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3 Sheer Decor Items You Need for a Brighter, More Open Space

Create the illusion of more space with these crystal-clear items.

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July 10, 2024 at 7:02 AM PST
Decorate Sheer Decor

3 Sheer Decor Items You Need for a Brighter, More Open Space

Create the illusion of more space with these crystal-clear items.

By
July 10, 2024 at 7:02 AM PST

When it comes to decorating your home, not many people think of sheer decor. But actually, a lot of these items are probably already in your home. Sheer or transparent decor can make any space look open, airy, and modern. And because it has no color, you can decorate with it however you like.

So whether you’re going for a minimalist look or just want to add some airy elements to your space, incorporating transparent items can make a world of difference.

To learn how to make your home feel more modern, here’s how to decorate with sheer or transparent decor.

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Curtains

Sheer curtains can soften the look of your windows, creating a dreamy, ethereal ambiance for your space. But beyond their aesthetic appeal, they serve multiple other functions.

For example, they’re perfect for letting natural light into your home, while keeping the sun out. And if you need a little privacy, they can do that, too.

How To Decorate

When people think about transparent curtains, the color that typically comes to mind is either white or even a neutral tone like beige or gray. But actually, sheer curtains come in a variety of colors and patterns. And if you want your place to stand out, it’s important to not shy away from them.

Of course, sheer curtains can look nice on their own, but combining them with heavier drapes is better to create more visual appeal. Just remember to keep the curtains closed to let in light during the daytime, and draw the heavier drapes at night when you need privacy.

Beyond hanging your curtains near a window, they can also be excellent room dividers. For example, you could elegantly divide a nursery to create designated spaces for things like changing or breastfeeding. Or, if you have an open-plan space, they can be used to separate your living area from your dining area.

Acrylic and Lucite

Acrylic and Lucite are types of plastic known for being clear, sturdy, and really versatile. Because of this, they can be shaped into virtually anything, from chairs to storage solutions.

How To Decorate

Acrylic chairs are the perfect complement to small spaces like a home office since they don’t add a lot of clutter to the room. So even though they can be bulky, they don’t take up too much space, so you can still enjoy that open, spacious look and feel.

Like acrylic chairs, you can place an acrylic desk or side table in a home office to create a chic, unobtrusive workspace. And if you ever feel like the room is lacking in color, you can always pair it with a bright lamp or other accessory.

But the best and one of the most common ways to utilize clear acrylic is through storage. When storage boxes and organizers are clear, you can easily see what you need and grab it. This helps organize your items so you can keep your bathroom counters, vanity tables, or office desks free from clutter.

A glass table in a living room
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Glass Furniture

Even furniture can be transparent. Coffee tables, dining tables, and shelves are often made from glass and can appear see-through depending on how you place them.

Not only that, transparent furniture can make any room look a lot bigger because they reflect light. So if your room is on the smaller side, you can arrange your furniture to create the illusion of having more space.

How To Decorate

In order to decorate with transparent furniture, you need to consider how you want to use it. For example, a glass coffee table can be the focal point of a living room, especially if you pair it with a colorful rug underneath. Same thing with a dining table — you have to build on it for best results. Consider placing several sleek, upholstered chairs for a sophisticated look.

A glass shelving unit can look nice in multiple colors. And depending on where you mount it, it can even be part of a gallery wall to showcase your decorative items without overwhelming the space.



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