There are many functions that window treatments have in your home. They can reduce the heat that enters your home, maintain the cool, provide a dark room, and offer another layer to your decorating. One of the types of window treatments that is available is installing shades. You have more than one option when choosing shades as your window treatment. The choice is more personal preference than anything else. Here are some options:

Pleated Shades

Pleated shades add texture to your room by using pleated fabric. There are many colors and styles to choose from. These types of shades can be seen when pulled down and will fold up flat and out of sight when open.  You can use a valance for an added decorative touch. You can choose to match the shade and valance, or you can choose to add to patterns together for a different look.

Roman Shades

Roman shades offer a different look for your windows. They are made of fabric and can be opened from the top down or the bottom up. The shades will fold either up or down depending upon how you want to light the room. When the shades are opened from the top down, you can maintain privacy within the room, as an example, if they are used in the bathroom, while allowing light to enter the room. This type of shade will remain visible while in use.

Honeycomb Shades

Like Roman shades, these allow opening from the top-down or bottom-up. These types of shades help to insulate the room which will keep the heat out and the cool air in, or the reverse in the colder months. Honeycomb shades are also referred to as cellular shades. These shades are similar to pleated shades because when they are open, they can be hidden behind a valance to make them seemingly disappear from view.

Solar Shades

Solar shades are chosen to block the UV rays from entering the house and reduce glare.  The shades will allow for privacy at night because you will be able to see out but people will not be able to see in, during the evening hours though the effect will be reversed. There is the ability to choose day and night shades so that you can maintain your privacy at any time. It is easy to check at the store to find the exact shades that you are looking for to complete your new look.