What’s the Difference Between Zebra and Dual Shades?

Aesthetic white and pink home office with LEVOLOR® Light Filtering Zebra Shades in Terra Black
LEVOLOR® Light Filtering Zebra Shades in Terra Black

Surprise! There isn’t a difference between zebra shades and dual shades besides the name. Sorry for the slight rick-roll, but this is a common question. So much so that we decided to do a blog post about it! So what do both names refer to?

First, let’s talk about the window covering itself and how it works. Zebra shades have the look of a horizontal blind and easy operation of a roller shade. It’s made from two layers of alternating bands of sheer and semi-opaque or solid fabric attached to a roller. Opening them rotates the fabric so the bands, or slats, sit directly on top of each other.

When fully opened, light shines through the transparent sections and allows a view to the outside. When closed, the non-transparent bands overlap to provide privacy and help protect your furniture from harmful UV rays.

Closeup shot of Traditional Light Filtering Dual Shade in Natural
Traditional Light Filtering Dual Shade in Natural

The name “zebra shades” is a reference to the clean, bold lines that resembles the pattern of a zebra’s coat. Whereas the name “dual shades” emphasizes their dual-functionality of light and privacy control.

Whatever you decide to call them, they’re the perfect complement to contemporary and minimalist interiors. We love dual shades because they allow for different levels of filtered light, visibility and privacy!

If you want to talk more about dual shades, call or chat with one of our Design Consultants! Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!

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