Motorized Blinds: Open Up a World of Convenience

Smart home devices and home automation have transformed the way we live and take care of our homes. These new innovative technologies are making everyday living easier and more convenient. From smart appliances and electronics to lighting, electrical outlets, and thermostats, almost any home device can now be controlled remotely — and window treatments are no exception.

Before flipping the switch on automatic window treatments, you'll want to understand how motorized blinds work, what style options are available and how much they cost. Let's take a peek behind the curtain at the most commonly asked questions about automized blinds and shades.

How to Choose the Right Types of Curtains for Your Home

When searching for window treatments for the home or office, you'll often see the terms "curtains" and "draperies" used interchangeably. Both serve the purpose of providing style and privacy to windows. But curtains are typically more casual and made with a single layer of fabric while draperies are more formal and made with heavier fabric and a liner (think a high-end hotel or restaurant).

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How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Roman Shades

Some types of curtains and window shades can accommodate a variety of different fabrics. Roman shades are better suited to lighter, thinner materials like linen, cotton, and silk. These fabrics allow the folds of the shade to sit more fluidly on top of one another when raised. They also put less stress on the shade's mechanism.

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Sunroom Window Treatments

Your sunroom is your happy place. It’s a room to relax, read a book, or host visitors. Sunrooms are designed to be filled with natural light, so choosing sunroom window treatments requires special consideration. Your sunroom shades need to filter sunlight and be able to withstand constant UV rays. You may also want to consider motorized sunroom blinds to simplify the raising and lowering process. Read on for expert insight and sunroom window treatment ideas. 

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Home Office Window Treatments

More people now work from home and need a designated workspace. If you're working remotely, you want a comfortable space that's an extension of your personality. Creating the right home office environment can have an impact on your productivity. You've chosen the furnishings, paint colors, and lighting. But what about your windows?

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Nursery Window Treatments: The Key to Sound Sleep

When designing a baby's nursery, doting parents typically focus on color schemes, décor, and safety features. But one critical component that often gets overlooked is selecting the right nursery curtains. When your baby doesn't sleep soundly, neither do you. That's why it's essential that the natural light coming into the nursery is conducive to your baby's sleep schedule.

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Kid's Room Window Treatments

Designing and decorating your child's bedroom is a fun and exciting project. And depending on your child's age, involving them in the process is a terrific bonding experience and allows their unique personality and taste to shine through. Explore how to choose the best kids' window treatments for your child — from style and color to safety and convenience features.

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Window Coverings for Casement Windows

Casement windows have hinges on the side that allow the pane to swing in or out for ventilation. They are typically operated...

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Burnout is a National Epidemic

Burnout stems from stress, and it leaves us overwhelmed and emotionally drained. The good news? Lifestyle changes can...

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Roman Shades Transform Any Window into a Work of Art

Roman window shades offer a softer, streamlined alternative to heavier draperies. They come in a variety of styles and custom colors and can be raised and lowered easily.

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How to Choose Custom Interior Window Shutters

Custom interior window shutters are available in a wide range of styles to complement your unique taste and décor.

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Window Coverings for Picture Windows

Large picture windows can highlight a lovely view or fill a room with natural light, but they can be tricky to cover with traditional blinds or shades. Finding the right shades, curtains or blinds for a large picture window is important if you need privacy....

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Bow Window Treatments

Bow windows are a beautiful architectural statement that allows natural light to flow into a room, but they can be tricky to cover with blinds, shades or curtains. Here are the best window treatments for bow windows according to our experts.

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Lights, Camera, Conference! Natural Light Is Best for Video Conferencing

Blinds.com’s Abigail Sawyer shares her professional wisdom on setting up your home office to maximize natural light and take the stress out of video conference calls.

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How to Choose the Right Types of Curtains for Your Home

When searching for window treatments for the home or office, you'll often see the terms "curtains" and "draperies" used interchangeably. Blinds.com has a wide range of drapery and curtain styles in various materials, sizes, colors, and style options.

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Save Big and Stay Home: Blinds.com Reveals One of Black Friday's Best Kept Secrets

Want to save time and money this holiday season? Blinds.com has some recommendations on how to shop for Black Friday deals online.

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Outside on the Upside: Outdoor Shades to Transform Your Patio

If you need a holiday from your own living room or home office, a beautiful, comfortable outdoor patio space is more easily attainable than you may think.

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3 Design Trends Blinds.com Predicted, and 3 Design Trends We Never Saw Coming

To say it lightly, 2020 was an unpredictable year. While many of our lives changed dramatically as we navigated uncharted waters, home renovation projects rose dramatically as society adjusted to life at home. Closets became classrooms, kitchens became home offices, and outdoor patios became vacation destinations.

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