Installing window shades from a reputable Santa Rosa shutter company like Sonoma County Shade Company will ensure that your home exudes elegance and sophistication. Shades are fabric window treatments made of a continuous piece of cloth that is folded into various styles. Our team of window shades experts can help you choose from styles such as Roman shades, cellular shades, roller shades, woven shades, and pleated shades.
Whether your interior design style is modern, rustic, traditional, or industrial, you'll be able to find shades with the right color, material, pattern, and fold style for you. If your living room, bedroom, or office needs just a few finishing touches, window shades can complete the look of any room. Many Santa Rosa homeowners enjoy the light control, privacy, and personalization that window shades offer.
Sonoma County Shade Company offers Roman shades, which are an extremely popular style among Santa Rosa homeowners. Luxurious and chic, these heavy window shades fold like an accordion when pulled up and flatten out into one long strip of fabric when let down.
Roman shades can be made out of materials with a range of opacity levels, such as darkening, filtering, insulated, or sheer. Homeowners often select Roman shades made from fabrics such as faux silk, taffeta, linen, and cotton. Common fold styles for Roman shades include flat fold, hobbled fold, and European fold.
If energy efficiency is your first priority when purchasing window shades, then cellular shades, or honeycomb shades, are your best option. These shades are composed of fabric arranged with honeycomb cells that trap air between the window and the home's interior. These insulating abilities result in less energy use and a reduction in energy costs.
The R-value, or thermal resistance, of cellular shades can reach an impressive 7.0 when installed by an experienced window treatment company. Santa Rosa homeowners are also drawn to cellular shades because they filter harsh light, reduce noise, and increase privacy. Cordless options are usually available for homeowners concerned with the safety of window treatments with cords, and motorized options can be purchased if you desire additional convenience.
Roller shades suit homeowners with a minimalist style who don't want window shades with a lot of bulk or complexity. Most rollers shades contain a cordless spring system that activates when the fabric or cord is pulled, and the shades roll up or fall down. Some roller shades operate using a motorized system and a remote control.
A window treatments specialist from Sonoma County Shade Company can help you choose from materials such as burlap, plastic, and bamboo. Roller shades can also have painted designs, tassels, and decorative trim. Like Roman shades, roller shades can be purchased in fabrics of varying opacity.
For the homeowner with a rustic and organic interior design style, woven shades are ideal window treatments. Natural woven shades are typically made of grasses, reeds, or other sustainable materials. Although they're not the best option for privacy and light control, woven shades can be paired with a liner or roller shades underneath. If you want to select window shades with environmental benefits, contact Sonoma County Shade Company to express your interest in woven shades.
Woven Wood Shades
Like natural woven shades, woven wood shades are made of organic materials like bamboo, bark, and jute. These shades are also an eco-friendly option, and they can be motorized. Additionally, woven wood shades are designed to protect your household and furnishings from UV-ray damage. If you select woven wood shades, you can add a privacy shade to your purchase.
If you enjoy the look of Roman shades but prefer the appearance of blinds, you'll be happy to know that pleated shades are the perfect combination of both window treatments. Pleated shades consist of tight horizontal folds that resemble the slats of blinds. The team at Sonoma County Shade Company recommend pleated shades for homeowners who want a simple window treatment but who may be dissatisfied with blinds.