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Much Ado About Bamboo

By Gina G.

Bamboo shades are great options to add texture and a natural vibe to any room.  If you are considering a bamboo shade but unfamiliar with them, here’s a brief snapshot:

Bamboo or woven wood shades are typical comprised of natural woods, bamboo chutes, and grasses. Because of their wooden composition, they provide some insulation, although they are not the best insulation option. These materials are generally held together by color coordinated thin threads (to allow the bamboo to really shine). Most bamboo shades will be sheer due to their composition unless the chutes are layered partially atop each other which would then give privacy. And, they are also usually the same color on the front and back of the shade.

There are a plethora of styles and colors to choose from that range from white to black but the majority of bamboo shades are offered in solid wood colors (usually popular wood tones like oak, mahogany, etc) or multi colored (to coordinate with a variety of wood colors).  The features available for bamboo shades are plentiful too.  You can choose a more formal look by choosing a bamboo style that has folds and bubbles out like a roman shade.  Or, for a more relaxed look, you can choose a more modern flat style resembling a roller shade. Most often, because of the more relaxed nature of bamboo shades, they are presented with a flat panel stlye. 

Although the headrails, brackets, and depth required for bamboo shades are varied, most come with a matching valance that is usually pre-attached to the headrail. The valance covers any hardware and gives the shade a finished look. For the bottom of your bamboo shade, you can choose whether to have it fold up (like a roman shade) or just roll up (these will usually have visible cords at the front of the shade).

Liners are another, more functional, option for bamboo shades that don’t have overlapping sticks or tight weaves. Most woven wood shades are sheer products without a liner. If you’re placing the shade in a room where privacy is necessary, you will need to add a liner to it. Some bamboo shades are offered with a blackout liner option making them viable products for bedrooms.

Finally, some bamboo shades are offered with fabric edges on the sides of the shade. These have dual purpose when utilized: to add pops of color and print and to protect the edges of the shade from damage.

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Sun Shades

By: Karen E.


When it comes to covering the windows in your sunroom, there are a lot of options.  One of the most popular is Sunweaves, also known as sunshades.  Customers are generally most familiar seeing them in restaurants or coffee shops, and never envisioned them in their home, but when you stop and consider it, they really are a great option. 

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Summer Sun

By: Greg G.


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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Relaxing Room

By: EricaTokyo Cappucino      


There is nothing more relaxing than being in a room that makes you feel like you are outside all year round. A place to take you away from all the madness and chaos that life brings on a daily basis. Well, at least in my life that is! Just recently I made an addition to my home that most would call a sunroom. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a room that I would be using often since I have three kids and work a full-time job. I wouldn’t be enjoying much sun with a schedule like mine. But I have to say, it is the best investment I have ever made!

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Sunrooms – Cellulars

By: Teresa



When looking for window treatments for a sunroom there are a few main objectives to keep in mind. These include: light transmission, glare, visibility, privacy, and insulation. Depending on the age and location of the home, some or all of these could be deciding factors on which type of window treatment to choose. One option which meets all of these criteria is a cellular shade, possibly with a top-down/bottom-up feature added for more control.

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Reasons Why Cellulars Are Good For Your Sunroom

 By: Dominic014_smartcell_lf_stone_022


There are a few questions that you should ask yourself when looking for window treatments for your sunroom. These questions should include things like light, privacy, decor, function, and insulation. The general purpose to most sunrooms is to have a comfortable room where one can go to relax. Most people prefer for their sunrooms to be bright with natural light.

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Cascade Is A Great Sun Room Choice

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If you have a sunroom that you are getting ready for summer with, the new serenity product, Cascade, is definitely an option worth looking into. Cascade has  four different color options and all of them are light filtering/sheer. With cascade you have the control of when you want privacy vs. when you want to have a sheer light filter.

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Easy Solution For Our Sunroom

By: Sherry


Dubai Earl Grey Roller

My husband and I recently decided to re-do some of the rooms in our house. We hadn’t updated anything since we first moved in 10 years ago. On our list of rooms was our dreaded sunroom. I say dreaded because there are a lot of windows and they are pretty big. When we moved in, we looked at custom window treatments and it was a hefty cost at that time. Instead, we had decided to just buy some mini blinds off the shelf to cover them. Now, they are dusty, old, and we want to update the look; it was time to tackle this room.

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No More Beach Towels…

By: KarenSOLIDT_TpDn-1202C

Not to brag, but I’d say I have a very nice house.  Not too big, not too small, but comfortable, livable, and nicely decorated.  That was, until my husband bought his new TV, and decided it was acceptable to hang beach towels on the windows.  Red Sox on one, Patriots on the other, and Celtics on the other.  Not surprisingly, the day I came home and found this spectacle in my sunroom, I was not happy.  Apparently, it was the first afternoon he had been home since we got the TV, and the glare was so intense that he couldn’t see the windows, and of course, his first thought was to grab some towels…

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Serenity Shades for My Sun Room

By: DominicSS-207

I have a small sun room on the west wing of my summer home that has a large picture window in it. The room gets a lot of sun which is something that I really like but it can be over bearing at times. The middle window is fixed and the two side ones open up and I wanted to put three separate window treatments over each window. The window had a large vertical with plastic slats hanging which looked horrible and was also broken and falling apart so I took it down. I did a little research online and found that I had far more options than I could imagine. I decided that I would need some professional help so I visited a custom blinds shop.

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