Home Essentials: Sheer Window Shadings

Sheer window shadings continue to be one of the most popular choices for window treatments in the home and have been on the market for decades. Sheer shadings are also one of the most adaptable products on the market.

The vanes will provide complete privacy when closed or they can be a bit sheerer depending on the fabric you select. Preventing out most of the light from a room when they are closed, sheer window shading also comes in light-dimming fabrics.

The protection they offer against the damaging UV rays of the sun is another of its great feature. Sheer window shading offers nearly 100% protection for your home’s furnishings and decor when the vanes are closed. But, even when the vanes are open thus, permitting seeing from outside, the sheer fabric will still filter out 88% of the UV rays coming into your home which is the best part.

One downside is that sometimes one of the most important considerations when you are buying new window treatments, is the cost. When it comes to window shade pricing, sheer window shadings are at the top of the priciest product. You will pay for it up front but the quality is excellent, along with their warranty, and then it should last for decades which makes it a good investment.

Looking too formal is another potential issue with sheer window shading as some people really dislike. It sometimes awakens memories of grandma’s living room, and that just doesn’t fit with their casual lifestyle for some homeowners. Not to worry because there are newly introduced a few more casual fabrics in the present day.  

Sheer window shadings offer a fairly limited color palette which is another downside.  For sheer window shadings, the fabrics consisted of very light neutrals and pastels which is common. A light neutral is the most versatile color option for future redecorating since this is an investment.  For playful color choices, there are some deeper, richer colors in cocoa, charcoal, olive, gold, burgundy and other accent hues so the options are vast and not limited.

They aren’t as good at insulating against the cold of winter although sheer window shadings offer remarkable protection against UV rays and heat gain in your home. If heavy insulation at the window is your goal, there are some insulating qualities at the window like the honeycomb shades may be a better alternative for you.