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How Long Should Drapes Be?

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | Filed under: Custom window treatments, DIY Window Mistakes, drapery systems, interior design
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drapesAre your drapes the right length for your home? When it comes to the interior design of your home, you should assess whether or not your drapes are the correct length, to ensure your design flows properly and seamlessly throughout the room. The wrong drape length can stand out in a jarring way, against your interior design style. There are four different drapery styles to choose from that could fit your personal style in your home.
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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 »

Home Design Trends: The Man Cave

Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: blackout shades, drapery systems, interior design
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Bathroom Shades

Nobody is really able to pinpoint the exact moment that the “man cave” became a feat of interior design, but it has officially happened.  Previously, a “man cave” was your typical basement or extra garage space, or any place where the man of the house could place a favorite chair and hope to spend a few moments alone in peace and quiet.  But somewhere along the last few years, the man cave has taken on mythic stature and as its popularity continues to grow (social network HOUZZ sites over 11,000 man cave projects photos shared by members), so does the competitive nature of “man cave” owners who now know how much more than a spot in the basement, their special space can be. Read more »

Home Design Trends: The Home Theater

Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Filed under: drapery systems, Home Improvement, window shading
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Fabric Window Treatments

As movie tickets soar ($20 per person in NYC!), movie theaters like AMC have come up with gimmicks like dine-in theater to entice people into a night out at the movies.  But when all is said and done, a visit to the movie theater still means you are dining on movie theater food, and surrounded by strangers, who may or may not talk, sneeze, kick your seat, etc.  With these prices and headaches, it soon becomes apparent to anyone with a spare room and access to premium cable that an in-home theater is definitely worth the investment. Read more »