Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fabric Book Giveaway

Updated 02/08/2011

Horizon Window Treatments has a vast collection of fabric books featuring current styles and fashion trends in our showrooms for clients to browse, but we also have a growing library of discontinued books and samples  stored, which we would like to offer to anyone interested in using them, preferably for creative recycling projects, rather than having to entirely dispose of them to make room for new fabric books.

One creative idea recycling old fabric books into easy to make puzzles for children:

We have fabric collections from Kravet, Duralee, Wesco, Carole, Fabricut, Phifer and other fabric houses. Our showroom doors are always open for designers and clients to browse through design samples and find the inspiration they need for creative window treatment ideas.

Free Fabric Books

If you are interested and in the New York City area, please contact Tom Vatury by email to find out how you can obtain some of these free  fabric books.

Tom Vatury – tomvatury[at]

Showroom Locations:
Horizon West Side Showroom: 133 W 24th Street New York, NY 10011
Horizon East Side Showroom:- 252 East 50th New York, NY 10022

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Bedroom Window Ideas

Custom tie back curtains

If you are looking for great ideas for bedroom window treatments, there’s many directions you can take. Open bedroom windows can fill your room with a nice morning breeze and warm natural light. However, bedroom window treatments are needed to provide you with privacy, too. They also need to have the right style to fit your bedroom decor and help control energy efficiency. The good news is that there are many options available to you. Solutions include blackout shades, sheer curtains, blinds and many other drapery combinations.

Soft Sheer Luminettes with Light Control Vanes

Bedroom Wood Blinds


Some bedrooms have one large window in it. If that is what your bedroom has, then you need a large window treatment that is going to work well with the space. A good option for the bedroom is traditional drapery. You have the benefit of added material for privacy and energy efficiency. Drapery is often large enough for oversized windows, too. Another option for large windows is to layer with two curtains. One of these can be a solid option, to provide the privacy that you need while the other can be a sheer for nice daylighting.

Traditional drapery and sheer curtain combination

In bedrooms where you have more than one window or you have a smaller window, you also have options like roller blinds, solar shades, roman shades or drapery. You can even use a combination of these to get the look you are after.

Blackout Shades over a layer of Solar Screen Shades

Stylish orange gold sheer drapes for daylighting and blackout shades for full privacy

Also, consider blackout shades. There are several options on the market but all work the same way. These drapes block out nearly all of the sunlight, giving you a very dark room, ideal for getting good sleep at any time. Electric blackout shades are available that make it easier to control multiple window treatments. You can also choose a dual shade with one being a solar unit and the other being a blackout unit.

Multiple bedroom windows with electric shades and sheers

Choosing the right bedroom window treatment is essential to getting the right look for any bedroom space. A wide range of colors, patterns and fabric options help you to customize your bedroom style.