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Top Down Bottom Up Shades: The Ultimate Atmosphere!

Top Down Bottom Up Shades: The Ultimate Atmosphere! wjfigw4q3

Are you loving the burst of springtime sunshine we get this time of year? Full of much-needed Vitamin D, the rays of sunshine are therapeutic after the gloom of gray skies we experience throughout the winter. Now that the sunlight is filling your home again, besides improving your mood, are you unpleasantly frustrated with too much light during specific times of day? Do you avoid certain rooms due to uncomfortable glare and rising temperatures? It might be time for new window shades–but not just any window treatments. The innovation of top down bottom up shades can transform the atmosphere of your home and your life.


Transform Your Living Room & Entranceway

top down bottom up shades living roomLarge windows let in gorgeous amounts of sunlight. They brighten our lives and set a breathtaking scene in your living room and entranceway. But when that beautiful sunshine is flooding into your home, you can experience uncomfortable temperatures, harmful UV rays and relentless glare. Top down bottom up shades solve these problems and create the ideal atmosphere. Bringing down the top of your window shades allows you to let in an abundance of natural light for incredible daylighting while you protect the inside of your home. Simply raise the lower part of your top down bottom up shades just enough at the bottom for a custom experience with this innovative feature for your expanse of windows.


Transform Your Kitchen & Dining Areas

top down bottom up shades kitchenYou want your kitchen and dining areas to feature the right amount of light based on circumstance. Breakfast might welcome sunshine and healthy, ample morning light, but by lunch, the temperature starts to rise. And dinner time? Cooking in the kitchen requires quality lighting, while enjoying dinner can use a range of atmospheres, from entertaining to intimate. Being able to customize your atmosphere across the day is a feat easily accomplished with top down bottom up shades. Depending on the location of your kitchen windows, top down bottom up shades can transform the way you use and function within the space. Being such an important room throughout your day, creating the ideal atmosphere is vital.


Transform Your Bed & Bath

top down bottom up shades bedroomIf there is any area in your home that needs the perfect combination of controlled light and privacy, it would be the bed and bath. Waking from a restful sleep, top down bottom up shades can let in morning light when you decide, while concealing your privacy as you get your day started. And that continues into your bathroom, as natural light plays an important role to start your day off on the right foot. Shaving, makeup…even choosing your outfit–ample natural light and comfortable privacy combine for a successful beginning every day.

As much as we all love the sunshine of springtime, once we get used to this new light, we are easily reminded of the frustrations it can bring. Don’t block the light so you feel like you’re in a cave, missing out on rays of sunlight. And don’t flood your home. With top down bottom up shades, you can create the perfect atmosphere in your home to transform your life. Our design experts, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, know what you’re facing. And we’d love to help. Contact our team for a free, shop-at-home consultation today!


French Door Shades & Shutters: Incredible Access to the Great Outdoors

French Door Shades & Shutters: Incredible Access to the Great Outdoors wjfigw4q3

There’s something different about the breeze lately. Warm, full of sunshine, the air envelops you with a sense of pure refreshment. Don’t you just want to be outside? Spending time in your outdoor space not only fills you with invigorating fresh air, but the rays of sunshine boosting your vitamin D increase your energy, your mood, and your productivity. As one of the most important features of your home, the doors leading to the outdoors offer immense natural light and a magnificent view. But even sunshine burns if you get too much. That’s why french door shades and shutters will offer you valuable solutions to keep all that you love about that part of your home, while protecting you from the everyday frustrations!

Sleek Design with Incredible Function

french door shades roman shadesAdding window shades to doors begs the question, “How can I get the functionality of a shade as well as utilize my door?” With carefully selected french door shades, it won’t be a problem. Recommended patio door, sliding glass door and french door shades are chosen after taking into consideration the way the doors operate, the design that will best suit, and adjustment that will fit the doors in question. French door shades require low-profile design and custom operating features for simplistic adjustment and easy access to your outdoor space.

Customized for Your Home

french door shades verticalYou deserve the beauty and function that custom window shades can provide. Among our collections of beautiful shadings, the options are all yours as you decide which features will improve your life and your home. The best part is that the features are complemented by the design elements–all created to come together for a polished look. Choose the side-to-side gliding of vertical french door shades, and then pair them with horizontal shades in the same shared space. The result? Custom function for individual windows and doors that bring dramatic style and benefits to your home.

