Fall Window Treatments for Your Home

Posted by All About Blinds   |   October 8, 2021

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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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Shades That Offer Soft Lighting

Posted by All About Blinds   |   October 4, 2021

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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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How to Increase Privacy Without Sacrificing Natural Light

Posted by All About Blinds   |   September 7, 2021

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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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Window Covering Solutions for Your Sliding Door

Posted by All About Blinds   |   August 9, 2021

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Nothing beats feeling a cool summer breeze, hearing the crickets chirp, and seeing the fireflies dance as the sky dips delicately into darkness. If your home has the much-desired feature of sliding doors, then you are lucky enough to enjoy these sensational moments every day.

Now let’s flip to the other side of the coin. A sliding door becomes problematic when it isn’t covered properly. It exposes your space and belongings to harmful UV rays, creates an invasion of privacy, and welcomes unwelcomed street lighting. 

Lucky for you, All About Blinds & Shutters has the perfect solutions for a coverless sliding door. It’s time to take back your summer moments — the breeze, the crickets, the fireflies, and the sky — one sensation at a time.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Window Coverings?

Posted by All About Blinds   |   July 19, 2021

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Time flies! We’ve all heard the expression, but what about others like “time damages,” “time weakens,”  “time disserves,” or “time ages”? These lesser-known cousins of “time flies” are the culprits of much havoc, especially when it comes to your home’s blinds, shutters, or shades. Homeowners beware! Be on the lookout for these bandits in action and replace your window coverings before it’s too late.

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