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Advantages Of Sheer Shades

Depending on your personal preference, choosing low-profile and no-frills options for window shades is perfectly suitable for bathrooms; and bedrooms but tastes often change. At Factory Direct Blinds, we know that customers often need window shades that are not only pleasing to the eye but are also versatile in both handling, and light control functionality.

Light Filtering Sheer Shades Are Here


Need a set of shades that keep the glare of the sun out of your living space? If you’re shopping around for light filtering coverings for your home, then look no further. They are not only practical but are affordable for every budget.

Keep The Light Dim With Room Darkening Sheer Shades


A name can assume only so much. Sheer shades are no exception, but don’t let that mislead. The functionality of sheer shades makes them an ideal nominee for any room in the home. They allow the perfect amount of light for various situations and environments. Just drop the shades, and close the vanes to guarantee a darkened room for movie night. Or let in the sun filters through the open, sheer panels while enjoying a sunny afternoon.

Many homeowners believe that sheer shades are particularly for light filtering purposes. That's not necessarily the case. Sheer shades are more than perfect for eliminating around 95% of light, and UV rays. If you’re interested in sheer shades with the greatest amount of light control, you’ll love our 2" Room Darkening Sheer Shades.

Cleaning Sheer Shades


While sheer shades can add a beautiful, and elegant touch to any room in your living space. sheer shades attract dirt and dust just like other—and that means they need to be cleaned regularly to look their best at all times. Not everyone has had an opportunity to clean sheer shades, so we've compiled a small list of cleaning items, and helpful tips for cleaning sheer shades the right way.

First of all, you'll only need a few items to get your sheer shades looking new:

Feather duster - A feather duster is the quickest way to brush away light accumulations of dust, dirt, and even pet hair from your shades.

  • Cleaning With A Feather Duster - You'll start off by cleaning your sheer shades with this useful item. Feather dusters remove any light accumulations of dust. Just gently run the feather duster along the surface of the shade, starting at the top and working your way down to the bottom. You may want to place a towel underneath your window to catch any dust from falling onto your carpet or just take a vacuum, and clean the carpet around the windows after you clean your shades.
  • Vacuum With A Soft Brush Attachment - To remove dust and dirt, use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum’s extension handle.

  • Cleaning With A Vacuum Brush Attachment - After using your feather duster, you may have some leftover dust that needs to be cleaned off of your window shades. Your vacuum's soft brush attachment should remove any additional dust from your shades. If the vacuum doesn't do its job, try changing the suction settings, and clean from top to bottom.
  • Warm Water And Mild Soap - The manufacturer’s cleaning instructions may indicate that it’s fine to use soap, and water when cleaning. If the instructions say otherwise, just use a feather duster, and your vacuum brush attachment.

  • Cleaning With Warm Water And Mild Soap - Dip a cleaning cloth in the mixture, and wring the cloth out thoroughly to avoid any water damage to your shades. Starting at the headrail, gently wipe along the fabric's surface of the shades to remove any extra dirt, dust, and light stain.
  • At Factory Direct Blinds, we’re proud to offer high-quality window shades at a variety of price points for our customers. Give us a call at 800.355.2546 for any general inquiries. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for more window help, and decorating tips.