Shades bring a variety of textures to the table, often available in soft fabrics and woven wood or reeds. While shutters and blinds offer an extra element of light control through tilt mechanisms, shades are simply raised and lowered to adjust how much light comes through the windows. Shades are one of the most customizable options available from the fabric design and color to their transparency or opaqueness. It’s also common for shades to have characteristics like UV protection, which add to their usefulness. Below are some examples of the most common shade choices available

Roller Shades with Cassette Headrails
Roller Shades

Roller shades utilize a built-in roller system to slide the shades into place over your windows. It’s common for a cord to be attached to the mechanism, allowing you to control precisely where the shade is positioned. Roller shades are available cord free for an additional cost. The fabrics available for roller shades range from sheer for plenty of light and a view of the outdoors to opaque for a room darkening effect.

Woven wood shade ophelia distressed beige
Woven Wood Shades

If you desire a tranquil, natural effect then you’d be hard pressed to find a better option than woven wood shades. Woven wood shades are made of plant fibers including bamboo, rattan, jute, and reeds. These shades can be woven densely for tighter light control and privacy or looser for a relaxed, light filtering effect. You can add a lining to the back of the shade for additional privacy or blackout.

Cellular Shades
Cellular Shades

These shades look like a honeycomb when viewed from the side. Cellular shades come in a variety of pleat sizes, colors and cordless options (great for homes with children). They are also available in light filtering or room darkening material and for more privacy they can have a top down bottom up feature added for an additional charge.

Whether you’ve made your mind up or you still have questions about shade options the Shutter World team is here to serve you.

Woven Wood shade with lining
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