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Top Window Treatments of 2019

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2019 Window TreatmentsYour room says a lot about you, so it’s important to fill it with details that speak to your style. A room’s window treatments can be a statement piece for your space and change the entire room design. Since window treatments can have such an impact on a room, it is important to choose them wisely so that you can create your dream space and catch people’s attention in the best way. Consider these top window treatments of 2019 to add to your room or office and instantly have a trendy space everyone will notice:
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Blackout Shades Versus Room Darkening Shades

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Blackout ShadesWhether you are seeking to improve the quality of your sleep or planning window coverings for a room with a special function such a media room, blackout or darkening shades may be the best choice for your windows.  While they both can help with decreasing the amount of sunlight that enters your space, there are differences between them.
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What Are the Many Advantages of Blackout Shades?

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Blackout ShadesIf you have ever been woken up early on a relaxing weekend because light was filtering through your curtains, you know one of the main advantages of blackout shades.  These opaque window coverings offer extreme light control by not letting any light pass through them.  They can be fabricated in a variety of materials and can be customized to match your décor so that they are functional and stylish in your home. Read more »

Why Blackout Shades are a New Yorker’s Best Friend

Posted: Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Filed under: blackout shades, Roller Shades, Shading systems
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Black Out Shades via everythingsimple.com

You’ve made it.  Moved to New York City.  Found an apartment that has you the envy of everyone you know.  You work hard.  You play hard.  And you deserve to sleep hard.  But, in the city that never sleeps, grabbing that essential shut-eye, can be a challenge.

The noise is easy to block out.  Either your building has windows that are properly sealed or heavy enough to take the edge off the loudest taxi horns, or you have a great sound system to drown anything with the soothing sounds of whales or ocean tides.  You may also be high enough up in a gorgeous skyscraper, that the noise simply cannot reach you.  If so, fantastic.  But all of these city dwellings have one thing that you cannot escape:  the light. 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.”