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Light filtering blinds offer the benefits of several different blinds in one. These blinds combine the beauty and style of a Roman Shade with the insulating qualities of a Cellular Shade and the light filtering abilities of a Venetian Blind. They really are the all-in-one shades that provide style and more importantly energy efficiency.

Light filtering insulating blinds are Greenguard Certified for indoor air quality. These shades are constructed using cells that capture outside air that might otherwise leak in. They also act as a barrier for keeping room temperature air inside so there are no drastic fluctuations during the heat of the day or when temperatures drop at night. Light filtering blinds reduce heat loss during the winter and solar heat gain during the summer. When opened, the 1-inch cells compress, so the blind takes on the appearance of a Venetian blind.

When closed, they resemble a Roman Shade with a soft fabric material. The pleats fold down and offer a soft, warm feel to rooms. The light filtering ensures there will be no glare on televisions or computers. The UV protection helps keep furniture and fabrics from fading.

These window treatments offer privacy and light control as well as insulating qualities. They are available in a variety of neutral colors so as not to distract from other interior design elements. Some companies offer a $50.00 rebate on these blinds, so be sure to look around before purchasing.

Horizontal fabric shades offer a wider pleat and bolder color choices for more versatility. They are easy to adjust as well as raise and lower, although with these window shades, most people opt to keep the blinds down during the day and adjust the amount of light that comes in. From Pink Flamingo to Onion and Jean Blue, there are fun color options for every room.

These shades are also available in print colors that soften bold patterns. Having blinds with such versatility is a plus for many homes. These shades are especially popular in living rooms, dining areas and bedrooms. If there are small children, be sure cords are out of reach, or find window treatments with cordless options.

Because of the variety of colors and patterns, those looking for fabric shades or insulating blinds, should take a look at these window treatments. There are so many possibilities for these window treatments in a home or office.

There are a lot of customers wanting the versatility of a Venetian Blind, while looking for something that will help insulate their homes and help them save on energy bills. These blinds pretty much do it all. Look around for a reliable company that offers quick, reliable service for your window blinds and shades.

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