Getting the Right Shades and Curtains

Do you have too many windows and not enough shades to cover them all? Have you considered buying some sort of shades to cover up the amount of light entering your windows? Do you dream of being able to adjust the light entering into your kitchen or family room? Then you should consider buying some sort of shades or curtains for your house.

There are tons of varieties of shades and curtains that might be perfect for you. Depending on the decor and ambiance of your house, you might want to look for specific styles or designs. In particular, I enjoy bamboo curtains. These curtains, made of bamboo, have an old time, native feel to them. I love looking at and feeling the texture of these curtains as I enter my living room every night. I’m sure you will feel exactly the same.

If you have the desire to take advantage of the sunlight, you might consider investing in solar shades. These shades have energy conductors built into them, which allows your shades to harvest the energy of sunlight and convert it to usable energy in your own house. If you are looking for a way to save money on electricity, and beat the heat, you should definitely consider purchasing solar shades.

You can buy both of these items from any neighborhood Walmart or Lowes. The designs and sizes vary greatly, so it’s up to you to decide what you want for your house. Consider bamboo or solar shades when fitting your next window.

Guidelines on Selection of Curtains

Buying curtains online need not be an anxiety-ridden process like most of us generally believe. It can become a fun and creative process if a few things are kept in mind to make it smoother and to come out with the best possible choices to suit your lifestyle and your home. A few practical tips are compiled below to ensure that you are satisfied with the choice you make and get your money’s worth.

Ensuring that the company is Well Established: When buying curtains online, the most important thing is to verify the antecedents of the company you are purchasing from and to make sure that it has been conducting business for at least 5 years. Feedback can also be obtained by getting in touch with the existing customers of the seller who can vouch for the quality of the curtains. It is also important to be clear about the time taken for the delivery of the curtains before investing your hard-earned money into it instead of getting worked up wondering about the time of delivery.

Terms and Conditions: Make sure you take out some time and read through the terms and conditions related to the purchase of the curtains no matter how time-pressed you are. This is a very important step in the process as you can hold the company liable for any mistake on their part only if you are aware of the terms. Do not click on the accept button unless you are sure that you agree with it.

Visualization: Surf the internet and browse through a variety of websites before you make a choice about the company that you want to buy from. The best companies to choose are possibly the ones that let you mix and match various fabrics, designs and colours to suit the interiors of your home on the website itself. You can change the various combination with the help of tools to see what looks best. This will help you make a personalized choice that will give you happiness and peace of mind for years to come.

Fabric Samples: If you are not time pressed to make a choice, requesting for a sample of the fabrics you have chosen goes a long way in making the right choice. Due to the increasing use of Photoshop and other picture-enhancing softwares in the advertising business, there is a great degree of difference in the actual fabric and what you see on screen. So, it is imperative to feel the texture of the fabric in real life and not going just by the pictures. The fabric should be compatible with the interiors of your house and should not look out of place. The willingness of the company to home deliver the samples also reveals a lot about the standing and professionalism of the company.

Feedback: After you have received the curtains and have installed them in your house, offer reviews to other potential customers about your experience in dealing with the company and your level of satisfaction with the product. If dealing with the company has left a bad taste in your mouth, make sure you do a good deed by spreading awareness about the fact to other people looking to buy from them.

The credit for the growing business of purchasing of curtains online can be attributed to John Gallen, who is referred to as a pioneer in this field. He initiated it during the boom – time of the Internet business and took it to new heights by making the process simple and easy.

Let the Light in With Closet Curtains

Closet curtains bring a unique, decorative touch to any room in your modern house. As closet door replacement, you can choose either drapes or sheer. With the sheer variety, you get an airy, light and billowy feel. However, the design does not have much to give when it comes to protecting your privacy unlike with drapes that fall back in place every time you open it.

Beaded curtains are another unique design to consider. They are stylish and perfect for use in your children’s room. With curtains as your closet cover, you do not have to worry that your child will accidentally lock himself inside the closet or bang his head on the door or close the door on his hand. Here are some examples of closet curtains from online retailers (Amazon,, etc).

Beaded Curtain, Raindrops Pink Iridescent:

The strands of this beaded curtain are attached to one rod and ready to hang. The heavy-duty acrylic beads have beautiful iridescent coating, making the curtain perfect for use in almost all rooms in your house, including bedroom, pantry and laundry. The sparkling look of the gem can be mesmerizing and attractive. The available sizes are 35 inches in width by 70 inches in length. You can shop this beaded curtain for a retail price of $18.99.

Shari II Lace Door Panel:

This soft, subtle yet elegant lace curtains can bring an element of romance into your home. This curtain, which is part of the JCPenney Home Collection, uses a lace of scalloped polyester jacquard. It features shirr on its 1-inch clear rod. Available sizes are 45 inches in width by 45 inches in length and 45 inches in width by 80 inches in length. Color options are cool white, dusty mauve, antique bronze, linen and rich burgundy. Sale prices range from $6.99 to $11.99.

Linden Street Sheer Door Panel:

These sheer but thick drapes help block excess light from going into the area it encloses, thus giving your room that airy and light feeling. You have a choice of two styles and many colors, including green clay, chocolate, desert khaki, cinnamon brandy, light indigo, lake mist, Stonehenge, rustic red, toffee and soft cream. It measures 54 inches in width and 72 inches in length. It sells for a discounted price of $14.99.

PVC Door Curtain:

This door curtain is easy to install. It helps reduce draught, welding flash, dust, noise and spray. Available grades are standard, polar, ribbed and welding quality while the standard sizes are 200x2x50 meters, 300x2x50 meters, 300x3x50 meters, 400x4x50 meters, 1000x2x20 meters, 1000x3x20 meters and 1000x5x20 meters. Colors available are green, red and bronze.

Classic Check Door Panel by Waverly:

This windowpane plaid Linden door panel has a Velcro which is used to attach to the door. You can use the Velcro tabs to fold or roll and secure the door panel in place. The material is washable cotton and comes in color choices of crimson, sage, black, dark chocolate and marine blue. It measures 26 inches wide by 68 inches long. You can buy this door panel at for $35.99.

Lt.Purple Voile w/Stitching Door Curtain and Window Wall Hanging:

This pure cotton door curtain measures 92 inches by 42 inches. You can use this as room dividers, drapes or window curtains. It sells under item number CT12-p1-5-IA for only $19.99.