When you think of shades, you probably think windows. You wouldn’t be wrong, as window shades are traditionally used on windows and are great for covering windows as designed. However, there are tons of ways you can use motorized shades besides on your windows. Shades can be used all over your home to add style, interest and function, like in the following ways:
- Patio Doors – Patio doors are great for making easy access to outdoor spaces, as well as letting in lots of natural light into a home. There are lots of different kinds of patio doors, from sliding doors and French doors to bi-folding and more. However, patio doors can be pretty big, and therefore present a problem when it comes to a window treatment. Shades are a great solution for patio doors, no matter what kind you have. You can find shades that are made to measure so they fit your doors exactly. You can also find shades that come on tracking systems so you can open them completely to allow in as much or as little natural light as you want in the moment. Adding shades to your patio doors can also add an extra layer of insulation to boost your home’s energy efficiency.
- Closet Doors – You can easily use shades in place of standard closet or wardrobe doors for a hit of style and function. Solid panel shades often look just like cupboard and wardrobe doors but offer style and customization that standard doors do not. You can find shades in tons of different finishes and colors to match almost any kind of décor or closet style.
- Room Dividers – Make your space stylish and functional by using shades as room dividers. Whether you want more privacy, are hoping to delineate different spaces in one room, or just want a classic look, shades make for great room dividers. Room dividers were traditionally used as modesty screens for people to change behind, or to add décor to a room. You can attach shades to door frames to separate any two areas or conjoining rooms. You can also use shades to give your office a bit of separation to get work done or give guests a bit more privacy when visiting your home.
Shades are great for tons of different uses beyond on windows, especially since you can get shades that made to measure, meaning that you can get them in any size or shape for whatever use you want. From patio doors to room dividers, shades add style and function to any room in the house.
Do you want to learn more about motorized shades? McNeill Palm is here to offer you expert advice on the best shades to choose for your home, no matter what their purpose will be. You can visit us in person at our store or give us a call on the phone. We are happy to help make your home the best it can be in any way we can. Call today!