Blinds, Shades & Shutters
Draw the shades, pull back the blinds, and open the shutters. Not many people consider window coverings and window treatments decorating priorities, but they should. Lighting sets the mood and tone of a room. After a night with open blinds and too much light, many people are ready to install window treatments the next day. The trick is to find which blinds, shades, or shutters are right for you and your home.
Window treatments complete a space. The paint might be dry, the furniture may have arrived, and updates installed, but without blinds, shutters, or shades, the room is missing something. You can transform an entire room with light-softening shades, stylish blinds, and elegant shutters. The possibilities of transforming your room are endless.
Shades are characterized by being a window treatment made from one continuous piece of fabric that can either roll or fold up. Cellular shades–often referred to as Honeycomb Shades–fold up along crisp pleats that are a part of the design. Inside the pleats are honeycomb-shaped cells that are designed to help insulate your room. One of [...]
More versatile than shades and curtains, Shutters allow you to filter light at exactly the level you want while offering privacy, insulation, and air circulation.
As the flowers bloom and the temperature continues to rise, we shed our winter coats and shift the way we look at the world around us. The pale pallet of winter is traded for the warm and vibrant colors of spring. Because of this, we find our gaze drifting more and more to our windows for a quick glimpse of green trees, bright [...]
Each Honeycomb Shade is made up of a series of pleats that look remarkably like - you guessed it - honeycombs. But why? What do these cells do? And why do Honeycomb Shades come in a wide variety of cell sizes?
When you think of aluminum blinds, what words come to mind? Cheap? Unattractive? Boring? Well, we’re here to tell you to forget everything you think you know about these window treatments. The right aluminum blinds can give your home a designer feel. “Aluminum blinds, although they have been around for ages, continue to [...]
Everyone needs privacy. It’s a basic human right. There is, however a problem. Nearly half of the world’s population lives in a dense urban environment. This means your neighbors are probably closer than you’d like. They can easy see into your windows when you leave your blinds or shades open. You see, traditional window treatments put [...]
Whether you live in a congested urban neighborhood with lots of foot traffic or just have one bathroom window that leaves much to be desired, “bare windows can leave you feeling exposed,” says Laura Wheat, Houzz. However, not all window treatments are created equal. Some just provide better privacy than others. So, which are [...]
When shopping for new window treatments, Vertical Blinds may not be at the top of your list. “[They’ve] always gotten a bad rap,” says Jonathan Adler in an interview with Architectural Digest. “They swing back and forth, they clack, they’re plastic. But now there are some great updated versions that are so much more [...]
“Beach house decorating is about imitating nature’s own color palette; keeping your house uncluttered and relaxed,” says interior design blogger Jennifer Davenport. “It is a mindset of serenity and peacefulness.” However, sometimes the interior design process can be anything but serene and peaceful. It can actually be quite [...]
Choosing the perfect window treatments can be a daunting task. With so many options, many homeowners shy away from even beginning the process. As they say, starting is often the hardest part of any project. But that’s why we’re here. So, this week we are going to shine the spotlight on one of our favorite, and not very well understood, [...]