Sheers can give you a little of both worlds.
From a little to some privacy BUT not blocking your views or light.
Blackout is perfect for commercial hotels, or to block any light coming in to your home as well as energy savings.
As well blackout can also be use for sound reducer for any areas.
Lining is perfect for a room that you don't want o block the light completed but you also want some light coming in.
Velvet is the perfect fabric for theater or any areas of the home. Velvet can be miss understand as a traditional fabric BUT no. A velvet can be use an any modern home or hotel. What make the area look how you want is with the color you choose do to the velvet having different shade when the light hit from dark to light.
Silk can make you feel like you're bringing the old Vegas back. You can make it look traditional or modern with the right color. And can have the perfect silky shinny look.
Linen/ Polyester can give you a super clean casual modern look. From a fresh light look.
One of the things we recommend is to get a linen polyester blend because it will save you time on taking off the wrinkles.