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Updating Your Decor with Modern Roller Shades

Because of their simple design, roller shades are often overlooked when it comes to designing window fashions, but that’s a mistake. In fact, it is their simple, straightforward design and operation that makes roller shades so versatile and useful for in-home decorating.

Updating your Decor with Modern Roller Shades from Curtain Time near   Stoneham, Massachusetts (MA)


Roller shades are window covers that include a single piece of material that covers the entire length of the window when closed; to open the material is rolled around a headrail at the top of the window frame providing an almost completely unincumbered view out the window. Roller shades and screen shades (also known as solar shades) operate in a similar fashion but are made of different materials; screen shades are constructed from a screen like mesh material designed to block the destructive UV rays from the sun. So, while you most often see screen shades in sun drenched rooms like patios or sunporches, roller shades are more commonly seen throughout the main living space.


Easyto Layer with Other Window Treatments

Modern roller shades have clean lines which gives them a minimalistic, modern aesthetic. It also makes them easy to pair with other window coverings for a layered window treatment. Layering not only adds dimension to your interior design, but it can also help reinforce the functionality of roller shades. For example, roller shades can be made with room darkening material, and when paired with drapery their ability to blackout sunlight increases exponentially.

Prefect for Any Room

Roller shades can be made from a variety of textiles with numerous color choices and a range of opaqueness. So, it’s easy to find a fabric or pattern that suits your personal style and is also functionally optimal for your home. Roller shades can work in any room, even small spaces like bathrooms because of their sleek, unobtrusive design.

Customizable Operating Systems

There are three different operating systems available for modern roller shades, so homeowners can choose the system that best meets their budgetary and design needs:

  • Loop Cord: Loop cords were used most often with traditional roller shades and allow owners to manually raise and lower the shade using a looped pull cord
  • Spring: Also known as cordless roller shades, spring roller shades use a powerful spring in the header that controls opening and closing the shade. Because there are no hanging cords, spring roller shades are child-safe and pet-friendly.
  • Motorized: Roller shades can also be motorized for convenient yet precise operation. Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation offers users a variety of interfaces and automation options that help homeowners optimize the use of their roller shades. And like spring roller shades, motorized roller shades are also considered child-safe and pet-friendly.


Hunter Douglas also has several types of hybrid roller shades that employ the best features of several different styles of shades to create a uniquely functional window fashions. Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades combine the straightforward design and operation of roller shades with the energy efficiency of cellular honeycomb shades for a modern roller shade that looks great and can save you money on your heating/cooling bill. Designer Banded Shades from Hunter Douglas combine the elegance of a sheer shade and the practicality of a roller shade for a stylish window treatment with view-through light control.

Curtain Time carries the entire line of Hunter Douglas modern roller shades including Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Design Studio Roller Shades, Designer Banded Shades, and Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades. Request a consultation with the team at Curtain Time to discuss updating your window treatments with modern roller shades. Curtain Times is located near Stoneham, Massachusetts, and serves all of Boston, Weston, Winchester, Wakefield, Melrose, Lexington, Lynnfield, Lincoln, North Andover, Medford, Redding, Wilmington, Burlington, Woburn, Stoneham, Wellesley, Newton, and Sommerville, MA.