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How Do Shades Create Ambiance?

Nov 19th 2015 at 10:36 PM

Anyone who enjoys interior decorating knows that every element of the room needs to jive with everything else that is in there. This includes the window coverings. Any time they are added to a room that has been previously decorated, it is important that you look at the overall character in order to create ambiance for the room. Shades are a great way to create the perfect atmosphere no matter where you are.

If you are a restaurant owner, the shades will say a lot. If you run a fun little joint where the high school kids like to hang out after school, you won’t need a romantic setting. Instead, you’ll want shades that give a cool, playful ambience in the dining room, perhaps even in a bright color. If your restaurant has a bar and is catered to a more mature crowd that dines late at night, modern dark shades with straight lines might be the better choice.

At home, you can have some real fun with the shades you put on your windows. With so many styles available, there is something for every family member that will match their personality. Shades come in different colors, with some even being striped or very bright for a child’s room or a fun sitting or dining room. A formal living room could feel more relaxing and inviting with soft, cream colored shades that don’t have too many creases or lines.

One of the great things about having so many different styles to choose from is you can really provide a unique look for any room. You may not want the same ambiance throughout your entire home. In that case, choose different shades from one room to the next. There are some that you can install on only half the window, others that cover the entire window and even more that you can adjust to block the sun no matter where you are sitting in the room.

Most shades are easy to use. If you wish to pull them up to allow a little bit of sunlight into an otherwise dark room, they glide right up. Doing this will offer a romantic feel, rather than just sitting in darkness. Closing the shades completely could also offer relaxation and peace after a long, busy day.

As you can see, there are various ways that shades create ambiance, no matter what room you are considering them for. Visit this website to learn more about shutter installation in Southport and to find the perfect shades for your home or business.

Author Bio:

Christina has a unique take on interior design. Using color, texture and materials as inspiration for eclectic spaces, she advises home owners on how to bring warmth and style to their rooms. You can find her thoughts at: https://storify.com/CustomHomeDecor

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