Totally customizable style options to fulfill the needs of your home, These shades are made with high quality materials that give your home an instant improvement. Choose among a wide range of classic and neutral colors, and a color matched continuous cord loop, we also offer a cordless option, perfect if you have small kids or pets at home. Upgrade to our motorized - wireless control remote add on is available.
These shades will help you to control the heat while allowing some light in. It comes with a retro window covering with a modern-day sensibility, that is both functional and stylish for any decor while making your house environmentally friendly.
Control privacy and light as desired with the striped fabric included across two layers that creates a close/open effect.
Minimum length: 18"
Maximum length: 72"
Minimum width: 18"
Maximum width: 72"
Factory Deduction: 1/4"
The cordless option is available
Headrail-3 inch depth and 2 3/4 inch high
Minimum inside-mount depth 1 3/4"
Minimum flush-mount depth 2 1/2"
Manufacturer’s best warranty
Hardware and detailed instructions are included for easy installation
We know it is difficult to find a great product online, so for your convenience we offer our free samples delivery service hoping to make you find that perfect choice, we guarantee you will love all the colors. Proudly handcrafted in the United States and custom made to your liking, ask for our 100% worry free fit or free policy.
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Are you looking to add some light-filtering capabilities to your home?
Light-filtering roller shades are one of our most popular window treatment options thanks to the wide variety of materials there are to choose from, as well as the wide array of transparency options.
If you’re unsure whether light-filtering roller shades are the right choice for your window decor needs, continue reading to find out all you need to know!
Our light-filtering roller shades help create gentle and natural light for your home. You’ll be able to enjoy the best characteristics of sunlight without harshness. Our large collection of light-filtering roller shade fabrics range from trendy tweeds to minimalist solids to subtle strips and beyond. No matter how you are trying to elevate your decor, you can find just what you need here at Affordable Blinds.
Light-filtering roller shades are so easy to use, which is why so many people choose to use them in their homes. With a wide variety of lift options, you can customize your shades to meet your unique needs. Plus, you can add on a decorative valance for extra pop and texture.
Regardless of the type of light-filtering roller shades you choose, you’ll get a mixture of style and practicality. You can use these window shades to subtly accent a window or make them the focal point of any room.
Solar shades are another type of light-filtering roller shade. However, these particular shades are made out of transparent mesh material. They are only made to provide ample privacy during the daytime.
What Does Light-Filtering Mean?
Natural light is something we all want in our homes at some point. It can make the interiors feel brighter, airier, and more welcoming overall. However, there are also times when you don’t want to have your windows completely open. Whether you are trying to block out lights from the street, stop your nosy neighbors from looking in, or set the mood for a romantic evening, light-filtering window treatments can get the job done.
Light-filtering window treatments are meant to block out some sunlight and UV rays from entering the interior of your home. They also block a slight bit of heat, as they diffuse natural sunlight. We often recommend these window treatments for rooms that don’t need tons of privacy or darkness, such as the kitchen or living room.
On the other hand, you have what are called room-darkening window treatments, which are best for bathrooms, bedrooms, or any other rooms that need a bit more privacy.
The opacity of your fabric is what will determine how much natural light is blocked from entering your room. The opacity is determined by the thickness of the weave, the type of fabric, and some other factors. Sheer shades let in the most amount of light, semi-opaque shades let in a medium amount of light, and opaque shades block out light altogether.
Light-filtering shades are some of the brightest shades next to room-darkening and blackout shades.
Typically, light-filtering shades use thin or coarsely woven material so that a slight bit of natural light is able to filter into the room. If you want a bit of dayglow in your home, light-filtering shades are the perfect option.
The amount of glow you get depends entirely on the fabric that you choose. You can get everything from a warm, yellowish glow to a cool, silver-like aura. We always recommend our customers look at tan, beige, or flax fabrics, as these tend to warm up just about any space really nicely.
With light-filtering shades, people from the outside will not be able to see into your home at night. While any onlookers might be able to see silhouettes or shadows moving about inside the house at night if you have the lights on, they will not be able to completely see-through.
You can choose between a wide variety of styles when looking at light-filtering shades. Depending on the primary needs of your space, you may choose to go with light-filtering roller shades.
Solar roller shades can be an excellent choice if having UV ray protection is of primary importance. However, even light-filtering roller shades provide ample UV protection, perfect for keeping your furniture and interiors in pristine condition, protecting them from fading and discoloration. There are varying degrees of transparency with light-filtering shades, which typically range from 1% to 10%. 1% material is the best for blocking harmful sunlight, as it blocks out 99% of UV rays. 1% material also provides more privacy.
10% light-filtering styles, on the other hand, block out 90% of UV rays. These types of shades typically come with a more open weave.
We have a major collection of light-filtering roller shades in sleek and modern styles. You can choose between a wide variety of materials and different colorsC ranging from bright patterns to neutral colors.
