“Translucent” means that light passes through. All of the transparent fabrics are also translucent, but because you can’t see through translucent treatments, they have a class of their own, and work for rooms where more privacy is needed. The beauty of translucent fabrics is the ambiance they create when sunlight passes through them. Light, neutral colors create a gentle glow that can elevate a space. Darker colors lend a dramatic, moody effect, and the more saturated the fabric’s color, the more they bring a color wash of light to the whole room. Warm colors create a cozy atmosphere, but cool colors can make a space transcendentally peaceful. The visual effects really are limitless, and translucents offer a modicum of privacy. Shadows play on the interior, from trees and plants outside. At night when the room is brightly lit, you will also see shadows on the exterior, but those shadows will be not much more than shapes unless you are very close to the window. So, for tiny rooms, translucent shades may not fit the bill, but in most situations they will provide enough privacy. Here are some great examples of translucent window coverings:
If you are looking to let the light in and bring some balance to your spaces, consider the merits of transparent or translucent window treatments. They truly can transform. Innovative window treatments that can multiple needs in a single shade, and are so worth looking in to, and enhance your quality of life.