Popular Shades You Should Consider For Your Home

If you’re looking for a simple and affordable way to upgrade the interior of your Los Angeles home, you may want to consider investing in shades for your windows. Window shades are a very common window treatment across California for a variety of reasons. These window coverings offer the same soft quality as curtains with the unique, controlled appearance of window blinds.

Whatever kind of shades you consider for your home, choosing new window treatments can be an exciting process. At Arjay’s Window Fashions, we’ve successfully helped hundreds of people choose the best window shades for their home. When you visit our showroom in Ventura, you can experience our wonderful array of window treatments first-hand. When you work with our dedicated team of specialists, we’ll manage every phase of your window covering project from the initial design to the complete installation. If you’re interested in getting a quote, feel free to give us a call today!

In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at some popular window shades you should consider for your home.

Roller Shades

pexels-photo-276724If you’re looking for a classic and trendy window covering for your bedroom, kitchen, or den, roller shades may be a great option for you. While these shades may appear simple, they are actually much more versatile than one might think. Roller shades offer numerous benefits to the homeowner, including:

  • They have a clean look. Roller shades feature clean and simple lines for an elegant in-home design. You don’t have to worry about distracting your guests and visitors from the other decor in your home because these window treatments won’t steal the spotlight.
  • Easy to operate. Not only are roller shades extremely convenient when it comes to adjusting the amount of sunlight in each room, they are also easy to operate. To adjust the height of these unique window coverings, all you have to do is raise or lower the bottom rail. Some roller shades come with motorized lift systems, allowing you to raise and lower your window coverings with the simple push of a button.
  • They block light. If you’re looking for a window covering that will effectively block sunlight, roller shades may be a perfect option for you.
  • Easy upkeep. Many people fear investing in roller shades because they think they will require a significant amount of maintenance and upkeep. We’re here to tell you this is far from the truth. The minimalist appearance of roller shades makes them very easy to clean. A simple wipe with a wet cloth is all you need to do to effectively remove dirt, dust, and grime from their surface.
  • Designer features. Did you know that roller shades are available in a variety of textures, colors, and materials? Whether you’re looking for a simple off-white shade or a textured bamboo shade for the kitchen, it’s easy to find a style that works with the decor of your home.

If you’re interested in installing roller shades in your Los Angeles home, reach out to the window treatment professionals at Arjay’s Window Fashions today. Our factory-trained technicians specialize in residential and commercial shade installation in the Ventura and Los Angeles area, and we would love to work with you.

Honeycomb & Cellular Shades

Honeycomb shades, also referred to as cellular shades, are another popular window covering across California. This type of shade is constructed with honeycomb-shaped cells, and they can have a single, double, or triple layered design. This unique design can trap air in between the layers of the shade to provide excellent insulation properties. Some other perks of these window treatments include:

  • They are energy efficient. As we mentioned above, the honeycomb design can provide your home with a high level of energy efficiency. This means that these shades can keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, saving you money on your electric bill.
  • Sound absorption. If you live near a busy highway or you have noisy neighbors, honeycomb shades may be a great window treatment to consider. The design of cellular shades are not only energy efficient, they can also help block out sound from outside.
  • A variety of styles. Depending on your needs and budget, there are a variety of thickness and styles of shades to choose from.
  • Blackout options. If you’re looking for a surefire way to block out the sunlight in your bedroom, you’ll be happy to know that there are blackout options of cellular shades that you can buy.

When it comes to honeycomb and cellular shades, you can trust Arjay’s Window Fashions in Los Angeles to provide you with a wonderful and affordable selection. We offer single, double, and triple celled shades with standard cord and cordless operations.

Woven Wood Shades

If you’re looking for a window covering that will add immediate visual interest to any room in your home, consider investing in woven wood shades. These shades can add a distinct layer of texture to your bedroom, office, or family room, and they can be amplified by a wide range of colors and patterns. From dark exotic stains to bright coastal whites, you’re sure to find woven wood shades that complement any room in your home.

  • Available in a variety of materials. Whether you’re thinking about bamboo shades or natural wood shades, woven wood shades can me made from a variety of natural materials. Bamboo tends to be among the most sustainable material due to its rapid growth cycle, making it a very eco-friendly option for California homeowners.
  • Various color choices. Contrary to popular belief, woven wood shades are available in a plethora of color options. Whether you’re thinking about light beige or cream tones or you want something a little more rustic and dark, Arjay’s Window Fashions has all of the options you need.
  • Available in specialty shapes. Unlike other window coverings on the market, woven wood blinds can come in speciality shapes. These shades can be manufactured as arched or with angle tops, depending on your preference.
  • They can be motorized. Like other popular window treatments, woven wood blinds can be motorized and operated via an easy-to-use remote control.
  • Light control. If light control is a main concern for you, you’ll be pleased to know that woven wood shades offer a good amount of it. Some shades can be manufactured with independent liners, which can allow you to enjoy natural, filtered light with an added layer of privacy.

Whether you want to add an exotic, rustic, or simple look to the interior of your home, woven wood blinds can help to get the job done. With the help of decorative trim options and edge bindings, our window treatment professionals can help you create a beautifully personalized look in any room of your home.

Arjay’s Window Fashions: Your California Window Treatment Professional

If you live in California and you’re ready to upgrade the windows in your home with blinds, shutters, or shades, contact our window treatment experts today. From child safety designs to eco-friendly window treatments, we can help you find the perfect window coverings for your home. If you’re interested in checking out some of our past projects, feel free to do so online. Give our specialists a call to schedule a complimentary appointment today!

