Sheer curtains have been covering windows for centuries. The word Sheer is a simple word that has so many meanings! Sheer curtains, also be referred to as custom drapes or draperies, can add a beautiful soft, translucent look to help protect furnishings from the sun, offer moderate privacy, and can soften the look of any room. They can even be lined and still provide a light, sheer look! Either way, custom sheer curtains or draperies give a room setting an airy, light and aethereal feel.