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Interior Design Tips

Contemporary Style with Metallic Decor

Contemporary Style with Metallic Decor wjfigw4q3

Metals are topping the style lists these days, as both runways and interior design showrooms are offering up the most unique looks using metallic decor. Mixed metals in a variety of finishes are bringing a dynamic look to homes. Whether you enjoy the contemporary glow of shining metals, or the darker finishes that lead to an industrial look, there is something for everyone. Create your own individual look by adding wood, glass or fabrics in combination with your metallic decor. From the walls to the windows, and from the floor to the ceiling, we have ideas for you to find your favorite accents. Visit one of the Metropolitan Window Fashions showrooms, and our design consultants will help you discover the styles and pieces that will make your home shine with design elements you love.

Boast Industrial Design with Metallic Decor

metallic decor window blindsThe industrial look is such a popular style in decorating homes, from small accents to larger pieces of artwork and furniture. Mixed with wood, metallic decor can feature any finish–often a variety–to create the perfect look for your home. We love what they have done in this contemporary kitchen with two different types of metals being used for seating. The light fixture adds to the industrial design, while the canisters contrast with a brightness that lightens the space. Extending into the dining room, the frames of the artwork offer the similar metallic decor of the window blinds in the kitchen for complementary styling. The kitchen is a natural space to bring in metallic decor, as appliances can blend with this look easily.

Small Accents Add Dynamic Style

metallic decor window blindsMetallic decor can bring big style to your space, even in small amounts. Adding just a glimmer, the lamp featured in this living room brings a contemporary feel to the room. Turning a seemingly traditional coffee table into a modern marvel, the metal legs make this piece simple, yet stylish. Aluminum window blinds offer view-through while maintaining privacy. The modern precious metals window blinds in this picture bring lifestyle function with metallic decor to finish the look of this living room. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, our Hunter Douglas products will bring a contemporary look to your home with metallic finishes and metal materials that not only add style, but substantial function to your life.

Metallic Walls Mix with Beautiful Fabrics

Wallpaper and paint can add a beautiful backdrop for your home that brings in the essence of metallic decor to mix well with other design elements. Like in this bedroom, the fabrics liven the space while the wallpaper adds a quiet elegance. The mirror side table offers another layer of metallic decor for contemporary styling. The entire space comes together for an incredibly unique look. The design consultants at Metropolitan Window Fashions can help you find decor that will offer an elegant feel while still creating a contemporary space. This month, we have special offers on fabrics that can help you add upholstery and accents to your home for the look you’ve been dreaming of.

Do you want to add the unique look of metallic decor to your home? We have ideas and inspiration waiting for you in our showrooms. Whether you are considering paint or wallpaper, window blinds, shades or window treatments, or accents of fabrics and upholstery, we can help. Our design consultants can come right to you with samples and advice to help you create the look you’ve always wanted. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation.

What Are the Best Shades for Windows That Face East? West?

What Are the Best Shades for Windows That Face East? West? wjfigw4q3

Your home is full of its own unique characteristics–the little idiosyncrasies may be what you love most. But what if some of the attributes of your home are wreaking havoc in your life?  Your windows play a big part in your comfort level at home. The direction your windows face set the atmosphere in every room. If you don’t have the right window shades, you’re probably a victim of drafts, heat, and intense sun…but, you don’t have to be! Understanding the location of your windows and what they need will create comfort and convenience in your home and your life. Here’s what to consider when choosing the best shades for windows that face east, west, north or south.


