Once again Budget Blinds® steps out as the experts’ choice! The Doctors, an Emmy Award-winning TV series, and Lennar Homes held a Million Dollar Healthy Home Sweepstakes during February and March, 2015. Family Circle magazine decorated one of the home’s four bedrooms, making a bright and cheery environment for a teenage girl. “The entire room was designed to be healthy and stylish,” says Danielle Blundell, Family Circle’s senior home editor, who also selected 100-percent cotton Roman shades by Budget Blinds for the window treatments in the teen’s bedroom and bathroom suite.
The focus of this deluxe, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Southern California was clean and safe, energy-efficient living. The Doctors purport that a home with low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) can actually improve one’s health and well-being. Following that theme, here are some of the “healthy room” elements incorporated by Family Circle into the teen’s bedroom:
- Organic fabrics in bedding
- 100-percent cotton Roman shades from Budget Blinds
- Chlorine and PVC-free wallpaper
- Hand-woven rug of recycled textiles
- Live plants as accessories
- Energy-saving light bulbs
- Natural light
Roman shades to make a girl proud
Roman shades from Budget Blinds’ industry-leading manufacturer of custom, elegant and handmade window treatments, Horizons Window Fashions, were selected for the French door and two windows in the bedroom/bathroom suite. Keeping with the soft, organic feel of the room, knife pleat Roman shades in 100-percent cotton (Darby Bleached White) create a “shabby chic” elegance that she won’t outgrow, even if her color choices evolve over time. When closed, the shades’ tailored pocket seams lie flat, giving the illusion of horizontal stripes. These custom shades also provide insulation to save on energy costs, privacy and glare elimination while gently filtering sunlight into the room.
The French door opens to a small balcony, and the shades are designed to pull up and stack neatly at the top of the door when an unobstructed view is desired. The companion bedroom and bathroom windows have the same 100-percent cotton Roman shades, providing easy care and functionality throughout the suite.
Go green with Budget Blinds
There’s no need to sacrifice style and beauty for energy efficiency or eco-friendly window coverings. Budget Blinds responsibly promotes products that help create a healthy environment:
- Real wood blinds and shutters are produced using North American hardwoods that are carefully harvested through sustainable-yield forest management.
- Bamboo and woven wood shades are handcrafted from reeds, grasses, jute and natural woods.
- Our shipping packaging is 100-percent recyclable.
- Most non-wood components can be recycled.
- Many of our vendor partners manufacture Greenguard certified products (minimum VOC).
Additionally, energy efficiency is a natural component of our custom window treatments:
- Window coverings can reduce your energy costs by up to 30%.
- Cellular shades protect against heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.
- Layering draperies over blinds and shades gives even greater insulation.
- Window film deflects 99% of damaging UV rays lessening heat gain and protecting furnishings.
- Blinds and shutters provide insulation as well as light and privacy control.
- Solar shades are the ultimate convenience for large windows or patios.
- Motorized window coverings can be programmed to open and close automatically during the day to maximize savings on energy costs.
- Cordless and motorized window treatments are also safer for children and pets.
If you want to increase the energy efficiency of your home or create a healthier, eco-friendly environment with new window treatments, your Budget Blinds Style Consultant can certainly help! Call 866-879-9730 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to www.budgetblinds.com to find the Style Consultant nearest you. The extensive range of styles, colors and treatment options for your windows may just surprise you!
For a video tour of the teen’s healthy home room, click here. Or, you can pick up a copy of the May issue of Family Circle to see the complete room design.