Roller and Solar Shades

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.

Reasons to Invest in Roller and Solar Shades

  • Roller shades are one of the most cost-effective custom window treatments. The minimalist construction requires much less material than other window coverings, such as drapes. You can also have your shades made of various fabrics, including budget-friendly vinyl, performance fabrics made for great visibility or to insulate the window, or fun colors and prints to please the eye.
  • Are you looking for a window treatment with clean lines and a sleek, straightforward design? You can dress these shades up with top treatments, like a custom valance or cornice board, or keep things casual. Roller shades also look amazing as a solo window treatment or paired with other coverings, like drapery or shutters, for a unique, layered look.
  • Is uncluttered and practical the way you describe your style? You can mount these shades inside your window frame, making them an excellent choice for smaller windows where a more extensive window treatment would look out of place. You can also count on your shades to provide exceptional light control and privacy or an utterly unhindered view when the panel is fully raised. Roller shades nearly disappear when they are wrapped around the roller. No annoying stack back to deal with here.
  • Sometimes low maintenance is the best kind of maintenance, and roller shades meet that criteria nicely. No folds in the material mean no spaces for dust and other allergens to hide. Roller shades also lack any small, breakable parts, so they’re fantastic for homes with busy kids or pets.

Designer Roller Shades

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.

Designer Screen Shades

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.

Designer Banded Shades

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.

Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades

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.

Contact Us

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.