Shades were originally designed to do specific things; keep out the sunlight or give privacy. While they still perform the same function, the shades of today do much more! At, Shades of Beauty, our family has spent more than 30 years changing and perfecting the shades of yesteryear, moving into the 21st century and taking the traditional shade along with us.

Although modern day applications for shutters are for both the inside and the outside of windows, most people think of them as for the outside. What is particularly interesting about that is that they were originally designed to protect from the inside.

Here at, Shades of Beauty, in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, we believe in and have striven very hard to achieve the blending of quality, uniqueness and beauty in all the items we carry. Our blinds most certainly speak to that. The days of 1 or 2 color selections are gone. Nor, are you restricted to one type of blind. With mini or micro, vertical or wooden blinds, there are more choices than ever before.

Curtains can shield your home from the sun, enhance your décor, and even help you save on your heating and cooling bills. When buying curtains, it's important to measure your windows properly and consider what fabric best meets your needs.

Wood blinds offer a warm and inviting feel to any decor, thanks to their natural look. Richly stained or painted, wood blinds are the modern alternative to shutters. Lightweight and easy to install, wood blinds are perfect for larger windows. A decorative valance comes standard with each blind.

Mini Blinds are a contemporary classic designed in an endless selection of high shine and matte color finishes. Most brands offer the popular cordless lift option as well as routless light blocking design feature, built-in valances, and decorative tapes options on 2" slats only.

The, Shades of Beauty, family welcomes all visitors to freely browse through our website. However, we especially invite you to read and learn about our exclusive, patented, SHADE-O-BLIND. After so many years of going into our clients' homes and making lovely homes even lovelier, we realized the window treatments world needed a new product. And so was born, the SHADE-O-BLIND.

Roman shades have been around for centuries in many different forms. Today, these classic shades are available in different styles and with various options, but they all offer many of the same characteristics at the window. Roman shades are typically a fabric shade that can be raised and lowered with a pull cord. They are made in different ways, creating numerous different styles. A flat Roman shade offers a more contemporary look, while a teardrop or looped style takes a more traditional approach to the window treatment.

Roll-down shades (also called roller shades or roller blinds) fit inside the window casing next to the window sash and are available in a wide variety of fabrics and weaves. The least expensive and simplest are typically opaque and are usually installed to darken rooms and provide full privacy. Roller shades offer modest energy benefits by providing a small amount of insulation (less than fabric curtains), trapping air, and blocking sunlight.

The 180-degree rotating, vertical fabric vanes of the Luminette Collection put you in control of your natural light and privacy. Transform harsh exterior light by diffusing it with our sheer fabrics, spreading it evenly throughout your room, so you can maximize daylight hours and reduce your need for artificial light. Our beautiful sheer fabrics filter out brightness, glare, and UV rays—protecting your furniture and flooring from fading.

At Shades of Beauty, we know full well that all people do not have the same tastes, types of homes and even, budgets. As a result, we have come to realize over the years, that if we were going to truly serve our customers, we would have to be able to do custom work. To be able to bring reality to their desires, needs and visions.