At Madison Flooring and Design showroom you can coordinate your new floor covering with your window fashions!
This area encompasses both hard and soft blinds, shades and draperies that deliver a wide range of energy saving benefits depending on your exact situation. Many of these products are offered in both manual and motorized options.
Did you know that your Madison Flooring and Design showroom has a wide selection of window fashions with coordinating pillows, bed coverings, cornices and upholstery material selections? With the right window covering you create a mood, a look, a setting or a coordination of colors with the latest styles, trends and shapes in window fashions.
CUSTOM DRAPERIES like pinch pleat, tab top, sheers, and ripple folds offer an abundance of design solutions giving your home that “style for life.”
TOP TREATMENTS like swags, cascades, tab tops, balloon shades, wood or bamboo cornices, and upholstered cornices finalize the style you wish to achieve.
HARD SURFACE window treatments like woven woods, pleated shades, cellular shades, wood blinds, shutters, verticals, roman shades, mini blinds, Silhouettes, and Luminettes guarantee the privacy and beauty your home deserves.
DRAPERY HARDWARE can accentuate your decor with decorative finials, iron and wood rods, traverse rods and continental rods.
Set a budget
“Some people think they’ll spend $100 or $200 a window, but that’s going to buy you a basic blind in today’s market,” Be realistic about what you can afford. Do a little homework to get an idea of fabric prices.
What rooms and what windows are the most important for you to dress? Do the rooms you really live in first, such as the bedrooms and the family room. Try to set a schedule for doing other rooms, so you don’t end up six years down the road with the same inexpensive aluminum blinds on the windows that you first threw up there for privacy’s sake.
How do you live?
Do you have kids? Do you entertain a lot? If your window treatments will go in a high traffic area such as by a sliding glass door, opt for durable, washable materials (nylon, acetate, acrylic, cotton) and save the silk for another window. Similarly, if you cook a lot you don’t want delicate fabrics in the kitchen, where they’ll absorb splatters.
Next, think hard about function. Do you want your window treatments to provide privacy? Control the light coming in? Frame a beautiful view? Insulate against cold and noise?
Some basic guidelines:
For light control, vertical blinds and shutters offer the most options, since you can tilt slats or louvers to allow in just the amount of light you want. But if it’s a bedroom that needs to be totally dark at times, opt for blackout shades or blackout lining for draperies. For energy efficiency, honeycomb blinds actually trap hot or cold air in cells, keeping the room cooler or warmer with the season.
To block noise, “the more fabric you put up, the quieter it is,” Consider layering window treatments such as a shade, then sheers, then lined floor length draperies (add a fabric-covered cornice at the top).