Designer Window Shades

Custom Window ShadesSolar shades are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners and business owners alike. With their ability to provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays while still allowing natural light to filter through, solar shades offer a perfect balance of functionality and style. In this article, we will explore the benefits of solar shades, how they work, and why they are a wise investment for any property. Whether you are looking to reduce energy costs, increase privacy, or enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space, solar shades have you covered.

What are Solar Shades?

Solar shades are a type of window treatment that are designed to block the sun’s rays while still allowing some light to enter the room. They are made from a specially designed material that is able to filter out harmful UV rays and reduce glare, while still maintaining a clear view of the outside. Solar shades are often used in commercial and residential settings to help regulate temperature and protect furnishings from sun damage. They can also help to reduce energy costs by blocking heat from entering the room during the hot summer months.

Things to Consider Before Getting Solar Shades

When it comes to getting solar shades for your home or office, there are a few important factors to consider. Solar shades are a great investment that can provide numerous benefits, such as reducing heat and glare, improving energy efficiency, and protecting your furniture and flooring from fading. One of the first things to consider is the level of sun exposure in the room where you plan to install solar shades. If the sun hits the window directly for a significant portion of the day, you may want to opt for shades with a higher opacity or UV-blocking feature. On the other hand, if you still want to enjoy natural light while reducing glare, you can choose shades with a lower opacity.

Another factor to consider is the fabric and material of the solar shades. Different materials offer varying degrees of sun protection, thermal insulation, and durability. For example, some shades are made from polyester, which is lightweight and resistant to fading, while others are made from fiberglass, which is more durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Additionally, you should think about the aesthetics of the solar shades and how they will fit into your overall interior design. Solar shades come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can choose ones that complement your existing décor or make a statement on their own.

Lastly, it’s important to consider your budget and the long-term cost savings of solar shades. While they may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional blinds or curtains, solar shades can significantly reduce your energy bills by blocking heat and UV rays. Over time, this can result in substantial savings and a more sustainable lifestyle.

By carefully considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and choose the best solar shades for your needs. Whether you’re looking to improve your space’s energy efficiency, protect your belongings from sun damage, or simply enhance the aesthetics of your room, solar shades are a practical and stylish solution.

Advantages of Our Solar Shades

Our solar shades come in a variety of styles and colors to suit any decor. They can be mounted inside or outside of the window frame, depending on preference and the specific needs of the space. They are also available in different levels of opacity, allowing for varying levels of privacy and light control.

Overall, solar shades are a practical and stylish solution for controlling light and temperature in a space while also providing protection from the sun’s harmful rays.


Roman Shades

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Roman shades are the perfect balance between the softness of drapes and the functionality of shades. Made of fabric, these beautiful window coverings are popular for their softness and distinctive lifting style. As the shade is raised, strings on the back of the shade allow it to fold up in Roman style pleats, which is how these shades got their name. Roman shades are excellent for blocking out the sun and perfect for any room in the house. Select from flat, pleated, and balloon styles to coordinate with your home décor.

Honeycomb or Cellular Shades

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Honeycomb shades, sometimes referred to as pleated or cellular shades are one of the most versatile window coverings on the market today. They fit nearly any type of window including specialty shaped windows and are considered the best choice for energy efficiency. Available in a variety of pleat sizes and in both horizontal and vertical application, they offer a clean look at the window from both inside and out. Select from hundreds of colors, textures and opacities from sheer to blackout to meet your light control requirements. Honeycomb shades come with a retractable cord, cordless, top/down bottom up and can be motorized – making them a perfect solution for any room.

Roller & Screen Shades

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Spend your time indoors comfortably, while maintaining your view of the outdoors with our fade-free solar roller and screen shades. The tastefully minimalistic design reduces glare and heat by diffusing bright sunlight in your home’s most sun-drenched spaces and perfect for any California home. Solar roller and screen shades reduce heat in sun-facing rooms and feature a versatile style that complements a variety of interiors, from formal and modern to casual and traditional. Available in an array of beautiful fabrics, designs, colors, and opacities.

Woven Wood Shades

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Customers love natural woven shades because of their timeless beauty and because of their environmentally sound characteristics. Woven window shades are perfect for any window or door, including uniquely shaped openings. Their natural features softly diffuse light while providing privacy. Woven shades also improve energy efficiency by filtering out UV light to keep your room cooler in the hot months and warmer in the cold months. When lowered, these woven wood shades lie flat. When raised, the woven woods hang in even, overlapping folds, adding a warm, rich dimension to any room. Select from bamboo, reeds, jute or grass materials.

Blackout Shades

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If you want to block out as much natural light as possible, look for products that are designed to minimize light gaps, rout holes and seams. Honeycomb and roller shades are great options. If you are looking for optional room darkening capabilities, consider adding a room darkening liner available on most of our shades; for example, Roman or woven wood shades. The liner is sewn on back of the shade and operates independently for optimum performance. Use the light filtering fabric during the day and the blackout fabric at night. Consider blackout shades in the nursery, media room and bedrooms.


Window Shades in Greater Los Angeles CA

F&R Interiors is a leader in custom window treatments and motorization and is an approved Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer in the Los Angeles, CA area. View our Hunter Douglas Collection.

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