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The Odd Ones Out: Window Treatments for Odd-Shaped Windows

The Odd Ones Out: Window Treatments for Odd-Shaped Windows

At Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we believe that every shape is a good shape. Windows are no different! Have an odd-shaped window in your home that needs a professional touch? Look no further. When kids draw them, it’s just a box with four panes, but homeowners know

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Shed Light or Cover it Up with Skylight Covers

Shed Light or Cover it Up with Skylight Covers

Few things make a home more bright and beautiful than a skylight.  Skylights give all the pleasures of basking in the sunshine without leaving your very own living room, kitchen, or bedroom.  Stylistically, skylights look beautiful in photos and seem ideal, but research on skylights can often

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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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Beat the Heat with These Summer Window Treatment Solutions

Feeling the heat? Here in Wilmington, NC, we know all about warm weather! With summer temperatures rising, you may be looking for the perfect window treatment solution to keep your home cool, no matter where you live. Since we’ve been in business for decades, Strickland’s dedicated staff

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Vacation at Home with Palm Beach Shutters

It’s tourist season here in Wilmington, NC and everyone loves coming to our beaches for vacation.  But what about the locals who are lucky enough to live here year-round?  To enhance the feeling of vacationing in your very own home, consider plantation shutters.  Some of the world’s

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