The Various Types of Blinds You Can Choose From

blinds Finding the best window treatment for your home is something that might take some time to find. With all of the different factors that go into picking the best option for your home and all of the different styles that are available through Arjay’s Window Solution, we understand how tricky the process can be. Today we wanted to cover how some of the different styles that you have the opportunity of choosing from.

Wood Blinds

If you are looking for a classic look with a little more durability and texture, wood blinds are a fantastic option to consider. These blinds work the same as your standard blinds would, but are made from much thicker material. When you look into wood blinds, you can select a wood style that is going to mesh well with the rest of the design in your room. From a dark chocolate wood to a bright white set of blinds, these are a fantastic addition to make to any home. They’re usually a little bit thicker, so that’s something that you should also consider upon purchase.

Faux Wood Blinds

In the chance that you want the same gorgeous and classic look that wood blinds provide, without the heavy feel of the blinds themselves, faux wood blinds are something you might want to look into. Because these blinds are made from a material that is even the slightest bit thinner, they provide a lighter feel to the room. These are also a little bit easier to move and a little bit lighter on the wallet. What makes them a great option is that you still have the ability to choose what type of faux wood coloring you’d like. The only thing that really differs with these is the level of durability that they’re constructed with.

Mini Blinds

This is the style that is most commonly added to homes. They’re one of the best options when looking for a more affordable set of blinds to add to your home. Made from a light material and the same functionality, these blinds offer a very classic look to any home. Usually made from thinner material, they offer a bit more light than styles like the wooden blinds would. You can still choose from a selection of colors so that these mini blinds fit perfectly into the room that you’ve created.

blinds2Cellular Blinds

If you’re someone that is either going to have your blinds all the way down or all the way up, cellular blinds are a fantastic option to look into. These blinds provide a nice soft texture to a room with their fluid coverings. These blinds also offer a little more versatility when it comes to the amount of exposure that you are getting from the blinds. If you decide that you want to have the upper and lower half of your window open, it’s possible! This isn’t a feature that many other styles of blinds offer, so if that’s something you’d like the ability to do, whether it be for aesthetics or natural lighting, this is a great option.

Vertical Blinds

When you need blinds for longer windows, although it’s more often doors that these blinds are selected for, vertical blinds are a common choice. These blinds provide the same amount of shading and privacy, the only difference is in the way that they open and close. Because they are usually used for larger windows and doors, they make for an easy installation across the top of a large space. They are usually a thinner material so that folding and flow isn’t difficult.

At Arjay’s Window Fashion, you’ll find all these styles and more to choose from for your house. Whether you’re stuck between two different styles, are interested in ordering more than one, would like to see the functionality or to simply get more information, you can count on our team to help.

Stop by our showroom today and we can help you find the ideal window coverings for your space! We can help remind you what types of things to take into consideration and provide you with guidance moving forward on the order process. Make sure to check out the  up and coming blogs that will cover other tips and tricks for picking out your window coverings.

Aesthetic Things to Consider When Selecting Blinds

room2In our last blog post, we touched on a lot of the functionality that needs to be taken into consideration when you are in the process of choosing blinds. In our post today, we are going to cover the aesthetic factors that go into what types of window treatments are best suited for your space. The team at Arjay’s Window Fashion can provide you with added advice if you have further questions or are stumped on what option is best for the setting that you’re adding window coverings too.


If the room that you’re adding window treatments to has a specific type of color scheme going, then you’re going to want to make sure that you choose a window solution that works well with it. Whether you’re picking a wood stain that complements the colors that you have, or you choose blinds that you have the opportunity to choose colors with, it’s good to find a color that will seamlessly fit into your space. Sometimes this process can build upon a color scheme that already exists by adding in new shades or finding a tone that makes the most of the space that you’re adding the window treatments too.


