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How to Choose Window Treatment Fabrics

In the market for new window coverings?  You could be overwhelmed by the myriad of styles options available.   To help you make the right choice when selecting window treatment fabrics, consider the following questions for each room in your home:   How much privacy and natural

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Curtains and Window Coverings in Children’s Literature

We’ve explored the “starring” role of window coverings in literature and cinema, but there’s a certain magic to the stories we read as children. Windows and curtains play a special role in stories for kids, becoming everything from the punchline to a classic joke, to a symbol

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The History of Plantation Shutters

Visitors to Wilmington, NC often marvel at the beautiful architecture of our historic downtown and the many elegant homes with large windows, iron gates, and gracious porches. One quintessential feature of these homes is the lovely plantation shutters that grace their windows and still inspire custom home

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The History of Roman Shades

One of the simplest and oldest types of window treatments is the Roman shade, a flat shade that can be raised or lowered with a cord. While the body of a Roman shade is usually flat and smooth, the ends of the shade can stack in a

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Window Coverings Play Starring Roles in Films

Here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we have decades of experience working in the film community. Because the Wilmington, NC area is sometimes called “Hollywood East,” we have had the opportunity to work on some famous films and television shows. We’ve provided period window treatments, specialty

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Sheer Trends on the Runway and on Windows

The Wall Street Journal highlighted a popular trend in window coverings: soft sheers used as high-end window treatments. According to the Wall Street Journal, “some interior designers are looking for inspiration to women’s fashion—specifically to the wispy, sheer blouses and pullovers more women are layering over camisoles

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Lost in Translation: The ABCs of Fabric Treatments and Custom Draperies

Selecting custom draperies can be like learning another language. If you’ve shopped for window treatments, you’ve probably come across some puzzling terms like: Austrian shade, Bishop’s Sleeve curtains and chintz.   What do they all mean? Here at our Wilmington, NC showroom, our sales associates can help

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7 Top Trends in Window Treatments

Clean lines, luxury fabrics, and new technology are all increasingly popular in window coverings. Here are the 7 top trends in window treatments. They’re all you need to know to make your windows fashionable and functional:   1.  Think Clean! Simplicity is another major trend. For those

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Finials, Medallions, Tiebacks and Holdbacks

Looking for that finishing touch for your curtains? Why not search for the perfect finial or tieback? Window treatment hardware as decorative accents are increasingly popular in custom home projects because they add style and finish to your window treatments. Depending upon your personality and room decor,

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Sliding Panels

Sliding Panels “I know what I want on my windows, but what am I going to do with that sliding door?!” In the window coverings industry, we hear this question a lot. Large expanses, whether sliding doors, French doors, large windows, or large openings between rooms can

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