Gorgeous Light with Amazing Views

french door shades sliding door shades luminetteWith large windows and doors, the view of your outdoor space is to be enjoyed. Vertical shades have always been a top choice for sliding glass doors, and with the latest innovations, they can offer so much more than covering up large windows. Luminette Privacy Sheers, feature drapery-like sheer fabrics that welcome in illuminating light, while still maintaining privacy, UV protection and as much light control as you see fit. Add motorization to your sliding glass or french door shades, and with the touch-of-a-button, the ultimate control is in the palm of your hands. PowerView motorization allows you to effortlessly adjust–or even schedule–your window shades, creating the easiest way to enjoy your outdoor space in an instant.

Sophisticated Styling of Plantation Shutters

french door shades and shuttersFrench door shades are not the only option when it comes to choosing window coverings for your doors. Plantation shutters offer classic design with amazing benefits. Levels of light control, privacy, energy efficiency and UV protection are just a simple adjustment away. The handle cut-out on your door shutters add such a custom look–your doors will look as if they were made that way! With three different options for operating features–ByPass, Bi-fold and Hinged–shutters will add the ideal function to your doors for easy access to the Great Outdoors.

Spring is on its way–are you ready? How about your doors? Gain access to the outdoors, while maintaining a beautiful view and amazing light with french door shades and shutters. Our design team can help you decide on just the right options for your home, based on your lifestyle and unique needs. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, shop-at-home consultation today.

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Skylights Shades: Our Best Products

Skylights Shades: Our Best Products wjfigw4q3

With the exhilaration of sunshine and open air, your skylights bring unique characteristics and benefits to your home. You enjoy privacy while maintaining beautiful natural light. They direct ample amounts of light differently than any of your other windows. In a word: Magnificent. But…because of their location, skylights can provide as much frustration as beautification. And while you can find many ways to block out the sunshine, the best skylight shades will enhance the atmosphere of your home while offering you all of the amazing benefits you need: energy efficiency, functional light control and UV protection.

Honeycomb Shades: The Best Choice

Because skylights are a very specific type of window, with a unique location in your home, certain window coverings will perform better. For the stylish appearance and functional benefits you need, two of our window shades are the recommended products when shopping for skylight shades. Duette shades and Applause shades are the best products for your home when it comes to solving your skylight concerns. These shades for skylights bring energy efficient design, innovative operating features and fabrics enhanced for your lifestyle and chosen for individual rooms.

Energy Efficiency: Twice the Control

skylight shades kitchenHeat rises, and when you have skylights, heat loss is a major concern. Both Duette and Applause shades offer the cellular pleats, with pockets of air, that provide insulation for your windows. This cell-within-cell design allows you to hold onto heat, instead of it escaping. Here on the East Coast, that’s important. Another dynamic feature of skylight shades is one you may not have heard about. Skylift–an innovation of Hunter Douglas–upgrades your skylight shades, for energy efficient performance. Specialized weather stripping provides you with more protection against heat loss. Two levels of energy efficiency for insulation that equals cost savings!

Functions Easily: Operable Skylight Shades

motorized skylight shadesOne of the most asked questions when dealing with skylights is “How do they Operate”?  Typically, these shades are located in hard to reach areas, and you will need to be able to operate them easily to control when the light should come through, and how much. It’s all based on your preferences and how you want to use your space. For many of our clients, light-filtering skylight shades bring in soft light that provides all the daylighting they want–only adjusting the shades on rare occasions. A manual Extension Wand provides a simple and  suitable option to open and close your shades.  For those clients who need room-darkening skylight shades, access to sunlight on a daily basis becomes more important. PowerView motorization offers you the ease and convenience to adjust your shades open and closed at the touch of a button. Use the PowerView App to schedule those adjustments based on your lifestyle, and save your favorite scenes for access to the amount of light you prefer.

