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Sun Room

Sun Room

Summer rolls around and everyone realizes they’ve been missing out on the most important room in the
house – the sun room! Often times, a sun room is either a three season (not heated) or poorly insulated room (due to the number of windows in the room).  But, once the summer comes around, it seems like the best room in the house to spend some time.  Usually, the summer is also the time of year you realize the sun room needs to updating.

First step, like with redoing any room, is usually a fresh coat of paint.  It’s amazing how a new coat of paint can instantly transform a room, and the good thing about a sun room is that there usually isn’t too much wall to paint because there are so many windows. Keep it light in the color you chose to paint, because
remember, this is supposed to be a relaxing room where you get to enjoy the view of the outdoors and relax.

The second most important element is the furniture.  Although common, the best way to go is with a simple wicker furniture.  There is a wide range of prices you can get these pieces in now, available at local big box stores, or high end furniture stores – but either way they create a relaxing environment, and a instantly bring a casual feel into the room.  Also a benefit to wicker – you can dress it up or down, and change the colors
and feel of the room with the fabric you chose to use as the cushion/pillow colors.  You can keep it simple with couches and chairs – or if you have the space you can bring in a table so can enjoy eating in the room as well.

Although, because there are so many windows – and so much sun, covering them often ends up being an
issue.  Being that it is not a main room you don’t want to spend to much money, but being there there are a lot of windows, you have to buy a large quantity.  A common treatment in these areas is shades.  From
bamboo – which brings the natural feel into the room, to sunshades – which allow you to keep the view but eliminate the glare and UV, both treatments work well on large windows without being to heavy or too busy.

And remember, it’s a room to relax and enjoy, so don’t overdo it!

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Sun and Sun weaves

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    We have all experienced those super hot and humid summer days. The days where it is too hot to even go to the beach or that you bolt from one air conditioned room to another. The days where you go from your air conditioned home, to the cooled off car, then into the crisp cool stores and restaurants. One product that is both trending and helpful in this situation for your home, business or restaurant are the sun weave roller shades.
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Think Spring!

By Sami E.

Winters can be dull, cold, and grey. As the weather starts to warm, nothing can bring the spring vibe into your home like some bright, natural colours. New window treatments can be a great way to ditch those winter blues and get ready for warmer weather. A little green in your room can brighten up your space and give you a vibrant decor. As the trees begin to bloom fully, so too can your living space. Try one of our many woven wood shades to spruce up your place for the spring. Our Palau style roman shade in a Carraway colour can do just that, this natural woven wood shade has heavy green tones with some browns and greys mixed in, this can bring spring time vibrancy and a natural feel to any room. If you prefer the functionality of a tilting blind, our 2″ real wood blinds are light weight, practical and available in a wide variety of colours. An espresso colour in our Laredo or Estates styles can bring a warm, rich feel to your living area while maintaing a natural look. For best results match up the colour of your natural hardwood flooring or furniture with one of our wood blinds, this will make your windowd pop and can help put the final touches on a perfectly decorated room.

For those who favour simplicity, our full line of sunweave roller shades are a great addition to any room. Our Barcelona style in a Toffee or Java colour can provide a nice accent to your decor. The advantage with these styles is that each has a few different colours in it, this means that no matter your colour scheme this fabric will pick up on many different colours in your room. These shades are not just beautiful, they are also practical. As the weather warms they will help insulate your room, blocking anywhere from 90-97% UV, protecting your furniture and flooring from fading while ensuring that your air conditioner won’t be working overtime. This type of insulation will surely help lower your energy output (as will our woven wood and Real wood blinds) and ultimately aid in the preservation of the environment.

 

 

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Arbor Roller Shades

By: Karen E.

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Now that spring is here, a lot of people have been sprucing up the inside of their homes.  And, as any homeowner knows, once you start one project, it leads into several other projects.  What starts as cleaning the house, turns into a coat of paint here and there, and next thing you know you’re onto shopping.  And, that leads to Blinds To Go (because you can’t paint the trim of the windows a fresh coat of white paint and put back dirty blinds!)

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Rolling Over to Rollers: The ups and downs of roller shades

By: AishaLinen Shadow White Roller 2

 

What should you know when shopping for a roller shade? Well I’ll tell you. Roller shades are great for everyday window treatments whether you are trying to achieve a simple or an elegant look. They come in several materials ranging from vinyl to fabric. If you’re looking for something simple to clean and wipe down, vinyl may be a better choice. They are also good for durability in bathrooms, kitchens, and children’s rooms.  On the other hand, fabric is great for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, as it gives the room a softer look. They are sleek, yet elegant since when drawn up they can disappear behind a valance or decorative curtain.

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