Blinds, shades, and curtains are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to window coverings. Every type of window treatment we offer provides an array of benefits, as well as its unique appearance. However, sheer blinds are unique in their own right.
What Is a Sheer Blind?
If you are picturing a fine see-through fabric when you hear the words “sheer blind,” you are not far off the mark. Sheer blinds, however, are not the same as sheer curtains.
A sheer curtain is a transparent, thin fabric hung from a curtain rod. Despite filtering some light and providing a degree of privacy, sheer curtains are more about appearance than function.
By contrast, sheer blinds combine the aesthetic appeal of lightweight curtains with the practicality of conventional window blinds. Homeowners can choose between sheer fabric and an opaque material to offer different options for room-darkening and light filtration.
We’ve outlined what makes sheer shades stand out from the competition. But why do these window treatments warrant a closer look? Here are a few reasons why you might want to install sheer shades in your home.
You can use sheer shades to soften a high-contrast space, add whimsy to a room or add more texture to your interior. Their more delicate appearance provides a warmer and less formal look to your home than basic blinds.
They Offer Excellent Light Filtering
Homeowners have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the amount of light they let into their homes. The blinds are essentially two layers of fabric when they’re completely open, so they block out the glare from the sun without making the room appear dark. Light-filtering sheer shades are also an excellent choice for rooms that don’t receive much natural light during the day, due to this feature.
They Give You Privacy
It can often seem as though if you want privacy, you have to sacrifice your views and natural light if you have windows facing other residences or a busy street. Choosing sheer shades means you can have your cake and eat it, too. Even when you’re inside, you can enjoy nature and soak in the sun through the gauzy fabric, but it prevents onlookers from seeing what you’re up to.
They Are Also Effective at Room Darkening
The sheer nature of sheer shades doesn’t mean waking up with the sun is a guarantee when you install them. The secret lies in the construction: The blinds element allows them to block out light nearly as well as blackout shades and traditional blinds, as well as some other unlined window treatments.
You Can Customize Them
Your home’s design can benefit greatly from the use of these window coverings. Choosing sheer shades that match the colour scheme of your room will give your space a casual elegance. At Curtain Master, we offer sheer shades in a variety of neutral tones with a few lovely pops of colour.
Blind experts in your area can help you make the right choice no matter what type of window coverings you want—or if you’re having trouble choosing between two different styles or products.