Fabrics: Beauty & Function

skylight shades bedroomThe fabric choices, specific to Duette shades and Applause shades, offer stylish beauty and valuable function. The sleek, low-profile pleats offer structured design for your ceiling with colors that blend in when your skylight shades are closed. Depending on the room location of your skylights, your fabric choices will add amazing benefits. Room-darkening fabrics are perfect for your bedrooms, where sunlight streaming in just after sunrise is the last thing you want. When choosing fabrics for your daily living spaces, like your kitchen or living room, you may want light-filtering fabrics that invite soft natural light without the glare of direct light overhead. This is where light-filtering fabrics will enhance the atmosphere of your home. The fabrics of these skylight shades provide up to 99% UV protection, maintaining the quality of your valuables for years to come.

Finding the right skylight shades is easy once you understand how the products we offer provide you the light control, energy efficiency and UV protection you’ve been looking for. Enhance the beauty of your home the way you’ve always wanted with your skylights. Our design consultants, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, know how important the right window coverings are to the atmosphere and function of your home. We’d love to help you find just what you’re looking for. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation today.

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Roman Shades: It’s Energy Smart Style You’ll Adore

Roman Shades: It’s Energy Smart Style You’ll Adore wjfigw4q3

Are you longing for the beauty of graceful, soft window treatments? Does your practical side know that your lifestyle needs the convenience of window shades? Consider it fate, but we would love to introduce you to one of our most sought-after choices in window design and solutions. Meet Solera Soft Roman Shades: Perfect styling, energy savings and the capability to offer your home the utmost in smart design. In addition to special offers we have available for a limited time, with our Energy Smart Style sale, these shades are one of our most affordable choices. Why? Your customization of these roman shades is streamlined. That means you can customize your shades with the most popular design elements we have to offer. You’ll start off saving, and continue saving for years to come–saving energy, your valuables and your sanity.


Energy Savings

roman shades energy efficiencyThis is a big one. Your window covering solutions need to offer your home savings off of your monthly energy bills–especially living in this area. We see all seasons, and all types of weather. You need energy efficiency you can count on–not just to keep the warm air from escaping your home in the winter, but also to protect you from the intense heat of summer.  No matter the weather or the season, Solera Soft roman shades use layers of fabric to insulate your home and block out direct sunlight. Want another way to save? It’s called daylighting. This powerful feature invites natural light into your home without sacrificing the atmosphere, temperature, privacy or UV protection you need. Daylighting is easy with top-down shades, lowered for just the right amount of light to enter and disperse throughout your home.


Smart Design

roman shades top down bottom up shadesThe versatility of Solera Soft roman shades shows with features like top-down bottom-up–it’s the customizable function you’ve always dreamed about. This smart design allows you to enjoy all of the amazing benefits that window shades bring, while still enjoying as much light as you want. Even smarter than that, you can do it with push-of-a-button control. PowerView motorized window shades make your life a breeze. Control the opening, closing and adjustment of your roman shades, from your choice of the sleek and stylish Pebble remote, or on your favorite device with the PowerView App. Set and save favorite scenes, schedule adjustments and simply live life effortlessly. Your motorized shades can be adjusted from across the room, or across the world. It’s the ultimate control, in the palm of your hand.


Sophisticated Style

roman shades light-filteringIt’s the elegance of classic roman shades, waterfalling in perfect folds of fabric, that make these shades such a beautiful addition to your windowscape. Available in both woven and non-woven fabrics, the customization brings you to some of the most popular design features–streamlined for convenient selection and incredible affordability. The selection of gorgeous fabrics is offered in a range of opacities, from light-filtering to room-darkening. Create just the right environment, based on your home and lifestyle needs. You’ll have your choice of operating features, including cordless, which not only looks amazing, but offers you the peace of mind you need for a child-safe home. Peace of mind–what’s more stylish than that?

Energy Smart Style–are you ready for it? Solera Soft roman shades offer you the valuable combination of the beauty of soft window treatments with the ease and convenience of window shades. Adding beauty, energy efficiency and smart features to your home, these are roman shades you’ll definitely adore. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know how busy you are. That’s why we come to you–at a time that’s convenient for your life–with a free, in-home consultation. We’ll bring ideas, inspiration and samples for you to browse. Contact our team today to set up this unique, shop-at-home experience. You’ll be glad you did!

