Designers and homeowners alike are in love with the texture and dimension that bamboo shades bring to windows. Not to mention the gorgeous filtered light. However, there’s something important you should know before you try to replicate the look you see on HGTV.
In magazines and design shows, shades are rarely shown with any kind of privacy liner. With no liner you’ll get beautiful filtered light during the day, but at night your neighbors will be able to see right in. This is great for photographs, but in the real world this is something you’ll really regret.
Watch this video to learn about one must-have feature to include when ordering your shades.
Fresh Look: Woven Wood Shades with Movable Liners
How to Get Privacy With Woven Wood Shades
There are 2 ways to give privacy to bamboo blinds. The first is to add an attached liner. This is a perfectly good solution, but it’s all or nothing when it comes to light. The shades are either up or down and you won’t be able to get filtered light when the shade is down.
Bamboo Shades with Movable Liners
The second option is one that most people aren’t aware of – a movable liner. As you can see in the video, this liner is like a second “mini-shade” that can raise and lower independently behind your bamboo treatment.
With this option you can keep the liner up during the day to let in light and lower it at night for privacy.
The best part? Movable liners cost the same as an attached liner. Who would say no to that added flexibility?
If you’re shopping for Woven Wood Shades, a moveable liner is absolutely the way to go. Have more questions about this option? Write to us in the comments below or call one of our helpful designers at 800-505-1905.