Sharing our lives with other people brings joy and fulfillment. When we welcome others into our homes, we want them to feel comfortable, safe and content. How we design our spaces can determine how visitors feel when they first enter a house. Lighter yellows and browns as well as wood tones can feel warm and comforting, so integrating these into your entertaining spaces can make your guests feel at ease. One way to add warm tones to a space is by using wood around your windows. Richmond Decorating has a variety of window treatment options to help make your home a more welcoming space.
You might associate blinds with traditional neutral-toned metal materials, but wood blinds from Hunter Douglas are an easy way to add warmth to your home while allowing for light filtration. Built with genuine hardwood slats, Parkland® blinds complement any room with a rich, traditional appearance. They are available in a variety of finishes, so you can mix and match to fit other wood accents within your home. You can also select from three different slat sizes. Choose the smaller slat size for more of a filtered appearance or pick the larger slat size for increased spacing and more light between each slat.
For the traditional wooden look with the comfort of a durable material, Richmond Decorating also offers Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas. These blinds are made with a sturdy wood alternative that will stand the test of time. You can choose from a variety of realistic TruGrain® finishes, so your window treatments will create warmth in your entertaining space without fading, warping, yellowing or bowing.
For a seamless appearance without the slats that blinds require, consider Provenance® Woven Wood Shades. This produce is made from natural grasses, woods, bamboo and reeds, creating a natural, unique design feature for your home. Provenance® Shades are available in three different styles and an array of fabrics. You can also choose to have them installed with a liner in your choice of opacity.
Since the comfort of your guests is of utmost importance, you can also customize your wooden window treatments with PowerView® Motorization. This wireless operating system lets you control your shades with a remote or from a mobile device. You can program your shades to operate on a schedule, minimizing glare when the sun streams directly through your windows and maximizing light when the sun’s angle is now longer a concern. You can also provide easy access for your guests to conveniently and subtly control the window coverings as needed. Plus, with no cords hanging loose, your home is safer for children and pets.
Richmond Decorating has been the one-stop shop for all of your home decorating needs in Virginia since 1977, proudly serving The West End, South side of Richmond and The Fan. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through every step from browsing our collection to installation. Visit one of our Virginia showrooms in Richmond, Glen Allen or Newport News, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!
If you are looking for a great alternative to real wood blinds, look no further than the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds. Hunter Douglas has created a beautiful option for those who aren’t sure that real wood is the best choice for their home, and we are confident that you will absolutely love them.
If you are worried that they won’t look as good as real wood, worry no more. We offer a number of stunning paint colors and TruGrain® stains for our EverWood® Blinds, which means they look just as fantastic as our wood blinds. You can barely tell that they are not really wood. TruGrain® stains are inspired by real wood so you can barely tell the difference.
Not only that, but they even hold up better against the sun’s heat and light, as well as moisture. Humidity and sunlight can be severely damaging to real wood, but the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds stand strong against both, guaranteeing to never warp, crack, yellow, fade, or bow. This makes them a great choice for any room in your home, but especially for kitchens and bathrooms. These are spaces that tend to get very hot and humid which can be damaging to most types of window treatments. These blinds, however, are made to last. You can expect that they will stay beautiful for many years to come.
They are also much easier to maintain. All you need is a damp rag to wipe them down with and they will be good as new.
You also have tons of operating systems to choose from. You can choose from the PowerView® Motorization System, LiteRise®, SimpleLift®, UltraGlide®, or Standard Cordlock system. You can learn more about these here and we can also help you determine what will meet your needs the best.
If you are looking for window treatments for a uniquely-shaped window, these blinds are perfect. These blinds can be cut to fit a variety of shapes, including arches, angles, hexagons, octagons, circles, ovals, bay and corner windows, and even French Doors. No matter what you need, we are confident we can find some way to fit your needs.
Richmond Decorating is here to help you with everything design related from flooring to cabinetry to carpeting to window treatments and more. We are proud to provide the best selection of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and window treatments in the Richmond area. Visit one of our showrooms, located in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia, and see what we are talking about. One of our incredible designers will be happy to meet with you and discuss what you are looking to add to your home whether you are doing a full design remodel or are just looking to update a few little things. We are proud to serve all of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, Virginia, so if you find yourself looking for decorating help, give us a call today or stop by and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you create your dream home.
