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Custom Blinds, Shades & Drapery

Stoneside Blinds & Shades - Chicago - Custom window blinds and shades for the Chicago, Illinois area
Stoneside has served homes and businesses in the Chicago area since 2010, and we have a portfolio full of stunning designs to inspire your new look. Whether you’re looking for smart-home connected roller shades for your loft in the West Loop or transparent solar shades to expand the view in your lakeview condo in Old Town, we’ll come to you to design and install window treatments that will truly transform the feel of your space.
To get started, call 773.273.6856 or Live Chat to schedule a free virtual design consultation from the comfort of your home with our Chicago Design Team.


Looking for a versatile window covering with a classic, simple styling? Window blinds are a great place to start. With the ability to raise them to take in a view or keep them lowered and adjust the angle of the slats to manage light and privacy, custom blinds can suit a wide range of needs.

Slats are typically arranged horizontally, but there's also a vertical option for large windows and patio doors. Material options include wood and faux wood. Both are easy to clean and built to last.

  • Wood: Natural beauty makes this the perfect accompaniment to Illinois' outdoorsy vibe.
  • Faux Wood: Many colors available, fire retardant rating, and affordability make these a great choice for many people.

Blinds are also available in a vertical configuration that's excellent for large windows or patio doors. And you can even add motorization to most configurations of blinds and shades to raise, lower, and tilt the slats remotely or on an automated schedule.


Although window shades are all operated by raising and lowering a single piece of material, there are several types available that will each drastically alter the light, privacy, and insulating properties of your home.
  • Cellular Shades: If you're looking to keep your home warm in the cold winters and cool in the summer, cellular shades should be your first choice. Made from sheets of pleated fabric that form a series of honeycomb-shaped air pockets, these custom shades are among the most energy-efficient window treatments available.
  • Roller Shades: Light management and simplicity are the name of the game with roller shades. They're available in a range of opacities that let light in or block it out completely, and there are an enormous number of designs to choose from.
  • Solar Shades: Solar shades specialize in managing the amount of sunlight you let in. And depending on the openness you select, they'll even retain your view of the outdoors. They also diffuse the light coming in and block UV rays.
  • Roman Shades: Roman shades tend to be more opaque than other shades and are great when privacy is paramount. Made from fabric, these window treatments have an inviting luxuriousness unlike any other.
  • Zebra Shades: Want shades that make a statement? Zebra shades have an unmistakable look that's contemporary, cutting-edge, and cool. Their dual-layer design is also great at managing light and privacy.


From multi-flat greystones to bungalows, Illinois is known for its beautiful residential architecture. What better way to complement your home's design, be it classic or modern, than with custom drapery? With over 300 fabric designs available and a near-endless number of pairings with other window treatments, you’re certain to find a style you love.

Drapes are also great for insulating windows and keeping light pollution and curious eyes away. Paired with roller or solar shades, you can let light in during the day while also blacking out the room anytime you desire.

Our Chicago Design Team

Stoneside Installation Specialist Ryan Mrockowski
Installation Specialist
Ryan Mrockowski
Ryan has a degree in General Arts from Harper College and has worked in the residential installation business for over five years. His favorite part of...
Ryan has a degree in General Arts from Harper College and has worked in the residential installation business for over five years. His favorite part of working with Stoneside is meeting different people every day and then seeing their reactions to the transformation that happens after he installs their new window treatments. An expert at dealing with tricky installation challenges, Ryan firmly believes that where there is a will, there is a way. Ryan was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His favorite thing about the city (besides the Bears) is its beautiful skyline.
Stoneside Design Consultant Jason Walker
Design Consultant
Jason Walker
With over 20 years of experience and a design degree from East Tennessee State University, Jason has a wealth of knowledge! Having traveled the world and...
With over 20 years of experience and a design degree from East Tennessee State University, Jason has a wealth of knowledge! Having traveled the world and lived in many different places, he brings a unique outlook to the design process. He feels that window treatments are “the icing on the cake” for finishing any home or office and enjoys making his clients happy with the impact of his work. When Jason Is not helping make design dreams a reality in Chicago, he enjoys entertaining friends and traveling to his other favorite city: Paris, France.
Stoneside Design Consultant Antwan Dennis
Design Consultant
Antwan Dennis
A graduate of the American Institute of Interior Design with well over a decade of design and product knowledge, Antwan is an expert in helping his clients...
A graduate of the American Institute of Interior Design with well over a decade of design and product knowledge, Antwan is an expert in helping his clients find exactly what they need for their space. His favorite part of working in his clients' homes is creating spaces that can be uniquely their own and encouraging them to mix rather than match. When he isn't helping transform Chicago homes, he enjoys watching the Cubs play, enjoying the Lakeview night life, and taking advantage of his close proximity to Lake Michigan!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are custom window treatments preferred over mass-produced treatments?

