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Top 2024 Window Treatment Trends: Elevate Your Home

2024 window treatment trends like floral prints and bold patterns

Floral Roman Shades in Liana Seafoam with cordless feature // Designer featured: @fromdirt2details Sarah McGill

As we step into the new year, 2024 window treatment trends and overall home decor trends continue to evolve, bringing fresh and innovative ideas to the forefront. Blinds Chalet is at the cutting edge of these trends, offering a wide range of options to elevate your home’s aesthetic. read more...

What Window Shades are trending in 2023?

What Window Shades Are Trending 2023? 

What Window Shades Are Trending 2023? Window shades have come a long way in recent years, evolving from simple, functional coverings to stylish and innovative design elements. Additionally, custom window shades and window blinds are more accessible than ever – making obtaining and installing the right window shades for your home or office more manageable. As we step into 2023, the world of interior design is buzzing with exciting trends in window shades that can transform your home. Whether you are renovating, redecorating, or just looking for fresh inspiration, let’s explore what window shades are trending in 2023.

Find Out What Window Shades are Trending in 2023:

What Window Shades are trending in 2023?

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Wondering what window shades are trending in 2023?

Run through some of the exciting trends in window shades that 2023 is claiming as its own with us. Each can make a huge difference in the final look, feel, and function of your home or office. See which 2023 window shade trends seem to suit your space!

1. Window Shades Made of Natural and Sustainable Materials

What Window Shades are trending in 2023?

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Sustainability, a growing trend in interior design, extends to window shades and window blinds. In 2023, you can expect to see an increase in window shades made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo, jute, and organic cotton. Natural materials like these add warmth and texture to your space while promoting an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Wondering what window shades are trending in 2023? That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s something you’ve never seen before. Sometimes a good thing is just a good thing.

2. Smart Shades for Smart Homes read more...

3 window shades tips for a beautiful summer home featuring Kukui Soft Jute Woven Window Shades in Terra Oak, room designed by @raising.tiny.disciples

3 Simple Window Shade Tips for a Beautiful Summer Home

Are you ready to snuggle up on the couch on chilly evenings, but you can’t quite settle in comfortably because your house isn’t put together the way you’d like? Our 3 simple window shade tips for a beautiful summer home will help you love your home while maximizing your budget and efficiently managing your time. Home is a place to have fun, enjoy the people around you, and make memories that will last the rest of your life. That’s a lot easier when you’ve filled your home with the look and vibe that speaks to you. Are you ready to get started?  read more...

Boost Your Mood with New Window Shades: Color Psychology & Your Home

new window shades: color psychology and your home

Get the look with Floral Roman Shades in Liana Seafoam // Credit @fromdirt2details Sarah McGill

Color psychology studies how different colors affect human behavior, emotions, and mood. It is widely used in interior design to create specific moods and emotions in any given space. When you want to enhance your home’s aesthetics or generate a specific ambiance in a room or space, focusing on your window treatments is very beneficial. New window shades, window blinds, or shutters offer an endless variety of options for optimizing color psychology in your home while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of light control, energy-efficient options, and more. Learn how to use color psychology to help you pick the right new window shades for your home or office! read more...

add natural woven shades to update your space

Media Room Update: Add Natural Woven Shades

Get a quick look at one of our 2021 project collaborations with guest designer, Sue. This designer wanted to give her media room an updated look and decided that adding natural woven shades to her windows would make all the difference.

About Our Guest Designer: Sue of @WoolandVineDesign

Our guest designer, Sue, lives in California and runs a home decor Instagram account at @woolandvinedesign where you’ll find her sharing home improvement projects with her followers.

About the Project: Media Room Update

When Sue decided her media room needed an update, one of the elements she knew she wanted to add to the space was natural woven shades. 

Before & After Images: Media Room Update with @WoolAndVineDesign

Check out before and after photos of the media room update project:

Before Photo: Media Room Update 2021 with @WoolandVineDesign

Before Photo, Photo & Design Credit: @woolandvinedesign

When Sue decided her media room needed an update, she knew she wanted natural woven shades in the space.

After Photo: @WoolandVineDesign added natural woven shades

After Photo, Photo & Design Credit: @WoolAndVineDesign

In the end, she decided on Bali Natural Woven Shades in Spree Studio. Here’s the final look!

The Process: Ordering Custom Bamboo Shades Online

Browsing Products: The process started by browsing the products available on the website. Since Sue already knew she wanted natural woven shades, she could go directly to the bamboo shades section and consider the different options. Tip: When browsing products, don’t browse blindly. There are a number of factors that you should consider right off the bat so you don’t get attached to any options that actually won’t work for your space, your budget, your lifestyle, or your timeline. Different products have different production times – the estimated production time needed for each product is listed on the description page right next to the main image. If you know you want to have your new window shades installed within 4 weeks, you’ll want to take note of any with production times that will fall outside your window. You’ll also want to consider the available color choices, textures, and features available with each window shade.

Identifying the Best Shades or Blinds for Your Space: When attempting to identify the best shades or blinds for your room or space, feel free to touch base with the Design Consultants for answers to questions about the products, how to measure windows, manufacturing times, available features, installation, etc. They’re a great resource – and they’re available by phone, email, or online chat. Access the Online Chat option on the home page. 

Ordering Samples: Samples are always a great idea. It’s best to see the different materials in your space with your lighting and decor, etc. During the @WoolAndVineDesign 2021 Media Room Update, Sue ordered samples and received them the next week. Once she had them in hand in her room, she discovered that they weren’t the right color for the space. She quickly ordered a new set of samples adjusting her choices a bit, so she could ensure she’d love the final look of her woven shades.

Measuring Your Windows: Make sure to access instructions on how to measure for your blinds or shades. You can find info on how to measure included on the product pages. Once you’ve accessed instructions and measured your windows, do it again to double-check that they are accurate. There’s nothing worse than ordering a custom window shade in the wrong size.

Ordering: Once you’ve seen your samples (and love them) and you have your window measurements, add your order to your online shopping cart, and process your order.

Shipping: Sue received her order of custom-made Bali Natural Woven Shades in Spree Studio 4 weeks later. Remember, shipping times and production time will vary depending on the product you order. However, you can always log in to your online account at BlindsChalet.com to get a status update on your order or reach out to the Design Consultants for more info on your order’s progress by phone, email, or Online Chat.

Installation Process: Installation instructions and tips for an easy install are included on each product page. If you have questions during the install or before you get started on the installation process, check the product page for detailed information or reach out to the Design Consultants for more info on your order’s progress by phone, email, or Online Chat.

after photos of media room update project - Adding natural woven shades can quickly update your space. // Get the look with Bali Natural Woven Shades in Spree Studio. // Credit: @woolandvinedesign.

Our guest designer, @woolandvinedesign, was very happy with the completed Media Room Update. // Photo and Design Credit: @woolandvinedesign

The Finished Media Room Update Project: read more...