St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 16, 2006
Yesterday, choosing window treatments was easy. There were ecru roller shades, white vinyl mini-blinds or vertical blinds. Pick one. Today there are hundreds of material, style, design and color options. It can be an overwhelming task for some, especially since it’s a substantial investment that should last for many years. To illustrate the importance of this purchase, a small survey conducted by Home Decorators Collection® showed that 50% of buyers of its custom blinds shopped between one and five months before buying, and 41% searched three to four retailers before finally settling on Home Decorators Collection. Learning the benefits and characteristics of various window treatments can facilitate the shopping experience.
Beautiful, refined and timeless, handcrafted Horizontal Wood Blinds complement classic home décor. Made from premium, fine-grained basswood that resists cracking, chipping and peeling, they are guaranteed to look as good 10 years down the road as the did brand new. These durable blinds are easy to clean, and they save money by naturally insulating windows. To carry the same look into high-humidity areas like the bathroom and kitchen, Faux Wood Window Blinds offer the same welcoming warmth of natural wood blinds, at a fraction of the cost, and are made from a composite that can survive even the most extreme temperatures fluxes.
Energy-efficient Honeycomb Blinds fill the room with soft rays of diffused light, and they’re available in an array of lightweight fabrics and hundreds of colors to create the ideal mood. When raised, these shades practically disappear, allowing an abundance of gentle light to float in. The unique hexagonal cells provide superior insulation to help ward off the extreme cold and heat. The remote control and room darkening options make honeycomb blinds perfect for bedrooms, and cordless shades are especially safe in homes with toddlers or pets.
Great for sunrooms, natural Woven Wood Blinds transform rooms into tranquil and serene retreats. Fashioned from carefully crafted rattan, straw, sisal, grass cloth, or bamboo, these graceful and relaxed window coverings add texture, dimension and a touch of the outdoors. Fade-resistant woven wood shades help protect furniture from harmful UV rays and can be fitted with a privacy liner to ensure the utmost protection from prying eyes.
Love the softness of fabric drapes but prefer the practicality of a shade? Classic Roman Shades blend the best of both options, creating an easy way to add simple sophistication to any room. Each shade is masterfully crafted to create even pleats, ranging from flat to looped styles, while hemmed fabric edges are guaranteed not to fray. Whether décor is contemporary or traditional, Roman shades complement any aesthetic with hundreds of fabrics and textures to choose from.
Of course, for those who prefer maximum lighting control and maximum value, Home Decorators Collection does have aluminum blinds, vinyl blinds, vertical blinds and roller window shades in versatile colors, textures and fabrics. In addition to the Home Decorators Collection® brand, HDCBlinds.com features selections of window treatments from other manufacturers such as Hunter Douglas® and Bali®.
Selecting the right color, fabric, or texture is never an issue since Home Decorators Collection has a free swatch program. At no charge, consumers may request an unlimited number of free swatches to touch, test, and try before making a buying commitment. The online gallery is accessible at http://www.HDCBlinds.com. Also on the website is a handy tutorial for measuring and installing window treatments. Once the homeowner determines what product and size is needed, then the user-friendly navigation will walk them through the order process. Shoppers can actually save their window selections, and then access them later when they’re ready to order.
Consumers who participated in Home Decorators Collection’s survey admitted that a large selection was the second most important factor in deciding where to purchase their blinds. Not surprisingly, over half stated that pricing was their primary interest. Because Home Decorators Collection understands this, it offers a low price guarantee. If a consumer sees the exact same item advertised for less anywhere else within 30 days of their original purchase, they can send in the ad to receive double the difference up to the item's total retail value.
Home Decorators Collection is one of the nation’s largest direct sellers of merchandise for the home. In addition to catalog and website, it has retail stores in St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For further information, visit http://www.HomeDecorators.com or call 1-800-245-2217 for a free catalog. Home Decorators Collection is a division of Home Depot Direct.