roller shades If you’re considering roller shades for your home, it’s important to know that their design possibilities go further than just the sophisticated look they offer. There are several ways to play up this contemporary style to enhance your home’s décor. A Shade Above offers these tips for you to consider.

Stand Alone

Roller shades by Hunter Douglas are known for their simple design, making them ideal for a modern look. This is why many choose to style roller shades on their own, without any additional draperies or valances, for a sleek appearance. These shades come in a huge range of color options. A bold color, such as the orange and red offered in Designer Screen shades, can make a statement that doesn’t need anything else to detract from it. There are many options for patterned roller shades and textured roller shades as well, including cellular roller shades that add definition with a sculpted look and add extra energy efficiency to your windows. Because these options already draw visual interest, you may feel like they do not need any added accessory, which is perfectly fine. With the multiple design options available, roller shades can proudly hang on their own at your windows.

Window Drapes and Accessories

If you do feel like your roller shade needs an added feature to take your windows to the next level, there are several options at your disposal. Window drapes and curtains that extend to the floor can be matched to your roller shades for an elegant look. Perhaps your roller shade is more of a neutral tone, in which case a bolder color or one that ties in the colors of your furniture would be appropriate for balance. Hunter Douglas also has a variety of headrail options to conceal the shade’s roll of fabric for a more completed feel. With this design choice, you can choose a headrail that matches your roller shade or select a different fabric.


Roller shades can have a classic trim at the bottom, or you can add more interest with stacked folds, depending on whether you like a more organized look or a more intricate one. This feature looks great on a solid colored roller shade for a balanced presence, or one with a textured appearance for even more eye-catching detail.

Finishing Touches

If your window sill is very large, consider adding items that further enhance your window and roller shades. Try adding small houseplants, or even large ones if you have space, for an organic feel. Stacked books or small trinkets can make your window appear warm and welcoming as well. If your roller shades are going on windows at a window seat, don’t forget to utilize pillows to dress this area up and create an inviting space that complements your roller shades. At A Shade Above, our customers’ complete satisfaction is what we strive for. We offer the complete range of Hunter Douglas Roller Shades to beautify your home with expert light filtration and gorgeous design. We also offer a great selection of blinds, shades, and shutters and can professionally install your new window treatments for you! Visit our showrooms in Charlotte and Cornelius, NC where you can view and operate these great products in person. We serve the greater Charlotte area and would love to serve you! Contact us today for a free consultation!