Motorized shades offer convenience, security, and style to your home, all controlled at the touch of a button, app, or voice control. Especially in modern homes with large windows, motorized shades are key to saving energy, time, and effort.

With motorized shades, you can automate the opening and closing of all the shades and drapery in your home, saving you from having to reach high-up windows, leaving dangling cords around (a danger for children and pets), or getting up from your coziest chair when the sun gets in your eyes. Not only do the window treatments in your space need to match the design, the light that they let in at different times of day can enhance or tarnish the feel of any room. Thanks to Lutron, motorized window treatments are available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and materials to complement the decor of any home.

motorized shades options from Lutron

Convenience & comfort

We’ve all been in a room that is just unbearably bright in the morning or too dark in the afternoon, but manually opening and closing drapery all day can be a hassle, especially in larger homes. Smart window treatments put flexible control at your fingertips, allowing you to open or close your shades or blinds at the touch of a button.

Health & wellness

Humans have evolved alongside the sun for thousands of years, waking up at sunrise and going to sleep at sunset. With window treatment scene controls, you can automate the opening and closing on your shades or blinds throughout the day to synchronize with natural sunlight. Have a room that gets a bit too much sun in the afternoon? You can set your shades to close during those hours automatically.

Longevity & quality

By working directly with you from design, to implementation, and beyond we ensure that only the most proven solutions are brought into your home. Every piece of technology brought to your new home has been meticulously reviewed and studied by our automation experts so your smart home stands the test of time and works the way you want it to without issue.

The benefits of smart shades/blinds

Synchronizing with other devices

Smart shades and blinds easily connect to other smart home devices like entry systems and lighting to work in harmony. That means when your lights go on at the end of the day, your shades can lower at the same time. 

For hard-to-reach windows

Whether the drapery is too large to open and close safely by yourself or the window is just out of reach in your home, motorized shades make it easier and safer to raise and lower your shades or blinds.

Increases energy efficiency

Keeping your blinds lowered during the day can help conserve energy and insulate your home. By setting your blinds on a schedule to raise and lower at specific times of the day, you can ensure that your blinds are always insulating your home when you’re away.

Lutron palladiom shades

With hand-crafted hardware available in a variety of premium finishes, and whisper-quiet operation, it’s no wonder these are a firm favorite with our clients. Lutron Palladiom shades come in wired and wireless solutions, a great choice whether you are doing a ground-up project, major renovation, or adding to a fully finished home.

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Fit for any window.

Motorized shades, blinds, and drapery are available not just in any fabric or color, but are custom-cut to fit any window your home has. From hard-to-reach bathroom windows to massive bay windows, motorized shades will fit your home perfectly. Check out these videos to see how it works.

Mounting options


Lutron shades have the option of beautifully hand finished brackets in a variety of premium metal finishes, so leaving them exposed is often chosen even when a hidden option is available. Matching bottom bar finishes off the look and blends seamlessly with any architectural style.


Lutron offers a variety of fascia options to conceal the roller blind mechanism. You can choose to have these covered in matching fabric, or premium metals among other options. Depending on your mounting options and interior style, this is also a popular option.

Hidden shade pocket

This last option is only available if you are doing a ground-up project or major renovation. Hidden shade pockets can be built into the window frame, ceiling or molding of your room. This ultra-premium option allows for the illusion of your shade appearing from nowhere, and when up it is completely hidden from view. This is a very popular option for ultra-modern homes.

Fabrics and styles

Motorized shades are more than just a shade you control with a button. With Lutron almost any window treatment can be motorized. Blinds, shades, drapery, and many other types of window treatments are designed to fit your lifestyle as well as the style of your home. There are a number of fabrics, colors, and styles to choose from, guaranteeing that you’ll find something that fits your home’s unique style. These fabrics can be specified in varying degrees of opacity, from sheer to total blackout.

Lutron fabric options

Motorized shades FAQs

  • How are motorized shades powered?

    There are two main ways motorized shades are powered; via battery or through a wired connection. If you’re adding motorized shades to an existing home where you don’t have the luxury of wiring along the windows, battery-powered is a great solution. The batteries usually last 3-5 years, depending on use, and are easily replaced. If you’re designing your home and have the luxury of prewiring, wired shades are a great option, as you never have to worry about batteries failing when you’re not around. 

  • Can motorized shades be connected to my Alexa or system?

    The motorized shades we work with connect to just about any third-party smart home system available, whether that’s a simple voice control like an Alexa or unit, or a full home smart system. The great thing about the integration is how you can pair your shades with your lighting, so both work in harmony together. 

  • How loud are motorized shades/blinds?

    For a while, noise was definitely the biggest drawback for motorized window treatments. Even today, most DIY solutions have a distinct motorized sound or clicking noise when they’re in action. With Lutron shades though, the noise is always kept under 44 dBA (decibels) for honeycomb and wood blinds, and under 38 dBA for roller shades. That’s quieter than most refrigerators, and from 3 feet away, you shouldn’t hear much of anything.

  • Are motorized shades hard to install?

    While most DIY solutions for shades can be installed by someone handy with tools, they’re best left in the hands of the professionals. This is especially true for Lutron shades and blinds. Only dealers can get the programming software and set up automations for you. Additionally, Lutron will only honor warranties if a certified Lutron installer installed the shades. 

  • Are motorized shades energy efficient?

    Yes. Despite using power to raise and lower, they can make up for it with heating and cooling savings. Keeping your blinds lowered during the day can help conserve energy and insulate your home. By setting your blinds on a schedule to raise and lower at specific times of the day, you can ensure that your blinds are always insulating your home when you’re away.