Collection: Light Filtering Shades

  • Simplistic Cordless Pleated Shades and Blinds
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  • Classic Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Pleated Shades
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  • Woven Wood Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades
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  • Wicker-Look Woven Cordless Shades
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  • Contemporary Fabric Light Filtering Roller Shades
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  • Cordless Woven Wood Shades
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  • Classic Cordless Pleated Shades
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  • Simplistic Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up Pleated Shades
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  • Zebra Light Filtering Roller Shades
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  • Light Filtering Roller Shades - Classic Fabric
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 Light-Filtering Shades

Light filtering shades, such as roman shades, roller shades, and cellular shades, are excellent alternatives when choosing window treatments for your home. They are designed with exquisite fabrics to enhance the room’s appeal and protect you and your furniture from glare.

There are three different light filtering levels that shades and blinds provide. These filtering levels are sheer, room-darkening, and blackout. The latter is the one that prevents the most natural light from getting into the room when the shades are closed.

Light filtering shades that allow a certain level of natural light into the room providing a soft glow and have two opacity levels — sheer or room darkening. While these window blinds prevent a direct view from the outside, silhouettes and objects may still be noticeable depending on the room’s lighting. Therefore, they work best in rooms where total privacy is not a big concern, such as the living room.

Choosing light filtering shades for your home has many benefits besides the stylish look:

  • Light filtering shades for windows are energy efficient. During the winter, they provide insulation, reducing heat loss. These shades also serve to keep the heat out during the summer.
  • The sheer fabric of light filtering shades will protect your furniture and floors from UV rays, preventing them from fading.
  • As light filtering shades provide the room with soft natural light, it reduces the need for artificial light during the day. Additionally, the room gets an even illumination instead of dark and light spots.
  • Light filtering shades come in a wide range of colors, styles, and opacity levels for you to choose from, finding the most suitable window treatment for your home.

At Factory Direct Blinds, we offer a wide variety of light-filtering shades and blinds for windows, including roman shades, roller shades, and cellular shades. These can be designed with sheer fabrics of different opacities according to your preferences. With light filtering shades, you’ll get precisely the natural light and privacy level you want for your home.

In our buying guide, you’ll find all the information you need to measure your windows and choose the kind of shades or blinds that will cover all your window treatment needs.

FAQs

Can you see through light filtering shades at night?

Light filtering shades aren’t see-through. While someone looking from the outside may be able to distinguish shadows, these shades don’t allow a clear view of the inside of the room.

Do light filtering shades provide privacy at night?

The privacy light filtering shades provide at night will depend on the opacity of the fabric. When the light is on in the room, a sheer fabric will allow people from the outside to see silhouettes and objects partially.

What are light filtering shades?

Light filtering shades or blinds allow a certain amount of natural light to enter the room, providing a soft glow.

Do light filtering shades block heat?

Light filtering shades diffuse glare and block the heat from entering through the windows.