With so many styles of shades available, many find choosing the best fit for their home to be a difficult task. When this is the case, we find ourselves suggesting roller shades– a simple style of shade with a vast selection of fabrics, colors, and features to choose from. 

So, what are roller shades? 

Roller shades perform exactly as they sound– by rolling up and down when they’re raised and lowered. While their design is incredibly simple and easy to install, roller shades can be customized to feature motorization, specific fabrics that match your interior, and fascia that serves as an elegant roller covering. 

Benefits of Roller Shades

Roller Shades

Many appreciate roller shades for their low profile design that, while blocking intense glare, doesn’t detract from your view. Additionally, since the shade features a minimalist design, they’re known for being easy to clean, install, and customize to fit the needs of your interior. It doesn’t get better than that, right? 

Roller shades are also known for their low price point and durability. Since the design is simple and contains few connection points, there’s little opportunity for wear and tear over time. 

Roller Shade Upgrades

Roller Shades

Other than their simple, unobtrusive design, the greatest advantage to roller shades is that they’re highly customizable depending on your needs, space, and price point. Let’s dive into just a few of the ways you can customize your shades with our team. 

Solar Roller Shades 

The perfect solution for those seeking to enjoy natural light while remaining energy efficient, solar roller shades feature a simple design that allows users to adjust the amount of light and privacy they want. 

Additionally, solar roller shades are designed to block UV rays– keeping your energy bills low and your space cool and comfortable. 

Motorized vs. Chain Operated

Motorized Roller Shades

Our roller shades are available in both motorized or chain operated styles. While chain operated shades raise and lower with the tug of a pulley, motorized roller shades do the work for you. Simply operate motorized shades with a remote– or, take automation further by adding on our optional Wifi hub controlled via your smartphone. 


Roller shades feature just one piece of fabric that can be pulled down over your window– making them incredibly easy to customize. At EcoSmart Shades, we offer a range of light-filtering and room darkening fabrics available in a variety of colors and textures. The shade’s hardware, optional fascia, and chain are offered in a few different colors as well. 

How Do I Choose the Best Roller Shades for me? 

Still got questions? We’ve got answers. Connect with one of our trusted sales reps for questions about the style of shade that’s the best fit for you. Or, visit our Roller Shades page to learn more.