Best Shades for Windows that face any directionYou love starting the morning with beautiful light flowing into your home. As it illuminates your day, you radiate energy and productivity. Plus, there’s nothing like the feeling of those warm rays shining in to take the chill off after a long, winter night. Then, ten o’clock rolls around, and you’re dying! While you might enjoy some time in the sauna at the spa, it’s not what you want in your living room or office! Perspiring, frustrated, and drained, you search for a place to escape. When you’re considering the best shades for windows that face east, you want energy-efficient shades that filter the sun’s rays. This way you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of natural light, but eliminate blinding glare and intense heat. Also, PowerView motorization is a feature that you won’t want to refuse. With its latest innovation, the PowerView App uses GPS data to determine sunrise times in your area so you can schedule your shades to move automatically based on when the sun will rise. Everyday, you can wake up and go about your morning in the perfect atmosphere without having to do anything!


Best Shades for Windows that face any directionAs the day draws to a close, you look forward to a quiet evening at home or a lively night of entertaining. Your floor-to-ceiling windows show off the stunning sight of sunset colors and landscape–the perfect backdrop for whatever you have planned. While the view is grand, the atmosphere is probably not. In the winter, you deal with cold drafts as storms flow in from the west, and, in the summer, unyielding sun has been heating up the place since noon. Not only that, but harsh glare might make you want to watch TV on your phone, hide in your closet or pass out sunglasses at the door when your party guests arrive. The best shades for windows that face west knock out all of these problems. They should offer energy-efficiency to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home–no matter the weather outside. Shades with directional vanes and filtered sheers will maximize your view and minimize that horrible glare. For large-scale windows, selecting top-down bottom-up operation makes balancing light and view preferences simple, and so does PowerView motorization. On top of automatically adjusting your shades according to the ever-changing sunset time in your area, PowerView features the Pebble remote and PowerView App for operating hard to reach windows easily.

North and South

Best Shades for Windows that face any directionRooms with north- and south-facing windows might be the ones you run to in your quest to elude the discomforts of spaces with east- and west-facing windows. While free of the issues associated with direct sunlight, these windows are not immune to problems. They can make you feel like you’re living in a cave and are often tormented by wind and weather. When selecting the best shades for windows that face north and south, look for shades with vanes that can be easily adjusted to pull in natural light. This will give you the best possible daylighting and bring you out of the cave. Ensure that they have insulating properties, too. You’ll be thankful for that layer of protection against the cold and heat that comes in from just outside your windows. Your gratitude will only increase if you choose PowerView motorization. If you travel often or spend a lot of time away from home, you’ll love being able to operate your shades from anywhere in the world with the PowerView App. The ability to schedule your shades to create the optimal atmosphere in your unique spaces automatically throughout the day is just icing on the cake.

Make the most of your windows–whatever direction they face. Control light, manage temperature, and add convenience to transform and enhance your home as well as your life. With so many great options from Hunter Douglas, finding the best shades for windows that face east, west, north, or south can be tricky. That’s why we’re here! We’d love to guide you through our selection of shades and help you find the ones that are right for your home’s unique window locations and needs. So, contact our team at Metropolitan Window Fashions for a free, in-home consultation.

Guest Room Retreat + Ideas for the Perfect Welcome

Guest Room Retreat + Ideas for the Perfect Welcome wjfigw4q3

If you’ve ever stayed at someone else’s home, you know there are mixed feelings. It’s gracious that they invite you to stay, but it can be hard to experience overall comfort when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. It doesn’t have to be. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know you’ll want to create the perfect sanctuary as a home-away-from-home for your guests this holiday. Your guests will have been traveling, possibly by air. There isn’t a lot of room to bring extras, and they won’t have the time to pick up the ‘little things’ they might like to have on hand. We’ve come up with a list of guest-savvy ideas to make their upcoming stay one of the best they’ve ever had.

Welcome Them with Treats.

Chances are, your guests are going to be exhausted after the day’s travels. Arriving to a fresh bouquet of flowers is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face. And how about food? The trip to the store will have to wait until the following day. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy snacks and drinks. Unless your guest is a very close, personal friend or family member, helping themselves to your fridge or pantry is not going to happen, even if they’re hungry. Remove the challenge by having an already-packed gift bag full of treats in your guest room. It’s a welcome surprise, but one that’s priceless. Generally, the rule is a gift bag for each visitor. If you’re not sure what to pack, stick to these essentials: two bottles of water, a salty snack, a sweet treat, a pack of gum or mints and a piece of fruit like a banana or an apple.

