With the growth of smart and modern living solutions, window treatments are no longer just curtains and drapes; these can be just as smart, automated, and customizable as the rest of smart living solutions.
Designed for the city dweller always on-the-go, window shades are the modern window treatments that you’ve been waiting for. Built with a functional, automated design, window shades are a low-maintenance window treatment that can suit virtually any interior design aesthetic. So whether you’re going for a sleek and classic monochromatic look or a purely smart and modern feature that’s just as automated as lighting controls, window shades come with customizable options to control the flow of light and provide utmost comfort in privacy.
Window Shades: The Basics
Forget curtains and draperies that quickly go out of fashion and provide less privacy and insulation — it’s time for a more lasting solution. Window shades are much more functional and just as eye-catching, balancing cloth-based coverings with motorized controls for light filtering and privacy.
Window shades are designed to cascade top-down or move bottom-up, effectively covering windows and filtering just the right amount of light to lend every room with a soft natural glow during the day, and privacy when you need it. Today, modern window shades are designed with different types of fabric, each rendering various models with a unique aesthetic, structure, and insulation level.
As their name suggests, window shades are designed to provide just the right amount of shade to interiors in various modes through motorized controls. Whether you’re leaving them half-down or rolling them out all the way through, the soft fabric filters in varying amounts of light, lending a dramatic glow to the space.
Depending on the room and your lifestyle habits, you may opt for either sheer, light-filtering, or blackout fabrics, helping you sleep well, create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and lend a unique character to each room in line with its function. Light-filtering options are great for common areas like the living room, highlighting accents through natural light, while blackout shades enable peaceful, restful sleep even through the harsh morning sun. Tell our in-home specialists about your needs and lifestyle, and we’ll help you select the right window shades for a truly cozy atmosphere.
Did you know that window shades provide valuable extra insulation? This comes in handy, especially in the colder months, when closing the windows might not be enough to keep out the bone-chilling temperatures outside. Before you crank up the thermostat — and spend more on utilities — think about a longer-lasting, greener solution. Window shades can go a long way with that.
Forget changing curtains and draperies with the seasons — insulating window shades can keep your home at perfect room temperature: warm in winter and cool in summer. Save on utility bills with cozy rooms year-round.
Slats or No Slats
Slats are often built into window shades to enable quick and precisely adjustable light filtering at any moment; the alternative is to use regular window shades and maximize the motorized controls to position the panels depending on the flow of light. But which option is right for you? Our in-home specialists help you select the right window shades for every room, depending on its purpose and the natural light that reaches the place. Our goal is to strike the perfect balance between achieving that soft, cozy glow and the full glare of daylight.
How much do window shades cost?
At Window Blinds Direct, we’re committed to making these modern and functional window treatments affordable. Our designers work with you to craft and install window shades that are within your budget, without sacrificing leading form and function. All you need to do is show us the space and tell us your price point, so we can recommend a quality and value-adding solution that’s within your budget.
Windows Blinds Direct serves the Greater Toronto Area from Burlington to Whitby and Aurora to York. Are you interested in high-quality window shades, blinds or shutters at affordable prices? Check our service area chart for your nearest location.