Roller Shade Rundown
Roller shades are classic. If you’re already considering buying light-filtering shades, we highly recommend going with roller shades for several reasons.
Due to their simplicity and timeless style, these window treatments have remained incredibly popular for many years. Beyond that, they are some of the most effective window shades on the market. Whether you need to block out a bit of light or maintain some privacy, roller shades can do so.
Plus, roller shades are probably one of the easiest window treatments to incorporate into a room. No matter what your style, color scheme, or decor is, you can fit roller shades into just about any room in your home.
Buying the right roller shades for your needs here at Affordable Blinds is incredibly easy. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind before you commit to making a purchase.
Even beyond light-filtering, room-darkening, and blackout styles, we offer a wide variety of roller shades, each with its own lift type, valance type, and color scheme. The way that you choose to install your roller shades can also impact how they appear and function. It is very important to know which is the best method for your home.
If you’re unsure whether roller shades are the right choice for you, here are a few reasons why so many people use roller shades today.
Roller Shades are Budget-Friendly
If you’re looking to get your windows covered with high-quality window treatments, all while saving a bit of cash, you might consider going for roller shades. Of course, you can still splurge and go for some high-end light-filtering roller shades with a unique pattern and motorized lift system, though there is something positive in knowing you don’t have to spend the entirety of last month’s paycheck on a set of shades.
Roller Shades Are Easy To Maintain
Blinds or shades that have features such as louvres, slats, and folds, are often very difficult to clean and maintain. Roller shades, on the other hand, are large, single pieces of material that stretch along the entire length of your window when they are completely lowered.
Unlike blinds or curtains, you won’t have to worry about a huge accumulation of dust, dirt, or grime. Blinds often collect tons of dust while curtains are very vulnerable to stains and grime. To clean your roller shades, you mostly only need to use a feather duster. Even the most difficult of cleaning jobs typically only require some mild cleaner and a damp cloth.
Roller Shades Provide Maximum Privacy and Light Blockage
If you install your roller shades correctly, you can maximize their efficiency to block out light and provide your home with a bit of privacy. Installed incorrectly and you miss out on a lot of what roller shades have to offer.
To start, you must thoroughly measure your window. The very first thing that you are going to have to consider when buying light-filtering roller shades is whether you want to put them on an inside mount or outside mount.
Outside mounted roller shades, as the name implies, sit on the outside of the window casing and make use of a headrail. The beauty of outsider-mounted roller shades is that they are meant to cover the entire window. With additional fabric on the outsides of the window, these roller shades eliminate light leakage by covering up gaps. Plus, outside-mounted roller shades often make windows look much bigger than they actually are, which can be great for smaller homes or homes with lower ceilings.
While you should still try and be accurate with your measurements when measuring for outside-mounted shades, you don’t need to be as accurate. Because outside-mounted shades aren’t meant to fit into a frame, they are far more flexible when it comes to getting measurements. Outside-mounted shades are great if you need to cover up a door, if you want to cover the window trim, if you have shallow windows, or if you’re choosing a blackout option.
There are also inside-mounted roller shades, which are more traditional. These roller shades use a headrail that is placed flush in the casing of the window. If you choose to go with inside-mounted roller shades, it is very important that you get your measurements correct. We always tell our customers to make sure they’ve measured to the nearest eighth of an inch. Make sure that you do not round up either.
Inside-mounted shades are great if you’re planning on layering your window treatments or if you want to show off the trim or woodwork in your home.
Roller Shades Are Easy To Operate
Most of the window treatments that we have here at Affordable Blinds are very easy to operate. After all, it is our goal to make window treatments that are convenient so that our customers are happy with their purchasing decisions.
When it comes to roller shades, however, the operation is easier than ever. When you think about how long roller shades have been around, you begin to realize that opening and closing them is almost in our DNA. A light push on the bottom rail and they open up. A slight pull on the same rail and they close.
Of course, you can also pick from a wide variety of lift systems as well. Here at Affordable Blinds, we provide customers with the option to pick from continuous cord loop and motorized lift options.
More info on lift options for light-filtering roller shades below.
Roller Shades Come In Tons of Styles
When buying light-filtering roller shades, you’re going to need to get a lighter color so that light can filter through. Of course, this does not mean that you need to go with a bright white. There are so many unique colors to choose from when searching for shades here at Affordable Blinds.
When it comes to light-filtering roller shades, it may seem like the color choices are near endless. The beauty of it is that you can find the right shades that inspire you. No matter your style or decor, you’ll be able to find a color to match.
If a solid color isn’t very inspiring for you, you might want to look at some of our light-filtering roller shades with textures and patterns. People will often buy roller shades because they want to cover their windows without distracting from their decor. However, a select few choose to make them the center of attention. If you are one of those select few, you might consider going for one of our more eccentric patterns and colors.