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Take Care of the Kids.

Visiting friends and relatives feels like a vacation–being away from your daily life, finally getting quality time with the people you love. But staying in someone else’s home can be stressful–especially if there are children present. You may already know this, but the best thing to do is to PUT AWAY anything breakable. Think of it as a minimalist look. Borrowing or buying some books, open-ended building toys, or even Play Doh, will keep little ones busy. You can easily replace a timeless, expensive piece of decor from your coffee table, and replace it with something like Citiblocks–even the adults may enjoy creating with these toys. Find out about local play places or museums so they have something to look forward to during their stay. Ask the parents ahead of time for snack and food ideas. Stocking your pantry with items for little ones will keep them happy throughout their visit.

Create a Sanctuary.

Being on vacation can be relaxing and restorative, but it can also be difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep in unfamiliar surroundings. Be sure to make extra pillows and blankets available. It’s also time to consider your window coverings. You’ll want to make sure the window shades you choose for your guest room feature room-darkening for a quality night of sleep. Privacy and energy efficiency are a must, as you want your guests to be as comfortable as possible. Make your guest room look like a beautiful haven of relaxation so your guests feel spoiled from the time they arrive. Custom bedding and beautiful fabrics will add just the right finish for an elegant space. Right now, we have an amazing offer for sheer fabrics that will fill your guest room with graceful sophistication.

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Provide Bathroom Necessities.

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays, don’t forget that this will be your guests’ home during their stay, and a prepared bathroom is a must. Get your bathroom ‘guest-ready’ before they arrive. Set out extra towels, washcloths–even toilet paper–so they don’t need to ask for them. A hamper is a great item to provide in your guest bathroom or bedroom. Traveling is tough, and even harder with kids. Your guests will appreciate the organization and forethought that they are welcome to have laundry done while staying with you. For bathroom necessities, it’s nice to offer them the shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, hair dryer, shaving cream and toothpaste they might need. Take a look at the window coverings in your guest bathroom. Do they let in enough natural light while also providing privacy? Both are important. It may time to invest in window coverings that feature top-down bottom-up operation so your guests can have the best of both worlds.

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Be the Concierge.

One thing is certain–no matter how much planning goes into something, there’s always more to do. How many times have you tried to get everything done before you left on vacation, only to end up extremely stressed in the process? Ensure that your guests are as stress-free as possible by scheduling their “extras” after they arrive. Let them be pampered during their time with you, instead of trying to rush around before they travel. Find out what they could really use–a manicure, a pedicure, a massage, a hair appointment. Happy guests will enjoy their time with you that much more.

Is your guest room ready? Right now, Metropolitan Window Fashions has promotions that will help you make your guest room all it can be. From tremendous savings on window shades, to incredible offers toward creating custom decor with Fabricut fabrics, you’ll have fun and save money. Create a guest room they’ll never want to leave, and make it a vacation they’ll never forget. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.

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An Energy Efficient Home: Tips & Tricks for You

An Energy Efficient Home: Tips & Tricks for You wjfigw4q3

With the brisk chill in the air, we can’t help but deny the truth. Winter is coming. It’s November, and if you’ve procrastinated–like I have–your home may not be as winter-ready as you’d like. We could blame it on the beautiful, seemingly rare, extended autumn we’ve seen here in the east–I did just plant tulips this past weekend–but it’s probably just human nature to put off preparing for the inevitable. It also may seem a bit daunting to tackle tasks we only do once or twice a year. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we want to make this time of year easier for you. We have some tips, tricks and a few great resources for you, as you try to create and energy efficient home–or at least increase the kind of warmth and coziness you’re going to love in the midst of the coming winter.


