Austin, Texas home with roll-up solar shades in the living room.

Choosing custom shades for Texas homes: tips & trends


In the unpredictable climate of Austin, Texas, homeowners face the challenge of managing sunlight, heat, and privacy. Custom shades offer a solution tailored to these specific needs, providing practical benefits that go far beyond simple aesthetics. With Texas weather prone to sudden shifts, having the best custom shades becomes essential for maintaining comfort and functionality in your home.

The benefits of custom shading

We’re all familiar with the infamous “Texas weather cycle”: freezing temperatures overnight, rainy in the morning, and sunny and cloudless by 2pm. With this in mind, it’s crucial to invest in a shading solution or system that is able to adapt your indoor environment to let in – or keep out – as much heat and light as you need.

Custom shades not only enhance the visual appeal of your home, but also serve as a practical solution to mitigate the effects of Texas’ fast-changing weather. From scorching summers to chilly winters, custom shading offers year-round protection against harsh sunlight, extreme temperatures, and prying eyes.

Let’s explore how Texas homeowners can find their ideal custom shading solution by working with the experts at Texas Sun & Shade.

Choosing custom shades for your home based on your needs

Custom shading solutions for privacy

Privacy is a fundamental consideration for homeowners seeking comfort and peace in their living spaces. Custom shading plays a crucial role in creating privacy, effectively blocking unwanted views from outside while still allowing ample natural light to filter through. Texas Sun & Shade offers privacy shades customized to fit your windows perfectly. These shades not only provide privacy, but also enhance the ambiance of your home, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment.

Privacy shades

Privacy shades offer homeowners the flexibility to control their privacy levels with ease. Texas Sun & Shade specializes in customizing, automating, and motorizing indoor and outdoor privacy shades, providing added convenience and functionality. With automated privacy shades, you can adjust the level of privacy in your home at the touch of a button, ensuring maximum comfort and security for you and your family.

Motorized drapery systems

Motorized drapery systems offer another level of privacy control, allowing homeowners to select from a range of fabrics that provide varying levels of opacity. Whether you prefer sheer fabrics for a soft, diffused light or blackout fabrics for complete privacy and darkness, Texas Sun & Shade can customize and automate these systems to suit your preferences.

Bedroom in a home in Austin, Texas with privacy shades installed on the windows.

Custom shades for environment control

Custom shading not only enhances privacy, but also helps homeowners manage and control the heat and light that enters their homes. By strategically selecting shading solutions, homeowners can reduce energy costs while creating a more comfortable indoor environment year-round.

Room darkening shades

Room darkening shades are an excellent choice for bedrooms and movie rooms, where light and temperature control are paramount. These shades offer dual benefits, blocking out unwanted sunlight to create a dark and peaceful sleeping environment, while also providing insulation to keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Motorized bottom-up shades

Motorized bottom-up shades offer unparalleled convenience and flexibility in controlling your indoor environment. With the ability to adjust the shades with the click of a button or on a preset schedule, homeowners can align their shading preferences with the weather – and even the seasons – outside, maximizing energy efficiency and comfort.

Customs shades to enhance curb appeal

In addition to enhancing privacy and environment control, custom shading is an investment that adds value and curb appeal to your home. Lutron® shades and Hunter Douglas shades are popular choices known for their luxury and versatility, and Texas Sun & Shade, along with our partner, BTX, proudly offer these products to our valued customers.

Our partnership with BTX, Inc.

Texas Sun & Shade proudly partners with a leading manufacturer of custom shading solutions, BTX, Inc. They have over 35 years of experience working with a variety of commercial and hospitality clients on creating custom shading solutions that not only meet their unique needs, but showcase exquisite luxury for their clients’ visitors and guests.

To see some of the work that BTX has done, visit their digital showroom.

Lutron® shades

Lutron shades are synonymous with luxury and innovation, offering homeowners advanced shading solutions with unmatched quality and style. From sleek roller shades to elegant Roman shades, Lutron shades elevate the aesthetic appeal of any home while providing superior performance and functionality.

Hunter Douglas shades

Hunter Douglas shades are renowned for their timeless elegance and superior craftsmanship. With a wide range of styles, fabrics, and operating systems to choose from, Hunter Douglas shades offer homeowners endless possibilities for customization and personalization.

Find your perfect custom shades from Texas Sun & Shade today

Choosing the right custom shades for your Texas home is essential for creating a comfortable, stylish, and functional living environment. Whether you prioritize privacy, environment control, or curb appeal, Texas Sun & Shade has the expertise and experience to help you find the perfect shading solutions.Contact us today or come visit our showroom for a consultation, and let us help you transform your home with custom shades tailored to your unique needs and preferences. With our wide range of products and commitment to excellence, we’ll ensure that your home is equipped with the best shading solutions to withstand the unpredictable Texas weather while adding value and beauty to your property.

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