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Should I Use Sheer Shades for Windows?

When it comes to spring and summer, you want your home to feel as light as air. So ditch the heavily weighted drapes and replace them with something breezy for the season. When it comes to the answer to the question, “Should I use sheer shades for windows?” Our answer? Absolutely. Our team of design professionals at Unusual Designs is eager to discuss some of the considerations when selecting sheer shades, such as fabric types, how sheer roller shades can offer a modern aesthetic, and how privacy sheers create instant elegance.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Sheer Shades near Newport News, Virginia (VA)

Sheer Fabric Types

While there are scores of sheer fabric types, we will focus on a few that work best for sheer window shades.

  • Sheer Fabrics: offer the most view-through and let in the most light compared to other fabric types. With these fabrics, you can see through to the outdoors—though the views may be always be 100% clear depending on the opacity level and shading solution.
  • Semi-Sheer Fabrics: are a little more opaque than sheer fabrics. While offering some transparency, they block more view while still letting in a great amount of light.
  • Semi-Opaque Fabrics: are even more opaque than semi-sheer fabrics. While they let the light shine through, they do provide even more privacy, though they are not the best for room darkening occasions when you need absolute dark.

Sheer Roller Shades for A Modern Design

Roller shades are a modern option that hide in a convenient header when you want them up and out of the way so that you can enjoy the view. We offer several different options if you’re looking for innovative sheer shades on a roller for your interior design.

Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades come in five different opacity levels and over 130 colors and textures, including environmentally friendly fabrics. These sheer shades not only illuminate your space with natural light—they also protect your home from UV rays and keep your views and light front and center.

Hunter Douglas Designer Banded Shades combine a sheer and roller shade rolled into one window treatment. Also called zebra shades, banded shades are layered with slats of sheer and solid fabrics so that you can have a view and privacy simultaneously. We offer these gorgeous shades in over 90 fabric colors ranging from light whites to earth-loving greys and browns to specialty patterns.

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Sheer Shades are a unique sheer that rolls up into a header. Made with a Quique combination of opaque slats attached to a sheer panel, the vanes move in tandem to create privacy when you need it. Over 90 fabrics and color choices ensures a look to match any decorating style.

Luminette Privacy Sheers for Sheer Elegance

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers are drapery-like sheers that diffuse the light and offer a soft glow to any room. Their vertical sheer panels are fully integrated with vertical vanes for an elegant cascading window treatment. You can effortlessly control your light and privacy manually or with intelligent automation.

We offer these graceful sheers in over 80 fabrics and color choices, so you will find one that satisfies your aesthetic taste. Our privacy sheers are perfect for large windows and doors; their vertical line will make your ceilings appear even higher.

Shop Our Showroom for Sheer Shades for Windows Near Newport News, VA

Unusual Designs has served Newport News and its surrounding neighborhoods for over 20 years. We are your go-to store for everything you need to beautify your home with window coverings, paint, wallpaper, and more. Our knowledgeable staff understands that enhancing a home can be complicated and is eager to listen to your design ideas and offer our sage advice along the way.

When you are ready to illuminate your windows with sheer shades, request a consultation today, and one of our friendly staff will contact you. We can guide you through the entire process, from selection to measurement to installation.

We are honored to serve Newport News, VA, and the surrounding area, including Hampton, Gloucester, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia.