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Who Needs Blackout Shades?

A nourishing deep sleep is mandatory to keep our bodies healthy and our minds clear. All of us need restful sleep as our bodies automatically reset every 24 hours; triggered by our exposure to light and dark. When our bodies get out of sync with our environmental clock – they go haywire. We are meant to follow the boost of our sleep hormone, which increases as darkness falls and signals our body to power down to rest. Unfortunately, our exposure to light is being driven away by many reasons; technology or nature.

It doesn’t matter what age group you belong to, a perfect sleep has its own advantages. Not to mention it additionally helps you to stay active and promote the effective function of your brain. It has been proven that creating a darker and calmer ambience in your bedroom helps you in achieving the proper amount of sleep. Window treatments help you to achieve this ambience. It might appear like an ineffective approach but it can make a difference in a room and improve cutting out the light.

There are many options for shades which can help to reduce the light, but our favorite by far is the Day and Night Cellular Shade. This particular type of cellular shade can be excellent for the bedroom as they offer both blackout properties and light filtering all in one. This allows you to choose whichever you need at the right time of the day. Cellular shades have bonus features as well which help provide insulation. During the night, the cellular shades act as a blackout shade blocking out all the lights entering your room. These are one of the best blackout shades for the bedroom. During the daytime, they act as light filtering shades letting in the natural sunlight into your home. You can even use the blackout shade during the day for more darkness and isolation from the sun. Cellular shades make you feel comfortable by blocking out the external warmth or cold during the extreme climatic conditions. If you have a skylight in your bedroom, cellular shades are also an excellent option. During the day, these windows let in dangerous ultraviolet rays inside your home and can cause harm to you, your family and even dull your furniture!

The mystery of how to keep the most light out is now solved. By having these advantages mentioned, keeping the light out during much needed times of the day, you will have the opportunity to see the good advantages it brings. The effects that it will have on your health and your everyday life experiences will be a plus too!

Cellular shades are the most versatile option for your home because of color, function and cost.

For the perfect solution for your home, call us today!

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What’s the Difference between Solar Shades at Night and During the Day?

Because solar shades are designed to let light in and not block your view, these window treatments actually provide better privacy during the day – you can see out your window, but a passersby cannot see in. At night, when the lights are on in your home, this effect is reversed and the shades become somewhat transparent.

For this reason, we suggest layering your solar shades with curtains or even a second shade in rooms where absolute privacy is a concern.

What are the Best Rooms for Solar Shades?

Because they do not provide absolute privacy, we generally do not recommend solar shades for bedrooms or bathrooms. However, solar shades are an excellent option for most other rooms. You see, natural light benefits our alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns, and many aspects of our physiology.

Living Room: No space without natural light is worthy of human occupation. This goes double for the living room, which is why solar shades make a lot of sense here. These window treatments not only reduce glare, but they also block harmful UV rays, which have been known to damage furniture and even flooring. In fact, solar shades block 90-99% of harmful UV rays.

Kitchen: In the kitchen, great lighting is really important. And what lighting source is better than the sun? Solar shades are great in the kitchen as they allow sunlight to illuminate your room, while reducing glare and harmful UV rays.

Sunroom/Patio: Sunrooms let you enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your own, climate-controlled home. And because your sunroom is made up of primarily windows, the window treatments you choose can have a profound effect on the room’s aesthetic appeal and function. This is why solar shades make the most sense. They allow you to reap the benefits of all of those windows without suffering harsh glare or harmful UV rays.

Businesses: Solar shades are also an excellent option for office buildings, as they reduce debilitating glare on computer screens; restaurants, as they allow patrons to take in the view; and doctor’s offices as they are aesthetically appealing, durable, and easy to clean.

Solar shades are the perfect solution because they indeed are one of the most versatile, most practical window coverings. They are not the best selection if you want privacy. Cellular shades and horizontal blinds are much better selections if your primary concern is privacy.

For the perfect solution for your home, call us today!

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Pirouette Shades – Bold Design With Beautiful Light Control

Pirouette Window Shadings provide a bold and modern alternative to the look and feel of traditional fabric shades in beautiful Victoria, BC

Pirouette shadings feature softly contoured fabric vanes that magically open and close to give you complete control over your desired degree of light filtration and privacy. The Invis-Lift feature allows you to view through the shade without seeing any exposed cords or tapes which will give the shade a very discreet appeal.

Vanes can be flattened for complete privacy or blossomed open to any position to invite incoming light and provide a view to the outside. They block up to 81% of harmful UV rays with the vanes open, and 99% with vanes closed to help protect your furnishings and extend their life.

Pirouette shadings are available with both semi-opaque and room-darkening fabric opacities, two vane sizes and a wide variety of colors to complement your room’s color palette perfectly. So no matter what your style or décor, there’s a striking Pirouette design that will work for you.

Call us today and we can bring many choices to you, and with our experience will make this experience fun and informational.

Brighten Your Home This Spring with These Decorating Tips

Spring isn’t just a great time to clean your home deep; it’s also a good time to perk up your living space with some spring-inspired décor. Use these decorating tips to brighten your Victoria City home in anticipation of the warm season to come.

Remove Heavy Draperies
Heavy draperies can help you create a cozy atmosphere, which can make the winter months more cheerful, but sheer draperies allow more natural sunlight to filter into your living space, making it feel fresh and inviting. Achieve an airy, warm-weather look for your living room and bedrooms by exchanging those heavy window treatments with sheer fabrics.

Choose Bright Spring Colors
To infuse your home with springtime flair, transform your window treatments with bright fabrics in springtime hues like bright shades of green, pink, and yellow. You might even add some patterns that contain a springtime floral motif. Choose patterns featuring tulips or daffodils, classic hallmarks of spring.

Color Splashes
If you don’t want to change your neutral color palette, just add some colorful touches—a bright peach valence, a green tablecloth, or a few yellow throw pillows for a window seat can brighten your setting with springtime appeal. Spring is also a great time to add a few brightly colored throw rugs to your floor.

Bring the Outdoors In
Victoria City springs can be dazzling. Bring a bit of it indoors with fresh flower bouquets for your vases. Choose bouquets in springtime hues. To see more of the beauty of your front or back yard, think about installing new shutters that open widely to reveal your outdoor view. There are many styles and finishes to choose from.

With these tips, you can enhance the springtime ambience of your Victoria City Home. With just a few decorative changes, you can infuse your living space with springtime cheer.

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