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What are the Most Effective Energy Efficient Summer Window Treatments?

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summer-windowsStay cool this summer with energy efficient window treatments. Our experts share how to prevent summer heat gain in your home. Energy efficient window treatments can reduce energy costs and keep your home cool while looking fabulous at the same time. Energy efficient summer window treatments include shading awnings, blinds, draperies, mesh window screens, overhangs, shades, and shutters.

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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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What’s the Difference Between Curtains and Draperies?

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Curtains

Curtains

The words “curtains” and “drapes” are often used interchangeably, but they are actually quite different. Both were made to cover windows, but for different reasons.

Curtains are most often used as window coverings and are usually made of very light or sheer fabrics, but not always. Most curtains and casual and are usually the length of the window, although sometimes can be floor-length. Curtains are used because they can open and close when needed to fully see out and into the window. Because curtains are most often made with thin, light fabrics, they don’t block sunlight very well. Read more »

Fabric Window Treatments

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Fabric Window Treatments

Fabric Window Treatments

Enhance your interior décor with window treatments. The number of ways to decorate your windows is endless, especially with the variety of fabric options. Whether you like the look of straight, clean lines for a more modern feel or if you’re a bit more traditional, take a look at some of these fabric window treatment options.

Window Shades

Folding Shades are decorative and provide beauty and functionality to any room décor. There are different types of folding shades including Roman shades and honeycomb shades.

  • Roman Shades provide a clean, classical look and most commonly have a flat panel of fabric that creates soft folds when raised by overlapping folds.
  • Cellular shades or honeycomb shades are fabric shades with pleated fabric that stacks like an accordion. These shades come in different fabric options, pleat choices and of course, colors.
  • Balloon shades are similar to Roman shades in that they operate the same way, but instead of folding, the shades create billows at the bottom of the shade (when opened) to create a more romantic effect.

Folding shades can be used in a variety of ways for your home. Many use folding shades on their traditional windows and others use them in the kitchen. There are many fabric options for Roman shades, cellular shades and balloon shades. Read more »