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What are Zebra Shades?

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Zebra shades, also known as layered, dual, or banded shades, are window treatments that use alternating light and dark fabric bands to create a striped effect. The name “zebra blind” comes from the way the light-filtering and sheer fabrics form zebra-like stripes. These shades are popular for their stylish appearance and their ability to control the amount of light entering a room, making them ideal for bedrooms or any space where a restful atmosphere is desired. Zebra shades offer a perfect balance of privacy and light filtering with bold stripes and eye-catching color trends.

Zebra Shade Styles

Zebra shades come in a variety of styles to match any decor. You can opt for classic stripes or modern zebra prints and choose from a wide range of colors and patterns. Depending on your decor, you might choose lighter stripes to complement bright interiors or darker stripes for a more subdued look.

Why Choose Zebra Shades?

Here are several reasons to choose Zebra Shades:
  • Privacy and Light Control block out the sun or keep people from seeing inside your home.
  • Affordability generally less expensive than other window treatment options like curtains or blinds.
  • Versatility available in various materials, making it easy to find the perfect style for your home.

Zebra Shade Fabric Options

Zebra Shades are typically made from cloth or vinyl. Cloth Zebra Shades are popular for their affordability and variety. Vinyl Zebra Shades offer a durable option for those looking for longevity.

Light Filtering and Privacy

The vertical and horizontal stripes of Zebra Shades provide privacy by obscuring the view into a room while still allowing some natural light to pass through. This design is also effective for filtering sunlight, helping to keep a room cool during the summer.

Can You See Through Zebra Blinds at Night?

Typically, Zebra Shades are not see-through due to the close spacing and opaque materials of the stripes. However, light-colored fabrics may allow some light to pass through.

Do Zebra Shades Block UV Rays?

Yes, Zebra Shades can help block UV rays, with some offering a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 or higher. This helps prevent furniture and flooring from fading over time.

Continuous-Loop Lift and Motorized Zebra Shades

A continuous-loop lift system features joined lifting cords that run in a continuous loop, ideal for large or tall windows as it provides even tension distribution. Motorized Zebra Shades offer various lifting options, such as up, down, and tilt, controlled by a remote. Manual lift cords are also available, typically matching the shade’s fabric for a uniform look.

Dual Shades and Transitional Shades

  • Dual Shades combine the benefits of blinds and shades with two fabric panels that can be independently opened or closed for light and privacy control.
  • Transitional Shades feature a single fabric panel that moves back and forth, ideal for rooms with multiple windows as they can be used on several windows simultaneously.

Blackout Zebra Shades

Blackout Zebra Shades are designed to block out all light, made from thick, opaque fabric and often lined with blackout material. They are perfect for bedrooms, media rooms, or any space where you need complete darkness.

How Are Zebra Shades Cleaned?

  • Cloth Zebra Shades vacuum or dust with a feather duster; spot-clean with mild soap and water if stained.
  • Vinyl Zebra Shades wipe down with a damp cloth; spot-clean with mild soap and water if necessary.
Always avoid getting the material too wet to prevent colors from running or bleeding.

How to Choose the Right Zebra Shade for Your Home

When choosing Zebra Shades, consider the following:
  • Purpose are you looking to filter light, block UV rays, or create privacy?
  • Material decide between cloth or vinyl, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.
  • Size and Shape ensure the shade fits your window size and shape.

For more information on Zebra Shades or to purchase custom window treatments, visit our website or contact a sales representative. We offer custom-made Zebra Shades to clients in Denver and Greenwood Village and can help you find the perfect window treatments for your home. Contact Woven today!

Transform Your Space with Zebra Shades

Zebra shades by Woven offer a stunning combination of style and functionality. Enjoy the perfect balance of light control and a touch of sophistication with these innovative window treatments. Explore our collection today

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