If you are choosing to put your window treatment in between two frames of a window, that is called inside mount. When you inside mount your shades or blinds, you need to be very careful in taking the correct measurements. You will not measure an existing window treatment. You need to take measurements of the window. We make a deduction off of those measurements to account for clearance of the window framework and the installation hardware. Grab a piece of paper, a pencil and a metal tape measure. You will always take down the width first and then the height. Measure the width of each window in three places (windows are often not plumb even if they look to be visually)-top, middle, and bottom. Write down all three numbers and circle the smallest number. That will become your width. Next, measure the height of the window in three places-left, middle, and right. Write all three numbers and circle the longest number. That will become your height. Now that you have the width and height f
Have you ever bought something online and ended up not liking it when it arrives? Well, I have and that’s why I would be worried about buying something online and not seeing it first. This is especially true when you buy something that is custom made that cannot be exchanged or returned. Shopping online does not have to be a pain anymore. That’s why I think is a good idea to take advantage of the free samples that our company offers. Think about it, you will get free samples directly to your mail box without having to waste your time on going out shopping or having to wait in line to be helped. Having the option for free samples helps you have a better idea of the product because you are able to feel, see, touch the material, texture and especially see the color and pattern of the shades. On our website we have samples of each product but sometimes you cannot really see the pattern. Color can also be skewed by differences in monitor settings and limitations in scanning equipment. Tha
Slumber Shades Saturday morning’s best friend If you are anything like me Saturday morning is the mini vacation every week promises. After five days of making breakfast, busing children to school, fighting traffic, and working-- finally Saturday! This is my day to sleep in with no pressing obligations, just sleep, but there is only one problem… the sun. The sun rises every morning at the same time to let me know time to wake up! That was until I discovered Slumber Shades! Taking blackout shades to a new level, this innovative design provides a darker more serene room allowing me to awake rested and refreshed. The PVC side track seals off the space between the shade and window created with an inside mount. Not only do these shades provide protection from light but the cell shade design help keep our home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Sounds like a win win! With a range of different colors they are sure to match any home décor!
It's Oscar season! You may not have a team of stylists, but you can create your own Oscar worthy dressing room with just a mirror, custom window treatments and some sparkle.
A world of your own
To make a properly dreamy dressing room, it should be separate from the rest of the room in some way. The best area in which to install such a space is the bathroom or your bedroom. In order to divide it into your own personal wonderland, use either a screen or a billowy set of drapes. We think that
Fall is here and with it comes cooler temperatures, fun-filled family holidays and a whole new color palette to work with. As bright and cheery as summer decor was, bid those long hot days adieu with some crisp colors and autumn-inspired accessories.
If you want to update a room, there's no better time to do it than fall. The kids are back to school and busy with activities and inspiration is everywhere - just look outside! The cool temperatures in autumn are offset by the barrage of oranges, deep reds and mustard yellows that you find in nature. When decorating with these toasty hues, use white or ecru blinds and shades to keep your space clean and chic. If you want to add cooler tones, use touches of
Deep oranges, burnished browns, deep golden yellows and rich reds. These colors of fall appear in all aspects of home décor during autumn months. Orange may be a secondary color, but it is an exciting one to help accentuate the standard shades with fun accents. Orange has an electric feel when bright, yet that same bright and brash tone can be mellowed out into a muted shade that's more suitable for relaxation and contemplation.
Read on for some tips on using orange in your home decor.
Decorating a dorm room that's as sophisticated as you are is not an easy task. Everyone wants a cool dorm room, but decorating one can be overwhelming for any new student. Don’t let the pressure lead you to make impulse purchases like hot pink everything or shag throw rugs. The biggest challenges come in the form of tiny rooms, cinder block walls, no-frills flooring and strict budgets. But fear not: There are some ways around all of these obstacles.
If you have appropriate-sized housing, consider yourself lucky. Most college students have to cope with very small rooms that force them to get cozy quickly with their roommates. And while it's a great way to bond, it's a difficult space to de
Making an older home more eco-friendly can be challenging and expensive. Especially if the structure was built at a time when individuals weren't concerned about preservation or using the most natural resources. It can be more desirable to convert an older home into a green home than rip it down. Many homeowners want to reduce their carbon footprint. With the right window treatments, wall paint and furnishings, you can rest assured you're doing your part to help the planet, regardless of where you live. Here are some key tips on how to revamp certain areas of your old home and make them as environmentally-friendly as possible.
Paint your walls with low-VOC paint
Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards
For most of us, the summer months provide a welcome respite from the short, frigid days of winter. However, as the summer wears on into its dog days, homeowners are often faced with the challenge of staying comfortable as the heat and humidity indices climb. Here are some tips for keeping your home cool and minimizing energy bills in the summer:
Draw blinds and shades
Heat from direct sunlight can turn your windows into lenses. Drawing blinds and shades will keep rooms cooler during the day. Consider investing in light-blocking shades or high-quality pleated shades to minimize the effect of sunlight, and prioritize east and west-facing windows, which see the sun's most intense rays in the morning and late afternoon. In addition to the cooling factor,
Make the most of National BBQ month by using this time of year as the perfect opportunity to get your home ready for a fun, food-filled BBQ season! Check out these important tips that will ensure that your home will be looking sharp and smelling wonderful all summer long.
Clean the Grill
One of the most essential aspects of a BBQ is a reliable grill. Before you start cooking up some delicious food, it’s vital to clean up and clean out the outdoor appliance. Start with the interior of the grill by deep cleaning the inside surfaces. A soapy sponge or rag should be enough to get the job done. Next, you can make your grill shine by polishing off the exterior. Again, a soapy towel will do, but make sure you avoid streaks by fully drying off the grill’s exteri