modern style home

Best window shades for a modern style home

Elevate the look of your modern style home with custom window treatments.

Every element in your home contributes to the design to create a complete aesthetic. From drapes to shades to blinds, window treatments add to the modern style of your home. 

Modern spaces are known for their clean, minimal design and neutral color palettes. This can feel like a limiting style. Elevating your window treatments is one way to add personality to a modern style home. 

Along with the expected functions of blocking out light and providing privacy, window shades are a simple way to add a shot of color, texture, and pattern to your modern home. Choosing a motorized operation further elevates your window shades and compliments the modern aesthetics of your home. 

Window shades are a great choice when adding personality to a modern aesthetic home. Window shades are constructed of a continuous piece of fabric. They create a clean and elegant appearance. Window blinds, in contrast, are composed of slats that rotate open and closed. This style is more suited for traditional and contemporary style homes. 

Cellular window shades for a modern style home

When you choose Made in the Shade Raleigh for your custom window installation, you also receive personalized design consultation. Our designers help you select the best shades to meet your desired style and purpose. This includes selecting between the different types of window shades we offer and choosing the best colors and fabrics.

For our clients with a modern aesthetic, cellular shades are our preferred option.

Cellular shades are best known for their energy-saving properties but also offer a wide array of customizable options. Cellular shades add a bit of visual interest to a room, enhancing the design. Their minimal design and elegant features fit well in modern homes.

Cellular shades are composed of a unique pleated honeycomb feature that provides both fashion and superior energy efficiency. Raise and lower the shades for light control and privacy with a  cordless feature, or motorized options, and last top down bottom up.. 

Because of their clean look and minimal footprint, they are a preferred choice for modern homes.

Our client in downtown Raleigh wanted a motorized shade option throughout his home. The windows in each room were custom to the house and varied in shape and size. He wanted to keep the minimal and neutral design of the home. 

We chose a motorized cellular shade option with a small stack, which means they take up very little room in the window, avoiding a bulky look. A light filtering material was chosen so that the homeowner could control the direct sunlight entering into the rooms but still enjoy the benefits of natural light. 

Each window shade was custom-built to create a uniform look throughout the entire house. And the motorized feature allowed for easy operation of the hard-to-reach windows. 

As you can see in the project gallery, custom window shades were his best option in order to achieve a precise fit and personalized style. 

Whether your style is modern, classic or rustic, Made in the Shade Raleigh consultants can help you achieve the style you’re looking for! Contact us for a professional consultation today. 


Contact Made in the Shade at 919-576-0095 today for beautiful custom window treatments. We are veteran-owned and operated—ask about our military discounts.

Project information:

Project products:
Graber Honeycomb/Cellular Shades
¾” cellular size
Color: Whisper White
Motor: Graber Virtual Cord Motor->operate with remote and with use of mobile app; hardwired motors with a control panel

Project budget: $15,000

Project Duration: 4 weeks