They are the modern alternatives to the horizontal blinds. They are roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3 zebra stripes lineup privacy, light control and insulation. Adjust the blinds slightly, alleging the 2 sheer fabric section to allow incoming daylight. Zebra shades comes in 7 light filtering options, or 4 blackout options, they can be a great addition to a bedroom or living room. They allow you to adjust the natural light level by simply pulling the chain. Unlike roller shades they can be cracked slightly only allowing very little light into the room. Zebra blinds are a great addition to a living room window to give a spin on a regular Roller shade or Horizontal blind. They are operated by a side chain that allows you to maneuver the shades so you can see through the stripes or you can retract the blinds entirely allowing you to see out completely. The side chains will be matching, as well as the bottom railing. An added upgrade that comes with all our Zebra roller shades is matching cassette valance.