Benefits of Adding Window Treatments to Your Home

treatA home is no small investment that you make, it’s one that you literally live with for quite some time. Aside from that, it requires quite a bit of money, upkeep and works in order for it to be the sanctuary that you always hoped. While the exterior of your home can look plenty beautiful, it’s the inside that becomes a safe space for you and your family, and that’s the space where you really have the ability to make your house, a home. One of the ways that people add a touch of flare to their homes is through window treatments, and Arjay’s Window Fashions is where they go.

Window coverings come in plenty of styles, fits, and designs, but they all provide quite a bit of your home. There are plenty of reasons that people choose different designs, but for the most part, each type of window treatment provides a basis of benefits to the home. Here are just a couple of the benefits that you see when you add some form of window treatment to your home.

Protection of Furniture

One of the primary reasons that people wind up having window treatments installed in their home is because of the protection that it provides the interior of the home with. This is primarily in regards to furniture, but can also relate to painting, flooring and more. When UV rays make their way through the untreated glass into your home, they can cause your furniture to quickly fade, leaving it looking worn and just plain old. When you add window treatments, you are given the opportunity to not only protect your furniture but compliment it. With how many different types of window treatments you are able to choose from, there are plenty of options that you are able to select in order to create an incredible flow through your house.

While it may not seem like this addition is something that will make a huge difference, you will notice that the more window treatments that you have throughout your house, the longer that your furniture and interior of your home as a whole, will look great. This makes it easier to sell your house later on down the road and can minimize the consistency with which you have to buy new furniture.

treat2Increase Efficiency

One of the primary reasons that people have window treatments installed in their homes is to increase efficiency in a home. With the fingerprint, we’re leaving on the planet being a primary concern, and our overall consumption of energy on the prowl, finding ways to maintain energy is something that everyone is trying to do. Window treatments can contribute greatly to the amount of energy that you’re saving, and with how many different options you are able to choose from, there are so many ways that you can make all of the windows in your home, efficient.

What’s great about window treatments offering an increase in energy efficiency is that you are able to choose what type of window covering you’d like to have installed, and can feel confident in whatever type of covering choose, to provide you with more efficiency. What we mean here is that, blinds provide the same efficiency as curtains, so you’re really able to mix and match as you see fit throughout your home, and still enjoy the energy savings.

You’ll notice the savings most during the months where temperatures change drastically, so the cooler and warmer months here in Ventura. This change, again, might seem like something small, but once you see your electric bill slowly starting to decrease in cost, you’ll realize just how beneficial this one little thing that you were able to do, has been.

Arjay’s Window Fashions offers a wide selection of window coverings and treatments that you can include in your house. Stop by our showroom today and allow for our team of professionals to help provide you with guidance on finding the right style for your home. We are more than happy to help and can work around any scenario. Make sure to check back for a blog later this week that will cover additional reasons that window treatments are so incredibly beneficial.

Kitchen Window Treatments That Will Win You Over

kitch2The kitchen is a space that you will spend countless hours in. It’s where you and your family will gather for meals, mornings will start and the heart will flourish, that is why it is usually one of the most noticed room when people are searching for homes. If you have a kitchen that you love, but you’re looking for that final touch in high-quality window coverings, Arjay’s Window Fashions is the place to go. Between our wide selection of window treatments and the expansive knowledge that we have on window treatments, we can find something for everyone.

Here are a few of the window coverings that will win your heart over when you add them to your home.

Roll Up Blinds

If you want blinds that are easy to use, provide plenty of privacy, and still allow for you to enjoy the natural light because of their thin material. There are plenty of colors, designs, and textures that make each of these blinds a really fantastic addition to your space. Aside from the fact that they will look great, these blinds also offer a variety of ways to enjoy the lighting in your kitchen. Whether you choose to have them rolled all the way up, halfway through the window or entirely down, you can enjoy the natural lighting from your windows however you’d like, which really provides you free reign on what your kitchen looks and feels like.

Plantation Shutters

Shutters are an absolutely fantastic addition to make to any kitchen. They are clean, classic and entirely efficient with your space. Adding some bright white shutters to your kitchen is the perfect finishing touch to a space that offers up that plenty of light. Plantation shutters are an absolutely fantastic option that works well in a variety of settings, themes and color schemes. Aside from that, they really add a nice texture to your space.


The kitchen is one of the last rooms that you think of when you imagine windows with curtains, especially long ones, but there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate curtains into your kitchen. If you have small windows that are on a table or your space is a little bit tight, consider adding curtains that are tailored to the length of your windows so that you still get the benefits of the window coverings without having them drag on the floor or get in the way. You can also add these to any glass doors or french doors that lead out to your backyard. This is a warm and absolutely beautiful way to add body and personality to your kitchen.

Whatever window covering you decide to go with, you will find it when you browse the selection at Arjay’s Window Fashions. We can help you mix and match window coverings so that you get the look that you’ve been working to achieve in your kitchen.

Make sure to check the blog regularly, because we will continue to cover new topics that will help you find the right type of window covering for your home.


Keeping Cats Out of The Blinds

catwinThose four legged friends of ours may be cute and fun to cuddle in our down time, but they have a way of getting into so many parts of our home that sometimes they can be extra destructive. When it comes to cats, there are few things that they don’t get into. From tearing up the toilet paper to climbing on top of cabinets, there are so many different ways that your cat can get into things. One of the spaces that you are going to want to avoid your cats climbing onto will be your blinds. Not only are these an investment into your home, but they’re extremely noticeable and provide tons of functionality and efficiency to your home, the last thing you’re going to want is for them to be damaged.

