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How Sunset Shades Can Enhance Your Home

Are you looking for shades that expertly balance privacy, light control, and UV protection? If so, sunset shades are the choice for you. 

In this article, we will be reviewing how sunset shades can enhance your home. To do so, we will start by explaining what sunset shades are, how you can incorporate them into your home, and why you should purchase them. 

Click on each corresponding link to jump ahead: 

  1. What Are Sunset Shades?
  2. How to Incorporate Sunset Shades Into Your Home 
  3. Why Purchase Sunset Shades?
If you have any questions regarding sunset shades or any other window treatment, contact Graham’s & Son Interiors. Also, check out our latest blog “Household Glass Maintenance: Tips and Tricks“. 

Sunset Shades

Sunset shades make a beautiful addition to any room!

1. What Are Sunset Shades?

Sunset shades as window treatments refer to a type of window covering that is designed to offer a balance between privacy, light control, and UV protection while maintaining a warm and visually appealing ambiance reminiscent of the colours seen during sunset.

Sunset shades can come in various styles, such as:

  • Roller shades
  • Cellular shades
  • Sheer fabrics

They may even be available in different colours that mimic the warm and rich hues of a sunset, such as shades of red, orange, pink, and purple. The goal is to provide both functional sun protection and an aesthetic that complements the feelings of a sunset.

At Graham’s and Son, we offer Maxxmar Perfect SunSet Shades. These innovative shades offer ultimate in-light control combining two shades in one sleek operating system.

Watch the video below to learn more:

Sunset shades can even be customized to fit specialized windows.

Product features include:

  • Available in 4 styles including the innovative Tango Fabric combining both sheer and solid fabric in the same horizontal louver
  • Choice of either 2”, 21/2” or 3” louvre size
  • Sleek coordinated fabric-wrapped cassette at NO CHARGE (see sample book for cassette coordination chart)
  • Block out harmful UV rays
  • Energy-efficient design
  • Easy to use operating system, quietly allows the shade to be lifted and positioned at any desired level, even on wide-width shades
  • Built-in Child Safety Measures
  • Choice of a spring-loaded wall mount, ceiling mount and side mount brackets
  • Motorization available
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Click here to discover more details about Maxxmar shades. 

2. How to Incorporate Sunset Shades Into Your Home

Sunset shades are often made from materials that allow diffused light to enter the room while reducing glare and harmful UV rays. They are designed to provide a softer and warmer illumination compared to traditional blinds or shades.

These window treatments are particularly popular for rooms where you want to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere while still enjoying natural light, such as:


Bedrooms can benefit from sunset shades because they offer a balance between privacy and natural light.

The soft illumination provided by these shades can help create a soothing environment, making them particularly suitable for bedrooms where you want to establish a calming atmosphere for rest and sleep.

Living Rooms:

Sunset shades can create a warm and cozy atmosphere in the living room, making it a comfortable space for relaxation and socializing.

They allow diffused light to enter, reducing glare on screens and surfaces while maintaining a pleasant ambiance. The colours associated with sunset shades can add a touch of visual interest to the room.

Dining Rooms:

Sunset shades can enhance the dining experience by providing a gentle, flattering light that complements meals and gatherings. They can reduce direct sunlight and glare, allowing diners to comfortably enjoy their meals without harsh lighting.

Home Offices:

For a home office, sunset shades can help regulate light and reduce glare on computer screens and work surfacesThe warm tones can also contribute to a comfortable and productive work environment.

After all, the last thing you want while working from home is a glare on your computer screen. 

Art Studios or Craft Rooms:

For rooms where creativity and artistry are the focus, sunset shades can provide the right amount of natural light while minimizing glare and protecting artwork or crafting materials from UV damage.

Ultimately, the choice of using sunset shades depends on the desired atmosphere and functionality of each room. The warm and diffused light they offer can enhance various living spaces, creating inviting and comfortable environments for all sorts of activities.

Nurseries or Children’s Rooms

Sunset shades can create a soothing and calming environment in nurseries and children’s rooms. The warm colours and soft light can contribute to a peaceful atmosphere that is conducive to nap time and sleep.

Sunrooms or Enclosed Porches:

If you have a sunroom or an enclosed porch, sunset shades can be particularly beneficial.

They allow you to enjoy the natural beauty and warmth of the sun without the discomfort of excessive heat and glare. These shades can help control the amount of sunlight entering the space and protect it from UV rays.


outdoor shades

3. Why Purchase Sunset Shades?

There are several key reasons why you should purchase sunset shades:

Enhanced Aesthetics:

Sunset shades bring a warm and inviting aesthetic to your rooms. Their soft, diffused light and warm colours contribute to a cozy and visually appealing atmosphere that complements your decor.

Privacy Without Compromise:

These shades offer daytime privacy by obstructing the view from the outside while preserving your ability to enjoy sunlight. Consider combining them with other window treatments for nighttime privacy.

UV Protection and Light Control:

Investing in sunset shades provides effective UV protection, shielding your interior from harmful sun rays while still allowing in pleasing natural light. This helps safeguard your furniture, flooring, and decor from fading and deterioration. 

You can also adjust them to achieve the perfect balance between natural illumination and glare reduction, enhancing comfort and visibility.

As you can see, you have a sunset shade paired with a blackout shade allowing you to fully control the amount of light.

Energy Efficiency:

By limiting direct sunlight, sunset shades contribute to energy efficiency. They help regulate indoor temperatures, reducing the need for excessive cooling during warmer months and potentially lowering your energy bills.

Versatility and Customization:

Sunset shades come in various styles, colours, and materials, offering customization to suit your preferences. You can choose options that align perfectly with your room’s decor and your desired ambiance.

Ideal for Specific Rooms:

As mentioned, these shades are particularly beneficial for rooms like living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, and sunrooms. Their ability to create a cozy and comfortable environment enhances the experience in these spaces.

Professional Expertise:

Opting for sunset shades often involves professional installation. This ensures that the shades are properly fitted and operate smoothly, enhancing their functionality and appearance.

By purchasing sunset shades, you are not only adding a stylish and visually appealing element to your rooms but also ensuring better light control, privacy, UV protection, and energy efficiency. They offer a versatile solution that enhances the overall comfort and aesthetics of your living space.

Graham's & Son Interiors - The Sunset Shades Experts


If you would like to replace your old window treatments with new sunset shades or other window treatments like California shutters, contact the professionals at Graham’s & Son.

With almost 50 years of experience in the home interior industry, you’ll appreciate our knowledge of quality products and the customer service you receive when you have your window treatment installed by Graham’s. We provide Free In-Home Consultations and take care of the Measurements, Product Ordering, and Installation. Contact us today to select the window treatments that suit your style and budget.

We are locally owned and operated and we can provide you with gorgeous and practical window treatments for any room in your home. We will give you expert advice, quality, custom-made products, and top-notch customer service.

"We purchased roller shades from Graham’s & Son. Measurements were done in home, very professional and knowledgeable on product offerings. Prices were comparable, we had shopped around. Blinds were delivered directly to our home and were very easy to install."
Theresa, K.