Shades are elegant and timeless ways to manage light and create a classic effect for any room. Because they hang flat and can be incorporated into the window recess they take up very little space and are neatly out of the way. Durable and available in an infinite range of styles they can be operated manually or motorized for push button ease, and with cordless lifts they can be secured so that they are child safe for nurseries and bedrooms. Roller blinds can be opened to precisely the amount you want allowing for full lighting, full blackout, or partial lighting depending on your needs and the mood you are looking for.
Roman shades are a timelessly elegant way of creating a full blackout for a window with style. What makes them stand out is the way they stack up evenly as they are opened which typically means they cost a little more for the manufacture but that is repaid in the stylish way they hang whether fully open, closed, or any stage in between.
Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades are a type of shade that not only blocks light (ask us about what degree of blackout factor you need), but also provides insulation because of the way that the honeycomb design traps air within the cells. That means that cellular shades can offer serious thermal insulation for your home, and can be combined with other types of shades to get precisely the look, as well as the performance you are after.
Bamboo and Woven Wood Shades
Looking for a touch of the exotic but with seriously a practical base? Then you should be looking at bamboo shades. Also called matchstick shades these are beautiful, natural looking shades with the bonus of being environmentally friendly since bamboo is a famously sustainable crop. Durable and easy to clean they add another dimension to your shades with their organic textures and fit smoothly with almost any style of decor. Bamboo shades can be motorized or provided with cordless lifts to suit your needs. On their own they can offer a beautiful partial light when drawn or a blackout layer can be added to ensure total blackout depending on which type of window you are using them for.
Here in Columbus, Ohio we know all about hot summers and cold winters and that’s why solar shades are fast gaining popularity with our customers. Once you know a little more about them that comes as no surprise. Solar shades don’t just keep out the light, they also protect against UV rays and that means protecting your soft furnishings from fading caused by exposure to the sun. Although typically made of vinyl the key to solar shades rather than non solar is in the coating and so there is a variety of materials that can be used for solar shades and we are more than happy to talk you through which is likely to be the best for you.