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Motorized shades

It’s one thing to enjoy the benefits of blinds with good light blocking and light-filtering qualities. With electric blinds, you can easily program them to wake you up gently after a night of undisturbed sleep. Control the blinds with the attached remote control or use the IKEA Home smart app. Healthy sleep is one of the best ways to contribute to a healthy lifestyle. To discover more about smart blinds, visit our dedicated page here.

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Electric blinds put the power in your hands

Smart blinds allow you to bend the light to your will without having to get up. No more struggling to get out of bed in the morning to pull the curtains. No need to set the popcorn aside to address the glare interrupting movie night or Saturday morning cartoons with the kids. Just use the remote control or set your blinds to open or close on schedule with a nifty timer. Since the blinds and remote are wireless and battery-operated, there’s no need to bother with any electrical installation, which makes them easy-to-install. You can use the TRÅDFRI gateway and IKEA Home smart app to control your wireless blinds in different ways. You can set them to go up and down with a timer, to adapt to the light or to gradually let more and more light in until your alarm goes off. You can even create several groups of wireless blinds all programmed the same way. Since TRÅDFRI gateway and IKEA Home smart app work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Sonos, you can connect to our Home smart app for voice control. You’ll be talking to your blinds in no time.

A clean and elegant look with motorized blinds

Bedroom or living room, kitchen or office. These types of curtains fit in most rooms thanks to their modern and minimalist look. Since they’re motorized, there’s no risk of an uneven rollup from clumsy pulls. So, they’re always stylishly balanced when pulled down, while at the same time being discreet when rolled-up. In addition, the durable fabric looks nicer over time as there’s less handling. Choose a brighter option if you want enough light to see properly, but still want privacy from nosy neighbors. But if you want to immerse the room in total darkness, we recommend you go for electric blackout blinds instead.

Remote control blinds make your life easier

With the IKEA Home smart app, the power of control is literally in your hands; either via remote or through your phone. But of course, we understand if you’d rather talk to your blinds instead. Therefore, you can make connections to several popular voice controlled smart home devices via the app as well. Once everything is up and running, you can control your blinds as you wish, without having to move a single inch.Do you like to plan ahead and prefer automated functions? Do you know what times you prefer sunlight and when you want a complete black-out? If so, you’re going to love using the built-in timer function. Set it so that the curtains roll down in the bedroom when it's time to sleep. Set them to roll up in the living room when it's time to let the daylight in. This is a great way to get some extra help around the house, wouldn’t you say?

Frequently asked questions about electric blinds

How do motorized blinds work?

Smart blinds come pre-paired with a remote control and a signal repeater that must be plugged in within 32 feet of the blinds. You can use TRÅDFRI gateway and IKEA Home smart app to control your wireless blinds in different ways through Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Hey Google. Set them to go up and down with a timer and create several groups of wireless blinds. Learn more about smart blinds.

Can any blinds be motorized?

While DIY enthusiasts have shown that it’s possible to motorize most existing blinds, IKEA offers affordable, stylish smart blinds that are durable and full of convenient features you can set via your smartphone, with voice command or remote control.

How wide can motorized blinds be?

With options in electric blinds ranging in width from 23 to 48 inches, you can find a smart shade for nearly any window in the home.

Are smart shades worth it?

Yes, for their simple convenience paired with blackout blinds that help you get restful sleep at any time of day. Set a timer for the blinds to open when you have to get up. Use voice commands or the remote to close them when it’s time to take a nap or to cut down on glare while watching a movie.