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Which Window Treatments are Right for Odd Windows in Your Home?

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While typical square or rectangular windows are certainly easy to cover with a wide array of window treatments, there’s something truly eye-catching about the addition of odd windows like circular, arched, triangular, or trapezoidal shapes, as well as skylights, transoms, bay, bow, or garden windows, and more. These unusual windows add a whopping dose of…

What is the Link Between Office Productivity and Window Treatments?

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Productivity is a major concern for any business operation, and while the bottom line is always a factor when it comes to office upgrades, it’s also important to ensure that employees enjoy an office environment conducive to efficiency and optimal productivity.  The question, of course, is what type of environment encourages productivity? Is it better…

The Benefits of Outside Mount Blinds and Shades

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Some blinds and shades nest inside window frames, creating a streamlined look that many homeowners and businesses appreciate.  While the aesthetic appeal is apparent, there are some potential drawbacks to an inside mount, namely the onus to get the perfect fit, as well as the possibility of light leakage around the edges. That said, there…

Should your blinds match the trim in your home?

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When shopping for new blinds, a common concern is whether or not the window treatments you have chosen should match the surrounding trim. Ultimately, this decision comes down to personal preference and your home’s overall aesthetic. With that being said, there are a few guidelines you can take into consideration to make your decision a…

Shopping for New Window Treatments: Where to Start

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Every element of your décor contributes to a truly unique living space that perfectly suits your tastes and preferences, and your window treatments are not only a major part of your visual design strategy, but also a practical addition that helps you to control privacy and natural light.  While it’s easy to understand the necessity…

Privacy and Light Control with Your Solar Shades

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If you happen to live in a sunny climate, you no doubt enjoy soaking up the vitamin D when sitting out by the pool or hiking your local environs.  What you don’t necessarily want is solar rays streaming into your home all day – creating a glare, warming your interior to an uncomfortable temperature, and…
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How to dog-proof your window treatments

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We have all seen the photos and videos of dogs wrapped up in blinds with guilty looks on their faces. We have contemplated bare windows. We have mourned expensive window treatments. Fortunately, there is a solution to this common problem: dog-proofing your window treatments. Here are a few ways to dog-proof your window treatments without…

How natural light can affect productivity and your health

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When it comes to office design, natural light has become a hot topic of conversation. Gone are the days of promoting fluorescent lighting and for good reason. Aside from the fact that natural light is more aesthetically pleasing than faux light, it has also been shown to positively affect productivity and health – two things…

Closing your blinds up or down: which is best?

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Many debates that are often seen as “trivial” have staunch supporters on each side; from the placement of a toilet paper roll to how one cuts a sandwich, these daily-task debates can turn even the most docile of individuals into a politician of sorts. Another “this or that” topic of conversation is whether blinds should…

Hot Window Treatment Trends to Look Out for in 2019

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If you’ve been living with the same décor for a few years and you’re looking for affordable, modern updates in the new year, you can transform the whole look of your home by simply upgrading to new window treatments. You’ll be amazed how new blinds, shades, or drapes can enhance the look of existing furnishings…
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