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?
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:
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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:
When Sue decided her media room needed an update, she knew she wanted natural woven shades in the space.
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.
The Finished Media Room Update Project:
Natural Woven Shades Add Texture, An Essential Design Element:
“Bamboo shades have the classic coastal style that fits perfectly with beach house decor, and adds so much texture to a room.” –Kim, @shiplapandshells
If you’ve never considered the need to add texture to a room or you have no idea what that means, you’re going to love hearing more. Texture is actually an essential element in any room; it’s what makes a room feel welcoming, cozy, and finished. In addition to giving us something to look at, they remind us of nature and that’s soothing at a very basic level. You can add texture in many ways: plants, baskets, natural wood grains, pillows or tapestries, rugs, certain furniture, books, architectural pieces…or natural woven shades like bamboo window shades.
Designers Depend on Natural Woven Shades to Add Warmth to the Room: