Product Spotlight: Why We Love Roller Shades
Our Roller Shades provide a clean, contemporary look that works well in any room.
Choosing the perfect window treatments can be a daunting task. With so many options, many homeowners shy away from even beginning the process. As they say, starting is often the hardest part of any project. But that’s why we’re here. So, this week we are going to shine the spotlight on one of our favorite window treatments – Roller Shades.
“They are modern, sleek, afford privacy, and filter some light,” says Steve Corbeille, an interior design professional with more than 25 years of experience, specializing in custom window treatments, bedding, upholstery and wall coverings.
Fashionable and Affordable
When it comes to window treatments, there are two things on everyone’s mind: aesthetics and, of course, price. Roller shades check off both boxes.
“The old-fashioned roller shade is still a good option,” says interior architect Rob Whitten. “They are a practical and inexpensive option that works well in many applications.”
Available in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns to suit every deco, Next Day Blinds roller shades are a great decorating solution for any room. And with 76 different color options, from light filtering to solar and room darkening shades, you are sure to find a roller shade to match your specific design needs.
“We like roller shades, because they can be pretty much anything you want them to be; heavy, light, patterned, plain, affordable, easy to fit, and they can instantly transform a room,” says Sharon Renshall, CEO and President, At A Glance Decor.
Block Harmful UV Rays
Roller Shades are just pretty look at it. They are extremely functional too. Solar Roller Shades block up to 90-99% of harmful UV rays. And it’s common for a homeowner to think, “Why would I want window treatments that are really only useful in the summer?” But the truth is, UV protection is just as important in the dead of winter as it is in the hot summer sun.
“It’s easy to associate winter with frostbite and windburn, but most people are unaware that UV rays can be every bit as damaging on the slopes as on the beach,” said Perry Robins, MD, President, The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Let in the (Good) Light
“It is not just a choice of light or no light; there are all the shades in between, so you can decide exactly how much sun you want in your bedroom,” says Renshall.
Solar roller shades help to absorb heat and reduce glare from sunlight, while maintaining a view of the outdoors. “These light and elegant shades block blinding sunlight yet let the good light through,” says interior designer Rebekah Zaveloff. The key is the fabric opacity or Openness Factor. These window treatments are “available in varying degrees of ‘open-ness,’” explains interior designer Mike Strutt. “The more open they are, the more light they let in, and the more you can see through (both in and out).” The Openness Factor is expressed as a percentage ranging from 1% (most privacy) to 10% (most unobstructed view). For a visual of what that might look like, check out our Solar Opacity Chart.
“If you’ve got an amazing view, but your large windows bring in too much sunlight sometimes, rollers are the perfect solution,” says window treatment specialist Mary Lou Ralston.
Room Darkening Options
“Managing darkness in the bedroom contributes to better sleep,” says National Sleep Foundation CEO David M. Cloud. Versatile roller shades come in many stylish fabrics, including several room darkening options.
Next Day Blinds Room Darkening Roller Shades are fused with white backing to block light and provide maximum privacy. Our Roller Shade fabric is trimmed narrower than the width of your order, a process that helps ensure smooth operation, but creates a small light gap. For this reason, we recommend outside mounting roller shades when choosing room darkening fabric.
Certified Best for Kids
As a member of the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC), Next Day Blinds is committed to incorporating the latest and most effective child-safe technologies in our products. Our cordless roller shades not only provide a beautiful aesthetic, but are also certified as “Best for Kids,” a third-party certification program designed to help consumers identify window covering products that are certified as safe for homes with young children.
“Parents who check their windows and window coverings for safety and replace their older corded blinds, shades and draperies with cordless products can feel more confident about their child’s well-being,” says Peter Rush, WCSC Executive Director.