Zebra blinds

Zebra Blinds

  • Unique look of alternating bands for a stunning effect
  • Full control over the brightness of a room
  • Extensive collection of textures and high quality modern fabrics

Zebra blinds

Zebra blinds

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Zebra blinds are very trendy right now. In fact, it’s the product of the hour thanks to its sophisticated look. This innovation in the window covering industry is known by many names even if they are all the same decorative window treatment.

This popular product is also known as dual shade, alternative shade, transitional shade, alternating blind, ambio, prestige and cascade shades. The type of this window shade is novel and for good reason, it offers a mixture of efficiency, finesse and style while being modern and practical at the same time. Dual blinds allow optimal and precise light filtering control.

The operation is simple, which makes this window shade even more attractive. Alternating fabric strips allow this window covering to seamlessly go from an open to closed position. The bands can be superimposed or aligned depending on the desired privacy you are looking to achieve.

A favorite in contemporary decor, it will harmonize and enhance the atmosphere in any room. Our high-quality collection is available in a multitude of colors, fabrics and fine sheers and are manufactured according to your specifications.

Advantages of zebra blinds

This type of window covering has light filtering fabric that diffuses light with smooth unparalleled precision in order to achieve your desired level of brightness while maintaining privacy. Its versatility, style and dynamism, not to mention it’s quiet and durable high-quality roller mechanism which is guaranteed for life, ensures that this product will be your ally in any room of your home. The hembar that is paired with your shade allows the fabric to flow easily, avoiding stacking at the bottom of the window and out of sight behind the cassettes that is included when fully raised. Easy to maintain, a simple feather duster is enough to clean this window covering. Our products are proudly made here. We aim to meet your highest standards and to provide you the best in window coverings that the industry has to offer.


Cassette with fabric insert

The cassette that covers the roll is a beautiful added element of decor. Unique on the market, it’s shaped in the form of a half moon and has a brushed aluminum finish. The color of the aluminum cassette will be matched with your chosen fabric. You also have the possibility of having your cassette covered with the same type of fabric as your zebra shade. The effect will be even more spectacular, and you will have a richer, more finished designer looking product.

2 or 3 shades on the same cassette

In order to adequately meet your window dressing needs, Blind Depot.ca custom products give you the possibility to have 2 or 3 shades on the same cassette, up to a total maximum width of 144”. From our online store, you can select this option when customizing your order on our platform. This popular solution is the ideal for very large windows. Not only will this option provide you with a stunning effect, it will allow you to have full control over the brightness in the room by giving you the ability to independently open or close each side, fully or partially. Without saying, this is a must-have for patio doors.


The addition of a quality motorized system is easily done when customizing your order our online store. Home automation gives you even more control over the ambiance in any room. Blind Depot.ca offers 3 types of motorization with your window shade: battery, solar and wired. Ultra-safe for children because there is no cord, these next-generation, more powerful, reliable, quiet and unobtrusive motors are all covered by one of the best 5-year warranties on the market. Easy to install, they are preprogrammed during the manufacturing process and ready to use once delivered. All you have to do is program the home automation settings according to your needs. Control your motorized window treatments from your phone or tablet within a radius of approximately 30 feet and enjoy the additional comfort.


Zebra Blinds – Frequently Asked Questions

What are zebra blinds?

Zebra blinds are a type of window furnishing that have been around for some time now and are gaining popularity. The lookresembles the stripes of a zebra – it is comprised of fabric bandsthat alternate with transparent sheer or net bands. The operation of this product simple and allows you to transition between sheer and privacy. You can line the fabric bands up together to let more natural light to enter the room or have them staggered for maximum privacy. If you want full brightness, raise the blind completely to expose the entire window.

The colors and types of fabrics that you can choose from are limitless. Made of 100% polyester, zebra blinds are easy to maintain and will last for years to come. This product is very popular in new homes and condos or rooms that have been newly renovated. It provides an elegant and modern look to any room. We currently offer 6 different models that are each unique in their own way.

Also known as alternative blinds or sheer shades, this product is operated by a side chain – which comes in plastic or stainless steel. Plastic chains and other components, such as the cassette, will be matched with your chosen color of fabric. You can also opt for the motorization option if you want to get rid of the chain altogether. If you have patio doors or other contiguous window areas, you can choose to have 2 or even 3 separate zebra blinds that are mounted on the same cassette, allowing you to operate each panel individually for maximum brightness control.

How much do zebra blinds cost?

The cost of zebra blinds depends on several factors including the size of window covering, the type of fabric and the addition of optional features such as motorization. The blackout models are generally more expensive than the light filtering models. While our Blackout Opera Zebra Blind costs a bit more than the translucent models, it’s unique design – with an independent blackout roller shade that is added to the blind, is like having 2 blinds in one.

You can verify prices directly on our website by choosing the desired model and then entering your required dimensions. As you proceed through the customization process, the price will automatically be adjusted if you wish to add any optional features. Blind Depot.ca offers additional discounts after the purchase of your 3rd blind, so you can easily reduce your total purchase price if you are looking to buy several zebra blinds at the same time.

How do the alternating panels function?

The concept is simple, depending on the need for privacy and desired brightness, the panels can be aligned or superimposed. The horizontal panels of fabric alternate as you open and close the shade. The panels can even be adjusted to block off any dispersion of light.

What are the differences between the models of your collection?

All of our products are custom made, covered by an excellent warranty and manufactured with the highest quality parts and fabrics. The difference lies mainly in 2 characteristics: the texture of the fabric panel and the material between the fabric panels. Generally, the color and texture of the fabric panels will vary depending on the zebra model. There is also a band between the fabric panels which will be composed of either a fine sheer or net.

How is the price calculated when I chose 2 shades on 1 cassette or 3 shades on 1 cassette?

There are no additional charges if you opt for 2 or 3 shades on the same cassette. In order to maximize savings, the price is calculated independently for each blind. The maximum length available is 144’’.

Which type of motorization do you offer?

We offer 3 types of motorization: battery, solar and wired. The battery motorization system stays charged for about 6 months depending on usage. The solar motorization system does not require any additional connection after the initial set-up since it is powered by the sun’s rays. The wired motorization system plugs into the electrical panel. The remote control included in your motorization package allows you to control your blinds within a distance of about 30 feet. These packages also  include Bluetooth technology that allows you to control your window blinds from your smartphone.

Do you offer quantity discounts if I order multiple window coverings online?

Yes, when you order 4 or more window shades on our store online, an automatic discount will be added to your cart in addition to any other existing discounts. For orders of 10 or more, we also offer special rates.

What color will the components be?

All of the components (cassette, hembar and chain) are automatically matched with your chosen color of fabric. We offer 5 different colors: white, ivory, grey, brown and black.

What is the applicable warranty on your customized products?

Our zebra blinds and other window shades are covered by the best warranty in the industry; a lifetime warranty for the mechanism and 5 years for the fabric. For more information, consult our warranty policy.

What is the delivery time for my order?

The manufacturing and delivery time for custom orders is 12 to 15 business days across Canada, unless you have chosen the express manufacturing option available during certain periods, in which case your order will be placed in priority and manufactured more quickly. Your shades will be delivered via Purolator or Midland courier service. An email with the order tracking number will be sent to you at least 24 hours before delivery.