Pleated Shades in the sheer fabrics and materials category offer a privacy rating 1, on a 1-5 (sheer to blackout) scale. These fabrics allow light to enter, while reducing glare; they softly focus your view to outside. Sheer fabrics work great in areas where privacy is not an issue and a view is desired while reducing glare; or can be paired with a darkening liner for added light control and privacy. Some fabrics offer a silverized backing to help in addition to reflect the sun back out. Fabrics are a great decorating choice and will always make a positive decorating statement.
Semi-Sheer Pleated Shades offer a privacy rating 2, on a 1-5 (sheer to blackout) scale; they soften incoming light and give moderate privacy, but can also be paired with a darkening lining. These fabrics diffuse light for a soft, screened view. Materials vary in styles from linen-inspired to crinkled to denim-like and can enhance any decor. Semi-Sheer Pleated Shade fabrics are typically used in open living areas like living, dining and family rooms or any room where dressing up your windows with a beautiful fabric is key while keeping a soft view to the outdoors.
Our Pleated Shades with light-filtering materials provide a privacy rating three and transmit filtered light with no view through. This category provides substantial privacy, while allowing a soft glow into the room or can be paired with a darkening lining for added light control. The range of materials is plentiful, including a line with silverized backing (sun reflects back out) for additional insulation. Light-filtering pleated shades work in just about any room where a fabric is desired to decorate your window.
Pleated Shades with room-darkening fabrics and materials offer a privacy rating four and diffuse light, while giving complete privacy. This opacity level further filters the light and blocks any view. Also in the room-darkening category is a line with silverized backing for added light blocking available. These pleated shades are best suited for bedrooms, rooms with entertainment systems or any room where a high degree of light control and privacy is desired.