WHY BUY DUAL/ZEBRA SHADES?
The zebra is one of the most unique looking creatures in the wild kingdom. Its distinctive black and white stripes make it a standout on the plains of its native habitat. The sheer, light filtering shades that share its name are a standout, too. That’s why if you’re on the hunt for an upscale look that makes a dramatic design statement, zebra shades are the custom window treatment for you.
There’s nothing plain about zebra shades. Designed to dazzle (did you know that’s what a group of zebras is called?), they’re unique in both style and function. Soft, sheer layers and elegant textured fabric give these transitional window treatments clean, bold lines. Like the different stripe patterns on zebras, they come in a number of different colors to fit any décor. They’re the perfect complement to contemporary and minimalist interiors.
A modern marriage between reliable roller shades and traditional horizontal blinds, zebra shades combine superior light control with a layer of privacy. They’re made from two layers of alternating bands of sheer and semi-opaque or solid fabric attached to a roller. Opening them rotates the fabric so the bands, or slats, sit directly on top of each other. As the layers pass each other, they create the appearance of the dark and light stripes on a zebra. When opened, light shines through the transparent sections and allows a view to the outside. When closed, the non-transparent bands overlap to provide privacy and help protect your furniture and valuables from harmful UV rays.
You can move your zebra blinds (also called dual, double, or flat roller shades) to create different levels of filtered light, visibility and privacy. Want a clear view from the inside out? Just raise them all the way up. As you lower your zebra window coverings, simply align the bands of fabric to still enjoy your view while adjusting them to let in just the right amount of light. When lowered all the way down, the bands close together completely to form a solid shade to protect your privacy and keep more light out at night.
Use them with a standard chain continuous cord loop or optional cordless lift. Not only smart looking, they’re a smart choice, too. When you upgrade to a motorized remote control, you can also add a stylish hub to some zebras and run this intelligent species of shade over WiFi. Operate them individually or simultaneously through a free app on your smartphone to control them from anywhere. You can automate them, too, with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or web-based IFTTT applet.
With a sleek built-in valance (some with matching fabric inserts) that snaps right onto the mounting brackets, you can put them up in minutes. The combination of sheer and darker fabrics adds depth, dimension and texture to windows in any room. (Not recommended for use in bathrooms or other high humidity areas.) You’ll definitely earn your design stripes with them hanging in your home.