Decorative Window Shades
by Giorgina Devereaux
Decorative window shades are a stylish solution for windows and are available in the following:
Shades & Roman Shades
Fabric Shades offer endless
possibilities, like fabric Roman shades for a lovely look, or Sussex fabric
window shades for added elegance.
You can have fabric shades custom
made in your precise size and can choose from a lovely assortment of fabrics.
Fabric shades are available in the following styles:
Balloon Fabric Shades: Balloon Fabric Shades are a striking choice that can make any window a focal point. These shades are available with inverted pleats that are generally spaced 10” to 15” apart and the shades cascade into poufs along the bottom edge.
With narrower balloon fabric shades,
there is one pouf while the wider window shades have more. These may be made in
custom widths up to 120” and heights up to 108”. When raised, the stacking
height of these window shades is generally 11” to 15”.
The narrow London Fabric Shades have
one swag while the wider shades have more than one swag.
Classic Roman Fabric Shades: With this particular shade, the fold lines are inverted and seamed, creating precise and defined folds when raised and clean horizontal lines at 11 ¼” intervals when lowered.
For visual impact, you may consider
framing these types of shades with panels, which further helps insulate and
Cuffed Roman Shades: Cuffed
Roman Shades offer clean classic lines with the added cuffed bottom hemline that
is quite fashionable.
Flat Roman Fabric Shades: Flat Roman Fabric Shades become flat when lowered and then fold up neatly at the
top when fully raised.
Relaxed Roman Fabric Shades: Relaxed Roman Fabric Shades combine a casual softness, along with a comfortable attitude. This shade falls smoothly and evenly from the top to form soft, unstructured swags at the hemline. With the narrow shades, you will have a single swag.
This shade is available in custom
widths up to 120” and heights up to 108”. The stacking height will be 11” to
15” when raised, depending upon the shade height.
Soft Roman Fabric Shades: This particular shades is a classic choice for tailored elegance with draped, overlapping folds spaced neatly at 4 ½” to 6” intervals. When raised, the shade folds evenly to the top.
These window shades are available in custom widths up to 120” and heights up to 108”, with the stacking height being 8” to 10” when raised, depending upon the shade height.
The following options are available for Fabric Shades:
Honeycomb Shades (also known as cellular shades) have the look and feel of fabric, but offers softness, along with deep, even coloration that won't fade even in full sun locations.
You can find these shades with top
and bottom rails that are fabric-wrapped for a uniform look.
The fabulous thing about Honeycomb
Shades is that it offers light control and privacy.
Other options include permanent tie downs, built-in cord stops, loop control, the cordless lift system, and shade motorization. These options offer pet and child safety since they eliminate dangerous, dangling lift cords.
Honeycomb Shades are available in the following styles:
With the blockout option of these
shades, you are given extra light control, privacy, and sound insulation.
The cells on these shades are lined
with 2 fabric layers that are sandwiched around a thin, white blockout film.
These shades are available in custom
sizes from 12” to 120” high and 6”to 120” wide.
Grand Blockout Cell Shades:
This exquisite line of shades gives you complete room darkening, along with the
insulating characteristics. The cells in these shades are lined with 2 fabric
layers contained around a thin, white blockout film.
Twin Cell Honeycomb Shades: Twin Cell Honeycomb Shades offer the light filtering and privacy benefits of single cell window shades, along with greater insulating power. When raised, these shades stack compactly.
They are available in sizes from 12”
to 120” high and 6” to 120” wide.
Triad Cell Honeycomb Shades: Triad Cell Honeycomb Shades have a triple cell configuration that creates more heat-trapping air pockets for superior insulating value that blocks 75% of heat transfer through your windows. When lowered, these shades provide privacy while allowing in soft and diffused light.
You can find these shades in custom
sizes from 12” to 120” high and 6” to 120” wide.
Semi-Sheer Honeycomb Shades: These shades offer the subtle texture of fine fabric that softly diffuses light entering your rooms while providing moderate privacy. This is the perfect complement to larger windows because of the grand cell size of these shades.
You can choose from different warm neutral tones that will coordinate beautifully with any color scheme. Also, these shades provide substantial energy savings during the summer and winter months and blocks 99% of harmful UV rays from entering your home.
They are available in custom sizes
12” to 120” high and 6” to 120” wide.
Linen Blockout Honeycomb Shades: Linen Blockout Honeycomb Shades are available in an assortment of rich linens. In addition to the beauty these shades provide, they blockout light in much needed areas, such as the nursery, bedroom, media room, or any other room where you prefer darkness.
They are available in custom sizes
12” to 120” high and 6” to 120” wide.
