Having natural light coming into your home is not only beautiful, but makes you feel better both physically and mentally. Choosing the right window treatments for your home will allow ample sunlight in while also providing UV protection to maximize the health benefits of natural light.
Natural Light Makes Us Healthier
Natural light provides many health benefits which should encourage you to open up your windows. For example, if you are feeling down, natural light encourages your body to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can impact mood. It also helps regulate your sleeping patterns for a better night’s sleep.
Why Cover Your Windows If You Want Light?
You may be asking yourself, “If I want natural light in my home, shouldn’t opening the blinds be enough?” Did you know that when traditional blinds are open and windows aren’t covered, UV light can damage your furniture, fading it? Adding window treatments like sheer shades are an excellent choice to help let natural light into your home while protecting your privacy and belongings.
Sheer Shades Provide Your Home With Light & Privacy
Sheer shades, such as Luminette® Privacy Sheers or Silhouette® Window Shadings, are an excellent way to let natural light into your home. If you want natural light in sensitive areas of your home like your bathroom and bedroom but don’t want to have to worry about your privacy, there is a simple, beautiful solution.
Duette® Duolite® Shades are two shades in one that give you the option for a top-down/bottom-up lift system on Duette® Honeycomb Shades. When operated traditionally bottom-up, it appears as a standard shade, providing your home with privacy. When opened from the top-down, a sheer shade is revealed, letting diffused light into your home.
Screen Shades Are Perfect For Sun Rooms
Sun rooms are meant to be sunny, so why would you choose a window treatment that doesn’t let in the light? Screen shades are light, gauzy, and semi-translucent window treatments that add more privacy than no window treatments at all, while still allowing plenty of light into the room.
When considering new window treatments, natural light is something that should be on your mind. Whether you want to take advantage of the health benefits, you wish to protect your furniture from fading, or you simply want the option to go without lights during the day, there are plenty of options available to maximize natural light in your home.