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The Top 10 Blogs of 2016

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Best of 2016As 2016 comes to an end, Shading Systems would like to ring in the New Year with a recap of our best blogs of 2016. With over 25 years of industry experience, we do our best to provide our customers with the most popular trends and beneficial tips for their interior and exterior home windows. From choosing the window treatments that best suit your home to cleaning them, let’s highlight the best blogs of 2016.

1. Tips For Adding Light To A Dark Apartment

Does your apartment feeling dark and dreary? Maximize the amount of natural light in your apartment to brighten your space; you’ll soon notice to how inviting and more spacious your home will become. Elements as simple as the right paint schemes and reflective furnishings can transform your apartment and rid it of that dark feel. Brighten up your day and your apartment with tips from our blog.
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Pet Friendly Window Treatments

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Cat By WindowHave you ever tried to Google the words “pets” and “blinds”? If so, you have probably seen countless images of cats clawing blinds and dogs destroying other window treatments. While some may find this amusing, this can be a real nightmare for homeowners. You may not even consider purchasing shades or blinds if they cannot stand up to your pets. After all, what is the point of having a nice custom window treatment if your furry friend is going to destroy it in a matter of seconds?

You may question whether or not you will ever be able to own nice things. Luckily, pet owners have many options available. Consider these window treatments when attempting to pet-proof your home.
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Window Treatments for Child’s Room

Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2011 | Filed under: modern window treatments, privacy window treatments, window blinds, window shading
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Window treatments in a child’s room can really make the room special but safety is the most important measure to consider. While something colorful and whimsical is ideal for window treatments in a child room, safety must come first. Little hands can grab longer drapes and pull them down, while cords can cause strangulation and need to be removed or need to be easily breakable, one hard tug and it breaks to avoid any dangerous accidents. Making sure window covering are absent of decorations or beads as well. A young child can easily pull decorate beads off of drapes, this can be dangerous if swallowed.

Window treatments for children must be safe as well as functional, colorful, and fun. Light and airy window treatments are ideal, but you may want to couple these light and airy window treatments with a darkening window treatment for those that still take naps.

Wood blinds can be easily adjusted to control light, are easy to maintain, and have a nice and clean look for a child’s room. A roller shades may work better in a nursery. Coupling your blinds with a decorative fabric makes for a decorative and updated look. You can couple your blinds with drapes or with an attractive valance.

Another option to a valance is cornice boxes. Cornice boxes help to hide the hardware of a blind or shade. Cornice boxes also look nice if you continue the decorating theme of the child’s room by using the same fabric throughout your child’s room by adding the same fabric to cushions and pillows or other like items in the room. Your cornice box can double as a shelf because you can place collectibles on top of the board. In the end, whichever window treatments you use, make sure the window treatment is functional to your needs, looks nice, and is very safe.