Dual Light Honeycomb Shades:
This shade ingeniously combines separately operating semi-sheer and blockout
shades for total light control throughout the day and evening hours. You can
lower the shade from the top for that light-filtering sheer and raise it from
the bottom for total blockout. The Dual Light shade top fabric is always
semi-sheer while the bottom is blockout. This shade is available in grand cell
Honeycomb Skylight Shades: Honeycomb Skylight Shades are ideal for windows that function as a skylight. It offers privacy and light control in rooms that have high ceilings. For these types of windows, a skylight pole is available to facilitate opening and closing of the shades.
Vertical Honeycomb Shades: These shades are perfect for patio doors and for large windows. The honeycomb cellular construction traps air, which then creates insulating pockets that keep outdoor heat at bay during warm weather. This results in utility bill savings since it allows you to turn down the AC.
Vertical Honeycomb Shades are also fantastic energy savers during the winter since they confine the heat inside your rooms.
Honeycomb Shades Options
The following options are available for Honeycomb Shades:
Illusions Shadings offer the light
control advantages of blinds in elegant fabric.
The sheer fabric surrounds thin, soft
polymer vanes that provide diffused light when the vanes are open and light
control and privacy when closed.
Illusions Shadings are available in the following:
2” Horizontal Illusions Shadings: This offers a great look for smaller to medium windows. It blocks up to 65% of incoming UV rays when open and up to 95% of UV rays when closed. The vanes disappear under a color coordinated headrail when the shades are raised.
These shades are available in custom sizes from 12” to 122” high and 12” to 114” wide.
3” Horizontal Illusions Shadings: The wider vane size allows for a more unobstructed view from any window. It blocks up to 65% of incoming UV rays when open and up to 95% when closed. When the shades are raised, the vanes disappear under a color coordinated headrail.
This is available in custom sizes from 12” to 122” high and 12” to 114” wide.
Vertical Illusions Shadings:
Vertical Illusions Shadings are an excellent solution for extra large windows
and patio doors.
It offers the light diffusion of sheer window shades, the light control of vertical blinds, and the elegance of drapery, which makes them a fantastic choice.
You can find these window treatments in custom sizes from 24” to 144” high and 12” to 192” wide.
Illusions Shadings Options
The following options are available for Illusions Shadings:
Natural Woven Shades
Natural Woven Shades is a fantastic
way to incorporate renewable, sustainable materials into your home.
You can enhance any style of Natural
Woven Shades with decorative and functional upgrades.
To create drama, impact, and unique style consider mounting soft, sensuous panels over the Natural Wovens for a lovely textural balance. You can also choose wood blinds for their insulating characteristics and light control, and add flounce top panels to frame and accentuate tall windows.
Natural Woven Shades are available in the following styles:
Natural Woven Flat Fold Shades:
Natural Woven Flat Fold Shades consist of a classic style of bamboo blinds
that fall neatly from a 6” self-valance.
These shades are available in custom sizes 13” to 95” wide and 12” to 120” high.
You can opt for a back valance to hide the headrail and can choose from custom sizes that are available in 13” to 95” wide and 12” to 120” high.
Natural Woven Panel Track: A Natural Woven Panel Track offers a lovely alternative to standard window treatments. This panel track is the perfect solution for patio doors, wide windows, or can serve as a room divider. The versatile panels slide along a smooth operating track for ease of use.
Each shade is made from carefully selected materials, such as, bamboo, reeds, and grasses. You can customize these window treatments with an upgraded valance or wood cornice.
These shades are available in custom sizes from 36” to 96” high and 48” to 144” wide.
A great accent is to have these shades made with a solid twill edge binding, which is available in different colors. Solid twill edge binding not only enhances the beauty of the shade and ties in the rest of the colors in the room, but the natural twill tape binding at the outer edge provides a polished look.
Natural Woven Bamboo Cornice: Natural Woven Cornices allows you to add warmth and casual charm to the window treatments. They look beautiful over shades or may be used as a stand alone treatment.
They are available in 12” or 18”
heights and widths from 13” to 95” to complement windows of nearly any size.
Natural Woven Roll-Up Valance: These window treatments are accented with two solid twill pieces and 1” wide bands in various color choices. They look lovely when used alone or can be used to add contrast over window treatments, such as, a fabric shade or wood blinds.
Natural Woven Roll-Up Valances are available in 6 ½” or 12 ½” heights and custom widths from 13” to 95” to complement windows of varying sizes.
Natural Woven Shades Options
The following options are available for Natural Woven Shades:
Pleated Shades bring a splash of color, texture, and style to any room or window. These window treatments look lovely season after season and consist of durably luxurious fabrics that resist fading, drooping, and sagging.
