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The Many Benefits of Choosing Custom Window Shades

If you are in the market for new window treatments but aren’t exactly sure where to start looking, then choosing custom window shades is an excellent route to follow. Custom shades are one of the most versatile window treatment styles out there. They come in a range of shapes, sizes, pleats, colors, and opacities, which makes them an all-around solid choice for any room in your home. At The Little Blind Shop, we carry a vast selection of premium Hunter Douglas shades, including elegant Roman shades and energy efficient honeycomb cellular shades. This month, we’re taking a closer look at why custom shades are so great and why they’re worth the investment during your next home renovation project.

Custom window shades near Fargo, North Dakota (ND), including Duette® Honeycomb Shades.

Why Shades?

Improved energy efficiency

Cellular shades are just one style of custom shades that are designed with the highest degree of energy efficiency in mind. Products like the Duette® Honeycomb Shades feature a unique honeycomb cell shape that traps air and creates a temperature-regulating buffer between your home’s interior and exterior. Duette® comes in an array of colors, textures, and opacities, making it a great choice for bedrooms where you want a comfortable space and highly individualized style. Keep your room cool in the summer and warm in the winter and feel the difference of expertly crafted cellular shades.

Versatile styles

Several of our Hunter Douglas shades boast a stylish collection of rich shades, contemporary patterns, and interesting textures with the exclusive Alustra® Collection. Duette® Honeycomb Shades and Vignette® Roman Shades alike feature this gorgeous collection with fabrics ranging from lightweight woven textures to blackout quality patterns. Additionally, no matter the style you choose, it is easy to incorporate a secondary Duolite® shade that gives you even more precise light control. Enjoy soft filtered light during the day and unparalleled darkness during the evenings all wrapped up in the same Roman shade!

Enhanced UV protection and privacy

Custom shades help you get the most out of your home. Shades offer protection against extensive incoming solar radiation that can both damage your furniture and raise your home to uncomfortable internal temperatures. Some shades, like the Solera® Soft Shades, feature innovative Top-Down/Bottom-Up control, which lets you easily adjust a room’s natural lighting without compromising your sense of privacy.

A range of operating systems

Choose from several state-of-the-art operating systems that let you customize control over your home’s lighting. The LiteRise® operating system is perfect for minimalistic rooms thanks to its contoured bottom that lets you gently push or pull your custom shades into place. For an innovative and sleek experience, we love to recommend the PowerView® Automation system from Hunter Douglas. Control your shades wirelessly from anywhere inside your home. PowerView® even syncs with your local sunrise/sunset times for a truly adaptive experience. Operate your entire home’s lighting from your smartphone. With no visible batteries, motors, or wires, PowerView® is both safe for kids and is low-profile enough that it blends seamlessly into your home.


With so many great options out there to choose from, we know it can seem a bit overwhelming. Let us help make deciding on a new window treatment a breeze! Contact us or call us at (701) 893-5134 to schedule a free consultation, or come visit us at our showroom in Fargo, North Dakota, and see these fabulous custom shades in action. We’re locally owned and proudly serve Fargo, West Fargo, Wahpeton, Oxbow, Horace, Kindred, Harwood, Valley City, Mapleton, Colfax, Casselton, and Hillsboro North Dakota, as well as Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Breckinridge, Dilworth, Perham, Ottertail, Pelican Rapids, Park Rapids, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, and Battle Lake Minnesota (MN).