Even though our windows are great places to experience the beauty of nature, many homeowners aren’t content with just taking in the scenery. Instead, they lend a sense of restoration and tranquility into their homes by introducing houseplants to make their important places seem even more special. An indoor garden is a terrific idea, but plants won’t always do well without care. They require the right amount of sunlight as well as a consistent range of temperatures to carry on growing.
Those requirements can conflict with keeping homes secluded and energy efficient. Luckily, the correct window treatments strike the right compromise between sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you'd appreciate professional help reviewing all the choices, consider a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant would be glad to help you explore color, fabric materials and other crucial details.
Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors
Sunlight is vital for houseplants, so you should have plenty of it if you want your plants to thrive. This need for a consistent amount of light can get in the way of enjoying a perception of privacy. Sheer shades correct this problem by allowing light in while keeping prying eyes out. Select from different fabric opacities to balance your privacy concerns with the needs of your houseplants.
Nantucket Window Shadings are a good example. These fashion-focused shades convert bright sunlight into a cozy glow perfect for drawing out the natural beauty of your plants. They recede behind the headrail when open, making them a fantastic option for homeowners who want a plant on full display. And when you demand a little privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric ensure you can keep a space vibrant and beautiful.
Honeycomb Shades Protect Against Withering Heat
Even houseplants can suffer from too much of a good thing. Most plants don’t put up with cold, but excess heat can shrivel leaves and leave the plant seeming wilted. This can turn hot summers into a battlefield as you attempt to keep plants warm without roasting them in the afternoon sun. A dependable set of honeycomb shades is a powerful addition to your arsenal.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades possess insulating pockets of air that can prevent scorching heat from spoiling your houseplants. You can consider single, double or triple-cell construction to identify the perfect design. Honeycomb shades are offered in lots of sheer fabric types, ensuring your houseplants reap all the benefits of sunlight with fewer disadvantages.
Plantation Shutters Endure Humid Conditions
Shades are great for a mellow, relaxing look, but what about something with a little more structure? Plantation shutters add a regal sense that would feel right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Simply tilt the louvers to your favored position to admit light in without compromising privacy. You can double down on a natural look with hardwood shutters or pursue an energy-efficient alternative.
LouverWood® Plantation Shutters combine the strength of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of dense PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can feature multiple plants nearby without turning the space into a magnet for humidity or pests. Your LouverWood shutters will remain stunning as they survive heat, moisture and the test of time.
Check Out Shutter Models and Details with Our Visualizer Tool
Plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable. So much in fact that at times it can feel overwhelming to sit down and decide. You can use our Visualizer tool to check out different looks and determine what suits your sense of style best. Pick a sample photo or even upload one from your own home to appreciate how beautiful custom shutters might look in your favorite room.
Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out
Houseplants are a small slice of the great outdoors, but they can often pose big challenges for homeowners who want more from their windows. Thankfully, beautiful custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not request a free consultation to discover what designs would best complement your home? Our design consultants can help translate your special sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop of San Antonio window treatments.