Pleated shades are available in the following:
These are available in custom sizes from 12” to 96” high and 13” to 144” wide.
Cordless Pleated Shades: The
cordless operation allows you to raise, lower, and easily position these shades
with a gentle push up or pull down of the handle. This eliminates dangerous,
dangling lift cords making it safer for homes with small children or pets.
Pleated Arch Shades: Pleated Arch Shades offer the perfect solution for unique window and door shapes since it can be custom made to fit these shapes.
Pleated Skylight Shades: Pleated Skylight Shades are ideal for windows that function as a skylight. It offers privacy and light control in high locations. For these types of windows, a skylight pole is available to facilitate opening and closing of the shades.
Pleated Shades Options
The following options are available for Pleated Shades:
Roller Shades are an excellent choice
for adding color, texture, and flair to any room.
Roller Shades are easy to operate, and with a simple pull of the cord, you can position the shade at the perfect height.
Roller Shades are available in the
Roller Shades: Some Roller Shades are manufactured with steel rollers, which offer precise, reliable operation. They are many high fashion colors and patterns to choose from and you can even order roller shades that are made from earth friendly, PVC free materials that are also 100% recyclable.
You can customize your Roller Shades with a choice of hem styles, hemline trims, and shade pulls. They are available in custom sizes from 12” to 120” high and 12” to 127” wide.
Roller Shades Options
The following options are available for Roller Shades:
Lift System: Loop Control has a loop mechanism that allows for smooth operation.
The Cassette System offers the easy operation of Loop Control, plus a headrail covering the roller and mechanism. This creates a neatly finished and tailored look.
Motorization is an effortless way to raise and lower shades. You can choose from a single-channel remote or wall switch to operate one shade or a 5-Channel to operate up to 4 shades.
Top Down/Bottom Up: You can lower shades from the top, allowing natural light in with complete privacy or raise them from the bottom for a traditional approach.
Room Darkening Fabric: Room darkening fabric is ideal in rooms where you prefer total light blocking.
Accent Rod: You can opt for a decorative metal accent rod at the bottom of the hemline for tabbed and scalloped hem styles. You can choose from different accent rod finishes and finial styles.
Decorative Detail: Give your roller shades extra flair by including a decorative edge. You can choose from the following decorative edges: petite ribbon loop trim, twisted loop trim, wood bead, or shell trim.
Hem: You can choose from
different hem styles for that distinct look. The following hem styles are
available: Diana hem, wave hem, scallop hem, tabbed hem, and a straight hem.
Shade Pulls: A nice touch of elegance and sophistication for a Roller Shade is to attach a shade pull. Shade pulls come in different styles and finishes, such as, a ring style or one that features a tassel.
This is a great solution for large
windows and sliding doors since it combines the beauty of sheer window shades
with the light control of vertical blinds.
Sheer Elegance elegantly softens and diffuses light. It allows you to control light by simply rotating the vanes and eliminating the need to draw the panels open. For total light control and privacy, you may wish to add the room darkening option. Another excellent option is the valance upgrade, which conceals the headrail by incorporating a matching fabric insert.
Sheer Elegance Shades Options
The following options are available for Sheer Elegance Shades:
Room Darkening: This option is perfect for total light control and privacy.
Valance: A valance conceals the headrail and incorporates a matching fabric insert giving the shade a uniform and sleek appearance.
Solar Shades give you the opportunity to enjoy the view, with less glare while providing important UV protection. These window shades make a clean, contemporary statement because of its sleek lines and sophisticated materials.
You can choose from different semi-sheer fabrics that function to preserve your view even when lowered. The fabric used in Solar Shades provides excellent UV protection that save your furnishings from fading, and also minimize glare on TV and computer screens. In rooms that get excessive sun exposure, you will notice how these shades reduce heat transfer from the outdoors, which further add to your comfort while reducing your AC bills.
Solar Shades are available in the following:
Solar Roller Shades: Solar
Roller Shades are fabulous looking, contemporary roller shades.
Solar Roman Shades: Solar
Roman Shades give your home the classic look of fine fabric flat fold Roman
shades, but with the added bonus of solar protection and glare reduction.
Solar Shades Options
The following options are available for Solar Shades:
Fascia Valance: A Fascia Valance is a cassette style system that completely conceals the hardware. You can choose the fabric for the Fascia Valance to match your shade material or aluminum to match the bottom rail.
Up: You can lower shades from the top, allowing
natural light in with complete privacy, raise them from the bottom, or combine
both operations for the perfect mix of natural light and desired level of
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