Motorized Shades

Motorized Shades can provide relief as temperatures soar near the triple-digits, blocking heat and sunlight. A beautiful view like this one doesn’t need to be completely covered for light filtration. Our motorized shades come in four levels of opacity, from sheer to blackout.

Using a remote control or a phone app, motorized shades can be raised or lowered effortlessly. Traditional roller shades like this one are available in many widths, from 18″ to 120″ and lengths from 36″ to 219″, fitting nearly any window.

Light filtering shades and Blackout shades are available in many different fabric styles and colors.  You can review them in our Free in-home consultations.

Call today to get your free quote. Measuring is always free. You can reach us at (402) 778-5818, or stop by our showroom at 707 N. Frontier Road Papillion, NE.

Smart Allure

*Now through January 31, 2021 get next-tier pricing discount on your Allure® order with code ALLURE131.

Beautiful Allure® Transitional Shades look good in every part of your home. Whether you need privacy in your dressing room, or to filter light in your home office, the style and utility of these shades is hard to beat.

Allure’s vane panels slide past one another to control light, offering the maximum in flexibility of light control without bulkiness or clattering panels. Whether you want a lot of light or a little, you can completely customize the light level with these fabric shades.

Many colors and patterns are available. Classic and contemporary styles are offered to match any decorating style. A valance can also be added to create a polished look.

Safe and Smart

Allure® Transitional Shades are more than just beautiful window coverings. For those who are concerned about safety for children and pets, the Allure Accu-Rise Cordless System has earned Best for Kids Certification. There are no cords, so you can feel confident that a cord won’t be a danger or an attractive hazard for little hands. Ask us about all of the Best For Kids lifting options we offer.

Allure® Transitional Shades also work well in a Smart Home environment. We offer a range of motorization options to fit both your budget and your lifestyle. Allure’s Auto-Wand offers easy lift control with the push of a button and is battery operated. There’s even an EZ-Charge Remote Control that offers control at the push of a button from anywhere in the room. And, this remote control is rechargeable for long-lasting usage.

Marco Shutters also offers other options that allow for motorized control compatible with Alexa, or with an app on a smart device.

No matter what your window size, Marco Shutters has an Allure® Transitional Shade that will work in any room. Call us today for your free consultation and free quote: (402) 778-5818. Measuring is always free.


*Offer Details: Pay the price for the next lowest price tier. (If you choose Level 3, pay the Level 2 price.) Available only with code ALLURE131.

We Have A Motor For That


Beautiful, wide windows can expand your living space and bring the outdoors inside. Wonderful as they are, there are times when you want to cover them to control light, for privacy or energy savings.  These shades can be very heavy, though. The traditional cord and pulley system for raising and lowering shades for wide windows is so last-century!

Thankfully, modern, motorized shades for these special windows come to the rescue, easily lifting and lowering a shade, and opening and closing the louvers on specialty shades, such as Lafayette’s Allure®  Transitional Shades.  Motorized shades are a great option when there is more than one shade in the room. They also work well for those who don’t want to lift a finger! Remote operation allows you to raise and lower all of your shades easily at the same time. And, for hard-to-reach shades, shades for windows that are high on the wall,  or behind furniture, a motorized shade is hard to beat.

See Our Motorized Shades In Action!

Traditional wiring can power motorized shades. But there’s a better option – technology now takes ease even further with an option that has a special rechargeable battery that lasts for 500 cycles. For those who want to avoid the expense of having an electrician install power for each shade, this is the perfect choice.

Available for Allure® Transitional Shades, the battery for this motor is hidden inside, camouflaging its presence. Maintenance is easy. There’s no climbing up a ladder to pull out the old battery and replace it. Instead, you simply clip in a wire, plug into a nearby outlet for a couple of hours and you’re done.

We’ve talked about motor options. Now, let’s talk about the type of shades that can be motorized. The Lafayette Allure® Transitional Shades offered by Marco Shutters aren’t a sheer, and aren’t a blind. They are the best of both. Sheer fabric between the vanes makes them the definitive interior decorating element.

Traditional roller shades are available in many widths, from 18″ to 96″ and lengths from 36″ to 219″. Light filtering shades are available in eight shades, including White, Eggshell and Ebony. Blackout shades come in five shades, including Eggshell and Dark Gray. Screens – which are semi-sheer roller shades – are available in seven shades, which include Charcoal/Gray.

