Although our windows are great places to experience the beauty of nature, many homeowners aren’t happy with just looking at the scenery. Instead, they add a sense of restoration and tranquility into their homes by including houseplants to make their important places feel even more special. An indoor garden is a great idea, but plants won’t always last without care. They have to have the correct amount of sunlight as well as a consistent range of temperatures to continue growing.
Such requirements can collide with keeping homes private and energy efficient. Luckily, the right window treatments strike the right compromise between sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you want professional help comparing all the possibilities, consider a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant should be happy to help you explore color, fabric materials and other important details.
Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors
Sunlight is vital for houseplants, so you need plenty of it if you want your plants to prosper. This need for a consistent source of light can get in the way of enjoying a perception of privacy. Sheer shades address this problem by allowing light in while keeping prying eyes out. Choose from different fabric opacities to fit your privacy concerns with the needs of your houseplants.
Nantucket Window Shadings are an ideal example. These fashion-focused shades transform bright sunlight into a friendly glow perfect for bringing out the natural beauty of your plants. They vanish behind the headrail when up, making them a splendid option for homeowners who favor a plant on full display. And when you want some privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric ensure 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 won't withstand cold, but excessive heat can shrivel leaves and leave the plant appearing wilted. This can turn hot summers into a battlefield as you attempt to keep plants warm without scorching them in the afternoon sun. A dependable set of honeycomb shades is a formidable layer of protection in your arsenal.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades offer insulating pockets of air that can deter scorching heat from spoiling your houseplants. You can choose from single, double or triple-cell construction to find the perfect design. Honeycomb shades are manufactured in all sorts of sheer fabric types, ensuring your houseplants experience all the benefits of sunlight with fewer drawbacks.
Plantation Shutters Withstand Humid Conditions
Shades are perfect for a mellow, comfortable look, but what about something with a tad more structure? Plantation shutters add a regal sense that would look right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Merely adjust the louvers to your favored position to allow light in without giving up privacy. You can double down on materials found in nature with hardwood shutters or try an energy-efficient alternative.
LouverWood® Plantation Shutters blend the strength of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of heavy PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can showcase numerous plants nearby without turning 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.
Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out
Houseplants are a mini slice of the great outdoors, but they can occasionally present big obstacles for homeowners who require more from their windows. Fortunately, beautiful custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not ask about a free consultation to determine what looks would best complement your home? Our design consultants can help translate your distinctive sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop of New Jersey window treatments.
Check Out Shutter Models and Details with Our Visualizer Tool
Plantation shutters are highly customizable. So much in fact that occasionally it can feel overwhelming to sit down and decide. You can use our Visualizer tool to explore different looks and see what you like 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.