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Three Ways to Save with Duette Window Shades

Three Ways to Save with Duette Window Shades wjfigw4q3

Work smarter, not harder. Isn’t that what we all want? And we want it for our homes, too. Has your home reached its “smart’ potential? And how about the savings? Throughout the year, the seasonal changes we see in this part of the country can cause bills to raise and frustration to mount. Here, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know just the thing to save your sanity and your money. This month, we are featuring one of our most popular window shades for the energy smart style your home needs. And we have not one, but three ways to save on Duette window shades. Bring amazing features and function to your home and lifestyle for year-round savings–with FREE upgrades for a limited time.


Energy Efficiency You’ll Appreciate

duette window shades cell-within-cellDuette window shades feature cellular technology that gives you the insulation you need at the window. From single or double cell structure of the original Duettes, to the cell-within-cell design of Duette Architella, your home will feature the highest standards of energy efficiency. Duette window shades keep the warm air from escaping during the coldest times of year, and they keep the hot air out of your home in the summer. Right now, you can save $100 on 4 duette shades.


Beautiful Style To Transform Your Home

duette window shades kitchenThe organized pleats, the sophisticated colors, the custom opacities–it’s style you’ll love. Create the perfect look in your home with Duette window shades. Choose from a range of opacities to bring the atmosphere of your choice to individual rooms in your home, from light filtering to room darkening. The classic styling of colors offer you the chance to coordinate the decor of your home for a polished look. With a selection of pleats sizes, you can customize your shades exactly the way you want–including shades for patio doors, offered with VertiGlide.


Custom Features You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

duette window shades officeDuette window shades can help your home reach its full potential with features that you won’t be able to live without. PowerView motorized shades–the latest innovation from Hunter Douglas–will add to the energy efficiency of your home with life efficiency, as well! Schedule adjustments to meet your home needs right on your favorite device. Save your favorite settings to instantly access the ultimate atmosphere. It’s the control you’ve always wanted, at a touch of a button. This month, two of our most popular features are FREE with the purchase of Duette window shades. LiteRise, our cordless operating system, is a free upgrade. Experience ease and convenience with child-safe window coverings. Top-down bottom-up is also being offered as a free upgrade. This amazing feature allows you to invite light into your home for powerful daylighting while much of the direct sunlight is blocked. Enjoy the natural light while saving money on energy bills.


Has your home reached its full energy smart potential? Give your home the energy efficiency it needs while your lifestyle is upgraded to fabulous with Duette Window Shades! At Metropolitan Window Fashions, our design consultants can help guide you to the window shades that will help your home become the best version of itself, saving you time and money. Contact our team today for a free, in-home consultation.

Revitalize Your Bathroom: 5 Design Features That Make All the Difference

Revitalize Your Bathroom: 5 Design Features That Make All the Difference wjfigw4q3

You start the day, you end the day–and with added times in between, your bathrooms play a much bigger role in your family’s lives than you realize. It’s time to make the most of your bathrooms. A transformation needs to occur, and to do that, you must know what counts. We have the top five design features that will create the ideal bathroom space for the valuable form and function that you and your family deserve. If you have a bathroom decorating project that you’d love to get started on, our design consultants can come right to you for a free, in-home consultation.

#1 Privacy Control

design featuresYour privacy is one of the most important design features of your bathroom is privacy. While some bathrooms are housed within interior rooms, most have at least one small window to let in natural light. You and your family need to feel the comfort of privacy in the bathroom, and that control should be simplistic enough for even the smallest members of the family to function. The blinds, shades and shutters that you choose for your bathroom can feature simple operating systems–like the gentle push-pull of a wand or the LiteRise system–that offers instant privacy. Privacy should be in your control–make sure the window coverings you choose offer simple function with high levels of privacy.

#2 The Right Kind of Light

design featuresGetting ready for the day, there’s no question–you want to have an adequate amount of light. But once the abundance of light has entered the bathroom, what’s the atmosphere like? Do you struggle with the harshness of direct light bouncing off mirrors and other reflective surfaces? Is the glare making it hard for your bathroom to seem pleasant? The right amount and type of light is one of the most important design features of your bathroom. When choosing the ideal light fixtures, as the bathroom tends to be a smaller space, opt for those that have frosted glass to diffuse some of the light. Two separate sources of light are another option, allowing you to choose the amount of artificial light. For light control of entering natural light, top down window shades allow natural light to come in and disperse throughout the room without filling the space with an unlimited amount of sunshine. There are also window shades in light-filtering materials that can pull in the natural light, while still allowing as much privacy as you need.

