Zebra Shades 

Zebra Blinds Offer Modern Style and Better Light Control 

Dual sheer shades are a type of window treatment that features alternating rows of translucent and opaque fabrics. These shades are designed so that as you open or close them, the rows overlap, creating a barrier that blocks out light. Similarly, when the translucent fabrics line up, they allow natural light to flow into the room. This unique design allows for quicker and more precise light filtering and control than traditional venetian blinds. With dual sheer shades, you can easily adjust the amount of light entering your room to create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Their more technical name is dual sheer shades, but many people prefer to call them zebra shades or zebra blinds. 

Why People Love Zebra Shades 

There are plenty of reasons why people love dual sheer shades. We have listed out the reasons why they’ve become a popular choice below. 

  • Easy to clean (like other roller shades) 
  • Highly customizable in terms of colors, patterns, and the size of the fabric sections 
  • When opaque fabric is aligned, they are similar to blackout shades in terms of privacy 
  • Popular pairing for motorization (remote or smartphone control) 
  • Easy to adjust the blinds to desired level of light control 
  • Pull cord lets light in quickly and is a hassle-free continuous loop

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Blinds FAQ
Which blinds are best for privacy?

Blackout blinds provide the most privacy. These window treatments black out all light and can come in various materials and colors, including aluminum and faux wood options. Vertical blinds are another cost-effective, privacy solution for covering large windows like sliding glass windows.

Which blinds are easiest to clean?

Due to their vertical hanging slats, vertical blinds are least likely to gather dust when compared to other custom blinds. If vertical blinds aren’t your style, faux wood blinds are a stylish, easy-to-clean option. Click here to learn more about how to clean faux wood blinds.

Which blinds are best for kids?

Cordless and motorized blinds are the safest option if your home has children. We suggest removing all corded window treatments from your child’s play area and nursery. If you cannot install new window treatments, check out our blog for tips on how to child proof your living space’s window treatments.

Do you have honeycomb blinds?

Yes! We offer offer a selection of honeycomb blinds (also known as cellular shades). These multiple layered coverings are a popular choice for their ability to trap drafts of air and add insulation to windows. They offer a lot of options for customization as well.

Why should my blinds be professionally installed?

Blind installation services make the process of getting new window treatments much simpler. Our professionals will precisely measure your windows and ensure your blinds are made to the appropriate width and height. Our blind installers will supply their own tools such as a steel tape measure, screwdrivers, an electric drill, and a ladder, so you won’t need to buy any of these for a one-off home improvement project.

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History of the Zebra Shades as a Trend 

Although they’ve been around in South Korea since the 1990s, zebra shades really didn’t start catching on in the United States until the late 2010s. The breakout year for this window treatment was probably 2019 and their popularity continues to this day. They are especially popular in areas like South Florida where their sleek design fits well with the local aesthetic. 

How Effective Are Zebra Shades for Room Darkening? 

While they offer decent light filtering capabilities, they might not be as effective as other types of shades, such as blackout shades, which allow for complete room darkening. The design of zebra shades, with their alternating sheer and opaque stripes, allows for a certain level of light to pass through even when the shades are closed. 

To achieve a higher level of room darkening, people will sometimes choose to layer zebra shades with curtains or drapes, creating a more effective light-blocking solution. Alternatively, some manufacturers offer zebra shades with additional blackout liners.

How to Clean Zebra Blinds 

First off, the good news. Zebra blinds are less prone to dust than other kinds of window treatments like venetian blinds. To eliminate dust, simply use a microfiber cloth or feather duster to clear dust away. Some people recommend using a vacuum, but this might be worth avoiding so you don’t accidentally damage the shades. For dirt or grime, mix some dish soap with water and use a cloth or sponge. Just be sure to spot dry your zebra blinds when you are done. For stains, you can try using a bit of vinegar. Just be sure to test a few drops out on the back side of the fabric first to make sure it doesn’t negatively react to it.living room with white zebra blinds and white furniture

Contact Us to Learn More About Zebra Shades from Bloomin’ Blinds 

If you are looking for window treatments that offer a contemporary and minimalist look, zebra blinds might be the perfect fit. When you meet with our team, you can see physical samples to preview how they will look in your home. Schedule a free estimate or reach out to one of our team members by finding a location near you!

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