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How to choose a new window covering for your home

How to choose a new window covering for your home

When a person is buying a home they don't always find exactly what they are looking for. The decor is often non existent and any ideas you have to fit your style can be difficult for some because of the layout or orientation of the room. While browsing the internet I discovered some easy steps on how to select a window treatment that can really compliment your space.

1. Go Simple

Strip away heavy window coverings and replace them with simple window shades.

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High QualityWindow Shades by Ostanding

High QualityWindow Shades by Ostanding

Ostanding is a home decor company who specializes in window treatments. What sets them apart from any other home décor company is the extreme attention to detail when creating their high quality products. From the option to fully customize your own set of window shades to their cost effective idea to use digital sublimation has made them one of the top-ranked home décor companies. Ostanding is a company who is dedicated to both the details within their work, as well as keeping up with the latest in art and fashion trends. This is how they offer exclusive designs and an added bonus of digital printing in order to ensure that a customer’s unique window shades are designed with care and precision. Not only are their window shades chic and stylish, but they are also eco-friendly and long-lasting. As if Ostanding couldn’t get any better, customers will also have access to a wide range of colors, material, designs, and print sizes. Even their roman shades are offered in large sizes, which is extremely rare to find in most retail stores. 

Ostanding invites everyone to try out their custom roman shades. Customers have an extended selection of designs and patterns to choose from. If none of ready-made designs go with the design of a customer’s home, then they also have the option of uploading a photo of their own. This allows for a more personal touch to be added into the home. There are a variety of pre-made templates to choose from, each with its own specific style. Ostanding offers designs for all types of personalities and styles, from hip-hop to southern comfort, funky to subtle and classy. No matter what a customer’s style is, Ostanding has shade that will match just that. 

Nothing says high quality like a perfectly printed shade that you designed. This is the very reason why Ostanding uses digital printing (rather than roller-dye printing) in order to print its high class shades. With the use of its state of the art digital sublimation processes and the lack of “shortcuts” when making their shades (i.e. each creation process is handled with the utmost care and attention for a great quality finish). There is an easy difference between the printing processes of Ostanding and that of other retail companies in that Ostanding’s window shades are flawlessly printed, allowing for a crispy and highly detail piece of art…..art a customer will be happy to hang on its windows for the world to see.

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How to Measure Windows Accurately before Installing Window Treatments

How to Measure Windows Accurately before Installing Window Treatments

If you are doing some decorating in your home, or in your office, then there is a good chance that you are going to be installing some new window treatments. Window treatments include shades, blinds, shutters, draperies, curtains, and valances. You cannot buy the correct window treatments unless you have the correct measurements of your window opening.

Ostanding.com sells custom made window shades. You can get roller shades and Roman shades alike that have images you provide printed on the fabric that makes them up. You must provide Ostanding the correct window measurements in order for them to make you the correct shades for your window. You need to provide the height of the window you are buying the shade for and the width of the window.

To get the height of the window you need to measure from the top of the window to the bottom of the window. Before you make these measurements, you must decide if you are going to install the window shades on the inside of the window sill or the outside of the window casing. 

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How to Choose Window Treatments for your Home

How to Choose Window Treatments for your Home

There are several different window treatments that can be applied to the windows in your home. You can have curtains, you can have shades, and you can leave the windows bare. When you start to choose shades, you can get them made from wood, bamboo, fabric, and plastic. You can get roller shades, or Roman shades, or shades with slats, or shades with solid pieces. How do you choose which type of shade will be appropriate for your needs?

First, you have to consider what the room you are placing the window treatment in is used for. A kitchen requires considerably lighter  than a baby nursery does. You must know what activities will be taking place in the room in order to determine the amount of light that will be needed. Then you can narrow your window treatment selection down according to the amount of light the room needs, and that the treatment provides.

You then have to decide what function the window in the room serves. Some windows are put in place for the additional light they can provide. Picture windows often serve the purpose of letting more light enter a room. Some windows are strategically placed so that they can be opened and allow the breeze from outside to enter the room. Some windows are placed so that they can allow odors trapped inside the home to be allowed to escape. You must know what the purpose of the window is so that you can decide what window treatment to use on it. You do not want to block a window with heavy draperies or shutters if you need that window to provide light. You also do not want to apply floor length draperies over a window that serves to allow the breeze to enter because the draperies would need to be open to allow the breeze inside the room.

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How to Install Window Shades Properly

How to Install Window Shades Properly

Ostanding.com can help you to have complete control over the amount of light that enters your home by providing you with a custom made window shade that fits your window to perfection. Not all windows are the exact same size, and if you truly want to gain control over the sunlight filtering in through yours, you must get shades that are designed to fit them perfectly.

Check the manufacturing packaging that the shade arrived in so that you can ascertain whether or not you have all of the appropriate hardware with your shade to attach it properly. Read the instructions carefully from start to finish before you begin to mark the area where the supports must be mounted.

Gather all of the appropriate tools before you start to install the frames. You will need a tape measure, you will need a screwdriver. It will likely be a Phillips screwdriver that is needed to put the screws in with, but often you need a flat head screwdriver to remove the tabs that hide the position of the screws in the mounting bracket.

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