Factors to Consider When Choosing Treatments for a Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary after a long day at work. When you’re able to sleep in on Saturday mornings, this is the place that you’ll do it. It’s one of the most intimate rooms of a house and it is the one space that you can let develop into anything that you’d like it to be.

Given that all of these things are true, something that you’ll want to make sure you do is invest time into finding the best window treatment for your room. While you may know what type of styling you like and what types of colors you would ideally have, they may not be the best option for your bedroom.

At Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura, there are a variety of materials, styles, and colors that we offer, which makes it easy to find the right fit for each individual room in your home. One of the mistakes that people make all too often is choosing the same window treatment for every room in the home. Here are some things that you’ll want to specifically consider when looking for a treatment, for your bedroom. Unless of course, you still don’t want even the slightest bit of light entering your room, in which case you can stick with those thicker materials.

How You Sleep

Having control of natural lighting is a goal that all window treatments aim to help achieve, but the amount of lighting in your room is much different than the amount of lighting in your kitchen. The main reason behind this is pretty obvious: you sleep in your bedroom. Depending on if you’re an early riser, or if you like to take advantage of the opportunity to sleep in, you’ll be looking for different thickness levels with your window treatments.

If you’re a light sleeper, and you enjoy having a dark space to sleep in, then the last thing that you’re going to want are thin window treatments that can’t keep the sun out. That means that those thinner treatments, like roman shades, won’t be the best fit. They can certainly be the perfect style for rooms like your kitchen or your living room, but if dark is what you want, then you should definitely go with something thicker.

With that being said, take note as to which direction your bedroom window is facing. There’s a chance it might be on a side of the house facing away from the sun in the morning, in which case you can still enjoy thinner window treatments because the sun will never be creeping into your windows given the direction it faces.

Material

We’ve touched on how the material that you choose for your window treatments can make a difference to the overall feel of the room that you’re adding them to. For example, our recent post dove into the ways that you can add drapes to a room when you’re looking to create a soft and gentle feeling in a room. This is definitely something that you’re going to want to consider in your bedroom since it should be a place where you can feel relaxed and calm.

This is one of the scenarios where doubling up on window treatments is a fantastic option! By pairing durable and thick window treatments like wooden blinds, with softer fashions like blinds, can provide you with the best of both worlds.

Maintenance

Again, your bedroom is a place that you want to feel at home and comfortable in, so the last thing that you really want is to walk into a room and immediately notice that the window treatments are dirty or look bad. Consider the amount of work that you’re going to have to do in a space that you will be spending every day in.

Blinds are one of the more common options for bedrooms, but honestly, shutters or drapes make for a fantastic pairing in a bedroom and are some that offer quite a bit of a control and very little maintenance.

The choices that you make with your window treatments are ultimately going to come down to what makes sense to you and your home. Where we can help is working with you to figure out which priorities you have that need to be met, and then giving you the options that will best suit them.

One of the things that you can always count on from Arjay’s is for us to come through with custom blinds or high-quality window treatments that will ensure your home looks great. If you’re interested in learning more about the window treatments that we offer or you’d like to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. We love being able to add some of those finishing touches to the interior of your home, call us today and we’ll get started.

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Advantages Between Different Types Of Custom Blind Options

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Like many things in life, blinds and window coverings simply don’t have a “one-size-fits-all” option, and it makes sense – people have vastly different sized and different shaped windows and live in different climates with different amounts of sunlight. It is factors like these that go into finding the ideal window covering solution for your home, and it’s also why your friendly blind team at Arjay’s Window Fashions in Southern California offers a host of custom blind solutions!

Arjay’s Is Here To Serve Our Local Community

We conveniently serve areas including Agoura Hills, Malibu, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and more, making sure that our valued customers are getting set up with the right window covering options that work for their budget, taste, functionality, and overall lifestyle. As experienced professionals in the blinds and window coverings industry, we’ll work with you until you’re satisfied with the way that you windows are covered. To learn more about our custom blinds solutions, contact us today or read about the advantages and benefits that different blind options present.

