Will shears protect from sun damage?
I am usually over at the kitchen forum but I do lurk here a fair amount. I have west windows in my living and dining room and I am ready to invest in some window treatments. Currently I only have the old linen roller shades that are functional but well past their prime. Here's a pic of the dining room.
I was thinking of getting fabric drapes to flank the sides but the light is strong in the afternoon and the blinds must be pulled every day and I lose the view.
Options I have tossed around: Put in shear roller shades (looking at Levoler) but I don't know if that has enough UV protection.
Put in Top down bottom up roman shades in a neutral and still use side drapes,
Put in top down bottom up roman shades in a pattern and no side drapes - the only problem is the center window is 57" wide and the fabrics I've looked at require seaming.
Put in TDBU woven shades with light filtering liner although with the sun behind it the blind looks like a dark shadow and with a light blocking liner the rooms get too dark.
Ideally I want both light and a view but I but I need protection from the sun. Can anyone help?