Going Back to the Basics

With the end of summer nearing and school starting up again, it’s the perfect time to focus your attention on framing your windows and your lifestyle beautifully with custom window treatments from Budget Blinds.

Cellular window shades, also known as pleated or honeycomb blinds, are a modern window treatment solution. Constructed of multiple small honeycomb cells within the shades, cellular shades offer excellent insulation and improve every room’s energy efficiency.

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While the kiddos go back to school, treat yourself to the convenience of motorized blinds that open and close at the touch of a button.
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Make sure you’re ready for family dinners by adding wood shutters that elevate your dining room beautifully.
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Layer drapes over window shades to give you additional energy-saving insulation and light control so you can take that well-deserved snooze.
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Uncompromising Style That’s Good for the Environment

With eco-friendly window treatments from Budget Blinds, you can do your part in helping to preserve our natural resources and still be on-trend with innovative products. With our vast selection, embracing sustainability with gorgeous window coverings has never been easier.

We use 100% recyclable packaging when shipping our products, and most of our non-wood product components can be recycled as well. Plus, most of our window treatments offer superb energy efficiency that helps reduce dependence on electricity and natural gas for cooling and/or heating your home.

Created from natural, eco-friendly materials such as rattan reeds, jute, natural woods, and a variety of grasses, woven wood shades from Budget Blinds impart a craftsman-like, ethnic vibe to a room that inspires comfort. And our woven wood shades, also known as woven wood blinds are made from 100% organic materials, making them environmentally-friendly window treatments and completely recyclable.

Various woven wood shade styles include standard Roman shades, which offer a clean, classic look and rises evenly into neat, flat folds; looped Roman style, which features soft, billowing loops of natural material for a more dimensional look; and hobbled, waterfall style, which hangs from the front of the headrail and positions the cords behind the shades for a clean look. Select woven wood shades, including ones some from our new Inspired Shades Collection, are available as sliding panels that can be configured to open via as one-way draw, from the center, or as free-moving panels.

  • Renewable materials like bamboo and jute introduce eco-friendly window treatments with an organic appeal to your home.
  • Our Inspired Shades™ collection features woven shades made of soft, natural fibers in a wide color palette including vibrant reds, greens, and blues.
  • Woven wood shades are ideal for rooms furnished with rich woods, including wood flooring.
  • Are available in a wide range of colors and hues, including lighter tones to complement rooms with white, bright, or neutral furniture, and darker tones for rooms with bold colors or dark wood accents.
  • For the ultimate in privacy and light filtering, woven wood shades are semi-transparent, and can be paired with a blackout liner, making them perfect bedroom or home theater window coverings.
  • Complete your room’s makeover by coordinating your woven shades with woven drapes and panels that enhance both windows and sliding doors.
  • Available in a variety of operating styles, including popular top-down/bottom-up and roller shade options.
  • Add convenient motorization to your window shades for additional safety and convenience.

 

Call me, Pamela Brown – Owner & Interior Designer of Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo
651.351.7620 Main
612.812.3261 Mobile/Text

 

Prep Your Home for Outdoor Entertaining

Get your outdoor space ready for entertaining with the help of Pamela Brown at Budget Blinds of Stillwater & Lake Elmo. Create the perfect setting that exudes both comfort and style with exterior shutters, drapes, rugs, pillows and more in the latest colors and designs to match your distinct style.

Exterior shutters are extremely durable and provide an ideal combination of privacy and light control for your outdoor space.

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Make your space pop with decorative outdoor drapery that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

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Outdoor area rugs add comfort to your space while providing additional color and style.

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Schedule your free in-home design consultation! 

Pet Friendly Design Tips

You can have a beautiful house and a pet, too! You don’t need to sacrifice style or the comfort of your animal companion to have a home that you can be proud of, but you do need to make the right design choices. Budget Blinds has put together a list of tips to help make your home stylish and pet-friendly.

Flooring

When it comes to the floors, keep in mind your furry friend’s paws can be quite hard on them with scratching and “accidents.” We recommend you choose hard-surface flooring to keep pet-occupied rooms in tip-top shape! Great options for durable floors that also look stylish include stone, ceramic, concrete or laminate. They are easier to keep clean and stain-free than carpet. Such floors are also cooler in hot weather, an important consideration for pets with thick or long hair.

Area Rugs

You already know that area rugs are a great way to enhance a room and add a pop of texture. However, they also protect floors from claws and stains while providing a cozy spot for your pet to snooze. The best area rugs for pet owners feature patterns with a multitude of colors that draw the eye away from dirt, stains and pet hair. Make sure to include a non-stick pad beneath the rug so your pet can safely run throughout the house!

 

Patterned Furniture

Most people who have pets “avoid white” at all costs, and for good reason. When it comes to upholstery, choose woven fabrics with patterns, textures and darker colors that help camouflage dirt and pet hair. Avoid fabrics that need constant cleaning, like silk and velvet. Don’t invest too much money on furniture pieces you know your pets will be spending a majority of their time on and make sure it’s made of durable material. We suggest buying furniture that uses washable slipcovers, making cleaning up stains or hair quick and easy!

 

Painted Walls

Protect your walls with paint. If your animal likes to rub up against walls or maybe drools a lot, then you’re going to want to use a semi-gloss paint finish on your walls.  Semi-gloss is great for rooms that see a lot of activity and moisture and allows for an easy clean up. Choose from a bold color or keep it simple with a neutral. When your pet makes a mess simply wipe your walls down with a damp paper towel and call it a day, it’s that durable!

Bedding

We all have pets that like to cuddle in our beds, it’s alright to admit it. Help protect your bed from the inevitable dirt, pet hair and accidents with a duvet cover. Duvet covers are perfect for pet-owners because they can easily be removed and washed whenever needed. In addition, choose sturdy cotton sheets in a color or pattern that can hide pet hair between washings.

 

Cordless Window Treatments

Keep your loved ones safe with cordless window treatments in your home. Avoid long drapes that touch the floor since they will only collect pet hair and debris. Look into window treatments that only cover the length of the window and that are easy to clean, like shadesshutters or blinds. You will also have peace of mind knowing your cordless shades prevent your pet from getting tangled (which can lead to strangling or choking).

 

We hope these pet-friendly design tips were helpful! No need to sacrifice style when you are a pet-owner, you just need to make smart choices. If you need help finding the perfect window treatments that are durable and low maintenance or an area rug, schedule your free in-home consultation today!