Roller shades come in a variety of light filtering and black-out fabrics that provide satisfactory amounts of privacy to your living room, office, and kitchen spaces. Light filtering (also known as solar shades or screen shades) solid colour fabric can easily be integrated into most interior styles. The diffusion of light creates gentle ambient lighting in your rooms. Since solar shades provide less privacy, we suggest installing these window coverings in more public areas like your kitchen, living room, or sunroom/patio space. For areas that require more privacy, chose a roller shade with blackout fabric. For more control over light and privacy, consider installing a ‘combo-roller shade’ with two different opacity, blackout, and solar shades on one window.