Blog articles from Made in the Shade of San Antonio

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A Simple Guide to Drapery Header Styles

  When it comes to drapery styles, the options can be overwhelming to say the least! A simple Google search will result in dozens of headers that will make your head spin. If you are looking for a simple guide to the most popular drapery header styles—you’ve come to the right place! Let’s start with […]

What are Zebra Shades?

One of the biggest trends in window coverings right now that has created a buzz within the industry is the Zebra Shade. So what is a Zebra Shade? You can think of them as a hybrid of a standard blind and roller shade. Also referred to as a Layered, Dual, or Banded Shade, this innovative […]

What is a Designer Grille?

  When you hear the term, “Designer Grille,” what comes to mind? Maybe a set of platinum, sparkly teeth a famous rapper would wear? Possibly a fancy outdoor cooking appliance? Both would make complete sense, however, today we are going to be discussing the stunning decorative accents you see below. These beauties are so versatile […]

Roller Shade Benefits

The most trending window covering product right now is without a doubt a Roller Shade. With their clean lines and functional use, roller shades are sure to fit in a clean and contemporary design. Gone are the old school shades that would flap up and spin on their roller. Today’s shades are both beautiful AND […]

Are Natural Shades Right For You?

Natural Shades, also known as Woven Wood Shades, have been around for decades, and some people might remember them looking something like this…. YIKES!!!! Thankfully, Natural Shades have come A LONG way since the originals and today’s shades in my opinion are stunning. In fact, designers everywhere are going nuts over these shades, and by looking […]

6 Reasons We Love Exterior Patio Shades

Summer is right around the corner, which means more time to enjoy the outside! If you are looking for ways to upgrade your outdoor space, exterior patio shades are definitely something to consider. Here we will list 6 reasons why we absolutely love exterior solar shades. 1.) Block the Glare Being outside is so therapeutic. […]

How to Cover Arches and Other Specialty Shape Windows

Do you have an odd shaped window? Does one or more of your windows just not fit in? Most homes have at least one. Specialty shaped windows, windows that are not the traditional square and rectangle shape, are beautiful to look at but when it comes to covering them, many people don’t know which route […]

Shutters: The Pros and Cons

Shutters, sometimes referred to as “Plantation Shutters,” are one of our absolute favorites, as well as one of the more popular window coverings sold here in San Antonio. However, just because we love them, does not mean that they are for everyone. Here we will break down the pros and cons so that you can […]

Covering Patio or Sliding Glass Doors

We enter many homes where our customers are completely unsure as to how to cover a tricky patio or sliding glass doors. Many are under the impression that the ONLY option is an old-school plastic vertical blind—of which most people prefer not to have.  While these are still an option for those seeking that particular […]

5 Reasons We Love “Wood Look” Tile

A very popular trend that will not be leaving us any time soon is the use of the “Wood Look” tile planks. Here are 5 reasons we love them: 1. Moisture Resistance. Wood look tile planks are made up of high-density ceramics or porcelain tile so they are waterproof unlike natural products such as hardwood […]

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