Category: Shades

Trilight Shades Combine Sheer & Cellular Fabrics

Trilight Shades by Alta Window Fashions

Trilight Shades® are as practical as they are beautiful. One of the biggest challenges when selecting window treatments is trying to narrow your decision based on your requirements. You may want to be able to have a clear view at times but you may need privacy at other times. Or complete light blockage like you would get from blackout shades while other times you may just want to have the sunlight filtered. Usually, you may have to determine your priorities and unfortunately, that may limit your choices.

Window Treatments With A Solution

Trilight Shades - sheer for daytime use and honeycomb fabric for more privacy all in the same shade.Trilight Shades with sheer fabric and cellular fabric combined These unique window treatments give options that allow you to accomplish several things with one window covering. They combine different material on the same window treatment. Sheer fabric can be combined with a cellular shade (honeycomb shade) allowing light filtering through the sheer portion and light blockage with the heavier cellular material. You can select from different materials, colors as well as control options, giving you even more control of the look and function of your window coverings.

Trilights are window treatments that combine a versatile look and feel to the decor a room while giving you light control, privacy or a wide open view, all from one window treatment.

Bellagio Window Fashions has installed these window shades for homes throughout the greater Toledo Oh area. We’d be happy to show you some ideas and suggestions so you can decide if Trilight Shades are a good match for you and your home. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today at 419-381-2700. Or contact us via email




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An Alternative To Window Blinds That Also Looks Great On Sliding Glass Doors

Window Treatment Ideas For Sliding Glass Doors

vertical blinds and matching roman shades

Cellular Shade On Sliding Glass Door. Now the shades on your living room window can match your sliding glass door!

Bellagio Window Fashions of Toledo Ohio is offering a new style of cellular shade, solving several home decor challenges with one window treatment.

“If you’re looking for blinds for sliding glass doors, you may want to consider this idea. New trends in window treatments call for a contemporary look. But also important is for homeowners to have more options in how window covering can be customized in order to adapt to their individual requirements,” said Rose Heckman-Hinkle, owner of Bellagio Window Fashions. “Our new 2-inch Hybrid Pleat Shade has some creative design features that have never been available before in one window covering.”

The shade is made of a cellular shade but when mounted in the handrail resembles a Roman Shade because of the over-sized pleats. “And Roman Shades are one of the hottest trends in home décor right now,” said Heckman. “Because of the honeycomb design, this has greater insulation capabilities than a window blind,” she added”.

The Hybrid shade has a vertical design option so that it can be used on sliding glass doors and other large windows. “Many Toledo area homeowners have been asking for window treatment ideas for sliding glass doors,” commented the owner of Bellagio Window Fashions. “And even better, now the window treatments on your sliding glass doors can match the window shades in your living room.”

Another design option is the Tandem Shade, featuring a back liner mounted as roller shades. Adding to the custom-made look, the liner can be made from sheer fabric, screen mesh or blackout fabric. “This way, a homeowner can have cellular shades with blackout material, which is another popular decorating trend in window fashion design. The additional features of the shade make it even more practical than the standard choice of blinds and shades”, added Heckman.

The 2-Inch Pleated shade is available with more control options, including:

Motorized Remote Control – Raising and lowering the window shade by remote control

Cordless Lift – Cordless shades (with no strings) offer a clean look while taking into account child-safety.

Cordless Lift and Lock – A child safety feature that allows the shade to be lowered and raised through the use of a locking button. 

Continuous Cord Loop – Designed to raise and lower shades on larger windows

Two Shades on One Head rail – Two independently functioning window shades sharing the same head rail.

Vertical Window Treatments – An alternative to vertical blinds, a modern design that can be used on sliding glass doors, large living room windows, closets and even as room dividers.

Top-Down/Bottom-Up – Shades that open from top and bottom together or that can be lowered from the top and raised from the bottom for greater privacy and light control.

Trilight Shades – A combination of a pleated, sheer shade on top and a 2″ Hybrid Pleat shade on the bottom, for UV protection and additional privacy.

Heckman concluded with, “The Hybrid Shade is one of the most practical window coverings available on the market. And, they look great! I’m happy that Bellagio Window Fashions in Toledo is able to add this unique shade to our line of custom window treatments.”

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Window Shades In Toledo Office Conference Room

Window Treatments For Offices

Recently we installed roller shades in the conference room of Toledo office of the Attorney General of Ohio.

These are roller shades that add a classic look. Very tastefully done, very economical and very functional. We included the fascia front in stead of the typical window treatment valance you often find. This adds a much nicer, “finished” look to the window treatment. Great idea for shades for tall windows!

