Window Treatment Wednesday

Roller shades are the most basic of all window treatments; functional, yet still fashionable.  Don’t conjure up images of the shades of the past:  shades that curled on the edges and, often times, unexpectedly opened themselves as if by magic, noisily flapping and slapping at the top of the window.  Today’s roller shade features a flat panel of fabric that rolls up neatly into a tidy headrail; when lowered, roller shades provide varying levels of privacy.

Depending on your fabric choice, roller shades offer a variety of light control choices and options to maintain your view to the outside. For a look that’s both custom and classic, roller shades offer a clean appearance in a beautiful range of fabrics along with a variety of design options and lifting systems.

Roller shades minimize glare, block harmful UV-Rays, and help control the room’s temperature.  They complement just about any decorating style and can coordinate with many other decorative products.   They can be sheer and translucent to completely room darkening — and everything in between.  With hundreds of fabrics to choose from, you can select a fabric to fit your decor and personal style.  Whether it’s an elegant and tailored design, a natural grass cloth or a sophisticated silk-like fabric, today you’ll find a roller shade to suit any taste.


Roller shades can be installed in single, double hung or casement style windows and are most often used as a practical under-treatment beneath draperies or valances.

Take a look at roller shades again.  They’ve come a long way since grandma’s day.

Guest post from Lisa Gardner, Hirshfield’s Maplewood

1 Response
  1. Emily

    Roller shades are becoming more and more popular. I’ve noticed a lot of our designers combining roller shades with side panels. Roller shades provide function– side panels bring the personality!

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