Window Covering is more than just a window covering!

Seems like ages ago when what you hung up in front of your windows were simple curtains. Over the years though, so many incredible designs, styles, fabrics,  technology and innovations have turned “curtains” into the most elegant and personal statement you can make when it comes to home decor. With options like creative valances, sumptuous cornice designs, acres of fabric, gorgeous ornamentation, hardware or tassels, and the look and feel becomes pure luxury. The key is finding and selecting the perfect fabric to achieve your design goal.

 

Casual elegance can be achieved with textured fabrics. Shimmering silks, blends and new synthetics can bring an elegance that makes your rooms shine. Multi-layered effects help achieve depth at any window. Add fabric sheers, shadings, and blinds beneath custom-designed draperies and you’ll be making the ultimate décor statement.

Drapery designs by Susan Gailani
Selecting the proper window coverings can be a daunting task. There are a lot of things that need to be considered; the architecture of the window, the style of the room, privacy, sun control, fabric type, function, and hardware. There are many options available on the market today and window coverings have never been more important and cost-effective.

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Window coverings can provide energy efficiency in a home as well as privacy and security. They can protect your furniture, flooring, and artwork from the damaging rays of the dun. The cellular shade provides full privacy, blocks harmful UV rays, and softly filters in light for a beautiful effect. And the best part is that it comes at an affordable price.

 

The honeycomb construction of this blind allows heat to be trapped in its core keeping your room cooler in the summer and improving the efficiency of your air conditioner. In the winter, this blind traps the drafts, preventing the cold air from entering the room.

Hunter Douglas shades available at Gailani Designs

 

Window coverings take your décor to a new level. A naked window at night becomes a big black hole and can make a room feel cold and empty. Fabric on the window is an easy  add on, an interesting way to introduce pattern, color, texture, interest, balance, and beauty to a room’s décor.

 

Often clients say that they don’t want to cover their windows because they enjoy their view. Privacy and sun control aside, a simple, well designed window covering will actually frame the view, enhancing it while providing a certain look and coziness to the room. In my opinion, no window should ever be bare.
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Cellular shades By Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas cellular shades are all available, call us for free estimate (630)420-0800.

 

Cellular shades with a valance!

We have installed this treatment for our client in Naperville, Illinois.

This was for their daughter who is ten, she loves blue, loves casual and informal looks, she is very athletic, she needs privacy and on weekends and Holidays she loves to sleep in!

Take a look above, we met our client’s goal by:

  • Using a blue stripped cotton that has a canvas texture, that gives a casual feel.
  • The detail of crossed ribbon, at the center resembles athletic shoe lace, which fits perfect with her athletic spirit.
  • We provided cellular shades with room darkening features that will help her sleep in on weekends, and makes her dad happy when he finds out that he is saving money on his energy bills 🙂

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Hunter Douglas window fashion

Gailani Designs is a Hunter Douglas Dealer, We carry all Hunter Douglas products. Call us for free estimate (630)420-0800.

Hunter Douglas window fashions

Hunter Douglas Window Fashions,

Hunter Douglas has products for every taste and budget. In the resent years there has been so many new product, new innovative designs and gorgeous fabrics that fits any decor.

Whether the clients are on limited budgets, or they desire luxurious looks and willing to spend more on their homes, Hunter Douglas has the products that will satisfy their needs and life style.

The new roller shades, The modern Vignette shades, the Duette Architella, the wooden shades Provenance and so many more, all available to our clients.

Watch the video below:

Hunter Douglas shades!

The most desired shades in the Chicago land area! for it’s energy saving features, quality, and elegance!

For a free estimate on all Hunter Douglas products, draperies, shades shutters and motorization call (630) 420-0800.

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Useful information about blinds to think about for your next window covering project!

When thinking about blinds, I think: neat, simple, orderly, compact, functional. They’re easy to clean, and they will give me full exposure of the window when I want a non-obstruced view.

Here are some general tips when selecting blinds:

  • Verticals or any vertical sheers will enhance the height of the room.
  • For vertical blinds, make sure to allow 3/4” clearance from the floor for easy traversing.
  • For Wood or Venetian blinds, consider the use of decorative tapes to add color, pattern, and that customized look to the room.
  • If vibrant colors are preferred, consider metal blinds. They are available in a wide array of colors, come cordless, and you can add tape to 2” slats for a rich, customized look. Make sure that the color of the metal blind is white to the street side, especially the front of the house, otherwise the facade of will not look unified.
  • Generally the smaller the slats, the less light comes in when they are open.
  • The top down feature is great for allowing some light in while maintaining privacy at the same time. This feature is ideal for cutting the sun glare when working on a computer. Now the cellular shades with the top down feature come with the cords hidden to the sides for a neater look that does not disturb the view.
  • Select cordless for child and pet safety.

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Below are selected videos for the many styles and options. Enjoy!

Your draperies, you loved them when they were installed, one year later, they accumulated dust! Oh no, what will you do?!

Whenever we finish an installation, I see the excitement of my clients. They are so excited and over joyed with their new treatment!

Draperies, blinds, shades and shutters, like any furniture in your home, will accumulate dust, and that will take away from their beauty and elegance. Here are some tips to help keep your window treatments looking as fresh as the day they were installed:

  • Feather dust, or use an unscented dryer sheet to dust them on a weekly basis just like you do with furniture.
  • You can vacuum if your vacuum has a low setting.Oonly use the hose to gently remove dust from the surface.
  • Compressed air can be used as well. Office Max, or any other office supply store carries the compressed air cans for cleaning electronic devices and computers. The compressed air is ideal for cleaning cellular shades, silhouettes and shades of that nature.
  • Dry cleaning: We recommend dry cleaning every 10 years. If the home owner is a smoker, or heavy cooking is performed close to the drapery area, I would recommend dry cleaning every 5-7 years.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning on site is ideal to keep your beautiful custom window covering looking fresh and as gorgeous as the day they were installed.

Cellular Shades: so many Choices!

Probably one of my favorites! Price wise, they are mid range, with many colors, sizes, and functions. They are one of the most functional, since you can have the top down/bottom up style, cordless for child safety, flipped vertically for patio doors, and motorized. They work very well for skylights. Cellular shades will protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays. The honey comb construction is very efficient and will help your space to retain the heat in the winter and the coolness in the summer and they look stunning with the various colors and fabrics.

As for colors and patterns, I chose the Persona shades to share with you, to show how versatile these shades are.