Window Shade Opacities Explained
Sheer fabrics allow the most light into your room while softly focusing the view. But while they reduce some glare, they’re not designed for privacy.
Semi-sheer fabrics let in slightly less light than sheer fabrics. The view-through is not quite as much as with a sheer, and they still don’t give you much privacy.
Semi-opaque fabrics bring in just enough sun to light up a space but they will block your view and prevent others from seeing inside (although you may still see shadows of objects).
Opaque (also called room-darkening) fabrics will block almost all light from entering a room and provide optimal privacy. Keep in mind, however, it will be harder to brighten up your space with natural light unless they are partially or fully open.
As the name implies, blackout shades create the highest level of darkness by blocking almost all incoming light. Plus, they provide complete privacy for any room in your home.
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