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  • Measure the window opening inside the frame from left to right, at the top, to determine width.
  • Round down to the nearest 1/8".
  • Use the smallest smallest for ordering.
  • Measure the window opening from top to bottom as shown to determine length.
  • Round up to the nearest 1 ⁄8”.
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  • Measure depth of the window frame at the top of the window, where the shade will be installed.
  • If there is an obstruction lower down (for example, a handle or crank), measure from the obstruction to the window frame and use that measurement.
  • Headrail depth is determined by your control method. Please refer to the specs below. For information use only.
  • Measure the opening of the window and add atleast 1" to each side.
  • We will make no deductions from your measurement.
  • If between obstructions (i.e. Shelves or Cabinets) please deduct at least 3/8".
  • Measure atleast 2-3" above the window opening, down to where you want the blinds to sit.
  • We will make no deductions from your measurement.



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Fits within your window opening. Suggested if you plan to layer drapes or a cornice over your shades.

We will make a 1/8” deduction from your width to ensure usability.

Please don't make your own deductions.

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Installed above the window on the trim or wall. Use on doors. Will be made in the exact size your specifiy.

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What Applications Work Best with Roller Shades?

With a clean, neutral appearance, Blackout Roller shades work well in almost any setting, from modern to traditional. Placed behind your Linen Drapes, they add an extra layer of privacy and style to your room. And if you have gorgeous views, roller shades are a particularly good choice because, when raised, they totally disappear into the headrail. The really great thing about roller shades is that they can be mounted a number of ways. An inside mount highlights your windows—but keep in mind, there may be a small light gap on the sides of the shade. An outside mount covers the window frames. And a ceiling mount can make your room actually seem taller.

Are Motorized Shades reliable? How Long Do They Last?

Alva Motorized Shades are just as reliable as standard window treatments. But keep in mind that battery operated shades will need to be charged periodically depending on usage. Most standard window treatments have an average lifespan of 3-10 years. How often you are using your blinds or shades can also have an impact on their longevity.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Each Alva Roller Shade is custom made to order by our skilled craftspeople, specifically for your home. We work hard to deliver your window coverings as soon as possible, and have pieces ready for delivery in 12-15 business days from order unless otherwise noted. With increased demand as well as shipping delays due to COVID-19 and port congestion, our production and delivery processes occasionally are taking 14-18 business days. In some cases, there will be a delay from when your shipping label is created, and when UPS actually picks up the item from our warehouse.

What do I do if I believe my product is defective?

If your merchandise has been damaged in shipment, or has any manufacturer defects, notify us within 14 calendar days after delivery to your home and we'll have the damaged merchandise either repaired or replaced at no cost to you. Our Quality team will evaluate next steps based on photos of the piece. If you do not notify us within this 14-day period, we won't be able to do so. All damaged shipments must be signed for as damaged.

Why does Alva Roller Shades cost so much less than other manufacturers?

We believe Custom Roller Shades should be accessible to everyone! That’s why we paid just as much attention to the final cost as we did to developing innovative manufacturing techniques and top-of-the-line fabrics while building the Alva Roller Shade. And it’s why we continue to work closely with our shipping and fabric mill partners to keep prices low. We really do pass those savings right on to you.

How does Alva Roller Shades differ from other companies like The Shade Store or Hunter Douglas?

While window shades of comparable quality can be found with other manufacturers, we are proud to offer our heritage quality pieces to the online customer in a way that has never been done before. That is what really sets Alva Roller Shades apart – we will always be offering the best possible value to our customers by eliminating all additional costs (showrooms, salesperson, catalogs, etc.) and shipping directly to our customers through our online model. Along with eliminating the costs you would incur through a local store or big box retailer, we offer additional value through complimentary shipping as well as the added comfort of our return policy.

What will I pay for shipping?

We offer FREE SHIPPING on all products under 94" in width when shipped within the contiguous United States. For oversized products (94" or over in width), we'll contact you by phone and email to collect a shipping fee.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Each Alva Roller Shade is custom made to order by our skilled craftspeople, specifically for your home. We work hard to deliver your window coverings as soon as possible, and have pieces ready for delivery in 12-15 business days from order unless otherwise noted. With increased demand as well as shipping delays due to COVID-19 and port congestion, our production and delivery processes occasionally are taking 14-18 business days. In some cases, there will be a delay from when your shipping label is created, and when UPS/Fedex actually picks up the item from our warehouse.

