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Design Style: The Perfect Bedroom Window Treatments

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Bedroom Design, blackout shades, room darkening window treatments, window treatments
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Black Out ShadesDesign.  Style.  These are very important concepts when decorating your living space.  What is your style?  How do you incorporate design elements into a room to make it look the way you want it to?  One of the easier ways to pull a room together is through window treatment options.  They are the accessories with the ability to generate a real “wow” factor.  They can turn a boring space into something spectacular, and they can take a spectacular space and turn it into something covetable.  And isn’t that what we all want?  The apartment that everyone else secretly covets? Read more »

Five Easy Ways to Makeover your Master Bedroom

Posted: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Bedroom Design, Bedroom redecorating, Home Design, Uncategorized
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bedroom blueFive Easy Ways to Makeover your Master Bedroom

Everything needs a little bit of a “refresh” every now and then.  Your bedroom is no different.  Surprisingly, in many homes master bedrooms seem to get the short end of the decorating stick.  This is a shame.  After all, it is likely that you spend most of your time in the bedroom (even if your eyes are closed).  It is the first space you see when you wake up and the last that you see when you go to bed.  How your master bedroom appeals (or does not) to your sense of style and design goes a long way towards ensuring whether or not you are going to have a good day (week, month, or even year). Read more »

What Are Blackout Shades?

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Blackout shades are a type of window treatment that is used to prevent light from entering a room. Blackout shades are often used in bedrooms when the light needs to be shut out to allow for a comfortable sleep. This type of window treatment can also be referred to as blackout shades, room darkening shades or light-tight shades, depending on the amount of light they allow into a room.

Room darkening shades reduce the amount of sunlight entering a room. They don’t block out as much light as blackout of light-tight shades, but can still control the amount of exterior light entering the room. Depending on the fabric you choose for your room, you can determine how much light is blocked.

Blackout shades and curtains are typically an effective solution to block light and trap energy. Exposure to light when you sleep can trigger health problems. Employees that work night shifts are forced to sleep during the day and without blackout shades can disrupt natural sleep patterns. Blackout shades are a great solution and an excellent idea if you work night shifts or even if you just need to block out the morning sunlight to be sure you receive your full eight hours.

Blackout shade materials can vary. Some blackout shade window treatments are made with fiberglass, others are vinyl and plastic. Large windows can be a bit more challenging to cover, but adding a motorized option can help solve the problem. Power controlled shades can simply resolve the awkward opening and closing of blackout shades. Homeowners in New York City are very familiar with blackout shades because as you know “the city never sleeps.”