Fall Window Treatments for Your Home

Posted by All About Blinds   |   October 8, 2021


While we Floridians may not get the full sweater and hot cider experience that is stereotypical for Fall, there is still a crispness to the air that comes that gives us relief after the long, hot summer. 

But no matter what the season, the name of the game when it comes to window shades is complimentary style with energy efficiency. We still use our AC in Florida during the Fall months, but relief from the high cost of energy bills is a welcome sign of Fall as well.  And with the right window treatments, you could cut those bills down even further. 

In this article, we will show you some of our go-to window treatments for providing the right amount of privacy and energy efficiency without sacrificing the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve in your home.

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Topics: Blinds, Shutters, Shades

Shades That Offer Soft Lighting

Posted by All About Blinds   |   October 4, 2021


Many homeowners put a lot of time, thought, and effort into creating the perfect interior for their homes. They want to create warm spaces for family and friends to gather and feel welcome and comfortable. One of the biggest contributing factors to the warmth of any home is the lighting. 

You can spend all your time and energy finding just the right light fixtures with just the right bulb wattage to achieve the ambiance you desire, but you will still have to contend with the effects of the biggest light fixture of them all: the sun.

When you’re creating your home’s ambiance, it’s important to keep in mind how natural lighting will affect your home. That’s why the right window shades are vital in helping you achieve the perfect aesthetic. 

If you want to create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your living space, soft lighting is the way to go. However, natural light can be bright and overwhelming in certain rooms at certain times of the day. That’s when Silhouette and Pirouette window shadings by Hunter Douglas come in to save the day and make every room of your home just as you imagined it. 

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Topics: Shades

How to Increase Privacy Without Sacrificing Natural Light

Posted by All About Blinds   |   September 7, 2021


Here are some easy (and stylish) ways to do it! 

There are many excellent reasons to preserve natural light in your home. For starters, the sun’s rays give rooms and everything in them a more attractive glow. It’s good for your health, too! Exposure to natural light helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, regulates our sleep patterns, and boosts energy. It even lifts our mood, especially in the darker winter months when some people are prone to seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression. 

But you also want privacy in the comfort of your abode. Large windows are gorgeous, but they also give others a literal “window” into your lives, which can make you feel like you live in a fishbowl. 

So how do you reconcile these two needs? Plantation shutters, blinds, and shades are all great options to give you light control and privacy at the same time. Read on for some very stylish ways to ensure your home has the privacy you and your family desire while still allowing the sun to shine in! 

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Topics: Blinds, Shutters, Shades

Featured Product Spotlight: Lykewood Shutters

Posted by All About Blinds   |   September 7, 2021


Are you looking for an exceptionally durable, aesthetically pleasing, and practical window covering for your Jacksonville home? 

Plantation shutters, made of wide flat or elliptical louvers, are versatile enough to maintain your family’s privacy and still allow natural light to brighten your interior. It is no surprise that this window treatment is one of the most popular on the market today. 

The main difference between plantation shutters and traditional shutters is the width, as traditional shutters are usually only about 1 ¼ inches wide and plantation shutters are as wide as 5¼ inches. This gives them a modern, fresher appearance that complements any style of abode. 

If you’ve decided that plantation shutters are the right choice for you, your next task is to choose a material; wood, composite wood, MDF, PVC, or polymer. Read on to learn more about the benefits of All About Blinds & Shutters’ Lykewood, our premiere polymer shutter, and determine whether they’re ideal for your home.

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Topics: Shutters, lykewood

How Blinds Can Save You Money

Posted by All About Blinds   |   August 18, 2021


The hottest summer months are in full swing, and a cool indoor sanctuary can help to combat the summer-time heat blues, but can also cost loads to maintain. Don’t sweat the money on top of the heat! Simply install the proper window coverings, and you are in business — the business of saving a buck!

At All About Blinds & Shutters, we have found that blinds are an excellent choice for maintaining a cool space in the summer and warm space in the winter, so your HVAC unit doesn’t work overtime. Read on to discover the monetary benefits of blinds so that you aren’t blinded (ba-dum ching!) on how you can save money with this timeless window covering!

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