Bamboo, Reed and Woven Wood Shades

hunter douglasDecorating with bamboo shades and woven wood shades has come a long way from when they were first introduced.  Hunter Douglas woven wood and Alustra® woven textures® are designed to give you the greatest advantage when you are decorating with natural woven reeds, grasses and woods.  You will be amazed at the various colors, styles and weave patterns offered in an assortment of elegant products.  Woven shades never looked so good.

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Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

Hand-woven from versatile, light filtering reeds, grasses and woods our Provenance® Woven Wood Shades come in five styles to transform your windows.  Roman shades like the ones pictured above are just one of the many styles available.  Hunter Douglas handcrafts these woven weaves to bring you the best designs made with quality and durability in mind.  Allow the light to filter into your room while maintaining privacy.
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Added Shades for Room Darkening Effects

Love the look of natural woven woods but hate the idea of light seeping in, now you can enjoy the best of both worlds.  Room darkening shades have been added to the back of these woven shades to give you a room darkening, black out effect.  This is great for extra privacy and light control.  New innovations allow you to hang both shades on the same headrail for more streamlined look and operation.  As you can see from the picture above they operate separately from one an other giving you more options and control.

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Alustra® Woven Textures®

An innovative alternative to woven woods and solar screens, our Alustra® Woven Textures® artfully blend unique fibers and sophisticated design to create distinctive light filtering fabrics.  These are elegant and modern looking, adding texture and a natural feel to your decor.  Handpicked, premium materials create fabrics and textures that add depth and artistry to any room. With so many choices, it’s easy to create window fashions that perfectly complement your décor. You can easily mix and match products in this line to work on sliding glass doors, large windows and many other applications.

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Designing with Bamboo Shades and Other Woven Wood Shades

When you want to add the luxury of natural woven wood shades to your decor, you can capture a clean, elegant look that dazzles.  Nothing energizes the sense more than natural products and beautiful surroundings.  Ambiance Window Coverings would love to help you create the look you long for with our woven wood shades and bamboo shades.  Call Ambiance Window Coverings in Omaha for a complete look at this product line.



Fall Window Treatment Trends

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At Ambiance Window Coverings, we can help you take advantage of the most popular fall window treatment trends. Now is a great time to explore the many options available from Hunter Douglas as well as custom drapery options. Looking at the popular decorating trends for fall 2014, we see many exciting styles incorporated into our window coverings. Here are the latest in style, elegance and innovation.

Neutral and Natural

Natural woven shades are a big hit this year. From bamboo shades to bamboo and maple pulls, people are opting for a natural look in some of their rooms. Shades and neutral sheers allow diffused light to enter a room giving a calm, serenity while still allowing you the privacy you need. They are a good fit for most environments.

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Going Green With Window Coverings in Omaha

Today many people are conscious about their health and conscious about saving energy. Manufacturers are helping by using fabric that has anti microbial and anti fungal traits woven in. You will also find a fair share of stain resistant and mildew and mold resistant fabrics for those with allergies. While non-toxic dyes are replacing dyes of old.

Metal blinds are back in style in an abundance of colors. They are easy to clean with a swifter and offering those with dust allergies a practical option.

Energy efficient blinds, shutters and shades come in a variety of material with the honeycomb design being the most energy efficient of all. This layering of cellular construction allows the heat or cold air to stay in depending on the season.

High Tech Solutions

With the desire to provide a safe environment, came window coverings with no cords. Today these cordless window coverings come in mechanical options for hands free operation. Use can use a remote, the Internet or a smart phone app to raise, lower and set your window coverings on a timer. This is great if you want your window coverings in Omaha to rise with the sun or you want to make a vacant house appear lived in.

Plantation Shutters in Omaha


Plantation Shutters in Omaha

Plantation shutters are all the rage right now. Heritance Hardwood Shutters with their new artisan series staining and distressing offer a classic look that is well worth the price. These shutters are this year’s Product of The Year according to the WCMA. Designed with the same characteristics, as fine handcrafted furniture hardwood shutters can’t be beat for style and durability. They are also highly energy efficient which makes them a great pick for fall.

Color, Pattern and Embellishments

For as may neutral, sleek lined window coverings are sold, just as many bold, embellished ones will be sold as well. Many people are opting for the eclectic look in their décor. Sometimes incorporating the look in their window coverings and sometimes using their window coverings as a backdrop to their other furnishings. Pattern can add color and interest to a room that is swimming in wood or no color. Bold stripes, colorful floral, and dazzling geometric shapes all have their place and appeal when decorating.

Designing With Fall Window Treatment Trends

As you can see fall window treatment trends encompass a board scope of fashions to delight each and every one of us. Our design consultants at Ambiance Window Coverings can help you navigate through the many choices you have and show you how different fabrics and materials would look in your home. Our professional designers and installers can offer you a custom look that fits your décor and style. Call Ambiance Window Coverings today and see what’s in store for your windows.


How to Create a Fall Atmosphere

create a fall atmosphereCooler temperatures and glimpses of the holidays in clothing stores and shopping malls create a fall atmosphere that we like to welcome into our homes. Really, anytime there is a change in the weather is a great time to redecorate your home. Here are a few ideas to help you usher in the holidays and prepare your home for winter entertaining and cozy nights by the fire.

Stock Your Home With Fall Necessities

With cooler temperatures, you need to pack your cupboards with warm weather favorites like hot chocolate and warm soups. Don’t forget to pick up some extra wine and party snacks too. Maybe a pie for the freezer just incase unexpected guests pop in. Make sure you have enough firewood and logs to keep you warm this season. Extra blankets in the car, for you and your friends when you need them, are always a pleasant gesture.

Bring Out The Pillows and Blankets

Decorate you living room or family room with comfortable pillows in warm autumn colors. Be sure and include some interesting textures to create a warm look and ambiance. Sheep fur throws and soft furry blankets allow you to wrap up in warmth for immediate comfort and relaxation. Consider turning a part of your home into a reading area where you can sit in a comfortable chair and enjoy a good book or game on you smart phone. My recliner is set up next to my picture window so I can enjoy the beauty of winter from the warmth of my favorite chair.

Create A Fall Atmosphere With Warm Winter Bedding

Now that the temperatures are dipping down, you can include your warmer blankets on your bed. New bedding might just be the inspiration for a bedroom makeover. Maybe you’re not ready for new furniture but a new bedroom ensemble with new window treatments or custom drapery may be exactly what you need. You can save on your heating bill with energy efficient window treatments and extra blankets that allow you to turn the thermostat down.

Add Fall Cheer With Autumn Favorites

You can add a little fall fun to your decorating with colorful gourds and pumpkins, leaves, pinecones and small ornaments that remind you of fall. You can create a charming table with a few gourds down the center and a table runner of your favorite colors underneath.

Don’t forget to add a few fragrant pieces like cloves or cinnamon to create a fall atmosphere.

Add New Window Treatments

Whether you like to change your window treatments for the seasons or you’re just ready for a new look, new window treatments can add new life to your rooms and provide you with a warm feel that is elegant and tasteful. To create a fall look, you can replace your summer sheers with fuller material. Custom drapery that billows to the floor makes a nice fall statement. Wood shutters can also have a warm effect in the right situation. If you are interested in exploring your options, call Ambiance Window Coverings in Omaha and they can help you create the look you’ll love.