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Transitional Shades

Transitional shades, also known as zebra shades or banded shades, are similar to Venetian blinds and roller shades. They’re almost a hybrid of the two because they offer the light control of a blind and function like a roller shade.+


Zebra shades are known as being “transitional” because of their versatility. They look great in a contemporary home, a traditional home, and everything in between, which is due to the soft fabrics that are used. Transitional shades will provide you with a wide variety of different colors, textures and fabrics. You can also choose the type of room darkening or light filtering fabrics that you desire, which are customizable. If you feel like creating a conversation piece, you can even use geometric or swirling designs.

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What Are Transitional Shades?

Transitional shades give you the best of both worlds when it comes to a window treatment. They are dual-layered which creates the effect of a blind when opened and a shade when closed. They also function as a window shade while giving you the softening view of a sheer shade. Transitional shades are the type of window covering that softens natural lighting while providing you privacy.

  • Dare to be Bold
    Turn your windows into a piece of art with modern transitional shades. They can be created with curve-shaped vanes for a totally unique look. This choice will make your window covering a focal point of the room while offering light control.
  • Privacy and Beauty
    Transitional shades look beautiful while providing ultimate privacy. Transitional shades block UV rays to protect your furnishings and are available from light-filtering to total room-darkening to perfectly meet your needs.
  • Full Coverage
    If you are looking to cover your sliding door with a unique window covering, transitional shades might be a perfect fit. They will give you full coverage when closed, and when open, they hide away in the headrail giving you a full view to the outdoors.


These shades are also excellent at helping you protect your interior from the damaging effects of UV rays. When these shades are closed, they have the ability to block out nearly 99 percent of harmful UV rays. This can be helpful in a living from for example where you have furniture or flooring that needs protection from the harsh sun.


If you’re looking to add transitional shades into your home and have questions, our highly skilled experts at Accent Verticals are happy to assist. With many years of experience, we can help you choose the perfect banded shade for your unique space. Contact us today and we can show you all of our fabric and style options.


Banded shades have a combination of both solid and sheer fabrics that are combined in a single shade. By controlling the vanes, you can let light stream in through the sheer fabric or provide darkness by turning them to a closed position. This allows you to control your privacy and the amount of darkness in a room. In addition, you also have a choice of using room darkening fabrics if you plan on using these shades in a media room or bedroom. If you’d like to have an unobstructed view of the outside, you simply need to raise the shades into their cassette valance.

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  1. Semi-Sheer – Vanes gently filter the sunlight and disperse delicate light throughout the room when vanes are closed.
  2. Semi-Opaque – Provides light control and privacy wjiel still allowing a warm glow of natural light.
  3. Room Dimming – Allows for privacy and room darkening without total blackout
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I was recommended to Accent Verticals from the company who replaced our windows and we couldn’t be happier. From the excellent help showing us the many blinds they offer, to the super quick install and very competitive pricing, it couldn’t have gone smoother. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for blinds.
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