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You’re Going to the Super Bowl Too!

 

Football fans do like to do seemingly crazy things. They painting their bodies to match the color of their favorite team during a game or having a tailgate party in the Northeast, in December. It should be no surprise that football fans may wish to decorate a room in their homes as a shrine to their favorite teams or players.

Make a jersey the focal point of the room. If you have Joe Flacco’s jersey, you can hang it on the center of one wall, which is painted Raven’s Purple. Surround it with pennants programs and tickets. Why not frame a newspaper headline from the morning after his Super Bowl win and hang it above his jersey.

In bedrooms, the bed is, obviously, the centerpiece. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to find NFL bedding in all sizes.Continentalwindowfashions.com offers Baltimore Ravens NFL sports bedding, window treatments and accessories. Now you can show your true colors when you decorate your bedroom with your favorite teams colors and logos. Sports Coverage NFL sports bedding, comforters and pillows come in two different styles. You can choose from “Locker Room” or “Sidelines” style. Spruce up the bed more by adding football pillows. If you really want to get creative, use goal posts for the headboard.

Adding accessories doesn’t have to be daunting. You can find NFL logo rugs from the My Team® indoor and outdoor area rugs and door mat collection by Milliken and create the excitement of NFL game day all year long. How about football lamps, picture frames, wall hangings or even drapes with the official Raven’s logo and colors. If there’s a bathroom attached, you can even decorate there by adding an NFL team logo shower curtain and trash can. Add even more sporty fun with novelty drawer pulls and sports related clocks. Display footballs and football gear on shelves. Lockers make great storage space for clothes, shoes, and toys. Paint the lockers to match the color scheme of the room. You can even use smaller lockers as nightstands.

So make your sports fan happy, and outfit his room in his favorite team colors and logos. It’s a sure win!

Happy New Year!

 

Happy New Year from your friends at Continental Window Fashions! Who knew there were so many things you could do with drapery hardware aside from hanging beautiful curtains and draperies.

Throughout this past year we’ve build party rooms outside, created seperate spaces in dorm rooms,built playspaces and doors out of curtains. We even learned how to properly make a bed and paint a bathroom.

Who knew curtain rods and finials could not only hang curtains, they could hang christmas stockings and wrapping paper, even become holiday decorations themselves! We’ve attached hardware to plaster and lath, a canopy to the ceiling and even made a door and one room into two with curtains!

Join us in the new year and see what else drapery hardware can do for your home.

A-Z Window treatments and Curtain Hardware. QUIZ

 

You’ve made all the way through the A-Z Window Treatment lessons! Ready for a Quiz?
1. Narrow tubular pleats, used on stationery panels
2. Sheer under curtains that hang next to the window
3. A flat paneled fabric shade that folds up into accordion pleats
4. A drapery header with a series of large cylindrically shaped pleats
5. Decorative fabric sashes that hold drapery panels open
6. A fabric shade that pulls up into soft swags
7. A very full fabric shade often sewn with inverted pleats between each swag
8. Sewn to form a reverse box pleat
9. An milky looking layer sewn inside a drapery to block light
10. A shallow decorative box designed to conceal drapery hardware
11. Decorative embellishment attached to each end of a curtain rod
12. A large cornice piece that entirely frames a window
13. A fabric window topper typically 12 to 18 inches long
14. A channel sewn to the top or bottom of a curtain
15. A window treatment of fabric swathed over the top of a window
16. Short curtains hanging from a curtain rod
17. The place on each side of a window where a drapery folds back when fully opened
18. Length from the front of a drapery rod back to the wall
19. A cascade of fabric hanging down the sides of a window

 

A. Pencil pleats
B. Goblet pleats
C. Roman Shade
D. Glass curtains
E. Inverted pleats
F. Blackout lining
G. Tiebacks
H. Roman shade
I. Balloon shade
J. Austrian shade
K. Finial
L. Jabot
M. Lambrequin
N. Return
O. Stackback
P. Swag
Q. Café curtains
R. Rod pocket
S. Cornice
T. Valance

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Add a Little Faux Bamboo to Your Home

 

Bamboo is making a comeback as a design material this year, but this time, it has more range than ever. If you would like to introduce a subtle bamboo element into your window treatments, try incorporating bamboo hardware. Bamboo shades and blinds offer a warm color alternative to stark, cold colors of metal Venetian blinds. You can pair your bamboo blinds or shades with any style of curtain, from floral chintz to tasseled golden velvet. Bamboo shades and blinds can also be used without additional window decoration for a modern look.

 

Sometimes it’s not possible to incorporate real bamboo into your life. Phase II Bamboo Hardware is carved out of wood poles to simulate the real look of bamboo. Your finishes and looks will be more consistent than what real bamboo can provide. Made from wood and resin, faux bamboo rods let you create stylish and exotic themes for your home reminiscent of a tropical vacation. Phase II bamboo rod diameters are 1 1/4 inches. They are available in two color finishes: Mahogany and Oak, at 4 foot, 6 foot, and 8 foot lengths. When choosing Phase II bamboo rods, it’s important that you realize that although we will not cut these poles down for you, they can be cut down at home. How? Take equal amounts off each end of the pole. Easy! Need a pole longer that what is listed? Simply connect 2 poles together with a connector screw and use a center support bracket to hide the seam giving you an extra-long curtain rod.