When it comes to the longevity of roller shades compared to other types of window treatments, such as blinds, you can expect a longer life out of them. On average, if you take care of your light-filtering roller shades, you should expect them to last seven years. Seven years also happens to be the average time that a homeowner changes up their decor.
However, very similar to blinds, you need to make sure that you take care of your roller shades so that you can get to that seven-year milestone with ease. If you have light-filtering roller shades with a cord, for example, the cord can split or fray, ruining the entire window treatment set. You want to make sure that you never force your shades open or closed. Light-filtering fabrics are much thinner and lighter than blackout fabrics, meaning you have to be careful about potentially tearing them. If you do, you’ll have to toss them.
Light-filtering shades are great for those who need added privacy at night. Because you can choose between a wide variety of fabrics when it comes to roller shades, you get the added flexibility of picking the best fabric for your home. We often recommend that our customers choose denser light-filtering fabrics for bedrooms and bathrooms, as these spaces require privacy during certain hours of the day. For more open spaces, such as kitchens or living rooms, having a lighter fabric can work.
Beyond providing more control over the privacy and natural light in any given space, light-filtering shades also keep out chilly drafts and reduce solar heat gain. No matter what type of climate you live in, you’ll see energy savings with quality light-filtering roller shades. While they are not anything close to cellular shades when it comes to energy efficiency, you might be surprised to find out that roller shades keep out a fair amount of heat and cold, helping to maintain room temperature in the home.
When the weather is warm, light-filtering shades reflect the sun’s natural light back into the atmosphere, effectively helping to cut down on heat transfer from the outside to the inside of your home. If you live in a hot climate or you don’t want to have to run the A/C during the spring and summer, light-filtering roller shades are a great investment. Of course, they don’t solely work well in hot climates.
When the weather is cold, light-filtering roller shades do the same thing. Think of these types of shades as a barrier between your home and the outside weather.
Upgrading Your Light-Filtering Roller Shades
If you want to take your light-filtering roller shades to the next level, you might consider upgrading them with some handy features.
Here are some of the most popular customizations that our customers often take advantage of here at Affordable Blinds.
● Cordless Lift: The cordless lift option is one of the most popular lift options when it comes to light-filtering roller shades. With a cordless lift, you get rid of any unsightly cords. Instead, this type of lift system uses hidden controls, allowing you to raise and lower your shades without any fuss. We highly recommend the cordless lift system for homes with pets and children, as dangling cords can pose a hazard.
● Continuous Cord Loop: If you’re looking to secure your light-filtering roller shades to the wall or window frame, you might want to go with a continuous cord loop. The beauty of a continuous cord loop is that you can raise and lower your light-filtering roller shades by simply pulling on the cord loop.
● Valances and Cornices: Again, there are a select few who choose to make roller shades the center of attention in a room. If you want to add a bit of pop and texture to your light-filtering roller shades, you might consider upgrading it with a stylish cornice or valance. Some of our light-filtering roller shades can be upgraded with a reverse roll. Reverse rolls are quite unique when it comes to rolling mechanisms, as they hide the shade when it is raise, creating a look that is clean, modern, and sophisticated.
● Motorization: Motorization is another very popular choice for modern homeowners. With a motor on your light-filtering roller shades, you can control how much you want to raise or lower your shades with the push of a button. Motorized roller shades work well in several situations. Motorized shades can be great in homes that have hard-to-reach windows. If you are someone with physical limitations of any sort, motorization can be a great way for you to get your autonomy back Not having to manually open your shades is a huge convenience and can save you many hours over time. Plus, there’s nothing that can dazzle guests quite like a set of motorized roller shades.
Make sure to get in touch with us here at Affordable Blinds if you have any questions regarding our various lift options and upgrades.
You can choose between two roll positions when choosing light-filtering roller shades. The roll position is the side in which the fabric comes out of the roll. It also determines whether the roll is visible or not. When you buy a standard roll, the fabric rolls down behind the roll. It runs next to the wall and you can see it inside the house.
If you have an outside mount, the standard roll option will keep the fabric tight on the wall.
Explore Our Wide Variety of Light-Filtering Roller Shades
We understand that window treatments can be expensive. Most people never consider changing the window treatments in their homes, as they can be out of the budget realm for most people. However, as you can see, window treatments are extremely important for so many reasons and can elevate and optimize your home space if you choose the correct types.
One of our main goals here at Affordable Blinds is to provide high-quality window treatment products for all to enjoy, regardless of budget.
We offer inexpensive, yet high-quality premium light-filtering roller shades, custom-made by professionals. You can explore our various styles and collections here on our site.
Make sure to get in contact with us if you are interested in procuring a free sample to test out before you commit. We look forward to helping you find the best light-filtering roller shades for your home!