A Few Pros And Cons Of Honeycomb Shades


Chances are, you’re probably familiar with honeycomb shades because they are a trusted and popular choice for window coverings. The honeycomb design is so widespread that you might even have them in your house – for many reasons that we’ll get into below, honeycomb shades represent a versatile and comprehensive option when it comes to your window covering needs. As you may have guessed, Arjay’s Window Fashions offers honeycomb shades to outfit your home in the Southern California area. Learn more about this ideal window covering by visiting this page.

If You Can Think It, Arjay’s Can Do It!

For all of your blinds, shades, draperies, exterior solar shades, and really any type of window treatment that you could possibly image, Arjay’s has it. Do you have any strangely shaped windows that you’re having trouble finding the right fit for? Our custom blinds services will have you taken care of. Shoot us any questions that you have by contacting us or even dropping by our Ventura store. Otherwise, let’s look at some of the pros and cons (although mostly pros) of these popular window coverings.

Pro: Insulating Abilities

If you’ve heard the name ‘cellular shades’ before, you should know that refers to the same thing as honeycomb shades. These shades are largely considered to be the ‘workhorse’ of window coverings because they offer privacy, temperature insulation, and light control all in one convenient package.

Due to the long, open channels in honeycomb shades, you’ll get quality insulation from the harsh elements outside. These channels trap air at the window on the exterior of your home and will insulate the room from the hot summer air and brittle winter winds. In fact, honeycomb shades are so great at insulating that switching to these efficient window treatments will nearly double its “R-value” – a measurement of the resistance of the shade to transfer heat. From simply adding the most energy efficient cellular shade to your window, you can experience an R-value increase from 3.5 to nearly 7.


Pro: Enhanced Privacy

We have our homes, apartments and so forth for many reasons including warmth when it’s cold out, air conditioning when it’s boiling out, and a place that we can return to and call home. Privacy is also an important factor of having your own space of living, and having something like cellular or honeycomb shades can significantly enhance the private qualities of your home.

Unless you select a sheer fabric option, honeycomb shades are generally completely private. Choosing the ever-versatile top-down and bottom-up feature will allow the shade to be either lifted up to the top of the window or lowered to the window sill at your convenience. So, you can still get light streaming into a given room above the shade while also enjoying complete privacy at the lower portion of the window. In other words, it’s one of the ultimate combinations of light control and blocking out the outside world. Speaking of light control….

Pro: Optimal Light Control

Light control is great for many reasons, and it is one of the defining features of honeycomb shades. You can choose from semi-opaque, light-filtering fabrics all the way to light-blocking opaque fabrics – with cellular shades, you’ll get an excellent selection of light control options that work for your needs as well as your budget.

Honeycomb shades are known for blocking out the most light compared to other types of window treatments, so if complete darkness in a room is your goal, consider looking into outside-mounted cellular shades. If you’re wanting to create a media room or home theater, a children’s bedroom or a place where people need to sleep soundly during the intense daylight, cellular and honeycomb shades are the ideal options for you.

Pro: Child Safety

We actually touched on childproofing your custom blinds and window treatments in a previous blog post, and for good reason – blinds represent a potential danger hazard for young children and infants, especially if they are corded. Thanks to the fact that there are no lifting cords for children or even your precious household pets to get all tangled in, shades yet again have a huge pro by creating a safe space for the curious wanderers in your house. It’s also worth noting that cellular shades are typically offered in vertical options which will easily slide across windows like patio doors, again without a dangling cord. Safety first!

(Potential) Con: Appearance

Now, before we dive into this one, we do want to mention that beauty and style are of course completely subjective. So this con really depends on what your taste and opinions are, but some people do find honeycomb shades to have the look of pleated paper as opposed to a nice, rich fabric. Naturally, this aspect of honeycomb shades can be objectionable for some folks, while others might even prefer the style.

Given how excellent these type of shades are in offering superior insulation, light control, and privacy, this is a minor drawback. If you’re drawn to the practicality of these shades but you can’t get past the look, consider using cellular shades in conjunction with a more decorative window treatment of your choice.

Con: No Tilting Abilities

When you have cellular or honeycomb shades, all you can really do to control them is make them go up or down – that’s about it. Conventional wood or aluminum blinds, on the other hand, offer the ability to tilt vanes to allow just a little bit of light in while maintaining privacy. In this respect, shades like these can be seen as less versatile window treatment options. However, if you use the top-down and bottom-up feature as we mentioned in light control further up in this blog post, you’ll still be able to simulate the otherwise superior tilting ability of standard window blinds.

While honeycomb shades are generally available in dozens of special shapes like arches, trapezoids, circles, and triangles, sometimes they must stay in a closed position. Another quick way to enhance privacy and light control with these shades is to double them up with other fabrics, especially when you’re dealing with large, specialty windows. For instance, using a sheer fabric above an opaque fabric, for example, allows you to preserve your view during the day but also create a good level of privacy during the night.

Visit Arjay’s Today To Get Honeycomb Shades Fitted To Your Windows

Overall, honeycomb shades or cellular shades provide a wide range of benefits for your home whether you’re mostly concerned about light control, privacy or insulation. While these shades might not work for every single room, there’s a good chance that Arjay’s Window Fashions can help you find the right fit! For quality window covering services in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and Los Angeles county, give us a call today!