Sheer Shades, Double Sheer Shades, Vertical Sheer Shades, Zebra Shades –  With so many different names, things can get confusing. Read on to discover the characteristics and benefits of different sheer shades. Explore our full selection of sheer shades, and don’t forget – you can always speak with an expert design consultant over the phone by calling 1-800-505-1905.

Zebra Shades - Everything You Should Know

Sheer Shade Features

Sheer shades are known for providing a modern look by blending the functionality of a traditional blind with the beauty of a fabric shade. This makes them excellent for anybody who wants to accent their room with shades that provide a nice glow, while maintaining a level of privacy.

Sheer shades can be tilted to any angle, giving you control over the amount of light entering the room. So while they maintain the appearance of blinds, they are much more flexible in operation. Additionally, there are room darkening sheer shade options which allow for light to be let in when the fabric vanes are tilted open and provide privacy at the same time. For even more privacy, the fabric vanes can be completely closed which looks similar to fully closed traditional blinds.

For those looking for the vertical blinds style but with the modern look of sheer shades, have no fear! Vertical sheer shades function very similarly to their horizontal counterparts, and give you the ability to accent your sliding doors or any windows where a vertical style is preferred.

Zebra Shades (Dual Sheer Shades)

Zebra shades are actually just double sheer shades. Because of their striped patterns they are referred to as zebra shades. Zebra shades are made from one piece of fabric with alternating translucent and light-filtering or room-darkening material stripes. This gives Zebra shades both a modern look and the ability for precise light control.

Dual sheer shades are made from a single piece of fabric with alternating translucent and light-filtering material stripes. When raised, the fabric is concealed, providing an unobstructed view. When closed, these shades diffuse the light into your room and provide moderate privacy.

Sheer Shade and Zebra Shade Ugrades

Interested in upgrading your sheer or zebra shades? Consider these optional features for further customization:

  • Cordless Lift: This popular feature upgrades your sheer shades with a hidden control system, eliminating unsightly cords and enabling your Sheer Shades to be easily raised or lowered with the touch of a finger. A popular option for homes with children or pets.
  • Continuous Cord Loop: This upgrade secures your sheer shades cord to the wall or window frame, allowing you to easily raise or lower your shades by pulling the loop cord in either direction. This is a great option if your sheer shades are covering a large window.
  • Motorization: Your sheer shades can be raised or lowered by remote control – the ultimate convenience.


Zebra shades or dual sheer shades, are made with fabric that has alternating bands of translucent and solid fabric for a striped appearance. The fabric can be adjusted for a partial view out or solid coverage for light control and privacy. 

Zebra shades have modern look that will work with any room and will give an unobstructed viewed when rolled up.

Zebra shades are made with a single piece of fabric that has alternating bands of translucent and solid fabric for a striped appearance.

Yes, we recommend getting them motorized to the ease of use and ability to be controlled remotely.

Zebra shades are made of polyester but can be outfitted with light filtering or fully blacked-out depending on the amount of light you want to let in.

Zebra shades do not fully block light due to their alternating bands allowing some light to get through the translucent parts.