Yes! Thermal curtains work effectively during both winter and summer. Medium- to light-colored curtains with a white, thermally reflective backing can reduce heat gain during the summer by as much as 33% by reflecting solar radiation. The orientation of the window also affects energy efficiency. West- and south-facing windows receive the most solar gain. North-facing windows receive the least. When thermal curtains are properly installed and used, air conditioners can be set back, enhancing … [Read more...] about Do Thermal Curtains Work in the Summer?
French Blue... "It's the new Millennial Pink" While light blues tended to be relegated to bedrooms and bathrooms in the past, designers are increasingly using it to brighten up living, dining and even work areas. It's been more than three years since New York magazine heralded the age of "Millennial Pink," that just-so shade of blush that has come to define a generation that worships at the altars of Glossier and Acne. But what comes next? There was a brief flirtation with Gen Z Yellow … [Read more...] about French blue, “It’s the new Millennial Pink”
Top 3 Benefits of Upgrading Drapery in Your Home Bedding, wallpaper and accessories When it comes to decorating a home, most homeowners put the focus on furnishing and wall décor. After all, these are some of the easiest change you can make to enhance the appeal of your house. But, if you are letting window treatments become a late addition, your design or look will fail. For more people, window treatments can be an after-thought, they are an aesthetic upgrade. If you choose window … [Read more...] about Top 3 Benefits of Upgrading Drapery in Your Home
How Napa Homeowners Can Use Design to Make Your Space Feel Bigger Napa homes come in designs of all styles, from small and cosy to estate spreads. So if your Napa home fits into the “cozy” category, you might be wondering how to make the space feel larger. Because a cramped space is not that comfortable, Napa homeowners must find a way to maximize the space that the have. Which is where the following tips to help make your space feel bigger come into play. Let Light Be the Way A … [Read more...] about How Napa Homeowners Can Use Design to Make Your Space Feel Bigger
Drapery Ideas for Those Hard to Handle Areas (Part 2 of 2) Continuing on last week’s list of drapery ideas for hard to handle window treatments, below is part 2. Windows with Shutters What Makes it Difficult: While shutters can provide a useful and classic window treatment, there is no much space available to mount a drapery rod. Also, because shutter open out, this means that they can potentially damage any panels that are placed over them. How to Tackle: One potential solution to … [Read more...] about Drapery Ideas for Those Hard to Handle Areas (Part 2 of 2)