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Thermal Blinds

A thermal blind is typically built differently from your normal window blinds, but the way that it is built is what provides advantages over other types of custom blind options. A thermal blind is generally made from layers of different materials that are pressed around a special type of film which reflects light or heat. As such, thermal blinds, as the name suggests, block sunlight as well as heat when needed.

Thermal blinds feature slats with an aluminum core for enhanced durability, where the outer layers are made with different types of materials. The most commonly used materials that are used for thermal blinds besides aluminum are usually things like vinyl, cloth, and wood, which all make great insulators. Thermal blinds are also known to help significantly lower your energy cost, which should be no surprise. While all blinds will help you reduce your energy costs, thermal blinds will probably reduce your bill more so than most other types of custom blind fixings.

Thermal blinds are also rather thick and insulating from not only intense sunlight but noise pollution as well. This makes thermal blinds a great option if you live in the city or near an airport, or really anywhere that creates a lot of noise pollution.

Bamboo Blinds

Bamboo blinds are quite stylish and very appealing to the eye. Not only that, but bamboo is very durable and usually able to withstand dynamic weather conditions. It is because of these reasons and more that furniture manufacturers and interior designers alike are incorporating more bamboo in their products. In essence, what was once a simple traditional art form and energizing force in Asian culture now adds elegant style to a room, as well as enhanced functionality and reliability.

As another plus, Bamboo is an ideal solution as a shade due to its eco-friendly properties. By harvesting bamboo instead of cutting trees for hardwood, you won’t be helping to diminish hardwood forests that have taken decades if not more to mature. Thus, you’ll be helping to preserve the habit of often-endangered wildlife species. With bamboo custom blinds and window coverings, you’ll easily add elements of style and functionality into your interior decor mix.

Faux Blinds

Arjay’s specializes in faux wood horizontal blinds. Faux wood blinds present a great custom blind option for your home, and they’re also a great value alternative to traditional wood blinds.

That’s right – not only are faux blinds less expensive as compared to traditional wood blinds, but they’re also quite durable and have a classy, timeless appeal to them. Available in a variety of colors and textures from Arjay’s, you’ll find that our faux blinds will match any decor in your home. With an elegant look at an affordable price, you can easily add beauty to any room in your home.

Faux Wood Horizontal Blinds

Combining the best of both worlds in the custom blinds industry, horizontal faux wood blinds provide privacy while letting you choose exactly how much light that you want to let into the room. Faux wood blinds can also be manufactured without the route-holes to offer an additional level of privacy to your home, especially if you live in an urban or heavily-populated area. By offering you protection from the harsh sun that can fade carpets and furnishings, horizontal faux wood blinds are one of the ultimate budget window fixing options on the market that we offer here at Arjay’s.

We also offer multiple control options for our faux wood blinds, like Cord Tilt, Wand Tilt and Routless Operation for optimal privacy and light control. With other customizable features including specialty shapes, designer features, optional motorized operation, energy consumption and comfort and light control, we guarantee you that the windows on your Southern California home will be covered in style and functionality. And let’s face it, if your energy bill could talk to you and thank you for all the money and energy that you’re saving with our great custom window treatment options, then it would!

So Come Visit Our Store In Ventura Today!

Whether you’re looking to effectively shut out the harsh sunlight, improve the appearance of your living room or just save some money every month on those costly energy bills, the evidence is clear that having the right custom bamboo blinds, thermal blinds or faux wood blinds will improve your home in more ways than one. We also offer more custom blinds and window covering options than what we’ve covered in this blog, so if you’re unsure what the best option is for your home, give Arjay’s a call today to discover what we can do for you!

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Are Custom Blinds Worth The Cost?

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From time to time, we’re reminded that not everyone is fully aware of the benefits of custom blinds. Occasionally, we’ll get a call or request for quote from someone who just bought a house and is responsible for finding window coverings for the very first time. When said quote is provided, the individual on the other end of the phone call or email is sometimes very taken aback by the cost of custom blinds and installation.

If you’re finding yourself on the fence about custom blinds, wondering whether or not they’re worthy the slightly elevated cost, this blog post is for you. We realize that the upfront price can catch some people off guard, but it’s important to see blinds and window treatments not just as decorations, but as long-term investments in the value and function of your home.

