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Why We Chose Cellular Shades for Our Home

Window Treatments 101

Featured article by Dara at The Southern Thing


Choosing the right window treatments for our home was one of the hardest decisions we had to make. I went back and forth for the longest time trying to decide what I wanted to do.

Did I want blinds? Just curtains? How about cordless shades? I’ve honestly lost count for how many times these thoughts went through my mind!


Now I can happily say we’ve come to a final decision and I’m so happy with our choice! In my opinion, window treatments are the finishing touch and now our home feels complete!

So, what did we decide to go with, you ask?

Well, the winner is…a bright and airy combination of light-filtering pinch pleated drapes and motorized light-filtering cellular shades made by Graber and I. am. obsessed.


I didn’t want to have to rely on opening and closing the curtains every day, so I knew curtains alone weren’t going to cut it! Our windows are very tall and I can’t reach the top, so cordless shades also weren’t going to work!

The perfect solution ended up being motorized cellular shades that are app- and remote-controlled. I can open and close them with the click of a button, and even more exciting, I can program and sync them all together in the app to automatically open and close at my preferred set times. How cool is that!?

I met with a Graber consultant for an in-home design appointment to look over all of the options to see what would be the best fit for our home. The process was so fun and stress-free.


There are a ton of options for cellular shades and Graber is one of the best in the business in my opinion. Graber Cellular Shades offer a top-notch fabric quality. The fabric is crush-resistant to ensure they will withstand everyday use and the test of time.

You can choose from a variety of custom sizes, light-filtering levels, fabrics, textures, patterns, and trendy colors, whether you’re looking for a serene neutral or a bold splash of color that fits all decor! They also offer the widest selection of specialty shapes for all of their products.


The cellular shades are extremely versatile in how they open and close, from traditional up and down to motorized and bottom up/top down ability. This was one of the most important factors for me since my windows are larger than most standard sizes.

As a bonus, Graber Cellular Shades are very energy efficient while still having a beautiful aesthetic you’ll love for years!

Cellular shades were the best option for me and my home since it provided the best balance of light, energy efficiency, ease of use, and pretty design!


I didn’t want to take away from our custom molding and window casings and I feel like the route we chose worked out perfectly!

If you’re in need of custom window treatments, I highly recommend you give these a thought!


You can learn more about Graber Window Treatments here!