At Perfect Fit Window Fashions in Estero, FL, we’re often asked about the differences in window treatment fabrics. Hunter Douglas window treatments are rated on a scale of 1 to 4 for how they control light and privacy.
- Sheer – The material allows light into the room while providing a view of the outside. It also reduces glare but provides no privacy. These treatments would be great in a living or dining room. Window treatments that come in sheer fabrics include Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings and Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers.
- Semi-Sheer – The material diffuses light with moderate privacy. It offers a soft view. These treatments would be great in a kitchen or family room. Window treatments that come in semi-sheer fabrics include Hunter Douglas Designer Roman Shades and Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades.
- Semi-Opaque – The material filters more light, but blocks the view. Window treatments with these fabrics will provide more privacy; however, you will still be able to see shadows. Window treatments with these fabrics are great for bathrooms and bedrooms. Choices include Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades and Pirouette® Window Shadings.
- Opaque/Room Darkening – These materials block nearly all light and provide a greater degree of light control and privacy. Window treatments in these fabrics are great for bedrooms and children’s rooms. Choices include Hunter Douglas Custom Shutters and Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Window Shadings.
Remember, room darkening is not the same as blackout, which block 99% of all light. Blackout shades are great for bedrooms, children’s rooms, and media rooms. Choices include Duette® Honeycomb Shades and Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Woods with liner.
Window treatments come in a wide variety of fabrics. Our clients often ask for information about sheer or opaque materials, and how to choose the best one for their new window coverings. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we can help you make the best selection.
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