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Spring Refresh: Innovative Window Decor Ideas for 2024

Spring Refresh Inspiration to Update Your Old Window ShadesSpring symbolizes new beginnings and rejuvenation. As we welcome 2024’s spring season, it’s the perfect time to refresh and update your home with innovative window decor ideas. Window treatments are not just functional; they can be a statement piece in your home décor. Adding the right window blinds or shades can pull an entire room together, add just the right amount of warmth, tip the scales toward inviting and cozy, or change an “unfinished” room into the space you’ve been imagining. Blinds Chalet brings you the latest trends and ideas to spruce up your windows this spring. 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...

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How to Install Solid Print Roman Shades & Love Your Windows Again

If your new custom window shades have recently been delivered and you’re getting ready to put them up, you may be wondering if you’re prepared to start the process. Do you know how to install Solid Print Roman Shades? If you feel like you need a refresher before you jump in feet first, here’s a breakdown of the process.

Your Solid Print Roman Shades Shipment: Identifying Your Shades

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You’ll notice the “name” created by the customer for this shade is printed on the outside of the box on a small label. It’s referred to under “Tag” as “Downstairs bath.”

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

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 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: read more...

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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. read more...

How to Make Windows the Focal Point of a Room

When designing a space, a room sometimes has a natural and obvious focal point. Natural focal points are generally structural elements like a fireplace, exposed beams, or a distinct arrangement of windows. Windows can make a great focal point for a room (particularly when they offer a lovely view), but how do you make windows the focal point of a room?  

Interior Design Basics: What is a Focal Point? 

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In some rooms, windows are the natural focal point of the design, in other rooms, you may choose to design the room to make the windows the focal point. // Credit: @woolandvinedesign // Get the look with Bali Natural Woven Wood Shades in Spree Studio. 

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 read more...