Pull out those sweaters–and other ways to stay warm.

Did you know that a light sweater can save 1-2% on your heating bill, and a heavy one can save 3-4%? A sweater, or even a scarf, will let you keep the temperature of your home slightly cooler without feeling cold. Make yourself a cup of coffee, light a fire, get those cozy blankets out of the closet, and know you are starting a trend for a more energy efficient home. Talk about energy savings that you can feel! Here are some other ways you can increase the energy efficiency in your home.

Reverse Your Fan.

energy efficient homeDo yourself a favor–lie down under your ceiling fan. Is it turning counter-clockwise? That’s the summer setting, and you should be able to feel the breeze. Now flip the little switch on the side of the fan to make it go clockwise for a more energy efficient home. Remember when you learned that hot air rises? You want all the hot air moving around the room, so the key is to adjust your fan–simply at the lowest settings–to get that air moving, not just stuck up at ceiling height.

Bring Technology Into the Mix.

energy efficient homeWe live in a smart world. And making an energy efficient home can be as easy as the push of a button with the latest devices. The Nest thermostat is in its third generation, and the intuitive technology even adjusts your preferences as the season’s change. Speaking of transforming your home with intelligence that goes beyond simple motorization…PowerView automated window shades will bring incredible savings, offering you the energy efficient home you are dreaming of. With the capability to set programmable scenes and schedules that meet your lifestyle, it’s like having a personal assistant to take care of the atmosphere of your home this winter.

Cozy It Up. 

energy efficient homeAir is constantly moving, and when the warm air in your home brushes up against the cool air right outside your windows, the temperature inside your home drops. Insulation at the window is key to keeping the temperature consistent and cozy. You don’t need new windows–it’s a huge investment, and we’re here to tell you, it probably won’t give you the results you are looking for. Cellular technology is the answer to an energy efficient home. The honeycomb design of Duette shades provides amazing insulation. The warm air of your home is trapped in pockets that protect against the cold of winter. No more draft, no more money just flying out the…window. And the style is amazing. With fabrics and materials that will add sophistication and elegance, you can’t go wrong. And our Season of Style Sale is on right now with incredible savings for you.


The beauty of your landscape will be a dynamic backdrop this winter. Have you thought about adding custom drapes or top treatments to your windows for style and function? The fabric choices will add sophistication and luxury to your home, while the light control, UV protection and privacy will completely transform the space. Right now, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, we are offering promotions that will have your windows looking spectacular this season, while your energy efficient home boasts consistent, comfortable temperatures. From special savings on the beauty of Fabricut Fabrics, to amazing sales and rebates off of our most popular window shades, you will be saving money while enjoying the warmth of your home. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation today!

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Trending Fabric Patterns: How to Make Them Work in Your Home

Trending Fabric Patterns: How to Make Them Work in Your Home wjfigw4q3

Are you looking for a way to freshen up your decor? It’s all about the fabrics. Window treatments, accent pillows, upholstery, bedding–all of these pieces add to the beauty and style of your home. If you’re craving a style upgrade, but you’re not quite sure what’s included in the latest trends–or how to incorporate it into your home, we can help. We have searched through the latest trending fabric patterns to find our favorites. From mixing patterns to artistic inspiration, we’ve got all the latest styles. And during the month of November, we are offering the designer styling of Fabricut Fabrics with a promotion of 20% off. Enjoy the beauty of your home with trending fabric patterns that add just the right look at an affordable price. What could be better?

