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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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Different Ways to Clean Your Window Treatments

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 | Filed under: cleaning window treatments, Skylight Shades, window treatments
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Cleaning Window TreatmentsCleaning your window treatments may not be the first task that comes to mind when you decide to spruce up your home. In fact, the cleaning process may be on the bottom of people’s To-Do List. However, it’s recommended that you clean your window treatments frequently in order to optimize air quality.

Clean window treatments are essential for a healthy and hygienic environment for you and your family to enjoy. Additionally, cleaning your window treatments will often benefit you financially. Homeowners who clean curtains, blinds and shades regularly are less likely to purchase several new window treatments in their lifetime.

There are many different ways to clean the various window treatments around your home, and it’s easier than you think! To help you along the process, here are some easy ways you can clean your window treatments.
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How to Clean Window Shades

Posted: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 | Filed under: blackout shades, Green shading, Home Design
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P1010244As important it is to keep your couch cushions, your coffee table, and your windows clean, it is just as imperative that you keep your window blinds in good working order. Window shades are an extension of the windows, which are extensions of the space themselves and keeping them nice and spotless will help them accentuate the room and make them really stand out. How do you do that? First, be sure to ask the shading installer the best ways to keep them clean. The manufacturer is also an excellent avenue for cleaning advice. With that said, here are a number of tips you can use. Read more »

Window Treaments for Conservatory Windows

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Conservatory Windows Treatments

Conservatory Windows

How do you shade a room consisting of three walls of windows? It seems intimidating, but this project is actually quite fun. First, consider the décor and style you would like to maintain in the room. Next, pick a type of treatment.

For conservatories, you can use shades, curtains, blinds, or sheers. The options are vast, so let’s compare the different choices.


Shades are a great option if you want to control the amount of light entering the room. Unlike curtains, which typically offer open or closed options, shade levels can be adjusted to allow some light in while blocking blinding rays. In conservatories, shades are a great option because you can stagger the levels or leave the sun-facing side closed while still taking in the outdoor views from the other windowed walls. If some residents prefer to have absolutely no light, blackout shades can also be used in a conservatory, allowing the room to have multiple uses. Read more »

Sheer Blinds: Modern Window Treatments

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 | Filed under: window blinds, window treatments
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Sheer Shades

Sheer blinds are a great option for those who love natural light. These blinds work best in rooms with sweeping views or maximum sunlight, and can be tilted to avoid television glare and blinding rays. The slats can be closed for more privacy, and the translucent nature of sheer blinds make for a very pretty feature. Sheer blinds are different from other blinds due to the fabric used, which are very different from vinyl, metal, and wooden slats used in other treatments.

There are a few downsides to sheer blinds. Perhaps most important of all the cons is privacy. Because sheer blinds allow soft light in, the possibility of seeing in from the outside can present a problem in dressing rooms and bathrooms. Sheer blinds offer less privacy than Venetian blinds or traditional curtains but also offer a softer feel. Along with a lacy of privacy, sheer blinds also do not offer much protection from the outdoor elements. Compared to other window treatments, such as blackout shades, sheer blinds are energy inefficient and should be used sparingly in harsh climates. Read more »