#3 Comfortable Temperature

design featuresThere’s nothing quite as chilling as trying to get yourself ready in the morning–or taking kids out of the tub at night–in a chilly bathroom. One of the most important design features of your bathroom is temperature control. Be in control of the temperature in your bathroom by preventing those uncomfortable drafts. Duette honeycomb shades offer the insulation you need to keep the temperature of your bathroom comfortable throughout the year. Preventing drafts is an important function of Duette’s energy efficient features, while the cellular construction of these window shades prevents the cool surface of the window to lower the inside temperature of your bathroom.

#4 Low Profile Design

design featuresEven in the most spacious bathrooms, real estate is limited. Counter space is often used for items you need to get yourself ready, and there’s no space for extras. Keeping the design features and decor of your bathroom on the low-profile side will ensure that the entire room is as functional as possible. That means when choosing side tables and shelving, keep in mind how much space you have to use, and be frugal with that space. Window coverings should honor the idea of limited space, as well, while still providing the essential functions of light control, privacy, energy efficiency and UV protection. Sometimes your windows are in a position that can make the function complicated. The intuitive technology of PowerView motorized shades offers you touch of a button control for convenience and ease.

#5 Specialty Materials

design featuresBathrooms are known areas of humidity and moisture. As you choose design features for your bathroom, keep in my the materials you are using must be created to withstand the elements. The moisture and heat of the bathroom can sometimes affect materials differently than other rooms within your home. Hunter Douglas has taken measures to ensure you always have window coverings that meet your needs. Depending on the style of your bathroom, plantation shutters may be the perfect choice for you–our Palm Beach Polysatin shutters will be the perfect choice, created for areas of high heat and humidity. If the look of window shades is more your style, our Applause shades have fabrics designed to prevent mildew. Our design consultants can help you select window coverings to make sure your bathroom looks amazing for years to come.

Are you ready for a bathroom transformation? These 5 design features are a sure way to make the most of your bathroom for valuable function and unending benefits. Our design consultants would love to help you style your bathroom with decor and window coverings that add upscale form, function and fashion to your bathroom space. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better (Just in time for Valentine’s Day!)

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better (Just in time for Valentine’s Day!) wjfigw4q3

I don’t know about you, but there are some very distinct items of discord in my home. It seems that no matter how much you may love your significant other, their mere existence–and many of their personal preferences–can still drive you crazy. Much of the time, it’s not over-the-top arguments that pull couples apart. It’s the little things: One of you is more prompt than the other, the other one keeps the TV on for background noise–and you both have a hard time deciding where to go for dinner. That’s why we’re offering you, and your special someone, five ways to make your relationship better. And it couldn’t come at a better time! Not only is Valentine’s Day right around the corner–February 14th is coming sooner than you realize, but this is one of the best times of year to outfit the design of your home. Create the ambiance of your dreams, while making your relationship even better than it already is…What’s more romantic than that?

#1 Find the Perfect Comfort Zone.

make your relationship better with temperature controlControlling the thermostat–it’s one of the most talked about quarrels between couples. One of you likes the heat up, one of you likes the atmosphere to be cool and refreshing. Typically, the conversation circles back to both cost savings and a good night of sleep. We have two great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day that will make your relationship better and help you both find a comfortable compromise. One is a digital thermostat. The newest thermostats on the market allow you to, not only customize the schedule of changes, but you control the temperature from your phone, so you can experience ultimate control over how and when your furnace is working, creating an atmosphere that caters to your lifestyle. Another way to warm up your home is to invest in custom window coverings that offer insulation at the window so that infamous chilly draft disappears. Most of the time, the reason the heat gets turned up in the winter is because of the energy loss that’s going right out your windows. Window shades, like Duette Architella, offer the highest rated energy efficiency on the market, and will help you keep the warm air in your home, even on the coldest days and nights. Right now, we have special savings on energy efficient window shades that will keep your home comfortable year round!

