Finding the perfect window treatments for your home isn’t always about function. Yes, sometimes you need a shade to block light or nosey neighbors and looky-loos. But what about finding the perfect style – your style. Have a look in your closet. Everything in there is a reflexion of your taste (ignore that sweater you got for your birthday last year). Your window treatments can be the same way! Here are 10 rooms we hope will inspire you to coordinate your shades, blinds or draperies with your individual taste and style.
Treatment Ideas for the Kitchen and Bathroom
Planning on renovating your kitchen or bathroom? Don’t ignore those windows! The perfect window treatment can separate the “great” rooms from the “nice” rooms. You may be wondering. “How much flare can I really add to my kitchen and bathroom?”. The answer is: a lot. Here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.
Faux Wood Blinds For Your Bathroom
Concerned about putting an expensive treatment in your bathroom, only to have it be ruined after a few weeks of being exposed to your hectic morning routine? Here’s a treatment solution that won’t mind long, hot showers and steamy interiors – Faux Wood Blinds. These blinds are constructed from synthetic woods in order to prevent warping and resist mildew – the perfect bathroom treatment. Faux Wood Blinds are available in 8 beautiful finishes and 17 decorative tapes.
Cascade Roman Shades For Your Bathroom
When selecting bathroom window treatments it’s good to consider an elegant look for your bathroom as well as practical functionality. Cascade Roman Shades offer a classic roman look with excellent functionality. The hand-stitched pleats and sewn-in aluminum dowels give this shade its unique, free falling appearance. With over 300+ exclusive materials, including collections from top designers, you’re sure to find a look to liven up your bathroom.
XL Pleats For Your Kitchen
If you can’t stand the heat, put pleats in the kitchen! XL Pleats are our most versatile shade and perfect for light control if you’re finding the afternoon sun is cooking your food before you do. Consider the top down/bottom up option for optimal light management. 70+ exclusive energy efficient materials available.
Solar Shades For Your Kitchen
Want UV protection for your floors and cabinets but also want to maintain your view? Solar Shades are the answer. Sleek, modern and energy efficient, solar shades look great in your kitchen while providing an array of additional benefits. 60+ eco-friendly materials available.
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Design Ideas: Window Treatments for Small Spaces
Decorating a small room can be hard, but deciding on window treatments for small rooms can be even more difficult. Here are some great small room decorating ideas to help you choose just the right window treatments.
Open up the room by adding the right window treatments
Windows are an extension of the walls and cover a large decorating area of the room. Keep this in mind when decorating a small room: How do I maximize the space to make the room look larger?
- Make the most of your small spaces by using light, airy color schemes
- Keep all the window treatments in the room the same style
- The color of the window treatments should closely match that of the walls
If you are trying to make the room look as large as possible, keep the window treatments simple. Try to avoid layering your window treatments if possible, and make sure all the window treatments in the room are the same.
Using window treatments that are a close match to the wall color is another way to make a small room look larger. This allows your treatments to blend with the walls instead of causing a stark contrast. The contrasting colors cause your eye to stop when overlooking a room and can make a small space seem even smaller.
Blinds and shades are a great option to make a room look larger. They can be pulled tight to the top of a window, almost disappearing. Open windows will allow outside light to enter the room, making the room look bright and airy. If you hang drapes, keeping them drawn open will provide a similar result.
Decorating a small room can seem like a difficult task. With a few quick and easy design options, you can create a beautiful open and airy room, no matter what its space limitations are.
Ideas and Inspiration: Summer Colors
Summer is here! With designers & homeowners always looking for great color palettes to work from, we have decided to focus the spotlight towards the colors of the season. Colors help capture the inspiration of summer’s distinctive hues, bright & cheery colors, and the season’s lively nature.
The Shade Store has 100’s of color and material combinations to get every room in your home that airy, cheery and bright summertime feel. You can perfectly capture the season with colors such as ivory, purple, green, orange, light blue, and pink.
We look for ways to keep ourselves calm and cool throughout the day, one quick & easy solution is the right selection of colors. There are many options to pick from, such as fabrics adorned with fabulous vivid color, soft neutrals and pastels. Other than the above mentioned colors, you can try many of our other light shaded hues & colors. These light colored shades, blinds & drapery will make you feel relaxed, calm and cool in hottest season of the year.
Want to see how these Summer colors would look in your home? Order free samples from The Shade Store here!
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XL Pleat // XL Savings
We’re announcing a summer sale with savings of 15% off one of our most unique products–the XL Pleat. This shade is a modern twist on a classic shade. Our new, exclusive XL Pleat Shade is a vibrant upgrade to the traditional pleated shade. It features an extra large 2” pleat, a brilliant color selection and a wide range of textures. These innovative, handcrafted window treatments are right at home in any stylish decor.
A revolution for pleated shades, this 2″ pleat is in a league of its own. And the choice of colors is refreshing. For a super-sized world that just keeps getting bigger in every way, the XL Pleat is the next logical step and the perfect fit.
You can order free XL Pleat samples online and SAVE 15% off your order through August 21st!