Mix it up.

trending fabric patterns accent pillowsMixing fabrics. When it’s done right, nothing looks better. This is an area where it really helps to have a second pair of eyes on the project. After looking at multiple fabrics for any length of time, it’s easy for you to feel overwhelmed. When mixing fabrics, you’re going to want to combine at least three pieces for the ultimate look. Then, try to focus on the following design elements when combining trending fabric patterns: Size, Color and Print. Did you ever play The Attribute Game as a kid? The basic idea was to make a train, one shape after another, with one attribute remaining the same while you changed the remaining ones. It’s the same thing when mixing fabrics. Start with one element–such as color scheme–and change up the size and print. Maybe opt for a tiny version of the original, or even a completely different pattern, but stay with the original color scheme. You’ll be amazed at what you can create. This month, you have the opportunity to save on Fabricut Fabrics for your next project. Browse through our selection of amazing fabrics to find the perfect pieces for your coordinated look.

Go bold.

luxury bedding trending fabric patternsWe recently featured an article about Red–the latest trend in going bold with color. While red may not be for you, a color scheme that features a strong color as the star of the show can highlight your decor in a stunning way. Much like mixing patterns, make sure to combine at least three or more pieces into the design scheme for a put-together look. We love how the backdrop of this royal blue wall is enhanced by trending fabric patterns and colors: The floral fabric of the chair, the blue pillows. The colors coordinate, but aren’t perfectly matched to one another. And the range of whites in this bedroom…there’s a reason whites have marched to the front of the fashion scene this year. Sophisticated, yet subtle, the monochromatic patterns and textures of the pillows and bedding adds a dramatic style statement.

Bring nature in.

top treatments trending fabric patternsFlorals, branches, birds…these elements are adding a light-hearted, charismatic feel to interior design. These trending fabric patterns bring a sense of calm, as the serenity of the outside world adds harmony throughout your home. At your windows, these elements seem to usher in your beautiful landscape, extending the natural world into your living space. Fabrics that offer artistic, natural scenes provide the opportunity to pull colors that coordinate for a perfect look. The soft blues and yellows seen in small accents on these window treatments set the stage for stunning design as other elements of the bedroom are highlighted. Fabricut Fabrics can create the perfect look for your home, with trimmings and details for top treatments, window treatments, upholstery and bedding.

Are you ready to bring the latest styles into your home with trending fabric patterns? We’d love to help. Our design consultants will help you narrow your favorites to bring a whole new look to your home. From window treatments to accent pillows, the possibilities are endless. And during the month of November, you can save 20% when you select Fabricut Fabrics for your next project. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.

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Go Bold with Red Decor

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It’s been almost two decades since the latest color trend swept the decor scene, but now it’s back in a whole new way. Red: Vibrant, sharp and full of personality, this color scheme will bring a bold look, full of energy and pizazz. Would you love to incorporate this gorgeous hue into your home, but you’re not sure how to do it? You have to trust yourself. Decorating your home is a very personal endeavor, and what works for one person may not work for someone else. That’s why, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, our design experts work closely with you to listen to your needs, find inspiration and help you create a space that speaks volumes of what makes you happy. Are you ready to add the bold look of red decor to your home? Take a look at a few ways you can bring in this season’s hottest color, and then give us a call–we’d love to help make your next project a success.

Small Accents for a Big Effect

Sometimes the best way to add color to your home is in the accents. And with red decor, a little can go a long way. We love the way this living room is decorated with just small touches of such a vibrant color. A few carefully selected accent pillows, wispy florals and one perfectly bright tea set add personality to the classic tradition of this space. Bringing it all together is the area rug, which adds comfort and style. When choosing an area rug for your living room, size is a big consideration. Remember that all surrounding furniture should have at least the front legs on the rug.

Shining Finish for Dramatic Appeal

This season, the bold look of red decor is paired well with high gloss finishes for a truly customized look. If you are trying to create a contemporary space with lots of personality, look no further than a glistening luster. Combine that polished look with red decor, and glamour will fill your home. This can be done in two ways–both shown in this photograph. Red accents, like the sculpted artwork on the counter, are easy to incorporate if you’re not sure how much red you want. Bigger foundational pieces, like this countertop and backsplash, add such a striking look to this kitchen–perfect for a modern space.

