Creative Use of Window Coverings to Control LightingWith today's wide array of interior window coverings on the market, the sky is nearly the limit when it comes to ways to control sunlight from filtering into the room, without compromising decor.
Good Light Control
For good control of light filtration into a room, blackout roller shades are unbeatable! Our budget no-light fabric roller shades are made from 2-ply vinyl, with 1 ply white fiberglass on the underside. A drastic improvement over the old fashioned roller shades! Though budget priced, these no-light fabric roller shades are nevertheless quality shades and are available in a variety of color choices.
Our Caslan Designer Roman Shaded roller shades also have excellent room darkening attributes, with 99% UV blocking ability when the shade is fully closed. Made from 100% soil and dust resistant polyester, they come in several designer colors to compliment almost any decor.
Medium Light Control
If a window covering that offers privacy while allowing some light is preferred, our Graber Fresco Classic Flat Roman Shades will do the job. Made from easy care fabrics, they are low maintenance, requiring only occasional dusting. Lighter colored fabrics soften and defuse bright light; deeper colored fabrics are more room darkening. All provide a moderate to high amount of night privacy.
Quality non-leaded plastic mini blinds, like those by Graber, are a more traditional window covering that allows you to control room lighting. Easy to clean and rust-resistant, they make perfect choices for high humidity regions, or humid areas of the home such as the bathroom or laundry room.
Some windows, such as those facing south or those blocked from public view, do well with a window feature that allows diffused light into the room. Single or double cellular blinds, with or without additional window covering such as sheers or drapery material, are perfect!
Constructed of translucent "cells" these shades block bright sun, casting a soft glow throughout the room when down, providing good insulation; warmer during winter, cooler in the summer. Our Super Value line of cellular blinds is superb in both appearance and quality, while priced far below major competitors.
Available in a full range of color choices, darker colors will diffuse sunlight more than lighter colors. Whether to block light out, block much of the light out, or simply to diffuse light while increasing privacy, you will find many window features from which to select.
When being creative with curtain or drapery style and color selection to compliment room décor, don't forget window features such as window blinds. They help regulate room lighting, protect carpet and furnishings from UV damage, and add just the right finishing touch!