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Times You Might Add Drapes Without There Being a Window

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I know, I know, we were just talking about drapes a few days ago, but that post got our creative juices going and we immediately started thinking of all the creative and fun ways that people use this window treatment without there even being window. I mean, let’s face it, these window treatments provide you with the most opportunity for creativity. HGTV has covered this topic a few times, and in looking at what they’ve found we got to thinking about plenty of other instances where blinds work perfectly.

Separators

There are so many times where a separator would make a nice addition to a room. Whether you have items that you’d like to have tucked away so that they aren’t visible when people visit, or there are rooms that have multiple uses, having a separator can create a whole new use for a room and make it so that you can use each area as it’s own. What’s great about using drapes for this purpose is that they are thin and easy enough to move. They don’t require much setup in regards to getting them to move, but they also allow for so much opportunity with matching the design of a room.

Headboard

This is one that we’ve seen used in a few examples, but we can’t help but love the idea of adding drapes to a room as a headboard. Like we’ve said a hundred times, they’re available in so many different colors and designs that there is quite a bit of freedom. They also offer a very smooth texture and the slight look of movement even when there isn’t any. This is also an easy way to switch out drapes when you change the look or color of a room, without it being super expensive. And on top of that, they’re so easy to clean!

Outside

The California sun is so incredibly bright, warm and sometimes unbearable, which is why one of the places that we thought about adding curtains to was outside. If you have a deck, a patio with a nice awning above, you can’t imagine what adding drapes can do. This is a great way to block the sun from cooking you and your guests while you’re out there, and create a space of it’s own in a fun way. There aren’t a ton of opportunities for aesthetic in these areas, so adding this can also help you create a theme, set a mood, and the like. What you will want to consider is the durability of the drapes that you consider using.

There are so many different ways that people have used drapes in a creative and fun way, and we’ve only just scraped the surface with the blog post today.

Arjay’s has all of the window treatments that you could need in your home. If you’re ready to find the perfect fit, call our office today and schedule a time where we can provide you with a full consultation and all of the available options that you have access to! We know that there’s a good chance you’ve got something creative up your sleeve.

 

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The Latest Trends in Outdoor Blinds

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Your outdoor space is your oasis. When you get home after a long day, you love being able to sit in the shade of your patio, enjoying the sight of your kids playing in the backyard as you enjoy a cold beverage. It’s where you entertain your guests on those warm summer evenings, and where you and your family enjoy backyard birthday BBQs. However, if you have had the same outdoor blinds for a while, your outdoor space may be feeling a bit stale these days. Whether your outdoor blinds are dated or damaged, this is the perfect opportunity to liven up your space with a new set. At Arjay’s, we offer outdoor blind installation to our customers in southern California. If you are looking for a new way to add beauty and practicality to your outdoor space, here are some outdoor trends that are quite popular at the moment.

A Natural Look

When you spend time outdoors, one of the benefits is your view of the lovely flowers and greenery in your backyard. If you love the color and beauty of these plants, you want to make sure your outdoor blinds allow you to see them. Why not take this a step further and include plants inside the blinds? Incorporating potted plants inside patios is a new trend that benefits from outdoor blinds. The enclosed space creates the feel of a greenhouse without the humidity, separating you from the elements while still allowing you the feel of sitting in a gorgeous garden. As an added bonus, your outdoor blinds give you the ability to protect your plants. Whether during a heat wave or a hurricane, when you invest in outdoor blinds to protect your plant-filled patio, you have greater control over your verdant paradise.

Open Up to the World

While outdoor blinds are a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors without the sun exposure, many people miss the ability to see out into the backyard and beyond when they draw down their opaque or colored blinds. This season, the latest trend is to solve this problem with transparent blinds. While these outdoor blinds block out bugs, inclement weather, and 90 percent of UV rays, you are able to see through them so you can enjoy nature unobstructed. Relax in your shady oasis, free of pests or blinding sunlight, without compromising on seeing everything you wish to see.

Lighten Up Your Space

When you place patio furniture outdoors, you have to be careful about your color selection. While white wicker is popular for outdoor furniture, this attractive option also requires far more maintenance than darker furniture. This why many people forgo the light colored patio furniture they desire for the easier to clean or more practical darker colors on the spectrum. However, with outdoor blinds to protect your patio furniture from the elements, you can choose whatever color you wish. This has started a trend of choosing lighter patio furniture as well as colorful area rugs, giving an outdoor space a homier feel. With outdoor blinds, you can furnish your outdoor space any way you wish without worrying about dirt, dust, and rain causing damage to your belongings.

Roll it on Up

This season, it is all about versatility when it comes to your outdoor space. This season, more and more people are catching onto the flexibility of outdoor roller shades for their patios, and it isn’t hard to understand why this trend caught on. Regardless of how you use your outdoor space, sometimes, you may wish for an enclosed space; other times, you may want to open it up, allowing a soft breeze to come through. When you are looking for greater versatility for your outdoor space, roller shades offer a refreshing and innovative option. This outdoor blind trend is perfect if you are looking for the simplest way to adapt your outdoor space to your specifications at a moment’s notice.

Are you ready to breathe new life into your outdoor space? At Arjay’s, we are happy to provide you with the outdoor blinds you need to transform your outdoor space from your vision to your reality. Contact us today to learn more about our installation services and what products we can offer you.

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Reasons to Consider Outdoor Blinds for Your Home

exterior1When people think about window treatments they immediately think about what they would be installing inside of their home, but there are window treatments that go on the outside of your house that will provide plenty of benefits to the interior and exterior of your home. At Arjay’s Window Fashions, we have a wide selection of outdoor blinds that we love being able to provide and show off to individuals that will benefit from them. Here are a few of the times where installing outdoor blinds is a great idea.

Conserve Energy

The same way that blinds minimize the heat that enters your home, outdoor blinds can help conserve energy by blocking the sun. With exterior blinds, the heat from the sun doesn’t even have the opportunity to touch the window. Because of that, the rooms of your home block the hot temperatures from outside, which in turn conserves energy. With the hot temperatures that we’re exposed to here in Ventura, having outdoor blinds is something that could provide you with higher levels of energy consumption, and might be worth considering if your home gets quite a bit of sunshine.

Add Exterior Appeal

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or you’re just looking to add to the outdoor appeal of your home, outdoor blinds are a great way to boost overall exterior appeal. With the variety of styles that we offer and the different types of material that you can use, there are plenty of opportunities to find a look that works well with your home. If you have a specific color that you’d like to find outdoor blinds in, or a specific texture or material, we can do our best to find the materials that you need to find the perfect addition to the exterior of your home.

Additional Privacy

Having window treatments in the interior of your home is one thing, but the amount of privacy that outdoor blinds provide is an entirely different level. With the roller blinds that you can have installed on the exterior of your windows, you don’t have to worry about anyone being able to peek through the cracks. While the sun does come through when it gets extremely light out, there won’t be any way that people can see into your home, which provides you with the ultimate amount of privacy.

Prevent Glare

One of the reasons that we install window treatments is because they reduce glare. The only downside is that these treatments can reduce sunlight as a whole, which doesn’t allow for us to make the most of the natural light within our home. With outdoor blinds, you can reduce the glare that is such a pain, but you can still enjoy the natural light that is coming in from other sides of your home or that shines through the material, depending on what type of material you choose for your outdoor blinds.

When you’re looking for high-quality outdoor blinds for your home, you can count on Arjay’s Window Fashions to have something for all. Stop in to our showroom in Ventura and browse all of the various styles that we have. Our team can provide you with as much guidance as needed and direct you to the options that cater to your needs.