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The Coolest Motorized Shading Designs

High tech can look modern and attractive with these smart shades

The Coolest Motorized Shading Designs

Interior designers might feel wary of motorized shades at first because they may doubt that high-tech window treatments can meet their design expectations. Our team here at Automated Lifestyles of Texas has installed motorized shades in homes throughout Katy, TX and the greater Houston area for years. We’ve seen our share of motorized shades, and we’re confident that the selection of choices will surprise you and impress your design clients. 

SEE MORE: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Motorized Shades

Getting Started

Though many industry experts argue that construction is the best time to build in smart home design features, if you’re re-outfitting an older home, don’t despair! Though we work with various home automation brands, we most frequently install Control4 for an entire automation system and Lutron for lighting and shade options, so we’ll discuss Lutron’s choices in this blog.

Select Your Ideal Shades

Lutron introduced a new web-based Performance Shading Advisor that guides you online as you try on a variety of colors, patterns and styles. All of Lutron’s offerings are crafted with energy-efficient products. Sheer, wooden, pleated, honeycomb, roller, and horizontal — Lutron engineers designs to meet your project’s shading needs. If you connect the Lutron App or Smart Bridge, your client has complete control just by touching a button. Google Assistant even has a Direct Shade Integration that can lower the blinds.

Design Options By Color

Lutron shades are available in a wide array of colors. For a comprehensive look at all of Lutron shade color options, we can also order fabric samples to show you during your consultation. We’ll take your furniture, wall and floor colors, and design goals into consideration and complement them with the perfect shade color.

Design Options By Light Blocking or Filtering

Lutron’s automated shades are available in three opacity levels — light filtering, room darkening, and sheer. We’ll take a look at your home’s lighting and then optimize for glare-free TV viewing, privacy, or whatever your goals are. 

Design Options by Model — Honeycomb and Roller

Some clients prefer the look of the classic, pleated honeycomb shade while others want to modernize their space with a clean roller shade. Both of these designs control light wirelessly through customized switches, or your smartphone if you’re not home.

Keypad Design

We’re so focused on the details, we customize even your keypads to your liking. Currently, Lutron offers four design schemes for your accessories — Traditional, Architectural, New Architectural and Designer. Choose between finishes, colors, and designs for wall plates and even outlet covers and wall jacks so that every detail matches perfectly. Ready to take advantage of attractive motorized shading designs in your client’s home? Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our shading experts by calling 612-851-8576 or chatting with one of our live reps below.

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