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Window Treatments for a NYC Brownstone

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NYC BrownstoneWhen you think of NYC architecture, the quintessential brownstone may come to mind – classic townhouses and row houses many of which still reflect the historical style of periods such as the Gilded Age.  Whether you live in a brownstone that has been restored to its 19th century roots or one that has been modernized with glass walls and aluminum sheathing, your choice of window covering is a key element to the interior design of your home.
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Can Your Choice of Window Treatments Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

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Seasonal depression As the days begin to get shorter, many people begin to feel sluggish, finding it harder to concentrate and maintain their motivation.  Commonly this is referred to as the winter blues.  For some people, the decrease in daylight hours leads to more extensive depression, known as seasonal affective disorder.  This condition often begins in September or October and lasts through March or April, and the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that it is experienced by 4% to 6% of the population. Read more »

Window Covering Design Trends for Home Gyms

Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 | Filed under: Home Design, interior design, modern window treatments, window treatments
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Window Home GymSpecialized rooms like home gyms are a luxury that can make it easier to fit an exercise regimen in your lifestyle.  Whether you have a large room with multiple machines, a minimal space for yoga, or an opulent room with a sauna or shower area, there are special considerations when it comes to selecting the best window coverings for this area of the home. Read more »

Window Treatments in Interior Design

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Filed under: modern window treatments, window shading, window treatments
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Window treatments can be a decorative element, and can also serve to be functional and practical as well. From draperies to roller shades to skylight shades to folding shades, each can be customized based on the style and functionality you’re trying to achieve for your specific room. It’s very important to consider adding modern window treatments throughout your home during your interior design process. Designers depend on windows for a certain brightness, creating or accenting a specific focal point of a room. Furniture is usually places based on the window locations and window shades should be designed as part of the room, not as a separate décor piece.

Be sure to explore all of the different options you have. There’s a wide range of window treatments and a number of manufacturers to choose from. Be willing to try different looks during your design process. You should use some form of window treatments, minimal or not, they provide a great texture while maintain a clean, natural look. Trying out different window shades can give your room a different look and feel, so depending on your other interior design elements, you may enjoy a certain look over another.

Once you’ve decided on the look of your room, you may want to think about the function of the window treatments. Window shades can provide privacy when wanted to needed and can also control the amount of natural sunlight entering the room. When window shades are closed, they can block out the sunlight and unwanted heat. Sunlight can damage your interior furnishings, so it’s important to close and window shades when you’re not home.

Before running out to purchase some window treatments, you should take some time to research your options. What type of window shades will work best for your windows? Which shades will accent your favorite piece of furniture? Would you rather folding shades or roller shades? Take your time in deciding which option is right for you. Explore the market and talk with an expert who can give you information and recommendations based on your preferences.