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3 Places Vertical Window Blinds Can Make a Statement

3 Places Vertical Window Blinds Can Make a Statement

In the world of stylish window dressing, vertical window blinds tend to get a bad rep. For many designers and décor-savvy homeowners, they’re the colorless, utilitarian blinds you see in office windows, not a design statement for a living room. But beauty is in the eye of

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2018 Trends in Window Treatments

2018 Trends in Window Treatments

New year, new light — coming in through your window blinds, that is! The holidays are upon us and we’ll soon be starting a new year. When we talk about New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of us ignore the simple fact that a change in your surroundings can spark a change in your mindset.

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5 Classic Fabric Treatments for Your Windows

5 Classic Fabric Treatments for Your Windows

There are so many things you can do with fabric on your windows. Whether you prefer draperies, Roman shades, valances, shades, or swags, fabric treatments can add an air of elegance to any room. Not clear on the differences between all these fabric treatment styles? Don’t worry!

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Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

Solar Shades Versus Window Tinting: Pros and Cons

We’re all aware of the dangers of UV rays. We need sunscreen for our skin and sunglasses for our eyes, but what about our homes? Yes, we all want to enjoy the benefits of natural sunlight, but it’s also important to keep our home well-insulated and protect

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Choosing Decorator Fabrics for Draperies in the South

Choosing Decorator Fabrics for Draperies in the South

Decorator fabrics – the very term seems daunting to some people, especially when they see the price tag on these specialty fabrics. Like any high-quality, made-to-last purchase, custom-made draperies should be thought of as an investment. Here are some of our top tips on how to choose

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Cordless Blinds and Other Window Covering Safety Tips

Cordless Blinds and Other Window Covering Safety Tips

It’s October, again — and in October, we like to take some time to pay attention to a few issues that are of special importance to us here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades, & Shutters. That’s because October is a double-whammy month for awareness: it’s both National Window

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The Ideal Fabrics for Curtains: A Definitive Guide

The Ideal Fabrics for Curtains: A Definitive Guide

Let us guess the situation: It’s time to get new curtains, and you want them to last a long time. You’re doing your research, maybe deciding between a DIY approach or investing in custom-made curtains. If you’ve gotten far in your research, you already know that DIY

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Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

Four Popular Types of Pleated Drapes

If you’ve ever spent time looking at pleated drapery panels, you won’t be surprised by what we’re about to tell you. (If you haven’t, we want you to be prepared when you start your search!) Here it is: Pleated drapes are complicated. We know, we know —

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Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Plantation Shutters for Doors and Difficult Windows

Here in Wilmington, North Carolina, we like to say that plantation shutters are the best kind of shutter, no matter what the situation. It’s the classic Southern window treatment, and it looks good no matter what. Today, we’re going to prove that to you. Not only do

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5 Major Benefits of Sheer Window Shades

5 Major Benefits of Sheer Window Shades

If we had to pick three words for sheer window shades, they would be: versatile, valuable, and fashionable. The sheer window shade is a testament to ingenuity, and its widespread appeal is entirely unsurprising. If you’ve never encountered sheer window shades, you might confuse them with sheer

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