Window Shade fabric
Premium fabric for custom window shades.
SaaviHome is here to help select the right fabric for your shade project. We recommend considering the aesthetic of the interior of the room, the outdoor views that the windows provide, and the level of privacy required for each given room. Choose a fabric that complements the décor of your space and gives you the degree of privacy according to the function of the interior space. A sheer fabric may be ideal for a kitchen or living-room application to allow for a view, while a translucent or blackout shade might be most appealing in a bedroom application.
The color of a fabric can affect views and room temperature. The ideal fabric color can vary by project based on location, orientation, design aesthetics, or whether a space requires glare control. Lighter colored fabrics work well in indirect light environments, while a darker fabric will help to reduce glare.
Fabrics are made using many different materials to suit different purposes.
Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO)
Designed to be tough and durable like polyester, TPO fabrics are made with virtually no harmful chemical content, allowing them to often be recyclable. TPOs have additional chemicals to meet fire-retardancy requirements and have relatively poor wear resistance over time.
This lightweight, strong material serves as a good insulator and doesn’t stretch over time. PVC coating adds strength and durability, but cannot typically be recycled.
Comparably durable to PVC-coated fiberglass, the yarn core in polyester can be melted to make a clean-cut edge resulting in better edge-quality.
These fabrics are made with virtually no harmful chemical content (PVC-free). Polyester fabrics can be recycled and are considered more environmentally friendly than other fabric types. Polyester does tend to stretch over time – most vendors pre-stretch the fabric to minimize elongation of the shade.
Hunter Douglas Fabrics
UV resistant shade fabrics have an added benefit of protecting your furniture, art, and flooring from fading. Energy efficient shades and fabrics, such as the Duette Honeycomb, can reduce energy consumption and keep temperatures comfortable throughout the year.
The Hunter Douglas DuoLite system combines two fabrics- one light filtering, the other room darkening- into a single shade. Enjoy softly filtered light when you want it and privacy when you need it.
Available on: Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Honeycomb Shades, Sheers and Shadings
The SaaviShades Difference
Whether you’re in need of privacy, UV protection, or a decorative flare- the SaaviHome team of shade experts has you covered. SaaviHome will lead the way through window measurements, style and fabric selection, installation, programming, and support.