How to Spring Clean Your Cellular Shades

Springtime is almost here, and with the daffodils and robins also comes open windows and a spring cleaning frenzy to breathe new life into our closed up homes. Make sure your window shades are looking bright and fresh to match. All of our fabric is naturally anti-static and dust repellent, so you may never actually need to clean them. But if you do, here are our simple steps to clean Symphony brand honeycomb shades:
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Honeycomb Shades for Doors

This time of year, folks notice the drafts seeping in from their sliding doors, French doors, or any other sort of door largely comprised of glass. Most double pane glass has an R-Value of 1.8 – compare to cardboard with an R-value of 3.

The solution? Insulating cellular shades! They look great, and they make an enormous difference in room temperature as well as energy saved. There are just two things to consider: mounting location and any obstructions, like handles or door frames.

Mounting Options For Each Type of Door

French Doors are rather versatile when it comes to choosing where you’d like to hang your shades. For a tidy look, hang a shade on each door, a couple inches above the glass. This way, you can open and close the door even if the shade is lowered. Or use one big shade to cover the whole opening, if that floats your boat!Cellular shades for french doors
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Taking Color Risks With Cellular Shades!

Sometimes customers want a specific color, and we do not carry it. Although it can be frustrating, we feel with a little planning, the right look can be achieved. There once was a customer who really wanted a grey blackout shade color for a bedroom window to match other window treatments in their bedroom. I suggested an accent shade color, one that would bring out colors in the room décor, whether it was a color in the comforter or decorative pillow, to tie it all together. Do all shades have to match at all times?

top-down-bottom-up-double-cell-light-filtering-shades (1)Don’t forget, Top Down Bottom Up shades give a different look than Standard Shades. Letting in light from both ends versus just the bottom can make for a different experience. Is the view all clouds or all grass? Colors are processed by how our eyes and brain perceive light. Light filtering shades will make a room’s ambiance more luminous, where black out shades, even if lowered to let light in, will take on a different look and feel. There are lots of factors to consider when planning a room.

Shades don’t have to be uniform. They can be diverse, vibrant, or take on new design characteristics. Look around at the paint colors, the natural lighting versus the artificial lighting. Is this room for entertaining, a baby to sleep, or for watching TV? Sometimes the mood of a room can set the stage for company, or for your everyday atmosphere. Thinking outside the “frame” can open your view to other possibilities you never thought possible. Be subtle or bold – the choice is yours!

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If  you are interested in getting color samples, check out our color options today – you get up to 10 samples!   http://cellularwindowshades.com/order-free-samples/27-order-free-samples.html

How To Be Your Own Interior Designer, Nice & Easy!

At CellularWindowShades.com, we want to provide our customers with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. We want your home to glow with your new shades; we want you to be proud of all of your window treatments for years to come.

To help aid you in your search for new window treatments, we proudly provide free samples. Ordering free sample swatches is simple and easy to do on our site. All you need to do is check out our samples page, browse through the different options then click add it to your cart and check out. After you’ve ordered your swatches from us, they should appear in your mail in as little as 6-7 business days.

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Indoor Plants: A Breath of Fresh Air

With summer a few months removed and with winter weather nearing in, now is the perfect time to put your inner green thumb to work.

Plants are usually an overlooked interior design element. Plants are surprisingly versatile and can offer rooms extra color, size and texture, which you can use to make the room feel more warm and inviting. For example, want to make your ceilings look higher than they actually are? Add a tall, thin plant to the room’s corner. Looking to make it feel lengthier? Plants next to the windows will do the trick by acting as a unifying element between the indoors and the outdoors.

Plants that flower help fill your space with extra color. Consider adding Oxalis, African Violets and Orchids to rooms filled with natural colors. These flowers will be exactly what you’ve been looking for! You can even take this a step further by matching the flowering colors with other accents in the room.

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So bright!

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Places to Save Energy in Your Home

Energy Savings

Saving energy is the right thing to do. There’s only one planet Earth and we need to take care of it! One added benefit is energy efficiency saves you money. Often times, homeowners have misconstrued ideas about what is and isn’t energy efficient.

A recent study was conducted by the Journal of Environmental Psychology. This study finds that often times, people think that their most active electrical devices consume the most energy. However, often the other devices that we use infrequently are frequently the main culprits of an inefficient home.

Think about it, you will always turn the lights off because you’ve been taught that doing this is energy efficient. But “background” devices are afterthoughts because you don’t see them and engage with them on a day-to-day basis. (more…)