Window Fashions of Northern California knows that choosing new window treatments can be overwhelming. The abundance of styles and materials can make even an interior design veteran’s head spin. So, what do you choose when you aren’t sure what to choose? In our opinion, you can never go wrong with a classic, like roller or solar shades. In the 19th century, window shades became a popular home decor item in the United States. They were most commonly made of waxed paper, cotton, or muslin, and they were controlled by a series of buttons or pullstrings. Today, roller shades are the little black dress of window treatments. These shades look great in any home decor style, from classic to contemporary, and any transitional style in between. Whether you’re updating the look of a single room or want a new, cohesive style throughout your home, roller shades offer benefits abound.
The gold standard of roller shades, Designer Roller Shades, are available in more than 400 fabrics and with custom top and bottom treatments for a polished appearance. Keep your space simple with a solid, neutral color, or spice things up with a fun pattern. Check out Designer Roller Duolite® Shades for the convenience of a light-filtering sheer panel and a room-darkening opaque liner housed on a single roller. This exclusive feature allows you never to be left in the dark for the sake of wanting daytime privacy.
Just because roller shades offer an uncomplicated design doesn’t mean they have to be basic or boring. Design Studio™ Roller Shades are the ideal canvas to showcase the exclusive fabrics from top designers, including Rebecca Atwood, Marcie Bronkar, and Seema Krish. Each artist brings her personality and style to her designs for next-level aesthetic appeal at your window. Design Studio™ fabrics for roller shades are available in semi-opaque and opaque opacities, so ask one of our friendly team members which material would be best for you if a specific opacity is a priority.
Rooms filled with natural light are a fantastic feature to have in your home, but you can always have too much of a good thing. If midday rays from the sun are causing annoying glares or uncomfortably warm temperatures, solar shades are a great way to take back the enjoyment of your space. Screen shades are made specifically to block UV rays and harsh glares from the sun to keep your rooms more comfortable and protected from sun damage. Solar shades come in various openness factors which reflect the density of the weave and the amount of view-through and UV control. A higher openness provides more visibility and less protection. Hunter Douglas is proud to keep its products green by making Designer Screen Shades with Greenscreen Sea-Tex™ Fabrics made using reclaimed plastic washed ashore.
Alternating bands of sheer and solid fabric create a visually engaging, highly functional window treatment. The combination of opacities allows you incredible flexibility of privacy, light control, and view-through by simply adjusting the bands. Select your preferred band size from three available widths to complement any size window. Customize your banded shades even further with a fabric-wrapped square top treatment and your choice of eight hardware colors. Banded shades also feature smooth operation, making them an ideal choice for more oversized windows.
Imagine the simplicity of roller shades paired with the energy efficiency of cellular shades. Did you? Allow us to introduce Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades. What looks like an ordinary roller shade has a hidden second layer of fabric that helps to keep unwanted air out of your home. Choose from four fabric collections full of options for everyone, from bold, exotic hues to more elegant whites and neutrals. The two-inch cell size looks outstanding on every window.
Get in touch with us when you’re ready to roll and start designing your custom roller shades. Window Fashions of Northern California has been serving the area since 1990, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. We have locations in Fairfield and Fremont, CA. We are pleased also to serve Vacaville, Benicia, Vallejo, American Canyon, Napa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Antioch, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Concord, Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Tracy, Livermore, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Foster City Fremont, Newark, Hayward, San Leandro, Alameda, Oakland, Hercules, Union City, Mountain View, Milpitas, Danville, and Oakley, CA.