Custom Window Treatments Let in Natural Light while Maintaining Privacy
Some types of window treatments will provide you with light and privacy, but they won’t block the natural sunlight from entering your rooms. Natural light is important to make use of any time that you can so you don’t need to use electricity to have more lighting in your home. This saves you money and makes your window treatments more energy efficient. Different types and styles of vertical blinds, roller blinds, faux wood blinds, honeycomb shades, and layered window treatments give you the best of both worlds.
Vertical blinds were originally created for use in large windows and sliding glass doors where horizontal blinds would be too heavy and wear out the lifting mechanism prematurely. Vertical blinds also work very well in any size window that you choose them for. Sheer panels in vertical blinds that are light diffusing have fully integrated vertical vanes to give you exceptional lighting and privacy control. You can adjust the vanes to get some light inside your spaces without sacrificing your privacy, and there is a huge variety of colors and fabrics from which to choose to match your decor and color palette perfectly. They are drapery-like sheers that have a soft glow of diffused light in your windows.
Roller blinds are affordable window treatments that allow you many different styles because they are made of fabric. Any fabric window treatment gives you the most options in texture, thickness, colors, patterns, and styles from which to choose. Choosing a light and lacey sheer fabric for your roller blinds allows you to have filtered light in your home from the windows when the blinds are down while still giving you a level of privacy. Choose a patterned sheer fabric for a huge impact, such as flowers or leaves, and you will see the pattern illuminate inside your rooms when the sun is shining through them.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds appear exactly the same as hardwood blinds, but they actually have many more benefits. The man-made material is specially treated to be resistant to mold and mildew, cracking, breaking, warping, and tearing to make them an excellent choice in hot and humid areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Faux wood blinds are available in both vertical and horizontal styles. In each of the styles, you can adjust the vanes to allow some sunlight into your home while still maintaining privacy levels.
Honeycomb shades, or cellular shades, are made in a special design to be very energy-efficient window treatments. They have tiny cells sandwiched in between two layers of fabric to trap air next to your windows and not allow it in your indoor spaces. This results in using much less electricity to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter to save you money all year round. Honeycomb shades have beautiful fabrics to diffuse the light coming in them, and it results in a soft glow on your windows for a modern appearance while keeping your privacy levels at the same time. You have over 100 choices of fabrics and colors, so you are sure to find one you truly love.
Layering Shades with Drapes
Another great option is to layer a sheer shade of any type with drapes. Consider a sheer roller shade for your first layer in any color and pattern that you really like. On top of that add a layer of drapery panels in a thicker fabric and with a lining for the ultimate in privacy. You can leave both layers closed for complete privacy, or open the drapes to have filtered lighting through the sheer shade to allow natural light into your home, giving it a warm feeling.
How To Choose the Best Window Treatments For Natural Light and Privacy
At Shaded Window Coverings, we carry a full line of custom window treatments in Missoula Montana for all of your residential and commercial needs. We specialize in fitting custom window treatments into specialty-shaped windows for highlighting your architectural delights. We carry a large range of blinds in Missoula, MT in many different finishes and colors to suit your personality and complement your style and decor. We can also add automation to your window treatments for convenience, and we carry shutters, drapery, and awnings, as well. Contact us to learn more about our innovative custom shading products today!