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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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Tips for Improving Sleep Through Your Choice of Window Coverings

Posted: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 | Filed under: blackout shades, Custom window treatments, Types of window treatments
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Black Out ShadesGood sleep is essential for your health.  If you experience night after night of sleep deprivation it can affect your weight, mood, and immune system.  According to medical experts, the ideal amount of sleep for most adults ranges from 7 to 9 hours, but some need up to 10 hours of sleep, while others fare fine on 6 hours.  Factors such as pregnancy and age can affect these numbers.  With so many people in the NYC area experiencing sleep issues, it is a good idea to consider how your bedroom window coverings can help to achieve the optimal sleep environment.

Window coverings can help you to achieve room darkening, sound control, and maintain a comfortable temperature in the bedroom.  Each of these can contribute to a more restful night of sleep. Read more »

What Are the Many Advantages of Blackout Shades?

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Blackout ShadesIf you have ever been woken up early on a relaxing weekend because light was filtering through your curtains, you know one of the main advantages of blackout shades.  These opaque window coverings offer extreme light control by not letting any light pass through them.  They can be fabricated in a variety of materials and can be customized to match your décor so that they are functional and stylish in your home. Read more »

What Are the Options in Light-Control Shades?

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 | Filed under: blackout shades, window shading, window treatments
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IMG_1878If you’ve ever been kept awake at night because of the light emanating from an outside streetlamp, visible through that space between a pull-down shade and your window frame, you’ll be interested to know that you can have custom window shades that allow in, or completely block, any light from outside. Read more »

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 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 »