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Managing Sunlight with Sheer Shades

Sunlight is one of the most powerful aspects of your home. The way sunlight shines in through your home- through large windows, slatted blinds, or whatever else – dramatically changes the look and feel of your home. While there are many ways to manage the sunlight entering your home, some are better than others.

Pirouette® Sheer Shades from Hunter Douglas filtering light in a suburban home
As for one of the best options, Sheer Shades are a beautiful way to control the sunlight in your home. They can be used alone or as part of a larger window treatment plan, and they come in a wide array of colors and textures. In addition to looking good, Sheer shades can even help regulate your home’s temperature and make your home feel more welcoming and comfortable.

Sheer Shades control and transform the light in your home

The best part of sheer shades is their ability to transform light. Since they are made with thinner fabrics than traditional shades, sheer shades allow light to filter through rather than completely blocking it. This feature can create a gorgeous, golden living room filled with diffuse evening light or a light-filled room that isn’t so bright that you can’t see the TV. One of the best options for transforming light is the  Pirouette® Sheer Shades from Hunter Douglas. These shades are designed to control light elegantly and make the perfect addition to any home.

Sheer Shades let you see the world outside, even when your shades are closed

Unlike other window coverings that block entirely light, sheer shades act more like filters. This means that when your shades are down, you’ll still be able to see through them, letting you keep your favorite outdoor views in sight all the time. If you have a room that gets too much sunlight, a sheer shade can filter out just enough light to where your room is bright and airy but not blinding.
For these reasons, sheer shades are excellent for places like sun rooms, living rooms, or entryways. Anywhere in your home with a great view will only be made better with the addition of some beautifully crafted and installed sheer shades.

Sheer shades can be paired with drapery or other window treatments for privacy

Now, with how we’ve described sheer shades, it may sound like these window coverings will let anyone walking by see into your home. But, this is not true for many kinds of sheer shades, and with the addition of some beautiful accenting drapery, even the sheerest of shades can still give you the privacy you need.
For sheer shades that can still give you the privacy you need, there are Silhouette® Sheer Shades from Hunter Douglas. These shades feature an S-shaped fabric vane that allows you to see when it is open but then blocks sight and light completely when closed. These sheer shades give you the privacy you need with the light control you want.
As for combining different window coverings, one classic combination is sheer shades and curtains. These two simple items form a classic combination in many homes today for their visual appeal and the level of privacy they provide. Curtains don’t block out as much sunlight as sheer shades do, but they still offer some sun protection by blocking direct sunlight through sheer fabrics like voile or lace or sheer panels that let light filter through while keeping most of the view outside your home private from passersby.

Get in Touch

It’s all about letting natural light into your home; sheer shades are a beautiful way to do that. Deja Blue is here to help you find the perfect sheer shades for your home and other interior design needs. Don’t hesitate to call us at (650) 542-9693, visit us at 626 Jefferson Ave, Ste 8, Redwood City, CA, or even get in touch online. We can’t wait to help you create the perfect interior!