Alternatives To
Vertical Blinds

Looking for a modern alternative to clunky, outdated, & noisy vertical blinds? We offer several refined styles for expansive windows & sliding glass doors. Don’t choose function over form when you can have both!

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Alternatives To
Vertical Blinds

Looking for a modern alternative to clunky, outdated, & noisy vertical blinds? We offer several refined styles for expansive windows & sliding glass doors. Don’t choose function over form when you can have both!

Request A Consultation
Light Filtering

Light Filtering

Room Darkening

Room Darkening

Full Privacy

Fabric options

Extensive Fabric Collection


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Smooth, quiet, & reliable operation with panels that won't get stuck in doors


Many styles to choose from including drapes, sheers, shades, shutters, & panel-track blinds


Hundreds of fabrics, textures, & colors to chose from


Adjustable light & privacy control


UV protection to prevent furniture, art, & floors from fading


Unique top treatments for a polished look


Cordless control options, including smart automation


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"Talented designers and great customer service! I love my Hunter Douglas shades purchased from Drapery Street. They make such an impact in my home and I couldn't be happier with the quality and design. Window treatments are overwhelming and the Drapery Street team made the process pain-free and easy."

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Alternatives to Vertical Blinds FAQs

What styles of vertical blind alternatives do you offer?

We offer many styles of vertical blind alternatives including drapes, sheers, shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, and panel-track blinds. Several of our shading options are available in vertical and horizontal applications.

You can view full-size display of all of our products in our showroom. Your dedicated Drapery Street designer will help you decide which styles are the best choice for your home.

Which types of windows are vertical blind alternatives best used on?

These styles can be used on nearly any type of window but are most commonly used on expansive windows and sliding glass doors.

What is the best vertical blind alternative for a sliding glass door?

Hunter Douglas, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Skyline® Panel-Track Blinds, Vertiglide Cellular Shades, vertical Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, and shutters with a bypass or bifold track system are some of our favorite products for sliding glass doors. Custom draperies are also a great option.

Your Drapery Street designer will help you decide which product is right for your home, taking into account your style, budget, and functional needs.

How much privacy & light control do your treatments provide?

Our window treatments come in a variety of opacities, from room-darkening to light-filtering. They provide adjustable light and privacy control.

Your Drapery Street designer will help you decide which products and fabrics will best meet your privacy and light control needs.

Which of your products can be motorized or automated?

All of our vertical blind alternative products can be motorized! This includes draperies, shutters, blinds, panel-track blinds, and shades (both vertical & horizontal).

We can integrate your treatments with your home automation system. Compatible systems include Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Crestron®, Logitech®, Lutron, Control4®, Elan®, IFTTT, URC®, RTI, and Savant®.

Visit our showroom to experience motorized window treatments in action. Our interactive, full-size displays allow you to operate many types of treatments, from shades to shutters, using PowerView motorization.

Can I mix & match vertical treatments with horizontal treatments?

Absolutely! All of our vertical treatments have coordinating or complementary horizontal window coverings.

Your Drapery Street designer can help you choose complementary vertical and horizontal treatments for a cohesive look throughout your room or your entire home. We love mixing and matching treatments to achieve a more unique and functional house!

What is the Vertiglide™ System?

The Vertiglide™ System is available on our Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb Shades. It is a child-safe, cordless operating system that allows you to open and shut your cellular shades from side-to-side. It is an ideal choice for sliding glass doors or can be used as a room divider.

The Vertiglide™ System is available with manual operation or with PowerView Automation. For your convenience, the Vertiglide system features Dual Operation which allows you to activate the shade with any PowerView control device such as the remote or app, or simply operate the shade manually by hand. This convenient feature is ideal for lost remotes, entering the home from outside and for guests without knowledge that the shade is motorized. Please note that PowerView Automation is not available with Applause Honeycomb Shades.

What is the Bypass Track system?

The Bypass Track system is an operating system available on all three of our interior shutter products. This system lets your shutter panels slide past each other without interruption, opening in the same direction of your patio door for ease of use.

What is the Bifold Track system?

The Bifold Track system is an operating system available on all three of our interior shutter products. Shutter panels are hinged together and connected to a top track, which supports the panels and guides their folding movements, allowing you to open them wide and enjoy unobstructed views. This system is a great option for large windows and sliding glass doors.

What is the Duolite® system?

