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The Different Types of Drape Styles & Drape Ideas for Inspiration

What Curtains & Drapes Are Best? Knowing the different types and styles of curtains and drapes will help you make your decision that much faster and you can be sure you are making the most informed decision possible. Here is our list of 20 types and styles of curtains and drapes to make any room...Read More

Add Zing to Your Business with Commercial Outdoor Shades

To thrive in such a competitive marketplace, businesses need to upgrade every aspect of their operations including their infrastructure and premises. This is especially true of industries such as retail and hospitality, where first impressions make all the difference.  The Role of Commercial Outdoor Shades Various aspects of the exterior and interior décor of a...Read More

Why Are Soft Shades the Best Window Treatments?

An interesting contemporary trend in window treatments is Soft Shadings and Silhouettes. They look elegant and help regulate harsh sunlight in the interior of a building. Compared to other window treatment options, Soft Shades are a great affordable way to add a luxurious look and feel to any interior. Hunter Douglas, one of the pioneers...Read More

Why Reupholstering your Furniture is a Great Idea

Furniture made of wood, leather, upholstery and synthetic materials are vulnerable to damage or degradation with age. Environmental factors cause tears, stains, breakages, shrinking, warping, rips, cuts or peeling off, with time. Here are a few factors possibly affecting your furniture: Light: Sunlight as well as artificial light causes bleaching and discoloration of furniture surfaces; these...Read More

Interior Shutters: How to Get Them Right

Designs for drapes and curtains evolved over time, becoming more complex and using a variety of patterns and materials sourced from abroad. However, the fabric rationing during the World Wars saw drapes becoming simpler. It also brought shutters back into the limelight, which by then had been relegated to mostly plantations in the south. What...Read More

Blinds or Shades: How to Get Them Right

The right window treatments could be woven wood shutters, roller shades, sheers and shades, honeycomb shades, roman shades, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, or even something more custom! So how do you get blinds or shades right? Let's take a look at the window treatment options and assess pros and cons so you can get the...Read More

So You Want Window Coverings

Calling The Yardstick Can Alleviate All of Your Stress for Custom Window Treatments I have gone countless times to a home and was told that once they painted a room with new colors, all the other items in their room looked worn and out of date. All of a sudden, the furniture that was working...Read More