When we were children, the idea of being able to automate your home was something that happened in science-fiction not the real world.
By making these items “smart”, you make it easy to conserve energy, make adjustments to lighting on the fly and at a much great convenience.
We’d also recommend them if you have kids or pets – the removal of cords, removes choking hazards in the home too.
So check out our list of the top 10 best smart blinds brands (OK, we threw a shade or two in there too) and find the perfect design for your home!
Best Smart Blinds Brands
Yoolax Motorized Blind for Window with Remote Control Smart Blind Shade Compatible with Alexa
There are a whole host of awesome color choices with these blinds and they integrate well with an Amazon Echo (4th gen) running Alexa too.
The battery motor is fully rechargeable, and it can even be paired with a solar panel which makes it essentially free to run forever.
The fabric is really solid too and offers full blackout shading.
You can find the Yoolax Motorized Blind for Window with Remote Control Smart Blind Shade Compatible with Alexa online.
Graywind Motorized 100% Blackout Roller Shade with Alexa Google Smart Home Control
These roller shades deliver total privacy and are completely fade-resistant and super durable.
Cleaning them is particularly easy too.
You wire the motor into the household electrical circuit which may be more convenient than battery operation for many.
Just be aware, there’s no remote in the box – it has to be purchased separately.
You can find the Graywind Motorized 100% Blackout Roller Shade with Alexa Google Smart Home Control online.
Motorized Blackout Shade Painting Print, Smart Window Shade Compatible with Alexa
This is a shade rather than set of blinds but it’s a very nice design and offers a different aesthetic appeal to the home when installed.
You can use this with both Alexa and with Google but you need a hub to connect them and that comes separately (though if you buy $499 or more of products they do provide a hub for free.
You can find the Motorized Blackout Shade Painting Print, Smart Window Shade Compatible with Alexa online.
Yoolax Motorized Cellular Shade Compatible with Alexa
Another excellent Yoolax product, again a shade rather than a blind (though they also call these “honeycomb blinds” for maximum consumer confusion.
The remote is included which is a nice touch.
You can find the Yoolax Motorized Cellular Shade Compatible with Alexa online.
MySmartBlinds Automation Kit + Solar Panel Charger
You can find the MySmartBlinds Automation Kit + Solar Panel Charger on the Walmart website online.
Smart Shades 2
You can buy any shades that you like and then use the Smart Shades 2 to automate them.
It works with Siri, Google and Alexa which makes it one of the most flexible systems out there.
For those thinking caring for the planet, this is ideal for use with any existing shades that you may have.
You can find the Smart Shades 2 at the Soma website.
Simple, striking and bold.
Frytur is everything you’d expect from IKEA though it does come in at the highest end of the price range – if you want style out the ying-yang this is the way to go.
Use the IKEA app to get total control of your set up.
You can find Frytur on the IKEA website.
Serena By Lutron
These are the industry leaders and they come with a price tag to match.
When you want ultra-quiet shades with no hassles whatsoever to install, you simply can’t go wrong with these products.
The battery life is incredible too.
You can find the Serena by Lutron blinds on the Home Depot website.
EIMELI Smart Motorized Chain Roller Blinds System
Want to motorize your blinds for a bit less money?
Then this EIMELI system from Walmart is the cat’s whiskers.
It’s not the easiest product to install but it wasn’t that taxing either.
We were quite pleased at how quietly it operates for a low cost product.
We are a little concerned about how long it might last though, it doesn’t feel anywhere near as solid as the SOMA products.
You can find the EIMELI Smart Motorized Chain Roller Blinds System on the Walmart website.
Rechargeable Wireless Tubular Roller Shade Motor Kit
You need to connect this to the Broadlink Intelligent Home Center app to get full smart control over it but it’s a great choice for somebody looking to upgrade their existing blinds to smart home functionality.
You can find the Rechargeable Wireless Tubular Roller Shade Motor Kit online.
SOMA Tilt is the light automation feature for blinds and shades. Instead of taking total control over raising and lowering them, it allows you to adjust the angel of tilt on the panels instead.
This means you can let heat out or close them up to make the house a bit warmer.
So, when you’re stuck in traffic on the way home, you can get the house ready for your arrival.
You can find the Soma Tilt on the Soma website.
Last Word on Smart Blinds
So, there you have it our top 10 best smart blinds brands (and shades) there are so many great choices you can make including the eco-friendly option of converting the blinds or shades that you already have to a smart option.
If you like to make your home a lovely place to live in then you might also appreciate our guide to the best online furniture stores – they’re stuffed to the brim with inspiring products that really stand out.
Alternatively, if you’d rather create your own home products then you could check out our guide on how to make your own terrarium!
The end product is gorgeous and all the better because you made it yourself! Have fun.