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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Things to Do in Des Moines This Summer

Things to Do in Des Moines This Summer

Summer is almost here, and that means it's time to start planning for some fun! Des Moines, Iowa has a ton of events and fun things going on all summer long. Maybe you're looking for a new place to take the family, or you've recently moved here and aren't quite familiar with the area just yet. Here...

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Pirouette Blinds & Shades

Pirouette Blinds & Shades

blinds_1.jpg (67 KB)Adding outside mount Pirouettes helped create consistency and transform this space, with a simple change.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

It's smart to create a budget for yourself when it comes to home improvements. Whether it be a large project or a small renovation, it's important to stay within your financial means. If you're thinking of buying a home, just bought one, or plan on fixing your current home up then you more than likely...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Sleep well with blackout shades

Sleep well with blackout shades

Sometimes a good night's rest is hard to come by. Especially when it's the weekend and the only thing you want to do is sleep in, but the sun comes up, and soon enough your room is lit up, and you're wide awake. Thankfully there are always advancements in home comfort that can help with little problems...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pirouette & Wood Blinds Mixed Styles

Pirouette & Wood Blinds Mixed Styles

pirouette window blindsToday’s project included mixing blind styles within the same space. We wanted to highlight the door within the room, opting for a style that allowed a view through. The Pirouette and wood blinds work perfectly together in this space.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Palm Beach Shutters

Palm Beach Shutters

palm_beach_shutters.jpg (62 KB)One last peak of the shutter job we completed this week. I love the elegance and design these Palm Beach Shutters added to the Master Bedroom. They also allow for the perfect amount of privacy and light control with the ability to close half the slats.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

General

Sonnette Room Darkening Shades

Sonnette Room Darkening Shades

Do you have a transom window that lets in a little too much light? These room darkening Sonnettes were the perfect solution to complement the existing wood blinds in this master bedroom. They hold back the sunlight for some extra Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

What's the best way to clean blinds?

What's the best way to clean blinds?

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means don't you?  It's that time of the year most of us love to hate, and it's fastly approaching, it's spring cleaning time! Of course, you clean up here and there throughout the year, but now that the new year has been rung in, it's time...

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Friday, January 11, 2019

General

Pirouette Window Shadings

Pirouette Window Shadings

Bold Design with Beautiful Light Control

Pirouette Window Shadings provide a bold and modern alternative to the look and feel of traditional fabric shades.

Pirouette shadings feature softly contoured fabric vanes that magically open and close to giving you complete...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dual Opacity Blinds

Dual Opacity Blinds

Finding that perfect balance of natural light in your home can be  an issue. With most curtains, it can be too dark, and with most blinds, it can be not enough coverage from the light outside. So is there a happy medium that gives enough soft light, but...

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Friday, January 4, 2019

General

Designer Banded Shades - One Shade, Layers of Light

Designer Banded Shades - One Shade, Layers of Light

Designer Banded Shades combine alternating sheer and solid bands in a single shade. Shift the solid bands to overlap, and you ensure privacy. Align the solid bands, and you get natural, diffused light. With each adjustment, you create your precise level of sun and privacy. And, of course, the...

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Friday, December 28, 2018

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Dual Roller Shades

Dual Roller Shades

We are pretty proud of this one.

Dual roller shades with one being sheer and one being solid are available but not in the width of these windows. Due to that we installed two shades on each window. One is a honeycomb shade that filters light but gives the privacy needed at night and one is a screen...

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

General

Outdoor Patio Shades

Outdoor Patio Shades

Pictures from some outdoor patio shades we installed today. They are perfect for providing some privacy for your outdoor space and extending patio season. They are made with easy to clean materials, that stand up to everything Mother Nature has to offer us. If you're looking for outdoor patio shades...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

General

Screen Shades for Your Business

Screen Shades for Your Business

These screen shades are a perfect option for your business. They provide superior glare control, but still allow you to have a view through. Thank you for your business Bombshell Hair Design!...

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

General

Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades combine the dimensional, energy-efficient construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade.

