ROLLER SHADES

WINDOW TREATMENT HARDWARE | DRAPERY RESOURCE

WINDOW TREATMENT HARDWARE | DRAPERY RESOURCE

There are several options when it comes to the hardware for window treatments. However, there are three main categories: location, function and style. The hardware can often be overlooked, but when it is not up to par, that is when it is noticed with a negative connotation. It is imperative to wisely select the perfect hardware for the look and function that is desired. Keep scrolling to be enlightened and prepare for your upcoming renovation!

RENAISSANCE DES MOINES SAVERY HOTEL | DES MOINES, IA

RENAISSANCE DES MOINES SAVERY HOTEL | DES MOINES, IA

This artsy, creative, modern Renaissance Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa recently opened in 2015. An array of worthwhile activities from educational to adventurous surround this luxuriously vibrant hotel including The Historical Museum, The Science Center of Iowa, The Botanical Center, Sculpture Park, State Capitol Building, Gray’s Lake Park, Blank Park Zoo, Adventureland Amusement Park, Summerset Winery, and so much more!

SPACING REQUIREMENTS | DRAPERY RESOURCE

SPACING REQUIREMENTS | DRAPERY RESOURCE

When remodeling, it is important to take note of how much spacing is required for your window treatments. Our team has created an easy-to-read diagram for both drapery and roller shade treatments. Continue reading to gain a clear understanding for your next renovation!

WHAT ARE COUPLED ROLLER SHADES & WHY WOULD I USE THEM?

WHAT ARE COUPLED ROLLER SHADES & WHY WOULD I USE THEM?

Coupled roller shades, pure and simple, are two or more roller shades that are linked together with what is called an ‘intermediate’ bracket that allows one clutch system to control all of the shades linked together by that type of bracket. Coupled roller shades are a great asset to use in a few different unique situations but there are important factors to consider. Find out what they are here!

WHAT DOES ROLLER SHADE OPENNESS MEAN?

WHAT DOES ROLLER SHADE OPENNESS MEAN?

The word openness is thrown around quite a bit in regards to roller shades. It’s a word that designers and shade manufacturers have coopted to basically mean how much light comes through a shade fabric. Yet there is incredibly limited information amongst manufacturers about how openness is tested and decided. Which means that openness can actually differ one manufacturer to the next.

WHEN SHOULD YOU USE WHAT TYPE OF ROLLER SHADE FABRIC?

WHEN SHOULD YOU USE WHAT TYPE OF ROLLER SHADE FABRIC?

With roller shades gaining more and more popularity among designers, property owners and even guests, it is no wonder that drapery manufacturers are seeing an uptick in roller shade specifications. In turn textile manufacturers are increasing the availability and range of roller shade specific fabrics coming to market. This is great news for designers because with the broadened scope of fabrics to choose from comes the ability to further nuance design of a guestroom or a public space. Here are some details on how to choose which kind of fabric for your room!

HOW DO I ELIMINATE LIGHT BLEED WITH ROLLER SHADES?

HOW DO I ELIMINATE LIGHT BLEED WITH ROLLER SHADES?

We recently wrote on the difference between L & U side and sill channel for roller shades. If you missed that blog you can check it out here. We definitely recommend checking out the difference between the two types of side and sill channel that are offered by Roller Shade Manufacturers. In this blog we will be affirming the use of side and sill channel, talking about some of the things to ask and watch for depending upon the Roller Shade Manufacturer you are working on, and finally discussing two different items that are making there way out onto the market that can augment side and sill channel in reaching a point of light fastness in hospitality guestrooms.