Letting Light into Homes with Sheers & Shadings

Letting Light into Homes with Sheers & Shadings in Apex, North Carolina (NC)

In this article, Benchmark Shutters & Shades – conveniently located in Apex, North Carolina (NC) – is here to tell you about the ways sheers and shadings can help bring more natural light into your home. We proudly offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, including their sheers and shadings.

With the arrival of fall, many families around the country are trying to take advantage of the as much natural light as they can get in their home. One way to take advantage of the sunlight is through light diffusion. Of course, doing such a thing requires a shade that is meant for the sun. Read on to discover how you can let the light in with Hunter Douglas sheers and shadings!


Hunter Douglas sheer shadings provide a light-diffusing material that transforms light while protecting your interiors. One such example is the Silhouette® Window Shadings. These sheer shadings have a soft and adjustable fabric vane that seems to be floating between the two sheer fabric panels on either side of it. Said fabrics work to diffuse harsh sunlight to create a beautiful glow to your living space. If you desire more light or privacy, all you have to do is tilt the vanes until your desired privacy and light levels are met. These shades also come in multiple styles and colors for you to choose from, allowing you to find the perfect shade for your home.


These sheers and shadings will give you a modern and bold alternative to the feel and look of more traditional shades. For example, Pirouette® shadings have gently contoured vanes that open and close easily in order for you to effortlessly achieve your light and privacy goals. You can even get room-darkening materials if you want to lessen the amount of light that enters your home. Plus, the Invisi-Lift system lets the vanes float beautifully on one sheer backing. Closed, Pirouette® shades protect against up to 99 percent of UV rays. Open, it protects against 81 percent. This means you can let the sunlight stream into your home without the worry of interior damage.


These sheer shades provide soft, vertical canes that are attached to the back of the sheer. This gives off a sheer look that glides effortlessly along a panel to let you achieve the perfect amount of light and privacy for your home. Luminette® sheers and shadings are best for rooms with large panes of glass, sliding doors, or other vertical window/glass orientations. So, go ahead, decorate your sunroom’s windows with Luminette® to achieve a softly lit look for your living space. In addition to transforming light, Luminette® shades can also be paired up with the PowerView® Motorization system. This system will allow you to schedule when you want your shades to open and close so you never have to manually open them again.


The autumn and winter days will soon roll around once again in the North Carolina area, so it is wise to take advantage of the natural sunlight while possible. With Hunter Douglas sheers and shadings, taking that advantage is possible. If you are ready to transform the sunlight that enters your home with sheers and shadings, be sure to contact or visit Benchmark Shutters & Shades today! We proudly serve the entire Central North Carolina area.