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Blackout Shades Versus Room Darkening Shades

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Blackout ShadesWhether you are seeking to improve the quality of your sleep or planning window coverings for a room with a special function such a media room, blackout or darkening shades may be the best choice for your windows.  While they both can help with decreasing the amount of sunlight that enters your space, there are differences between them.
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How to Pick the Right Window Coverings for Your Next Remodeling Project

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Window coverings are one of the most noticeable design elements in any room in the home.  Ranging from the most high-tech, motorized systems that are used in home theaters to drapery systems that take their design cues from the world of fashion, custom window treatments attract much attention.  If you incorporate window coverings during the planning stage of your remodel, it is much easier to design the perfect solution. Read more »

Window Treatments for Teen Bedrooms

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bedroom blueWith the school year fast approaching, the late summer is the perfect time to update teen bedrooms before the hectic schedules of the fall begin.  Unlike other rooms in an NYC home, teen bedrooms are often where parents allow their children to make design decisions and have more freedom regarding the colors, styles, and types of window treatments they will incorporate.  With so many options, ranging from roman shades to drapery systems to motorized blinds, your luxury window treatment specialist can help you to design the perfect window covering. Read more »

Design Style: The Perfect Bedroom Window Treatments

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Bedroom Design, blackout shades, room darkening window treatments, window treatments
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Black Out ShadesDesign.  Style.  These are very important concepts when decorating your living space.  What is your style?  How do you incorporate design elements into a room to make it look the way you want it to?  One of the easier ways to pull a room together is through window treatment options.  They are the accessories with the ability to generate a real “wow” factor.  They can turn a boring space into something spectacular, and they can take a spectacular space and turn it into something covetable.  And isn’t that what we all want?  The apartment that everyone else secretly covets? Read more »

Kid’s Room Window Treatment Ideas

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Kids Room Window Treatments

Kids Room Window Treatments

If you’ve just moved into a new home, are currently renovating or have a new family addition, there are many ways to decorate your kids’ room. Since safety is always the number one concern for children, it’s important to find a balance between safety and inspiration. You want to design and decorate a welcoming environment for infants and children.

Avoid any long window treatment designs, such as draperies. Anything dangling is a safety hazard and a child can become tangled in the fabric or even worse, pull on the fabric and risk pulling down all of the installed hardware. If possible, avoid long cords too. Anything that a child or infant can pull on isn’t good either. Also, don’t position cribs or beds close to the any cord that might be associated with your window treatments.

Instead, consider cordless or top down/bottom up roller shade options. These are just as effective for solar control, less the dangling cord feature. Many families have opted for motorized shades as well. These types of shades have motorized control features that operate the opening and closing of window shades with the touch of a button.

One other option to consider when choosing window treatments for your kid’s room is blackout shades. Blackout shades, light-tight shades and other dark fabrics can help block out the sunlight when you’re trying to lay down for bed, or even nap time. To keep the fun environment, consider painting the bedroom a yellow or blue so the blackout liners don’t darken the environment too much. Try to find a good mix between window treatments and paint colors so the room is still inviting and fun.