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.

Insulated Tab Top Curtains – Make Your Home Cooler

The insulated tab top curtains are plain, reasonably priced, appears trendy, graceful, that will suits well for all types on interior designs. These kinds of tab top curtains can be made by you manually as well, by making use of different kinds of fabrics that are available out there online and on the textile stores.

The insulated tab top curtains are very flexible and low priced that can suits any window or door style. By making use of an old rod or textured rod that gives vintage look can be used for those curtains to give a mixed look of vintage and modern style. You can also use wooden dowel that is coloured with brown shades or any other colours to match the paint colour of the room.

If the curtain rod that you are using looks unfinished, you can always use frameworks above the window to give a luxury look. Make certain that the framework works harmony with the curtain design and colour.

The insulated tab top curtains can be hanged along the tape or the poles that run between hooks and typical rings or modern eyelet tops. The heading tape can be used to make the curtain to take several folding in a way to express the design on the curtains. If the length and width of the window is large, you can make the curtain fall down at the bottom to give a welcoming style.

The expansion rods can be used to maximise or minimise the curtain length according to the window sizes. These are easy to fit and are portable. So, it can be used on rented homes and can be ported to your new home without having to buy a new one every time.

The insulated tab top curtains are used to isolate your room from heat and other lights entering into the room. They keep the room cooler and also act as an insulator for any light to enter the house during night time. The curtain will have an acrylic foam sheet at its back, which will be responsible for blocking any heat air or light that stall into your house. The insulated tab top curtains are often made with dupioni silk material and are available at different designs like Winnie the bear designs, etc, colours, sizes, mixed blends, and are easy to maintain. There are faux silk curtains that are made from synthetic fibre that is similar to original silk, can also be used.

Advantages of using an insulated tab top curtains

* Inexpensive, easy to maintain, fits well with all the interior and exterior styles

* With the help of the expansion rods, you always adjust the curtains according to the window size. So, it is portable and can be reused anywhere and everywhere.

* Installation is not difficult at all. Drilling the walls and screwing the rods and fixing the curtains, that is it.

Save Money With Blackout Curtains

Most people are familiar with certain aspects of blackout curtains. Those are curtains that make the room exceptionally dark. For some homes which want to brighten their rooms, there are window treatments that allow plenty of light through and around the curtains. But some people need to block as much light as possible. This may be due to the fact they are light sleepers and do not want the morning sky to awaken them too early. Or they may be shift workers that need to sleep during the day. Another possibility is that they have children who nap, or who should be in bed while the sun is still up. Lastly, people in cities use them to block out street lights and lights from traffic.

While those uses are commonly known, there is another benefit to blackout curtains that many people do not think about.

Because of the way blackout curtains are made, they are denser and heavier than regular curtains. Some even have a rubberized lining on the window-side. These make great light-blockers, but they also block heat.

In the summertime, using blackout curtains can reduce the temperature in a room by as much as ten to fifteen degrees. When used in multiple rooms, this can significantly reduce the load on any air conditioner/cooling unit. That, in turn, reduces the electric bill.

In the winter, you want the light to come in through those windows and heat the house as naturally as possible (reducing your heating bill). However, by using blackout curtains at night in the winter, you can reduce the amount of heat exchange that takes place through the window (which is the biggest source of lost heat in the house). Think of it like putting a blanket over the window, keeping the heat in. Again, using the curtains like this becomes a money-saver by keeping your house warmer in winter, lowering your heat bill.