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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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Shade Trends For 2017

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Shading Trends 2017Does your home interior reflect your personal design style? A simple window shade update can instantly and completely enhance any room in your home. Shade trends change each year and so it’s important that that we at Shading Systems, provide you with the latest trends in the industry. We have created a list of 5 trends that we believe will surge in popularity while greatly improving your home’s interior design. So out with the old and in with the new!
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How to Clean Your Window Treatments

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visionaire_pageNow that you have invested in the perfect window coverings for your home, you want to preserve them so that they retain their fresh, crisp look.  While drapery is often best left to professional cleaners, styles such as roman shades and other residential shades benefit from attention during regular cleaning routines.  Becoming familiar with the best ways to clean your window coverings can help you to avoid grayed fabrics, prevent stain damage, and keep them free of dust and allergens for years to come. Read more »

Window Treatment Ideas for Apartments

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Window Treatment Ideas

Window Treatment Ideas

Sometimes living in a small space can be tough, but there’s no reason to take it out on your window treatments. Decorating a small space can be challenging, but there are plenty of options to choose from including draperies, window shades, roller shades and more that will suit your needs perfectly.

One of the most common window treatments for apartments is draperies and curtains.  Draperies are a great window treatment for any size room. They help increase energy efficiency and have the ability to adjust horizontally to the sun’s movement. Draperies block heat from entering during hot summer months and keep in the warmth during the winter. Draperies come in so many different fabrics; you even have the ability to add a blackout liner to have the option of room darkening shades. There are different design elements you can add to draperies as well such as tassels or decorative rods.

Another great window treatment for apartments is roller shades. Since roller shades are a clean/minimal look, they are a great complement to any modern or contemporary home. Roller shades control the sun, heat and glare making them a perfect solution to any window treatment need. Roller shades can be customized to include blackout materials or solar control sunscreen materials. This type of window treatment is also available in a variety of fabrics to give you the look and feel you need for your home.

Both draperies and roller shades are great window treatments for any apartment, whether you’re in New York City or Los Angeles. Both provide sun and heat control and given the choices, can be customized to match any décor. There are also other window treatment options to consider including Venetian blinds, window film, valences and more. Depending on your personal style and preferences, any of these window treatments will work for your apartment.

Draperies for Light Control

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | Filed under: drapery systems, interior design, modern window treatments, motorized window treatments
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Draperies are an excellent shading solution for homes and offices. When choosing draperies as your window treatments, you give the room a nice warm feel, while providing the light control you’re looking for in window shades. There are endless options when choosing drapery systems for your home, from color to style to fabric choice and beyond.

Although draperies don’t have the ability to adjust horizontally with the sun’s movement, like roller shades or folding shades, they still offer many other solar shading benefits. Many draperies can be lined with blackout liners to darken a room more than traditional draperies. Controlling the amount of light entering your room can be very helpful is you’re trying to sleep or watching a movie. Draperies are also often insulated for solar control. Insulated draperies can help keep out unwanted heat during summer months and can keep in the wanted heat during cold winter months. Both these solutions benefit you and the environment!

Drapery systems can also be operated manually or with a motorized system. Homeowners throughout New York City often convert their current manually operated draperies into a much simpler, motorized system. Motorized systems eliminate cords and the complications some face with opening and closing.  Motorized window treatments can be opened and closed with the press of a button!

Since draperies are one of the preferred solar control options, they can most often be customized to your style and aesthetic preference. Depending on the look, amount of sunlight you want entering the room and purpose you want the window treatments to serve, you can explore your options. Whether it be commercial or residential drapery systems you’re looking for, both provide excellent solar control options for New York City and surround area homes and offices.