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How to Install Window Shades

Posted: Friday, August 18th, 2017 | Filed under: window shading, Window Treatment Styles, Window Treatment Trends
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How to Install Window ShadesWith proper installation, window shades provide your home with extra style, insulation, and controlled sunlight. Window shades make windows look chic and allow you to gain control of the natural light that is entering your home. You can transform the look and feel of your room by putting the blinds up or down. Pull the blinds up for a warm, bright, eccentric room; or pull the shades the shades down for a calm, cool and peaceful look and feel. To make sure window shades fit properly, let the professionals at Shading Systems walk you through the process.

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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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