Archive for the ‘Bali Blinds & Shades’ Category
Friday, May 31st, 2013
If you’ve been considering a career change or want to try something out that caters to your own skillsets or passions, try answering these questions: Are you constantly looking through Bali window coverings, Comfortex cellular shades and other products on this and other outlets and dreaming of ways to make them fit your home’s décor? Do you go over other people’s homes and instantly see ways they can improve on their style through a slight alteration or accessory purchase? Are you organized, yet creative and self-motivated and willing to handle strict deadlines?
If so, you might want to consider going into interior decorating. Interior decorators work in a bevy of different environments. Some go into business for themselves working on residential jobs, while others are hired for commercial projects. An interior decorator might work in a specific industry, such as restaurants or office lobbies. A select few are even hired full-time to work exclusively for a particular company. Given this, there are many avenues to becoming an interior decorator, but here are some things to keep in mind:
- Should you or shouldn’t you go to school? Interior design school can give you the tools and education necessary to produce good work. However, at the same time, it could be expensive and you might have to take time off from work or caring for your family, so you’ll need to take this into account as well.
- Practice on friends and family: The most important part to getting new business is having a portfolio that features before and after photos showcasing your work. In the beginning, it could be tough to get people to allow you to perform work on their homes or places of business. By working for free or a small sum for family members and friends, you could build the portfolio necessary to get bigger clients down the road as well as earn experience, so you can improve on your craft.
- Know that it’s more than design: Knowing good design practices and theory is, of course, an important part of being a successful interior decorator. However, it’s not everything. A successful interior decorator will be an excellent communicator to clients and understand project management in order to juggle a number of clients at once as well as meet strict deadlines.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
It used to be a challenge to cover more than one window type in a room. This isn’t the case any longer. Thanks to manufacturers like Bali or Comfortex, one can find coordinating window treatments for different window types. Our newest brand Good Housekeeping is on the ball as well with coordinating products.
We get this question frequently: “I plan on ordering roller shades for my family room, but what do I do about my patio door?” Same difference with other window treatments like roman shades cellular shades or pleated shades. With today’s offering of custom blinds the answers come easy. Simply pair roller shades with coordinating panel track shades, cellular blinds with cellular vertical blinds or find coordinating fabrics in roman shades and pair with fabric vertical blinds. The options are plentiful. Even solar shades have a coordinating partner now.
Below are some great examples of what this look can achieve.
As always call us , we will be glad to guide you to the perfect solution for your home
Bali Cellular Shades / Bali Verticell Shades
Comfortex Roller Shades / Comfortex Panel Track
Monday, December 6th, 2010
Natural Woven Wood Shades are a beautiful choice when natural warmth and a nature inspired look is the goal. We have just added the Bali Natural Shades line, made of nature’s own materials. Crafted from bamboo, reeds, grasses, jutes and straw materials, Natural shades add texture and dimension to your windows, creating simple sophistication.
The standard Natural Shade is made of either the standard roman or looped Roman shade design (also referred to as tear drop style). The collections offer a wide verity of colors, textures and unique weaves. A standard lift cord helps to lower and raise the shade, but continuous cord lift or bottom up / top down features are available as upgrades. A motorized lift is a great option for those hard to reach windows.
A beautiful 6” valance gives the finishing touch, a 9” drop is available as an upgrade and standard when ordering the continuous cord. An optional accent is the edge banding, which finishes off the sides and bottom of your woven wood shade. Since most materials are sheer or semi-sheer, the product can be paired with a privacy or room-darkening liner for added privacy and light control.
Woven wood shades have become very popular in the last few years, since the decorating trend is going back to nature. There simply is no substitute for the beauty created by nature and used in Natural Shades. The colors and textures of bamboos, grasses and jutes have a distinct character and one-of-a-kind look, which cannot be matched by synthetic materials.
Friday, September 24th, 2010
Bali has come out with their revamped Roller Shades and Solar Shades line. Fresh fabrics, bigger selection and a new lifting system have arrived.
First about the fabrics: In the Solar Shades line we find new materials that cover the 7% and 5% openness category. Also new: We find texture. Besides the traditional screened Vinyl on Polyester material, we now find texture, warmer colors and grass or woven inspired looks. New materials include Steppe, Shoji, Arbor and more. In the Roller Shades line we also have new fabrics in the offering. New prints and fabrics with sheen, grass-inspired feel, or sheer fabrics have been rolled out. These new fabrics are Tuscan, Gemstone and Fiddlestix. Colors are fresh and modern and work with almost any decor.
