The season has changed from “keep the heat in” to “let the light in!” During those cold winter months, I like to keep as much heat in as possible, sometimes leaving the shades and shutters closed for warmth, sometimes letting the sun and the light in. What’s your preference?

There are hard window coverings on the market for both light-filtering and room-darkening. Some will darken the room, some will black out. On the other end, some will be light-filtering and some sheer.



Sheer shades are beautiful, light, and airy, but they do not offer privacy at night. The lighting from the interior of the home will illuminate the room and allow visibility inside. During daylight hours, the sheer shades will filter light, block some of the UV rays, and reduce heat. So, if it’s privacy you need, look for semi-opaque. Semi-opaque fabric will filter light AND keep anyone from peering inside at night.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

For more information, contact Joan at The Blind Ladies. She will be happy to schedule a free in-home consultation. or 404 918-5288