Silhouette™ Type Window Shades Adds “Chic”
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.
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.
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.
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
Solar Shades In Conference Room
Office With Solar Roller Shades
Looking for window treatments for your office? Contact Bellagio Window Fashions in Toledo.
The winter season is the most popular time of year for draperies and curtains. Maybe it’s
because we tend to stay inside more and our attention begins to focus on getting some home decor ideas.
Or perhaps it’s because temperatures are dropping and we’re looking at ways to cover our windows in a way that will keep more of the heat inside our homes to save a few dollars on heating costs. And if you can conserve energy while decorating your windows, so much the better. The heavier the drapery material, the more insulation they’ll provide. If you can add a lining material as well, you’ll save even more.
Window Shadings Are Blinds With Sheers
How would you like the privacy of window blinds combined with the atmosphere created by sheers? That’s exactly what you get with “Window Shadings”!
For window treatment ideas for blinds or shades, contact Bellagio Window Fashions.
Combining Wood Blinds And Woven Wood Shades
This year has seen a lot of new innovations in window treatments. If you’ve been reading this blog, just a few weeks ago you saw the introduction of the Trilight Shade, which is a fantastic shade.
I also recently mentioned how Woven Wood Shades were being used in new ways. And I’m happy to tell you that a completely brand new window treatment has just come onto the decorating scene. I think once you understand what it is and what it can do, you’ll be as excited as I am about this new addition to the family of window coverings.Woven Reed Blinds combine some of the best features of woven wood blinds along with wood blinds and combine them into one window treatment. These blinds offer the natural, tropical feel of woven wood shades along with the light control and privacy control of wood or faux wood blinds. When they’re tilted open, you have a clear view of the outdoors just as you would with a traditional blind. And when the slats are closed, sunlight filters through the woven bamboo slats to create a warm, cozy feel in the room.
So What Makes These Blinds So Special?
The slats are constructed of genuine bamboo reeds that are woven together into 2-inch wide slats. And you’ll notice that the slats are strong and durable, so they’re sure to maintain their shape. Something that I really like is the fact that each slat is wrapped in such a way so that both sides are covered. This is quality construction that shows through and it’s these type of details that create a “custom” look to your windows.
Woven Wood Window Treatments
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.
French Door Covering
One of the most often asked questions by homeowners is:
“What type of window coverings would look good on French Doors?”
Have you considered cellular shades for french doors? I don’t know, maybe it’s the idea of having a window on a door that throws most people. And if you think about it, that’s exactly what you have with a french door – a door with windows on it!
But,for whatever reason, this has always been a point that seems to put a lot of people into a decorating dilemma. We’ve completed a number of projects that had French Doors over the last few months and each project was very different. And as you can probably imagine, the end result for each was very unique.
Window Coverings For French Doors
So, we did a quick little video made up of photos from some of these projects. Different ideas with different ends in mind. So if you have French Doors and you’re looking for the perfect window covering, this may give you some ideas of what you can do for your own home. Or maybe just some additional ideas of what you can do for window treatments in general.
Anyway, have a look. And please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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.
Have you ever struggled to think of what would be the “perfect” window treatment for a window in your and you were left totally stumped? (If so, don’t feel bad, you’re definitely not alone!)
Most people want to have a window treatment that accomplishes more than one thing. They want it to be functional, such as providing light and privacy controls. Maybe add some color to the room, create an inviting atmosphere, etc. And, of course, they want it to be “unique”. (Not many want their windows to look exactly like their neighbors!)
The problem is that usually they’re trying to think of ONE window covering that will accomplish ALL of their objectives. In most cases, taking that approach will usually mean having to sacrifice something along the way.