#2 Spend time together.

make your relationship better with levels of lightingIt can be hard to find time to spend together. And sometimes, it’s just as hard to decide what to do. Plan a year of activities–a bucket list for 2016–of activities you want to do together in the coming year. Each of you should make a list of 12 things, both at-home activities and special outings, and then share the list–without complaint! You’ll potentially have something to do every other weekend during the year, and both of you will feel invested as you spend time together in an effort to make your relationship better. Interested in making one of the rooms in your home more comfortable for days and nights spent together at home? Find out about Silhouette window shades and Pirouette window shades: The ultimate versatility in atmosphere customization. From game night or movie night, to Sunday brunch or a dinner party, you can always create a glowing ambiance with beautiful fabrics and a dynamic view. Take this opportunity to save on these beautiful shadings for a limited time.

#3 Create a bathroom sanctuary.

make your relationship better with a bathroom sanctuaryIn relationships, alone time can be just as important as time spent together. Sometimes, it seems like the bathroom is the only place you can be alone–and don’t pretend you don’t take advantage. From taking extra long showers, to checking social media, your personal bathroom behaviors might be the only thing saving your sanity after a long day. That’s why your bathroom should make both of you happy. You should be comfortable. Take the opportunity to make your bathroom a sanctuary–make it pleasant, comfortable, soothing. And functional. How do you do that? While having the right light fixtures is important, we have an even better idea. Top down bottom up window shades. That’s right–the top can be lowered down just enough to let in the natural light you need, but still offer the privacy and comfort you want. The bottom of the window shades is easily adjusted as well, so no matter how much light you want, or who is using the bathroom at the time, it can become your sanctuary in an instant. To make your relationship better, help your loved one have quality time to themselves. Don’t miss out on incredible savings for an upgrade to top down bottom up systems this month!

#4 Choose a design scheme that makes both of you happy.

trending fabric patterns accent pillowsTraditionally, the design scheme of the home was left to one member of the household. But in the last few years, it has become very important to make sure the look of the home pleases both of you–and sometimes that can be hard to do. With the latest trends, we have fabrics in a vast array of colors, patterns and textures to make everyone happy. That means you can both still have the elements that you love–with designs that offer sophisticated comfort. From the contemporary appeal of metallic decor, to the stunning look of geometric designs, we can help you create the perfect scene in your home–it’s a great way to make your relationship better. Our design consultants can help you with the custom bedding, custom drapes and custom upholstery that will bring the whole look together, and we even can offer you wallpaper and paint choices to finish off your beautiful space. This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of a beautiful home–starting with a free, in-home consultation for the one you love. And with savings on fabrics and custom labor, this month is the perfect time to get started!

#5 Divide the duties of the house.

make your relationship better with motorized shadesBe honest. Does one of you do more than the other when it comes to keeping up your home? While every couple is different, you should take a realistic look at what exactly is going on, and how each of you feels about it. It might be a good idea to mix things up and divvy out the chores for balance, making sure that each person feels represented–as well as acknowledged. At the end of the day, cleaning, organizing and tending to the home will be way more effective with the right light control. Mood and productivity are important factors in feeling good about your home and what you accomplish–make those a priority. Motorized shades are a perfect way to guarantee mood-enhancing, productivity-increasing light in your home without fuss. With PowerView automated window shades, it’s like having a personal assistant. A win/win as you try to make your relationship better. Isn’t that exactly what you and your partner need this Valentine’s Day? Find out how to save on the motorized shades you want!    

While it’s impossible for you to have life exactly the way you want it all the time, we hope these ideas offer compromise that will help make both of you happy and make your relationship better–just in time for Valentine’s Day. We have some exciting promotions right now that will make it easy to create the perfect atmosphere in your home. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, shop-at-home consultation.

Light Control That Fits Your Home & Lifestyle

Light Control That Fits Your Home & Lifestyle wjfigw4q3

Do you dream of the perfect atmosphere? Are you trying to start the New Year off right–saving money, finding smart ways to invest in your home? We’ve got some incredible offers for you. Controlling the light in your home will provide you with the perfect environment, specific to each room in your home, meeting your lifestyle needs. The goal is to choose the right window shades that meet those unique needs! We’ve got three operating styles to introduce you to–you get to decide the type of control that fits your home and lifestyle. As an added benefit, in addition to the amazing function of these window shades, we have beautiful fabrics, colors and textures to bring sophisticated design to your space.