Go Red for Soothing Luxury

Red decor can be bold and bright.  Red can also be deeply rich and warm.  There can be serenity when a room is filled with this beautiful hue. It envelops you with soothing energy. One of the best things about red is how easily it can pair with contrasting colors for a truly personalized look. Bring in soft turquoise for chic styling, or the dramatic distinction that comes when adding black and white–you can’t go wrong with the eye-catching background of red.

Red decor. It’s back with a mixture of strength and beauty, and we can’t help but be drawn into this powerful design trend. This season, we want to help you figure out how to make it your own. Our design experts are ready to guide you with a selection of fabrics, custom window treatments and design elements to help you create the space you’ve always wanted. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.

Home for the Holidays–Get Your Home Ready with Custom Decor

Home for the Holidays–Get Your Home Ready with Custom Decor wjfigw4q3

The holidays are just around the corner. It’s hard to believe there are only 5 more Fridays before Thanksgiving. If you want to get your home ready for those holiday gatherings with personal, custom decor, Metropolitan Window Fashions is your one stop shop! Whether you are looking to provide dynamic light and style with custom drapes, window coverings and decorative hardware, or add a stunning scene in your dining room with custom upholstery, we would love to help. Our design experts are ready to help you create the perfect scene just in time for those upcoming gatherings. And the special savings we have will complete the look of your home with custom decor. But don’t wait–that unique look you are dreaming of takes time. Contact our team today!

Custom Upholstery

custom decor custom upholsteryIt’s coming up on that time of year when friends and family come together to share a delicious meal, thoughtful gifts and wonderful memories. Make your home the backdrop of these special moments with custom decor that will let you relax, sit back and even put your feet up for a snooze after that turkey dinner. We are talking about custom upholstery. There’s no better way to customize a space in your home than choosing fabrics with the patterns, colors and textures that speak to your heart. Whether you are adding custom upholstery to a well-loved piece of furniture, or simply changing up the design scheme of your home, this custom decor will add eye-catching style as your guests settle in for their time with you. During the month of October, we are offering 20% off Robert Allen fabrics and 20% off custom labor on your upholstery project. Twice the savings for unlimited style!

Custom Drapes

custom drapes custom decor custom window coveringsNo holiday gathering would be complete without the right ambiance. With custom curtains and drapes, you will set a dramatic scene in your home with fabrics that heighten the style and light control that you can adjust, no matter the time of day. The layered look is one of our favorite style trends–like the beauty of a custom blinds or shades that diffuse the natural light–while the custom drapes in your favorite color scheme and design frame the window. Add top treatments such as cornice boards or valances for sophisticated style. This month, you can receive special savings on custom window treatments with the purchase of fabric blinds or shades for that exquisite layered look! And the savings continue with sheers fabrics by the foot and 20% Robert Allen fabrics. Get the look you’ve always wanted with these elements of custom decor.

Custom Window Coverings

custom decor solera soft roman shadesHunter Douglas’ Season of Style is on–and the savings are the best we’ve seen! Just in time for your upcoming holiday celebrations, you can receive incredible savings on top-of-the-line window shades for your home. This beautiful addition of custom decor will personalize your space as you choose from some of the most popular window shades, like Vignette Roman Shades and Pirouette Window Shades. Amazing benefits of light control, privacy and UV protection will guard your home from the elements. If you’re thinking about our anticipated winter and colder temperatures, with the beauty of Duette window shades and Solera Soft Roman Shades, you also get high levels of energy efficiency. With so many styles, features and fabrics to choose from, get that custom look you are wanting for this holiday season. This month, ask about our free cordless upgrade.

There’s no better time than now to upgrade the style of your home with custom decor. And there’s no better time to save. It seems too early to be talking about Christmas and Hannukah, but they’re on their way! At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know the customization process can take time with the handcrafted care put into your design elements. That’s why we are offering such amazing savings–to get you in the holiday mood! You want your home to be the perfect setting this holiday season. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation.

