One of the fastest growing segments in window shades is the dual Roller shade. Combining alternating bands of solid fabric and sheer, they allow you to view the world outside your window, control lighting or provide you with the privacy that you need – all with a simple pull of a cord.
Which brings us to the basic functions of any window covering. In their origins tapestry’s and draperies were hung to provide insulation to a room during those cold winter days. Today they bring so much more. Not only does any window covering, whether it be drapery, shade, blind or shutter, protect your home from heat and cold (particularly cellular shades), they also protect your furniture and floors from harmful UV rays, and provide noise reduction and light control. Not bad for something that looks that good!
We’re also seeing a trend to more eco-friendly materials and fabrics. Bamboos, Woven Woods and Wood remain a popular choice for blinds as well as drapery rods, but we are also seeing the same trend in fabrics with natural linens and cottons in a complete range of soft muted tones to bright and vibrant colours.