Rethinking Vertical Blinds and Shades

rethinking vertical blinds and shadesVertical Blinds are perfect option for the home décor for many reasons. They come in a variety of colors and materials that make them versatile and easy to use. While some windows may not look quite right in a vertical blind or shade, you would be surprised how they really look great on even tall narrow windows. If you’re thinking about decorating your home with new window treatments, consider how vertical blinds or shades will enhance the overall look of your room. Rethinking Vertical Blinds and Shades will allow you to consider how beautiful they look and how they can make your room appear taller.

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What’s Your Decorating Goal?

Think about what you want your room to look like when you’re finished. Thinking about the finished effect will enable you to choose the right style of vertical blind or shade. For a modern, sleek style choose a vinyl or metallic blind. Our Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding window panels offer a unique way to cover your wide windows with large 17” panels. If you are looking for a more casual option you might like our Crosswinds® wood blinds or our Cadence® Soft verticals. If you really want to add an elegant window treatment, consider our breathtaking Luminette® Privacy Sheers featuring a soft vane with attached sheer.

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How Will The Room Be Used?

Decide what your privacy and light needs are in the room you’re decorating. If you have a sunroom, you may prefer a sheer to a blind so that you can take advantage of diffused light while still protecting your furnishings from UV rays. If you’re decorating a bedroom however, you may want something with darker fabric or closer vanes to block the sun when you’re taking an afternoon nap or trying to sleep in on Saturdays.  Consider the other furnishing in the room and how they will look with your new window treatments.  Will they compliment the look or detract from it?

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What’s Your Color Scheme

Once you decide the overall style décor and how much light you need, you can start thinking about your color scheme. Rethinking vertical blinds and shades gives you a multitude of color options including metallic, stains and geometric shapes and patterns.

Vertical blinds and shades are available in a wide range of colors. You can choose a neutral or a bold, bright hue. Color plays a big role in the ambiance your room creates. Choose a light neutral or cream to create a clean, light atmosphere. If you want you’re blinds or shades to stand out, choose a brighter color or pattern to create a focal point. If your room is full of other colors and the focus isn’t your windows, choose a calmer color or pattern. Ambiance Window Coverings offers in-home consultations so you can play with fabric and material samples to visualize how your room will look before you purchase your vertical window treatments.

roman shadesCoordinate Your Room

You can choose different blinds and shades for various windows in your room. If you are covering a sliding glass door with a vertical blind, you can add a horizontal blind to a smaller window in the same room or living space. Many of the fabrics we carry come in a variety of window treatments to fit any size or shape window.   Our Duette® Honeycomb shades and Vignette® Roman shades come with a Vertiglide™ option for larger, wider windows.

You can soften your vertical blinds with a soft sheer fabric placed above the window and draped on either side. This is an easy way to hide the window frame and soften the hard lines of the vertical blinds. We also work with soft window treatments and custom drapery to layer your window treatments for a unique look.

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Rethinking Vertical Blinds and Shades

At Ambiance Window Coverings, we will work hard to help you create the space your dreaming of. We have a variety of window treatments to show you, including: shutters, shades, blinds and custom drapery. If you haven’t thought about using a vertical blind in awhile, it might be a good time to check out the new styles and consider how a vertical blind or shade might improve the overall look of your décor.

Simply Stunning Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades

hunter douglas silhouette shadesIf you are looking for a modern sheer or shades in Omaha, Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades might be just what you’re looking for. They are a combination of sheer and shade. They feature a signature S-vane that magically floats between two sheer fabrics. This allows light to filter into the room and you can adjust the vanes to allow more light if you need it.

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Supervise The Sun

With Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades you can easily take control of the amount of light you want to have in your room. This allows you to take advantage of artificial light during the day and still enjoy the privacy you need. UV protection from the sheers will keep your furnishings and flooring from fading and discoloring from the harsh sun.

