A Guide to Understanding Popular Window Treatments

The right window treatment can be a revelation in your home. Not only do window blinds and shades regulate the amount of natural light your home receives, but their style will complement your decor and really tie a room together. This article will serve as a guide to some of the most popular types of window treatments available today. If you’re in the market for new window treatments, you’re in the right place. Read on to find the style that suits you and your home best.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are essentially one large piece of fabric that rolls up and down to efficiently cover up your window. The sleek, simple design of roller shades can contribute to a clean, uncluttered and minimalistic look in your home.

Like cellular shades, many modern roller shades are made with high-quality fabrics that can help you manage heat penetration in your home and the amount of sunlight your space receives. Roller shades are also available in motorized options that allow you to control the amount of light entering your home at the touch of a button. Motorized options also provide extra safety for kids by avoiding the potential dangers of exposed cords, making them great for family rooms. Given the simple design, roller shades – especially the vinyl and solar varieties – are also very easy to clean as you won’t have to sort through individual slats. 

Solar shades have become a more common option in recent times due to their eco-friendly nature. Instead of penetrating through your window, solar shades reflect the sun’s rays and absorb heat from outside. Solar shades differ from traditional roller shades in that they are made with UV resistant, antimicrobial materials. They can reduce your energy costs by at least 15% and offer select styles with 100% recyclable materials that have a 20-year life span, which can lead to huge savings in the long run. 

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are a very popular option that have been a stylish staple in homes across Canada for many years. Cellular shades come in a wide variety of fabrics and colours. As such, they can be matched to just about any style of home decor.

Depending on how much light you want to be able to reach inside your home, cellular shades vary from sheer fabrics to complete black out options which can be particularly useful for the bedroom or home theatre. Honeycomb style cellular shades are designed with horizontal air pockets which work to regulate temperatures in both winter and summer. This is particularly useful for Canada’s long winters and hot summers. This energy saving factor has contributed greatly to the popularity of cellular shades.

Cellular shades can be cordless or operated by chains and cords. The cordless option is ideal for households that have children or pets. As well as providing more safety, this cordless style offers a clean and modern appearance for your home. Like roller shades, cellular shades can also be motorized. Instead of manually opening your shades, they can be controlled through an app on your phone, handheld remote control, or wall remote.

High-Lite Shades

For window treatments that leave a lasting impression for both versatility and design, our High-Lite Shades have become a popular option among homeowners looking for something a little more unique. The fabric combines the look and performance of traditional shutters and blinds with the modern flair of roller shades, providing the best of both worlds.

High-Lite Shades feature alternating opaque fabric with sheer inlays in a continuous piece of fabric. This design creates an impressive balance of privacy and light control that is hard for other window treatments to match. 

Motorized options are also available for our High-Lite Shades.

Windows of Opportunity

Picking out the perfect window treatment really can be a game changer for your home decor. While there are endless options out there, these are just a few of the most popular options that are sure to meet your particular window treatment needs. 

Be sure to explore our extensive collection of wholesale window shades and blinds and begin putting your dream home together.

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