Blocking Light with Decorative Custom Window Valances

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Differences Between Horizontal Blinds and Vertical Blinds

The strength of horizontal blinds are that they roll up from the bottom. This is great because depending on the angle of the sun you are able to cover the top of the window without covering the bottom. This helps block out the most heat and sunlight while still letting in light. Vertical blinds are ideal for sliding glass doors or tall windows, because they extend from the floor to the top of the door or near the ceiling if you want. You can open them all the way or just as much as you need. There overlap design makes them excellent at shading the intense sun also. If you need help choosing between vertical and horizontal blinds, call the design professionals at Gallery of Shades at 480-643-0014 to assist you with making the right decision for your space 


What Is So Great About Blackout Curtains and Shades?

Blackout curtains can serve a number of needs – protect your furniture and floors from sun damage, make your home more energy efficient, darkening an area so that you can watch a movie or take a nap undisturbed as well as offering privacy. Blackout shades or curtains are a great addition to any home. Find out more about blackout shades for your home by calling Gallery of Shades today at 480-643-0014.  


Two Reasons to Choose Wooden Plantation Shutters

Wood plantation shutters have a sturdy, solid look that never fails to impress. They lend an air of class and offer a texture that other window treatments just don’t achieve. They are particularly beautiful in conjunction with tile, wood, and other luxury floors, where this texture can help bring out the look of these floors. Call Gallery of Shades today at 480-643-0014 and schedule an appointment with a professional consultant and learn more about the many benefits of plantation shutters. 


Bay Window Coverings Are a Great Enhancement for a Home

Bay windows should be dressed up appropriately to allow full enjoyment of their beautiful features.

For a bay window that you’ll be sitting at or adjusting often, panels, valances, or shades are more functional and less intrusive. Contact Gallery of Shades today for more information on our offerings and to schedule a free in-home design consultation.


The Many Benefits of Wood Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters could be the perfect touch in your home. Take a closer look at the benefits.

Wood plantation window shutters have a sturdy, solid look that never fails to impress. They always lend an air of class and make the aesthetic of a room feel considered. Their look also achieves a texture that other window treatments just don’t achieve. Their repeated horizontal lines are pleasing to look at. Not only this, but they help encourage a guest’s eye across a room. They’re particularly beautiful in conjunction with tile, wood, and luxury vinyl floors, where this texture can help bring out the stately look these floors can achieve.


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