The innovative curved shape gently diffuses light, providing ambiance and character to all angles of your room. Cordless construction...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The softer side of blinds, Solera Soft Shades

The softer side of blinds, Solera Soft Shades

Looking for the perfect solution for both the softness of sheer fabric and the functionality of blinds? Now is the ideal time to consider the softer side of blinds with Solera Soft Shades.

Solera Soft Shades add a fluid, unique appeal to your windows by combining soft, classic Roman shade folds with...

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Vignette Shades Transformation

Vignette Shades Transformation

These are the Vignette Shades. The three side by side are a roller style and the single is a stacking top down bottom up. The rollers are using the UltraGlide operating system. The stacking shade is using the LiteRise operating system. Both of these styles come in a variety of fabrics, colors and...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

General

Designer Screen Shades

Designer Screen Shades

You don’t have to put the same window coverings in different rooms with an open floor plan. With the right help you can easily do two different shades that will look great together. This helps create separation in the room and allows you to control light and privacy in different ways. We can definitely...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Provenance Woven Woods

Provenance Woven Woods

Crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades lend beauty and light to transform your décor. From textured fabrics to lighter more refined weaves, natural fibers add an organic style to your room filtering sunlight beautifully.
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Friday, November 2, 2018

Silhouette Shades

Silhouette Shades

silhouette_shades_hunter_douglas.jpg (27 KB)These Silhouette shades are the perfect elegant touch to any room. When the veins are open they appear to magically float between the front and back sheers. The Silhouette shades are perfect for filtering light and providing privacy for the front room of this home.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

UltraGlide Operating System on Pirouette Shades

UltraGlide Operating System on Pirouette Shades

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Vignette Modern Roman Shades Project.

Vignette Modern Roman Shades Project.

Switched out some aluminum blinds to these Vignette Modern Roman Shades. Quite a difference they made.

Luxurious fabrics and soft folds give Vignette Modern Roman Shades a clean, crisp look with the added benefit of no exposed rear cords for improved...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?

Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?

Blinds and shutters are two of the most popular window dressings, yet deciding between the two is more than just a matter of appearance. They both last many years, and share specific functions such as:

Here are a few fundamental differences to help you make the right decision for your home:

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Beat the Heat with Solar Window Shades

Beat the Heat with Solar Window Shades

Even though Summer is wrapping up, it’s never too early to think about dealing with the heat for next Summer! And every little bit helps when it comes to cooling off. With the air conditioner running full blast these Summer months, it is essential to find ways to keep your home cool and save on...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Window Treatments for Kitchen Remodel

Window Treatments for Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling a kitchen can be a fun project, but some things tend to get overlooked. No, we’re not talking about that crown molding near the floor, we’re talking windows! It’s easy to bypass the window area in a kitchen when it comes to changing everything up, but soon you’ll see...

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bathroom

Create A Spa Bathroom

Create A Spa Bathroom

We all love a beautiful spa bathroom when we’re on a luxury vacation. Why not enjoy that luxury every day of the year while we’re at home, too? 

You can create a spa experience in any size bathroom although bigger is almost always better! Think neutral colors because they lend themselves...

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

General

Decorating with Leather Furnishings

Decorating with Leather Furnishings

Consider a touch of leather in your next decorating project. Leather adds great texture and color to a room, and most leather design elements are practical, too! 

Beware though that leather can create a heavy look, especially in its most typical design colors, dark brown and black. 

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Color

Decorating with Light Blue Elements

Decorating with Light Blue Elements

Typically light blue, also called powder blue or sky blue, is associated with classic home design. However, this calm tone can enhance decorating styles from vintage to modern, beachy to lodge, and rustic to elegant.

Light blue can vary from pure blue to grey and tan tones. Go toward the green, and...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Color

Decorating with Grays

Decorating with Grays

The most common neutrals used in home design are shades of white, beige, ivory, and cream. Gray is a surprising and elegant alternative choice that’s flexible and sensuous and never drab or mousy, despite its stereotype.

Most often, gray is a peaceful, easy color that makes a room feel serene,...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Decorating with a Substantial Piece of Art

Decorating with a Substantial Piece of Art

Start a room design with just one piece of extraordinary art. The art will transform your room and help you determine the rest of your décor, setting the color scheme and tying all your interior elements together.