The Duolite® system allows you to enjoy room-darkening and light-filtering capabilities with one treatment. It features two shades on a single roller—a sheer or light-filtering front shade and an opaque or room-darkening back shade.

If you want complete control over your light and privacy, consider the Duolite® system. It is available on several of our vertical blind alternatives including our cellular shades, Roman shades, and roller shades.

Learn more about our dual shades here.

Do you offer traditional vertical blinds?

We offer three Hunter Douglas vertical blind products:

Cadence® Vertical Blinds are elegantly styled vertical blinds that mimic plush drapery folds.

Somner® Vertical Blinds are available in vinyl, fabric, and aluminum styles in many colors and finishes.

Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds have a minimalist design, simplified textures, and a neutral color palette so art and furniture can take center stage in a room.

You can view each of these styles in our showroom.

Do you offer a warranty?

We stand behind our products and offer a Love It Guarantee, Limited Lifetime Warranty, and Hunter Douglas Right Choice Promise, which provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality products and expert design services… all to bring our customers the best possible experience. Know that we’re here for you every step of the way. If you encounter a problem with your products or installation, let us know. We’ll do our best to make it right!

Learn more about our warranties here.

What is the Drapery Street Love It Guarantee?

Our professional designers work with you to find the right window fashions for your style and needs. This collaboration results in window coverings that you love. We understand there are a lot of choices in products and colors. If you don't love the choice you have made, contact your designer within 30 days of installation, so we can work with you until you are satisfied. Replacement products will be charged at 50% off or through the Hunter Douglas Right Choice Promise.

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Want a darker room for better sleep or optimal movie-binging? 😴🎬️⁠
Our room-darkening window treatments are available in a variety of styles & are unparalleled in their performance.⁠
Click the "Room-Darkening" link in our bio to learn more!
👋🏻 Meet Jody, Drapery Street's design coordinator!⁠
From sewing a tailored Vogue suit in high school to fabricating window treatments for two Extreme Home Makeover projects, Jody has accomplished amazing things with what started as a basic skill she learned in 4-H over 50 years ago. Jody was also the past president of the Indianapolis Window Covering Association of America. She is an asset to our team, helping the designers translate their visions into their customer’s expectations.⁠
Here's what one of our clients, Brenda, has to say about working with Jody: "My house now feels more like home! Could not be more pleased with the look, quality, and value of my stationary panels. Fabric feels and looks very substantial. Hardware also perfect. Kudos to Jody... and everyone at Drapery Street!"⁠
Visit our site to learn more about Jody and meet the rest of our incredible team (link in bio).
What you want - we’ve got, & it’s not too hard to handle! 😎 🕯 😉 

Looking for something that can filter the light, offer privacy, bring texture & warmth to your space...& all you have to do is press a button?! 

Look no further 🙌 Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Woods from Drapery Street can do ALL of the things! Tap the link in our bio to learn even more about this DS favorite🤎
Have you heard about the Pirouette from Hunter Douglas?! This Drapery Street favorite does ALL of the things! 🤯 

🪄 Lower the shade for total privacy 🤩 Operable vanes for light control & UV protection 💥 Raise the shade up for a completely unobstructed view! 🎯 Compatible with your Home Automation system ❕Remote control, app, voice command, corded, whatever you want! 

Tap the link in our bio to learn more! 
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2023 Interior Design Trend: Color, Color, Color ⁠
From shades of green to soft reds to warm yellows, color is making a comeback! White kitchens and muted living spaces had their moment but now color is returning to our homes in a big way. ⁠
Planning to turn up the color in your space this year? One easy way to do so is with draperies or fabric Roman shades. Choose a colorful solid or patterned fabric — either will liven up a space. Add a bright fringe or vibrant trim to the treatment for an even bolder look. ⁠
See more 2023 trends ➡️ link in bio!
The Man Cave inspiration you didn’t know you were missing! 🖤 We love how these Black Screen Shades compliment the vibe of this space! 😎

Ready to make this look your own? Hey Siri, call Drapery Street to schedule my design consultation! Now booking for February 💌

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A little bright ☀️& fun 🌈 inspiration on this snowy day! 

🌷 What projects do you have planned for spring? Custom draperies - motorized shades - outdoor screens & shades - whatever you need...we can help! Full service from concept to install 💞 Tap the link in our bio to get started!
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