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How to Pair Drapes With Blinds


Pairing drapes and blinds can give your rooms a really distinctive look. It also gives you more ways of controlling the light that comes into the room. But to really get the most out of the combination, there are a few things to remember.


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The Oval Office Curtains: A Look Through History


The White House Oval Office is one of the few rooms in the world that is instantly recognizable. For Americans, it has developed almost iconic proportions, as the workplace for 18 presidents. Decisions that affected the course of history were – and still are – routinely made in this office.


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Drapery Buying Tips


Drapery makes the room. They can add elegance and style, turning any run-of-the-mill room into a space to remember.


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What Length Should My Drapery Be?


These days, while there are industry standards that apply to drapery lengths that have been established over time, homeowners are more apt to try something that suits their particular taste, to experiment for a truly unique look.


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Top Window Treatment Trends


Whether you are looking to decorate a new house or replace your existing drapery, you may have questions about the best kinds of window treatments to use. Here are a few of the more popular trends in window decorating:


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How to Dress Up Windows for Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall


With the changing of the seasons comes the opportunity to make a change in your home décor as well. It is especially appropriate if you live in a region where the temperatures vary greatly with the time of year. As you move, for example, from warmer to cooler weather, it is a good time to […]


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Shades vs. Drapery


In determining what kind of window treatments to get, you have almost too many options to count. If you are wondering if you should opt for blinds or drapery for your custom window treatments, you need to keep in mind the purpose of your window treatment – what are you going to use the room […]


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Dressing Short and Tall Windows


Any drapery can give you shade and privacy, but to really enhance a room, to make it look larger, to give it a more polished and graceful look, the treatment has to fit just right, no matter if the style is more traditional or modern.


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How to Hang Drapery


Depending on how you hang drapery, it will block the light and give you privacy. However, if you want your drapes to make your room look bigger, or to hide windows in odd places or enhance the beauty of the room, how you hang them will make a big difference.


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The Differences Between Blackout and Thermal Drapery


The most important element in choosing drapery is obviously the look: how they will improve the beauty of the room. But there are other things to consider when choosing drapery. Depending on the kind you buy, they can affect the amount of sound, light, and heat that enters or leaves a room.


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