Bali is also introducing the new Dual Shade function. The Dual Shades allow you to have two shades in one. Two fabrics can be combined. You now can pair a sheer solar shade material for a screened view out with a darkening material for light control and added privacy. Two shades are sitting inside a decorative large curved cassette, the left chain operates the sheer material, whereas the right shade lowers and raises the room-darkening shade or vice versa.
Also new is the SmatPull retractable cord. To eliminate cord loops which can be a hazard to small children and house pets, a retractable cord has been added to improve safety. This cord always remains at a constant length when retraced.
Bali Roller Shades usually come with the exposed tube. The shade is operated by a plastic or stainless steel beaded chain. Upgrades can be made by ordering the cordless lift, SmartPull or motorized lift for added convenience. Another option is to conceal by adding a curved fabric covered cassette headrail or a square corner valance.
Please feel free to browse the newly added products. We’d be glad to send color samples for you to review. Every shade comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty and is priced just right
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Our Bali Roller Shades are gorgeous, offer smooth operation and versatile functionality. But there is always room to improve
Bali has just re-done their Roller Shade line, which means more fabrics & colors inspired by the latest fashion-forward styles and colors. The fabrics choices cover different opacity levels great for different rooms in the house. New fabrics types for all Bali Roller Shades include sheer, light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout materials. Some of these material include Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Confidence Textiles, which certifies that fabrics are free of harmful chemicals and meet all VOC content limits.
Also new is the Dual Shades, which combine two Roller or Solar shade fabrics in one shade, giving added versatility to privacy and light control.
Bali is also introducing the new Smart Pull lifting system for their Roller shades. The new lift system raises or lowers the shade with a gentle pull of the cord, the cord always remaining the same length. No long dangling cords or pooling unattractive cords on the floor! The traditional and continuous cord is great for large and traditional windows, where the cordless lift or motorized lift is preferred by houses that are looking for child and pet friendly operating systems.
A very popular option to give a roller shade a finishing touch is Bali’s square corner valance or the cassette headrail which feature a matching fabric strip to cover up the roller tube. The valance is attached to the front of the shade, connected by the same mounting bracket that holds the shade. The cassette is a housing that holds the actual tube, with a slight curvation to its design, working well in more contemporary or casual décors. Another added personal touch is the hem and trim option. The gimp trim can be a coordinating or contrasting color, making the design options and possibilities fun!
As all Bali products, the Solar and Roller Shades are covered by a no-hassle warranty, to give our customers assurance of quality craftsmanship!
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
New blinds can change the look and feel of a room and a good set can really improve your comfort. If you have not shopped for blinds recently, it is worth checking out the wide variety of options from quality manufacturers like Bali Blinds.
Installing blinds is a relatively easy home improvement job that anyone with basic tools and skills can handle. The most important thing is to measure carefully before going to pick out blinds so you are sure to get the right sizes. This is just as important as picking the right style.
Our website has tons of pictures of room shots as well as color samples to give you ideas about the various styles of blinds available as well as telling you exactly how you need to measure for each type of installation. Bali also has a website with lots of information available online to make the process easy.
Here are the most popular categories that Bali Blinds has to offer:
- Cellular Shades
- Roller Shades
- Roman Shades
- Wood Blinds
- Faux Wood Blinds
In each category, there are huge arrays of colors available, some of the fabric lines will include prints and patterns as well.. This is something to consider as you are trying to select just the right window treatments. Color can make a major impact in a room depending on whether you choose to complement or contrast the existing wall and furniture colors.
This is a personal decision, of course, but remember to pick something that will work with a variety of styles if you think you are apt to want to change the other colors in the room. Quality blinds last a long time, so take the time to find the perfect style and you will be happy with your choice for years to come.
Monday, October 26th, 2009
Bali has just revamped their DiamondCell cellular shades line! So, what’s new? Colors, extended specifications on cordless and cordless top down/ bottom up shades and more.
Bali cellular shades are great window treatments of fashion and style, while helping to insulate your home year around. The unique honeycomb design forms pockets of air that insulate from heat and cold. Bali offers three cell sizes, the ¾” single cell, 3/8” single cell and the 3/8” double cell, the latter being the superior insulator of the three.
