Add dimension and comfort to any room of your home with custom shades, drapes and blinds. From choosing the important details in drapes to customizing blinds based on need, Southern Shutter Home is the expert at creating window treatments perfectly suited for your home.
Types of Shades and Blinds
Add custom wood or faux wood blinds to any room of your home. Insulating and attractive, wood blinds offer a timeless look that can be customized to your preferences.
We can customize nearly any shade, blind or curtain to be blackout. Blackout shades are particularly popular in bedrooms that face the east, as early morning sun can steal sleeping hours. A custom fit and premium product combine to create a fully blackout treatment that’s shockingly affordable.
Chances are, when you think of blinds, Venetian blinds come to mind. They’re the most popular style, with horizontal slats attached by string or strips of cloth. When raised, the slats are stacked together.
A favorite of those who enjoy all things Smart Home, smart blinds open and close at the push of a button. Perfect for bedrooms, living rooms or other places to unwind, smart blinds combine reliable technology, comfort and luxury.
Looking for your perfect bedroom shades? These may be the ones for you! Thick cellular fabric provides superior insulation for reduced heating and cooling bills. It also absorbs sound, making rooms more comfortable. Customize these to be motorized, lift and lock, cordless or corded.
Soften harsh sunlight with custom window shadings. Fabric vanes suspended between two sheer panels tilt to brighten up or dim your environment.
When you’re looking for something durable, lightweight, affordable and sleek, aluminum blinds are the perfect option! These strong blinds are easy to clean and look great in any home.
With adjustable light and privacy options, dual shades are a favorite for home offices, bathrooms or even playrooms! These shades are very easy to manipulate, making them great for frequently trafficked rooms.
A popular option among those who like to open and close shades daily, roller shades are a great shade option! With easy mechanics and customizable fabrics, roller shades are made to fit your style.
Make your home cozy with custom honeycomb shades. This great window covering option offers insulation for your home, making it a worthwhile investment.
Roman shades are a traditional window covering with many variations. Often made with cloth, jute or seagrass, Roman shades can be designed to match your décor. These shades stack at the top of a window and offer blackout and thermal options.
Perfect for softening the look of blinds, pleated shades are formed in an accordion-like pattern. They are typically made in paper or cloth, which is easily customizable to fit your decor.
Whether you’re looking to add texture, warmth or color to your home, our experts can help you choose the perfect drapes. With every aspect customizable (including fabric, color, trim, style and more), you can design drapes that are as uniquely beautiful as the home where they’re hung.
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Shades, Drapes and Blinds Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to put blinds in a house?
With so many factors to consider, pricing will vary. Making decisions in function, style, the number of windows, materials, privacy options, the size of the windows can influence the price factor. It’s best to know exactly what a client desires to achieve, their style preferences, to best serve our clients. Southern Shutter Home offers a free measurement and consultation to all potential clients, to deliver the most accurate pricing for your residence or business.
What material is used for blinds?
Southern Shutter Home carries blinds constructed of either natural or faux wood. Wood blinds are a natural option and they offer a more traditional look with many different options of stain or paint options. Faux wood blinds are a more economical option. Either option of window blinds has insulating properties. Faux wood blinds withstand humidity and moisture better than wood blinds; therefore, they are a better selection for garages, bathrooms or workshops.
What is the best fabric for roller shades?
The answer totally depends on your needs. Southern Shutter Home offers a wide range of fabrics and weave patterns, to achieve the desired light coverage and/or privacy for your home or commercial space.
What shades are best for a blackout effect?
Our fabric honeycomb cellular shades and roller blinds are available in a wide range of patterns & textiles to maximize light coverage. We refer to maximum light coverage as “blackout”. Although blackout refers to maximum light blockage, no product will completely block all light. The blackout options are designed to offer maximum light blockage; when measured properly to fit flush within your window frame or mounted outside with ample overlap of the window frame.
Do blackout shades reduce noise?
Blackout shades can make a slight improvement in noise reduction. The cellular construction of a honeycomb shade has options of single, double or triple cells to offer various degrees of noise, light and insulating properties. Blackout shades have an extra layer of material designed to block light with the added value of noise reduction and better insulating properties.
What’s better - blinds or shades?
The answer depends on your personal style preference and desired functionality. Blinds offer a traditional look, adjustability for your desired light and privacy preference coupled with insulating qualities. Shades offer a “softer” appearance to filter or block light as desired. The polyester nylon blend fabrics are offered in various a wide range of colors to fit any decor. When you add the double or triple cellular option to the honeycomb shade, you add to the insulating & light blocking properties. The Southern Shutter Home professionals utilize their expertise in window coverings to assist everyone from novice to designer, in selecting the best option for their environment.
Which blinds are best for insulation?