Whichever roller shade style you choose, we have a motor for that. Call today to get your free quote. Measuring is always free. You can reach us at (402) 778-5818, or stop by our showroom at 707 N. Frontier Road Papillion, NE.

Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our Gallery.

Get In The Loop With Safe Shades

Atelier Roller Shades offer many beautiful options for window coverings. Roller shades, with their clean lines, offer the perfect complement to any decor, whether your style is traditional or modern, or anything in between.  They are available in over 150 fabric choices, ranging from sheer to blackout. A roller shade can create the mood in any room. If you choose translucent fabrics, your choice of color can create a tinted accent to the room light at different times of day. Setting the tone of a room can take on new meaning!

Atelier Roller Shades have a twin pull option to raise and lower your shadeYou can get the twin pull system to easily raise and lower the shade. The twin pull is a very safe way to lift your Atelier Roller Shades. Using an endless loop chain, it operates by pulling on one side to raise the shade and pulling the opposing side to lower the shade.

Because it’s an endless loop, it does not have a long chain hanging down – the chain is the length of the window height. Especially for those with small children and pets, the threat of choking on the chain is eliminated.

The twin pull system is as reliable as other options for raising and lowering shades, and is more appealing to the eye.  It is the high-end option for raising and lowering a shade.

There are several colors of hardware (brackets, valance end caps and bottom rail end caps) for the twin pull system that harmonize with various fabrics. White, Almond, Bronze, Black, Slate Gray, Anodized Aluminum and Matte Gold are available.

Call Marco Shutters for your free quote: (402) 778-5818. Measuring is always free. Contact us today to start saving!

Lighten Up

After weeks of limited outside contact, our homes have become not only sanctuaries, but offices, gyms and school rooms. As we near the end of some of the Directed Health Measures, it’s time to lighten up.  Let us elevate your home decor with custom window coverings from Marco Shutters. Best of all, during the month of May, you may qualify for a special discount.

One popular way to lighten up is with painted wood indoor shutters like these, that allow light to come in while maintaining privacy. All Marco Shutters, whether stained or painted, have a hidden tilt rod that allows them to be effortlessly adjusted to control light.

Once you adjust the louvers to the perfect position, they stay in place without slipping or shifting. Because great style doesn’t just come in one size, Marco Shutters offers louvers in widths of 2.5”, 3.5” and 4.5”. They are nearly maintenance-free and come with a 20-year warranty.

We can also lighten up your decor with transitional shades. These classic window coverings come in neutral sheer fabric on each side of colored vanes. Opened vanes gently veil light. When fully closed, the vanes diffuse light. Options are available for complete privacy with blackout material. Available in several colors and fabric choices, there is an option for nearly any color scheme.

Real wood blinds and faux wood blinds are also available to accent your decor in style. Wood blinds come in a variety of paints and stains and wood species.  Slat widths are available in 1″, 2″ & 2 1/2″ sizes, as well as cordless options. Solid or decorative cotton tapes are offered. And, they have a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

As you can see, there are many ways to lighten up with our custom window coverings. But, why call us? Marco Shutters is a locally-owned business – not a franchise – and your continued support helps our local economy thrive! We’re committed to sourcing everything we use from local suppliers and from manufacturers in the United States. The support of those who’ve been our customers in the past is important to us, which is why we’re offering a 10% discount as a thank you to repeat customers now through May 31, 2020. Mention code LocalNow10 when you call us at (402) 778-5818.

View our Gallery for more uplifting inspiration!

Safety in Shades

Being home for an extended period of time can bring a new perspective. Instead of rushing through the living room, now you have an opportunity to really look at what’s there. The fresh new light of springtime can be beautiful. Or perhaps, you find the light a little strong and in need of filtering. Allure® Transitional Shades from Marco Shutters could be the perfect solution.

Patterned Shades Add Texture and InterestAllure® Transitional Shades provide the privacy of a window shade with the softened view of a sheer curtain. Available in more than 20 colors and patterns, you can have the look of a blind, or select a patterned design to add interest and texture to your decor.

Keeping Safety In Mind

If you’re concerned about the little ones at home and their safety, Allure® Transitional Shades from Marco Shutters also have a cordless option. There’s nothing to tangle with in this shade style. Easily raise or lower the shade with a gentle touch.

For larger windows or simply for the sake of convenience, motorized operation is also an option for Marco Shutters window shades.

