Sheer Shadings

Enjoy the serene appeal of natural light with the knowledge that total privacy is only a shade away. Our Sheer Shadings were designed with optimal versatility in mind. When vanes are open they elegantly diffuse light while still offering some privacy, but when closed, provide privacy and room-darkening light control.

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  • We offer both cordless and cord-loop control options for optimal child and pet safety.
  • New Power Lift option lets you adjust shade height and vane position with the touch of a button.
  • Five positions to find the perfect combination of light, privacy, and view.
  • Available in over 50 solid and textured materials.
  • Available in three vane sizes: 2”, 2 ½”, and 3 ½”. Consider purchasing the 3 ½” option to provide the most view outdoors when vanes are open.
  • Handcrafted in the USA.
Sheer Shadings are shipped in 5 business days

Why Choose Sheer Shadings?

  • Designed with all the elegance of fine sheers and the practical function of classic blinds, these innovative shades give you the best of both worlds
  • When open, the knit fabric sheers warmly diffuse light. When closed, the soft fabric vanes offer complete privacy
  • Choose from over 50 color and patterns to create the perfect shade for your space. Our array of light-filtering and light-dimming fabrics lets you perfectly tailor just how much sunlight will come through your shades. Choose from our stylish selection of colors and patterns to get the look you want
  • Available only at smith & noble, Cordless Sheer Shadings offer great light control, a tailored look and exceptional safety

Room Applications for Sheer Shadings

Sheer Shadings for Living Rooms

Living Rooms

With their elegant fabrics and neutral styling, Sheer Shadings are a popular choice for large living room windows. With their great light control, you set the stage for family gatherings at any time of day.

Sheer Shadings for Dining Rooms

Dining Rooms

Dress up the dining room with the look of elegant sheers. These stylish shades let you control the light, and they layer beautifully with a variety of designs.

Things to Consider

  • With the sheers open, you can enjoy diffused light and some privacy. When closed, they offer full privacy and light control
  • Our fabrics are certified by GREENGUARD, which means they've met rigorous standards for low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions
  • Sheer Shadings also meet the stringent health and environmental standards set by schools and healthcare institutions
  • Ideal for homes with children or pets, our exclusive cordless design lets you safely raise and lower your shades with a simple pull of the handle.
  • Our NEW! Motivia Motorization Lift System is easy-to-use, cord free and child safe. The Motivia Motorization Lift system allows you to effortlessly adjust the height and vane position of your shade with the touch of a button. Available with wand or remote control.

Sheer Shadings Design Tips


Choose our three-inch vanes to maximize the amount of view-through you'll have when your shades are fully open. UV rays will be blocked, sunlight will be filtered and you'll enjoy seeing the great outdoors.


Our versatile Sheer Shadings are perfect for layering. Add a valance or cornice for a clean, modern look or add fabric panels for warmth and drama.

Side-By-Side Alignment

A smart solution for side-by-side windows. We can guarantee vane alignment within 1/4 of an inch when you order multiple shades in the same color.

Vertical Option

Softness and strength find perfect balance in our Sheer Shadings. With the option of going horizontal or vertical, you can compose a subtle tension between small and large windows that sweep floor-to-ceiling or side-to-side.

How to Use the Motivia Motorization with Wand Control Lift Upgrade

Adjust shade height and vane position by pressing and holding the up or down button, until you reach the desired shade position.