Graceful. Protective. Refined. Versatile. Thanks to the modern innovations in design and style, sheer window shades are a dynamic choice for residential window treatments. Their versatility comes from the light-control options available when using translucent textiles and their simple but refined aesthetic that can harmonize with many different décor styles and be useful in rooms throughout the home. Sheer shades can protect homes and provide privacy without compromising their graceful, ethereal feel. The soft illumination they create enhances interiors, which gives sheer shades both functional and aesthetic benefits.
The Beauty and Benefits of Sheer Window Shades
Soft Illumination and Control
Control sunlight but still embrace and enjoy it with sheer window shades. The fabrics in sheer shades filter light, softly curbing the harsher elements of sunlight to create diffused illumination that is warm and welcoming. Or, when more control is needed, the opaque vanes in sheer window shades can be engaged to deflect or block light for room-darkening effects. Switching between soft illumination or light-blocking features is easy with the modern, user-friendly operating systems, including motorized and automated systems, for the ultimate convenience and control.
Privacy and Protection with a View
The ethereal looks of sheer curtains and shades hide a wide variety of high-tech features that enhance the privacy and protection provided by the window shade. With their translucent weaves, modern sheer materials can allow natural light in but obscure the view so that homeowners can enjoy natural illumination throughout their home without sacrificing privacy. The latest sheer fabrics can also protect your home, furnishing, and décor from UV damage. And while sheer window shades are guarding against UV and preventing unwanted looks in, they are still providing a gorgeous view out thanks to their engineered opacity. This helps rooms feel open and airy and creates alluring visual aesthetics within a space.
Horizontal and Vertical Applications
Sheer window shades from Hunter Douglas, Alta, and Lafayette all have both horizontal application and vertical applications, so sheer window shades can be made to suit a variety of window sizes and specialty shapes, including arches, angles, trapezoids, circles, ovals, bay windows, corner windows, and sidelights as well as doors such as French doors, patio doors, and sliding glass doors. With the extensive range of applications for sheer shades, this stylish window treatment can be useful throughout the home.
Sheer curtains showcase a flowing aesthetic that reads simple yet graceful. Window shadings that mix sheer and opaque fabrics have a strong, clean look and a balanced feel that can suit modern or traditional décor. While striking on their own, sheer curtains and sheer window shadings can also be highly prized partners in layered window fashions. Their sleek profile and simple aesthetic make them compatible with many different styles of window treatments, from hardwood shutters to full, floor-to-ceiling drapery.
Top Sheer Shades from Industry Leaders
At Blinds Plus Designs, we carry only the best sheer window shades from trusted industry leaders like Hunter Douglas, Lafayette, and Alta.
Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings
The single sheer backing in Pirouette® Window Shadings allow for stellar views out while protecting residents inside from prying eyes. Their graceful maneuverability creates filtered or darkened illumination patterns for homes with easy control, and the fabric choice is rich and varied to suit a wide range of design styles. Enjoy protection from harmful UV rays with select styles of Pirouette® sheer window shades that can block up to 99% of UV rays.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shading
Using s-shaped vanes suspended between two sheer panels, Silhouette® Window Shading create fluid light control with soft, sheer illumination or room-darkening privacy. Window shades in the Silhouette® collection prioritize view-through beauty with ClearView® options for the sheer panels and the artisanal Alustra® Woven Textures® for the opaque fabric vanes.
Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers
A vertical style of sheer shades with the precision and maneuverability of vertical blinds and the flowing aesthetic of drapery. These sheer shades are exact in their movement (with up to 180° of light control) and striking with a chic and streamlined visual aesthetic. Opt for additional fabric by the yard to craft custom accessories to further ingrain the style of sheer curtains into your home’s décor.
The unique anti-moire design of Alta Window Shadings ensures that throughout your home, from any angle, the view through your sheer window shades will showcase the best visuals with no wavy distortion. Alta’s translucent or light-dimming sheer window shades have both horizontal and vertical applications with a dynamic color palette to choose from as well as automated operating systems.
Home Consultations for Sheer Curtains and Shades
At Blinds Plus Designs, we bring the showroom to you and offer free in-home consultations with a design expert. See how the actual window shade fabrics look in your home, review the different brands and features, and even have your windows professionally measured with no hassle for you. Contact Blinds Plus Designs today to request a consultation to talk about upgrading to sheer window shades in your home. Blinds Plus Designs serves the greater Orange County area in southern California, including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Seal Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Huntington Beach, CA.