Roman Shades, Roller Shades and Solar Shades offer one of the most cost effective ways to totally transform your interior. Shades are simplistic in nature, as they are typically made of a piece of fabric and very few, if any, moving parts. However, they are the most versatile of all window coverings. Shade fabric can come in virtually any color, design, pattern, shape, style, texture and translucence. This gives you a limitless amount of customization options.
Elements Interiors & Window Fashions has proudly provided Bay Area homeowners with the widest variety of high quality shade options available. We only work with the finest manufacturers, so our selection is of superior stock. Our designers are talented and professionally trained and fully capable of helping you find the perfect shades for your interior.
The best part about shades is that they can completely change your décor. Whatever theme your design follows, with the right shades, the entire room comes together. A drab and uninteresting room can become vibrant and beautiful with shades. A minimalist look can be enhanced in the most subtle but powerful way with Roman Shades, Roller Shades and Solar Shades as well. No other window covering quite has the impact that shades do.
Roller shades are very popular because of their simplistic and minimalistic nature. They consist of a simple piece of fabric that open and close by rolling on a center reel. This flat panel of fabric can be any color and almost any texture. They can have stitching and other decorative elements within the fabric, but nothing that adds volume as that would interfere with the shade’s ability to roll up. Typically, roller shades are s flat color and prized for their lack of ornate dressings. They provide adequate light control that can be manipulated by the height of the shade. Roller shades also offer sound buffering by covering the entire opening of a window.
Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are a unique shade that has an open air design in between pieces of light filtering fabric. These pockets of air make heat harder to transfer through, creating insulation that keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are single cell or multi-cell options available that incorporate other types of fabric as well, including fabrics that are designed to reduce light. These shades are the ultimate window covering for energy efficiency as they insulate and deflect UV rays, reducing the strain on your HVAC system.
Roman shades are a traditional window covering that has been used for generations. The unique feature that distinguishes a Roman shade is that it folds in panels as it closes. There are many styles of pleats available; flat panel, waterfall, tear drop, etc. These will all affect the look of the shade. Roman shades can be made of a number of fabrics from grass cloth to silk, all also affecting the look. The appeal of Roman shades lies in the decorative nature that the fabric stacks and lays. The opulent folds billow out or neatly stack inwards, creating an elegant and classic feel.
Solar shades are made from light diffusing fabrics that reflect both light and UV rays. They come in various opacities, allowing for partial or full privacy, while completely stopping harmful UV rays from damaging your furniture. These shades are also very useful in blocking radiant heat, which helps with energy efficiency.
No matter what shades will best complement your interior design, Elements Interiors & Window Fashions can accommodate. If you would like to explore your shade options, we offer free in-home design consultations and will show you a number of samples and fabric styles so that together we can determine the right shades for you.