Using a remote control, you can easily open and close the shades. But, if a remote is too old-school for you, Amazon Alexa or phone apps can also control your shades’ operation.

Fabric choices vary from sheer to complete light blocking. Beauty blends with privacy, allowing you to go from light filtering to total room darkening. Vanes come in various widths, and an impressive selection of fabric types offers many options to complement your decor and personal style.

Browse our Gallery or our Allure Shades pages to find inspiration. Then call us for a free quote: (402) 778-5818.

We are especially sensitive to the health of our customers and employees during this time. We’re following CDC Guidelines to ensure that you and your family are protected. Find out more here.

We’re thankful to our repeat customers who allow us to keep our team working during this time!

Photography on this page courtesy of Lafayette Interior Fashions.

The Convenience of Motorized Shades

The science fiction films of the last century promised many marvelous inventions. With the wave of a hand, you could do just about anything. While most of those inventions haven’t made it to market, motorized window shades are a 21st-Century reality. Using a remote control or a phone app, motorized shades can be raised or lowered with a pinky finger.

The lift cord is eliminated with a motorized window shade. For this reason, they are ideal for those who are concerned about child and pet safety. Windows that are difficult to reach and large windows are also perfect candidates for this option.

Media rooms and bathrooms are great locations for motorized shades, too. Adjusting light and privacy is nearly effortless.

Beyond that, programming your shades to raise and lower at different times of day can make it look like you’re home when you’re really on vacation. One Marco Shutters customer used this technique when visiting their second home in China.  From the outside, it looked like they had never left the country.

A rechargeable battery can power these shades, and they can also be hard-wired.

Call Marco Shutters today to find out how motorized shades can bring more easy living to  your home. Consultation and measuring are free, so why not call today: (402) 778-5818.

Find more inspiration in our Gallery.

Made in the Shade

When we say “roller shade” do you think of the cheap-looking vinyl type that tear easily and flap in the wind? If so, it’s time to enter the 21st century. Roller shades today come in a variety of light filtering options, from semi-sheer to blackout. Instead of vinyl, they come dressed up in fabric. For privacy and light filtration, there are many options that will enhance any decor

Our Timberblind Roller Express Shades are available in many widths, from 18″ to 96″ and lengths from 36″ to 219″. These modern shades have a cordless lift mechanism that allows for easy adjustment. Other options include motorized operation – easily controlled with your smart phone, or an endless chain that looks so much better than the flimsy cord of your grandma’s era.

Instead of seeing the unattractive roll at the top of the window, Roller Express Shades offer a smooth look at the top of the shade. For a more tailored look, the shade can be enhanced with a valance that coordinates with the fabric.

Light filtering shades are available in eight shades, including White, Eggshell and Ebony. Blackout shades come in  five shades, including Eggshell and Dark Gray. Screens – which are semi-sheer roller shades – are available in seven shades, which include and Charcoal/Gray.

Roller shades can add a sleek and modern feel to any room. Call Marco Shutters today at (402) 778-5818 for a free consultation. We offer free measuring, too.

Find out more about our options for blinds and shades. For more inspiration, visit our gallery to see what else we can do for you.

That Window Is Flirting With You

Did that window just wink at you? I think it did. Someone with motorized Allure Shades lowered their window shade – just a bit – to catch your attention.

And it worked, didn’t it?  Made you look! Window shades can be playful, sheer, geometric, and yes – even flirty. The Lafayette Allure® Transitional Shades offered by Marco Shutters aren’t just a sheer, and aren’t just a blind. They are the best of both. Sheer fabric between the vanes makes them the ultimate interior decorating element.

They’re available in many types of fabric, colors, patterns and solids. With this type of selection, these shades will complement any decorating style. There are also options for arched windows.


How do they work? The shades can be moved up and down like any other shade. The shade louvers can be adjusted to control the level of light. Simply lift the shade and it locks into place. Motorized options are also available. For a large window, this is essential, but motorized shades are convenient, too. These can even be controlled with Amazon’s Alexa.

Call Marco Shutters at  (402) 778-5818 to find out more. We offer free measuring and free consultation.


A Peek Behind the Shades

With today’s wide window styles, shades that cover a large of expanse of glass can be heavy. In the olden days, a cord and pulley system moved a shade up and down and controlled the light. Today, motorized shades come to the rescue, easily lifting and lowering a shade and opening and closing the louvers on nearly any size window. Read more