How will my Roller Shades be delivered?

Most of our products are ground shipped directly to your home using UPS or Fedex. Oversized products are shipped via freight carrier and can currently only be delivered curbside. These freight carriers may take a little longer to complete deliveries, but we promise it will be worth the wait. Customers may be responsible for any added charges regarding additional requests such as in-home delivery, remote area delivery, etc. Canadian customers may also be subject to brokerage fees, depending on the chosen delivery method.

Can I make changes to my order after it has been placed? Is it possible to cancel an order?

Because our products are custom made to your exact specifications, they are not suitable for resale in the ordinary course of business. Therefore, it is important that you are sure of your decisions before you finalize your purchase. We are happy to change or cancel orders as long as you contact us within 3 hours from the date and time the order was submitted to us. Address changes are not permitted once we have shipped your product.

What makes your fabrics special?

We source our materials from the world's leading textile mills in Belgium, Barcelona, & throughout Asia. By partnering directly with these suppliers, we’re able to offer designer-level quality and unique Performance technologies previously unseen at our price point. When editing our assortment, we seek out beauty, softness, and durability. You’ll find our fabrics offer a great feel and beautiful drape while standing up to your lifestyle. All our fabrics meet the industry’s highest marks for durability.

Are Motorized Blinds worth it?

Motorization is not just reserved for your techie friends. It can definitely be a worthwhile investment in the comfort and efficiency of any home. Plus it is especially worth it for tall windows, windows that are high up or otherwise difficult to reach.

Rooms with lots of windows that need to be opened and closed regularly can benefit from motorization too. You can easily program your shades to be raised together at the same time.

What if I measure incorrectly?

If you find that your measurements were slightly off don't fret! We will work with you to find the best solution. If your window treatment is too wide, we may be able to cut it down in width to the proper size for you at no charge (but that depends upon the product, fabric and width). If it cannot be cut down, or it’s a different issue, such as the product is too narrow, or the length is incorrect – we will allow you to purchase a new product in the correct dimensions at 50% off. (Offer valid for 30 days after order ship date and must be replacing the original window treatment purchased).

Can I just measure my old window treatments?

No. Because deductions were taken at the factory on your old custom blinds, you will not get the exact fit you need when you order new ones.

Should I round up or down 1/8" on my window measurements?

If your window measurements fall between eighths of an inch, round down to the nearest 1/8" for width and round up to the nearest 1/8" for height. For example: Width: 54-1/16" would round down to 54". Height: 54-1/16" would round up to 54-1/8".

What is the difference between 'min flush-mount depth' and 'min inside-mount depth'?

How deep (or shallow) your window is determines whether you can install, or mount, your covering as an inside or outside mount. "Minimum flush-mount depth" is the depth needed to mount the product fully into the recess of the window. This means that the product will not protrude from the window opening, so it appears flush with your wall. The "minimum inside-mount depth" is the depth of flat mounting space needed to securely install the product inside the window. If your window does not meet the minimum inside-mount depth, the product cannot be installed as an inside mount. If your window meets the minimum inside-mount depth but not the minimum flush-mount depth, the product will not be flush with the window opening and wall.

Light Filtering Shades for Privacy

In the world of interior design, achieving a perfect harmony between beauty and practicality is of utmost importance. HelloAlva's Light Filtering Zebra Shades stand as a testament to this principle, offering a unique solution for those seeking both privacy and natural light. From light control blinds to light filtering shades privacy, these options offer a solution for every need.

Overview of the main characteristics

Light filtering shades are window treatments that balance lighting, visibility, and privacy needs. Unlike blackout curtains that completely block light, light filtering blinds use semi-opaque fabrics to allow some outside light in while obscuring views and details. This makes them ideal for ensuring privacy while maintaining some natural lighting.

Types of materials and designs

Light-filtering curtains can be found in various types of window treatments, such as faux wood blinds, solar screens, cellular, and roller shades. Specialty fabrics like PVC-free vinyl, polyesters, and sheers filter incoming light to different degrees depending on weave patterns and densities. The exact level of light blockage and visibility obstruction depends on the specific product.

