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Cascade Sheer Shade in a dining room setting. General Interior Designers Products Shades Tips and Advice

What Are Sheer Shades?

Simply put, sheer shades are an elegant combination of a blind and a shade. The soft inner slats behave as a blind by tilting opened and closed as they are encased on the front and back by a soft, delicate layer of sheer fabric. To lift the shade, a continuous chain  closes the slats, just as a blind would operate, laying the two outer layers of sheer fabric flat against the slats. Then the shade rolls up, similar to a roller shade, into the top rail to clear the window. With the shade drawn and the slats closed, privacy and light control are achieved. If the shade is down with the slats in the open position, light filters in gently through the outer layers of sheer fabric.

Sheer shades are those resplendent blinds that are also a shade, gently filtering light through transparent panels to create an ethereal glow. Once considered a designers secret, sheer shades are now available to the modern design enthusiast in an array of neutral colors and textures. It’s easy, when you’re immersed in the world of design, to forget that the majority of consumers don’t have access to the pulse of the market the way those in the industry do. So what are sheer shades? How do you use them and where can you find them?

Sheer shades were designed to function as both a blind and a shade and were diversely different than anything else on the market. Although the basic components of other window treatments were in place, their design and function set them a world apart. Constructed of fabric vanes that float between two sheer panels, they closely resemble a horizontal blind but are uniquely different. Due to their fabric component, they are lighter in weight and more pliable making them easier to tilt, raise, and lower. This allows them to share the functionality of a roller shade, increasing ease of use with a roll up feature and decreasing the bulky stack that occurs with horizontal blinds. Near perfection is their design, making them an ideal choice for almost any room in the home.

Blinds To Go has a wide selection of our Sheer Shades. They come in mostly neutral colors. There are a few darker gray’s and browns now also! The Sheer Shades now are available in ROOM DARKENING! How could they be sheer shades AND room-darkening? Well, the material is made thicker than the light-filtering material, when they are closed it will be room darkening. Giving the customer the elegant look of sheer shades and the darkening feature, made best for bedrooms!

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Just Motorize It!

In this day and age, everything is automated and computerized in some form. You can program your lights and locks with an app or press a button to open your garage and start your car; so why not motorize your blinds? Blinds To Go offers motorization in some of their most popular products: Harmony, Cellular, Pleated, Roller, Serenity, Cascade, AND Real Wood blinds!

Motorizing blinds and shades in your home is a great way to make mundane tasks easy and efficient. You can say bye-bye to that rickety ladder because motorized blinds and shades are ideal for those high or hard to reach windows. They are also perfect for groups of windows in one room. Imagine opening the Solar Shades in your Sun Room… one at a time… sure it’s just the pull of a chain, but it is a pull of a chain for each window! Now, imagine pressing a button to raise all of the shades at once. Opening, closing, even raising the blinds to your favorite position, all with just one button. Blinds To Go can give customers this simple luxury.

The appeal of motorized blinds is quickly becoming widely realized across the world. It gives you cordless design, an easy to handle remote, a quiet but speedy motor, and is a great time saver. The optimal components totally wrapped up into one of Blinds To Go’s motorized blinds. Want another reason to update your home? Our installers come out and measure, program, and install all of our motorized products! Blinds To Go disposes all of this to create a one stop shop for your needs. Come in and see them for yourself, it’s only the press of a button.

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One Room At A Time: Kitchen Decorating 101

