Fall is officially upon us! We thought it would never arrive, yet somehow, it always does, and we're excited to invite it into our homes. As you prepare for seasonal company, think of ways to give your home a makeover without breaking the bank. No doubt you've got a long list of things to buy between now and the end of the year, and we've got a few window treatment suggestions for you that will make your inner decorator – and your wallet – as happy as can be. The window fashions discussed here will carry you into 2012 with style.
To start, aluminum blinds are becoming more chic and more popular as downtown loft style continues to rage in popularity. The look of a sleek, stark loft that combines concrete and metal with softer textiles is the design concepts behind this surge in aluminum blind popularity. They're a way to add a little metal to your decor without going out and purchasing a pricey piece of furniture, like a shelf or bedframe. Toss up a few aluminum blinds in Brushed Aluminum or Raw Umber. It'll save you lots of money and keep your home looking fresh.
The next hot item on your Fall shopping list should be woven wood shades, also known as bamboo blinds. These days, you're recycling, conserving power and water, and trying to be more eco-conscious, not because anyone else told you to, but because it's the right thing for you and your family to do. There are eco-friendly window treatments too; woven wood shades fit that bill. They're made from recyclable materials like reeds, grasses, sisal, rattan, and of course, bamboo, which you can easily and safely dispose of if you ever decide to get rid of them. The materials used to make them are sustainable. These woven wood shades make a beautiful statement, bringing a touch of nature into your home.
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If you're looking for the natural ease and style of woven wood shades in a vertical blind, Woven Wood Grommet Panels are a great vertical blind alternative, quickly growing in popularity. They insulate well and you can choose a privacy or blackout liner for even more light and temperature control. They make a great room divider and closet cover. They are a great way to cover walls of glass, sliding glass doors, and even regular windows. They're very versatile, and the grommet style is stylish and modern. Customer Lincoln says he wanted "something different and easy to install" that "[changed] the overall feel of [his] room." He found the answer in the Woven Wood Grommet Panels.
Bali's Diffusion Blinds create an unusual and beautiful visual element in your home. It combines the look of etched glass with the beauty of natural light. They are made of embossed acrylic to protect your privacy while letting the warmth of natural light into your home. Reviewer nohappycamper says, "I bought the chocolate swirl & the pattern is not overwhelming, it is subtle. I love how they look every time I look at them."