Colors aren’t the only thing that gets brought into a room when it’s designed. Many rooms have a variety of textures that contribute to the feel of a room. If you are using carpets, pillows or blankets that have some texture included on them, then you might want to consider what types of window treatments will add to the room and which will overload it with textures. There are a variety of textures that you will find when you view all of the different types of blinds that are available. If you have a texture heavy room, going with something a little smoother might be a perfect balance, but if you are looking to add some depth or texture to a space, you can find some incredible texture in cellular blinds and drapes!


Every room has a different purpose, and the placement of your windows can greatly affect the way that you use the room. If you are looking for coverage that provides more privacy than you need in other rooms, you may want to have a thicker material for the blinds. When you’re really just looking for privacy but don’t want to take away any of the natural light in the room, you might pick a lighter material for the blinds to be made of.

All of these factors can go into not only finding the right set of blinds for your room. They may be intended to reduce the amount of sun coming in, but they definitely contribute to the overall look and feel of a room, so it’s worth considering these things when you pick out your blinds.

Stop by Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura to see all of the different types of options that you can add to your home. If there are any of the above factors that you’d like taken into consideration, let us know and we can help you work through some of those aesthetics.

What to Consider When Shopping for New Window Treatments

window2Arjay’s offers tons of window treatments to choose from, but there are plenty of times that people walk in thinking they have an idea of what they want, and then don’t realize how many styles there are to choose from. If you are in the market for a nice new set of window treatments, then there are a few things that you should consider before you stop into the showroom and commit to a style.

Window Size

This is something that you are immediately going to want to consider when you are looking into window treatments. This will have a huge affect on the type of coverings that look great, provide enough coverage and fit well. While there are windows that every style of window treatment will work for, there are some blinds that are too small or too big for certain ones. For instance, a window that is exceptionally narrow might not be the best fit for mini blinds. Or vertical blinds may look extremely clustered when in this small of a space. On the other hand, windows that are extremely large might look absolutely ridiculous with mini blinds or require quite a few sets of blinds in order to fully cover. All of these are important notes to make.

Window Location

Depending on where your windows are located, there are styles that you may want to choose instead of others. This could be because they are high up and would be difficult to maneuver or because they are somewhere that gets more sun than other parts of the house. Factors like these could change the styles that you use or could even determine whether or not you want to add various styles of window coverings to a room or whether there is one that can provide you with everything that you need to have functionality, privacy, and aesthetics taken care of.


When you have windows that are too hard to reach or that you need extra functionality for, you may want to consider mechanical blinds, which may only come in certain styles. If you are looking at a certain style, you can ask our team whether or not mechanical styles are an option for that specific type, and if not, what styles would be similar to that style. Otherwise, we can provide other options that you might want to look into while you determine which of these styles will give you everything that you want in your blinds, and still provide you with the same usability that will allow for you to make the most of your window treatments.

Stopping into the showroom isn’t a horrible thing to do. It really can expose you to all of the different styles that are out there so that you can come to a conclusion with what you want in regards to style, color, texture, and feel. Stop by Arjay’s Window Fashions and let us help you order the perfect style for your home.

Make sure to check our next blog post where we cover a few more things that should go into the style of blinds that you choose.

Things to Consider with Your Custom Curtains

curtainDeciding which type of window treatment is going to be the best fit for your home is something that requires consideration, testing out a few different designs and ultimately figuring out which type of material is going to fit in with the aesthetic of your home and be the most efficient for your style. At Arjay’s Window Fashion in Ventura, we have a large selection of materials that you can consider for your home, each offering something different when selected as a window treatment. Here are a few of the different things that you need to consider when you are choosing the material for your custom curtains.


One of the primary things that you’re going to want to consider when purchasing curtains is how durable the material is. Most of the curtains that we find in common home good stores are going to be made from common fabrics, like cotton or a blend of fabrics that can look nice when first purchased, but won’t hold up to the various things that your curtain will come across. If you’re not sure what we mean by this, don’t worry, we’ve broken it down. When you hang your curtains, you’re going to want a material that is durable enough to maintain its color even with the sun shining on it every day. If you are looking at getting curtains for efficiency reasons, then you’re definitely going to want to make sure that your curtains are thick enough to actually help maintain a temperature within your house and block any air that could potentially escape. Curtains that are more durable may be more expensive initially, but you will see that you pay for their worth in the time that they last.


