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Shade Trends For 2017

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Shading Trends 2017Does your home interior reflect your personal design style? A simple window shade update can instantly and completely enhance any room in your home. Shade trends change each year and so it’s important that that we at Shading Systems, provide you with the latest trends in the industry. We have created a list of 5 trends that we believe will surge in popularity while greatly improving your home’s interior design. So out with the old and in with the new!
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Tips for Adding Light to a Dark Apartment

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: interior design, natural light, nyc apartment, Roller Shades, Solar Shades
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Apartment Lighting
With space at a premium in NYC, many apartment residents face the challenge of adding light to a dark space.  When natural light is maximized, rooms feel more spacious and comfortable.  Following are tips for adding light to a dark apartment.
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Why Blackout Shades are a New Yorker’s Best Friend

Posted: Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Filed under: blackout shades, Roller Shades, Shading systems
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Black Out Shades

Black Out Shades via everythingsimple.com

You’ve made it.  Moved to New York City.  Found an apartment that has you the envy of everyone you know.  You work hard.  You play hard.  And you deserve to sleep hard.  But, in the city that never sleeps, grabbing that essential shut-eye, can be a challenge.

The noise is easy to block out.  Either your building has windows that are properly sealed or heavy enough to take the edge off the loudest taxi horns, or you have a great sound system to drown anything with the soothing sounds of whales or ocean tides.  You may also be high enough up in a gorgeous skyscraper, that the noise simply cannot reach you.  If so, fantastic.  But all of these city dwellings have one thing that you cannot escape:  the light. Read more »

Window Treatments and Energy Efficiency

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Cellular shade

Cellular shade

Blinds come in many shapes and sizes. Some are heavy, some are sheer, and some are downright ugly. While the selection is endless, the true competition comes down to the bottom line: which window treatments will save you money without breaking the bank to install?

We can rule blackout shades out this time. The cost of installation makes blackout shades more of a luxury than a marginal cost-benefit winner. Although blackout shades will reduce the heating and air conditioning bills, they’re not the only solution when it comes to energy efficiency. Read more »

Child Safety: Window Treatments

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Blind Cord Safety

Blind Cords

Window shades or blinds don’t often come to mind right away as a child hazard, but they definitely can be. Cords, especially can dangle low and can be easy to reach for children. Not only can they pull on it hard enough to remove the entire mechanism, but they can tangle themselves very easily. Many cords also have a gripping piece at the end that is small enough where a child can swallow it. There are many ways to keep your child safe and to update your window treatments for your child’s safety. Read more »