Add privacy and a decorative touch to your patio pergola, gazebo, or balcony with solid sheer outdoor curtains. They soften the look of wooden structures and help keep you and your guests comfortable.
To keep your curtains from blowing in the wind, line them with small weights. You can use pebbles, magnetic strips, or specially designed curtain weights.
Sun Zero Linen Drapes
Sun Zero’s brushed tonal fabric delivers cozy vibes and a sophisticated look without sacrificing light-blocking functionality. This panel has a three-pass blackout design, meaning that it includes a black layer that’s sandwiched between two white layers. It also comes with fleece insulation to keep your room warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Strategist senior writer Liza Corsillo loves these woven cotton curtains from Better Homes & Gardens’ line at Walmart for their leafy pattern and stormy blue hue, but they’re best known for being able to be hung in either rod pocket or back tab style. They’re among the cheapest on our list and feature polyester blackout lining to help keep piercing sunlight out and your sleep uninterrupted.
If you want a slightly different color, the West Elm woven thermal insulated grommet curtain panels are available in blush and gray and have built-in metal grommets that work with most standard curtain rods up to 1.5 inches in diameter. The polyester lining keeps them looking crisp, even after many washes.
If you need to shorten the panels to fit over a sill, console, or radiator, they’re easy to hem on your own or by hiring a seamstress to do it for you. Plus, they’re machine washable on gentle cycles and can be tumbled dry. These solar-powered blackout curtains boast a modern color palette and energy efficiency features that will improve your home’s air quality while saving you money on your energy bills.
Shenandoah Outdoor SunSpun Grommet Top Outdoor Curtains
Shenandoah outdoor curtains come in several lengths, allowing you to choose a look that complements your space. They also feature a variety of tops, including grommet, tab and sleeve styles. The sleeve top style offers the most fully draped and full appearance, and is best for windy areas. Grommet and tab top outdoor curtains offer a more efficient look, with a slightly less fully draped appearance.
To help you choose the right Shenandoah grommet or tab outdoor curtain, ask yourself a few key questions:
Do You Want to Divide a Space?
Whether you’re designing a cozy nook for reading or setting up a separate-feeling dining area, outdoor curtains are a great way to create boundaries without blocking your view of the yard. Sheer outdoor curtains are a good choice here because they can offer plenty of privacy while still letting in filtered sunlight. Darker outdoor curtains, on the other hand, can provide a more abrupt sense of separation while masking the sun’s harsh rays.
If bug control is a priority, then darker outdoor curtains are likely the better choice, as they’re going to block more light from the sky and the eyes of insect-seeking invaders. They may, however, be more likely to trap heat and limit airflow in your screened-in porch or patio, so you should always weigh the pros and cons of both.
Shenandoah Sun Zero Grommet Top Sheer Outdoor Curtains
Add a touch of modern sophistication to your living space with this Sun Zero Hayden Energy Saving Blackout Grommet Curtain Panel. This stylish sheer fabric with a solid color blocks most light and offers privacy, while the grommets help to create well-defined, even pleats. It’s also easy to hang and open/close. It’s the perfect choice for your patio, porch or deck and also ideal for pergolas and Gazebos. Includes one panel measuring 54″ width by 95″ length. Rod not included. Machine wash cold on gentle cycle; use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Imported.
Shenandoah Outdoor SunSpun Tab Top Outdoor Curtains are light and airy for a beautiful look on your porch, covered patio, veranda or sunroom. These semi-sheer woven curtains are easy to hang and open/close thanks to their hook-and-loop tab tops. These panels are water, mildew and UV resistant. Each is machine washable for easy care.