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Instant Room Changers

At this point, we have been stuck inside for months now!! I can’t be the only one getting a bit sick of these walls and am aching to get back out side, but for now still too cold and the sun just isn’t out as late as it needs to be. So what can we do? Well, if you are getting sick of your current rooms (as I am) here are a few ways to really make a difference and help you out:

  1. Accent wall: if you want to make a bold change to a room adding a new color or texture is a great way to really get a new feel on your living space. Be careful when choosing colors though; going to dark (especially in a low light room) will make the space feel even smaller and eat the light that comes into it. Textures or wall papers have really come back in style and some of the new patterns are a lot of fun and sure to make a statement in any space.
  2. Window treatments: We know window treatments and we know that they can affect the whole style of the room, you could instantly change any room with a new window treatment. You can add some roman shades, cellular, wood blinds, drapes, or curtains. Each of these will change the feel of the room and a lot of them come in modern colors and patterns.
  3. Furniture: a bit of flare you could choose a bold accent chair that really makes you feel better – something bright and airy; or you could just want to change up your sofa and go with a new color for the room all together.
  4. Re-arrange: one of the biggest changes that you can make (and it won’t cost you anything!) is to re-arrange and flip around your furniture. The room will feel new and different and you really just need to invest in a few man hours and time to rethink the layout.
  5. Throws and pillows: simple but effective; just changing the throw blankets and pillows you have on your chairs and sofa or cushions on your kitchen chairs can make a huge difference and be the thing that ties a whole room together.
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New Look

New Look

Winter is officially here. Keeping the cold out of your house is literally a topic of conversation in your house once a week. The yearly debate of whether to cover the windows with the insulating plastic, buy some lined curtains, or invest in new windows coverings is now back on the table. The good thing is, new cellular shades have given a new look to a style that has been around for awhile.

Let me back up a step and explain cellular shades in case you aren’t familiar with them. These shades are constructed out of two layers of polyester fabric, that are pleated, and fused together on the pleats – creating the look of a honeycomb if you were to look at the shade from a side perspective. The concept behind the construction is that they are creating an air pocket, that will keep the heat you are paying for in, and the cool you don’t want – out. The added bonus is that they will have the reverse effect in the summer months when you want to keep your air conditioning inside. They can operate traditionally, with a cord to raise them up and down, a continuous cord loop, or you can order them cordless. More recently, the option has been added to order them motorized, so you can operate them from your bed with a simple remote control.  Another useful feature is that you can have them open from either the top or the bottom if you have pesky neighbors you don’t want seeing in your windows! This meaning you can have the shade closed completely and just let a little light in from the top of the shade by lowering the secondary headrail as much as you would like to allow natural light to come in while still maintaining your privacy.

The traditional style of cellular shades pair well with the modern look of them. They give you a clean look and are a stand alone treatment. Now, as I mentioned above, they have recently come out in a variety of different colors with patterns that can give your windows a pop! They are available in a few different textures that give them some dimension, a couple different patterns that soften up the look of the fabric (that some say is very plain on its own), and the newest style lends itself to a natural look with the texture reminiscent of a woven wood shade. And of course, they are all available in the neutral tones, but do come in more bright and bold colors in case you want to make a little more of a statement.

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The Customer Comes First

By: Tiffany P.

As a store that specializes in both blinds and shades, we like to ourselves on the back because we are the least expensive option for custom window treatments. The reason why we do this is simple, yes as a business profit is important, but here the customer, and the relationship with each individual one, surpasses it all. With BTG, or Blinds To Go, you are our #1 priority, and here are a few ways we are making our products superior, to better serve you.

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Cool Summers

By: Tiffany H.

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The temperature is rising, and we all feel the heat of summer quickly approaching. With rising temperatures comes an increase in your utility bill, but fret not we have a few products that will withstand the heat and reduce you AC usage.

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New Year, New Shade

By: Brittany
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Just picture it. You’re preparing for your annual new year’s eve bash and you’re cleaning every nook and cranny. Then there’s your windows. You think, “Wait a minute, since when were my shades grey? I know I bought bright white.” Dust strikes again, but fear not, you have options! Lucky for you, many stores have rather generous end of the year sales. Keep an eye out for sales on the same shades you love so much. Even better, consider products that will not only save you money now, but will keep saving you money in the future. For example, take a look at honeycomb shades.

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Being Cold is so 2013! (So is unnecessary expenses!)

By: Meghan

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Snow storms are happening, it is winter time after all. (Yes really, already!) The temperature is plummeting, and heating bills are sky rocketing. Gas, oil, electric, and even buying wood for those wood stoves can get costly. You don’t want to go into debt so you are wearing long johns, wooly socks, flannels, sweats, and it is almost getting to the time to resort to mittens, scarves, and hats in the house. Stop! Don’t button one more button on that coat and halt that zipper on your ski suit.

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Staying warm while saving

By: Gloria

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It’s hard to believe that the holiday season has already begun.  You’re creating your shopping list and it’s really staring to add up fast.  In the midst of your holiday shopping you still have to find the time to get new window treatments at a reasonable price.   A trained Design Consultant like myself, will make this experience as easy as possible. We will answer all your questions and find the product that works for you.

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Keeping the Winter Cold Out!

 

By: Kayla
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“The weather outside is frightful…. but the fire inside’s delightful”…  Snow is one of those great things that goes along with winter, it gives you that feeling that the holiday season is here and makes us merry.  The one thing that no one misses is coming inside from those harsh cold days that winter can also bring along and not being able to warm up, or that pesky drafty window in the hallway that shoots our heating bills up and gives us the chills when we walk by.  Believe it or not, there is a solution for that, and this may just be the best time of year to get that problem under wrap-ping paper.

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Fall Is Here…

By: Karen

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Around this time of year, there are a lot of people trying to update the interior of their homes.  Summer projects have drawn to an end, and with cooler temperatures, it is a good time to focus on indoor projects.  For starters, with the nights being cooler you want to bring some of the warmth back into your home.  All of the bright, colorful accents, and light colors you used to decorate for the summer have started to look out of place.

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