Guess what? Shades don’t have to be boring. They don’t have
to be uniformed. They don’t have to be cookie cutter. They don’t have to be
bland, hidden, or the same as your childhood home or neighbor. Shades can be
ALL you, all your choice, all YOUR style, and all your idea. There are so many
options that you could literally change your shades once a month and create a
different look for each month of the year! But, that would probably be
exhausting. Instead, maybe choose some you would like to at least keep for a
season or even a few years, knowing you can change your tone at any time. Here
are a few of our favorites to get your idea juices flowing.
Do we even start by telling you how these can be custom
designs? The options! Faux Shades are fun because even though they
aren’t functional (hence the “faux” part), they can add any type of pop to a
room that you want! From bright colors, to interesting designs, they add an
accent to a room in such a tasteful amount that it’s easy to get away with
something a little more vibrant than you normally would. Plus, since less
fabric is needed, these are more affordable if you are just going for a fashion
look and not window coverage.
Woven Wood Shades
Have you noticed how “in” wood is right now? Wood shades
compliment the simplistic, minimalistic, clean, modern atmospheres that many
people are gravitating towards. Not only are these popular in vacation homes,
but your own home can feel like an escape when using these shades to teleport
you into your own little world. The style remains classy, yet can add warm or
coolness to any room. An added bonus is
we make these Woven Wood Shades from renewable sources, like
bamboo, so you can feel good about the room you are in. They can be motorized,
and come in many styles, including bottom-up or top-down.
Roller Shades are flat stretches of fabric
that can really show off a unique fabric once unrolled from a hidden mechanism.
These shades are highly customizable and come in a wide variety of colors and
fabrics, light filtering options, and light control/darkening/blackout options.
They are available in over 100 screen styles, really opening up your room to
anything you would like to create. Plus, as with most the products, they are
available with a motorized lift, cordless lift, small cord lift, and more -
depending on your specific goals.
Have kids? Or maybe you have a room that makes you want to
express yourself in a different way! Graphic Shades are incredibly fun and unique.
You can actually have an image of your choice printed on the shade, which
offers a level of customization like no other. Think, for kids, a princess?
Spiderman? Or many you own a business or have a home office and want to add a
logo to your window shade? Or perhaps you or your partner LOVE a certain team
and just have to dedicate a window shade to their team logo? You can create
whatever your little heart desires with this option. These shades look great,
and are easy to operate. They can also come motorized for the kiddos to
eliminate any cord danger.
Are you one to enjoy coordination? One foolproof way to have
a clean, well presented room, is choosing a shade, possibly a Sheer Shade, and repeating the same pattern on
three or more windows, causing a visually pleasing effect. You can do this with
any type of shade you choose. We recommend a light, floral pattern to brighten
up a room.
Yes, we know that typically you construct shades to fit
perfectly into the window. But maybe this time you let them be a little larger
than normal, overlapping the window, creating a completely different look. They
kind of cover like drapes, but instead of being pulled to the side, they
function like shades, because, well, they ARE shades (and offer a unique
alternative to draperies). This is great to try on a large window that takes up
most of a wall as the main part of a room.
With all the different options, there is no way we can
address them all here! Each style has the choice of top-down, bottom-up, as well as the ability to be motorized,
graphics, oversized, custom designed or cut. The sky outside your window, is
really the limit. Don’t let yourself be
bogged down by the mundane. Spruce up your surroundings and feel good about
where you live!