Window Treatments for vertical windows
For window treatments for offices or your home, contact Bellagio Window Fashions at 419-381-2700
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Valances and Cellular Shades For Bay Windows

Valances For Bay Windows

This bay window project had several different parts. We needed to install cellular shades (“honeycomb shades”). And then make a custom curtain valance that would cover the shades

Cellular Shades in a Bay Window

Cellular Shades in a Bay Window

when the shades were pulled up. We used cordless lift cellular shades. No cords are especially great if you have kids or pets. Cordless shades also provide a clean look without having to contend with cords and trying to tuck them out of sight.

CUshion Seat In Bay WIndow

Cushion Seat In Bay Window

Window Valance In Bay Window

We made a custom valance out of a light fabric. Another factor that had to be considered was the custom on the window seat of the bay window. Everything had to be coordinated.  What was challenging about this project (and most involving bay windows) is the tight angles and corners. The shades have to be wide enough to cover the windows but getting the ends of the shades to fit in place on each side is something that can be difficult to do. Adding a valance and having that fit snuggling just adds to the challenge. When a project finally comes together, it’s a great feeling. Cellular shades with a custom valance are a great combination together in a bay window.

Honeycomb Shades In Bay Window

Headrail of Honeycomb Shades In A Bay Window





Curtain Valance In Bay WIndow

Valance Curtains In Bay Window


Bay Window Curtain Valance

Bay Window Curtain Valance

Looking for window treatment ideas for top treatments like valances, wood cornice boards or curtain toppers? Call Bellagio Window Fashions at 419-381-2700.

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Silhouette-Style Window Treatments

Silhouette™ Type Window Shades Adds “Chic”

silhouette-type window treatments

Silhouette™ Window Shadings by “Hunter Douglas™” are a very popular window treatment – and for good reason! They combine the look and texture of fabric with the functionality of a blind. This special shade features sheer fabric material over adjustable vanes giving you the best of all worlds. If you’re a fan of curtains, but would like the privacy and light control of wood blinds (or faux wood blinds), you’ll love this window shade! These are window shadings from a different (but related) manufacturer at a cost that is affordable for almost any budget. And they still come with many options our clients love.

Silhouette-type Window Shadings

Unfortunately with such a magnificently beautiful window treatment comes a price tag that is out of reach for many homeowners (especially in the Toledo OH market!) If you can afford the price, run with it! If not, there are some alternatives available that can give you a similar look for a lot less money.

Take a look at these Silhouette™ alternatives. These window shadings make great sidelight window treatments for narrow windows.

Silhouettes add "chic" to any room.Are you looking for some great window treatment ideas but you’re on a budget for blinds or window shades for your home? Contact Bellagio Window Fashions.

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Solar Shades – Window Treatments For Your Office

Contemporary Window Treatments For The Office

Solar Shades (also referred to as “screen shades”) are a popular choice of window treatments for an office. They add a clean, crisp look and they’re available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Solar shades are raised and lowered like any other type of window shade but what makes them unique is that they can allow a certain amount of light through and into a room.

These shades are made of mesh material and the size of the holes in the material determine the amount of light that’s allowed through. The larger the holes and the greater number of mesh holes per inch, the greater the amount of sunlight that passes through. That said, solar shades can be made with “black-out” material so that no light is allow to enter. This makes black-out shades a great choice for media rooms, conference rooms and other areas where videos or media may be played. These features make this a better alternative than cellular shades or honeycomb shades for this environment.

Solar Shades are generally operated (raised and lowered) by way of a beaded cord or steel chain on a pulley system that hangs down from the headrail. This corded loop can be attached to the side of the window to secure it in place.

We recently completed an office project in the Toledo Ohio area. Here are a few photos of some of the shades and a few of the solar shades being installed.

Installation of Headrail of Solar Shades

Installing Solar Shades

Solar Shade Installation

Solar Shades In Conference Room

Solar Shades in Conference Room
Office With Solar Roller Shades

Solar Shades in Office Suite

Solar Shades in office.
Solar Shades Overlooking the Paio
Solar Shades overlooking the paio.

Looking for window treatments for your office? Contact Bellagio Window Fashions in Toledo.

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Woven Wood Shades – Natural Window Treatments

Woven Wood Window Treatments

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Woven Woods seem to be on everyone’s “trendy” list but if you take a closer look, this window shade has a lot more to offer than what you may have heard.  In fact, if you’re looking for a window treatment that’s “fashionable”, distinctive and that can blend with almost any decor and almost any type of window, Woven Wood Shades just may be your answer.

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Trilights – Trilight Shades” A Window Shade With Options

TriLight Shade With Many OptionsTrilight Shades

This is a brand new window shade that just came out and I love the versatility ad the huge number of options that make this a great window treatment – even for those “difficult windows”.

Trilight blinds are window shades that have the top-down/bottom-up feature, meaning you can have the shade raise (“bottom-up”) or you can drop the top of the shade down (“top-down”) so you have light coming in from the top and privacy at the bottom.

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