Functional Art - Thermal Insulated Window Treatments


The Basic Shade: A blanket for your window!

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The most economical way to stop drafts.

Easy to install, the Basic shade attaches to your window trim on all four sides with hook and loop tape. This allows you to be creative in how you open them, either from the top, bottom, or sides. No cords means it's safe for use in the baby's room. The commercial grade cover fabric is spot cleanable and inherently fire resistant... no harsh chemicals to worry about.

Our basic shades are a great solution for closing off a drafty door for the winter, or buttoning up a summer cottage at the end of the season. Functional Art basic shades have been used in bedrooms, bathrooms, over sliding glass doors, skylights, and more. Basic shades are a great solution for your cold and drafty windows and doors.

Functional Art standard fabric colors


"These are Wonderful shades! They are energy efficient, room darkening, keep the heat of the sun out in the summer, and keeps out the cold in the winter. I recommend them to everyone!"

Barb O, Western Mass.

non-specific measuring diagram

Please provide us with the following:

  • Measurement A:
  • Overall width of the window (to the outside of the casing)
  • Measurement B:
  • Overall height of the window (sill or bottom of lower sash to top of the casing)
  • Measurement C:
  • Inside width of the window (to the inside of the casing)
  • Measurement D:
  • Width of the casing
  • Measurement E:
  • Distance from the top of the casing to the ceiling

    Download a measuring form

    Useful downloads for Basic Shades:

    Measuring instructions and worksheet - Measurement and quote request form for all styles - please print one for each window you'd like a quote for (265kb)
    Measuring and Installing the Basic Shade - Step-by-step instructions for measuring for and installing Basic Shades (800kb)

    Proudly made in the USA

    Call (413) 354-2320 for more information, or request a quote here.