Kid and pet proof window shades

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 room. This article had so many great tips for a sleek,...

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Modern Window Shades for a Modern Design

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 modern window shades: they can be printed with any...

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Custom Window Shades- Truly Custom Window Shades

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 really that easy?” The answer is yes, yes it is....

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The Next Big Advertising Trend: Printed Window Shades

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 plan, or even marketing plan, would be incomplete...

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Solar Window Shades Protect Merchandise

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 come in many different varieties, from opaque shades...

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Solar window shades cut energy costs

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, and becoming more expensive to capture, while new...

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