Window Shades at Discount Prices

By: Blindsgalore  09-12-2011
Keywords: Blinds And Shades, Premium Materials

We know how important your window shades are to your home, and we work hard to make shopping for window shades with Blindsgalore easy, quick and economical. is designed for you to be able to easily find your selections by style, feature, color, room and more.  And, our everyday low prices ensure you're getting the best value possible on quality, made-to-measure shades.  Get ready to love your windows.

Difference between Blinds and Shades

Shoppers often group shades together with blinds and consider them one and the same, though there is a difference.  A window shade is a continuous piece of material, either fabric, woven natural materials or manufactured synthetic material.  Window shade controls allow the shade material to be moved to either cover or uncover a window and control light and privacy.  Blinds have slats, long thin pieces of material to block light, which are either vertically or horizontally stacked and held together with cords or cloth tapes.  This is the shades section of the Blindsgalore site and contains some general information on the different types of window shades available.

How They Work

While traditional cords are still available, nearly every type of shade is available with at least one cordless option.  Basic cordless window shades are spring loaded to support their own weight and simply operate by pressing up or down.  Top down bottom up shades also operate by touch, where both the top and bottom are moveable.  For real convenience or accessibility needs, motorized and remote control options are available.

Light Control

Window shades are capable of providing a wide range of light control, from subtle light filtering to total blackout according to the fabric you choose.  Opaque fabrics will darken a room while sheer fabrics will allow light to filter through the shade.  Some window shades also offer the ability to add a blackout liner for complete light blockage, commonly used to improve sleep or enhance the cinema effect of a media room.


Blindsgalore offers the best selection of discount window shades from all the top brands including: Bali, Levolor, Comfortex, and Graber as well as our own signature brand.


Blindsgalore carries a comprehensive selection of window shades including: cellular shades, woven wood shades, roman shades, roller shades, sheer shades, solar screens, pleated shades and outdoor shades.

Why Custom?

Our name brand window shades are custom made to fit the measurements of your windows so they fit properly and work much better.  The superior manufacturing processes and premium materials used in our window shades help extends their lifespan, ensuring you a top quality product that will complement your other home furnishings.  Bottom line, our high quality, custom products are a smart investment for your home.

Keywords: Blinds And Shades, Premium Materials

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