We understand that everything has to be just right – the color, the texture, the light control – but when ordering online, sometimes it’s just too hard to tell. At Blindsmax, we make it simple to test fabric and material samples in your own home. Let’s get started! The first 15 are absolutely free.
Determine which window treatment type you’re interested in – window shades or window blinds. It’s ok if you’re a little confused or unsure about the differences.
The term blinds refers to our window treatments that are made with horizontal slats or vertical vanes. Although we do have blinds made from fabrics (like our insulating blinds or our fabric vertical blinds), these window coverings are typically made from aluminum, PVC, or hard woods.
The term shadesrefers to our "soft" window treatments. These are made of fabrics, natural fibers and other materials from a single roll. With the exception of our sheer shades, the light light control for window shades isn’t as adjustable as blinds, but they do tend to offer better insulation, and our room darkening options usually does a better job than blinds at blocking light.
If you’re still a little unsure, order material samples of both types of window coverings to try in your home.
Browse through our product listings. When you find some you'd like to try out at home, simply click the “add free sample” button. It’s located just below each color choice. The sample will automatically be added to your cart.
When you’re ready to place your order, click the “Cart” icon at the very top of the page. Verify the products in your cart and proceed to checkout. You may need to create an account, but we’ll never ask for a credit card number for our samples. Once you’ve finished checking out, we’ll begin processing your order.
View them in the room the blind or shade will be installed. Make sure to view the samples throughout the day, in different lighting conditions.
If you have any questions, let us help! Call us at 1-888-305-8020 (Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm EST), Chat with us, or send us an email.
NOTE: Your samples will ship from Tennessee and will typically arrive within 2 – 4 business days, depending on your geographical location. Samples of our Graber products will ship directly from the manufacturer and could take slightly longer to receive.