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What Are The Best Window Treatments for Nautical Style?

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Nautical ShadesDo you want a window treatment style that can truly bring life to your beach or lake house? If so, then look no further than the popular nautical style window treatment.  Nautical style can emphasize bold stripes, anchors, weathered wood, and a classic red, white, and blue color palette. Nautical design style remains timeless as it provides a relaxed atmosphere associated with the sight, smell, and sounds of the ocean. Our expert designs at Shading Systems will show you how to bring a nautical feel into your home.  Options for you are endless, allowing homeowners to personalize their stripes, natural woods, and nautical accents. Read more »

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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Design Style: The Perfect Bedroom Window Treatments

Posted: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Bedroom Design, blackout shades, room darkening window treatments, window treatments
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Black Out ShadesDesign.  Style.  These are very important concepts when decorating your living space.  What is your style?  How do you incorporate design elements into a room to make it look the way you want it to?  One of the easier ways to pull a room together is through window treatment options.  They are the accessories with the ability to generate a real “wow” factor.  They can turn a boring space into something spectacular, and they can take a spectacular space and turn it into something covetable.  And isn’t that what we all want?  The apartment that everyone else secretly covets? Read more »

Energy Efficient Winter Window Treatments

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 | Filed under: sustainable living, window shading, window treatments
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Get your windows prepared for winter will help save energy. Window treatments provide great insulation for your home during the cold weather months. By adding draperies or other types of window shadesto your windows, you save energy and even lower your heating bill by a significant amount.

Depending on the window(s) in your home that you’re looking to insulate, you can customize your window treatments

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to fit many shapes and sizes.  Window treatments, especially energy efficient options are long-term investments, so take your time when choosing your window dressing. There isn’t a right or wrong answer to how to decorate your windows, but here are some things to keep in mind when choosing your window shades.

Window shades are a simple solution to saving energy during winter. The key to roller shades is to mount them inside the window frame, leaving a very small (if any) gap on the sides. The closer the shades are to the frame, the less heat you’re going to lose. Roller shading is available with many different control options as well. You can choose to motorize your folding shades in New York for convenience reasons or you create a privacy shade to your bedroom. Depending on your style, customize to your liking.

Roman shades, or folding shades are also a great option for energy saving window treatments, but for full functionality, choose insulated window shades. Insulated shades are tightly woven with thicker fabric, to help insulate the windows. Roman shades fold when not in user and these types of shades are also available in a variety of fabric and pleat choices.

Draperies are a third choice and can also be great insulators during cold winter months. Draperies are one of the most common types of window treatments because you have so many different options. If you decide on this type of treatment, close the side gaps (and top and bottom), to keep in the heat.

Window shades, draperies and folding shades are all energy efficient window treatments. Depending on the windows you’re working with, or the type of aesthetic you’re looking for, explore these options.