Purpose of Window Treatment
Window treatments are a valuable and major addition to any house. They are an integral part of your home decor and are no less important than furniture or upholstery when finalizing the look of your bedroom or living room. They have the power to make or break your room appearance, can infuse drama and magically enhance their aesthetic appeal in an instant. Choosing the right window treatment need much deliberations and considerations.
Privacy, Outside View & Light Control
Window treatments are however more than just a decor item. They look to combine aesthetics and beauty with functionality. The primary reason why we opt for window coverings is to safeguard privacy inside the home and light control. Your home is your sacred sanctuary where you can feel safe and comfortable. Window shades help to seal off your interiors from the eyes of intruders or even harmless curious neighbors. Light control is another major consideration. Unfiltered natural light contains harmful UV rays and too much glare that can cause irritation to the eyes. UV rays can cause health hazards and also damage your furnishings. Diffusing natural light will help you to enjoy the benefits of sunlight sans the harmful effects. There is also another consideration that most of us will agree to and that is the need for an outside view. Once you are inside your house you are cut off from the outside world and the windows are the only means of connecting with your surroundings. If you have a beautiful view to behold, or you have a pretty manicured lawn or porch, or your house gets treated to an amazing sunset or sunrise, you would want to preserve that view. While privacy is extremely valuable you would not want to cut yourself off from all the prettiness around you. And finding that balance between privacy and view is what makes choosing a window treatment a challenging and rather daunting task.
Shades Allowing You to Look Out but Not In
A window shade that will allow you to enjoy the view outside will mean that it has a certain degree of openness and transparency which will jeopardize your privacy. So what is the solution? Can privacy and an outside view even go hand in hand?
One of the best solutions we have for you is Solar Shades. These shades are perfect for keeping the heat out with fantastic light control. They come with different levels of openness ranging between 1% and 5% or between 6% and 14%. The lesser the level of openness greater will be your privacy and light control. Higher openness implies lesser privacy and more diffused light and of course better view of the outside. Solar Shades, because of their unique weave, offer perfect privacy during the daylight hours and also allows you a fantastic view of the outside. This means that you can see out but no one can see in. This serves your purpose beautifully – but only during the day. At night it is the other way round. Once lights come on inside the house and it is dark outside, you cannot see out but those outside the house will be able to see in. For the night hours, you need to layer your Solar Shades will some heavy solid drapes or other shadings to help preserve your night-time privacy.
Sheer Shades are among the most elegant and graceful window treatments that you will come across in the market. You can choose from a range of opacity, colors, patterns and lift options. Depending on your need for privacy you can choose from different fabrics ranging from light-filtering to room-darkening in alluring colors. The vanes can be tilted open to let light in and to open up the view. Sheer Shades will allow you to get a gorgeous view of the outside but that outside cannot get a glimpse of the interiors. When lights come on after sunset and privacy becomes a concern close to the vanes. If you have light filtering Sheer Shades then we recommend using a layered window treatment solution using a combination of shades and curtains.
There are few other window treatment solutions like Venetian Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds that protect the privacy and allow light to stream through but to get an unobstructed view of the outside you have to raise the blind. This will allow outsiders to get a peek into the house. Solar Shades and Sheer Shades on the other hand are perfect for preserving your view and privacy at the same time during the day but will need adjustment or another shade to provide privacy at night time.
So yes, you can preserve your breathtaking view without sacrificing functionality completely. The choices may be limited but they not only do a good job but they look beautiful too. Solar Shades are smart and sleek and offer a finished to look to the interiors, perfect for a contemporary and minimalist decor. Sheer Shades are evergreen shades that can look beautiful with any decor style.