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The Modern Guide to Motorized Curtains and Cellular Shades



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Years ago, homeowners were limited to window treatments made with bulky materials and inefficient operating systems. Opening and closing drapes required significant effort, and the material choices were much less interesting and varied than what we enjoy today. Times have changed for the better, as there is now a wide range of window treatments with all kinds of fabrics and other exciting features. Fredericksburg Window Decor clients love our modern selections, and one of our most popular choices is motorized window treatments – the ultimate in modern window treatments.

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What are Motorized Window Treatments?

These motorized systems have changed the way companies like ours sell window coverings. These systems operate with the help of a small, quiet motor installed in the headrail of the curtains or shades. You control them with a remote or phone app, while some brands even integrate with smart home technology, allowing voice commands and automation based on your schedules – like with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation.

When you issue a control command, the motor engages and moves the curtains or shades along a track. The smooth, silent operation is a beauty to behold and easy to get used to. These systems’ convenience and efficiency are unparalleled, making motorized window treatments the best in terms of convenience and performance.

Today's Motorized Curtains

For many homeowners, “modern curtains” have been replaced with “contemporary sheers.” These are a stylish, practical solution for filtering natural light while maintaining privacy. They’re made of lightweight fabric that diffuses sunlight. Sheers reduce glare, UV exposure, and create a soft glow in the room.

Motorized sheer shades can be adjusted easily throughout the day. With the touch of a button or a voice command, you can raise or lower them as you like. The sophisticated design and ease of use make motorized sheer shades a trending choice for contemporary interiors.

Motorized Cellular Shades

Motorized cellular and honeycomb shades are today’s most popular, energy-efficient window treatments. They are made from luxury material formed into honeycomb-like cells. The design traps air, providing insulation that can reduce heating and cooling costs.

Motorizing cellular shades adds even more convenience to these window coverings. You can adjust the shades to optimize light and temperature control without leaving your seat. With minimal effort, your home remains comfortable and energy-efficient.

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation is an award-winning system that allows you to control your blinds, shades, and curtains using a remote, a mobile app, or commands.

This state-of-the-art system allows users to create personalized scenes, and you can set multiple window treatments to move together. You can even schedule these scenes to activate at specific times for light and privacy control throughout the day. The app also lets you control your window treatments from anywhere.

Power Up Your Window Treatments With PowerView® Automation

Ready to upgrade your Fredericksburg, VA, area home with motorized curtains and cellular shades? Our expert team will help you select custom options and cutting-edge solutions. Contact us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll help you through the steps. We work with clients in Fredericksburg, Dale, Woodbridge, Montclair, Lake Ridge, Chancellorsville, Thornburg, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, Orange County, Culpepper County, Caroline County, Dale County, and Prince William County.

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