The team at Arjay’s Window Furnishings know how hard it can be to manage the well being of your window coverings when you’ve got a cat in the house, so we have worked together to compile a few ways that you can minimize the chances of a cat jumping onto your blinds anytime in the near future.

Wrap the Cords

If the window coverings on your windows have long cords that your cat can play around with, make sure that these are out of reach or tied up so that your cat can’t get into them. If you install a small hook by the top of the window so that they can’t jump onto the ledge and still manage to get a hold of it. These are usually the primary reason that cats are even aware that the blinds are something that they have access too. Taking away this dangling string could help minimize the chances of your cats messing with the blinds.

catwin2Vertical Blinds

If your home has mini blinds, vinyl blinds or really any other design that goes directly up and down, consider switching them out for vertical blinds. These blinds offer a different look, but they also allow for your cat to ex
plore and chase after their curiosity without doing any serious damage. These blinds will provide you with the same amount of privacy, coverage from the sun, and will definitely minimize the amount of damage control that you have to worry about.

Plantation Shutters

Another option that you have is switching out your blinds for shutters. These are much more sturdy and offer an entirely different look, but they definitely leave zero room for messing around with. Leave them open during the day so that natural light can make it’s way into your home or so that your cat can make the most of the view, but close them and shed your worries of your furry friend doing any damage to them.

You can find these other window treatment options at Arjay’s Window Fashions, but hopefully these tips provide you with enough to keep you from having to stop by our showroom for new blinds more than usual. While we love having you stop by, we want you to at least enjoy these blinds for a while before they need replacing!

For any other questions, reach out to our team and we would be more than happy to help out.

Window Treatments That Can Be Motorized – Part 2

Window shades Vs. Window filmIn our last blog post, we touched on a few of the different window treatments that you can take advantage of the motorized feature with. We are going to cover three other styles that you can have installed with the help of Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura.

Solar Shades

Nearly every home will be built in a way where one side of the home receives tons of sun in the morning and then the sun will shift towards the other half of the house later on in the afternoon. While natural light is so nice to have, it’s great to have the proper coverage to enjoy your time in that room without having to have the sun shining directly into your face. Solar shades are a fantastic window treatment to consider. These shades are installed on the exterior of your house so that you can continue to enjoy the view and get some natural light, without having to look at drapes or blinds covering the window. When you motorize these windows, you can use the motorized feature to raise and lower the shades, that way you don’t have to go all the way outside to open and close them.

Wood Blinds

These are a common choice in homes because they are durable, beautiful and a classic look. We were nearly convinced that they couldn’t get better, but they do, through the motorized feature that allows for them to open and close all through the control of a remote. If you are wanting a very classic and standardized look throughout your house, but want to make the most of this feature, you’re in luck because it’s entirely possible.


If you’re looking for a different type of window covering that isn’t necessarily a set of blinds, you are going to be excited to hear that there are also drapes that you can have motorized for your home. These are a thick option that also provides quite a bit of efficiency for homes. Blinds are also available in a variety of colors, textures, and styles so that you can pick out a selection of drapes that will beautifully fit with the aesthetic of your home. These add a bit more of a flare to your windows and can be paired with a variety of window treatments, so if you’re thinking of doubling up your window coverings, having motorized drapes is something that you can definitely add on and feel confident that you won’t regret.

Arjay’s Window Fashions has a wide selection of window treatments that you can choose from, and many that you can take advantage of the motorized feature with. Stop by our showroom in Ventura and we can walk through the varieties of designs that you can choose from. When you stop in, our team can provide you with plenty of information as well on what types of blinds will work best for the room that you’re looking to add window treatments to, so it’s definitely worth stopping in for!

Window Treatments That Can Be Motorized

blinds3In our last blog, we touched on a few of the different styles of blinds that you could select for your home, while the blog prior to that touched on a few of the things that you may want to consider as you purchase blinds. One of the things that we covered was the usability of the blinds and how well they were to work when you need them opened or closed. One of the functions that blinds offer to improve the usability of blinds is motorization. This incredible feature allows for ease of use but it does narrow down the styles that you can use. Below are the styles that you can find when you visit Arjay’s Window Fashion in Ventura.

Cellular Blinds

When you are looking to cover lots of windows, but not completely rid a room of the natural light, cellular blinds are a fantastic option that can also be motorized. Aside from those features, these blinds offer an incredible amount of privacy because they are one solid blind. They get their name because of their interesting honeycomb design that is used to create each section of the blinds. That way, when they pull up they entirely collapse to stack on top of each other, but when they are pulled down they make the most of the full honeycomb design. You can find these blinds in a variety of colors to match the colors of your house. If you’re worried about having energy efficient treatments for your windows, then this is something that you should look into. They’re great for windows that you’re mainly worried about covering for privacy, or for windows that are high.

Horizontal Blinds

When we touched on this particular style of blinds, we mentioned how they are commonly used for big windows or doors. This type of window treatment will often get installed over the entirety of the window to create a sleek look that covers the functionality of the blinds. Because horizontal blinds are used to cover such large frames of glass, these are another style that we often see motorized. When you choose to have a motorized set of horizontal blinds, you have the ability to open and close the slats at any amount of exposure that you’d like. This makes obtaining the perfect light really easy and you can still count on it providing you with endless privacy. These are great for a variety of homes because you are able to choose from a wide selection of colors as well as textures.

These are only two of the styles that you can take advantage of the motorized feature with, but there are plenty of other styles that you can take advantage of. In our next blog we will cover even more types of blinds that you can look into that we can also install with the motorized feature. You can also stop by the Arjay’s Window Fashion in Ventura and ask any member of our team about the designs that we carry.