Although our windows are great places to enjoy the charm of nature, lots of homeowners aren’t satisfied with just taking in the scenery. Alternatively, they add a sense of restoration and serenity into their homes by introducing houseplants to make personally important places feel even more special. An indoor garden is a terrific idea, but plants won’t always do well without care. They need the correct amount of sunlight as well as a balanced range of temperatures to carry on growing.
These requirements can clash with keeping homes secluded and energy efficient. Luckily, the perfect window treatments strike the right balance of sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you’d like professional help comparing all the choices, consider a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant should be delighted to help you discuss color, fabric materials and other important details.
Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors
Sunlight is food for houseplants, so you need plenty of it if you want the plants to thrive. This need for a steady supply of light can frustrate your attempts at enjoying a sense of privacy. Sheer shades solve this problem by permitting light in while keeping prying eyes out. Pick from different fabric opacities to fit your privacy concerns with the requirements of your houseplants.
Nantucket Window Shadings are a good example. These form-focused shades convert bright sunlight into a cozy glow well suited for bringing out the natural beauty of your plants. They recede behind the headrail when up, making them an excellent option for homeowners who favor a plant on full display. And when you need some privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric ensure you can keep a space sunny and beautiful.
Honeycomb Shades Insulate Against Withering Heat
Even houseplants can suffer from too much of a good thing. Most plants barely tolerate cold, but excessive heat can wither leaves and leave the plant seeming wilted. This can turn hot summers into a battlefield as you try and keep plants warm without roasting them in the afternoon sun. A sturdy set of honeycomb shades is a formidable layer of protection in your arsenal.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades possess insulating pockets of air that can keep scorching heat from spoiling your houseplants. You can consider single, double or triple-cell construction to find the ideal design. Honeycomb shades are offered in plenty of sheer fabric types, ensuring your houseplants reap all the benefits of sunlight with fewer disadvantages.
Plantation Shutters Endure Humid Conditions
Shades are ideal for a gentle, comfortable look, but what about styles with a tad more structure? Plantation shutters add a regal sense that would fit right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Merely adjust the louvers to your preferred position to allow light in without giving up privacy. You can double down on a natural look with hardwood shutters or pursue an energy-efficient alternative.
LouverWood® Plantation Shutters bundle the strength of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of heavy PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can display multiple plants nearby without turning the space into a magnet for humidity or pests. Your LouverWood shutters will continue to look stunning as they endure heat, moisture and the test of time.
Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out
Houseplants are a small slice of the great outdoors, but they can occasionally present big issues for homeowners who require more from their windows. Thankfully, the ideal custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not ask for a free consultation to determine what designs would best match your home? Our design consultants can help translate your distinct sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop of Charlotte window treatments.
Review 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 a decision. You can use our Visualizer tool to compare different looks and see what suits your sense of style best. Select a sample photo or even upload one from your own home to understand how beautiful custom shutters could look in your favorite room.