Although our windows are the best places to appreciate the charm of nature, lots of homeowners aren’t happy with just staring at the scenery. In fact, they lend a sense of vitality and peace into their homes by adding houseplants to make their important places seem even more special. An indoor garden is a fantastic idea, but plants won’t always do well without care. They have to have the right amount of sunlight as well as a stable range of temperatures to carry on growing.
Those requirements can collide with keeping homes secluded and energy efficient. Thankfully, the right window treatments provide the right compromise between sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you'd appreciate professional help comparing all the options, try a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant would be glad to help you browse color, fabric designs and other crucial details.
Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors
Sunlight is food for houseplants, so you want plenty of it if you want your plants to flourish. This need for a steady source of light can get in the way of enjoying a sense of privacy. Sheer shades eliminate this problem by allowing light in while keeping prying eyes out. Select from different fabric opacities to balance your privacy concerns with the needs of your houseplants.
Nantucket Window Shadings are a great example. These style-focused shades convert bright sunlight into a warm glow ideal for highlighting the natural beauty of your plants. They disappear behind the headrail when raised, making them a splendid option for homeowners who prefer a plant on full display. And when you require a little privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric make sure you can keep a space vibrant and beautiful.
Honeycomb Shades Insulate Against Withering Heat
Even houseplants can suffer from too much of a good thing. Most plants won't put up with cold, but extreme heat can shrivel leaves and leave the plant seeming wilted. This can transform hot summers into a battlefield as you try to keep plants warm without roasting them in the afternoon sun. A quality set of honeycomb shades is a formidable tool in your arsenal.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades possess insulating pockets of air that should help prevent scorching heat from harming your houseplants. You can choose between single, double or triple-cell construction to find the best design. Honeycomb shades are available in lots of sheer fabric types, ensuring your houseplants reap all the benefits of sunlight with fewer downsides.
Plantation Shutters Endure Humid Conditions
Shades are great for a soft, cozy look, but what about something with a bit more structure? Plantation shutters add a regal sense that would fit right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Merely tilt the louvers to your preferred position to allow light in without giving up privacy. You can double down on natural materials with hardwood shutters or try an energy-efficient alternative.
LouverWood® Plantation Shutters bundle the durability of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of dense PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can exhibit multiple plants nearby without converting the space into a magnet for humidity or pests. Your LouverWood shutters will continue looking stunning as they resist heat, moisture and the test of time.
Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out
Houseplants are a mini slice of the great outdoors, but they can sometimes pose big challenges for homeowners who demand more from their windows. Fortunately, the ideal custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not ask about a free consultation to discover what looks would best complement your home? Our design consultants can help translate your unique sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop of Columbus window treatments.
Check Out Shutter Models and Details with Our Visualizer Tool
Plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable. So much in fact that sometimes it can feel overwhelming to sit down and decide. You can use our Visualizer tool to explore different looks and determine what looks best. Choose a sample photo or even upload one from your own home to appreciate how beautiful custom shutters could look in your favorite room.