No matter how much window treatments have evolved — and continue to change along with emerging interior design trends — some designs are more classic than others. These include the well-loved, vintage-vibe roller shades. But with modern upgrades, there isn’t anything vintage — and outdated — with these next-generation versions.
Roller shades were loved for a time and eventually pushed aside as new styles and functionalities emerged. Still, with major design upgrades, we see lots of reasons to return to this old favourite. We can’t deny the versatility of these roll-up blinds that make them a perfect fit in virtually any environment.
Roller Shades: The Basics
Roll-up blinds, plastic roller blinds, or however you call them, you’ve definitely seen this classic window treatment virtually anywhere. Now with a contemporary upgrade, everyone’s favourite shades just got a whole lot more functional and trendy.
With a variety of fabrics, colours, and custom options, roller shades pack the same core versatility with the added perks of cost savings, quick installation, and low maintenance. All you need to do is roll them up — or down — and the fabric emerges or hides inside the tube for a balance of natural light and privacy.
Pull on the tab and voila — see the outdoors or block light and make any room private, or at least that’s what everyone thinks when they see roller shades. But it’s not just like that anymore.
Crafted with contemporary styles and functionalities, modern roller shades are no longer built with stiff, dull fabric with little to no style. With a wide range of materials now available for these plastic roller blinds, they’re anything but ordinary. Choose anywhere between bright, trendy colours and interesting prints to accentuate your windows.
Gone are the days of blinds getting stuck — modern roller shades are built to last and easy to use. Modern hardware upgrades have allowed for smoother and sturdier operation, with motorized options available, so you won’t even have to pull on tabs manually and risk the shades getting stuck. Enjoy the utmost convenience and seamless operation in every room.
Stay Warm and Cozy
Living in Canada means dealing with seasonal highs and lows, and while you can’t control outside temperatures, you should be able to count on staying cozy year-round indoors. Roller shades can help with that.
Before you crank up the heater or the AC, consider a greener solution with these insulated window treatments. With thick fabric options available and secure mounting against the window frame, roller shades can cover cracks and small gaps where air can enter and escape, and disturb the otherwise cozy atmosphere in your home. Save on energy expenses and keep comfortable year-round with this eco-friendly insulation.
Custom options such as motorization make these roll-up blinds a family-friendly option since they eliminate the risk of playful and curious kids choking on them. Whether you’re considering using roller shades all over your house or just in a few rooms, think about this family-friendly benefit for safety and peace of mind.
The biggest — and most unbeatable — perk of roller shades is the savings they come with. Built to last even on a budget, roller shades are every bit as elegant and stylish, but without the price tag. These window treatments are greatly affordable, offering a perfect balance between style, function, and minimal maintenance. But the biggest benefit of them all is that at Window Blinds Direct, we offer roller shades directly from the factory — that means affordable, budget-friendly pricing.
At Window Blinds Direct, we offer the complete window treatment experience. This means ensuring that you have all the right options for your home and lifestyle needs. Our roller shades come with custom add-ons, including blackout roller shades for increased light control and warmth, and light filtering option to avoid the harsh glare of the sun — and get a few more winks of sleep in the process.