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!
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How to Install Solid Print Roman Shades & Love Your Windows Again
Your Solid Print Roman Shades Shipment: Identifying Your Shades
Before you even open your boxes, there’s something you should look for on the box exterior. Check for a label (generally a separate label smaller than the actual shipping label) that designates what is included in the box. Along with the basic product info, you should also see the “name” you gave the shade when you input the measurements and specifications and added it to your cart on BlindsChalet.com.
For example, you may have “named” your shade something like “movie room” or “Master West Wall” or “Nursery #1,” etc. Paying attention to the “names” printed on the box label makes it far easier to identify your different shades without remeasuring each and every one and comparing them to your original window measurements.
Check for Missing Shades or Missing Boxes:
Before you dive in and start installing your window shades, we also recommend that you do a quick check to make sure you’ve got all the shades you ordered, all the boxes in your shipment have arrived, and that your shades are going to fit in your windows (there were not measurement mistakes – on your end OR our end). Checking the labels to identify which rooms and windows your shades belong to makes it much quicker to determine if there are any window shades missing from your order. If for some reason, you have a shade or two missing…call customer service or jump online to chat with one of the Design Consultants. But not until you double check that your full order has been delivered. A missing shade will sometimes mean that your order is arriving in multiple boxes, and there may still be a box or two in transit.
For example, if you received 2 boxes and they are marked 1 of 3 and 3 of 3 – there’s one box that hasn’t been delivered. Sign in to your account at BlindsChalet.com and check your order status to see if there’s still one more box on the way, and track it for its eta. Or call customer service or access a Design Consultant through Online Chat.
Do a Quick Pre-Install Check that the All the Shades’ Measurements Look Good:
How to Choose Window Treatments: The Do’s and the Don’ts
Many consider window treatments the “finishing touch” – kind of like the icing on the cake, but savvy designers will disagree. Window treatments aren’t a finishing touch or a last minute accessory. Rather than thinking of your window treatments as the icing on the cake; consider them one of the main ingredients. If you’re wondering how to choose window treatments, the best advice we can give is to make them one of the top priorities when addressing design elements for your space.
How to Make Windows the Focal Point of a Room
Interior Design Basics: What is a Focal Point?
In interior design, the phrase focal point typically refers to a spot or area that draws the eye when you enter a room. Interior designers tend to lean towards a specific area or feature in a room as the room’s focal point. In some spaces, the focal point is completely created by the design of the space, but in other rooms, the design will enhance or amplify a natural focal point like windows. When a design successfully creates a focal point in a space, it means a more inviting, and eye-catching finished design.
Designing Your Living Room Around a Focal Point:
After you determine your room’s focal point, you start to design the room around it. When designing a room around a focal point, you should try to highlight the focal point, while making the natural flow of the room point toward the area or feature. Doing so showcases the room’s natural aesthetic and creates a warmer, more inviting space. Distinct architectural elements like windows may be “natural” focal points in a room, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enhance their ability to draw the eye in your finished interior design.
Tips for Designing Around Windows as a Room’s Focal Point:
When planning your room’s design, first define your focal point. Then keep your focal points in mind while designing the space. When your focal point is a window or an arrangement of windows, there are a few things you can do to draw attention to the room’s focal point.
Making Windows Your Living Room’s Focal Point: Choosing Your Window Treatments
Common Window Problems with Easy Solutions: Gigantic Windows
Common Window Problems = Gigantic Windows
When shopping for blinds or shades, size limitations can be very frustrating. When shopping for blinds or shades with BlindsChalet.com, you have access to our Design Consultants. And our Design Consultants have the experience, and the knowledge along with access to a wide variety of products, so your gigantic windows don’t have to prevent you from getting the look and the features you want.
Easy Window Shade Solutions for Gigantic Windows: