3 Ways To Use Roller Shades Beyond The Window

Unlock The Potential With Roller Shades

Roller shades are a popular window treatment that has steadily increased in popularity year after year.

It’s easy to see why people love roller shades: They come in a variety of colors, and opacities. They’re also easy to operate with manual control, motorization, or smart home devices. They provide protection and privacy while in use and visually almost disappear when you roll them up. But, did you know that roller shades are an amazing product to use beyond the window?

At SunCoast Blinds we have created some fun, innovative solutions over the years using shades. This blog post is to share a few ideas of when our clients have thought outside the window (box).


Create a reading nook or hideout underneath your child’s bed.

Ways to use roller shades beyond windows Creating a cozy reading nook or hideout in a kids’ room with roller shades is like adding a sprinkle of fairy dust to their space. Picture this: soft, filtered light peeking through the shades, turning a corner, or hideout underneath a bed into a magical spot just begging for adventure. Kids can easily pull down the shades safely without any cords, and voila! They’ve got their own little world to dive into stories or let their imaginations run wild. 

And let’s talk style – roller shades come in all sorts of fun colors, with even the option to print your own pattern. So they’re not just functional, they’re part of the decor too. Think bright hues to make the room pop. Unlike when you choose shades for your windows, this is a great opportunity to go colorful and fun instead of subtle.

Plus, there’s something so exciting about pulling down the shades and unveiling their secret hideaway. It’s like they’re stepping into a whole new realm where anything is possible. Matter of fact, I’ve noticed my daughter using this as her safe space after a full day of activities when she needs a second to breathe and relax on her own. Roller shades aren’t just window coverings; they’re the backdrop to a world of reading, dreaming and endless fun in a kid’s room.




Use shades for movie night


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Imagine this: a warm summer evening, setting up for an outdoor movie night. Simply roll down your white outdoor screen shade and like magic, you have an outdoor movie theater in your backyard or patio. With outdoor shades as the canvas for the big screen, every member can sink into their lawn chairs or snuggle up on blankets, ready to be whisked away into the world of film. As we all know (if we’re going to be honest), the chance of a movie night happening is a direct correlation between how much effort parents need to put in to make it happen. We want the setup and tear down to be easy, and convenient- which is exactly what our outdoor shades provide.  Instead, the focus can be put on snacks, drinks, and cozy blankets. Providing a stress-free experience for everyone.

The beauty of using white outdoor shades as screens lies not only in their simplicity but also in their ability to enhance the movie-watching experience. As the sun sets and the first scene flickers to life, the crisp white canvas becomes a portal to adventure, laughter, and shared memories.

So, dim the lights, grab some popcorn, and let the magic of outdoor cinema unfold against the backdrop of outdoor shades.


Outdoor movie screen shade


Use roller shades as a room divider

Motorized roller shades serve as a stylish and practical solution for dividing spaces within a home, especially when accommodating guests or creating temporary privacy. With just the touch of a button, these automated shades effortlessly glide into place, transforming a large room into two distinct areas. Wheater it’s delineating a cozy guest room from a multipurpose living space or concealing clutter in a home office, motorized roller shades offer convenience and flexibility.

Gone are the days sacrificing an entire room for occasional use; now, homeowners can optimize their living space without compromising the aesthetics. Roller shades sleek and unobtrusive design seamlessly integrates into the existing decor and is barely visible when it’s not in use.

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