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Sheer Shades vs. Blinds: Whats Right for My Home?

While sheer shades and blinds can seem the same at first, they have differing features and performance choices. Find out about these features so you can get the appropriate window treatments for your space!

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Both our sheer shades and blinds from Hunter Douglas are very customizable.

With the shades, you’ll have a selection of three styles, Silhouette®, Pirouette® and Nantucket™. Silhouette offers the highest number of features, such as ClearView® to improve your outdoor view and Duolite® integrated room-darkening roller shades. You’ll also have a full collection of vane sizes and fabrics to pick from.

If you want the clean style of sheer roller shades, Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades are available in more than 400 fabrics. With all those styles, you can find the desired amount of light control for your residence.

Our Hunter Douglas window blinds are offered in three materials: wood, faux wood and aluminum. And a wide selection of colors and textures. You’ll be able to best find the style and performance that best suits your home.

Smart Home Automation

Winner: Tie

With PowerView®, you can change your window treatments on your schedule. Whether you’re at home or on the go, just a swipe of your smartphone or tablet moves your automatic window blinds or shades. You can also integrate PowerView with compatible smart-home systems, like Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or the Google Assistant.


Winner: Blinds

At Louver Shop of Jackson, we’ve never found a window or door that we couldn’t cover. Our blinds are custom-manufactured for your house, so that means we can make them as bay window blinds, arched window blinds, door window blinds and other styles! Consult with your local design professional about your unique windows during your no-obligation, free in-home consultation.

Heat, humidity and moisture can be a concern in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. But it’s not a problem for faux wood blinds. Hunter Douglas EverWood® blinds are made from a modern polymer that outlasts warping and damage. Available in realistic TruGrain® wood finishes or Renditions™ solid colors, you may even forget that your blinds aren’t wood.

Vertical and Horizontal Solutions

Winner: Sheer Shades

Wood and faux wood blinds are only available in horizontal window treatments, so they aren’t a good match if you’re looking for a unified look across your house. With sheer vertical shades and sheer horizontal shades, you can access the fullest range of solutions for your windows.

Hunter Douglas sheer shades offer the best things about shades and blinds, offering you a drapery-like appearance with the convenience of blinds. These shades include vanes nestled between two pieces of fabric and can even be customized with a blackout panel.

Most Up to Date

Winner: Tie

At first glance you may think that wooden window blinds are too classic for your up-to-date house. However, there are plenty of modern window blinds from Hunter Douglas to fit your residence’s neutral palette, such as white, gray and black window blinds.

With a full range of fabrics and textures to select from, sheer shades coordinate with most any house style, such as contemporary, modern and even traditional.

Light Filtering

Winner: Sheer Shades

The sun can be grating and unforgiving, especially on south-facing windows. Transform that brilliant light into a warm glow with light-filtering sheer shades. This window treatment has two customizable panels with adjustable vanes that float between the panels. You’ll get precise control over how much daylight you want to allow in.

Blackout Features

Winner: Sheer Shades

Although blinds do a great job of keeping out daylight, they can’t outdo dual sheer shades. Hunter Douglas Silhouette can be customized with Duolite, an extra roller shade that offers enhanced control over daylight.

Blocks Heat

Winner: Blinds

Enjoy the style and performance of plantation shutters but are on a smaller budget? Plantation blinds look like shutters because they have a more generous louver that stops more heat. Faux wood blinds are engineered to last through extreme temperatures, humidity and strong sunlight, all without fading, yellowing, warping or bowing.

Potential Heating and Cooling Bill Reduction

Winner: Blinds

Polymer blinds are highly energy efficient as they can insulate up to three times greater than wood. Your windows are one of your home’s greatest sources of energy loss, so keep your heating and cooling where it belongs with energy-efficient window treatments.

UV Protection

Winner: Sheer Shades

The same rays that cause sunburn can also wreak havoc on your flooring, furniture and artwork. As time goes on, harsh sunlight can bleach your belongings. Keep your home looking gorgeous with a window treatment that defends against harmful ultraviolet rays. When combined with certain fabric selections, Hunter Douglas sheer shades can keep out up to 88 percent of UV light.

Get Started Designing Your Custom Blinds or Shades Today

At Louver Shop of Jackson, we want to make making your new custom blinds or custom shades a fun—and even pleasant—experience. Get started by requesting your free consultation by calling us at 888-428-1415 right away. There won’t be any pressure or obligation to order. Just access to free design advice, free measurements, and a free, everything’s-included quote. All from the comfort of your living room!

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