Fashion for Your Windows
Custom blinds from Hunter Douglas show you just how stylish blinds can be. You will always have your say when it comes to the fashionable elements that go into your blinds. If you want to show off sophisticated natural wood textures and tones on your windows, you can choose the various custom options in the Parkland® Wood Blinds collection. From different slat sizes to brilliant stain tones, your windows can convey genuine refinement with the custom options you choose for your wood blinds. You can also add stylish wood cornices to your custom wood blinds to fill empty space by your windows with luxurious real hardwood.
With the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, you can also achieve the real hardwood look by choosing realistic stain colors in the TruGrain® color collection. Your windows can also take on a bright, metallic glow with the addition of the Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds. Watch your windows reflect brilliant colors with shimmering finishes or create a subtle look with matte finish options.
The Parkland® Wood Blinds were made with style and sophistication in mind, but they were also made to last with the addition of a proprietary glaze finish. And while the EverWood® Alternative Blinds may look convincingly like actual wood, the use of modern material means that they will never fade or warp from heat or moisture, so you can use these blinds for windows that get the most sunlight or on your windows where you let steam out in the kitchen. The Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds also won’t budge in the face of natural elements due to the use of high-quality aluminum.
Convenient Operating Systems
Available operating systems, including SimpleLift™ and LiteRise®, make operation incredibly easy, allowing you to use your hands to push and pull on the blinds to adjust your shade level without the use of potentially hazardous cords. In addition, by choosing the de-Light™ feature your shades will look insanely sleek and uncluttered while providing more shade and more privacy due to no cord holes running through the slats.
Each of these styles is also available with PowerView® Motorization, which allows you to operate your custom blinds with just the push of a button on your Pebble® remote or smartphone. When you choose custom blinds from Hunter Douglas, you get quality that stands out from the crowd.
At Richmond Decorating, we are proud to offer stylish and practical custom blinds from Hunter Douglas. We have convenient locations in Richmond and Newport News, VA and serve Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA. Come see us today to learn more about the benefits of custom blinds for homes.
In this article, Richmond Decorating – with convenient locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, Virginia (VA) – is here to help answer the question, does your home need vertical or horizontal blinds? Contact us today for all of your window treatment needs.
A common and very important question you may ask when shopping for window treatments is whether you need vertical blinds or horizontal blinds for your home. There are several factors to consider when debating these two styles.
First, it is important to understand the difference between the two.
- Vertical blinds are made from long vertical slats spanning the height of the windows. These slats all connect to a track at the top. You can choose to open the blinds all the way or close them by sliding them back and forth along the track. You also have the option of just tilting them to adjust the amount of light and privacy in your home.
- Horizontal Blinds are constructed of horizontal slats, as the name says, which are connected to each other by vertical strings. These, like vertical blinds, can be opened and closed completely or you can tilt the slats for adjusted privacy and light control. These are available in many different materials, including metal, wood, and faux wood. Both vertical and horizontal blinds have the option of many different operating systems to suit your needs.
One of the most important factors to consider is the size of your windows. Horizontal blinds are much better suited for small windows that are taller and/or skinnier. Vertical blinds are great for large, wide windows such as picture windows, as well as sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds are much easier to move out of the way when trying to walk through a sliding glass door. If you had horizontal blinds on your door, you would have to open them completely to walk through. Vertical blinds only have to be opened partly. With smaller windows, horizontal blinds tend to be easier to operate, as well as being sturdier.
In addition to size, you also should consider which direction your windows face. If they are facing direct sunlight, vertical blinds may be best for those. Vertical blinds tend to have wider slats, giving them the ability to better block out the sun’s intense rays and keep your home comfortable. Of course, you still have the ability to tilt them and move them back and forth to adjust this light, but when you want to keep out as much light as possible, these are best. Horizontal blinds are better for windows not facing direct sunlight.
Additionally, and also important, is the amount of privacy you are looking for. Windows in a bedroom or bathroom should have horizontal blinds. Horizontal blinds provide much more privacy than vertical blinds. With vertical blinds, it is easy to accidentally bump into them and slightly open them, allowing outsiders to see in.
If you have more questions about what type of blinds you need for your home, give us a call today here at Richmond Decorating. We have convenient showrooms located in Richmond, Newport News, and Glen Allen, VA and proudly serve The West End, the South side of Richmond, and the Fan. We offer a variety of blinds and more from Hunter Douglas, as well as a large selection of flooring options. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you create your dream window treatments.