Custom coverings can reflect your unique style. Not all homes look the same, so window treatments shouldn’t either. By their nature, mass-produced products tend to come in a limited number of styles and sizes. On the other hand, custom treatments can be crafted with your personal aesthetic and sizing nuances of your windows in mind. Further, mass-produced window treatment options are far more likely to show signs of wear and tear after you buy them. Individual slats are fragile and may break or become warped from exposure to sunlight and gravity; fabrics may fade or buckle.

What are the advantages of working with a local window treatment company?

Since we are in your neighborhood, we know what makes your home unique and how to create the perfect solution to transform your space. Our design consultants can come to your home or office to get a feel for how you interact with your space, ensuring that we have a complete understanding of how you want to feel in the room before creating a design plan. Further, our professional installation specialists are able to collect final measurements to ensure everything is going to fit perfectly. Our installation specialists are available should you need assistance with your products, whether it’s reprogramming a motorized shade or simply if you have questions and would like a tutorial.

How does Stoneside’s five-star design process work?

Our five-star design process ensures you have fun discovering a custom solution to meet your needs! It all starts off with a free in-home consultation with one of our design consultants to help you explore the possibilities. Your design consultant will ask about what you’re hoping to accomplish, your needs, your budget, your sense of style, and the vision you have for your home or office. We will share photos, narrow down the options, and look at swatches of our materials to help create an amazing look for your home. Once your order is entered, we’ll schedule one of our skilled professional installers to come to your home and perform a final measure. We precision cut every material to spec, so your window treatments fit perfectly. Our skilled technicians carefully assemble, test, and inspect each shade to make sure we meet or exceed your expectations. Finally, on your installation date, one of our installation specialists will arrive on time to install your products, explain each step of the process, and answer any questions.

What window treatments are popular?

Simple, sleek roller shades are one of our most popular products. They roll up into a compact position when not in use and come in a vast array of colors and patterns. Soft treatments are growing in popularity, including Roman shades and drapery. Roman shades are also very popular for their warmth and variety of textures and patterns. Roman shades combine the idea of a roller shade and drapery, folding into a compact stack when not in use while still creating that lush appearance. Custom drapery can create the illusion of taller ceilings and add an elegant, dramatic effect.

How do I choose which window treatments are right for me?

We know how overwhelming the options can be – from product choice to designer accents. We have developed our five-star design experience to help you create the perfect solution to transform your home. Our trained design consultants and professional installers are here to take care of everything from design to installation.

Featured Local Projects

Drapery - Chicago Area - Glencoe, IL - Well Known Flax - Living Room
Luxe Drapery Enhances This Home
The Stoneside team helped this client transform their home in a major way by replacing ubiquitous wood blinds with a variety of roman shades, custom drapery, and transitional shades that brought this beautiful Glencoe home into another dimension of style and functionality.
Featured Product and Material:
Well Known Flax

Stoneside Chicago

Communities served by our Chicago Design Team

Arlington Heights
Blue Island
Carol Stream
Chicago Ridge
Country Club Hills
Crest Hill
Des Plaines
Downers Grove
Evergreen Park
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Hoffman Estates
Homer Glen
La Grange
La Grange Park
Melrose Park
New Lenox
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Oak Park
Olympia Fields
Orland Park
Palos Heights
Palos Hills
Palos Park
Saint Charles
South Holland
Summit Argo
Tinley Park
Willow Springs

Stoneside Chicago Local Office

Stoneside Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois

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