Layering blackout curtains with sheer curtains give you more lighting choices and is a DIY way to get the look of custom window treatments. Layered curtains usually have a sheer single color combined with a thicker curtain that may also be patterned.
The easiest way to layer curtains is using a double curtain rod. Just place the sheer curtains on the inner rod and the thicker curtains on the outer rod. With this setup, you can have the heavier curtains or drapes pulled to the sides while light shines through the sheer layer, and then just close the heavier curtains whenever you’d like less light or want full privacy. That’s all there is to it!
You can also layer curtains with just one rod by placing the sheer curtain panels in the middle (sandwiched between the heavier curtains). You’ll have less control over lighting and privacy, but depending on the room this might end up being a great setup!