Style Tips & Guide
Many factors go into choosing the perfect window treatments for you home. Your choices should reflect and enhance what you love about each room in your home. Explore some of our helpful tips.
Which Style Fits My Décor?
Romantic Point of View
In many a room, the window is the source of the romance as it bathes it in warm light. Romantic living rooms and bedrooms take to window coverings that are rustic and warm such as a wood blind. Quaint English cottage-looks are achieved with Shutters or Wood Blinds, as are beach homes or island retreats.
"Adjust the angle of your louvers or slats during the day to add romantic light into the room."
A Revered Outlook
Time-honored rooms let your personal history shine through. Filled with traditions and mementos, they can be living rooms, home offices or bedrooms with a handsome, masculine feel, an English library for example, with Wood Blinds of dark-stained oak on the windows. Or, classic rooms with Wood Blinds accentuated with tapes to complement the furnishings. Honeycombs set off a home with a rich heritage inherent in the decor while protecting heirlooms from the sun.
"Invite the outdoors in, and make it part of your roomscape."
Sights Set on Rustic
Rustic runs the gamut. Your idea might be a lodge in the heart of the city. With windows done in Southern knotty pine Wood Blinds, who's to know it's not Vermont? Rustic American country or folk art décor gets an extra layer of charm with Shutters or Roman Shades done in a linen textured fabric. Roller Shades in mesh, our Montego pattern, let in the filtered light and a whole lot of castaways atmosphere. Topping off many a rustic room, is a carved-look Cornice box over the window.
What Suits My Needs?
Consider before you choose whether you prefer complete privacy 100% of the time, or a moderate degree to maximize light. Perhaps your wish is to block a less than desirable view from a window. 3 Day Blinds has excellent choices in all respects, plus many Top Down Bottom Up upgrades for shades that allow you to have your privacy and your sunshine, too.
Great view? Don't block it, frame it. Select a window treatment that opens up the outside world while still serving your other needs. As a rule, wider louvers or slats on blinds or shutters will offer more "view space" when opened. The top down/bottom up options for shades and horizontal blinds also provide a means for looking out while preserving privacy.
An insulating window covering is like an investment. It can pay for itself in the long run. Since experts claim we can lose up to 40% of energy through the glass panes, keeping a heating bill down in the winter and holding the cool air in during the summer is a big factor. Cells in Honeycomb Shades do this marvelously. Shutters and Vertical Blinds are also tops. Roman Shades, Faux Wood Blinds and Wood Blinds can be counted on to insulate well, too.
There are occasions when you wish to protect yourselves and your fine furnishings from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Western and Southern exposures are most vulnerable. Horizontal Sheer Shades are just one good choice when you want to bask in the sunshine without the harmful effects. On the other hand, there may be rooms where you wish to cut the light, or block it entirely for daytime sleepers or media room viewing. Many 3 Day Blinds shades and treatment are available with Room Dimming to Room Darkening features as an upgrade or an option.
Practical Above All
3 Day Blinds meets many specialized needs, but above all, the ease and safety of operation are paramount. Our blind and shade lifts are designed to protect children and pets from senseless accidents. We also offer free Child Safety Retrofit Kits to adapt cords on your existing window treatments. Our product line features a number of wipe-clean, extra durable window coverings for high traffic areas in family homes where pets and young children pass. Your laundry rooms, baths and kitchen or eating areas might benefit from the many attractive yet moisture-resistant treatments, including those in Faux Wood, Vertical or Horizontal Vinyl Blinds.
What Fits My Budget?
Right Looks at the Right Price
Most 3 Day Blinds shades and blinds come in quality levels of very good, even better and the best of the best. If the top tier doesn't suit your needs or your budget, consider another. Every product is well made, and our amazing service is superior with every selection.
Good Insulators Pay for Themselves
When investing in high-quality window coverings, what you spend may be offset by the substantial savings you'll enjoy over time in your heating and cooling bills. Many choices provide good energy efficiency. Honeycomb blinds being designed with interior cells just for this purpose. Shutters are also tops, as are Roman Shades, vertical blinds and many styles of Wood Blinds.
Faux is Fabulous
There's no question real wood window treatments are beautiful additions to a home, but there are many reasons why faux wood is an excellent alternative, price being one of them. In the case of Faux Wood Blinds, they are even better insulators and light blockers, thanks to an extra angle in the molded slats that creates a tighter fit.
What Color and Material?
Gather Chips and Swatches
Before your design consultation, making a visit to a 3 Day Blinds showroom or making a single color decision on your own, pull together samples of your wall colors and swatches of your room's main fabric decor. If you have already ordered your free color swatches and chips from 3 Day Blinds, place these with your others on a small board or on index cards. Carry them along to refer to when unifying elements in a room.
Consider Your Space
To open up the room and make it appear larger, choose a color or material for your windows that is similar in tone to your walls. To make a room look and feel cozier, or turn the window into a focal point, use a contrast color.
Don't Be Afraid of Color
Color is a silent language. It sends subliminal messages that lift spirits and affect your comfort level in your home environment. Bolder or brighter colors add life to rooms like kitchens and children's spaces where there is lots of energy. Rustic colors drawn from the earth, including richly stained and honeyed woods, become color conduits, drawing the peace and tranquility of the outdoors in. Neutral shades warm up a room and showcase your accent pieces but neutral does not have to be "beige". Every color in the color wheel has its neutral point. With so many reasons to add color, and so many choices in the palette, is there any reason to think all-white rooms ever again?
All the Trimmings
For some window coverings such Roller Shades, it's time to choose the decorative borders and trims. For Wood and Faux Wood Blinds, the wide fabric tapes are part of the color and pattern fun. Match these to your roomscape, picking up the same accent colors in several other spots around the room. If a cornice box is part of your plan, choose the carved effect and color that works best, making it the crowning touch of your décor.
Consider the Street View
Don't forget - there's another side to the window color story. Take into consideration how your choice will look from the outside of your windows. 3 Day Blinds has also considered this in Honeycomb Shades, Vinyl Blinds, Vinyl Vertical Blinds or Fabric Vertical Blinds with Channeled PVC Insert; all colors and patterns will appear neutral from the street view.