Window Treatments for Mountain Living
Mountain living offers different challenges for decorating than other climates. In the mountains, wood expands and contracts depending on the season. The sun’s harsh UV rays have a higher rate of fading furniture and artwork than in other areas of the country. Not to mention, many people want their homes to have a look and feel of a mountain home, so not just any window treatments will work. For others energy efficiency is a priority....
The Different Styles of Roman Shades
Roman Shades come in a variety of styles and fabrics. From textured linen to satin to woven wood, roman shades are some of the most elegant window treatments
on the market. Their richness and opulence dress up any room and their timeless look accounts for their popularity. The design of Roman Shades makes them energy efficient and most brands are effective at blocking 99% of UV rays. The following are just a few of the more popular styles of Roman Shades available. ...
Affordable Roller Shades
Roller Shades are an ideal window treatment
for homes and offices. They are a perfect compliment for floor-to-ceiling windows and large windows that receive direct sunlight. Their sheer weave design comes in a variety of openness, which refers to the amount of light enters the room. Roller shades maintain views while blocking UV rays and help keep rooms cool. As a mid-summer incentive for homeowners and companies trying to beat the summer heat, some companies are offering discounts on popular roller shades....
Benefits of Light Filtering Insulating Blinds
Light filtering blinds offer the benefits of several different blinds in one. These blinds combine the beauty and style of a Roman Shade with the insulating qualities of a Cellular Shade and the light filtering abilities of a Venetian Blind
. They really are the all-in-one shades that provide style and more importantly energy efficiency....
Energy Efficient Shades
With winter coming, many people are looking for energy efficient window treatments to help save money on energy bills. There are a variety of energy efficient window treatments that work to different degrees. Below are a few of the most popular energy efficient shades
Best Noise Reduction Shades
Many people face challenges of noisy neighbors, trains, traffic, airplanes and more. For those who want a little peace and quiet in their homes, noise reduction shades are a perfect remedy. ...
There are tons of blinds, shades and window treatments on the market. There are the energy efficient ones – honeycomb cell shades – the environmentally friendly ones – EcoGreen Roller Shades and bamboo shades – there are the elegant blinds – Roman Shades – and there are the classic blinds – wood blinds. But where are the fun ones? Where are the window treatments that show a little personality?...
Cordless Blinds Remove Risks of Strangulation and Death for Children.
Every year children die or are injured from dangling cords attached to window treatments
, blinds and shades. The threat comes from kids or pets playing near window treatments where they can become entangled in the cord. While organizations are set up to help educate parents about this issue, we don’t think there can be enough information about children’s safety....
Window Treatment Solutions for Seniors
Looking for window treatment solutions for seniors? Some blinds and shades are heavy, difficult to operate or have thin cords that can be problematic to grip. However, there are window treatments out there that provide ease of use. As people age, some may suffer from arthritis and other age related conditions. Opening and closing blinds shouldn’t be difficult for anyone of any age. As such, we have compiled a list of window treatments that are easy to operate, lightweight and still stylish....
Benefits of Honeycomb Cellular Shades
Most people have heard of cellular shades for the amazing benefits they offer as far as insulation and light filtering/blocking abilities. What most people don’t realize is that insulation is as crucial during the summer months as during the winter months. During the summer, insulation can help reduce air conditioning bills, keep a home cooler and block the harsh rays of the sun....
Tavarua bamboo blinds may also be referred to as matchstick blinds
or woven wood shades. To create an exotic look, these blinds are woven into a light filtering window covering that is full of character. Each Tavarua woven wood shade comes with color coordinated cords and tassels as well as a matching 6-inch valance. Edge bindings are available for the entire Tavarua line of bamboo blinds to help protect the delicate edges from cracking or breaking....
Cheap Shades, Arizona … That’s the Answer
When someone hears the word cheap, they may conjure up one of two meanings. It can either mean cheap, as in not well made, easily broken and won’t last long or it can signify that an article can be purchased for a small amount of money. For the purposes of this article, we will talk about shades that don’t cost much money. Here are a few examples of very economic blinds for your home or office that can be purchased very without breaking the bank:...
Fabric Window Shades – The Decorator’s Candy
Fabric window shades are an amazing addition to any room in your home or office. They are so versatile, and they add a touch of class to any window or door....
Comfortex Blinds - Cleaning and Care
Comfortex blinds are easy to clean and care for. Whether it is a Serenade roller or roman shade, simple dusting and vacuuming can keep your shades clean for a lifetime. Serenade fabrics are anti-static shades and will actually repel dust....
Blackout Shades for Theater Room Or Bedroom Window TreatmentsBlackout shades
are great for bedroom or theater room window treatments. Room darkening blinds or blackout shades can often be added to shades like honeycomb shades, roman shads, room darkening soft sheer shades or bamboo shades....
Wood Blinds Are Elegant Choice for the Home Office or Study
Wood blinds are a popular choice for home offices or studies if the area has been decorated with wood bookcases, desks, or wood accents on filing cabinets. Faux wood blinds or real wood blinds both can provide a rich elegant look....
Best Window Covering Solutions
Choosing window coverings
can sometimes be frustrating. Should I go with wood blinds or cellular shades? Something fancy or plain? At times you may just want to buy any window treatments just to be done with it. Here are some ideas to basic questions that might help you choose the right window blinds or shades....
Tips for Buying Door Blinds
Doors can sometimes be tricky to buy window treatments for because of their unusual size and shape. Not only that, door blinds shouldn’t interfere with your ability to easily open and close the door. Some window treatments ‘fly away,’ meaning they swing out the door when it opens and get caught in it when it closes, often damaging blinds or window treatments....
Window Blinds as a Home Improvement Rather Than a Design Expense
There are two different ways in which to view the purchase and installation of quality window blinds
. Some consumers considering a major window blinds purchase see them strictly as a design expense. They see it as a monetary waste they should avoid at all costs. This group of consumers are missing the point and doing themselves a bit of a disservice at the same time. Knowledgeable consumers are aware that window blinds are not strictly a design expense. They are more of a valued home improvement. ...
Solar Shades: Window Screens with Extra AdvantagesSolar shades
are window screens that offer bonus advantages. And in today's market...people are looking more than ever to get the most for their money. One of the most sure fire ways to get the most for your money is to purchase a product that fills more than one need. And solar shades definitely fit the bill. ...