Welcome to Smart Shading Systems!

We take great pride in the quality of the window coverings we can offer you, with quick services and professional installation. We find, however, that many people do not understand the details in quality and value when it comes to motorized shades, blinds, and draperies. Therefore, we are pleased to present detailed information on the following topics, which we hope you will find helpful. We are also listed at HomeAdvisor.com  for providing Window coverings blinds & shades in Highlands, Cashiers, and WNC. We have been in business for over 40 years.  Our website is here to help educate and give you ideas for your project.   Our specialty is home automation, smart home integration, and we love using Somfy motors, as they are the best money can buy.  You can contact us at any time for information about the following topics and anything else you might need help with:











Remember the old analogy, garbage in garbage out.  The big company’s bean counters are trying to save a buck selling garbage.  With over 40 years experience we know, you have to have quality through and through to have a great quality shade, blinds or drapery.  All professionally installed


We stand 100% behind the products we offer, we offer a lifetime warranty on installation, all products carry a minimum 5-year warranty, we also offer free service calls on manufacturers warranty. We really do service what we sell, we are factory trained and authorized service dealers.


We keep our overhead low by not having a showroom, instead, we come to you with samples and to measure. This saves you money while ensuring you get the highest quality products for less.  Also with our experienced staff will take precise measurements, and guarantee fit and size.


If something should happen to one of our products you will not have to wait weeks or months to get it fixed.  Our service and installation fleet carry spare parts, if anything goes wrong it is normally fixed quickly without having to wait for replacement parts.

Almost anything you need we can do — and at a lower cost
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Residential service

Residential design is the design of the interior of private residences. As this type design is very specific for individual situations, the needs and wants of the individual are paramount in this area of interior design…

Office space

we specialize in controlling the light and heat, a properly controlled work environment is more productive, saves in energy costs, and saves the company money.

Retail space

If the glare or heat is too much for your customers, they’re not going to be happy, which will hurt your sales. A small investment can pay back quickly. Let us help you keep your customers happy and coming back.

Smart Shading Systems – Window Blinds and Shades – Highlands WNC

People have been using various materials to cover their windows for centuries. Window coverings not only control the light but also enhances the aesthetic appeal. Smart Shading is providing you with the unique and modern designs of window shades and blinds in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina. Whether you are constructing a new home or remodeling our window coverings will make your home décor project complete. When it comes to window coverings, Smart Shading’s blinds are one of the most recent and modern options.

We have fully automatic blinds that feasibly become part of any home décor. You do not need to compromise with blinds when it comes to windows and doors. So, it is time to say goodbye to your conventional window coverings and go for something unique and peculiar just like our blinds or exterior shades. We stand among the best window covering companies in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina.

Custom Blackout Blinds – Commercial And Residential Blinds | Franklin, Sylva, and Highlands

Blinds are the new style when covering windows. In some corporate offices, there are thick and heavy curtains that used to be trendy long ago, but the times have changed and Smart Shading has all your commercial blind needs. Our roll-up blinds or roller shades add a professional look at your workplace. Many spaces are upgrading to automatic shades, doing so provides a new level of status, being able to open or close remotely or on building control system, the shades can control lighting levels, help maintain proper environmental control. Saving your company money and increasing worker productivity.

You can trust us for residential blinds replacement. Our residential blind services are equally liked by the customers. We not only decorate homes but also provide the level of privacy that you wish to have. Let us cover your windows with our manual or smart blinds and give you peace of mind and security.

Smart Shading Systems Brings Custom Blackout Shades

Who doesn’t want his or her home to be the center of attention? We can play our role in achieving this with rich texture and designs of our blinds. They completely merge with the color of walls and home decor and they are made to fit the style of your home. So move on to install our blackout shades and exterior solar shades that not only decorate homes, provide privacy and control the amount of light coming inside homes.

These window coverings are easy to operate and quickly move up and down. Homes with skylights can now look attractive because we provide homes with skylight shades. Thereby, cover up your home and protect your personal life. We will come to your home or business to select the finest option for the client. Our shades help you control the natural light and protect your privacy.

Highlands and Western North Carolina Motorized – Automated Shades

The environment in offices is so professional and busy that sometimes people forget to open or close the shades. We offer motorized shades which are easy to operate. With just the click of a button or by automatic timer, the shades move the way you want. Our remote blackout shades are demanded in hotels of California where they are used for maintaining a certain amount of light in rooms. Quality fabrics and fully functional motors are used to manufacture somfy blackout shades. We bring you ease and convenience.