Since the kitchen is the room in my house people always tend to see when they stop by, I always love to keep the room looking clean, up to date, and refreshed. It’s the place you’ll gather for a cup of coffee after the kids leave for school, where the family will gather to celebrate events, and the room you’ll relax in with friends after a long week of work. That being said, it’s always easier to keep it simple from a decorating perspective.
– Use your everyday items as décor. – For example, the pretty coffee cups you use on a regular basis can be hung above the counter from simple hooks – not only does it take clutter off the counter, but the color in the cups can then accent your décor! Another example is using glass jars to store your fruit. Fruit is also colorful and decorative, and generally, you need somewhere to store it as well – use the decorative containers you were given last Christmas to show them off!
– Add greenery. – Depending on how you much counter space you have, figure out where it makes the most sense to bring in some plants. If you are low on space, don’t waste it – find a corner where you can get some hanging shelves and fill them with plants. Use them as a centerpiece on your kitchen table – it will force you to make sure the table doesn’t fill with clutter too! If you have the space on your counter, use it to your advantage and add a few small plants to brighten it up.
– Use chalkboards. – Depending on the household there are lots of fun uses for chalkboards in the kitchen. You can use to with your partner to remember what meals you shopped for at the beginning of the week if you have kids you can use it to keep track of after-school activities or even chores. If you just love to entertain you can add fun quotes and sayings that are different every time your friends stop by!
– Bring in some color. – Although the kitchen is a room without a lot of fabric treatments, you can always find a way to bring in some color. For starters, throw an area rug down under the kitchen table, or a runner in front of the sink. Rugs are a fun way to bring in a trendy color or pattern without being overly committed to it. You could also add a valance or window treatment with some color for fairly inexpensive.

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We Make It Easy!

Have you ever shopped for blinds or shades before? Well, if you haven’t, you’ve found a great place to start! At Blinds To Go, our Design Consultants live by our motto: “We Make It Easy!”

Your first decision would be deciding whether or not you would like blinds or shades better for your window. What’s the difference, you ask? Our real wood Laredo 2″ and aluminum Softlook 8 Designer are two examples of blinds. Simply put, they’re made out of horizontal slats in which you can tilt open and closed to adjust the light. Some of our shade styles include Harmony or Motif. Shades are generally a window covering made of fabric. This fabric can be light filtering, room darkening or blackout. To make this decision, we would ask you, “how do you want to control or block out the light?”

Secondly, a major factor that everyone must adhere to, is budget! Blinds To Go has the largest selection of blinds and shades under one roof, so we have something for everyone in every price range! From small vinyl mini blinds to lavish and decorative Harmony shades; we have something that will surely go hand in hand with your budget AND your home!

Your third decision would most likely be based on style and color. A safe option that many Blinds To Go customers choose is a classic white. Some customers do choose to go the bolder route and go with a bright color or bold pattern. We have white and color/prints alike available in every blind or shade option. As you can probably tell, you will have a lot to choose from, but that first initial question will narrow it down. To further help you decide, we’d ask which one you’re more comfortable with and which would help your home feel more like “home”.

After those primary choices are made, the rest of the pieces just fall into place. When you shop at Blinds To Go, our Design Consultants are here for you every step of the way to ‘Make It Easy’. Investing in window coverings can finish your home off with just the right touch. So let us ask you one last question… Do you know where you’ll be designing your window treatments?? Here’s a hint… WE MAKE IT EASY!

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BTG Blueprint 2.0

borneospice_beauty_001Written by Ashley H.

Just like any other day, your taking time out of your busy morning to watch your favorite show, “The View”. During a commercial break you find yourself watching a Blinds to Go commercial. Of course you frown to yourself because you have been putting off buying window treatments for entirely too long. You work, have the kids to run around with and of course you just want to relax; but a day goes by, then a week goes by, which leads to months going by. Buying window treatments takes time and decisions. You need help and want to make sure you are getting a fair deal for what you need. Take this commercial as an omen; you need to get in your car and hit Blinds to Go!

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Real Friend or Faux

By: Tiffany H.

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Temperatures are rising and the sun’s heat is building steadily. Room darkening blinds and shades are all the rage in combating the intense heat, but this summer we’ve been getting a lot of questions and inquires about plantation shutters. My response, of course being sympathetic, that of all the hundreds of different products, styles, and options that is the one thing we do not have. Once I manage to explain the complexities and price of installing plantation shutters, I coax them into taking a look at our real wood and faux wood collection. It is followed by a barrage of questions all surrounding one main point, which is the better product?

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Summer Sun

By: Greg G.

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Summer is right around the corner. Now is the best time to start getting your home and windows ready for hot summer days. At Blinds To Go we have a wide variety of styles and colors perfect for the summer sun. If you are looking to block out the harshness of the sun but still be able to look out and see a beautiful summer day, sunweaves are perfect. With an assortment of styles, colors, and UV protection we have what you are looking for.

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