Pleated shades offer a unique look and are very affordable window covering options. The folded accordion pleats add dimension to living spaces. One of the biggest advantages to this type of window covering is how it stacks completely flat when raised in order to allow a full, open outdoor view. The pleating detail is available in standard 1 inch pleats, but the 2 inch pleat option is better suited for larger windows. Both styles come in sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics to meet your specific light control preferences.
A fast-growing trend for this type of window covering is using sheer pleated shades paired with drapery panels, or they also look great as stand-alone window treatments. For a fresh, flexible window covering that delivers on fashion, form and function, be sure to inquire about pleated and cellular shade combos that provide three shades in one! The top of the shade is typically a sheer shade or light-filtering pleated shade, while a cellular shade is placed at the bottom and usually features a blackout liner or room-darkening fabric for the ultimate in privacy, light control, and insulation.