 

Phase II bamboo drapery hardware items are in stock and usually ship in about 7 business days direct from the manufacturer. Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their exotic decorating dreams come true. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone

The View from Your Window

 

 

Curtains play many roles in the home. Not only do they decorate and help insulate a room, they also provide a sense of security and comfort. Do your windows face the street or look into your neighbor’s house? There are two options for those rooms in which visibility is an issue. Choose heavy materials, finer weaves or darker colors, or perhaps a double layer of curtain and blinds. Blinds are no longer the ugly stepsister of the window world. Today, there are incredible choices in every color of the rainbow.

Curtains that open without a fuss are a necessity. People who have a wonderful view from their kitchen window find this especially true. Choose curtains that are functional as well as pretty. Drapes with a pull are an option, but it’s perfectly okay to choose curtains that simply slide on the rod, as long as the rod is reachable.

When you’re deciding whether to choose a dark or light color, remember that the decision will impact the entire room. Darker colors will limit the light in your rooms, great if someone works late hours and tends to sleep during the day. However, if you’re looking to lighten up a room, choose lighter colors for your curtains. The pale colors will tend to let sunlight filter through, even if the curtains are so heavy that you can’t see through them.

Whichever style of drapery you decide to go with, the next step is the hardware. Traditional or contemporary, wood, iron or metal? Decorative drapery hardware from Robert Allen should be your first choice when selecting high end drapery hardware. Robert Allen offers decorative and beautiful drapery hardware in many different styles. If its modern drapery hardware you’re looking for, see the Al Fresco Collection, or if it’s something more traditional we recommend the Bedpost Collection.

Continental Window Fashions is proud to offer the Robert Allen collection. With free shipping orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday – Friday, Continental Widow Fashions strives to make your ordering experience as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call toll free at 866-375-4500.

Refined Dignity and Elegance

According to the World English Dictionary, the word elegance is described as being ‘dignified in grace and appearance, and having good taste in design, style and arrangement.’ Isn’t this what we all aspire to?
Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety and House Parts Drapery Hardware captures the aesthetic qualities of both European and American elegance and craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces. Artistic and technical knowledge, as well as an ability and skill in mold making of the many artisans promises unique construction and hand finished individual pieces.
House Parts Decorative Drapery Hardware products include stylish poles, finials, brackets, rings, tiebacks and medallions with a variety of finishes to enable you to add a personal touch to your window covering decor. This drapery hardware is classic, contemporary, traditional and retro, a beautiful accessory to any home decor. All pieces are hand-cast and hand-finished. Inherent variations add to the unique and individual charm of each piece.
Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. House Parts Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

From a Classic lifestyle to a Renaissance style in your home.

The Renaissance represented a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries. Now you can introduce a renaissance into your home.

Whether you are looking out your living room window, or you’re peering in from the sidewalk, Kirsch creates extraordinary views from the inside out. Our new custom shades collection features designer-inspired color palettes, exquisite textures and beautiful fabrics that reflect timeless fashion and sophisticated style.
Kirsch offers a broad variety of quality Decorative Wood Drapery Hardware in 1 3/8 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch diameters. The Wood Trends Collection offers finishes and styles to match just about any decor, and the contemporary Wood Trends Urban Comfort Collection provides a sleek, modern alternative. Seeking an elegant, classic look? Consider the beautiful designs and finishes in the Renaissance Collection.

True to the tradition, each piece of the Wood Trends collection is classically styled in rich colors to coordinate with other wood furnishings in the home. Kirsch has also given new life to a style from a period filled with stories of royal etiquette, majestic wealth and incredible artistry. Beautifully finished and adorned with handcrafted finial designs, the Wood Trends Renaissance Collection manifests views of supremacy.
Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true Kirsch Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Bamboo, a Noble and Useful Element

Bamboo, one of the ‘four gentlemen’ of the plant world, plays an important role in traditional Chinese culture. Ancient lore has endowed bamboo with integrity and elegance. Just as bamboo is hollow-hearted, the poet Bai Juyi (772-826) said man should open his heart to accept anything of benefit and never fill it with arrogance or prejudice. Imagine having something as upright and perseverant in your home.
Menagerie is a bamboo drapery hardware collection offering many styles for you to coordinate for your individual needs. Please note that all of the Bamboo Poles are individually created by Mother Nature. No two poles are identical. The organic pits, discolorations, and pole “curves” are natural enhancements to the bamboo designs, and are not considered defects. All Menagerie bamboo drapery hardware accessories are cast in resin and stained to match the real bamboo curtain rods.
A high end designer drapery hardware system, Menagerie Bamboo is completely customizable for your taste and décor, The Bamboo Collection offers versatility for t contemporary and tropical décor. Imagine a pair of leafy crown finials giving your home a taste of tropical style. Menagerie bamboo drapery hardware items are in stock and usually ship in about 2 business days direct from the manufacturer.
Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. Menagerie Bamboo Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection of high quality drapery hardware to their loyal customers. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.