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3 Tips for the Perfect Dining Room Decor

3 Tips for the Perfect Dining Room Decor wjfigw4q3

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to make those changes you’ve been dreaming of for your Dining Room. Regardless of your personal style, there are constant elements of design that should be considered. We have 3 tips for you as you begin the process of updating, upgrading or doing a whole Dining Room makeover.

#1 Create ambiance.

Lighting is probably one of the most important elements of room design when you consider the atmosphere of your Dining Room. The key is to keep it soft. No one wants to eat in the dark, but having glaring light is a put off as well. For the perfect atmosphere, you have a few choices. Adjustable overhead lighting–a chandelier or light fixture–that is on a dimmer will be an excellent choice. Spread the light and add to your Dining Room decor with lamps on a side table for style elements and function. Some dining rooms feature recessed lighting that functions on another switch to add or remove light based on circumstance. And last, but not least, your window treatments play a big role in atmosphere–both in style and function. Layering custom drapes over sheer window coverings will heighten the style of your Dining Room decor while setting up the perfect ambiance.


#2 Make it comfortable.

Depending on the size of your dining room space, your choices for furnishings will vary. In a small space, a round or oval table will add intimacy for quaint dining. Comfort is important–you want your guests to settle in and concentrate on enjoying the food and the company, not the distraction of having to shift in their seats. Upholstered seating adds dynamic style and can soften the feel of your dining space. If you have a dining room that is large enough to offer space for extra seating, a conversation spot is a great addition–two beautiful chairs angled towards each other with a small table in between. It’s the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine and quiet conversation after dinner. These side chairs can add unique design characteristics to your Dining Room decor.


#3 Surround yourself with beauty.

Memories and cherished moments will fill your upcoming holidays. Make your home environment one that surrounds you with the beauty you love. Making your Dining Room decor personal will allow you to feel a sense of peace and relaxation. Sweeping the organizational world right now with transformative anticipation, Marie Kondo’s book, the life-changing magic of tidying up, tells us not just to discard what is not needed or loved, but more importantly, surround yourself with what fills you with joy. Walls, designed with a relaxing color, or a pop of vibrancy will set the tone of the room. Artwork, accent pieces, a mirror–these items will add to your Dining Room decor to help you create your own personal, joy-filled space. Find inspiration with contemporary trends, like the asian-inspired accent of Ginger Jars, or check out our Pinterest page for ideas that spark your imagination. No matter what you love, we can help you make your design dreams a reality–and the best part is we do it for free with complimentary in-home consultations.

The holidays are coming. Style your home with the perfect Dining Room decor to make those gatherings extra special this year. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we love helping you find exactly what you need to put together a beautiful look. Unique design elements, custom upholstery, custom drapes and window coverings will add just the right dining room decor for your upcoming holiday moments. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation.

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Enjoy a Personal Stylist for Your Home–And It’s Free!

Enjoy a Personal Stylist for Your Home–And It’s Free! wjfigw4q3

Have you ever dreamt of living in a space that was the perfect combination of atmosphere, style, comfort and function? Would you love to have an expert designer that listens to what you want and offers valuable advice and inspiration that fits exactly what you’re looking for? Metropolitan Window Fashions will send you a personal stylist for your home. The best part? It’s free. No risk, but all the benefits. You will be on your way to the space you’ve always wanted. You just have to take a chance on us.


Fabrics of Every Color, Texture & Pattern


Personal stylist custom fabricsWalk into any store–the patterns, textures and colors range from soothing to invigorating. What looks are you loving right now? The striking appearance of stripes, or the sheen of metallics? How about the rustic look of burlap, or the airy feel of linens? Our immense selection of fabrics will allow your own personal stylist the opportunity to put together design elements in your favorite colors, patterns and textures. From unique fabrics, to those commonly seen in stores, we’ve got them. No project is too big or too small. Right now, you have the opportunity to enjoy incredible savings with fabrics that can give your home a whole new look: Robert Allen fabrics are 20% off during the month of October.

