In episode #201 of HGTV’s show HGTV’d, designer Antonio Ballatore transformed an out of date 50’s style living area and kitchen into the hip industrial scene the owners were looking for. To add the perfect touch to a newly modernized kitchen, his choice may intrigue you- it was our own BlindSaver Creations Roller Shades! A perfect choice for this room, BlindSaver Creations Roller Shades are available in over 50 different colors, prints and borders, and also in a Roman Shade style for a more traditional feel and softer fabric. When you choose BlindSaver, you aren’t just choosing a great price- you’re choosing high style!
Window coverings are a vital design element in a room and they serve an important function – privacy, light control and energy efficiency. Determining what window coverings meet your needs for privacy, light control, energy efficiency and your budget are typically the first step in selecting the right window covering. The next step is usually the hardest – picking the color and material.
Understanding current color trends can be helpful when choosing colors. Colors for 2010 have been influenced by global and earth friendly trends.
Global colors include yellow and green, rich plum purples and brilliant brights. Window coverings available in global colors – yellows, greens, purples and vibrant colors – include cellular shades, roller shades, roman shades and mini blinds. These types of blinds offer a wide selection of colors as well privacy, light control and energy efficiencies; and most are budget friendly.
Earth tone neutrals as well as green colors translate to earth friendly. Wood blinds, faux wood blinds and woven woods (also referred to as natural shades) will give you earth tone neutrals with natural wood tones and natural materials. Interest in eco-friendly products continues to rise and with it an increase in the availability of organic and environmentally friendly products made from natural, sustainable or recycled materials. This has resulted in the popularity of neutral colors such as beiges, browns and greens.
Window coverings can serve as a backdrop to your room or a personal design statement. Let your windows shine.
Practically everything for your home can be purchased online – from light fixtures to appliances to furniture. Custom window coverings, once the sole domain of in-home sales, interior designers and specialty stores, are easily ordered online and typically at substantial savings.
Custom window blinds and shades allow a precise fit in your window opening, which not only looks better but provides superior insulation by reducing heat loss through your windows.
Here are 4 quick tips to make your online shopping experience easy:
1) Order samples so you can see and feel the color and material of the blind or shade before you place your order. Samples are often available free of charge or for a nominal cost.
2) Measure your windows using a steel tape measure and follow measuring guides as available. If you are not comfortable or able to measure or install your window coverings, measuring and installation services are available for most areas of the country. Look for blind retailers who offer professional measuring and installation services in your area through your zip code. You should easily be able find a pre-screened and licensed professional in your area.
3) Determine if you want to darken or lighten your room. Select a window covering that allows you to adjust the amount of light that comes in the window.
4) If you are uncertain about the type of blind that may fit within your décor, call or chat online for design advice and technical assistance. Not all information may be available online so if you have a unique design or installation requirement, make sure to discuss this the retailer before finalizing your order. The few extra minutes you spent on the phone or online chat will be well worth the perfect fit once your blinds arrive.