When choosing new window treatments for your home, you don’t have to sacrifice light-filtering capabilities for privacy. Many styles, including custom shades, still allow in plenty of sunshine.

If you know what capabilities you want but aren’t sure what style you need, working with a design professional like Louver Shop is a good first step. We’ll go over features and styles during a free consultation to help you find the right solution for your home.

Here are a few of our favorite window treatments that let in light while still maintaining privacy.

1. Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are the gold standard when it comes to light filtering and privacy. They’re a permanent window treatment designed to last for years. Their horizontal louvers come in varying widths and are controlled by a tilt bar. This bar allows you to let in as little or as much light as you want.

Quality plantation shutters, like custom shutters from Louver Shop, are made from genuine wood or faux wood. A seamless fit and premium materials make them energy efficient, which could help lower your energy bill.

Plantation shutters are a classic that has been around for years, so you won’t have to worry about them going out of style anytime soon. While they’re most often seen in white, you can give yours a modern twist with gray, black or just about any other color through a custom finish.

2. Sheer Shades

Sheer shades combine everything you love about blinds and shades while providing a drapery-like look. Available in both horizontal and vertical styles, these shades nestle floating blinds between two sheer or semi-opaque panels. These panels transform harsh sunlight into a soft glimmer, bathing your room in a warm and welcoming glow.

When you work with Louver Shop, you’ll be able to choose from a wide collection of fabrics, including colors, opacities, textures and prints. You can control how much privacy and light your home has. And your home can look just like how you pictured it.

3. Honeycomb Shades

While honeycomb shades don’t offer as much adjustability as plantation shutters or sheer shades, they make up for it in energy efficiency. These soft shades have honeycomb-shaped chambers that trap air at the windows, which are your home’s main source of energy loss. This can keep your home more comfortable at an energy-efficient temperature, helping you save more on utility bills.

Like sheer shades, honeycomb shades come in hundreds of fabric selections to match your home’s unique style. You can go with a more opaque fabric for added privacy or a sheerer fabric to allow in more natural light when drawn.

4. Roman Shades

Roman shades are available in several different styles to suit your taste and light-filtering needs. There’s the traditional style, which lets in light while drawn but adds privacy when you need it through an optional room-darkening panel. Then there’s the honeycomb type, which combines energy-efficient construction with the attractive Roman style.

Your local Louver Shop consultant can help you choose the best option for your home during your free consultation. For years, we’ve been dedicated to making beautiful homes happen. And we’d love to show you just how beautiful your home could be too. Contact us at 888-249-5655 to schedule your free, no-obligation design consultation today!