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Modern Alternatives To Vertical Blinds

Looking for a modern alternative to outdated, clunky, noisy vertical blinds?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.

Light Filtering

Light-Filtering

Room Darkening

Room-Darkening

Gain Privacy

Full Privacy

Fabric Options

Extensive Fabric Collection

Intuitive Technology

Smart Home Compatible

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Experience The Benefits Of Vertical Blind Alternatives From Drapery Street

  • Many styles to choose from including drapes, sheers, shades, shutters, & panel-track blinds
  • Smooth, quiet, & reliable operation with panels that won’t get stuck in doors
  • Hundreds of fabrics, textures, & colors to choose from
  • Adjustable light & privacy control
  • UV protection to prevent furniture, art, & floors from fading
  • Cordless control options including smart automation
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"I highly recommend visiting the showroom to meet with a designer. They listen and take note of your wants and needs for your home. They have a fabulous selection to gather ideas from! Installation is a breeze!...

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"From start to finish the whole process was a pleasure and all of my expectations were met from the initial design phase through the flawless installation. "

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"I had a great experience with Drapery Street. The designers and installers were all so kind and helpful. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect."

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"I had a wonderful experience with Drapery Street! Erika was so helpful with the design and choices. Oliver, who installed our drapes, was friendly, professional, and did quality work!"

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"We are so glad we chose Drapery Street for our window coverings. They helped us choose just the right coverage for our home. They went above and beyond to put the finishing touch on our new home."

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From Inspiration To Installation In 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Schedule A Design Consultation

Reach out and we will chat briefly with you to learn about your project & priorities, match you with the best designer for your project, and decide on the best location to meet.

Step 2: Meet With Your Designer

Meet with the designer you've been matched with to discuss your needs, style, & budget. During your design consultation, your designer will present solutions that will meet your goals.

Step 3: Final Selections & Measurements

Your designer will come to your home to confirm the final selections and take precise measurements.

Step 4: Professional Installation

Our certified installers will provide white-glove installation. If you chose automated treatments, we will help you integrate them with your home automation system. Your project is reviewed by our entire design & install teams to ensure a flawless finish.

Step 5: Enjoy With Confidence

We will check in with you at 90 days to ensure you're 100% satisfied. Should you encounter any issues, we back our products & services with a Love It Guarantee, a Right Choice Promise, & a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Alternatives To Vertical Blinds FAQs

What styles of vertical blind alternatives do you offer?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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?down arrow

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 showrooms.

Do you offer a warranty?down arrow

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 covered by the Hunter Douglas limited lifetime warranty?down arrow

Hunter Douglas offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty on which covers the following:

- Hunter Douglas window fashion products are covered for defects in materials, workmanship or failure to operate for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product (unless shorter periods are provided below).
- All internal mechanisms.
- Components and brackets.
- Repairs and/or replacements will be made with like or similar parts or products.
- Hunter Douglas motorization components are covered for 5 years from the date of purchase.

What is the Drapery Street Love It Guarantee?down arrow

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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Summer is somehow a week away 🤯

These clients will be relaxing by the lake without the bugs, without the sun glare, & in style with our custom outdoor shades 😎
It’s worth the work every time 🪄 

Forever obsessed with our dream client / dream home / dream team - @holliewdwrd @draperystreet @jfy.designs @doinglifewitherika @indianadesigncenter
…you don’t HAVE to put the same window treatments on every window in the home 🤯 

Would it shock you to know that we consider each space, as well as who is using that space, before we recommend specific coverings? 😮🐶🛌👶🎥

In this beautiful home we used a few types of manual shades, motorized draperies, motorized shades & outdoor screens 🪄 

What products would you put in your home!? Let’s chat through the options - 🔗 in bio!
Transforming beautiful fabrics into jaw-dropping draperies is our superpower 🦸‍♀️
Floor to ceiling, this loft is a 🐆 V I B E 😻
Sometimes it takes 2️⃣ 

Layering window treatments is a great way to add more functionality to your windows — allowing you to unlock more light control and privacy options. 

A sheer woven shade with drapes, for instance, provides both light-filtering and room-darkening options. 

Ready to find your perfection combination of treatments? Request a complimentary design consultation (link in bio).
Opacity is the amount of light that passes through a window treatment. More light = less privacy. Less light = more privacy. 

🚫 If opacity is overlooked, you could end up with bedrooms with not enough privacy and too much light to sleep well, or bathrooms & dining rooms with unnecessary light-blocking capabilities. 

💡 If you want to maintain privacy without blocking natural light there are workarounds like top-down bottom-up shades, layering together multiple treatments of various opacities, or the @hunterdouglas Duolite® system which combines light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics into a single shade. 

🫶 The best part about working with Drapery Street is that you don’t need to know all of the window treatment considerations because we do! 

🔗 Let us be your guide. Click the “book now” link in our bio & begin our stress-free design process.
Turning gorgeous fabrics into stunning window treatments. It’s what we do 💅
👀 Looking for fabulous fabric? You found it! 

✨ Bold colors, soft neutrals, unexpected patterns, fun trims… we have it all to create the bespoke draperies you’re dreaming up! 

Find @kristy_stafford, @fabricut, @stroheimfabrics, @s.harris.home, @vervainfabrics, and S O  M A N Y others in our 📍Carmel and 📍Fishers, Indiana showrooms.