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Sheer Blinds: Modern Window Treatments

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 | Filed under: window blinds, window treatments
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Sheer Shades

Sheer Shades

Sheer blinds are a great option for those who love natural light. These blinds work best in rooms with sweeping views or maximum sunlight, and can be tilted to avoid television glare and blinding rays. The slats can be closed for more privacy, and the translucent nature of sheer blinds make for a very pretty feature. Sheer blinds are different from other blinds due to the fabric used, which are very different from vinyl, metal, and wooden slats used in other treatments.

There are a few downsides to sheer blinds. Perhaps most important of all the cons is privacy. Because sheer blinds allow soft light in, the possibility of seeing in from the outside can present a problem in dressing rooms and bathrooms. Sheer blinds offer less privacy than Venetian blinds or traditional curtains but also offer a softer feel. Along with a lacy of privacy, sheer blinds also do not offer much protection from the outdoor elements. Compared to other window treatments, such as blackout shades, sheer blinds are energy inefficient and should be used sparingly in harsh climates.

Despite these cons, many people choose sheer blinds for the lovely natural lighting effects brought to the room. Sheer blinds add a delicate shield from the sun while still allowing natural light to brighten and warm the room. These blinds offer an extra level of customization to a room as the varying degrees of light can have an overall effect on the room’s mood. In rooms with majestic views, sheer blinds allow natural light and natural views. In city settings, sheer blinds dull bright lights while still giving homeowners and apartment dwellers a glimpse of the glittering lights.

Sheer blinds are best used in rooms that do not require extra privacy such as foyers, living rooms, and kitchens. If being used in conjunction with other treatments, sheer blinds can be layered for different effects in rooms where more privacy is required. When used with curtains or custom drapes, sheer blinds offer the ability to brighten a private or dark space. It is recommended that sheer blinds be layered with open drapes for a more dramatic focal point of an incredible outdoor view. Sheer blinds are intended to give a light, delicate feeling to any room and are available in a large variety of textures and colors.

As with any design feature, sheer blinds reflect a certain mood and ambiance. Deciding whether sheer blinds are appropriate for your space is a careful decision to consider. Make sure you think about your privacy and energy efficiency needs before choosing any window treatment. This way, your results will be exactly what you envisioned for your space.

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