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Popularity of Awnings in 2015

Posted: Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: awnings, modern window treatments, Types of window treatments, window treatments
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Exterior AwningsWhen you think about the neighborhoods and downtown areas of Manhattan in the 19th and 20th centuries, brightly colored awnings generally come to mind.  Although they had great visual appeal and lent character to streetscapes, they also served a functional role, protecting passersby and products from the sun while still allowing light to pass through.  Even on a rainy day, downtown areas could bustle as shoppers paused to check out their favorite window displays.  Over time awnings on commercial buildings evolved to become more embellished pieces with logos and names designed to grab attention.  The stripes that are common today in exterior home awnings also were popular back then. Read more »

Traditional Window Treatment Ideas

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Whether you’re looking for traditional window treatments or modern window treatments, three things you need to decide are how much light you would like to let in, your aesthetic preferences and the window measurements. Some windows are hard to find measurements for, which may lead you to seek advice and help from shading professionals, but that’s what you need to figure out.

Traditional Window Treatments

Traditional Window Treatments

Traditional window treatments can be anything from Venetian blinds to drapery systems to honeycomb shades and valences. There are endless options, but these three tend to be popular choices.

First, decide on how much light you want to block. Venetian blinds are a great way to block light. You can open and close depending on the time of day. The downside to this type of window treatment is that they do not insulate heat well. SO, although they may be a good solution for your design needs, consider the lack of energy efficiency they provide before purchasing.

Drapery systems are a great option for any home. Motorizes drapery systems are even better. Once you master the vertical operational system to control sunlight and heat, this window treatment can provide a great aesthetic and design solution. Since draperies can be anything from a sheer fabric to a blackout type shades, you can design your system for your needs. Motorized shading solutions are easy to use and can help control sunlight and unwanted heat if your system can be set up on a timer!

When searching for traditional window treatments, you may face some challenges for awkwardly shaped and sized windows, but don’t give up too quickly. Many manufacturers give you the option of custom window treatments. There are professionals that will recommend the best shading solution for your window, depending on its size or shape. There are always answers!

Traditional window treatments come in more than just the examples we’ve provided. There are folding shades, Roman shades, blackout shades and many more options, but be sure to ask yourself how much light you want to come through, the size of the window and what kind of look you’re really seeking, then start shopping around.