Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Styles of Motorized Shades

Q: I recently bought a house with huge windows in the family room and dining areas and I've been looking at getting blinds with remote controls. What shade and blind styles come with a motorized option?

A: Cellular shades are probably the most popular style of motorized shades, but remote control options are also available in wood blinds, sheer shades, roller shades, and faux wood blinds. Cellular shades are great because they provide a sleek, low-profile design with insulating qualities. They also come in a wide range of colors, cell sizes, and cell counts that match any d├ęcor.

Other contemporary alternatives include sheer shades and roller shades. Sheer shades create a soft look and a perfect for windows that get a lot of direct sunlight. The sheer qualities help diffuse direct sun while the opaque slats can block harsh rays. Roller shades can also give you some flexibility on lighting and their simple, flat nature makes them blend into any room.

If you're looking for something more traditional, however, consider wood or faux wood shades. Both of these window shades come in motorized forms so you get the look of shutters without the hassle of cords.

Congratulations on the house!

1 comment:

  1. Like the blinds on this house, as well as the contrast of the colors.