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Welcome to the Exciting Windows! by Window Covering Gallery Blog.  We just love decorating and creating custom window treatments.  Here on our blog, we'll be sharing up-to-date information on the latest trends in custom draperies, curtains, cornices, valances, blinds, and shutters.  Basically anything that has to do with window coverings and making your house your home.  Have a question?  We'd love to year from you.  Just send us an email or give us a call.

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Pleated drapes are a fun way to dress up your window, but not all pleats are the same. When choosing drapery pleats, you have a lot of options to add different looks to your window. Depending on the pleat style you choose, you’re able to combine the pleats with other fabrics and hardware for the perfect touch of sophistication.

Choosing Drapery Pleats

Various drapery pleat styles come in many different types of fabric. Choosing the right fabric is important because it impacts how the pleats flow. For example, medium weight fabric is the most common because it holds the pleat shape to the bottom of the drape while lightweight fabrics offer a softer hang.

The flow of the pleat also depends on the type of pleat you choose. The most common drapery pleat styles include:

Pinch Pleat-- Simple pleat for a sleek traditional look.

Gathered Tab Top—Sleeve wrap around the top of a contrasting fabric for a subtle decorative look.

Traditional Tab Top— Sewn in hanger rings provide a classic style.

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Choosing living room window treatments is an exciting adventure. Following current window treatment trends allows you to add the final touch of elegance to the room with a style that compliments your décor. You’ll add a focal point to your room with a functional, yet trendy window covering.

Trending Colors

Although brown typically dominates the color chosen for living room window treatments, now you see a lot of color combinations, like white paired with black or navy. Drapes with ocean hues, like teal and soft green, are also popular, as well as soft lavenders and dusty hues. Of course, gold and jewel tones continue to be a popular choice for a modern look.

Luxury Fabrics

Luxury fabrics have recently become a popular selection because they pull the room together to create a great focal point. You’ll often find silk, velvet, and leather in modernly designed living rooms. Often, luxury fabrics are combined with simple designs to create a look of embellishment to every aspect of the window.

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Sliding glass door with Elance panels and custom valances

Sliding glass doors are a great feature in any home because they provide easy access to outside. Not to mention, sliding doors promote natural lighting in the home and don’t intrude on your indoor or outdoor living spaces. But, finding window coverings for sliding doors can be a challenge because they are large areas that are frequently used. So, the right window covering must not only look great, but maintain the function of the door. When choosing window coverings for sliding doors, there are many things you need to consider.

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Window Covering Gallery is pleased to announce we will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Event on January 30, 2016 at our Design Center. The fun and exciting event will feature prizes and giveaways, as well as refreshments and opportunities to chat with our design team. We invite you to meet us at the Northwest corner of Garden of the Gods Road and Forge to attend our free Customer Appreciation Event.

Window Covering Gallery

Since 1985, Window Covering Gallery has been serving Colorado Springs and surrounding areas with brand name window treatments and custom designed window coverings by our team of design professionals. We work with each client to create unique and distinctive window coverings that are stylish and functional to transform your home or office. As our way of saying “thank you” to the community that has supported us over the years, we are hosting our Customer Appreciation Event to give back through a day of fun and learning.

Ask A Designer

Because we value each and every one of our customers, we’re excited to offer special opportunities throughout the event. During the event, there will be a “Ask a Designer” opportunity, where you’re able to have your design questions answered by our team of designers. Be sure to bring in photos of your rooms to get insider design tips and advice. For more design information, there will be special presentations on design and color trends during the event.

Bring a Friend, Make a Friend

Window Covering Gallery invites you to bring a friend and make a friend at the fun and informational gathering. There will be refreshments, like a chocolate fountain, hot chocolate bar to stay warm, and various assorted beverages and snacks. Plus, there will be multiple prizes and giveaways up for grabs, so you’re sure to have a fun time while learning a thing or two about décor from our design pros.

Join Window Covering Gallery

Join us for our free Customer Appreciation Event!

Date: Jan 30, 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 802 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Picture of drapes with a flower pattern

When it comes to choosing a pattern for your drapery panels, you have a plethora of options. Choosing patterns for your window panels is a fun and exciting time, but you have to be careful with your selection. The pattern you choose can either make or break the appearance of your room because not all rooms can carry a pattern. When choosing a pattern for your draperies, there are many things you must consider to pick the best pattern to match your room.

Evaluate the Room

Prior to choosing a pattern, stand back to take a good look at your room’s current décor. While patterned curtains add instant decoration, you don’t want a pattern to clash with your current décor. If your room already has patterns, such as patterned wallpaper, furniture, or bedding, you don’t want to use boldly patterned drapes because it will overwhelm the room.

Choosing Patterned Curtains

Your objective when choosing a pattern is to enhance the features of the room without taking attention away from your current décor. If solid colors make up the majority of your room, don’t be afraid to experiment with bold patterns, like large prints. Adding bold patterns to solid colors will mesh well with the existing décor while adding eye-popping color to the room.

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Picture of Arch Shaped Window with custom window treatment

I love large and odd-shaped windows because they add character to a room when compared to your standard windows. However, finding window treatments to control light while adding privacy can be a challenge. Despite a window’s unusual shape, you have many options when it comes to choosing window coverings that won’t leave an area uncovered or take away from the beauty of the window’s unique shape.

Elegant Fabric Panels

Covering oddly shaped windows, like those with large arched shapes require a bit of an inventive solution. Fabric pulldown panels are often ideal because they provide a custom-designed look that won’t obstruct views like you would get if you were to use vertical blinds. Plus, fabric panels are generally more cost effective when compared to choosing other window treatments.

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picture of red front door with curtains

Nothing says “welcome” like elegant windows in front doors; however, as beautiful as the windows may look, they compromise the privacy of your home. Choosing the best window coverings for front doors will make your home more private without taking away from the beauty of the entry way windows. Since windows for front doors come in all shapes and sizes, you need to choose the most appropriate coverings to control light and privacy, while maintaining the elegance of the windows.

Sidelight Window Treatments

Sidelight widows are fairly common around front door areas; however, privacy is a huge concern. When choosing window coverings for sidelight windows, you not only need to consider how the covering will look from the inside of the home, but from the outside as well. Wood or faux wood blinds,

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