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    • Motorized Shades
      • Motorized blinds are a convenient way to control the amount of light that enters a room. With the touch of a button, you can open and close the blinds to let in natural sunlight or block it out completely

    • Roller Shades
      • Available in a variety of fabrics and materials and fully adjustable as all of our rollers are, our blackouts give you the choice of quickly transforming your home to a soothing midnight whenever you feel the need for complete peace and quiet.

    • Solar Shades
      • At Shadesco, we don’t believe that motorized solar shades have to be the cold, industrial feature that may otherwise mar the beauty of your living/working space.

    • Roman Shades
      • Our Roman Shades are easy to use and offer excellent light control. With one of the largest selections of fabrics in the New York City area, we have something to appeal to almost anyone’s taste.

    • Cellular/Pleated Shades
      • If you love the look of honeycomb shades but not necessarily need the insulation benefits, pleated shades will be your winner! We carry a wide selection of colors and fabric patterns. You can use pleated shades to provide light defusing, privacy or room darkening.

    • Woven Shades
      • Woven shades can provide the “finished look” to your home that says natural beauty, sophistication and functionality. Warm and family friendly, woven shades come in a variety of natural finishes and cordless control is also available for more active households with children or pets.

    • Wood Blinds
      • All of our wood blinds can be custom fit and installed to compliment any size opening and provide that soothing touch of elegance along with all the fingertip touch, sunlight control that you require to make your interiors glow.

    • Vertical Blinds
      • Easy to custom fit and install, verticals blinds will give your rooms the simple but precise light control you need along with the sharp style you desire.

    • Aluminum Blinds
      • A smart, economical selection for any type of workspace, aluminum is always a popular choice for your window treatment needs. Horizontal blinds or venetian blinds will always give your interiors the comfort you want along with that comforting minimalist look of maximum efficiency.

    • Window Shutters & Blinds
      • Eco-friendly and energy efficient thanks to the excellent insulation they provide, our window shutters blinds also come in both natural wood and recyclable polymer finishes, each of which will last for years as they perennially retain both their beauty and their utility.

    • Custom Curtain
      • When it comes to finding curtains and draperies in NYC, The Shade Company is your best resource. We’re proud to carry a large selection of various fabrics and styles in order to give you the elegant, casual, chic, contemporary, traditional or other look you’re after.

    • Motorized Curtains & Drapes
      • We offer few brands of Motorized Curtains and Drapes for your window options. We offer customization options for all of our products. Measuring & installation as well as motorization options are available.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Size Curtains for your Home

When it comes to curtains, there are so many choices available that choosing a pair that fits just right can seem overwhelming at times. Finding the right size of curtains doesn’t have to be difficult when you follow these easy tips when making your selection.

Choosing the Length

The length of your curtains is especially important, and will more than likely depend on the type of room you have. A good guideline to follow when choosing curtain length is that the more formal your room is, the longer your curtains should be. As such, you may want to choose floor length curtains for a formal dining room, but hang curtains that come to the sash in your living room or game room. For a romantic bedroom, allow the bottom of your curtains to pool gently on the floor beneath your window.

Covering Flaws

The right sized curtains can also help disguise any flaws in your windows. If your windows are too short, hang your rod slightly above the window frame to help lengthen it, and choose curtains that come to at least the bottom of the sash. For longer windows, hang a valance at the top with a single panel at the bottom to help break the length up somewhat.

If your windows are too wide, hang more than one panel across the width to help narrow it somewhat. Just be sure to hang an even number of panels if you plan on pulling the curtains back somewhat; otherwise, doing so may present an awkward appearance.

Widen narrow windows by hanging the curtains so that their edges come just to the inside of the frame, leaving as much glass exposed as possible. If the idea of open windows bothers you, add a sheer panel to the glass to provide a bit of coverage.

These are just a few tips you can use to find the right sized curtains for every window in your home. To find out more, contact us.

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