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Kid and pet proof window shades

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

A few days ago, The Boston Globe posted a great article on how to kid- and pet-proof your home. The article offered a lot of really good advice on how to keep your home safe for, and from, your kids or pets without sacrificing style. Some tips included clever ideas like using soft, fabric-covered ottoman style side tables instead of precarious pedestal tables, or using fabric or metal light fixtures to prevent your light bulbs from shattering all over the floor when the kids jump too high on the bed, or decide to sword-fight in the living...

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Make your home more energy efficient by redecorating

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Custom Roller Shades | 0 comments

The Calgary Sun recently published a post entitled give your tired home a spectacular facelift, and it had a great piece of advice about updating your window treatments: “Dress the windows up … or down: The key to modernizing window treatments is to make changes that not only look good, but allow the window to perform more efficiently.” Shade Warehouse has been endorsing this idea for a long time. That’s why we’ve spent years developing window shade technology that not only can match any design scheme, but also helps make your...

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3 Reasons Why Vinyl Roller Shades are Better than Fabric Shades

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Vinyl Roller Shades | 0 comments

If you’ve ever decorated or redecorate your home or office, you know what a sticking point window coverings can be. Many people settle on fabric shades or drapes, because they’re the standard. I really dislike fabric shades and drapes, and I hope to spread the word about the vast superiority of vinyl roller shades. Here are the 3 main reasons I think everyone should choose vinyl roller shades over fabric shades. 1: Style, pattern, and options Vinyl roller shades offer the widest array of options when it comes to patterns and styles....

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Modern Window Shades for a Modern Design

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

It can be tricky to find the right window covering for your modern home or office. Traditional shades and curtains can ruin the feel of a sleek, modern room, while more modern window shades can get very expensive very fast. What other options do you have if you want modern window shades? There’s an exciting new trend taking hold in interior design: custom-printed window shades. These shades are typically roller shades, which are quite simple and unobtrusive on their own, but with an important twist that turns typical window shades into...

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Custom Window Shades- Truly Custom Window Shades

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

Shopping for window shades sucks. There, I said it. Between sifting through the vast array of types and styles, and then realizing that the ones you really like are WAY out of your pay range, it’s enough to make you temporarily insane. Does this sound like you? No? Well, I tried. Unfortunately, I’ve never had to shop for window shades so I have no idea what it’s like. But I do know that with Shade Warehouse, it can be as easy as, well, telling someone “This is what I want, make it.” Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “Is it...

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The Next Big Advertising Trend: Printed Window Shades

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

Printed Window Shades – The Next Big Thing An old stand-by with new capabilities: Window shades are definitely old-school. They’ve been around forever with few major changes. If you’re thinking about decor, they are certainly important, but would they even cross your mind when thinking of advertising? Probably not. But thanks to advancements in the printing industry, you can now get printed window shades custom made for your brand. These can make a big impact on foot traffic and brand awareness. These days, any comprehensive store...

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Solar Window Shades Protect Merchandise

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

There are a lot of factors that contribute to waste and spoilage in a retail environment. While many of these factors can’t be controlled, there are some that can. If you own or manage a retail store, the more of these factors you can control, the more money you can save. One of the biggest causes of merchandise spoilage is sun damage. Between the heat and UV rays, the sun can wreak havoc on all sorts of merchandise, from t-shirts to chocolate. You can protect your merchandise from sun damage with solar window shades. Solar window shades...

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Solar window shades cut energy costs

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

Energy costs have risen drastically in the last few years, and there’s no sign of this increase stopping any time soon. There is rising demand for energy to power new technologies in the developed world, and advances in developing countries are allowing more people unprecedented access to energy. This is awesome, but even awesome things have far-reaching consequences. In this case, rising demand leads to rising prices worldwide. Adding to this price increase is dwindling energy supplies. Traditional energy supplies are slowing drying up,...

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Roll-Up Window Shades – Roll-Up Window Shades are Completely Customizable

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

Here’s the thing about most window shades – they’re pretty boring. Even if you manage to find ones that fit your style, most of them are just, well, plain. Sure, they can be pretty, and they can match your decor, but sometimes, we want something more than just pretty. Sometimes, we want something that doesn’t just match, we want something that stands out. That’s where Shade Warehouse’s Roll-Up Window Shades come in. Not only are they inexpensive – they can be as little as $8 per shade – but they are completely...

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Printed Window Shades – Printed Window Shades for the Home

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Window Shades | 0 comments

Window shades are great – they keep the sun out, the A/C in, and they can look pretty nice, too. I say ‘can’, because I have to say, most window shades are pretty boring. Yes, they come in a variety of makes of models, but that variety is still just…plain. Boring. All I’m saying is, you can do better. How? Well, let me tell you a little something about our printed window shades. Our printed window shades are completely custom. We know, there are plenty of other sites out there that offer custom window shades – but we...

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