Roller shades provide an enormous selection of fabrics and colors, making them a designer’s dream. If style is high on your list of priorities, roller shades give you sleek design in the comfort of your own home.

Custom Roller Shades | What You Should Know

Roller Shades Features

Roller shades roll up neatly at the top of your window when raised, and decorate your window with beautiful fabric when lowered. Roller shades feature some of the most stylish patterns in a variety of textures such as tweed and woven fabrics. Select from a wide range of colors, from neutral tones to rich, premium colors. You can order free samples to ensure your fabric and color styles coordinate with your windows and walls.

You can also choose how much light your roller shades will let through your windows. Blackout shades can completely stop light at the window, making them ideal for bedrooms, nurseries, or entertainment rooms. Your roller shades may also leave light gaps between the shade and window frame, which will let in some light even when the shades are closed. Upgrade to light blockers which will block these light gaps as a simple solution for total darkness.

Additionally, roller shades are some of the easiest window treatments to clean.

Roller Shades Upgrades

Interested in upgrading your roller shades to be the best fit for your home? Consider these optional features for further customization:

  • Cordless Lift: This popular feature upgrades your roller shades with a hidden control system, eliminating unsightly cords and enabling your roller shades to be easily raised or lowered. Simply tug on the bottom rail and your shades will spring up.  A popular option for homes with children or pets.
  • Continuous Cord Loop: This upgrade secures your roller shades cord to the wall or window frame, allowing you to easily raise or lower your shades by pulling the loop cord in either direction. This is a great option if your roller shades are covering a large window.
  • Motorization: Your roller shades can be raised or lowered by remote control – the ultimate in convenience.
  • Valances and Cornices: These can accent your roller shades with a stylish topper. Some roller shades can also upgrade to a reverse roll, to hide the shades’ rolling mechanism and create a cleaner look.
  • Finishing Touches: Customize your shades with trims, beads, or bottom borders.

Roller Shades Considerations

  • Inside mount roller shades must meet the minimum depth requirement to mount the mechanism. As a result, you may experience light gaps with an inside mount. Consider an outside mount or light blockers for complete coverage.
  • Light-filtering fabrics may still show subtle shadows or silhouettes from the outside. Choose a blackout fabric for increased privacy.

Roller Shades FAQs

Roller Shades work by pulling on the beaded chain to raise or lower your shade. You can also upgrade to a cordless lift system to eliminate any hanging cords.

Never submerge your roller shades in water. For vinyl roller shades, wipe them with warm, soapy water. For fabric roller shades, use the brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner while holding the shade from the back.

The cost of your roller shades will depend on the custom size, but in general roller shades are considered one of the more affordable window treatment options.

Yes, roller shades have many light filtering and privacy options. You can opt for even more light filtering options by adding liners.

Roller Shades can block sunlight, which can impact the temperature of your home. However, they're not as energy efficient as cellular shades or shutters.

Roller shades are a popular window treatment for kitchens and bathrooms. They're extremely easy to clean and provide privacy when necessary.