Fabric window shades can be decorative, functional, or both. Window shades come in a variety of styles and can be store-bought or tailor-made. When shopping for window shades, determine your needs: Do you need shades for privacy and light control? Or do you simply want to dress up your windows? Here are some of our favorites:
Roman shades are a versatile option because they are simple, yet introduce fabric to a window. Fabric shades work well for almost any window and are ideal for situations where full-length drapes or curtains aren't feasible, such as window seats, windows above a kitchen sink, and in bathrooms.
Where softness and finish are desired but complete coverage isn't, fixed balloon shades (sometimes called London shades) can introduce just the right touch of a favored fabric.
Roll Up Window Shades
Also called a Swedish shade, this simple shade doesn't require a lot of fabric and is a budget-friendly option for windows.
Cellular Window Shades
Cellular window shades are some of the most energy-efficient solutions for your house. Apart from protecting your house’s interiors from sun and wind, and providing privacy, cellular windows create an insulated barrier for your rooms.
Shades and Draperies Combo
Fabric shades can also work in tandem with draperies for a richer look than shades provide alone. When pairing curtains and shades together, it's best to decide on the type of shade you want for the space first. The most common styles are roll up blinds as they pair well with drapes and provide a basic, solid block of color to work with.
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