While our windows are the best places to enjoy the beauty of nature, lots of homeowners aren’t content with just taking in the scenery. Instead, they add a sense of rejuvenation and serenity into their homes by adding houseplants to make their important places feel even more special. An indoor garden is a great idea, but plants won’t always look their best without care. They need the right amount of sunlight as well as a balanced range of temperatures to continue growing.

These requirements can clash with keeping homes private and energy efficient. Fortunately, the right window treatments offer the right balance of sunlight, heat and energy efficiency. If you’d like professional help evaluating all the options, consider a free virtual or in-home consultation. Your local Louver Shop design consultant would be happy to help you explore color, fabric types and other key details.

Sheer Shades Draw Natural Light Indoors

Sunlight is food for houseplants, so you need plenty of it if you want your plants to flourish. This need for a steady supply of light can get in the way of enjoying a sense of privacy. Sheer shades solve this problem by allowing light in while keeping prying eyes out. Choose from different fabric opacities to match your privacy concerns with the needs of your houseplants.

Nantucket Window Shadings are the perfect example. These style-focused shades transform bright sunlight into a warm glow perfect for bringing out the natural beauty of your plants. They disappear behind the headrail when raised, making them a great option for homeowners who want a plant on full display. And when you want a little privacy, floating vanes and sheer fabric ensure you can keep a space bright and beautiful.

Honeycomb Shades Insulate Against Withering Heat

Even houseplants can struggle with having too much of a good thing. Most plants already don’t tolerate cold, but excess heat can shrivel leaves and leave the plant looking wilted. This can turn hot summers into a battlefield as you try and keep plants warm without roasting them in the afternoon sun. A quality set of honeycomb shades is a powerful tool in your arsenal.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades feature insulating pockets of air that can prevent scorching heat from ruining your houseplants. You can choose from single, double or triple-cell construction to determine the perfect design. Honeycomb shades are available in plenty of sheer fabric types, ensuring your houseplants enjoy all the benefits of sunlight with fewer drawbacks.

Plantation Shutters Stand Up to Humid Conditions

Shades are perfect for a soft, comfortable look, but what about something with a little more structure? Plantation shutters establish a regal sense that would fit right at home in an upscale greenhouse or home conservatory. Simply tilt the louvers to your favored position to allow light in without sacrificing privacy. You can double down on natural materials with hardwood shutters or try an energy-efficient alternative.

LouverWood® Plantation Shutters combine the durability of hardwood with the energy-efficient insulation of dense PVC. With up to three times the insulation, you can display multiple plants nearby without turning the space into a magnet for humidity or pests. Your LouverWood® shutters will continue to look stunning as they resist heat, moisture and the test of time.

Enjoy Nature Indoors and Out

Houseplants are a small slice of the great outdoors, but they can occasionally pose big challenges for homeowners who want more from their windows. Luckily, the right custom window treatments can provide for both you and your plants. Why not request a free consultation to find out what styles would best suit your home? Our design consultants can help translate your unique sense of style into features offered by Louver Shop window treatments.

Compare Shutter Models and Details with Our Visualizer Tool

Plantation shutters are highly customizable. So much in fact that sometimes it can feel daunting to sit down and make choices. You can use our Visualizer tool to compare different looks and see what you like best. Choose a sample photo or even upload one from your own home to experience how beautiful custom shutters might look in your favorite room.