Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Trade Show To Launch For Window Treatment Industry

According to Home Accents Today:

“The Window Coverings Association of America is hosting Inspire 2011, its first trade show and educational conference, which will be held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. from Sept. 7-10.”

The event is open to the public with exhibitor space currently available and there will be several workshops teaching everything from design, fabrication, and even business marketing.

HGTV design personality Sarah Richardson will also be on-hand to give the keynote address.

For more information on Inspire 2011, call (888) 298-9222 or visit the WCAA’s website at www.wcaa.org

A Fun Way To Recycle Your Old And Discontinued Fabric Books

 

Fabric Books source: mssupplyco.com

Have children?

Here’s a fun way to give your child a new puzzle to play with while also doubling as a practical way to get rid of those old fabric books.

Simply take a fabric sheet from the book and cut it into smaller, solid-shaped pieces and have your child put it back together.

This little girl’s got the right idea.

Fabric Pazel Video

Decide On Window Treatments Before You Build Your New Home

 

Why wait until the last minute to decide on the perfect window treatment for your new home?

By deciding on a treatment before construction, you can focus on designing an interior for your rooms with furniture and accessories that compliment your window treatment instead of making you adjust your preference of treatment after the fact.

By measuring the windows before the house closes, you can have your windows ready and covered by the time you move in.

According to TBS Gallery, new homeowners have several choices to choose from, including “sheer curtains, layered draperies, blinds, shades and shutters.” As such, “The choice that one makes amongst these is largely dependent on the theme that one chooses for the home as a whole.”

So let Horizon help you decide on the perfect window treatment for your new home. Call us today at (212)-759-4111 or email us with any and all of your window treatment questions.

The Importance of Sound-Dampening Curtains

Velvet Curtains in screening room Loft25

Do you or someone who lives in your home play a musical instrument or enjoy listening to music on a big, booming sound system? Then sound-dampening curtains might just be what you’ve been missing.

Made from thick Velour fabric or plastic, sound-dampening curtains are a practical way to reduce noise in homes where there are persons who play a musical instrument or sing.

According to HazelHut:

“Sound absorption matters more for a musician while practicing inside the practice room. If the curtains meant for sound dampening reflect the sound back to the room, their function will not be any different than walls.”

Sound-dampening curtains both block sound from the outside, but also absorb sound from the inside; thus eliminating unnecessary reverb for music being played inside the house while containing unwanted noise in a way that your roommates and neighbors will appreciate.

Contact us here at Horizon for all of your window treatment needs, including sound-dampening Velour curtains.

Motorized Window Treatments More Popular Than Ever

In the past, motorized window treatments would need to be hard-wired into your room in order to function. But now, with the various advances in modern technology, that need is no longer an issue and the motor no longer requires permanent residence in your electrical system.

According to Digital Journal:

Homes with two-story windowed focal walls are perfect candidates for motorized window treatments. Rather than managing 20 feet of pull cord or hauling out the step stool to reach the pull cords, the homeowner can open and close these treatments with the push of a button.

So if you’ve been looking for a motorized window treatment, but have been turned-off in the past by the thought of cumbersome electrics being hard-wired into your wall, give us a call or email us and let Horizon take care of all of your custom window treatments; motorized or other.