Popular light-filtering shade designs like zebra combine fashion and function. Their striking zebra-striped pattern provides a bold look while the smart construction blocks vision but not light. This makes zebra shades a go-to light filtering solution.

Choice of colors and design solutions

Sunshine filtering curtains come in a wide range of colors, textures, opacities, and opening types to suit any room. Neutral colors like whites and beiges blend in while bolder hues like reds, greens, and metallics make them decor focal points. Design choices like Roman openings, cascading layers, and embroidery create extra style.

Ensuring privacy with light-protective filtering

Light control drapes excel at obscuring views and details while allowing natural light in through diffusion and filtration. These privacy blinds that let in light are perfect for rooms where both light control and privacy are needed, such as bedrooms, bathrooms, and home offices.

Shades using thicker opaque alternating layers or translucent materials prevent clear views without sacrificing brightness. Angling blades, cascades, or shingled formations further obstruct views. Premium light-filtering fabrics also protect interior furnishings from sun damage despite allowing light passage.

Combined with the zebra curtains' distinctive style, the intermediate light and privacy control make them darlings of contemporary interior design. They filter glare and prying eyes out while letting softer natural light filter in.

Recommendations for different premises

Light filtering shades work well in various residential and commercial settings with visibility and lighting privacy needs. Common locations where they offer benefits include:

The uniqueness of the zebra shade design

Zebra shades stand out for providing distinctive style along with premium functionality. Rows of alternating black and white stripes create visual drama, unlike solid-colored counterparts. This striking monochrome palette integrates easily into modern and eclectic rooms.

But zebra blinds aren’t just a pretty face. The intelligent construction serves functional privacy and insulation purposes. Their layered design with translucent and opaque sections filters light at different intensities for customizable privacy levels unique to zebra shades.

Dense insulating and reflective backing also minimizes temperature exchanges for improved interior comfort. This combination of beauty, brains, and brawn makes zebra window treatments truly exceptional light-filtering solutions.

Installation and Care

Installing Light Filtering Zebra Shades properly ensures they work and look their best:

  1. Measurement: Measure window dimensions using a steel tape measure. Record widths across the tops, middles, and bottoms of each window to find the narrowest point. Note heights at the left, center, and right sides for the shortest vertical span as well. Use the most restricting numbers for the final ordered measurements so shades fit securely.
  2. Mounting Options: Inside mounts nest shades within window openings for a smooth interior aesthetic that highlights only the front shade material itself without casing distractions around the edges.
  3. Installation: Follow the included manufacturer guides for mounting appropriately. Carefully center and align shades to fully cover window openings without overhangs for best-fit appearance and function. Check levels and use shims if necessary for precision.

Maintenance and care recommendations

Gently lift and lower shades when operating to prevent skewing and damage over time. Plump crushed fabric areas by gently pulling outward along creases.

Occasionally vacuum using low suction or dust lightly using microfiber cloths to clear accumulated dirt and debris. For deeper cleaning, some zebra shade fabrics allow steaming or immersion so check tag guidelines.

Avoid overexposure to direct sunlight or moisture when raising curtains. Promptly address any rips, holes or stains using appropriate patching/mending kits and cleaners compatible with the exact material composition.

With benefits like style, adjustable privacy, visibility control, and light filtration, zebra drapes outshine boring plain blinds. Their smarter built-in insulation also helps regulate indoor temperatures for improved comfort and efficiency. For the ultimate expression combining fashion, function, and flair, a few window treatments filter light more beautifully than light filtering zebra sheer shades and light filtering zebra roller shades.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Alexis Williams
Great look to our new kitchen

A family member installed for me but had not problem following the instructions.

Everly Nelson
Pleased with our new zebra shades!

We ordered the Zebra Shades in the Classic white color. Our order was delayed, which wasn't a huge surprise given the labor and shipping challenges associated with the pandemic. We have been impressed by the quality of the materials and craftsmanship of our zebra shades-- which is markedly higher than competitor "design your own shades brands." Major life upgrade to have window treatments as modern as the rest of our living room. Officially adulting hard over here. Would absolutely order from Alva again in the future.

Mila Jackson
love my zebra shades

Took a little longer to get here than expected but these zebra shades seems very smoothly operated and made from high quality materials.