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  • Window Treatment Design in San Mateo, CA
    11/19/2020 3 Comments
    Window Treatment Design Elements for Your Nursery

    When you imagine designing a nursery for your little one, painting the walls and choosing the right furniture are probably the first big projects that come to mind. While these add personality and charm to the room, window treatments can pull the entire look together! From Venetians blinds, curtains, or rollers, there are so many beautiful options. Consider the following design elements and tips when choosing your nursery window treatments.

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  • A dog sitting on the floor near a window
    08/11/2020 - rudolphsinteriors 1 Comment
    The Best Pet-Proof Window Treatments

    Pets are part of our families. Just like any other family member, they sometimes get caught up in mischief. Often, window blinds bear the brunt of our pets’ destructive habits. While TV remotes, shoes, and pillows also deal with their fair share of havoc, shades and shutters can be expensive to replace. Consider these pet-proof window coverings for your home.

    Wooden Blinds

    Whether they’re made with real or faux lumber, wooden blinds are sturdier than the vinyl blinds you see in most homes. With larger slats, you can give your pets better views of what’s going on outside. If your pets can easily see through the windows, they’ll be less inclined to wedge in-between your blinds and damage them.

    Roman Shades

    Roman shades are an excellent choice for households with pets. With their one-piece design and the option of not having a cord, you can open up roman shades just enough for your pet or block the view entirely. Roman shades don’t have slats, so they collect less pet hair than other types of blinds, which reduces the pet allergens in your home.

    Interior Shutters

    Indoor shutters have sturdy foundations that can stand up to even the most eager pet. You can customize your shutters with horizontal or vertical slats and your choice of material. Installing shutters on your windows is a permanent fix that can potentially increase your property value.

    Things to Keep in Mind

    When choosing your shades, keep in mind how much work it will take to clean them. Designs with slats and shutters require more dusting than roman shades to keep hair and other particles from accumulating. If you have a large home with lots of windows, you may want to consider hiring a cleaning service to detail your blinds. When installing window treatments in a house with pets, avoid things like hanging cords and transparent windows. Both can lead to eager pets jumping to play with them. Tinted windows and cordless blinds can help alleviate your pet’s temptation to explore around your windows.

    Are you ready to upgrade your windows? Rudolph’s Interiors has provided custom window treatments for clients in the San Mateo area for over 60 years. To learn about our high-quality products, browse our selection or call us today at 650-685-1250.

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  • Chair in front of window with custom drapes for interior design
    05/07/2020 - rudolphsinteriors 5 Comments
    Which Window Covering Is Best for My Home?

    Windows are one of the most eye-catching aspects of a room. Like other components of interior decor, window coverings create an ambiance that portrays the homeowner’s style. Review the following details on various window coverings to help you choose one that is suitable for your home.


    Blinds are movable slats with spring components or cording systems that raise and lower them. You can tilt these window covers to regulate the amount of light in a room and block an outside view. Blinds complement most interior home designs, as they are available in a variety of finishes: vinyl, wood, plastic, and bamboo. They are also easy to maintain and fit for humid environments, like bathrooms. Blinds are available in vertical and horizontal options, making them suitable for various window sizes and sliding doors. To keep them in good shape, you’ll need to dust them frequently and open and close them carefully to avoid damage. If you have children or pets, you will need to keep the hanging strings out of their reach or opt for cordless blinds.

    Curtains and Drapes

    Drapes add a personal touch to a room and are available in various fabrics, colors, dimensions, and patterns. With these window treatments, you can filter light as needed and provide privacy and heat insulation. For added flexibility, you can hang drapes close to the edges of a window or near the ceiling to best suit your design goals for the room. You can also accompany curtains with another window covering to customize and brighten up a space. Some curtains do not provide complete light blockage, so they best suit rooms that don’t require total darkness. It’s best to regularly clean them to avoid dust accumulation; unlike blinds, curtains aren’t the best option for humid bathrooms and kitchens as they can be susceptible to mold in moist areas.


    Shutters are slats made of wood, plastic, aluminum, or faux wood, fixed on a fitted frame, and then mounted on a window. You can paint your window shutters to match the interior decor and add traditional sophistication to your home—however, if you decide to repaint them, you’ll have to remove your shutters and reinstall them after painting to achieve a clean, polished new coat. Shutters protect carpets and furniture from fading by blocking sunrays, suiting homeowners who live in sunny regions. These window covers provide increased privacy when closed and are perfect for homeowners who want to complete control over room lighting. Shutters are durable but can obstruct your view of the outside and also require maintenance to keep them functional.

    Window coverings come in options that provide varying heat insulation, light regulation, and privacy. At Rudolph’s Interiors, you can find top brand window coverings like shutters, blinds, and customized drapes to offer your home in a stylish new look and added protection. View our products to learn more about how we can help you choose the right style for your home in the San Mateo, CA area.

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  • 04/29/2020 - rudolphsinteriors 0 Comments
    Site Launch

    Our new website is finally up. We’ve worked hard to get a beautiful new site ready and we’re proud to show it off. Thanks for reading our blog. We have lots of great blog posts in the works. Please check back or contact us now to find out how we can help you.

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