Window Treatments For The Spring Season

After this brutal winter we New Englander’s had, it is safe to say spring season is finally upon us which means it is time to roll up your sleeves and get into some spring cleaning. Be sure to add window treatments to your checklist. Throughout the year window treatments can collect dirt, dust and mold spores. For an in-depth gentle cleaning, it is suggested to clean your blinds, shades, and verticals utilizing ultrasonic technology.

American Wallpaper & Design Ctr. offers this service. With our state of the art ultrasonic bling cleaning technology, our factory certified technicians are here to make your dirty blinds look like new and the air that your & your family breathes that much cleaner. Forget about struggling to remove the blinds as well as trying to scrub them clean in a bath tub.

We will arrive at your home on time, remove the properly and clean them at our facility and then return to your home to re-install them. Or if you prefer, you can bring them to our showroom and pick them up in a day or two. We can also do repairs of many brands and types of blinds right here in our store.

Contact us today.

Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades

$100* Rebate Savings!


Save now on beautiful Hunter Douglas Solera soft shades. This product is a combination of a Roman Shade and a cellular shade, but can do so much more. Available in either a light filtering fabric or blackout and features such operating systems as cordless and motorized. Solera soft shades are one of the most affordable products we sell and our customers who have purchased them really love them.


We are a Hunter-Douglas Showcase Priority dealer and sell and install all of their products. We provide design services for commercial and residential projects to meet any of your needs. We are also a full line Coronado Paint distributor and carry a full line of stains, paints, and supplies.  In addition, we have a beautiful gift boutique with gifts and accessories.


Please stop by our showroom where you can see every window treatment you can imagine or dream about on display.

Hunter Douglas Vignette Shadings




$100* Rebate Savings!


Save now on beautiful Hunter Douglas Vignette shadings. This product shares many characteristics of a Roman Shade, but can do so much more. Available on two styles of headrail, a myriad of operating systems including cordless and motorized,Vignettes can fit into most any setting whether traditional or contemporary.

American Wallpaper & Design Center has been serving southern New England for 91 years.We pride ourselves on quality products, product knowledge.

Please stop by our showroom where you can see every window treatment you can imagine or dream about on display.


2” Wood Blinds





Wood blinds are amongst the most versatile product you can use on a window. Available in a wide selection of colors and slat sizes, they provide privacy and a view to the outside as you so desire. Hunter Douglas wood blinds are made from the highest quality wood so they are quite durable and easy to care for. We just installed 68 of them in a magnificent house in the Carnegie Abby area of Portsmouth, RI.

Contact us today to find out more.


Yes, Heating Season Is Here

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I am sure you have noticed that you are putting an extra blanket on at night and are bringing out some sweaters. Fall is a beautiful time of year, but the sound of the furnace kicking on is not music to our ears.

The greatest heat loss in your house is through your windows. Even fairly new windows can have heat loss. Window treatments can provide additional value to your windows and make drafty rooms feel cozier.

Stop by and see how we can make your house feel warmer, save on your heating bills, and give a new look to your house. Special savings are available for many of the most insulating products we have to offer.

Contact us today!

Do You Need New Cabinets?

Do You Need New Cabinets?

            If your kitchen is a bit tired looking, but do not want to go to the expense of replacing all of your cabinets, here is a solution for you:


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Cabinet Coat is one of the most unusual products we carry. It is a water-based paint with the newest technology. Cabinet Coat is the ultimate finish for refurbishing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, shelving, furniture, trim, and crown molding. It delivers an ultra-smooth, factory-like finish with long-lasting beauty. Remember the smooth finish that an oil based paint could provide? This is as good or even better!


  • Ultra-smooth finish
  • Urethane-acrylic formula
  • Refurbishes worn cabinets
  • Available in white and many custom colors





Motorizing window treatments has come a long way with new technology. You can now motorize almost any type of blind. You will be amazed at how these work. No hard wiring required and the technology is so advanced that you don’t even have to be home to operate them; yes, there’s an APP for that!


For the summer, HunterDouglas is offering up to a $100.00 rebate on each motorized window treatment ordered. Please come into our show room to see how you can now control that high window; control that window over the tub without climbing into the tub first. And of course, with no cords, these are the ultimate solution to child and pet safety.

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Blinds for Spring Cleaning

If your blinds are not becoming to you…they should be coming to us!

Ultrasonics is a revolutionary method of cleaning your blinds through the use of sound waves. Ultrasonic cleaning is fast, efficient, and completely safe. Ultrasonics cleans the vanes/fabric of blinds, as well as the cords, ladders, strings, and wand. When the process is complete, you will have a blind that is free from odors, dust, soot, and other allergens.

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Please contact us if you would like to set up an appointment or go to our website,, and go to the blind cleaning page for more details. Happy Cleaning!



Can You Paint This?

One of the more frequent questions we get is: can I paint this? The customer is usually talking about old, varnished woodwork or kitchen cabinets. Bathroom tiles that are very dated looking is also a common surface that they want to paint.

All painting projects, to be successful, require proper surface preparation and the choice of correct materials. Insl-X, a wholly owned subsidiary of Benjamin Moore Paints, is well known by professionals for manufacturing some of the best primers in the industry. Today, I want to introduce you to Stix!

INSL-X Paint

It is a truly remarkable product that will provide you with a bond to an old surface for repainting. Just scuffing up a glossy or varnished surface will not provide a good bond for the finish paint. Stix does what the name says and produces remarkable results.

Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals.

  • Bonds to “hard-to-coat” surfaces
  • Cures in temperatures as low as 35° F (1.57° C)
  • Creates an extremely hard film
  • Excellent enamel holdout
  • Can be top coated with almost any product
  • Low odor

It is available in both quarts and gallons here at American Wallpaper & Design Center.

If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

Save Energy with Hunter Douglas Energy Smart Style Promo

With the current promotions available from Hunter Douglas, you can save energy and on the cost of new window treatments. With a variety or rebates and free upgrades, American Wallpaper & Design Center offers a wide assortment of products that can make your rooms warmer and at the same time, give a new look to your home.

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We have had customers tell us that once we installed Duette Architella shades in their house, rooms that were too drafty and cold to sit in, became cozy and useable. With free cordless upgrades on many products as well as rebates, now is a good time to purchase them. Please stop by our beautiful showroom so you can see how these can save you energy costs and at the same time spruce up your room.