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How To Update Your Window Treatments For Spring

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Spring window treatmentsSpring has sprung and there’s no better way to welcome in the fresh spring weather than engaging in the whirlwind of redecorating. This includes updating and changing outdated window treatments and bringing in new ones that complement your home decorations including pillows, throws, and rugs. Window Treatments are the focal point of any room, and room décor. Spring window treatments transition heavy fabrics and closed curtains of the winter into airy and lightweight fabrics that allow sunlight to peek through and warm up space. The window treatment experts at Shading Systems have gathered top design tips to give your window treatments the ultimate makeover. Learn you how to update your window treatments for spring.

Popular Spring Color Palettes

A modern spring window treatment contains various shades of white and beige. Design experts call these colors “neutral tones.” You can couple neutral colors with bold fixtures and metallic shades for a clean cohesive design. Spring window colors typically include bright pinks, turquoise or robin’s egg blues, red poppy, fuchsia, orange as well as warm tans with pops of light green, citrus yellow or of lilac and honeysuckle. Combining various tones and shades such as pastel colors creates a cheerful palette. Work patterns into your window treatment by choosing printed fabrics such as polka dots, stripes, and patterns in various spring color combinations.

Choosing The Right Fabric and Display

Selecting the right window fabrics help to create a sophisticated and put together a style for spring. The right lightweight fabric allows for light control and energy efficiency. Consider lighter materials such as organza, tulle, muslin, chiffon, lace, veil, silk, linen, and sheers. Doing so encourages you to open your windows rather than cover them. During the daytime, lightweight sheers can filter harsh daylight. During the evening, you can overlay a lightweight drape for privacy. An overlay provides the benefit of reflecting sunlight and helps keep a room cool. For added drama and height, fasten custom draperies from the ceiling to cover windows. You can also layer your drapes with lightweight fabrics. This adds depth and dimension while creating a textured appearance.

Eco-friendly Textiles

Eco-friendly textiles, or sustainable fabrics, refer to a manufacturing method, which is safer for the environment.  These fabrics produce fewer chemicals and aren’t grown with pesticides.  Eco-friendly textiles features help reduce carbon and pollution impact on the earth. Made from recycled and natural fibers, organic materials help promote energy efficiency and sustain air quality. In addition, eco-friendly textiles require little effort to wash. For natural shading options, consider insulated honeycomb shades, woven shades, wooden shades. A Roman-style shade is available in naturally woven shades of bamboo, reeds, and grass.

Creating Your Spring Window Treatments

Spring window treatments can reinvent each room with an uplifting style, as well as complement your décor from the colors and patterns you choose to the textures. Putting together a simple spring window, means light linens, crisp and clean lines that can easily move in a spring breeze. The design style of your windows should reflect your personality and home. You can create a luxurious spring look by using a lightweight silk fabric with metallic touches for draperies and hardware or choose a light color and use a contrasting color for a tieback. Contact Shading Systems to best assess the condition of your windows today!

How Long Should Drapes Be?

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | Filed under: Custom window treatments, DIY Window Mistakes, drapery systems, interior design
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drapesAre your drapes the right length for your home? When it comes to the interior design of your home, you should assess whether or not your drapes are the correct length, to ensure your design flows properly and seamlessly throughout the room. The wrong drape length can stand out in a jarring way, against your interior design style. There are four different drapery styles to choose from that could fit your personal style in your home.
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The Top 10 Blogs of 2016

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Best of 2016As 2016 comes to an end, Shading Systems would like to ring in the New Year with a recap of our best blogs of 2016. With over 25 years of industry experience, we do our best to provide our customers with the most popular trends and beneficial tips for their interior and exterior home windows. From choosing the window treatments that best suit your home to cleaning them, let’s highlight the best blogs of 2016.

1. Tips For Adding Light To A Dark Apartment

Does your apartment feeling dark and dreary? Maximize the amount of natural light in your apartment to brighten your space; you’ll soon notice to how inviting and more spacious your home will become. Elements as simple as the right paint schemes and reflective furnishings can transform your apartment and rid it of that dark feel. Brighten up your day and your apartment with tips from our blog.
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Window Treatments for a Rustic Home

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Rustic Home
The inspiration for a rustic home can come from many sources.  Some homeowners have always dreamed of living in a log cabin with its abundance of natural wood.  Others think of homes in the West or a mountain lodge retreat.  What unites homes designed in a rustic style is their celebration of natural materials that are left close to their natural state.  There is a greater appreciation for natural variation – and even weathering – than is seen in most home styles.
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Window Treatments for French Colonial Homes

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Window Treatments for French ColonialsWhen French colonists settled in the Louisiana Territory in the early 1700s, they were influenced by the building techniques of the Caribbean and West Indies.  The homes style that they created is now known as French Colonial architecture.  Common features include wide porches, French doors, and raised living quarters.  The unique characteristics of the style influence homeowners’ choice of window coverings.
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