Window Shades: Like a Dimmer

window shades levels of lightAdjustment. Levels of light control. Like the dimmer on a light fixture, you decide how much light you want and what type of atmosphere you want to create, depending on circumstance and time of day. Many of these window shades offer the versatility for an extensive range of options, from maximum view-through to room-darkening. Especially for rooms that are used throughout the day, window shades that function with levels of lighting allow you to be comfortable no matter what your needs are. This month, we are offering some exclusive savings on window shades that will help you control the light in ways you just have to see to believe!

Window Shades: Like a Light Switch

window shades light switchIt’s as simple as on/off. It’s quick, and it gives you exactly what you need–light or dark. Perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms and specialty spaces, the window coverings we describe as having ‘light switch’ operation feature simple function and guaranteed results. A gentle gesture opens these window shades, letting in the light of day and views of the outside world. Closing them means quiet darkness and privacy. You can also upgrade these shades with features like top-down, bottom up for increased light control and adjustment to meet the custom needs of your home. During the month of January, we are offering incredible savings when you choose to add these window shades to your home.

Motorized Window Shades: The Ultimate Control

powerview solera window shadesInstantaneous. Intuitive. Our PowerView motorized window shades put the control of your shades into the palm of your hand. Use the PowerView Pebble remote, or the PowerView App on your favorite device, and be amazed by the ease and convenience of automated window shades. Whether you choose window shades that act like a light switch, or those that provide levels of light, like with a dimmer, you’ll create the ideal atmosphere for the rooms in your home. With the ability to control your window shades from across the room, or across the country, your home will feature the right amount of light, privacy and energy efficiency–at all times. It’s easy to schedule your window shades to adjust, open and close, and you can save your favorite settings in the Scene Selector to make sure the perfect atmosphere is as instantaneous as you need it to be! This month, get a free remote with your purchase of two motorized window shades.

Putting the control back in your life–is there a better way to start the New Year? We are so sure you’re going to love the light, privacy and energy efficient control of our window shades, we have some amazing deals for you. Visit our promotions page to see these exclusive offers. We will come to you for a free, in-home consultation, and help guide you to decide what kind of control best suits your home and your lifestyle. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, today!


It’s a Before and After Transformation You’ve Got to See!

It’s a Before and After Transformation You’ve Got to See! wjfigw4q3

A transformation–is your home in desperate need of one? Do you live your life under the control of your windows? If so, you aren’t alone, but you need to know that solutions are out there that will change your home and your lifestyle! Are you ready for a transformation that recreates your living space–that contours to your lifestyle? Light control is where it’s at. The way the light interacts with your home has a huge effect on your living space and your life. Take a look at the dramatic changes made to this living room with window shades and see if your home could benefit from the “after” effects of this “before and after” transformation.

It’s Out of Control.

before and after living room no window shadesIs this your home? Do you feel as if you could be the “before” of a “before and after” photograph? Do you live without a barrier between yourself and the outside world, besides the glass of your windows? Like we’ve said: You’re not alone. So many of our clients have been in this situation, and it typically boils down to one–or all–of these three reasons: You don’t know which window coverings to choose, you don’t have time to shop for solutions, and you just haven’t gotten around to checking it off of your to-do list. We get it. Life is busy. Here’s the problem. If you live for an extended amount of time without window coverings, you start to let the light control you, instead of the other way around. You start to live your life in certain parts of your home based on the time of day. Your lifestyle is at the mercy of the outside world–and so are your valuables. You can’t escape the direct sunlight, the glare or the prying eyes–without window coverings, your privacy and comfort is non-existent. It’s time for you to take charge, and we can help. You need to be our next before and after transformation!

Too Busy? We’ve Got a Solution.

Window coverings are an investment. You know that you want to find the perfect choice for your home, and in doing so, you want to make sure you’re selecting solutions that will meet your needs and your home’s unique design. Taking time out of your busy schedule to research solutions, discover the latest designs and then spend days shopping–well, it’s just not an option. We know that. That’s why we come to you. We bring design options, sample books and loads of advice to help you decide what to choose. We work around your schedule and you can shop-at-home with one of our design consultants. Remember those three reasons for not having the home of your dreams? They are all taken care of with one phone call.

