The recent recall of more than 50 million roman shades and roll-up blinds has once again brought the topic of window treatment safety into the public’s eye. According the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 200 infants and young children have died due to accidental strangulation in window covering cords since 1990. [Read more...]
Motorization: PowerRise Battery-operated or Hardwired Window Shades for Commercial or Residential Needs
When looking to motorize your window treatments either commercially or in your home, there are multiple options from which to choose: battery-operated motorization and hardwired motorization. At Ross Howard Designs, when people come to our Dallas showroom, we work hard to make sure each customer understands both motorization options clearly so they can make the best choice for their needs. [Read more...]
From Window Treatments to Upholstery to the Latest Trends – Avoid These Major Interior Design Mistakes
To turn your home into your dream home takes a lot of work and just the right touch of creative flair. If you’re considering a makeover for your entire home, or even for just a single room, avoid the following common interior design mistakes.
Purchasing Before Planning
As with any project, home design requires up-front planning. Too many people pick out their favorite pieces first, then try to force-fit them into a plan. The best room design strategy is to consider the space you have available first, then take your time determining the best use of that space. [Read more...]
These days, you have more window treatment choices than ever before. How do you know what type of window coverings will work best in your home? Focus on the following factors to help you select the besst window fashions.
Window treatment type
Window treatments come in a very large variety of types and styles. The most popular are shutters, shades, blinds, toppers and draperies. Each of these types serves a specific purpose and creates a particular style. Plantation shutters, for example, have a classic air that can complement décor types from rustic to European. Blinds work well with contemporary and traditional décors. The large variety of available shades can complement any interior trend or style. Custom draperies and toppers – either standing alone or paired with another window covering – can create a unique look all its own. [Read more...]
Outdoor solar screens can help keep you cool during the summer, whether you’re enjoying fresh air outside or staying inside.
Protection on Your Patio or Deck
During the summer months here in Dallas, being in the shade is sometimes the only way to stay comfortable outside. Exterior shade systems can turn a patio into an extension of your home, even during the hottest times of the year. Exterior shades and awnings create shade on your deck and patio for entertaining or relaxing. Very practical and easy to operate, exterior solar shades are also very fashionable as well. [Read more...]