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Window Treatment Topper: What is A Cornice?

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Filed under: cornice, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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shading-blog-117-corniceWindow treatments come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on your home design, one may find it a challenge to choose the perfect style of shade to seamlessly flow through the interior design of the rest of your space. For a structured and tailored feel, either to stand on its own or top above drapery panels, the experts at Shading Systems suggest exploring the versatility of a Cornice.
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Standing The Test of Time: Choosing Lasting Window Treatments

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | Filed under: Color Design, natural light, window shading, window treatments
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Lasting Window TreatmentsEveryone loves a little sunlight! The sun is a great source of vitamin D, give a sunbathing a great tan, and can cheer up anyone who might be in a bad mood. But even the most devout sun worshipper knows that the sunlight permeating through the windows can be harmful to their luxurious furnishings, elegant floors, and beautiful artwork. This is because sunlight can cause fading, discoloration and fabric damage.

There are three culprits within light damage. Approximately 45 percent of light damage comes from UVA and UVB rays; 25 percent from heat and infrared radiation, while the remaining 25 percent comes from visible light.
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Pet Friendly Window Treatments

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Cat By WindowHave you ever tried to Google the words “pets” and “blinds”? If so, you have probably seen countless images of cats clawing blinds and dogs destroying other window treatments. While some may find this amusing, this can be a real nightmare for homeowners. You may not even consider purchasing shades or blinds if they cannot stand up to your pets. After all, what is the point of having a nice custom window treatment if your furry friend is going to destroy it in a matter of seconds?

You may question whether or not you will ever be able to own nice things. Luckily, pet owners have many options available. Consider these window treatments when attempting to pet-proof your home.
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What Is the Difference Between Roman Shades and Pleated Shades?

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | Filed under: Pleated Shades, privacy window treatments, Roman shades, Types of window treatments, window shading
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Pleated BlindsWith so many styles of window treatments available, once you have decided to incorporate shades in your next home update, the next step is to choose a type.  Selecting from among the various options can be confusing, so let’s take a look at the difference between two popular styles:  roman shades and pleated shades.
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What Are the Benefits of Pleated Shades?

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Pleated Shades, window shading, window treatments
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IMG_1878Among the top trends in window coverings in 2015 are pleated shades, with the style offering a layered, gentle accordion-style look to window coverings that adds softness, airiness and dimension to a room. The style is fashion-influenced, with the fabric of this style of window shade playing a major part in its complementing other fabric elements within a room. Read more »