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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 This includes updating and changing outdated window treatments and bringing in new ones that complement your home decorations including pillows, throws, and rugs.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!

Decorative Holiday Window Treatments

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Holiday Window Treatments, Interior Decorating, Seasonal Window Choices, window treatments
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Holiday Window TreatmentsWhen decorating your home this holiday season, you should consider how you plan on decorating your beautiful window treatments. Windows afford many opportunities for artistic and elegant decorative skills in holiday decorating because they connect the inside and outside worlds and give people passing by a glimpse into your home.
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Advancements in Awnings

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Retractable AwningWhether you’re enjoying a hot tub in the snow or watching the rain, installing an awning for your windows and doors gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities outdoors, regardless of the weather. With this summer guide to awnings, you won’t be left in the dark about features to look for and factors to consider.
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How Can I Save on Heating Costs with My Window Treatments?

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Windows & Home HeatingThe autumn chill is already here, which has many homeowners thinking about energy costs leading into the coldest months of the year.  Energy-efficient window treatments can help you to save money and keep your home comfortable, and they can work seamlessly with other interior design choices. Read more »

Can Your Choice of Window Treatments Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

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Seasonal depression As the days begin to get shorter, many people begin to feel sluggish, finding it harder to concentrate and maintain their motivation.  Commonly this is referred to as the winter blues.  For some people, the decrease in daylight hours leads to more extensive depression, known as seasonal affective disorder.  This condition often begins in September or October and lasts through March or April, and the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that it is experienced by 4% to 6% of the population. Read more »