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5 Magical Benefits of Sheer Window Shades

If you look at a piece of sheer material it’s a lightweight, translucent fabric with seemingly little heft behind its weave. However, sheer is an incredibly versatile building block for modern window treatments because its ethereal aesthetic hides a diverse selection of design advancements and features that modern homeowners prioritize. At Today’s Window Fashions, we’ve identified 5 magical benefits of sheer window shades and the design features that Hunter Douglas sheer shades have that sets them apart from the competition.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Sheer Shades near Wasilla, Alaska (AK)

5 Magical Benefits of Sheer Window Shades

1. A Spacious, Open Feel

Sheer materials have a range of opacities, all of which allow for some level of view-through and visibility. This translucency not only allows natural sunlight to enter, but it also creates a visual bridge to the outside world. The combination of more light and a view out has a volumizing effect, making the interior spaces feel more open and roomier. This is true for Hunter Douglas sheer shades that use both sheer and opaque materials like Silhouette® Sheer Shades or Pirouette® Sheer Shades as well as custom sheer curtains.

2. Protection Against UV

Though sunlight does pass through sheer materials to create soft, interior illumination, it does not pass through the materials unaffected. Sheer window shades filter out harmful elements of natural sunlight like UV to protect against sun damage in your home.

3. Flexible Design Aesthetic

The hues of Hunter Douglas sheer shades as well as their polished style help to make this type of window treatment copasetic with a range of modern, interior design aesthetics. Find sheer window shades in styles as varied as Hollywood glamour to contemporary coastal to modern minimalism where their looks and features elevate home décor.

4. A Complete Spectrum of Light Control

While sheer textiles excel at filtering sunlight, it’s the additional innovation of opaque fabric vanes in the modern collection of Hunter Douglas sheer shades that give the treatments their extended range of light control. Sheer and opaque materials used in tandem allow a singular window treatment to respond to bright or low lighting conditions to create appropriate interior illumination. Select styles of sheer window shades are also compatible with the Duolite® system that adds a second, blackout shade to the sheer window treatment for heightened room-darkening abilities.

5. Hands-free Operation

Several sheer window shades are available with PowerView® Automation, the latest motorized operating system from Hunter Douglas. In addition to the wall mounted or handheld Pebble® remote, Hunter Douglas shades with PowerView® can also be controlled through the PowerView® app on your smartphone or tablet or by synchronizing the system with your home’s existing home assistant or smart home program. Some smart home systems can then in turn grant homeowners voice control for their motorized sheer shades. PowerView® Automation also has an option for scheduling automation that puts motorized shades on a pre-set schedule that homeowners can set and forget, trusting PowerView® Automation to keep your shades performing optimally around the clock.

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Dive into the magical beauty and surprising efficiency of sheer window shades with Today's Window Fashions Alaska. Request a consultation with the design team to discuss customizing Hunter Douglas sheer shades for your home.

Today's Window Fashions serves homeowners in the Greater Wasilla area as well as Palmer, Big Lake, Willow, Houston, Talkeetna, Eagle River, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. We can’t wait to help you find the best sheer shades, blinds, shutters, drapes, and more for your home.