Top 5 Alternatives to Curtains: Opening Up to Other Styles

Jan 24, 2024 | Blinds, Curtains, Interior Shutters, Interior Window Treatments, Shades

While curtains are often the go-to choice for many homeowners, other window treatment alternatives add elegance and uniqueness to your interior decor. Some have a casual aesthetic, while others are formal enough for upscale dining and living rooms.

At Louver Shop, our expert interior designers enjoy discussing our extraordinary variety of blinds, shades, and shutters. And once our clients see them in action, they love the results.

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Louver Shop Heritage all-wood shutters in a dining room

Interior Shutters are the Ultimate Alternatives to Curtains and Blinds

Traditional interior shutters are fitted into window frames, open out like doors, and have tilted louvers. They are always in style and complement almost any decor.

We have several types of interior shutters:

  • Traditional Wood Shutters.
    Louver Shop Traditional Wood Shutters have historic appeal. They are handcrafted from genuine wood, with 1¼” miniature louvers and narrow frame components.
  • Heritage Plantation Shutters.
    These high-end, luxury hardwood shutters feature extra-thick panels.
  • Louver Shop Classic Shutters.
    Our Classic Shutters are built with hardwood frames and insulating PVC louvers. If you want the durability of wood and energy efficiency, these polymer shutters are an excellent choice.
  • LouverWood™ Polymer Plantation Shutters.
    These are our most energy-efficient plantation shutters. They’re crafted from maintenance-free polymer materials with different louver sizes and paint colors.
Portfolio by Louver Shop Fabric Roman Shades

Roman Shades are an Excellent Alternative to Curtains

Roman shades are made from fabric and fold beautifully for an elegant, polished appearance. We offer Hunter Douglas Roman shades in a variety of materials, colors, and patterns, including options made from woven natural materials like woods, reeds, and bamboo. Some of the styles resemble drapes but with a softer yet structured look, depending on the pleat and fold styles you choose.

Portfolio by Louver Shop Fabric Roman Shades

Natural, Woven Wood Shades

A trending interior design tip is to choose alternatives to curtains made from natural and sustainable materials. Walden Select Natural Shades and Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are handwoven from organic materials, like woods, grasses, and bamboo. These contemporary window treatments are the perfect blend of nature and sophisticated design. The appealing textures add depth and warmth to any room.

Portfolio Designer Roller Shades

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades are the go-to choice if you’re leaning toward a sleek, minimalist look. We can customize them with various fabrics and enhancements, including blackout options for more light control. For a unique combination of roller shade, sheer curtain, and horizontal blind, we recommend Dual Sheer Shades that offer alternating sheer and opaque fabric bands that remain open for great views or close tight for absolute privacy.

Vertical Solutions Vertical Blinds

Custom Vertical Blinds Are a Great Alternative to Curtains

Suitable for larger windows and sliding glass doors, custom vertical blinds offer the look and feel of drapery but with better privacy, access, and light control. We feature vertical blinds by Louver Shop and Hunter Douglas in luxury materials and textures. And like the other alternatives to curtains, these are also easier to care for than drapes. Their vertical surfaces make it harder for dust to adhere—just wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

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Louver Shop Has the Alternatives to Curtains You’ve Been Looking For

These choices are just some of the custom window treatments we have to offer. The talented team at Louver Shop can show you the best alternatives for curtains and blinds in the comfort of your own home, and we also offer 12-month, no-interest financing. 

Contact your local Design Consultant for a free in-home consultation to learn about how you can see alternatives to curtains and blinds in your home before you buy.