Get creative in your space with panel track shades. Panel track shades aren’t just a great solution for large windows and doors. Sliding panel shades can be used to break up a large room, create privacy in a loft, or- as shown here- simply create a dining nook that’s separated from the hustle and bustle of the living room. Featured here: Levolor Panel Track shades from the Sheer Linen collection.
In the market for new window coverings but think you can’t afford the cost at the height of the Christmas shopping season? At BlindSaver.com we beg to differ. Bali is up to 40% off this season, and we have other special offers for our BlindSaver and Comfortex brands. The real kicker? We are offering 30% off plus a “Buy 3 get 1 Free” Levolor promotion!* With so many beautiful options at unbeatable prices, you may find yourself gifting your friends with new shades.
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Looking for a way to add classic warmth and style to any room in your house? Wood blinds are a perfect window covering for almost every room in your home, adding a sense of warmth and style at a lower price than shutters. With so many beautiful stains and paints to choose from and a wide variety of available options, wood blinds offer a timeless elegance to any home.
1. Energy Efficiency
While cellulars get all the credit for this key point, wood blinds are remarkably green in this regard. Wood blinds have an average R Value (the amount the reduce heat loss) of 3.5-4, which is comparable to many single cell and sheer cellulars. More notably, wood blinds have a U Value (the amount of heat they prevent from entering your home) of .26- meaning they reduce heat gain by up to 74% when closed.
2. High Quality at a Great Price
Ask anyone in the industry who makes the best wood blinds and the answer may surprise you- it’s usually Levolor or Bali that earn the recommendation of pros, not high-profile “designer” brands. Both brands have a wide array of colors to meet anyone’s style, and both individually hand craft their slats. In addition, Bali’s wood blinds are made using sustainable forestry techniques, including replanting all wood that is harvested and only using North American Hardwood. Don’t want to take the word of the pros? Over 90% of our customers would recommend Bali’s wood blinds to a friend, and 100% say the same of Levolor’s wood blinds. Starting at less than $90 for 30” x 60” blind, you’ll have room to spare in your budget for our third reason to choose wood.
3. Unique Options to Customize Your Space
Features in wood blinds aren’t just about ladder tapes anymore (although both Bali and Levolor offer a wide variety of beautiful options in this regard). Whether you’re out to eliminate
tangled cords, want to increase privacy, or are looking for stylish valance options, wood blinds have you covered. Available free of route holes and cords, wood blinds are a safe, easy to clean, and privacy-enhancing choice for your home. Want a beautiful way to top it off? Try adding one of many available decorative valances and cornices to your window for the perfect finishing
Create an Eastern Escape in your bedroom! Love the textures and detail of eastern décor but don’t want super-bright colors keeping you up and energized all night? M&B Woven Wood shades will add flare to your room and beautifully coordinate with the warm neutrals favored by sleep lovers. When partnered with oversized jewel tone curtains for added privacy, these Kuhio Shadow shades bring the rustic luxury of the East to the West.
Traditionally, saturated colors in decorating have been limited to accent pieces to keep a space open and neutral. Incorporating these festive hues in large doses like area rugs, window coverings, or walls may seem risky but it is well worth it. Fall colors bring to mind bright, positive feelings and encourage some of our best personality traits to come forward.
Aside from aiding an easy transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas décor, this primary color can stir strong reactions. In most cultures it is symbolic of vitality. Some studies indicate that the color increases circulation and respiration, and color psychologists say it increases enthusiasm, energy, and confidence. In China, red represents good luck and celebration. However, because this color can increase irritability in heavy doses, it’s probably not a good paint option. Try using his vibrant color in Hobbled Roman Shades to bring a rich feeling of social intimacy and vitality without overstating yourself.
Want a more social dining room? Try painting it orange. Color psychologists note that the color orange increases appetite and stimulates both conversation and the immune system. It can also act as an antidepressant because it has been shown to decrease a feeling of self pity while increasing feelings of self worth and emotional openness. Muted tones of orange like Terra Cotta, Peach, and Rust have the same effects and are noted for their broad appeal. A piece of trivia to share in your newly brightened dining room: the word “orange” was not used as a color word in English speaking countries until the 16th century- English speakers used terms like “amber” to describe the color.
Yellow’s influence on brain activity has long documentation. It stimulates frontal lobe brain activity, memory, optimism, intellectual (as opposed to abstract) thinking, and an overall sense of well-being. In China yellow is the color of royalty, and in Feng Shui it represents both the earth and the sun, as well as warmth and motion. Some studies suggest that the color stimulates the lymph system. Need more reasons to love this color? It can fit its way into any season and matches with any neutral tone, making it perfect for walls.
While color psychologists haven’t done many studies on this warm midpoint of neutrality and color, its values remain intrinsic. Brown emanates wholesomeness, stability and security, and brings to mind the earth and dependability. It has the ability to tie together any color scheme, and like the color carries itself well from season to season. Brown is the color of home.