Smart shades are here, and they’re amazing. Not only can you control them from your smartphone, but many of them have Wi-Fi capabilities as well. That means that when you’re out and about, like in a coffee shop or restaurant with Wi-Fi, you can use an app to close and open your shades at home! You can even program specific times when certain windows should open and close; it truly is exciting technology, just say “Alexa, open bedroom blind!” and hey presto! But which smart shade is right for you? It all depends on what exactly you need—and there are many options available to choose from, nearly all blinds can be motorised and made SMART.