First, take time to figure out what kind of art you like, rather than purchasing...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Decorating with Natural Wood

Decorating with Natural Wood

Wood is a staple in interior design. It’s ubiquitous in the home environment and warms up a room with color, texture, grain and a touch of nature. Sometimes wood interior features sit in the background, and sometimes they take the stage as the focal point of a room.

With wood design elements,...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Decorating with a Stunning Light Fixture

Decorating with a Stunning Light Fixture

Lighting is one of the most important elements in making your home environment function effectively and look beautiful. A new ceiling light fixture – or chandelier as they’re often called – can completely change the look of a room, making it a key element of your decorating plan.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

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Accent Your Room with Vases

Accent Your Room with Vases

Often we think about vases solely as vessels to display fresh flowers – and it is nice to bring some of outdoor nature inside! But they are so much more.

Some vases are beautiful just on their own. Or you can fill them with fresh leaves, bamboo, succulents, evergreens, dried branches, or silk...

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

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Selecting a Compelling Coffee Table

Selecting a Compelling Coffee Table

A coffee table shouldn’t be an insignificant afterthought near the end of planning your living room, den or great room. It’s a pivotal design element that can add drama and personality to your interior design plan.

Because a coffee table is often the anchor for a room, selecting it is key...

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Decorating with Brass Accents

Decorating with Brass Accents

In recent years, metallic finishes have come more into style for interior design, and believe it or not, brass is popular again as a home decorating choice. The shiny, lacquered brass that was in favor a generation ago has been replaced by a gentler version of brass.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Interior Decorating with Candles

Interior Decorating with Candles

Light up your home with mood-inspiring candles.

Warm up the mood in your living environment by adding candles to your décor. They’re perfect for the cold winter months and continue to add beauty all year long.

Candles add soft light to a room and create a sense of serenity. Best of all,...

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Interior Decorating with Curves

Interior Decorating with Curves

Most home interiors have lots of straight lines and square – or almost square – corners. Hint: consider the shape of your tables, countertops, chairs, artwork, rugs and more. 

Instead, why not think outside the box and add some curved design elements to your interior design plan? ...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Ideas for Decorating with Pillows

Ideas for Decorating with Pillows

Pillows seem like a small detail in a decorating scheme, yet they can add so much color, texture and personality to the look of your home. For maximum impact and decorating harmony, consider these attributes when you select decorative pillows:

Also think about comfort and your budget when you purchase...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

It doesn’t take much ornamentation to embellish your rooms beautifully and get you, your family and friends into the holiday spirit. It’s like adding garnish to a dish to make all the difference in how it looks and tastes.

You may be the type of person that goes all out for the holidays...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Ideas for Remodeling and Decorating Your Fireplace

Ideas for Remodeling and Decorating Your Fireplace

A fireplace adds beauty to a home, in addition to adding emotional warmth and, yes, physical heat! With a little carefully planned TLC, your hearth can become the centerpiece of your home, no matter what the style of your house, from traditional to modern, and formal to casual.

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    BrightLine Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

    We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Things to Do in Des Moines This Summer

    Things to Do in Des Moines This Summer

    Summer is almost here, and that means it's time to start planning for some fun! Des Moines, Iowa has a ton of events and fun things going on all summer long. Maybe you're looking for a new place to take the family, or you've recently moved here and aren't quite familiar with the area just yet. Here you will find a few of the top things to do in Des Moines this summer!

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    Friday, April 26, 2019

    Pirouette Blinds & Shades

    Pirouette Blinds & Shades

    Adding outside mount Pirouettes helped create consistency and transform this space, with a simple change.

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    Monday, April 22, 2019

    How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

    How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

    It's smart to create a budget for yourself when it comes to home improvements. Whether it be a large project or a small renovation, it's important to stay within your financial means. If you're thinking of buying a home, just bought one, or plan on fixing your current home up then you more than likely already have one of these budgets set up. Some parts of home renovation have different steps and require a bit more attention to detail, so you don't wind up spending more money later and throw yourself entirely out of the budget. A significant example of that kind of renovation is home window treatments.

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