Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 11, 2006 --
Another best-selling product this season is the honeycomb cellular shade, which is both versatile and stylish. They are appearing in showcase homes for the practical customer who wants something functional yet aesthetically understated. Available as light-filtering or room darkening shades, the honeycomb shade boasts a wide range of pleat sizes and thicknesses (cell sizes) that dramatically increase energy efficiency. Many expectant parents opt for blackout cellular shades to darken nurseries for their new infant. Also popular is the child-friendly "cordless" feature, which eliminates dangling cords to ensure child and pet safety in the home.
Solar screen roller shades, once considered appropriate only in coffee shops and restaurants, are now seen in trendy homes as well. These shades maintain a view to the outside, but also filter harmful UV rays and reduce heat. They are popular among urban-dwellers and are ideal for high rise condominiums. "When shopping for these shades, consumers can choose the degree of transparency they want, and this makes roller shades exciting new alternatives to ordinary window coverings," says Sheckter.
Finally, it's no surprise that the highest selling item of the season is the faux wood blind. Simple and stylish, they are perfect for keeping the room cool in humid climates and are very reasonably priced. With the appearance of wood and the durability of vinyl, many consumers choose faux wood blinds for bathrooms, kitchens, and playrooms, due to the fact that they are easy to care for, and never warp, crack or split in high-moisture environments. They are a great option for customers who want to add the warmth of wood at an economical price.
Trends are shifting toward simplistic, streamlined window-coverings that accent the room rather than become a focal point. The above products and hundreds more from Hunter Douglas, Levolor, Bali, and the