WINDOW COVERINGS – SHADING, SHEERS AND LOUVERS
SHADING, SHEERS AND LOUVERS
The most popular and growing category of window covering options includes window shadings, sheers, and light louvers. All three of these products are made from fabric and offer the ultimate in light control. Their versatility can provide complete privacy without complete darkness by simply adjusting the vanes for the desired amount of light.
Shadings, sheers, louvers, and panels are made with a wide selection of soft fabrics, including opaque and translucent materials. Both window shadings and sheers consist of soft fabric vanes that are suspended between two sheet fabric facings. Window shading vanes run horizontally and sheers run vertically. These vanes rotate for a filtered view allowing for complete privacy or anything in between.
Both window shadings and sheers are offered in a variety of fabrics ranging in opacity, texture, and color. Window shadings, sheers, and louvers are extremely versatile and can be installed in almost any room in the home. These products blend all the advantages of draperies, shades, and blinds into one design.
Vertical sheers work particularly well on large window patio doors or on window walls. The elegant and sophisticated looks of these window coverings make them a perfect choice for living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. They work well in contemporary and traditional settings.
One of the newest window covering designs in this category is light louvers. This new window fashion has a similar look to traditional wood shutters, but has honeycomb louvers that function much like a blind. Light louvers are made of durable fabric and come in either a translucent or room darkening style. Many colors and pattern combinations are available. These products can be installed with an inside or outside mount depending on the window molding and sill construction. Vertical sheers also come with the option of right, left, or split stacking configurations. It is important to note however, that window shadings and sheers may not be the best fit for pet owners. Being a sheer fabric, they may get damaged at the hand of a cat and its claws.