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Outdoor Drapes the New Way to Bring the Indoors Out

April 16, 2008

Have you have ever purchased a brand new home, the minute you walk in the door you notice the barren windows. It feels open, exposed, cold and uninviting to you as you move from room to room. One of the first items on your To Do list will be to order window coverings to warm up the room, add some color, perhaps some texture, definitely a design element, as well as to prevent fading from the sun on your furniture and carpeting. Once these window treatments are installed, the transformation of each individual room becomes enormous. Now when you enter you will feel a sense of comfort and enjoy the added element of design.

    Lately, homeowners are turning to the fabulous selection of outdoor fabrics from companies such as Sunbrella® and Outdura® to embellish their indoor rooms. The soft hand, textured, durable, fade, and stain resistant fabrics come in a multitude of solid colors, patterns, textures and designs. These fabrics can be used in family rooms where the kids and pets romp freely without a care. Spills, dirt, sun and constant rubbing will not affect these fabrics the way that traditional indoor fabrics wear.

    The newest and most exciting use of these outdoor fabrics is used as an added design element to the outdoor room, patio, deck, veranda, pavilion or cabana in the form of decorative and functional drapes. These drapes can protect against the outdoor conditions like wind, rain and sun, while they soften and enhance the living space. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box and custom design drapes for your very own outdoor room with OW Lee’s Outdoor Couture™ line of Alfresco Drapes. You don’t have to hire a designer to attain a look of your very own, OW Lee has created a custom program that allows you to choose from over 100 fabrics and more than 35 trims to develop a look that is completely your own.

    If you are a dealer and are fortunate enough to carry this item in your store, these are excellent selling points for your sales staff to use when working with a customer who is trying to make a decision as to whether or not to venture into the soft side of the outdoor world.
                                                
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    Marcia Blake