Roman shades, cellular shades, and honeycomb shades are all having their moment in the style magazines. Why? Because they’re affordable, do a great job keeping light out, insulate homes well, and are modern and stylish. Half Price Drapes is happy to offer you a wide range of shades and these five tips to help you make the most of your new purchase.
1. Check your window molding before purchasing
You know to measure your windows and decide if you want to install your new shades inside or outside your window trim, but did you know that you should also check the window molding? You want to make sure that it’s solid enough that you can screw into it and the shape and depth of it works well with the window shades you choose.
2. Take advantage of the beautiful natural light in your home
Picking out shades is an investment and often times homeowners are so pleased with their new Roman shades or honeycomb shades that they want to keep them drawn all the time. Remember that they’re there to serve a purpose but you should let that natural light stream in during the day.
3. Plan on spending a day installing your shades
Depending on how many windows you’re installing shades on, you may be surprised by how long it can take. Not only do you have to install your new shades, but you’ll need to remove your old window covering hardware. While most people can handle the project without hiring a professional, it can take some time to do it right. At Half Price Drapes we recommend taking your time. Remember that you only have to install them once and will then get to enjoy your lovely shades for years to come.
4. Insist on the perfect style, color, and fabric
For some reason, people often assume that they simply don’t have as many options when it comes to shades. They believe that they must compromise with something that’s “good enough.” The truth is that we offer hundreds and hundreds of made-to-order options.
5. Get great prices
No matter how much you love your shades, if they cost twice what you budgeted for them then you’re simply not going to enjoy them as much as you could. Half Price Drapes is proud to offer affordable prices that are much less than other drapes of this quality.