Shades are by far one of our most popular window fashions. Soft fabric shades are particularly popular here in the Naples area, and we often get questions about the different types of soft shades. There are so many different varieties of window shades, it’s often a challenge for customers to select the ones perfect for their windows. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic types of soft window shades.
Pleated shades are perfect if you want privacy in a room without it feeling dark and unpleasant. With a pleated shade, the fabric is folded into pleats that are held together with a string that operates the shade up and down. People love pleated shades for the large variety of colors and fabrics. The downside to pleated shades is the strings and the holes the strings go through, which can let in unwanted light.
Honeycomb shades are just what their name suggests – a honeycomb pleat that seamlessly folds and operates for light and privacy control. These shades come in a variety of opacities that can create the perfect amount of light in a room. The also have the options of top down/bottom up lifting system which gives a unique look and fantastic light control. The Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shade is available in a variety of fabrics from soft neutral colors to vibrant rich colors. The Hunter Douglas Architella shade is another type of honeycomb shade. With one honeycomb inside of another, the Duette Architella Honeycomb Shade is incredibly energy efficient. Duettes also have the largest range of sizes and can be custom cut to specialty shapes.
Roman shades are a classic un-pleated fabric shade. With a large smooth fold, roman shades have been a mainstay in window fashions for decades. Custom, quality craftsmanship includes an innovative cording system for enhanced child safety, clear rings that coordinate with all linings and sheers, stiff battens to provide structure, sewn tunnels that keep battens from slipping out. All hems are double-turned for a custom finished look, with bottom hems weighted for a smooth appearance.
Window Shades in Naples FL
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