Sheer blinds are great because they let some into the room while providing a little more privacy. Of course, most people choose them over light blocking blinds because they prefer the look of the fabrics. Simply put, sheer blinds are available in a wider range of styles. There are more fabrics and colors to choose from. Some people even install sheer blinds, but never even close them. Others install sheer blinds and never open them. Regardless of how you will present your sheer blinds, you need to make sure that you have window shades that will compliment them. This article explains how to create a functional and stylish blind and shade combination for your rooms.
Cordless shades are extremely affordable, easy to install, and super functional. They can be slid up and down without the headache of a cord getting in the way. They are also lightweight so they can be installed on wide windows. Most people choose white shades that filter out most of the light, but let a little shine through. This gives your full privacy without making your room too dark.
However, some people want to allow more light into their rooms while still retaining full privacy. This is where a "top down/bottom up" system is extremely useful. With these systems the shades can slide down from the top or up from the bottom. Basically, you can leave the bottom closed for full privacy while opening up the top to let light in.
Cordless shades are mainly functional, and not very stylish, so adding sheer blinds is a great way to add unique style to your window interiors. While the shades are installed inside the window recess, the blinds are installed on the wall around the window. The blind fabric and the headrail are decorative elements that determine the overall look of the window. The headrail is usually wood with a miter so you can find a product that matches with your crown and/or baseboard molding design. Since you will have the extra protection of cordless shades, you will have more freedom to choose a sheer blind fabric. That is, you can be more focused on finding a beautiful fabric that you love, rather than worrying about your privacy.
With sheer blinds and top down/bottom up shades in your windows, you will have the widest possible range of light control. This great combination enables you to make your windows more stylish and functional at the same time.