As people grow older, they experience more physical challenges that cause them to make adjustments to their lifestyle. Whether it is moving to a one-story home without stairs, moving into an assisted living arrangement or simply taking shorter walks, it can be hard for an individual to accept that their body and abilities are changing. 

By choosing easy-to-use home appliances, it’ll make daily tasks simpler and less time-consuming. At ABC Blind & Drapery, it is our goal to work with every client to ensure that they are happy with their custom window treatment. If you are looking to make changes in your home to accommodate yourself or an older family member, here is our recommended list of window treatments that are easy-to-operate, lightweight and stylish.

cellular shades

Our first choice of window treatment for seniors is our cellular shades. We believe this window treatment is one of the best options for someone who is looking for a simple to use yet stylish design. We use and recommend, the 3/8″ double cell because it is the most energy efficient shade on the market. On top of offering thermal protection, motorization can be added for ease of operation. Our cellular shades can be light-filtering or room-darkening allowing for privacy control and they are also one of our best lightweight window treatment options!  

roller shades

Next up, we recommend roller shades. Our roller shades can be cordless or motorized and offer your home a sleek and dependable option for a window treatment. Not only that, but they come in an almost unlimited combination of decorative options that allow you to personalize your shades to reflect your unique style. If you live in a hot climate and are looking to protect your home against the heat, motorized roller shades are a great choice, because you can schedule them to close during the hottest hours of the day.

roman shades

If you are looking for a more traditional window treatment for your home, roman shades are an excellent choice – combining the soft elegance of a drapery with the practicality of a roller shade. Similar to roller shades, roman shades can be cordless or motorized as well, allowing for ease of operation. Our roman shades are great both day and night. When lowered, they transmit a soft glow from the outside light while ensuring privacy inside. When raised they disappear behind a fabric coordinated valance for an unobstructed view of the outdoors.

natural woven shades

While some people prefer the more traditional look of our roman shades, others find that they like the laid back, island vibe of our natural woven shades. We offer an endless array of natural colors and textures including tortoise, bamboo, grass cloths, matchstick, and ribcords just to name a few. Natural woven shades are lightweight, easy-to-use and are offered as a cordless or motorized operation!

solar screens

If your number one concern is energy efficiency, then solar screens are perfect for you. Our exterior mounted solar screens block harmful UV rays and can be coordinated with any exterior house color. Additionally, solar screens are lightweight and since the frames are attached to the exterior window frame, it allows for easy removal.


Last but not least, if you are an avid fan of wood window treatments, you can avoid cords all together by choosing shutters. Shutters can be made from hardwood or polycore material and use tilt rods, clearview or shutter straps, and latches for operation. Our interior shutters provide long-lasting protection from the sun, as well as an attractive and polished look to your home.

While we know change can be difficult, your window treatments don’t have to be. We hope after reading this, you’ve found a window treatment that matches your style as well as your needs. If you are looking to upgrade to an easy-to-use window treatment, we’d love if you’d contact us at ABC Blind & Drapery.