The main difference between decorative shades and roller shades is the manner in which they operate.
While a roller shade opens by having the shade wind around a tube, a decorative shade opens by having the shade fold up into overlapping layers.
Decorative Shade hardware systems include cord and cord lock, chain operator, and motorization.
There are many types and styles of decorative shades, ranging from an elaborate fabric roman shade with scallops and trim, to a slim and simple pleated shade.
Decorative Shades are available in a myriad of fabrics, including a wide selection of natural material.
All these types of shades can function as complete window treatments or can be accessorized with valances, top treatments or drapery panels.
One of the most popular window coverings available in the market today, a cellular (honeycomb) shade offers a clean, crisp look to any decor.
These shades are available in a huge assortment of styles and color, from single cells to triple cells.
The nature of cellular shades construction offers prime insulation value (which varies depending on style and material) to this window covering.
And, since the cord that lifts and lowers the shade is hidden between the cells, there is no light leak through the cord holes (as occurs on a pleated shade).
- Available Motorized or Manual
- Motorized shades can be controlled by Building Management Systems, Home Automation
- Controllers, simple switches or wireless remote control
- Large assortment of styles and pleat sizes
- Enormous palette of colors
- Huge variety of fabrics in many different textures
- Opaqueness varies from sheer (see through) to almost total light blocking
- Cordless lift mechanism
- Continuous cord loop lift system
- Cordless and Standard cord lift mechanism are available as top-down/bottom-up
- Also offered as vertical opening (open from side to side)
- These are especially useful for covering sliding glass doors
- Specialty shapes including arch and angle tops
- All shades meet the ANSI Standard for child safety