12″ – 120″
Sheer shades are unlike any other product on the market today. These exquisite window fashions combine the advantages of shades and blinds… in one breathtaking design.
Sheer shades provide several different design looks including a sheer view, as well as many of the features of a horizontal blind giving you the flexibility for both views of the outside or total privacy. Airy, lightweight, semi-transparent fabric with open veins allows for maximum light diffusion that pairs perfectly with customized drapery fashions.
Sheer shadings were once only available in light colors such as cream, white and ivory, but today, are available in almost every color you could imagine. Dramatic effects can be obtained by selecting contrasting colors for your sheer shade and accompanying drapery fabrics, giving your room instant style. Ask our designers, and they will show you the world!
If your windows are not the standard size, sheer shadings can be custom designed for you. Customization offers a greater selection of fabrics, colors, and textures and allows you full control over the look and feel of your window treatment. For those who seek innovation and style in their window treatment options, the ultimate answer is sheer shadings.
While sheer shades can offer improved control over heat gain and substantial protection against UV rays, they are not designed to insulate your homes against the cold of winter. Sheer shades do offer some insulating qualities, however, if heavy insulation is your goal, cellular shades may be a better option for you.
Best of Both Worlds
Motorized / Alexa Compatible
Sheer shades bring the best features of several window treatments all in one package: softening, diffused light with some privacy during the day, blackout options when you need it, complete light when the shades are raised, and privacy at night with the shades lowered and vanes closed. You can expect to pay less for sheer shades than you would if you combined two other window covering options for the same effect (for example, combining traditional horizontal blinds with simple sheer curtains), but sheer shades will cost more than some of the simpler styles. If you’re looking for something with a similar effect to sheer shades that are more budget-friendly, roller shades can offer a good middle ground between features and cost.
Cleaning sheer shades is simple and quick with the tools you already have on hand at home. We recommend cleaning your sheer shades with the brush attachment on your vacuum. Gently sweep across the flat fabric surface of the blinds with the brush attachment while supporting the sheer shades from behind with your hand. Don’t vacuum without the brush attachment, as strong suction may crumple or deform the fabric of your sheer shades. If you find heavier dirt or stains on the sheer shades, the fabric can be wiped gently with a soft cloth and warm water with a little mild soap or detergent. Don’t overdo the soap! A little goes a long way and you don’t want to end up with sudsy shades.
Sheer shades are made two components: fabric vanes (similar to the wood, vinyl, or metal slats of traditional blinds) and two layers of sheer fabric. The sheer fabric layers fill the entire window space, and the fabric vanes are suspended between the two sheer layers. This means that when the vanes are open, light is still gently diffused through the sheer fabric, creating a soft and inviting daytime space that brings a little privacy without sacrificing your views. There are a number of operating choices for sheer shades, including traditional corded systems, child-safe cordless operation, and even cordless motorization options.
Sheer shades provide the best of both blinds and shades in one convenient window treatment. Like regular window blinds, sheer shades can be closed, angled partially open, or opened fully to easily control light levels in your home. Instead of the slats that traditional blinds use, sheer shades have vanes that serve the same purpose. Vanes are solid pieces of fabric, suspended between two layers of transparent fabric, that allow you to easily open and close the shades to your preferred light and privacy levels.
|Light and airy||High maintenance|
|Modern appearance||Installation temperamental|
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