Keep reading to discover some of the advantages that can only be provided by custom blinds installed by the pros at Arjay’s, then contact us to schedule your FREE consultation appointment!

Advantages Of Custom Blinds And Window Treatments

When you decide to install custom window treatments from Arjay’s, it’s a very different experience than simply picking up boxed blinds or curtains from the local retail store. We aim to provide each one of our customers with a customized experience that allows them to proceed with confidence throughout the entire process. Ultimately, we want your home to be more beautiful and comfortable than you ever expected, thanks to our window treatments.

  1. Cut Perfectly – Unlike the standard sizes you’ll find at Home Depot or Lowe’s, the custom blinds we provide here at Arjay’s are measured and cut to fit perfectly in each one of your windows, no matter what their size or shape. This is especially important in older homes that may have had windows installed before sizes were standardized. Never again find yourself traveling back and forth between the store and your home, because you purchased the wrong size blinds for the windows you need to cover.
  2. Customizable Fabrics – When you choose custom drapes and window treatments from Arjay’s, you’ll have a fully array of customizable fabrics at your fingertips. No longer will you be limited to the three choices offered at the big box stores. Instead, you can choose from fabrics that blend perfectly with your room’s decor. Looking for an exotic or earthy touch? We’ve got exactly what you need.
  3. Reflective Of Your Individual Style – Window treatments and blinds are the functional finishing touches that really tie a room together. Sure, you could go to the store and pick up blinds and curtains that are identical to those hung by thousands of other people in Ventura. Or, you could use Arjay’s to choose custom blinds and window treatments that truly encompass your vision for a comfortable home.

Remember, Custom Window Treatments Improve Your Home’s Value!

Still not convinced that custom blinds are worth the investment? You’re probably forgetting a few of the advantages we’ve addressed in previous blogs. These include saving money on your energy bills and protecting furniture and rugs from premature aging by the sun!

Shop Arjay’s right here online or come into our Ventura showroom to learn more.

Windows That Might Require Custom Blinds

There are so many homes now that have windows in places that add a unique touch to a home. These windows can come in different shapes, sizes, and be installed in some unusual places, and while they definitely do add a unique touch to a home, they can make it so incredibly difficult to find window coverings that work. Arjay’s Window Fashions know that while you may have found a home you love, and these windows are definitely a part of it, you still want to have some control over the sunlight that comes in and the privacy that window coverings can provide, and that’s why we offer custom blinds.

Our blog post today is going to go over some of the places that we have installed custom blinds. For some people, they may know exactly which window in their home is going to need custom blinds, but for others, the spaces that you might feel need blinds the most might feel like impossible options.

Large Windows

Most homes now have windows that are up higher. One of the first windows that come to mind are those that are placed often in living room spaces, such as living rooms, often above the fireplace. These windows are strategically placed to give off the feeling that the ceilings are higher and the room is larger than it actually is. Both of these are tremendous benefits, but they can also cause some frustration with unwanted sunlight. While these windows may be large and so high that you can’t even begin to imagine what the pull string would look like, they are in fact things you can do in regards to window coverings.

Custom blinds to fit the window are an option, and we can take care of them. We’ll work out the size of the window that you have and determine what type of material is going to be the best option for the size and height of the window, for ultimate functionality. After that, we will talk about options in regards to mechanical windows. This is a great option when windows are pretty high, and a draw string might be a little unrealistic. As a team, we will work with you to determine which of these options will be the best for you and the window in your home.

Narrow Windows

Another example of windows that might need custom blinds are the narrow windows throughout your home. These are the windows that can add height to a room as well, but they’re usually smaller than the average size that mini blinds are made in, but too small for narrow window fashions like plantation shutters. If you are not interested in having drapes as the only option for these types of windows, then you can rest easy knowing that we also make custom blinds for windows of this size.

With these windows, there’s usually not much else to consider other than the width and height that might be slightly different than your standard window. We can always visit the other options in regards of materials, colors and mechanical functionality, if that is something that you would like to have in your home.

