Black Out Shades or Room Darkening Shades are easily available and offer you great protection against glare into your rooms.
Let’s face it…we love bright sunny days but they often interfere with the large screen TV’s of today. The glare off of window panes reflect right onto the TV screens making them difficult to watch. Not a pleasant situation on the day of the big game.
There are various solutions.
1. Honeycomb shades can be made with a black-out liner that will block out everything.
2. Roller shades have made a huge comeback and come in a variety of fabrics, many of which are blackout. There is also a rail system that is black-out pictured at the top of the post.
3. Woven Woods, Roman Shades, all have the option of liners that darken completely.
4. Draperies come in a variety of fabrics and weights and can be lined with a black-out fabric. We recommend traverse rods with the heavier draperies for ease of drawing back and forth.
5. Duolite shades offer two shades on one system. Dual roller shades also allow two shades to be installed in one headrail.
Remember you do not always need to go completely black-out and room darkening may be enough. Layering treatments is an option. Use mini-blinds for privacy installed inside the window frame then add a drapery over for extra light control.
Come in to check out the options available.
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It is difficult to install two shades inside the window frame because there usually is not enough room for both headrails.
Draperies are making a comeback. People are hungry for textiles in their rooms. They add warmth, absorb sound, reduce drafts, and insulate large picture windows.
One main drawback with draperies is the stack-back of the fabric. Windows have gotten larger and wall space smaller. No one wants to hide the view or reduce the light that flows in from outdoors. We have to allow 30% for stack on standard white traverse rods. The stack is less on decorator rods because the drapery hangs underneath the rod allowing the crinolin to fold back instead of scrunching forward between the pleats.
Here is where this new product solves a major problem. These drapes stack in 10% of the rod.
Take a look at these photos of Vignette Vertical Traverse. Notice how small the stack is at each side of the window.
A great application for this product is sliding glass doors. On a 6′ slider we would install a 82″-84″ rod and it would clear the glass.
Come in and take a look at the samples today. Custom draperies take anywhere from 6-8 weeks but this product has a 3 week production time.
Neutrals can sometimes seem dull, but not when you layer on the texture.
A variety of textures can create interest and pizazz.
There are many more interior finishes that add texture to a room, especially when you layer the look. Think a soft rug atop a hard tile floor or fuzzy throw pillows over a smooth fabric sofa or a rough brick accent wall surrounded by shiny painted walls.
Here’s a brief list of ideas to add texture to your rooms:
– Natural stone flooring
– Cork wall coverings
– Textured plaster walls
– Smooth marble countertops
– Faux paint finishes
– Brocade fabric sofas
– Bold shag carpeting
– Knotty wood furniture
– Faux fur throw pillows
– Soft velvet draperies
– Leopard or zebra print rugs
– Leather ottomans or armchairs
– Crown moldings
– Soft chenille bedspreads
– Wicker end tables
– Woven wood window shades
Don’t let your all-neutral color scheme slip into ho-hum blandness. Add beautiful textures to enhance your interior look.
From Hunter Douglas Fresh Ideas