All fabrics have enjoyed color updates, providing you trend and fashion for this fall and winter to come, while the most popular classics remain. Deep tones like the new cherry color or the denim help you to decorate with bold and strong colors. When choosing color over neutrals, you create drama and character in your living space. Have fun with them!
Also new is the cordless top down / bottom up. October is child safety month, where this feature fits so perfectly into. When trying to keep our little ones safe, best lifting system for any shade is the cordless lifting system. A cordless shade utilizes a little handle on the bottom rail, which is used to lift or lower the shade, eliminating all dangerous cords from a shade. Now Bali also offers this feature in the popular top down feature at greater widths than ever before. So even your large windows can now be cordless and lowered from the top down, while enjoying privacy at the bottom.
And as always, Bali DiamondCell shades can be paired with VertiCells. The vertical honeycomb shade that is perfect for sliding glass doors, opening from side to side. Any of the light-filtering or room-darkening materials, are available in the vertical product, helping to keep your area uniform and coordinated.
Enjoy browsing our updated online selection & create the most comfortable living space that is all about you J
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Bali’s formula: Great Quality + Great Price = VALUE. I agree!
Faux woods are off course always a great choice, because you can create a wood blind look at a great price. Today’s composite faux wood blinds are amazingly close in the wood grain imitation and their ability to resemble a true wood blind.
Humid environments pose a threat to real wood blinds, while faux woods provide a durable alternative. With Bali faux woods you also create a natural defense against humid environments, this makes them an fantastic product for kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, even garages or any place where humid conditions apply.
Here are some highlights of our Bali faux and composite blinds. Bali faux wood blinds are available in a wide range of color choices, including the popular coffee or dark walnut stains, as well as oak-like or natural finishes. The palette of whites and off white paints is sure to match your interior décor. The slat sizes range from 2” to the new 2 ½” slat size providing the new modern shutter look. For very large windows a 2 on 1 headrail or 3 on 1 headrail application can be selected, where each section can be operated individually. Features include the decorative cloth tapes, which allow setting an accent while concealing rout-hole gaps. Anther feature is the NoHoles feature which eliminates rout-holes all together, enhancing your privacy. A trapezoid bottomrail enhances privacy by providing a flush landing spot for the blind’s bottom slat. Every blind is finished with a decorative valance for a finished look. Bali cornices and valances work in harmony with your current décor. Valances come in distinctive sizes and extensive range of colors and wood stains.
The different faux wood lines are:
· Wood Images – Bali’s composite line, available with most options and features. Colors are whites and neutrals. Available with motorized tilt option
· Wood Images Premium – Bali’s Vinyl Polymer faux wood blind, offering a range of stains
· WoodPlus – Bali’s most competitive priced Vinyl Polymer blind, including stains and whites.
All Bali products are tested in an environmental chamber to ensure they stand up to the most extreme temperature and humid conditions. Bali products always come with a Limited Lifetime warranty to ensure peace of mind.
Friday, September 25th, 2009
Bali DiamondCell Cellular Shades feature an insulating cellular design that keeps homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. An extensive selection of colors makes it easy for everyone to find the energy-efficient shades right for ones style. DiamondCell Shades are available in three opacities for personalized privacy and light control with a range of great options including cordless lift and top down shades, giving great choices and functionality. Bali’s cellular shades are also available for patio doors with a vertical cell, sliding into an open position for any large application.
Here are some benefits of the Bali DiamondCell Shades:
- Unlike other brands, the Bali Cell shades are known for the soft fabric, our customers appreciate the soft-to-the-touch and cloth like feel
- 13 styles and 159 colors, which are inspired by the latest trends in home décor ensuring a fashion-forward product
- 3 different cell sizes to meet your insulating and décor requirements
- Unique honeycomb design provides the highest level of insulation (R-Value) of any type of window treatment available
- The headrail is a color-coordinated aluminum headrail, providing you with a strong, rust-resistant system that offers quality operation
- The standard cordlock offers smooth and dependable operation; cordless shades available for child and pet safety, with an improved redesigned handle for lasting durable operation; continuous loop operated shades offer a solution for operating larger, heavier shades by incorporating a powerful clutch that holds your shade securely in place.
Lastly, Bali shades have a great value. While being very well priced and giving you a bang for your buck, the product is backed by a Limited lifetime warranty, giving you assurance of quality craftsmanship and product support.