The pleated shade is a versatile and simply window shade, very similar in appearance to a honeycomb or cellular shade. The difference between them is that while a honeycomb shade has cells, the pleated window shade consists of a single lighter layer of material. Pleated shades work well by themselves for a minimalistic decorating approach or with other window treatments such as curtains and valances.
These versatile shades come in a variety of sizes. Some can reach lengths up to 120” wide and 120” high depending on the fabric/material. In general, pleated shade come with numerous options as well, giving you plenty of ways to make these shades work for what you need in your space.
Pleated Shade Options
Light Filtering – Light filtering shades are the perfect option for those looking for privacy without blocking out a lot of natural light.
Room Darkening – You should choose room darkening shades if you want to block out a majority of light from outside, this is an ideal option for bedrooms and media rooms.
Blackout – You can also get a backing on the shade to help make it so that no light comes through the shade at all!
Cordless – This is an ideal option for those who want a clean, cord-free look. It is the safest option for those with children and pets too.
Top Down / Bottom Up – This option is great for light and privacy control since you can raise and lower your pleated shades from the bottom OR top of the shade. This option is ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms so you can get a lot of light in but still maintain privacy.
Lift Cord – This is the traditional blind which operates with the pull of a cord and an automatic locking mechanism to keep the shade from crashing down.
Motorized – This option will give you the choice to lift and lower your shade with the touch of a button! This option is great for larger windows or higher and harder to reach windows.
As you can see, you have plenty of options to choose from.. so what will it be??