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Add Layers of Texture with Bamboo Shades

One of the easiest ways to add texture to a room is by using inexpensive bamboo shades.  (This apartment owner added the ribbon trim herself.  This little project is on my “to do” list for our living room.)

 

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What I love about bamboo shades besides giving rooms another layer of texture, is that they can work in casual and dressy spaces, alone or under other window treatments. 

Bamboo Shades can be used to filter the light coming into your room. When privacy is needed, consider adding curtains as another layer. The combination really works well.

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Window Treatments for Reducing Energy Loss

Shades control amount of light while draperies control air circulation. Light can still penetrate the room when shades are up and draperies are closed but air is trapped behind fabric. Fitted Roman shade covers the entire window area halting air circulation when shade is lowered. Using a white lining on the glass side will reflect light and heat back outside.

via interiordesignpro.org

Restricting air circulation around a window is a requirement for maximum energy savings. A close fitting Roman Shade that is mounted inside the window opening will trap dead air against the glass and reduce heat loss or gain by as much as 25%. To maximize energy efficiency, mount shades as close to the glass as possible.

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Convenient Magnetic Curtain Tie-Backs

MagnaClips magnetic curtain tie-backs make it a easier to cinch up drapes and curtains with flair. They are styled magnetic discs that sport a tie-back strip in the middle.

via news.cincinnati.com

Magnetic curtain clips take the place of old style curtain tie-backs. These magnetic curtain clips by Magnaclips add a decorative, contemporary look to your curtains. You can quickly and easily pull back your curtains during the day to let in more light, or change the look of the room simply by repositioning the clips.

Here is a video showing how to use the Magnaclip magnetic tieback clips – the sound isn’t very good but it may help you to see how they work.

  • super strong magnets – stay where you put them
  • strong enough for a heavy black out drapery
  • very attractive – several colors and styles to choose from
  • easily attached and released
  • no holes in the wall
  • no installation
  • no tools required