Motors help in the smooth movement of shades. There are several options for motorization, you can plug into your local power, rechargeable battery motors, even solar powered shades. Now you can stop struggling with cords and strings and have automated blackout shades. Our electronic blackout shades make life easier and home décor impeccable. So people even use them for their alarm clock, your black out shades will open when it’s time to get up.

Other Serving Areas

Highlands, Highlands Country Club, Mountain Laurel Tennis Club, Sunset Rock, Highlands Falls Country Club, Cullasaja Club, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, Old Edwards Club, and Shortoff Gap

What Client say

Excellent service! Called for a quote and was very helpful. Most places were quoting me 2-6 week time frame for my roller shades to be done and this guy...
Ed is very smart and detailed about his work. I would recommend Smart Shading Systems to anyone.
Richard Tobin
Richard Tobin
If you look up the word PROFESSIONAL Ed's picture from Smart Shading Systems would come up. I am not that easily impressed but, this guy was phenomenal in every sense of the word. From the initial contact and interaction to the quality and price of each option. Ed bent over backwards to make sure he was satisfying my wants and needs. He was a great listener and asks a lot of questions, which I really appreciated.I do not people I do not know to come in my house. But, Ed was so personal and professional that I felt very relaxed and not anxious at all. Needless to say, the installation was a work of art and he left my house exactly the way he found it.I like things done right the first time and that was my experience with Ed and Smart Shading Systems. I hope you that if have any window covering needs you will reach out to Ed and his company. You will never regret it.
Franklin Parker
Franklin Parker
Ed is professional in every sense of the word. He helped understand the plus and minus's of each product. He discussed the benefits and wanted to what my...
Ramsay Bolton
Ramsay Bolton
I LOVE it! They're professional and amazing. I called and they were able to come and take a look as we scheduled.I was searching around and had a fews...
Ed did a great job - Was kind, professional, curteous and provided high quality work. Worth every penny.
Salon Benders'
Salon Benders'
Professional Service and Experience!! Would highly recommend Smart Shading Systems for all of your Window Covering needs!
Jason Macchia
Jason Macchia
I had my shades install about 3 years ago from Smart Shading Systems, and saw Mr Ed down the street doing another installation. Of course, I couldn’t help myself and stop to say Hi and thank him for such a great job and how much we are enjoying the shades. Upon us chatting he told me, they are trying to build up their business and starting to take reviews, so finding them on Google Maps I figured to pay it forward! :) As I said, about 3 years ago we were in need of several very large motorized shades, after shopping around I was referred to Smart Shading by neighbors contractor. Ed showed up on time and made our heads spin with all the information he had, and came up with the perfect solution for our butt joint corner glass windows that no one else thought of, or didn’t know how to do. The other thing he informed us about is how the shades are put together and how important the things we don’t see in a shade. With this, we were totally sold on Smart Shading Systems, and the best part there pricing was better than the big box stores that he was warning us about! Upon installation, they were so careful of our house, clean and methodical. My husband said it was like looking at old-world craftsmen working, so attentive to detail, and he was blown away at the gadgets they had to make the installation perfectly straight and square.All said and done, both my husband and I are loyal customers to Smart Shading Systems, we can't help but refer them to anyone who comments on our beautiful shades. Don’t take my word for it, call them, they give free advise and estimates!
Ann P.
Ann P.
I just want to share my great experience with Smartshadingsystems. I am happy with the products, Mr. Ed is professional and knowledgeable. He helped made a...
Very happy with our shades, good quality and great price. Mr. Ed is very professional and knowledgeable. He helped me from the beginning though the end. Excellent !!!
Patama Suwanakum
Patama Suwanakum
Fantastic service, Mr Ed is extremely knowledgeable, professional, clean, honest, and dependable. I highly recommend him!
Julian Miura De Melo
Julian Miura De Melo
Our experience with this company was great. Ed was very friendly and professional. He gave us a quote and that is exactly what we paid, no surprises. He showed up on time to every appointment and even took his shoes off before he came into the house! Our blinds are beautiful (we covered 6 giant windows and 1 small window). We are so glad we went with the higher quality fabric and the motorized blinds; definitely worth the higher price. We also have an app to control the blinds from anywhere there's wifi if we don't have the remote. We highly recommend going with Ed if you are in the market for motorized blinds!
Becca Smith
Becca Smith

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