Showing posts from October, 2011

Tips to spruce up your kitchen with window treatments

1. Keep it minimal . Strip away heavy treatments and replace with simple shades. One path to less fabric is using an upholstered cornice. It is a great way to still have fabric and color and some great detail at your windows without a lot of fabric. 2. Lighten Up .  Natural light in the kitchen is essential. Choose a shade that offers privacy and still allow plenty of light to enter the room.   3. Pick Current colors .  If your using fabric, make sure it is a comtemporary tone, terra cotta shades mixed with green are very "in". Blacks and golds. You can also mix cotton fabric prints, either within a treatment or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print on the cushion seats or place mats. If your kitchen is particularly tiny, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter, while dark, warm colors can make an oversized kitchen more inviting. 4. Use Texture .  Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural f

October is Child Safety Month

According to information provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, since 1990, more than 200 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in window cords. Hunter Douglas takes this very seriously and strives to manufacture their blinds and shades with enhanced child safety features. From cordless manual and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls, we offer a wide array of innovative lifting system options for enhanced child and pet safety as well as especially easy operation. Also designed with safety in mind, Vignette ® Modern Roman Shades are constructed with no cords across the back of the shade to eliminate potential hazards associated with these cords. View of the back of a vignette shade. No exposed cords. Download the available child safety brochure for more information about the innovative operating system options available on individual Hunter Douglas product collections. For addit