Kitchen Windows

Whether it’s a window over the sink or a few different windows that you have behind the eating area, the last thing that you want is to worry about drapes dragging on the floor or any water clinging to them if they’re over the sink. One of the best options that you can have are custom blinds. These windows are usually wider than others so they can be a little difficult to fit, unless you have a reliable team that is knowledgeable with creating custom blinds that fit your windows perfectly.

This is another area where we’ll be able to provide you with plenty of options so that you feel comfortable and happy with the way your windows look in the end.

If you are ready to have windows that you fall in love with and leave your home looking incredible, you can count on Arjay’s Window Fashions to have them. Custom blinds are one of our specialties and we promise to work diligently with you so that you are fully aware of all your options and end up with window fashions that you perfectly fit into the aesthetics and design of your home.

Make sure to keep up with our blog space so that you can learn about different opportunities that you have for custom window fashions and details that you might need to consider while choosing the blinds for your home. We promise to provide you with all of the things that you need to consider so that there aren’t any surprises and so that you feel taken care of throughout the process. Call to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.

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Got Little Ones? Look Into Childproofing Those Custom Blinds

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High-quality, custom blinds from the team at Arjay’s are something to be treasured. While great window coverings don’t tend to be particularly cheap, the well-being and livelihood of your kids is downright priceless. It would make sense, then, that you protect your custom blinds from being damaged as well as your children from being injured. While it seems strange and almost counterintuitive, most life threatening accidents tend to occur inside of the household, and this is even more true for young children.

Safety And Quality Come First At Arjay’s Window Fashions

Sure, no one probably thinks of window covering installation and custom blinds fitting as a particularly dangerous enterprise – we understand. But even the latest blind technology may present some potential hazards to those little ones who get overly adventurous when they’re left unattended for even a moment. That’s why we’re dedicating today’s blog post to various tips and ways to childproof your window shades and blinds – especially expensive, high-quality custom blinds.

For all of your quality interior and exterior window covering needs in Southern California, you and your family can trust the team at Arjay’s Window Fashions to take care of you. We’ve worked with customers throughout countless years to find a custom blind solution that works for the size of your windows as well as the size of your budget. To learn more about our tight-knit business that really cares, visit here. Now, let’s learn about how to safely cover your windows with little kids in the house.

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Corded Blinds

Generally speaking, out of all of the options for window coverings, corded blinds represent the most danger. If you have not yet changed your corded blinds to safely accommodate for your young ones, you might want to look into it to make sure that none of the potential following accidents occur (though extremely unlikely, they are possible). After all, these scenarios are reported from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • A child’s neck can get caught between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of a blind.
  • A child can pull the cord out or down and accidentally wrap it around his or her neck.
  • In roll-up blinds, the lifting loop mechanism can slide off the side of the blind, in which a child’s neck can become entangled on the free-standing loop.
  • A child can also place their neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Safety Tips From The CPSC And The Window Covering Safety Council

In order to maintain damage-free custom blinds, and more importantly, protect your children from getting hurt or injuring themselves, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Window Covering Safety Council recommend following these guidelines and tips to keep things safe:

  • Make sure to thoroughly examine all shades and blinds in the home and to make sure that there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of your window fittings.
  • Do NOT place any cribs, beds, or furniture close to any windows, because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords.
  • Ideally, use only cordless window coverings in all homes where there are children or children are visiting.
  • When lowering horizontal coverings or shades, lock the cords into position in order to prevent inner-cord hazards.
  • If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, consider installing tension devices to help keep the cord taut.
  • Ensure that all loose cords are inaccessible and keep all window cords out of the reach of children at all times. If you have tasseled your pull cords so that they’re shorter, you should also make sure that they’re as short as possible.
  • Permanently anchor any continuous-loop cords to the floor or the wall.

Remember, it is always the best practice to take precautionary measures. You don’t want a freak accident occurring to either your custom blinds or of course, your children. Safety first!

Questions About Optimizing Your Custom Window Treatments?

Arjay’s is experienced in answering many different questions about our custom blind fixtures. From safety to the interior design aesthetic to energy efficiency and overall price, we’re Southern California’s go-to window covering experts! Get in touch with Arjay’s Window Fashions if you have any questions for us through our contact page here.