That’s a question the makers of window shades have asked…and answered. The result is “light-filtering window treatments” — shades that let in the light, but keep out prying eyes.
Light filtering window shades come in all styles: cellular, roller shades, roman shades, pleated and vertical. They can be motorized or manual. They also come with different light filtering capabilities, allowing varying degrees of light to enter the home.
In addition to letting light in, they also offer these benefits, according to RisMedia’s Housecall:
Energy savings: Window shades of any kind offer a buffer from the heat or cold of outdoors, thus saving money on energy bills. And some light filtering shades act as insulation more effectively than other window treatments.
Value: Light filtering shades maintain their value over time, particularly those that offer UV-resistant, antimicrobial materials.
Eco-friendly: Homeowners can buy light filtering shades made partly from biodegradable materials.