5 Window Covering Options That Won't Block Your View

The odds are that one of the reasons you moved to Idaho is the incredible abundance of nature, hiking trails, and gorgeous views. And while you love the large windows in your home that look out to those beautiful views, you often need some privacy too. We have the answer if you are wondering what to choose for window covering that will allow you to have privacy when you need it and enjoy those beautiful views throughout the day.

Roller Shades:  Offer Updated Colors, Textures, And Cordless Control

Clean-lined, modern, and transitional, featuring cordless or motorized control roller shades, offer the perfect solution. Available in different opacities from light filtering to room darkening in colors and textures to enhance your interior, roller shades give you the best of both worlds, privacy when you need it and your view when you want to enjoy it. Roller shades roll up neatly into a fabric-wrapped cassette or underneath a modern metal fascia or traditional wood valance, allowing total views. 

And yes, there are roller shades that use a solar shade material that you can see out during the day, and people can’t see in, but the opposite is true at night. Therefore, a solar roller shade is best used in a room that doesn’t require any privacy at night.

Dual Sheer Shades: Add Versatility and Style

Often called banded or “zebra” shades, Dual Sheer Shades also roll up into a cassette to allow maximum views. The difference between this shade and a roller shade is the alternating bands of fabric that will enable you to adjust the amount of filtered light and privacy control. Available in alternating bands of sheer and opaque material, Budget Blinds of Boise now offers this versatile product in new graphic patterns and updated on-trend colors. 

Cellular Shades: Great for Insulation an Energy-Efficiency

A favorite due to their insulating honeycomb design, cellular shades offer one of the tightest “stacks” in window covering.

What do we mean by “stack” when discussing window covering?

The stack refers to how much room the window covering takes up when raised at the top of your window or stacks back on the sides of the window, like verticals, sliding panels, or drapery. 


Cellular shades are versatile window covering that work well in large windows, angled top windows, and windows that need additional insulation for energy efficiency. It is also popular because of the option of a top-down/bottom-up feature, which allows you to lower it from the top letting natural light in and look out while maintaining some privacy on the lower half. 


Modern Roman Shades: Classic Style with Updated Features


Hunter Douglas's Vignette shade is the perfect option if you like the softness a Roman Shade adds to a window but want a cleaner, more modern look. With the soft fold of a classic Roman Shade but with the added benefit of a solid back for curb appeal (no cords showing) and the ability to raise the shade entirely into a cassette, this updated version offers a Roman shade with perfect updated style.


Sheer Shade: Soft-filtered Light with the Versatility of a Blind


Another shade originally designed by Hunter Douglas, the Silhouette, also known as a sheer shade, is incredibly versatile. Designed with soft fabric louvers sewn between two pieces of sheer fabric, this unique design gently filters light while providing a layer of privacy. The fabric louvers tilt like a blind allowing you to adjust the shade, yet unlike a blind that is often difficult to raise and creates a large stack at the top of a window, the sheer shade rolls up out of sight into a cassette. 


As you can see, Budget Blinds of Boise and Nampa has several options that allow you to have energy efficiency, light control, and privacy and still enjoy those gorgeous Treasure Valley views. So if you live out in Hidden Springs, Harris Ranch, the Garden Valley area, or anywhere in between, we have the perfect window covering options for your windows.


Schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, and we will bring the samples to you. In addition, our team at Budget Blinds of Boise offers design expertise, professional measuring, and installation services. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy your view! Call today or schedule online at www.budgetblinds.com/boise.








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