Sometimes, there’s nothing like some bright sunshine and a bright blue sky to brighten your mood. We all know that natural light has its many benefits, but other times, the sunlight can be a little overpowering. With such clear skies, the sun is free to shine, but you might need a break from that direct light every so often. Going indoors provides a reprieve from the sun’s direct heat and ultraviolet rays, but depending on the angle, your windows might pick up the sun’s glare. If you don’t want to wear your sunglasses indoors, your only option is to close your shades. However, with light-filtering window treatment options from PSI Window Coverings, you can take a break from the glare and enjoy the warm, diffused glow of light throughout your home.
With Hunter Douglas window treatments, you have a wide variety of options to filter light. All window coverings can be customized, and most fabric window treatments allow you to choose the opacity. Sheer options are available for those who prefer a more translucent window treatment while room darkening shades can be installed in areas such as bedrooms.
One style of window treatment that offers beautiful light diffusion depending on the fabric’s opacity is Duette Honeycomb Shades. The unique construction of these coverings adds texture to your home which softens the light diffusion and makes it visually interesting. The way these shades are built also offers additional benefits. Constructed in a honeycomb fashion, these shades have pockets or cells that help trap air to insulate your windows. These cells can also trap access noise.
While light filtering window treatments can help diffuse the sun’s harsh glare, you might also need to completely block out the sunlight at times. Whether you’re watching a movie on a weekend or trying to get some extra sleep during the day, room darkening shades can be pretty useful. With the Duolite® feature available on some styles, you can pair a light filtering fabric with a room darkening fabric all in one shade. This option gives you extra flexibility when it comes to managing the light in your home. Since both fabrics are in a single shade, you can enjoy less cluttered windows while still blocking or filtering light as needed.
For extra flexibility, you can choose light-filtering window treatments that also let you control where in your home the light rests. Modern window shadings offer this sort of flexibility because they are made with sheer fabric and fabric vanes. The vanes are either suspended between two sheer panels or attached to either side of a single panel. With this style of shadings, you can adjust the tilt and angle of the fabric vanes. Not only does this let you control how much light diffuses throughout your home, but you can also use the angle of the vanes to decide where to direct the light. For example, if you are trying to avoid a specific glare, you can move and adjust the vanes until those bright rays are properly deflected.
If you’re ready to take a break from the sun’s glare and enjoy the warm, diffused glow of sunlight throughout your home, contact PSI Window Coverings today. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, we serve the surrounding area and offer free consultations to help you find the right design for your home.