As New Year’s Eve approaches we start to think about how to reorganize our lives, how to ‘do better’, to ‘eat right’, etc. An easy step toward starting the New Year right is to put your home in order. Simplify. Start by taking down heavy window coverings and replace them with simple shades. Natural light in the kitchen is essential; you spend a lot of time there. Shades offer a privacy treatment and still allow plenty of light. One example of an attractive pleated shade are the Lewis Hyman Sun Solar Shades. They are energy efficient, and reduce cooling costs and block the sun while still letting in air and light.
Too much direct sunlight is also an issue in kitchens, making them hot and unpleasant to work in. Simple wood blinds or woven wood shades, like the Bamboo shades from Lewis Hyman are of the highest quality and will add a touch of the tropics to your decor. They come in several colors and styles to choose from, If you need to add more privacy, just add a roman shade privacy liner to keep our prying eyes and light.
The kitchen typically has lots of straight lines- the cabinets, the appliances, the counters – try adding a window treatment with soft curves to open the space up, especially in a small kitchen. Arching a valance is a good option, especially over the sink where we spend too much of our time. Curved curtain rods can not only be hard to find they can be a challenge to have custom made. Since most windows are not the same it requires a company that knows what they are doing to get things made right. Continental Window Fashions specializes in custom bending and curving of curtain rods. Traverse rods for bay windows are functional and serve their purpose but putting up a decorative curved rod changes the look from ordinary to amazing.
Next time our New Year’s reboot will change up the windows in one of the harder rooms in the house – the powder room! Get your tape measure ready, there’s a lot to do.
The holidays are upon us and company is coming. What looked great in our home yesterday looks just awful today! Rather than throw everything away and start from scratch, pick one thing and either change it or enhance it.
Let’s look at your window treatments in your kitchen.
*Take down heavy window coverings and replace with simple shades. Perhaps an upholstered cornice in fabric coordinating with your chair cushions would work.
*Natural light in the kitchen is essential in the winter. Remove the café curtains and add a pleated shade. Pleated shades offer a privacy treatment and still allow plenty of light. Bamboo shades from Lewis Hyman will add a touch of the tropics to your room decor. With several colors and styles to choose from, you’re sure to find just the right shade to add that finishing touch to your room. If you need to add more privacy, just add a roman shade privacy liner to keep our prying eyes and light.
*If you’re using fabric, make sure it’s in a contemporary tone. Terra Cotta shades are very ‘in’ when paired with greens, blacks and golds. Try mixing cotton fabric prints, either within a treatment or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print on the cushion seats or place mats. If your kitchen is particularly tiny, then light, cool colors can make it look larger and brighter, while dark, warm colors can make an over-sized kitchen more inviting.
*Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural fibers. They add visual interest with their texture, but still roll up smoothly like the Roman shades of old.
*There are typically lots of straight lines in the kitchen — the cabinets, the appliances, the counters —everything is straight or square. Add a window treatment with soft curves to open the space up, especially in a small kitchen. Arching a valance is a good option, particularly over the sink. Other options include a curved cornice, a box-pleated valance with a curved line along the bottom using an arched rod from the Graber Drapery that is nearly flat at the top but falls from inverted pleats to gentle swags along the bottom, with wings at either side.
Lewis Hyman Inc. has been an industry leader in the production of wall shelving and ready-made natural bamboo and fabric window treatment since 1930. Using the finest materials, colors and textures, Lewis Hyman has long been offering high-quality craftsmanship and artistic originality with their line of window treatments and shades. Choose from the wide selection of Lewis Hyman products and add personality and texture to your walls and windows today with a bamboo shade.
A wonderful perk of the bamboo shade is that it can work in casual and dressy spaces, alone or under other window treatments. Add color in your kitchen with a Roman shade from Lewis Hyman above a breakfast table. Paint a shade in a home office, kid’s room or entry way. Lewis Hyman bamboo Roman shades come in rich colors and textures, blending natural matchstick and bamboo in earth tones with an intricate weaving cord. They are light filtering, providing privacy and energy efficient insulation.
Using basic painting supplies such as sponges, stamps, and simple stencils, the technique is easy, fast, and fun. No one has to know easily you transformed your room into a lavish space! Painting a motif of your choice is simple, thanks to a good goof-proof stencil.
*Center the stencil on the front side of a bamboo shade so that the top of the design lines up with the top of the shade.
* Secure with painter’s tape.
* Following the stencil package directions, use a stencil brush and acrylic paint that coordinates with your decor to gently tamp the design onto the shade.
* Dry for 30 minutes, and apply a second coat.
*Wait another 30 minutes before carefully removing the stencil.
*The shade should dry for at least an hour before hanging.
Continental Window Fashions is proud to present the Lewis Hyman 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.
On October 8, 1944 CBS radio premiered The Ozzie Nelson-Harriet Hilliard Show premiered. Shortly afterward, the quintessential family sitcom The Ozzie and Harriet Show premiered, catapulting most of the United States into the quest for the romanticized idealism of the perfect family. What better place to sip lemonade and enjoy each other’s company than on your patio or front porch?
Time marches on, and as customers became more energy conscious and building technology aware, patio and sunrooms became available with vinyl and vinyl-wood composite framework and more elaborate designs. Now homeowners can take advantage of energy efficient shades by Lewis Hyman, reducing cooling costs and blocking the sun while still let in air and light.
Add a light airy touch to your outdoor living space with this stylish sun shade, a perfect addition to your porch or patio. Energy efficient, they reduce cooling costs, block sun and still let in air and light. Lewis Hyman solar sun shades are 100% Polyester/coated with PVC.
Or perhaps you prefer to invoke images of a warm balmy afternoon on a tropical island! The rugged textures and rustic bamboo of Lewis Hyman’s roll-up shades may be what you are longing for. The light filtering provides privacy while giving you that insulating energy-efficient quality necessary in today’s world. They install easily and within minutes, arriving at your home with all necessary hardware included.
Continental Window Fashions will give your home added beauty and elegance and give your windows a chance to make your exotic decorating dreams come true. With 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.