SHADES

THE MANY STYLES

OF WINDOW SHADES

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A window shade is one of the most effective ways to keep the sun out of your home. As with all the other window coverings and window treatments available to you these days, window shades come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Here are three types of the shades available.

Roman Shades

A popular window treatment today is the roman shade. Roman shades come in a wide variety of designs and styles. Some of the choices available are flat roman, relaxed roman, hobbled roman, and balloon. Operating systems can be a standard cord lock, continuous cord loop, top down/bottom up, and even motorized. Roman shades made of woven woods or woven textures are available as well! Click here for more information on roman shades.

Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades (made popular by Hunter Douglas) are styled like a series of honeycomb shaped tubes fastened together. By design, the trapped air space in these shades helps to reduce heat gain or heat loss while providing an aesthetically pleasing style. Honeycomb shades are also available in the exclusive Hunter Douglas Architella fabric that has the highest insulating value in the industry. Since honeycomb shades are highly customizable they have the added bonus of fitting those odd shaped windows, such as arches, circles, triangles, trapezoids, and pentagons that you can never seem to fit properly with other treatments.

Woven Wood Shades

If you like the warmth of wooden window blinds, but would rather have a shade, a woven wood shade is the option for you. Woven woods have a very elegant look and give you the warmth and natural feel of wood. Woven wood shades are made from thin pieces of wood, bamboo, grass, or reeds. Depending on the material and the weave, some filtered daylight may pass into the room. However, if you want even less light, woven wood window shades can be lined to decrease light and add privacy.

Choices, Choices, Choices!

At Beyond Blinds, our friendly and helpful design team will help you find the window shade that is just right for you and your budget. Call us today at 630-232-9901 and let us share our insights with you and help you design the window treatments of your dreams.