Wood blinds offer a natural insulating ability, but honeycomb shades with double, triple cells or blackout options have been found to increase your window’s energy efficiency R-value (the level of resistance to heat passing through a certain material) by up to 50%. Southern Shutter Home also offers outdoor sheer weave roller shades that allow many levels of transparency, depending on the close weave of the fabric. A bonus of using outdoor sheer weave roller shades is the cooling effect obtained by light blockage, while retaining the visual aspects of your view.
Are blinds and shades the same thing?
Despite serving similar functions, they are very different. Our blinds are constructed from natural or faux wood slats, that can be tilted open or closed and can be raised up and down. Shades on the other hand are made from woven fabrics or vinyl, offer varying levels of transparency. They can be raised from the bottom to the top or you can choose the top down feature, which lowers from the top to bottom to offer privacy while retaining a desired amount of view. Sky lights are most often covered using the shade option with a rail system, which allows for movability.
What type of blinds are easiest to clean?
The answer is relatively they are relatively the same. Our Wood blinds are easily cleaned using a soft cloth for light dusting or light vacuuming for routine cleaning. Never use products designed to polish or wax wood. We suggest for smudges, to use a lightly dampened cloth followed immediately by a dry soft cloth. Our Faux wood blinds are manufactured with a composite material that is resistant to moisture. Usually light dusting with a soft cloth or light vacuuming for normal cleaning, will remove dust. If you have smudges, we suggest a damp cloth moistened with lukewarm water or a mild detergent. Do not use harsh chemicals or bleach, as it may adversely interact with the composite material.
Which blinds let in the most light?
Either blinds or shades when pulled up will allow light to stream into your space, but a shade will have a smaller “stack up”, when pulled to the top of the widow. When blinds or shades are lowered and closed, a fabric sheer shade allows the maximum filtered light to enter a room, while offering a certain level of privacy. It’s important to note that shades do not have a tilt option to open or close to your desired level of view, as the blind, therefore the blind would offer more functionality if you prefer to tilt a window treatment for desired light or view options. The exception to this rule is the Dual Shades product, which offers both a soft fabric louver encased within sheer fabric, to offer a tilt functionality, the privacy of a sheer, combined with optimal optics.
Should drapes be lined?
Drapery lining offers many practical benefits including protecting the drapery fabric from fading or deteriorating from the sun’s UV rays, increased opacity for privacy and increased sound dampening and insulating properties. There are many different types of linings and drapery fabrics, both serving purposes for style and functionality. The only drapes that should not be lined are sheers.
Are custom window treatments worth the cost?
Absolutely! Investing in custom window treatments allows you to choose from innumerable combinations of product types, styles, patterns, and textures, all of which are more durable and longer lasting, than their big-box store counterparts. Southern Shutter Home’s experts are here to guide you through the process of product selection, while offering professional measurements of your windows and offering professional installation of all product selections.
What should I know before buying curtains?
Consider the environment you want to create. What are you seeking to achieve? Privacy or blocking the afternoon sun? Or both? You can achieve all your window treatment goals by contacting a knowledgeable Southern Shutter Home consultant to explore your design options and provide answers to your questions.
Should curtains touch the floor?
This is strictly a personal preference. To achieve a streamlined tailored look, consider curtains designed to hang ½-inch above the floor. If a more luxurious style is preferred, allow the drapes to flow to the floor, with up to 6 inches puddling on the floor. Note: The latter option will obviously require more cleaning. For smaller windows, such as above the kitchen sink, a good rule of thumb is ½-inch above the sill. Our experts are happy to walk you through, which length or overlap is best for your personal home design.
Do you need blinds if you have drapes?
Not necessarily, but they are often combined for versatility. Installing both options add an extra level of privacy and energy efficiency; allowing for greater versatility in selecting light coverage or view.
Do you need sheers with drapes?
Though they are not a requirement, sheers add style and functionality by complementing your draperies with a classic design element, adding dimension and creating an extra level of privacy and natural light for your space.
What is the best fabric for drapes?
Fabric is an essential part of the drapery selection process. The material chosen, and the lining will dictate the longevity of the draperies. You’ll want to consider factors such as; how you want the drapes to hang, the amount of “stack back” when in the drawn position, and how often you change the look of the space. When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are great selections; because they tend to have more body when hanging and fold crisply. In rooms with abundant sunlight, faux silk is least likely to deteriorate, especially when the appropriate lining is used. Another variable to consider is whether to add an insulating material to the lining, which also has sound dampening qualities. Southern Shutter Home professionals can alleviate the guesswork, evaluate your desired aesthetic and bring your rooms together for a cohesive look to your entire home or commercial space. Our Southern Shutter in home design experts will guide you through the process of choosing the best products, for your needs and budget.