There are a few types of blinds that are great for diffusing light to protect your floors and furniture. These types of blinds are light an elegant, and open and close so you can determine how much light you want entering the room at any point.
Silhouettes offer the best of many worlds! They are energy-efficient, light diffusing, view-through, and have an elegant “S” shape. The great part about this blind is that even though you have a clear view out, the back fabric makes it harder for people to look in on you.
Pirouettes offer customized view-though. You can position the horizontal vanes to let as much (or as little) light in as you prefer. When closed, there is a bit of a fabric overlap to fully block the light coming through at the vanes.
Luminettes are great for filtering light in any room. As a vertical product, they can the put on doors, as well as windows. Luminettes offer a 180 rotation so you can direct the light that’s coming in.
Dual/Banded/Zebra Shades; I don’t care what you call them. These are the ones with the great new look that lets you determine your level of view-through. Do you want it dark and private? Perfect, just move the stripes up and down. Do you want to let a medium amount of light in, but still protect your furniture and floors from the sun? Also perfect, just move the stripes again. These versatile blinds let you choose, at any given point, how you want to set the mood in the room.