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Window Accents, at the Hub of Motorized, Customized and Trendy

Article by Carly Tamborski

Photography by Matthew J Capps Business Image Services

Originally published in Loveland Lifestyle

New faces, new materials, new styles … it’s all in season at Window Accents, the area’s go-to source for window coverings, no matter the size, style or setting. 

At the beginning of the year, Shaun Lyon took over ownership from his mother, Kim Lyon—who founded the business more than 25 years ago—and so far, he’s updated the building and showroom with new signage, new logo and modernized services … switching focus from custom drapes to providing color and texture using shades and blinds, which is fast proving wildly popular.

“Motorization is the biggest trend,” Shaun shares. “About 45 percent of our sales now include motorized window coverings. People are adding them all over their home, too—not just on windows that are hard to reach.”

Smart and Stylish

But when it comes to popularity, blinds and shades still come in first place.

“People are adding softness to their windows with blinds and shades … moving away from the big, heavy drapery style,” Shaun says. “Of course, there are ebbs and flows with trends and how often they change—honeycomb blinds, for example, have been around for 30 years. And best of all, they still function the same way but now have a more modern, up-to-date look.”

Recently, Shaun and the team installed a super-stylish yet highly functional set of window treatments inside one client’s master bedroom and stunning new master bath—showcasing the work that Window Accents can do as well as demonstrating the changes in current trends.

From Bottom to Top
“These window treatments are a perfect example of what I was just referencing,” Shaun smiles. “For both the master bath and bedroom, we installed vignette shades—which are based on a classic Roman shade—but with a more contemporary look and feel. The shades have a modern operating system, which worked perfectly for this client, who also wanted to add a top down-and-up feature.”

Tip from the pros? When it comes to determining which types of blinds or shades work best for a master bedroom and bathroom, darker is always better.

“Room darkening is the most popular option for bedrooms,” Shaun suggests. “The actual type of window treatment depends on each client’s style and preference, but in general, most bedroom blinds and shades are best with room darkening fabrics or liners.” 
Want to revamp your own window coverings, modernize a room’s look, or improve shade functionality? Come see the possibilities for yourself—Window Accents has a full design showroom, near the heart of the Loveland.

WindowAccentsInc.com | 920 Loveland Madeira Rd | 513.398.5798

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