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5 Reasons to Get Plantation Shutters

5 Reasons to Get Plantation Shutters

Stylish home makeovers, sunshine coming through the windows, and the farmhouse look often feature the same thing: plantation shutters. They’re the essence of traditional southern architecture and the charm that comes with it. We’ve waxed poetic about the shutters of the south before, but don’t just take

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How Blackout Shades Can Make You Healthier

How Blackout Shades Can Make You Healthier

Chances are, you’re considering blackout shades for their strong light-filtering capacities. You don’t want the sun blinding you in the morning at Wrightsville Beach, or you need to keep bright downtown Wilmington street lights out at night. But did you know that blackout shades are also a

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Holiday Window Treatments for Classic Christmas Characters

Holiday Window Treatments for Classic Christmas Characters

At Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we are gearing up for an exciting winter season with holiday window treatments galore. Across the North Carolina coast, warm, thick draperies and thermal blinds and shades open to beautifully lit Christmas trees, glowing Menorahs, and little drummer boys. As we

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7 Reasons to Avoid DIY Window Treatments

7 Reasons to Avoid DIY Window Treatments

Do-it-yourself is all the rage these days, and with handwritten signs, beautifully assembled holiday wreaths, and wine-infused paintings, it can also be a lot of fun. When it comes to DIY window treatments, though, it’s a different story. While professionally designed and installed window treatments might make

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#windowtreatments – How to Use Hashtags for Window Treatment Ideas

#windowtreatments - How to Use Hashtags for Window Treatment Ideas

If you’re searching for inspiring window treatment ideas but don’t know where to look, Instagram and hashtags can help. Chances are, you’ve heard of a hashtag (#) by now. On great days, we’re #blessed and on #tbt (Throwback Thursday), family and friends share adorable blast-from-the-past photos. But

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The Art of the Layered Window Treatment

The Art of the Layered Window Treatment

Just as layered clothing can be difficult to pull off – finding the perfect blend of complementary colors, styles, and textures – the layered window treatment requires special design expertise. Not just any blind, shade, or shutter can work with another. Still, it’s well worth the effort

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Shedding Light on Window Treatments and Real Estate

Shedding Light on Window Treatments and Real Estate

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or veteran house-flipper, window treatments can be a point of confusion in the real estate world. Are they included with the home, or do they belong to the original owners? If you’re moving, but you own custom-designed draperies that match your furniture,

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3 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal With Window Treatments

3 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal With Window Treatments

Usually when we think of curb appeal, we consider details like attractive landscaping, a welcoming front door, and pleasing exterior colors – not indoor window treatments. While gorgeous draperies in the living room and plantation shutters in the kitchen usually have nothing to do with each other,

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Our Favorite Window Treatments Trending on Instagram

Our Favorite Window Treatments Trending on Instagram

Before social media, gorgeous interiors were distant dreams which lined the pages of glossy magazines. Today, though, photos by the best interior designers are at your fingertips for automatic inspiration on Instagram. We’ve been following interior designers online for a while now. Here are a few of

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Favorite Window Treatments of Interior Design Power Couples

Favorite Window Treatments of Interior Design Power Couples

Here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we are always looking for inspiration relating to window treatments. Some of the most exciting new trends can be found in the homes of famous interior design power couples. Here’s how some of the most celebrated design couples complement and

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