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.