Pleated ShadesPleated shades are the perfect combination of simplistic beauty and modern functionality. While they’re similar to honeycomb shades, they also have their unique differences. Pleated shades are made from a single layer of fabric folded into crisp pleats, whereas honeycombs are made from multiple layers. Pleated shades are also considered a more budget-friendly alternative to honeycomb shades. Pleated shades are actually some of the most versatile shades on the market, providing great features and benefits and complementing every interior design style.
Options and Lift SystemsPleated shades are completely customizable, and because of that, you have a lot of design options to choose from.
No-Holes Privacy – Pleated shades have little route holes through the fabric that allow the internal cords to lift and lower the shades. These route holes let in little pinpricks of light. If that bothers you, you can always upgrade to no-holes privacy. Instead of the cords coming through the fabric, they go through tabs on the back of the fabric.
Multiple Shades on One Headrail – If you have wide windows, use the multiple shades on one headrail option. The shades will work independently, but have a cohesive look because of the shared headrail. This ensures the shades aren’t too heavy, and it makes them easier to operate.
Continuous Cord Loop – Choose this lift system if you have a large window. This will ensure even raising and lowering. All pleated shades with a continuous cord loop come with a cord tensioner attached. Simply attach it to the wall and make sure the cord is taut, and the continuous cord loop will be completely child-safe.
Cordless Lift System – If you have young children at home, a cordless lift system is the safest choice. Eliminating all external cords will give you peace of mind. A cordless lift system is also an easy way to modernize your style and your home. You just have to lightly push and pull on the bottom rail to raise and lower the shade.
Top Down/Bottom Up – This lift system lets you lower from the top, letting in natural light while keeping the bottom closed for better privacy. This modern lift system is perfect for any style, from traditional to contemporary.
Made in 1 Day – Need your pleated shades quickly? We have a selection of pleated shades that are made in a single day in the United States. This means you won’t have to wait long to enjoy your new pleated shades.
Energy EfficiencyPleated shades are great window coverings for improving your home’s energy efficiency. The pleats trap unwanted air before it enters your home, keeping your home’s interior at a comfortable temperature all year long. Save money on energy costs with pleated shades. It’s that simple.
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