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Enjoy a View and Privacy Too

With Silhouette shades in Omaha, you can enjoy your view while maintaining a discreet level of privacy. You can choose your vane size up to 4” for maximum view through capability. There are no cords or tapes on Silhouette shades to block the view either. For rooms that require more privacy or room darkening options, Hunter Douglas offers A Duex® a room darkening shade that attaches on the same headrail as the silhouette. This is an awesome way to achieve total darkness if you need it.

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Silhouette Shades Operating Systems

Silhouette Shades are easy to clean and care for. They also are very convenient to operate. Choose from the following lifting systems:

  • PowerView Motorization– Our new wireless operating system allows you to program and operate your shades from you phone, tablet or remote control.
  • LiteRise Cordless System – this system allows you to push your shades up to raise and pull down to lower your shades
  • UltraGlide System – features a retractable cord system
  • EasyRise – Continuous cord loop
  • Top-down/bottom up technology

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Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades

Ambiance Window Coverings can help you select the perfect shades in Omaha. Just give us a call and we will be happy to show you our complete line of shades, including the elegant Silhouette shades featured here. When you shop for custom window treatments at Ambiance Window Coverings you can expect superior interior design services, professional measuring and installation and the best lifetime warranty in the window treatment industry. Call today for a free in-home consultation.

Window Treatment Trends for 2015

window treatments in Omaha NebraskaThere are many amazing interior design ideas for the coming new year. Considering the window treatment trends for 2015 will give you an idea how to begin planning your home decorating. Choosing to update your window treatments is an excellent way to enhance the value of your home and give you something beautiful to admire and enjoy. An interior decorator from Ambiance Window Coverings can help you design fashionable window treatments in Omaha Nebraska that fit your personality and style without spending a fortune.

Window Coverings For Style and Purpose

Window Treatment Automation

Ambiance offers many different window coverings for every shape and size window. Window treatment designs have improved in many ways over the last few years. Innovative ideas like smart phone apps allow you to use your window treatments in a whole new way. Automation has never worked so well or been so easy to use. Programming your window treatments to open and close when you need them to is becoming more and more popular. You can also control your windows with the rest of your home automation or security software.

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Intriguing Soft Sheers and Shades

Soft shades and sheers like Hunter Douglas Silhouettes allow you to combine the look of a blind in a soft shade. See through material in a variety of fabrics allow you to open your view without raising the shade. When the slats are closed, they mimic a soft drapery or blind. You can easily pick your fabric and style of shade to be as private as you need and to let as much sun in as you desire. These shades come in a variety of styles and have vertical or horizontal slats.

Quality Material and Fabric

Designing your home with custom window treatments is a smart decision. Having window treatments that are both affordable and easy to care for makes sense too. Today’s fabrics take into consideration dust and stain resistance and help keep allergies to a minimum. Besides the fabrics, even wood and faux wood blinds and shutters are covered in stains and paints that are easy to clean and repel dust.

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Layering Window Treatments

2015 Window Treatment Trends include layering your window fashions. Adding valences and side treatments to roller shades or shutters adds artistic flair to your windows. Custom window treatments come in so many different colors or prints as well as artistic stains and paints; you can easily find just the right look that captures your heart and adds a stunning touch to your décor.

Energy Efficiency

Some of the most innovative solutions to window coverings include honeycomb shades and energy efficient shutters. Manufacturers like Hunter Douglas have designed their window treatments to not only look beautiful but to save on utility bills and how you cool and heat your home. Using natural lighting by hanging your window treatments in top down/bottom up orientation is a modern way to enjoy the beauty of natural sunlight. When you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, new window treatments can help.

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Window Treatment Trends For 2015

When you get ready to look at window treatments for the new year, allow Ambiance Window Coverings to show you what is available to fit your needs and unique design ideas. With a wide selection of window treatments from Hunter Douglas as well as custom drapery and bedding, you can easily add fashion to your home in an affordable and tangible way. Call Ambiance Window Coverings for a free in-home consultation and see how they can help you decorate your home.