How to Choose Smart Blinds 

Here at SmartWings we know that smart blinds are an investment for your home, and it‘s an important decision. With so many styles of smart blinds out there now, it can be overwhelming. Unlike regular cheap blinds, when you are purchasing smart blinds you are wanting something that will last a long time and be a permanent fixture in your home.

We have many options of styles and functions to choose from, and we want to make sure you are getting the perfect blinds for your home and family. It’s important to go into the process having an idea of what you want so you don’t get lost in the endless options the internet has to show you. So, let’s look at how to choose the right smart blinds for you. 

Know the Difference Between Motorized and Smart Blinds 

When you start your search for smart blinds on the internet you will be met with many options. It’s important to know that there is a difference between motorized and smart blinds. 

Motorized blinds are simply that. They are motorized, and work without a cord and can be controlled with a remote. While still a great piece of technology, smart blinds take it up a notch. Smart blinds not only can be controlled by a remote, but they can be connected to your smart home and controlled from anywhere at any time. This increase in functionality is what makes them so appealing and will increase your home value. Make sure you are paying attention to the type of blinds you are looking at when you begin your search. 

Know What Function You Want Smart Blinds to Perform

To start, you need to figure out what the purpose of your blinds is going to be. Are they strictly for style, or do they need to provide a function? There are many benefits to choosing smart blinds that can be achieved from choosing the correct smart blinds such as:

  • Increased energy efficiency 
  • UV ray protection
  • Increased safety with no cords
  • Ease of use 
  • Increase home security
  • Works with your current smart home setup

Knowing what you want your smart blinds to do can help you narrow down the decision. For example, if you work nights and sleep late during the day, perhaps your focus is blackout curtains that keep the daylight out. Purchasing smart blinds with a blackout function will help you to be able to sleep during daytime, and you can program the smart blinds to open when it is time for you to wake up, whenever that may be.

Another concern may be if you work all day and the sun is damaging your furniture. Your main focus may be blinds that will protect your possessions from UV rays while you are out and you can program them to do so. Whatever your needs, there are smart blinds for everyone.  

Create a Budget

Before you dive into endless options of smart blinds online, it’s important to create a budget. Smart blinds can add up quickly, so setting a budget will keep you on track and not go totally overboard. Creating a budget will also help you narrow down your search before you begin. 

Will They Work With Your Smart Home?

An important thing to consider before purchasing smart blinds is whether they will work with your current smart home system. Depending on the type of system you have, some smart blinds brands may need an additional plug in such as a bridge to connect to your hub. At Smart Wings, we are proud to offer smart blinds that work with your smart home system such as Apple HomeKit without a bridge, making the process as easy as possible. 

What Space Will They Be In?

The type of room you plan to install your smart blinds can also be a big factor in the decision making. For instance, you may want woven wood shades in the living room for style and function, and a blackout roller shade in the bedroom for no nonsense darkening. Again, it is all about preference and at SmartWings we have plenty of options to accommodate you.

Choose a Style 

One of the most important decisions you’ll make in your smart blinds quest is the style you want. Smart blinds come in many styles such as:

Roller shades are typically the most common style of smart blinds that are chosen, but that does not mean you have to choose them. It all depends on what you want out of your blinds as far as style and functionality. They are going to be in YOUR home and should look how you want them to. 


To sum it up, choosing smart blinds can be an overwhelming process. Going into it with a budget, knowing what functions you want and what your smart home type is will be beneficial to the process. At SmartWings, we offer a variety of stylish smart blinds for any room in your home fully capable with smart homes without any extra plug-ins. Check out our website today to learn more! 

Roller Shades | Woven Wood Shades | Zebra Shades

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