Window Fashion Brands

Shannon Lee | Improvement Center Columnist | December 13, 2011

Windows are a gateway to the world outside your home. They offer a great view, plenty of sunlight and when opened, some fresh air. Shouldn't your window treatments be chosen as carefully as the windows themselves?

5 window fashion brands for every look and budget

These five popular brands are sure to have something that fits perfectly with your home decor:

  1. Hunter Douglas. A leading name in shades and blinds for decades, Hunter Douglas created the first honeycomb shades. They now offers a wide selection of blinds, shades and other coverings for your windows. Hunter Douglas window treatments must be purchased through a dealer.
  2. Martha Stewart Living. A very popular name in window fashion brands and home decor, Martha Stewart's brand is sold at many home improvement and department stores. Draperies, curtains, decorative shades and all associated hardware are created to mix and match, and the prices are among the most affordable on the market.
  3. Levolor. Sold at most home improvement stores, Levolor offers solar shades, vertical blinds, cellular shades and more. The company also offers curtains, drapes and a wide range of hardware to hang it all. Many of their shades and blinds offer cordless controls for a seamless look.
  4. Comfortex. The use of recyclable, non-toxic and sustainable materials makes Comfortex a leader in eco-friendly designs. Are you more concerned with an eclectic and fun look? The company offers shades with the logos of your favorite sporting teams.
  5. Bali. With a wide range of styles, colors and fabrics, the blinds and shades offered by Bali are suitable for almost every size of window. From natural reeds to PVC, Bali offers everything from very simple and inexpensive shades to cornices that allow you to turn a window treatment into a work of art. If you're looking for something even more unique, try out their line of interior shutters.

Each company offers basic shades and blinds at comparable prices, as well as more luxurious brands that carry a hefty price tag. The most common materials, including wood, aluminum, bamboo and vinyl are represented by each company, as well as a wide spectrum of colors and sizes. Whether you want a simple roller shade that goes up with a small tug, or an elaborate system of blinds that requires a remote to move up and down, the top window fashion brands have something to suit your vision.