Sunday, December 21, 2014
Window treatments serve to accessorize a room the same way wallpaper or antiques do. They provide character without sacrificing utility. Fitting windows with blinds or curtains is purely a matter of taste, but writer umarsyahsuharto from Itarohmawati.com Home & Design is convinced that blinds offer more advantages. Shuts out prying eyes Window blinds do more than shut out sunlight; they deter unwanted viewers by providing a level of privacy that curtains cannot. Even when blinds are opened, they do not give observers an unobstructed view of your house’s interior. For ultimate privacy, top-down shades are recommended.
Friday, December 19, 2014
As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, many household managers are bracing themselves for higher utility bills come next month’s statement. There may, however, be a way to mitigate your expenses with the help of energy-saving window treatments. Maureen Donohue-Conway, editor of Tap into Morristown, writes about power-saving measures in her column:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Privacy is a basic human right; this extends not just to you but to the people who share your home as well. Aside from protecting that right, window film could help you save up to 50% in energy costs, which will no doubt prove invaluable this winter. You also get to protect your indoor fixtures from harmful UV rays, which will spare you the otherwise preventable expenses of repairing and replacing them. Window film – especially high-grade decorative window film – is available in various colors and opacity. Depending on the level of security you need, you can go for semi-private or private film. Soults Walker says the most important thing is to make sure the window surface itself is completely free of any foreign substances to help the film stick, since a few grains of dust can perforate the film or hamper the firm bond.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Many sliding windows often have vertical blinds that are made of plastic or any other synthetic material, which you have to pull to split to the side, or use a solid control rod to adjust the angle for natural light diffusion. Riley, notes, however, that the noise the blinds make when the individual panels rustle against each other from the wind can be distracting. You can also try forgoing the standard regular blinds in favor of a two-stage solution. Riley said the main setup will be to use full length woven shades for the window. The second part will be to hang up a set of draperies and hide the sliding guide rods. Make sure to decide how thick the material for the shades will be.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
With their versatility, window treatments can serve different functions or meet various interior design goals. You could make a room cozier or enhance your window’s energy-efficiency. You could elevate your interior décor or simply improve your home’s privacy. Among the many choices you have, multipurpose window shades and blinds give you the most flexibility. After deciding you’ll go with either window treatment, your next steps are picking between the two, and selecting from their various makes and types. It would be good to know their differences and what those varieties are, so you can make the right choice.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Energy-efficiency seems to be all the rage for home remodelers and decorators today. The trend, however, is not all about practicality, since you can merge energy-efficiency with style in renovating your home or doing repairs. Not only can you make your home greener and minimize utility costs, but you can make it prettier at the same time. Among other parts of the home, pay attention to your windows, especially if your house has a lot of them. Aside from caulking and weather-stripping your windows, HGTV suggests another simple and fairly affordable way to improve the energy-efficiency of your home: adding window treatments.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Your drafty windows contribute largely to your home’s power bills, as it allows the heat from your furnace to easily escape out into the cold outdoors. Thankfully, there are many solutions that you can go for to make sure that your windows remain energy-efficient and keep the heat in. Many of these energy-saving solutions, like reliable window covers, aren’t nearly as expensive as you might think.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Interior design is the art of keeping an indoor living or working space aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. To this end, you should make sure that everything, from furniture to your choice of excellent window coverings, should follow a theme. For instance, you should make sure that your choice of drapes or curtains matches your walls and the rest of the room.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Window blinds from window furnishing providers like Arjays Window Fashions are useful for blocking out external light and protecting your home’s interior from unwanted observers. Like all window treatment types, your home window blinds will eventually need to be cleaned at some point. However, the manner in which they are constructed—slatted, with numerous lengthy horizontal strips attached in rows—makes them a challenge to make tidy. No matter what type of blinds you install in your home, be it vertical, wood, or faux, you’ll need to clean them regularly to prevent them from becoming an eyesore and to ensure that they’ll last long.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Drapes aren’t only designed to adorn windows—equally important, they are also meant to block a certain amount of light from invading a room. Consequently, light isn’t the only thing drapes are meant to block, as they can also prevent people from having a clear view of your home’s inner spaces. These benefits of form and function are why drapes are an indispensable component of your home’s windows. Many interior designers prefer window treatments like drapes to be simple and lightweight—overly dramatic fabrics can overwhelm a room and banish its supposedly cozy and homey appeal. With that in mind, here are a few simple tips on how to use drapes to make your living room exude class.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
While there’s no question that window treatments primarily serve a decorative function, they can also reduce your monthly electrical bills by regulating indoor temperature. This is important because winter’s just around the corner, and WAWV says that you should start refitting your home with energy-efficient window covers before the cold sets in. A combination of window drapes and blinds is one option specifically recommended by Angie’s List, the leading provider of consumer reviews in the country, since it offers maximum sun protection and little heat loss.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Remember, the treatments you’ll purchase must be significantly larger than your windows, perhaps twice the width of the window frames themselves. This ensures that your drapes or shades provide complete coverage, especially if you put great stock on privacy more than aesthetics. For the visual elements, see to it that your treatments don’t clash with the colors of your furniture and walls. Ensuring that your treatments fit the holiday theme, like red and green for Christmas, will also help.