You may have heard the latest buzz: honeycomb shades are popular. If you’ve never had these in your home before, you may wonder what the hype is all about. Let Half Price Drapes take you through the many advantages of these incredible shades. Honeycomb shades are very energy efficient Because each one of the honeycomb shades has numerous layers of honeycomb cells, they can trap air and create a natural insulation. This is the perfect solution for older homes that let heat out and in, or for … [Read more...] about What’s so Great About Honeycomb Shades?
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You’re ready to buy window shades but you’re not sure which ones to choose. Check out our simple guide that outlines four important considerations to keep in mind when choosing your shades. 1. The location of your shades You should take the location and use of the room in mind when choosing shades for it to ensure you’re choosing the option that works best in that particular space. Consider a kitchen as an example. It’s frequently one of the busiest spots in a home, where company congregates … [Read more...] about 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Window Shades
Choosing the right draperies for your home is not an easy task. At Half Price Drapes we want to make the process as simple as possible. Consider this three-point guide to get started as you look at your dozens and dozens of options. 1. Function comes first Before you start comparing fabrics, colors, and patterns, consider how you need your window treatments to function. If you’re looking for total darkness or maximum privacy, then you’ll need lined blackout curtains. On the other hand, if … [Read more...] about Your 3-Point Curtain and Window Guide
The benefits of letting in outdoor light are many, from a brighter atmosphere that can be a real mood-improver to reduced dust in the air to the warmth of the sun’s rays on an otherwise cold day. However, one unintended consequence of letting in sunlight can be damage to floors, furniture, curtains, clothing and artwork – all of which could be bleached by the sun, resulting in colors and tones that are a mere fraction of the original. Here are some tactics from Houzz.com for reducing indoor … [Read more...] about Stopping Indoor Sun Damage
One of the temptations that come with owning floor length curtains is believing that you may not have to do a whole lot of dusting at floor level, since the curtains more or less prevent dust from gathering along areas such as molding and baseboards, right? Not quite, though you may catch a break in some areas. Dusting baseboards makes sense because, being so close to floor level, they’ll often “catch” whatever debris doesn’t land anywhere else. And curtains need to be regularly freed of dust … [Read more...] about Dusting Baseboards and Curtains
Just when you thought you finally settled on the right pair of curtains for that special spot in your home, another thought immediately enters your mind: What kind of rod or hardware do I need for installation? Perhaps more importantly, which hardware selections will best bring out and complement the beauty and style of those newly selected curtains? Here are some ideas, courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens magazine, for mixing and matching Hardware and drapes: Try going with curtain colors … [Read more...] about Drapery & Hardware Combinations