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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 »

Invest in Sunroom Shades

Posted: Monday, September 29th, 2014 | Filed under: sunroom shades, window shading, window treatments
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Invest in Sunroom Shades

P1030678Why? You would be surprised with how useful window treatments are in living spaces with big windows and/or have a significant number of them. Whether in commercial or residential buildings, sunroom shades offer several useful, and sometimes, surprising features owners can take advantage of. Read more »

Window Shading and Interior Décor

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Window Treatments

When it comes to choosing the perfect window treatments, the options are endless. Some people find shading solutions so alluring, they redesign a room around the windows! If you’re already in love with the current décor, finding window treatments that fit the theme and feel of the room is absolutely possible. The best way to approach your window treatment search is to analyze the room and determine what you want from the options.

When deciding which type of shading you prefer, narrow the options by asking yourself a few questions about the space in question. Do you envision traditional blinds or heavy drapery? Would you like soft natural light, or no natural light at all? When making these decisions, think about the primary use of the room. Is it a space for relaxing or a home gym? Are there outdoor views you would like to take advantage of, or is energy efficiency your top priority? Read more »

Window Treatments for the Office

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, modern window treatments, window shading, window treatments
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Decorating or adding window treatments to any office can be challenging. If you’re adding window treatments to a small office, a large office or even a home office, finding the right window shades to compliment the atmosphere can take time. Here are some options to consider for office window treatments.

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office window treatments

Roller shades

Roller shades have been installed in hundreds of office throughout New York City and across the country. Since there are a variety of options, most businesses can customize to their business brand look and feel. Roller shades also provide a great window treatment for solar control. Roller shades control the heat, sun as well as the glare. Offices have used this type of window shade for traditional offices as well as conference rooms where projectors or other types of media equipment is used for viewing purposes. Since roller shades offer a minimal look and feel, most businesses use them for the simplistic look.  With a wide variety of fabrics and styles available, customization is always an option as well.

Folding shades

Folding shades offer businesses another option when choosing window treatments. There are styles such as Roman Shades (honeycomb shades or cellular shades) or other accordion-style options. Folding shades are also customizable and can be designed in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Depending on your shading needs you can use different fabrics, opacities and pleats. Add draperies or a valence to “spice” it up a bit.

Both roller shades as well as folding shades can be motorized, simplifying the opening and closing process. You can open your window shades from your desk! If you’re looking for window treatment options in the New York City area, please contact us and we offer a variety of options to match your needs.

Blackout Shades and Room Darkening Shades

Posted: Saturday, February 5th, 2011 | Filed under: blackout shades, window blinds, window treatments
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Blackout window treatments

Many people have no idea what the difference is between blackout shades and room darkening shades. Some people have one thing in mind when they think of blackout shades; they only want the room dark. If the room is darkened as desired this doesn’t mean you have true blackout shades. True blackout shades will block almost all light from coming into a room. Room darkening can be almost any window blind or shade. A Venetian blind can darken a room, but it is not considered a room darkening blind nor a blackout blind or shade.

Room darkening window treatments

Room darkening window treatments

Room darkening shades reduces the amount of light from entering a room just by simply closing the blinds slat, lowering your window shade, or closing your drapes. Doing so will make your room significantly darker. This is why many people interchange room darkening for blackout. If all you need is room darkening shades there are many options such as roller shades, cellular shades, pleated shades, sheer shades or even regular drapes.

Blackout shades blocks almost all light from coming into a room making the room very dark. This is ideal for bedrooms, nurseries, and media rooms. A blackout window treatment cannot make a room completely dark but will be the best at making your room as dark as it can possible be. Blackout shades work because of the tight fit within the window casing to cut back on the light seeping through with very little gaps between the material and the window itself. If you want blackout shades blackout cellular shades, blackout curtains, blackout roman shades and blackout woven wood shades are great to add to your home. All of these shades are made with a blackout material or come with a blackout liner.

Whatever does the job is all that is needed. If you don’t mind a little sun seeping through your window then room darkening shades will do. If you want the most of your room being dark then blackout shades are what you’re looking for. When looking for shades let an expert know your intentions for the shades and they should steer you in the right direction.