Saturday, November 18, 2017

Trilight Shades Combine Sheer & Cellular Fabrics

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Trilight Shades by Alta Window Fashions

Trilight Shades® are as practical as they are beautiful. One of the biggest challenges when selecting window treatments is trying to narrow your decision based on your requirements. You may want to be able to have a clear view at times but you may need privacy at other times. Or complete light blockage like you would get from blackout shades while other times you may just want to have the sunlight filtered. Usually, you may have to determine your priorities and unfortunately, that may limit your choices.

Window Treatments With A Solution

Trilight Shades - sheer for daytime use and honeycomb fabric for more privacy all in the same shade.Trilight Shades with sheer fabric and cellular fabric combined These unique window treatments give options that allow you to accomplish several things with one window covering. They combine different material on the same window treatment. Sheer fabric can be combined with a cellular shade (honeycomb shade) allowing light filtering through the sheer portion and light blockage with the heavier cellular material. You can select from different materials, colors as well as control options, giving you even more control of the look and function of your window coverings.

Trilights are window treatments that combine a versatile look and feel to the decor a room while giving you light control, privacy or a wide open view, all from one window treatment.

Bellagio Window Fashions has installed these window shades for homes throughout the greater Toledo Oh area. We'd be happy to show you some ideas and suggestions so you can decide if Trilight Shades are a good match for you and your home. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today at 419-381-2700. Or contact us via email




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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Interior Window Shutters Installed In Maumee Ohio – Toledo Area

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Shutters - A Great Window Treatment Idea

Interior Shutters Installed In Sidelight Windows of A Front Door

Shutters are a traditional window treatment that provides a classic feel and warmth to any room. There are many design and style options available making them as versatile as they are beautiful. But you may be asking, "What is the definition of a shutter and how is it different than a window blind?"

Here's a great definition of a basic shutter: "A window shutter is a solid and stable window covering usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails (top, centre and bottom)."

A traditional shutter has smaller louvers approximately 1 ¾ inches wide, which sit in a frame that’s approximately ¾ inch thick. They were originally made to be installed on the interior of a home and were first made popular in the Northeastern states.

Plantation shutters
, on the other hand, have larger louvers and the frames are thicker than those of traditional shutters. The size and sturdiness of the Plantation Shutter made it suitable for them to be installed on the exterior of homes on plantation estates in the South, which is how they got their name. The heavier construction and serves a functional purpose of protecting the home from the elements.

Ideas For Interior Window Shutters

We had an opportunity to install interior shutters in several rooms in a home in Maumee Ohio, a suburb of Toledo.  They were a great choice to bring out the elegance of the home while providing the functionality of needed for each individual window. Using shutters in various rooms created a theme of timeless tradition while using different styles and colors of shutters in each room added an understated contemporary design, which carried throughout the entire home. This combination of traditional design and contemporary flair is something that shutters can add to that special home!

How Shutters Can Be Used In A Bathroom

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Shutters offer a lot of versatility. One idea is using a window shutter with a divider rail, which separates the shutter into two sections: a top and bottom. The louvers of each section can open and close independently. As you can see in the above photos, this allows you to have the degree of privacy and light control that you would like. The matching color of the louvers and frame blend beautifully with the wall and provide a nice accent to the room.

One thing to be aware of is where the interior shutters will be installed. If they will be used in an area that has a lot of moisture such as a bathroom or above a sink in the kitchen, you may want to consider using a material other than wood, such as a composite material. The reason is that the wood can absorb water over a period of time, resulting in warpage.

You also may want to think about how these window treatments will be used, as this can determine the type of design that will be best for your use. For example, there are many options for the tilt rod that controls how the louvers are open and closed. The rod can be in the center, off to the side and can affect the overall look of the installation of the shutter itself.

Shutters are considered by many to be "furniture custom designed for your window". And it's true! They provide function, decor and a classic elegance that's unique to any other window treatment.

If you think that shutters may be an idea for your home or office, please feel free to contact me and schedule a no-obligation decorating consultation. We'll be happy to show you the many options that available.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top Down Bottom Up Cordless Cellular Shades

top-down bottom-up cellular shades

Top-down bottom-up shades are a combination of function and beauty and can complement the decor of any room. The shade itself is a cellular shade, often called honeycomb shades because of the honeycomb design that's presented when viewed from the side.

These window coverings are available in the traditional pull-down control but the top-down feature adds a completely different element in design. This allows the shade to be lowered from the top - ideal for rooms that need some sunlight from the outdoors while giving you the ability to control the amount of privacy by allowing the shade to lower to the level of your liking.

And they still can be raised just like a typical shade. The top-down bottom-up window shade gives you the best of both worlds with its unique dual-control mechanism. Taking it one step further, these cellular shades are available with the cordless lift option so there are no visible cords. This offers,  a clean look and an added measure of safety for children and pets..

Insulating Shades

The unique structure of the individual cells make it one of the most energy efficient window shade available. The material helps keep the outside air from entering your home while each cell of the shade provide pockets of air to provide warmth in the cold, winter months and cool air indoors during the summer.

Fabric and Color

The amount of sunlight that passes through the shade is determined by the choice of material - which can range from sheer to blackout fabric. And they are available in a wide variety of fabrics and colors, making them even more versatile as a window covering for family rooms, bedrooms or formal dining rooms.

Top;-down bottom-up cellular shades are available from Bellagio Window Fashions in Toledo OH.