Although our windows are ideal places to enjoy the charm of nature, lots of homeowners aren’t happy with just looking at the scenery. Instead, they lend a sense of rejuvenation and serenity into their homes by introducing houseplants to make personally important places feel even more special. An indoor garden is a fantastic idea, but plants won’t always do well without care. They have to have the correct amount of sunlight as well as a consistent range of temperatures to carry on growing.
These requirements can clash with keeping homes private and energy efficient. Luckily, the correct window treatments offer the right balance of sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you want professional help evaluating all the possibilities, consider a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant will be happy to help you discuss color, fabric materials and other crucial details.
Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors
Sunlight is vital for houseplants, so you want plenty of it if you want these plants to flourish. This need for a stable amount of light can get in the way of enjoying a feeling of privacy. Sheer shades solve this problem by letting light in while keeping prying eyes out. Select from different fabric opacities to match your privacy concerns with the needs of your houseplants.
Nantucket Window Shadings are a great example. These form-focused shades transform bright sunlight into a warm glow ideal for highlighting the natural beauty of your plants. They vanish behind the headrail when open, making them a splendid option for homeowners who want a plant on full display. And when you require some privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric see to it that you can keep a space vibrant and beautiful.
Honeycomb Shades Insulate Against Withering Heat
Even houseplants can struggle with having too much of a good thing. Most plants barely put up with cold, but excessive heat can kill leaves and leave the plant appearing wilted. This can transform 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 an effective tool in your arsenal.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades offer insulating pockets of air that should help deter scorching heat from harming your houseplants. You can choose from single, double or triple-cell construction to identify the best design. Honeycomb shades are available in lots of sheer fabric types, ensuring your houseplants experience all the benefits of sunlight with fewer disadvantages.
Plantation Shutters Endure Humid Conditions
Shades are great for a soft, cozy look, but what about styles with a bit more structure? Plantation shutters establish a regal sense that would look right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Simply adjust the louvers to your preferred position to admit light in without compromising privacy. You can double down on materials found in nature with hardwood shutters or try out an energy-efficient alternative.
LouverWood® Plantation Shutters bundle the strength of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of dense PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can showcase multiple plants nearby without converting the space into a magnet for humidity or pests. Your LouverWood shutters will remain stunning as they withstand heat, moisture and the test of time.
Check Out Shutter Models and Details with Our Visualizer Tool
Plantation shutters are highly customizable. So much in fact that occasionally it can feel intimidating to sit down and make choices. You can use our Visualizer tool to compare different looks and find out what looks best. Pick a sample photo or even upload one from your own home to appreciate how beautiful custom shutters could look in your favorite room.
Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out
Houseplants are a tiny slice of the great outdoors, but they can often present big challenges for homeowners who require more from their windows. Thankfully, new custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not ask for a free consultation to determine what styles would best suit your home? Our design consultants can help translate your unique sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop of Western Carolina window treatments.