Tips For Decorating With Custom Shades

Posted on: 25 April 2022

If you've purchased a new home with unique-sized windows, or if you're looking to redecorate your current house, you may want to look into custom shades. Choosing shades that are custom-made for your specific window size can help to ensure a better fit. 

Although you may be tempted to purchase basic shades at a big box retailer for both convenience and to save money, you'll most likely be unhappy with the results. Not only may they be impossible to install, they will have a sloppy look if they don't fit properly. 

The good news is that you don't have to break your home decorating budget to find the perfect shades for your window. Once you know the exact size window coverings that you need, you can shop both online retailers and home goods stores for sales and deals. 

In order to find shades in the correct size, measure your windows' height, width and depth using a tape measure. For the most precise measurements, measure to the nearest 1/8 inch to allow for any deductions the window care specialists may need to make.

Once you narrow down your custom-fit shade options, pick the colors and styles that will best match your home's overall décor theme. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Wood or Faux Wood Shades 

If you desire a natural, rustic look, go for either real or authentic-looking faux wood blinds, depending on your budget. Not only are these shades easy to clean and maintain, they provide a substantial amount of privacy and sunlight blocking. 

As an alternative, go with bamboo shades, which will give any room a casual, beach-inspired look. Since bamboo is a sustainable resource, they're an eco-friendly option, if that is important to you.

2. Roman Shades 

Typically made of fabric, Roman shades make a simple-yet-stylish option for any room in your home. It's easy to find Roman shades to match your décor theme or color scheme, as they are available in a wide range of colors and patterns.

For instance, if your bedroom has an ocean theme, choose turquoise-colored shades, or go with window covering fabric featuring a seashell or fish design. Roman shades easily roll up, creating stacked appearance, or lay flat and smooth when down.

3. Pleated Shades 

If a you prefer shades with a more simple look, consider pleated shades, which easily go and up and down with a slight pull. Since they are cordless, they are a child-safe option as well.

Pleated shades also come in a variety of hues, ranging from classic white or beige, to vibrant red or yellow, depending on your décor needs.