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Formal Window Coverings


Formal window coverings can still be fun and colorful. At, we have window shades and window blinds that will fit into the most formal settings, as well as the most casual settings.

Roman shades are the window shade that most closely resembles a traditional drapery. Roman shades are available in multiple fold styles, with the hobbled fold style offering a generous amount of material that will cascade over the fold as you raise your shade to allow the light in. In fact, these roman shades look so good when raised, that very often people will keep them raised in windows where privacy is not a concern.

Shutters are a perfect horizontal window blind for a formal room and in many cases are used on all windows that face the front of the house. The SelectBlinds’ line of shutters even includes French door shutters, so you can completely coordinate your window blinds with one style of window treatment. Our plantation shutters are available in both 3” slats, and 4” slats, making them very versatile for both formal and casual settings.

Real wood blinds, and even faux wood blinds are available with 2 ½” slats, making these horizontal blinds suitable for formal rooms, as the extra wide slat gives them almost a plantation shutter look to them.

Woven Wood shades and bamboo shades can also be used in a formal setting. The best way to dress up these exotic looking window shades is to add edge binding, giving them more of a finished look.

Cell shades are an ideal addition to any window that is covered with a traditional drapery. The cell shade can provide privacy, while the drapery is pulled back for a formal look.