Difference Between Sheer and Opaque Curtains

Besides deciding upon color, pattern and texture, the major choice when selecting curtains comes down to whether sheer or opaque curtains are more appropriate for a particular room or window. If unfamiliar with drapery terms, this may seem confusing if a similar color or style is available in both sheer and opaque versions. Sheer curtains let light flow in while opaque curtains do not.

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