Blinds, Shades & Shutters
Draw the shades, pull back the blinds, and open the shutters. Not many people consider window coverings and window treatments decorating priorities, but they should. Lighting sets the mood and tone of a room. After a night with open blinds and too much light, many people are ready to install window treatments the next day. The trick is to find which blinds, shades, or shutters are right for you and your home.
Window treatments complete a space. The paint might be dry, the furniture may have arrived, and updates installed, but without blinds, shutters, or shades, the room is missing something. You can transform an entire room with light-softening shades, stylish blinds, and elegant shutters. The possibilities of transforming your room are endless.
One of the few architectural features that add beauty to both the interior and exterior of a home, bay windows are a favorite among homeowners – and for good reason. “A bay or bow window not only adds character to a home from the outside, but it also provides a uniquely shaped alcove on the inside,” says interior design blogger [...]
“Windows come in all shapes and sizes, yet the one thing they have in common is their purpose: controlling light and privacy,” writes Steven Randel, a California licensed architect specializing in residential projects. But they cannot do it alone. Windows need a bit of help, which is why finding the right window treatments is a very [...]
Window Coverings for Large Window Treatments & Difficult Shapes “A naked pane of glass is a blank canvas beckoning to be adorned by a most discerning eye,” writes Jess McBride, a custom decorating professional and Houzz contributor. However, not all windows are easily covered. Take large windows, for example. Whether a bay window or [...]
Everyone wishes their home was a little more energy efficient. Not only does this mean more money in your pocket, but it will also mean a more comfortable home, especially during those extreme summer and winter months. Energy efficiency is the goal, but how do you get there? Where do you start? Money Flying Out the Window The U.S. [...]
While we absolutely love wood blinds, there are just some instances where real wood is not exactly ideal, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or playrooms. “Real wood can warp in these environments,” writes HomeAdvisor, while Faux Wood Blinds won’t have the same problem. These window treatments are made from 100% vinyl and, because of [...]
History of Venetian Blinds (Horizontal Blinds) Let’s be honest. Today, most of us take our window coverings for granted, but there was a time when light control and privacy weren’t all that common. There was a time before blinds. And while you may not want to imagine a time where the morning sun would bathe you in light in the wee hours [...]
Spring is finally here on the East Coast! We know, we know – the first day of spring was was back on March 20th, but let’s be honest; until the weather is consistently above 70 degrees, has spring really started? We didn’t think so either. But the temperature is finally on the rise, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s [...]
If you have ever visited our blog before, especially in October, you know that cordless window treatments are recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for homes with children. You know that “children and window cords don’t mix.” We’re also here to tell you that the benefits of cordless window [...]
Every great idea has an origin, even window treatments. And some, like Roman Shades, can be traced back to the time of (you guessed it) the Romans. It all started when Roman households began draping wet cloth over their windows to help keep dirt and debris, especially dust from the construction of the nearby Roman Colosseum, [...]
Cellular shades are the most energy efficient choice. Period. These shades add an extra layer of insulation to keep your rooms warm in the winter (It’s like adding an extra blanket on the bed when it’s chilly), and cool in the summer. How do they do it? The honeycomb design creates air pockets that help slow the [...]