FAQ

July 19, 2016

Gorgeous Shades & Blinds to Match Your Taste

Get useful information and advice on window shades and blinds from our specially designed FAQ page. You’ve just found a great free source of knowledge. Go ahead and take advantage of it.

Do you offer products for commercial businesses?

Yes! Santa Monica Blinds & Shades offers commercial blinds and shades, office blinds and shades and installations and custom window treatments for commercial businesses.

Are cellular shades given R-value?

Some manufacturers do make R-value estimates for their products, but it is important to note that there is not a set national standard for measuring the thermal resistance of these window treatments. You should check the size of the cells and the number of structural layers.

Should I go for big or small pleats with my fabric shades?

In addition to your personal preferences, you should also take into account the size of your windows to make the best choice. The small pleats are ideal for smaller and narrower windows. They can work great for doors too. The big pleats are awesome for larger windows.

Should the color of my window blinds match that of the furniture?

There is no such interior design requirement, so to speak. You can readily choose any color that you like. In fact, you may want to create a livelier setting by choosing a contrasting color rather than one which complements the furniture.

Can I vacuum the shades in my house using the crevice tool?

You should refrain from doing this. With this tool, the suction is very powerful and you can damage the crease the fabric or damage the vanes. You should stick to using the upholstery tool. It will do a great job.

How many honeycomb shade layers are best?

You can select from models with one, two or three layers of honeycomb cells. The single-layer models are the lightest. The triple-layer ones offer the highest level of insulation, but are also the heaviest and thickest. You should make a choice based on your individual needs.

I’m not sure if the design I’ve chosen will look good in my house. Can I have a sample?

Yes, you can. We offer free color samples for any design that you like so that you can have an idea of how it will work with the rest of your home decor.

I want something more decorative than aluminum blinds. Do you offer other styles?

Yes, sure we do! Choose from our large selection of blinds and shades to suit your tastes and complement your decor. We also have a variety of styles such as roller, honeycomb, and zebra blinds available in a range of colors and designs.