Curtains are made to fit a variety of window sizes, but making sure that you have the right size for your windows is something that you need to take a moment to double check and make sure that this window treatment will actually fit your window. There are certain materials that will only be made in certain sizes, so if you are looking for a material that you can use throughout your house, you need to have an idea of what size windows you’re going to need these custom curtains fitted to. If there are certain materials that you’re looking for, we can do our best to try and fit them to windows, even when they aren’t custom for that type of material, but there are certain materials that you’re going to want to stay away from for window sizes.

Thread Count

Materials that are commonly used to make clothes will usually have a smaller thread count than most of the materials that you will see are used for the curtains you’ll be looking at. If you start looking into different materials to use for your custom curtains, it’s always worth looking at the thread count so that you can tell what the quality of your curtains are going to be in relation to standard clothes and threadwork. This is a great way to really determine what the various quality levels are when switching between fabrics and threadwork.


From velvet to cotton, all different types of fabrics will create a different texture for the curtains that they create. If you are looking to have a very particular type of fabric for your curtains, then you should definitely sample a few different types of fabric so that you know you’ve selected the right one. We can help you do that when you stop by our showroom in Ventura.

If you’re ready to get started choosing which types of materials you’d like for your custom curtains, then it’s time you stop by Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura. We will be more than happy to help you narrow down the options that you have.

Window Treatments That Put Your Child First

child blindThe safety of your child comes first, and you don’t realize how many opportunities there are for an accident until you finally start child proofing your home. From the plastic locks on cabinet doors that prevent any fingers from getting squished, to the various outlets that you need to be wary of so that no fork or finger goes exploring their purpose, you are suddenly aware of a whole new world of dangers that are right inside the walls of your home. When childproofing a space, one of the last things that people really consider childproofing is their window treatments.

One of the reasons that window treatments are so dangerous for children is because they are so incredibly easy to pull down, especially for a child that is at a lower level where pulling on things is easy. Here are a few of the options that you have for window treatments and how it is that they’re putting your child’s safety first.

Motorized Blinds

One of the reasons that window treatments are so dangerous for children is because they offer plenty of opportunities to be pulled on, and with blinds, the variety of strings that are hanging from the window and within reach of a child are far from few. If you have a child that is often curious about the purpose of things that are within reach or at eye level, then eliminating the strings of your blinds entirely is something that you may want to consider doing. One of the ways that Arjay’s provides this to you is through motorized blinds. This quick and easy installment makes it very easy to open and close windows throughout the house without ever having to leave the strings hanging on the floor. This is one of the best ways to keep your child safe with window treatments.

Window Length Curtains

Curtains are usually longer than the window that they’re covering, which is how they really improve efficiency and block out sunlight when wanted, but they don’t have to be so long. If your preferred form of window treatment is curtains, then you could consider having window length curtains installed so that your child isn’t likely to tug on them. We can help you measure out the curtains that will still provide you with the same coverage, without leaving as much opportunity for getting tugged on.

Outside Window Treatments

While this treatment is usually selected because of its ability to enhance the exterior of a home, it can also be used to benefit from high-quality window treatments while still keeping your children safe from any of the dangers that window treatments provide. These treatments are easy to install outside, and they continue to provide you with high-quality coverage in the interior of your home, but don’t leave any opportunity to be tugged and pulled on, so the chance of them falling is not something that you’re going to have to worry about.

The safety of your children is something that we prioritize when it’s a concern that you have, so allow for us to provide you with all of the options that can choose from. Stop by our showroom in Ventura and see what our team of professionals can do for you.