A tape measure, a pencil (for guide signifies), a drill, screwdrivers (even blade and Phillips) and the ‘optionally available’ level, is all that is required to hang up pleated shades. Manufacturers work regularly to make this an easy job for any homemaker to take care of. If they didn’t, nobody would buy their product! To be able to get the right measurements, decide whether the tones will get an inside attach or another mount. This will have an effect on the measurements and size of the tones. An inside attach needs to be measured inside the framework near the top of the windowpane. An outside mount needs to account for the region of the home window being covered. Traditionally, for purposes of light control, the tones should overlap the window casing by 2-3 inches.

What do I get when I want something nice but don’t want to go over budget?

The person looking to keep things economical whilst getting the cost effective for his or her money will see their answer in pleated shades. Generally they run neck and throat with light weight aluminum blinds- however, not always! Unlike aluminium blinds, pleated shades give a room a warmer feel and a softer advantage and have better insulating properties.

Nothing is worse when compared to a nicely decorated room rounded off with shabby old curtains. Fabric pleated tones are ideal for giving a room a completed, color coordinated look without ‘heading over’ when on a budget. Besides providing temperature control by completely blocking sunlight from entering the area, they could be color coordinated to match any décor and are a advanced step above those plain old curtains- decoratively speaking.