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How to Choose the Right Motorized Shades For Your Home

Pick the Best Fabric and Style for Your Space with These Key Tips

When was the last time you adjusted the shades in your home? Many homeowners neglect to open and close their shades throughout the day because it is burdensome and inconvenient. Motorized shades eliminate the need by opening and closing on a schedule or tapping a button. On top of convenience, they also add style and elegance to your spaces. Customize your shades to reflect your unique style and vision.

Keep reading to learn how to choose the right fabric and style for your motorized shades in Fort Worth, TX.


One of the first decisions you make when choosing motorized shades is their material. Next, consider what room to install them in; a home theater room requires thick blackout shades, while a kitchen or living room might need sheer shades that let some sunlight filter through. The three major types of fabric are:

  • Blackout Shades: These shades completely block out sunlight, allowing a room to be dark while preventing solar heat gain. This makes them the ideal choice for movie-watching areas.

  • Sheer Shades: These shades let some light in but protect your furniture from being bleached by direct contact with UV rays. They are a good choice for rooms that don’t need to be completely dark, like the dining room or kitchen.

  • View Preservation: These are the most see-through shades and allow you to see the world outside while reducing the sun’s glare. For rooms that have a stunning view, these shades give you the best of both worlds.

Besides opaqueness, you can also customize the color and pattern of your fabric. First, choose shades that blend seamlessly with your interior design or more vibrant colors that make a statement. Then, select the finish and color of the accompanying rod for a completely stylish solution.


The other major choice you need to make when choosing motorized shades for your home is style. The three major types are:

  • Honeycomb: These shades are pleated, allowing them to fold up neatly with air pockets when rolled down. They are a fantastic choice for keeping warm or cool air from escaping your windows. When you pair them with a smart thermostat, they help you maintain a comfortable temperature all year long while also saving energy.

  • Roller Shades: These shades are a simple, understated option. They roll down and up to provide complete coverage for any window without distracting from your interior design.

  • Drapery: The most formal and traditional shades, these slide to the side to reveal your window. The insulation depends on the fabric type; a heavier fabric will prevent heat gain.

Our experts are here to help you with your smart home and shading needs. Call Futurian Systems at (866) 597-6616 or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.


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