True to their name, these window coverings can be lowered and still filter in light while blocking UV rays. This is a great way to diffuse light without potentially harming your furniture and flooring. After all, natural light has its benefits like:
- Boosting Vitamin D
- Producing serotonin and endorphins
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Saving energy and money on electricity
If you’re ready to add these shades to your home, we’ve simplified the process and gathered our five most popular light-filtering shades. (Just in case they aren’t a good fit, we pulled popular light-filtering shades in other categories at the end of this post.)
1) Classic Roman Shades
You’ll love the way light softly diffuses into the room with Classic Roman Shades! Romans can complement various interior designs, and these shades come in a variety of calming, coastal colors and patterns. For a modern look, choose a pleated fold, or choose a soft fold for a more traditional look.
“Samples were very helpful. Shades were as pictured and easy to install as demonstrated in the helpful videos. Great result at a great price! Would definitely use SelectBlinds for future window coverings.”
– KF from CO
Pictured: Classic Roman Shades in Lakeshore Navy
2) Cordless Light Filtering Top Down Bottom Up Shades
Cordless Light Filtering Top Down Bottom Up Shades are an ideal solution to maximizing privacy while letting in light when you want it. They work well in any space that needs a little protection from the sun’s harsh glare. Plus, the stylish, single-cell 3/4” pleats help keep rooms comfortable and energy costs down all year long. (If you love the look but not the lift, check out our Cordless Light Filtering Cellular Shades!)
“These are perfect. Measuring for order was easy and so was install. My home looks like it got a makeover. Tons of light, clean, and fresh. Wish I would have done this years ago. I’m very happy with the company and the product.”
– Cara from MT
Pictured: Cordless Light Filtering Top Down Bottom Up Shades in Stone Wall
3) Classic Cordless Woven Wood Shades
Classic Cordless Woven Wood Shades breathe a whole new life into your space with its natural materials! Impress your guests with the added dimension the varied colors, patterns and tantalizing textures offer to your windows. These shades easily blend into almost any room and with any style.
“We love our new blinds. They arrived very quickly, were accurately cut to our measurements and installed very easily. They are the finishing touch to our kitchen remodel and look wonderful.”
– Sparker from CA
Pictured: Classic Cordless Woven Wood Shades in Calla
4) Select Light Filtering Cellulars
Select Light Filtering Cellulars can help create more comfortable, quieter living spaces with its ability to absorb unwanted heat, cold and outside noise. Choose the 1/2″ double cells if you need extra insulation, or the 3/4″ single cells if your area experiences consistently fair weather. The shades come in a variety of crisp colors, with color-coordinated hardware and headrails for a high-quality look.
“We are very happy with the cellular blinds. They installed and operate just as advertised, and we expect many years of relatively maintenance-free service from them.“
– Thomas from OH
Pictured: Select Light Filtering Cellulars in Cinnamon SC
5) Traditional Light Filtering Dual Shade
The Traditional Light Filtering Dual Shade is a dual-function window treatment with the look of a horizontal blind and easy operation of a roller shade. The sheer and solid bands of fabric provide both light filtering and privacy control while reducing glare and UV rays. When closed, the bands overlap to form a solid covering to protect your privacy.
“Bought these for my kids bedrooms. These blinds provide an updated look and great light filtration. These are constructed very well and installation was super easy. Going to buy some for my bedroom next.“
– Mcarlin from NC
Pictured: Traditional Light Filtering Dual Shade in Hazelwood
Not sure about the shades above? Try these styles!
Select Light Filtering Roller Shades
These budget-friendly Select Light Filtering Roller Shades let through just enough light while still maintaining privacy. Sleek and modern looking, these contemporary rollers come in popular neutral colors that pair well with any decor. It also comes standard with a kid-friendly Cordless Lift.
“The blinds were very easy to install and look much better with the casing around them. The material was good for the price. The rollers work great and look amazing. If you measure the right way, these blinds will fit perfect. Overall good product. You will get what you pay for.”
– Francis from PA
Pictured: Select Light Filtering Roller Shades in Oyster
Classic Curtains are crafted with strong, easy-to-care-for materials in coastal colors. You can match them with Classic Roman Shades, or layer them with other window blinds or shades to create a customized design throughout your home. Let them cascade down for a casual look, or upgrade to matching tiebacks for a more formal look.
“I was nervous! Did I pick the right color, did I measure properly, etc. However, everything turned out perfectly!! I am very happy with how the curtains look in my living room. I don’t think I would have found such a perfect match anywhere else.”
– T Robinson from NC
Pictured: Classic Curtains in Blue Spruce