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Window shades are typically made of either cloth or vinyl fabric. Some (cellular shades) offer insulating material that can help to keep a room warmer during winter months and cooler during summer months. Fabric used in window shades can be fully opaque or partially translucent to allow some light to penetrate. Not all window coverings are the same, different shades are designed for specific uses. But, how do you know which shades fit your unique needs? provides window coverings information to give you all the resources you need to make the best decision when choosing shades for any room in your home.

The term window shades is often used interchangeably with window blinds when referring to window coverings. Window shades, however, are defined as a soft window treatment that is made of either cloth or vinyl. Window shades work by lifting the shade either up or down, or both if using the top down bottom up feature, for light control and privacy.

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Honeycomb Cellular Shades

Honeycomb cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, cellular shades, or simply cell shades, add the softness and warmth of fabric while providing substantial privacy. Cell shades provide the most insulation from heat or cold of any custom window shade and will either filter or block natural light depending on your fabric choice. The honeycomb shape of the cells traps air providing excellent insulation, energy efficiency, and sound absorption. Popular options on our cellular window shades include cordless, top down bottom up, and cordless top down bottom up operation.

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Pleated Shades

Pleated shades are fabric window shades made from a single continuous layer of woven polyester fabric. Blindster's pleated shade fabrics are light filtering, providing privacy while allowing light to filter in. If you're on a budget pleated shades are an economical alternative to cellular shades.

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Bamboo/Woven Wood Shades

Our custom bamboo shades add casual elegance and texture to any room. Made from a variety of natural and man-made fibers, bamboo woven wood shades softly filter natural light or add an optional liner for extra light control and privacy.

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Roller Shades

Simple design and low price make roller shades one of the most popular window coverings on the market. A classic window shade choice for over 100 years, roller shades are lightweight and practical yet extremely durable.

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Solar Shades

Traditional style combined with contemporary fabrics have made Blindster solar shades a popular custom window covering choice. Also called solar screen shades and solar roller shades, our solar shade fabrics are a PVC-coated fiberglass material that allows visibility but reduces heat, glare, and UV rays which can cause damage to carpet and home furnishings.

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Roman Shades

Blindster custom roman shades are made with high quality, stain-resistant fabrics, hand-tailored to your window sizes. Think a cheap roman shade must be poor quality? Check out our super value line offering the lowest priced custom roman shade on the market! Our premium roman shade collections provide a wide variety of colors, fabric patterns, and options, all at low discount prices. Our premium options include pleated and hobbled fold style, cordless, top down bottom up, and room darkening and blackout roman shade liners.

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Selecting the Right Window Shades for Your Home or Business

Window Shades are as much an aesthetic decision as they are a practical one and will guide you through the process of choosing the best shades for your home. We want you to feel confident in your window shades purchasing decision. There are thousands of different shades on the market but keep in mind that most shades fit into one of categories above, each one defining a specific look, usability, construction, and light diffusing properties.

Shades versus Blinds

Consumers often group shades together with window blinds, but there is a big difference. The basic difference is a window shade is a continuous piece of material and a blind has horizontal (or vertical) slats. offers a large selection of both window shades and blinds for you to choose from.

Please contact Blindster today if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Our friendly and knowledgeable Blindster sales and service representatives are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm CST to help you.

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