Buying your first set of really nice window treatments is a real “adult” moment. And most people aren’t even sure where to start or what to think about. We’re here to set the record straight and help you learn how to buy blinds, shades, and curtains in Portland.
Believe it or not, the process can be FUN — especially when you make a visit to our showroom where you can see, feel, and experience what high quality window treatments are all about.
1. Find inspiration online
There are so many options for window coverings available today. Blinds, shades, and curtains come in hundreds of styles, colors, and fabrics. The possibilities are nearly limitless. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, start with a bit of online research. Make notes of which type of window treatments and features appeal to you.
A few of our favorite resources include:
2. Think about your needs
You may be tempted to order blinds, shades, and curtains online — but think again. Before you rush to make a decision, take a bit of time to consider your needs and the needs of your family. Everyone’s different and every home is unique.
Smart-home automation systems
Window treatments that integrate with Google Home, Alexa, Apple Home Kit or Siri, and other home automation systems are truly revolutionary. Adjust the amount of light entering your home with the flip of a switch or by tapping on an app. Set a romantic mood or lower the lights for family movie night without getting off the couch.
There are so many really amazing homes in the Portland area. Big windows with sweeping views of the valley and airy high ceilings are just a few of the features we see in some of our favorite Portland properties. Unfortunately, off-the-rack window treatments just aren’t a good choice for rooms with arched windows, high-ceilings, extra-tall windows, or other one-of-a-kind windows.
At Portland Window Coverings, all of our window treatments are 100% custom made to fit any window, no matter the size, shape, or location. You just don’t get that with off-the-rack mail-order blinds, shades, and curtains.
Kids & pets
Safety-first. Window treatments from Hunter Douglas offer 100% child-safe options. If you’ve got little ones in the house or furry little friends, think carefully about the window treatments you purchase. When you visit the Portland Window Coverings showroom in Tigard, we’ll show you a variety of child-safe options, including window coverings with:
- Cordless and motorized systems
- Retractable lift cords
- Cord tensioners
- Wand controls
3. See for yourself — visit our local showroom
Online research can only take you so far, however.
To really understand how blinds, shades, and curtains can transform your home, you have to see them in action. That’s why our showroom is full of blinds and shades set up to show how they look and function. You’ll get to:
- Touch and feel a variety of fabrics and materials
- See how light diffuses through (and is blocked by) different window treatments
- Try different pull-cord and wand options to see what is most comfortable and easiest for you to use
At our showroom, you’ll find a HUGE selection of great window coverings
Applause® with Vertiglide™
Hunter Douglas custom blinds are durable and beautiful, offering a modern solution for covering your windows.
- Blinds that integrate with home automation systems
- Vertical and horizontal blinds
- Hundreds of colors, materials, and styles to choose from
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
Manage privacy and diffuse light with our range of custom shades. Our shades strike the perfect balance of bold, modern colors and classic, timeless style.
- Cellular, Roman, pleated, and roller shades
- Energy-efficient designs
- Easy open shades with smooth, quiet performance
Parkland® Wood Cornices
Our curtains are made right here in Portland and add a finishing touch to your carefully-designed window treatments.
- Custom draperies, panels, valances, and cornice boards
- Luxury fabrics and colors
- Curtains and drapes to enhance your home’s view
Ask for a demo of voice controlled shades and blinds.
“Alexa, close the blinds.”
When you visit our showroom, make sure you ask for a demo of our smart-home compatible window coverings. We have blinds and shades that work seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
You can raise, lower, open, close, and adjust your blinds with just the sound of your voice. You can even adjust them when you’re not at home or create timers to open and close your window coverings at certain times of the day or night.
Once you’ve seen them in action, you’ll want to see them in your home.
And don’t forget about our child-safe and fully-automated power blinds. Even if you haven’t invested in a smart home system yet, motorized blinds offer easy 1-touch adjustments even for the hardest to reach windows.
We won’t lie, we love talking about window coverings. When you visit our showroom, we’ll answer any and every question you have. We think of ourselves as Portland’s #1 blind, shade, and curtain experts and that’s something we take a lot of pride in. Need a little inspiration? Check out these common questions we hear frequently:
- What will look good in my home?
- Do I need blinds, shades or curtains — and what’s the difference?
- What’s the most durable option for a house full of kids and pets?
- How do I clean blinds, shades, and curtains?
- How long does it take to get my window treatments after I order them?
- What blinds are best for our new home theater or our new baby’s room?
- Are there any new window coverings you really love — and what are the benefits?
Come see us soon
Address: 12160 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
Hours: 10AM-6PM every day.
Phone: (503) 783-1838
Our showroom has a convenient location right on SW Scholls Ferry Road and there’s plenty of parking. We’re open 7 days a week, 10AM – 6PM. No appointment needed, just pop in and let our experts show you around. Even if you’re not in the market for new window coverings right now, you might see something that catches your eye. We’re always available to help and can answer any questions you have.