Custom Window Treatments for Style, Function & Form


personal stylist custom shutters custom window treatmentsNothing sets an awe-inspiring scene quite like custom window treatments. Adjustable light control, filtered daylighting, beautiful fabrics, stylish form–just a few of the benefits that create atmosphere and a polished look for your home. And your personal stylist will come to you for a design consultation to find out just what fashion, form and function will fit your decor and your lifestyle. From the classic look of hardwood plantation shutters, to the contemporary appeal of Silhouettes–with soft fabrics and sheer backing that offer an ambient glow and dynamic view-through, your personal stylist will be there for you with samples, idea books and expert advice.

Custom Curtains, Custom Upholstery & Custom Design


personal stylist custom curtains custom upholsteryYou might be ready for a whole new look, and you just don’t know where to start. That’s where a personal stylist will be a dream come true. Listening to what you like–and don’t like–a personal stylist can take your inspiration and turn it into a vision of perfection. And the beauty of Metropolitan Window Fashions is that we do it all. From custom curtains to Sherwin Williams paint, we can see your room makeover through from A to Z. Looking to enhance a well-loved piece of furniture for a fresh, new look? We make it look easy–even offering you custom labor on upholstery during the month of October. A personal stylist will be able to recommend beautiful design elements while guiding you to savings that you’ll love.  


Have you been dreaming of a home that features a put-together look, while catering to your lifestyle? We have the perfect solution. Your experience with a personal stylist from Metropolitan Window Fashions will transform your home and your life. It’s free–no hassle, no risk, all the rewards. Contact our team for your free, in-home consultation today!

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East Meets West with Ginger Jars–the Perfect Addition to Your Decor

East Meets West with Ginger Jars–the Perfect Addition to Your Decor wjfigw4q3

In a beautiful exhibition, full of life and teaming with history, the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured impactful art and alluring design. China Through the Looking Glass was a storytelling showcase of the inspiration of Chinese culture on the Western World through fashion, art and decor. Since the event recently concluded, our team at Metropolitan Window Fashions NYC decided to bring you our favorite examples of ginger jars–an absolute must when considering a beautiful piece for your home. Traditionally recognized in blue and white–functioning as a storage container–the contemporary version has much more to offer.

Green with Envy

A statement is made with this green ginger jar, featuring a geometric pattern that catches the eye’s attention and complements contemporary decor. Adding immediate style–this one even offers functional storage–ginger jars bring such charm to a space–think “Perpetual Conversation Starter.”


Details in the Design

We love this contemporary twist on old world charm, as the intricate detailing of the geometric shape cutouts draw the eye in mesmerizing blue. The modern look of metallic sheen on the cabinetry adds striking appeal to the neutral color scheme, for the perfect combination of East meets West.As an added detail, the towel on display brings tradition into the space with the original bright blue and white ‘ginger jars’ pattern.


Styling for Subtle Sophistication

Calm, with subtle sheen, the white glaze of the ginger jars in this scene offer beautiful additions to the space, while letting the bolder colors of other design elements take center stage. The white-on-white characteristics show the pieces–like sculptures of art, each one its own individual look, texture and shape. The perfect collection for this living room.


Traditional with a Twist

The storytelling of artwork in these ginger jars offer details and intricacies like the originals, but with a modern twist. As vases, these ginger jars offer function that allows for other pieces of decor to be added for dramatic contrast. Here, the yellow florals set the scene apart with a flowing pop of color.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we are loving the look of these collectible pieces. Whether you are looking to liven up your space, or add understated charm for a unique look, ginger jars are a collection worth starting. If you’re looking to add artistic fashion to your home, from custom curtains to upholstery, our experts at Metropolitan Window Fashions NYC and New Jersey would love to help. We can offer inspiration and ideas to create a beautiful space you’ll love. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.