As discussed in previous posts, motorized window coverings are on the rise (no pun intended). Sales of motorized window treatments have spiked, as prices on motors have come down, and as customers have become more and more technologically inclined. But we won’t get in to all the reasons that motorized window coverings are great; instead, we’ll use this post to discuss which Skandia window coverings can be motorized.
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Aluminum blinds – often referred to as miniblinds – are still a very popular window…
Whether you know them as silhouette shades, Shangri-la shades, sheer horizontals, or horizontal sheers, we know one thing: we absolutely love them! Why do we love sheer horizontal shades? Keep reading to find out…
The custom window coverings industry is buzzing about transitional – or zebra – shades. They’re one of the hottest products on the market currently, but what the heck are they? As the name would imply, a zebra shade is a roller shade made of the finest hand-woven zebra hair.
A zebra shade is in many ways a hybrid of a venetian blind and a roller shade. A transitional/zebra shade features much of the same componentry as a roller shade, and it functions much in the same way that a roller shade does. From a purely functional standpoint, a transitional shade is very, very similar to a roller shade.
We get it. Vertical blinds aren’t the sexiest window treatment. Often overlooked, often underappreciated, vertical blinds – while not the sexiest – are some of the most practical window treatments around.
What makes vertical blinds so practical and why do we love them? We’ll tell you why below…
So you’ve decided on custom roller shades for your home. Great choice! But now you…
Ok, so you’ve decided that you absolutely need cellular shades (also called honeycomb shades) for your home or office. Whether you fell in love with their energy efficiency, their effectiveness in providing light control and privacy, or their intuitive lift systems, you certainly made a great decision! Now, you need to decide whether you want a single cell honeycomb shade or a double cell honeycomb shade.
Skandia recently introduced Solas – our decorative roller shade collection. We partnered with a European…
In a previous post, we discussed how to decide between wood shutters and vinyl shutters.…
Cellular shades – sometimes referred to as “honeycomb shades” – are the perfect choice for minimalist, sophisticated interiors. Skandia’s innovative cellular shades are engineered to absorb sound, trap air for energy efficiency, and reduce light gaps for a crisp, clean and contemporary appearance. Here are 8 reasons to love these stunning and functional window treatments:
Plantation shutters are one of the most popular products in the custom window coverings industry. So we feel confident that we’re not alone when we say that we love plantation shutters! Below we’ll tell you exactly why we love plantation shutters so much!
Motorized window treatments are one of the hottest segments of the custom window coverings industry! In this post, we examine the reasons why motorized shades are so popular, and why you’ll want to consider them for your home or office.
Create a casual yet elegant ambiance throughout your space with naturally beautiful custom woven wood shades. Made from hand-selected fibers of bamboos, grass, rattan, reeds, jute and woods, Skandia’s Melhanna Woven Wood Shades are sure to give your room a charming, natural look and feel. We love woven wood shades, and you should to! Here are just a few reasons why:
Motorized window treatments are perhaps the hottest segment of the industry. In a previous blog, we discussed why you should motorize your custom window fashions, and in this blog we’ll discuss three trends that we’re seeing within the motorization segment.
When considering new product lines, additions to our existing product lines, and even subtractions to our product lines, we carefully consider the prevailing design trends. In this blog, we’ll share some of the trends that we’ve seen recently. To see some of these trends in action, take a look at our Ideas & Inspiration page.
When it comes time to purchase custom horizontal blinds, the debate rages on amongst many a homeowner that simply can’t decide between wood blinds or faux wood blinds. This post will discuss some of the pros and cons of wood and faux wood blinds, but the truth is that there is no bad choice! Wood blinds may make more sense for one application than do faux wood blinds, or vice versa. The best selection simply depends on your application.