Be the “After”.

before and after living room window shadesNobody wants to remain the “before” of a “before and after” transformation once you see what can be done. It’s exciting. It’s refreshing. It’s relieving. You get the home of your dreams, and you get to take charge of your life. What’s better than that? We love the results of this living room–it’s a beautiful space made even better with window shades that fit the design and function of this home. The breathtaking view is still there, even with window shades. Silhouette window shadings are one choice in a variety of window coverings that give you the option to enjoy maximum view-through while also cutting the glare and providing valuable UV protection for your furnishings–all at the same time. The natural light should be welcomed in, based on your preferences. Your comfort is important, and that means privacy and light control should be at the top of your list of needs. With many options for adjustment and operation, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. And that’s what we’re here for. We can guide you–based on your individual wants and needs–to make the best choices for your home. It’s a before and after transformation you’ll be happy to be a part of!

At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we want you to achieve the home of your dreams. That means taking charge, finally getting past the excuses and living your life the way it should be. We want to help you. The first step is to make a free appointment to conquer your fears and move past your obstacles! We will come to you with solutions and choices to make your home all it can be. Ready to be our next before and after transformation? Contact our team today to get started!

Custom Decor for the Holiday Season & Beyond

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Who falls into the hard-to-shop-for category on your shopping list? Are you struggling to think of what to do this year? You’re in luck! We have ideas to turn their “someday I’ll get to it” space into the beautifully coordinated home they have always dreamed of. Here’s the real question: Are YOU that person? Do loved ones search endlessly for the ideal gift for you each year? Do them–and yourself–a favor. Forward this email to the loved-ones who are shopping for you! During the month of December, we have specials that will turn dreams into reality. Our design consultants work closely with clients to make the free, in-home consultation fun and exciting, and then we do all the work, combining inspiration and style for the perfect look. The custom decor we design and create makes the perfect gift for the holiday season and beyond.

A Beautifully Styled Bedroom

There’s nothing quite like walking into your bedroom at the end of a long day, welcomed by custom décor that surrounds you with what you love, and then falling into the cozy warmth of hand-selected fabrics. The environment of the bedroom is important for peaceful sleep and quiet relaxation. That’s why room-darkening window shades are one of the best design elements you can add to a bedroom. Not only do they create the right atmosphere for sleep, they also give you the privacy and comfort you need. The fabrics chosen for custom bedding, pillows and custom window treatments enhance the look and feel of the bedroom for an awe-inspiring scene. During the month of December, we have specials on the beautifully styled Duralee Fabrics, plus an offer for custom labor of draperies that will layer nicely for a  sophisticated look.

A Designer Living Space

The one room in your home that rises to meet the ever-changing needs of the family–the living room–needs special design. Because the living room welcomes guests, while also providing the comfort of downtime, the style must be smart, chic, flexible. We can create a living space with custom décor that offers a finished look with heightened styling: Beautiful fabrics and colors that will make the design statement you want while offering your family the relaxation they need. From upholstery that revives your well-loved pieces of furniture, to custom window treatments for style and light control, we will design the space of your dreams, finished off with accents that bring the entire design together.

A Bathroom Sanctuary

custom decor for your bathroomStarting out the day, the bathroom should be filled with the warm glow of natural light, while offering ample privacy. The bathroom is a place to peacefully prepare for the beginning of a new day and a sanctuary of relaxation at the end of a tough one. Bathroom design deserves high-end style with custom décor that adds valuable lifestyle function. Custom décor that brings in the essence of nature adds to the harmony and flow of the space. Custom window coverings with the top-down bottom-up feature are ideal for providing privacy while allowing the natural light needed for shaving, putting on makeup and starting the day with a positive, productive mood.

If you’ve always wanted the beauty of designer styling, chances are, you’re not alone. We would love to visit that ‘someone special’ on your shopping list for a free, in-home consultation. Let them pick out their gift in advance! They’ll get a double dose of happiness. Choosing their custom décor is only the beginning. Watching a room in their home transform into the dream space they’ve always wanted? It’s the best gift of the season. And if that hard-to-shop-for person is you–don’t hesitate–forward this email on. With the special offers we have for you this month, not only will custom decor be the highlight of the holiday season, it will be enjoyed for years to come! It’s as easy as ever to contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, in-home consultation.