Although our windows are the best places to enjoy the charm of nature, many homeowners aren’t content with just staring at the scenery. In fact, they add a sense of restoration and peace into their homes by including houseplants to make these 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 proper amount of sunlight as well as a balanced range of temperatures to keep growing.
Those requirements can conflict with keeping homes private and energy efficient. Luckily, the right window treatments provide the right compromise between sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you want professional help comparing all the options, try a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant should be happy to help you discuss color, fabric types and other key details.
Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors
Sunlight is vital for houseplants, so you should have plenty of it if you want the plants to flourish. This need for a consistent amount of light can frustrate your attempts at enjoying a feeling of privacy. Sheer shades correct this problem by letting light in while keeping prying eyes out. Pick from different fabric opacities to balance your privacy concerns with the demands of your houseplants.
Nantucket Window Shadings are the perfect example. These fashion-focused shades transform bright sunlight into a friendly glow ideal for bringing out the natural beauty of your plants. They disappear behind the headrail when up, making them a fantastic option for homeowners who want a plant on full display. And when you require a little privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric ensure you can keep a space vibrant and beautiful.
Honeycomb Shades Resist Withering Heat
Even houseplants can experience too much of a good thing. Most plants won't withstand cold, but excessive heat can wither leaves and leave the plant appearing wilted. This can transform hot summers into a battlefield as you attempt to keep plants warm without scorching them in the afternoon sun. A quality set of honeycomb shades is an effective layer of protection in your arsenal.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades use insulating pockets of air that can prevent scorching heat from harming your houseplants. You can choose from single, double or triple-cell construction to find the perfect design. Honeycomb shades are available in plenty 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 gentle, cozy look, but what about styles with a tad more structure? Plantation shutters construct a regal sense that would look right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Merely adjust the louvers to your desired position to admit 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 combine the durability of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of heavy PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can display numerous plants nearby without turning the space into a magnet for humidity or pests. Your LouverWood shutters will continue to look stunning as they withstand heat, moisture and the test of time.
Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out
Houseplants are a mini slice of the great outdoors, but they can often pose big challenges for homeowners who want more from their windows. Luckily, new custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not ask for a free consultation to determine what looks would best suit your home? Our design consultants can help translate your distinctive sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop of Austin window treatments.
Check Out Shutter Models and Details with Our Visualizer Tool
Plantation shutters are highly customizable. So much in fact that at times it can feel overwhelming to sit down and make choices. You can use our Visualizer tool to explore different looks and find out what you like best. Choose a sample photo or even upload one from your own home to appreciate how beautiful custom shutters might look in your favorite room.