We’ve chosen Clarity White for this minimal dining area. The lightweight, plain fabric creates a tailored finish at the window, while the sheer quality allows lots of light to filter into the room, creating a bright and airy space.

2. Serene sheers

a warm bedroom with a white and yellow blind and neutral furnishings

3. Perfect privacy

Of course, if you’re looking to inject a little colour into your home, our lighter weight fabrics are also available in striking shades.

We've freshened up this bedroom with a lovely springtime feel by combining white and pastel blue with the cheery shade of yellow from the Polly Honey Roller blind. The pretty floral pattern on the creamy backdrop lets the natural light filter through into the room while still providing the privacy you'd expect in the most personal room of your home.

4. Lovely layers

Why not combine Voiles and curtains for a practical, yet stylish finish? Not just for the summer months, Voiles pair wonderfully with curtains for a luxe, layered look that gives you flexible control over light, privacy and temperature all year round.

There are so many fabrics to choose from and all our curtains have standard linings, plus thermal or blackout options for extra warmth or darkness when you need it.

5. Best of both

For the ultimate in versatility and light control, look no further than Day and Night blinds. These clever blinds  are made up of sheer and opaque panels that you can adjust to your desired level of privacy and light filtering.

Enjoy the soft light and airy feel of sheer fabric during the day, and simply switch to the opaque stripes for complete privacy and darkness at night.


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