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Light filtering shades may mean different things to different people. I might want to filter a lot of light through room darkening shades. This is practical for energy efficiency and still offers beautiful window treatments. Other light filtering choices are sheerer, translucent blinds and shades that block UV rays yet preserve a nice view outside. Translucent white shades filter the light and reduce the glare of the sun so that your skin and your linens are protected from direct UV light. Blinds sometimes score better for applications where privacy is a priority along with humidity control and ventilation.
Light filtering blinds and shades offer sophisticated elegance as well as functionality. They are an affordable option and provide a maximum view. Make sure the top and bottom rails match the fabric for a complete uniform look in your room.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|