There are two things that go out of style — anything black and anything white. Whether it’s a well-tailored pair of black slacks, a plain white tee shirt or an Oreo cookie, you can never go wrong with either color, or both.

So, along the same lines of reasoning, you can’t go wrong adorning your windows with black and white curtains. No matter what other fads come and go in the design world, no matter what you paint on the walls, stick on the floor or what pattern adorns your sofa, classic black and white curtains will never become passé.

And in general, curtains can prove to be functional as well as decorative. If you choose to dress your windows with black and white curtains, for example, you’ve chosen style and function, not one or the other. The white curtains can help filter light through while the black curtains can help you maintain privacy and control how much sun you want filtered in the room (and help block harmful UV rays).

Curtains in general also help reduce your heating and A/C bills by keeping the hot, sticky summer air at bay, and trapping indoors the cozy warm air during the cold winter months. You’ll save on your energy bills, and you’ll help save the planet, which is something that never goes out of style.

There are plenty of companies that make classic black and white curtains that are more traditional or that tend towards a more contemporary, sleek style. Either way, when you go black and white, you’ll never go wrong.




The Shade Store is the evolution and culmination of over 60 years experience in manufacturing high quality black and white curtains. See for yourself how “affordable” and “couture-quality” are no longer mutually exclusive by viewing the full line of affordable, handcrafted shades, blinds and drapery from The Shade Store. To order a free catalog and samples, visit or call 800-754-1455.

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