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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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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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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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Summer Lovin’ On Custom Blinds

Summer Lovin’ On Custom Blinds

It’s the first official day of summer, and here at Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we’re in the spirit. Living by the beach, we love the sand, the surf, the seafood, and just about everything else about this glorious season. As John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sang

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What’s the Difference? Cellular vs. Pleated Shades

What’s the Difference? Cellular vs. Pleated Shades

At first glance, cellular and pleated shades look pretty similar. They’re both constructed from pleated fabrics; some are woven and some are not woven. Both are typically sold as what we in the industry call “top down, bottom up” shades, which means they can be raised, lowered,

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4 Houses You’ll Find in St. James Plantation

4 Houses You’ll Find in St. James Plantation

Because so many people are discovering the beauty of southeastern North Carolina, we’ve seen a major population boom in the past decade. St. James Plantation was developed specifically to provide homes for our newest citizens. It’s a gated, private community just a few miles outside of downtown

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Window Treatments that Attract Buyers

Window Treatments that Attract Buyers

It’s that time of year, when home buyers are out in force, looking for the ideal new dwelling, which means it’s also the time of year when home sellers are looking to give their homes those two magic words: curb appeal. Starting at the view from the

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6 Ways Window Treatments Can Help Sell Your Home

6 Ways Window Treatments Can Help Sell Your Home

Buyers are looking for a home that’s breathtakingly perfect. From roof to floor, they want to feel like their potential new home is ‘the one’. And whether or not they’re aware of it, from the moment your potential buyers arrive at the curb, window treatments can go

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Layered Window Treatments

Layered Window Treatments

What’s the key to turning up the volume on your blinds, shades or shutters?  Layered window treatments.  Like your favorite cake or outfit, layers add complexity of taste. With a layered window treatment, you can highlight different parts of a room’s aesthetic, emphasize your personal style, or pick

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