Shades Types and Options

Explore the Many Types of Shades!

Which Shade Style Is Right for You?

Shades, shades, so many shades! Selecting window treatments is definitely one of the most enjoyable parts of decorating a home, in part because there are so many types, styles, patterns, and color palettes to choose from. One of the most popular types of window treatments is shades, of which there are a few subtypes.

Roller Shades

Roller shades have a simple construction. They fit within the window casement, and they are operated with a pulley system. Typically, they feature a cord that can be used to roll the shade up or down. Cordless types are also available. Roller shades can be made from a variety of materials, ranging from budget plastic to luxurious fabrics. Although the construction is minimalistic, roller shades can look as ornate as you wish. Plus, they’ll last for many years to come!

Roman Shades

If you’re interested in window treatments that give your home a classic, timeless feel, then Roman shades might be the right choice for you. Roman shades are similar to roller shades, except that Roman shades feature overlapping folds of fabric. As you pull the shade up, the fabric organizes itself into neat, aesthetically pleasing folds.

Sheer Shades

The window treatments you’ll choose for your bedrooms will almost certainly be different than those you’ll install in other areas, such as the living room. For family gathering places such as the living room, you’ll likely want to let in more natural light, yet still enjoy privacy from the outside world. The solution is sheer shades. These shades are built with light, sheer fabric that softens the natural light as it enters the room.

Honeycomb Shades

Also known as cellular shades, honeycomb shades get their name from the honeycomb-like cells that are constructed in the middle of the shade, between two layers of fabric. The result is a window treatment that offers exceptional energy efficiency, as well as a beautiful look.

No matter which shade best suits your home and style, we’ve got you covered! Contact WindowDecor in Indianapolis at (502) 713-3535 today to schedule your complimentary design consultation! We’re proud to offer an extensive selection of window treatments, including all types and styles of shades.