best window treatments

Best Window Treatments in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh has a beautiful mixture of cultures, from The Research Triangle to the beautiful Neuse River Trail and William B. Umstead State Park. With such a variety of homes and businesses in the area, you want the best window treatments that are energy-efficient, beautiful, and affordable. It sounds like it would be hard to find a window covering that is durable, aesthetically pleasing too; that’s why we offer many different window treatments at Made In The Shade Raleigh. Find out about some of the options available.

Modern Blinds

Wood Blinds

If you are interested in window blinds for your home or business, they make a great addition no matter what style of decor you may have. The original blinds were called mini blinds and were made of aluminum. Current versions are also made of aluminum, but you get many choices in colors now and the vane sizes as well.

Wider vanes on blinds make them perfect for your larger windows, so they don’t look too busy. Aluminum blinds are functional and affordable as well. You have several different options in modern window blinds to consider.

Wood blinds and faux wood blinds enrich your rooms with a natural product look. While wood and faux wood blinds often look similar, faux wood blinds come at a more attractive price point than wood.  However, wood blinds have the ability to go larger in size & offer more valance options.

Faux wood blinds are treated with special products to resist cracking, fading, warping, bending, and breaking even in high humidity and heat areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. The wider slats on wood and faux wood blinds make them appear much like shutters at a fraction of the cost.  They are an excellent choice for areas in which you want the look of a shutter without the price tag.

Vertical blinds work very well in huge windows or sliding glass doors. They can appear quite elegant in the wood and woven wood materials, or you can choose vinyl or any fabric you wish to add some color and character to your large expanses of glass.  Vertical window covering options have come a long way in terms of functionality and appearance choices.

Shades, Shades, and More Shades

Cellular Honeycomb Shades

At Made In The Shade Raleigh, we carry a complete line of window shades for all of your needs. Cellular shades are extremely energy efficient because of their unique design. They trap air next to your windows to keep your home or business at a perfect temperature all year round without needing as much heating or cooling to stay comfortable.

Roller shades have crisp and clean lines and can be made with any fabric you choose so you can have them blend into their surroundings with a solid, neutral color fabric, or you can choose a bright color or pattern to liven up your spaces. Roller shades also come in textures to mimic natural woven shades with a cleaner look.

Roman shades are popular in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle Area for their lovely pleats that fold up in tidy folds at the top of the window frame to create a decorative valance look. These are also made of fabric, so you have unlimited choices in patterns, colors, and styles.  Match or complement your existing bedding, furniture fabrics, and more.

Sheer shades work very well in windows that don’t get a lot of sunlight. They are lacey and delicate to add a touch of softness to any space.

Perfect Plantation Shutters

Before & After Plantation Shutters

Indoor plantation shutters give any room an instant upgrade to a timeless and classic appearance. We can match any color of the stain on your shutters to your existing trim work in your home or office, or we can paint them in any color your want to blend in with your decor and color choices. We carry wood and faux wood shutters for you to choose from, with heavy-duty construction lasting many years.

Dramatic Draperies


Choosing custom draperies for your window treatments gives you the most latitude to show your unique personality in your windows. Draperies work well in any setting, from traditional to contemporary, modern to trendy. Draperies can be minimalistic, or they can be dramatic and everywhere in between, depending on the style and fabrics you choose. Layering soft treatments with a combination of sheer panels, drapery panels, side panels, valances, and upholstered cornices gives you thousands of different looks from which to choose.  Commercial drapery solutions include designs for stages, antimicrobial & fire retardant for hospitals, & motorized options for large spaces.

You also get to choose a custom heading on your draperies to accent your choice of fabrics. The more informal types are the rod pocket and tab top draperies. For a formal appearance, such as a formal dining room, you can choose from a vast array of pleat styles, of which the pinch pleat and the goblet pleat are the most formal.

You can’t go wrong with any window treatment that you choose when they are custom-made. You get to create your unique design to your specific taste. Our expert designers will help you find the best window treatment solution for your particular space, and we stand behind our products and services. We offer FREE in-home and in-business consultations, and we take samples to you so you can see how your room’s light and other colors will look with your new window treatments of choice.  Let us help you narrow your options.