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Get your blinds parts here!
By Cherri
5/10/2012 1:36:00 PM  

We are happy to announce you can now purchase specific blind parts for your blind/shade repair or replacement!  For instance, if your pet (or kid) climbs on the back of your sofa and decides to make a chew toy out of the cords on your beautiful roman style bamboo shades.  Luckily, you can now replace the string by going directly to our web page and clicking on “blind parts” on the main page.  Easy instructions are also on this site on “how to re-string bamboo shades.”  Hopefully, this may never happen, but it’s reassuring to know you won’t have to live with “chewed” cords.

You’ve taken down your horizontal faux or basswood blinds to paint the room or have windows washed.  Now it’s time to hang the blinds again, only you find that the valance clips are nowhere to be found (we get calls on this one all the time).  Valance clips are now available for sale in sets of 3.

Last, but not least, we now offer Custom Crown Valances.  Say, for example, you would like to do inside mount blinds, but would prefer to have a valance on the outside trim of your window with side returns.  Now you have a chance to be creative without spending a lot of extra cash.

Cords and Valances come in a variety of colors to match your existing window treatments. Shipping is FREE.

Whatever the reason you may need to replacement parts for your blinds – we’ve got them!


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Categories: Blind Installation, Cellular Shades, Bamboo Shades, cordless blinds, cordless shades, Wood Blinds
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True designer quality real-wood window coverings
By Cherri
3/30/2012 10:27:00 AM  

Great News! Payless Décor is proud to announce an exciting new addition to our Real Wood Horizontal Blind Collection.  Our 2” Elite Wood Blinds are hand-crafted from the finest North American basswood.  Premium finishes add warmth and enhance the character of the wood while providing UV protection against fading or color change. 

These beautiful blinds are custom made to specifications for a perfect fit for each window.  You can even further personalize blinds with design options such as valance styles, decorative cloth tapes, rounded corners, and the “routeless” option (no holes).

Blinds are designed for a lifetime of beauty, function and durability.

Other Distinct Features include:

 

    * Custom made blind shipped in 4 business days after your order is placed

    * Matching wand, cord, ladders and wood tassels for a premium look.

    * Lift and tilt control location options

    * Finished ends of slats for a beautiful blind from every view

    * 3.25” royal crown valance for extra light blocking

    * Multiple no charge and upgrade valance options

    * UV protected finish to prevent fading and color change

    * Thicker cord used to prevent fraying and increased life of the blind

    * Compliant with the American National Standards Institute for the Safety of Corded Window Products

 

Check out these blinds on our web site today! 


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Curtain Rod Selection
By Cherri
2/29/2012 12:39:00 PM  

Curtain Rod Selection

 

 

When it comes to decorating the home, most people think of the most obvious; the style of the room, the paint, the furniture, window curtains etc. When it comes to curtain rods or Drapery poles, we sometimes overlook how important of a product they actually are. There are many varieties to choose from depending on the style of your room and the fabric of the curtains that is used. Whatever your personal taste might be, a curtain rod can be that special accessory which finishes off the look of the window. Using the right curtain rod can compliment your decor by adding that special touch to your window treatments.

Curtain rods are literally what hold the entire window treatment together. Our unique rods are available in a range of materials and styles including metal, wood and polymer. The right curtain rod will enable you to enhance your curtains if chosen correctly. Here are a few things to bear in mind when choosing your curtain rods.

First of all, you need to determine the place where you are supposed to mount the curtain rods. This in turn shall vary with the type of curtain you are employing. Few curtain types look good if hung above the window frame, whereas many are hung within the window frame.

Secondly, you need to decide upon the design and style of the curtain rod. As curtain rods are available in a large variety, you will have a lot of options to choose from. Choose a decorative rod if the rods are to be mounted above the window frame. Or select a traverse rod if you are hanging curtains which are closed with a chord. In addition, it is also recommended to evaluate the material of the rod. Ensure that the rod is made of a good quality material and suits the climate you live in. Whether you are aware of the fact or not; cold, heat, dust, and humidity are all known to affect curtain rods. In addition, also check that the curtain rods you select match well with the furnishings of the room.

Thirdly, you need to decide upon the size spacer you wish to employ. However, this typically depends on the type of curtains you are hanging. Rings and hooks are the two most common types of spacers employed.

Lastly, you need to select the finials for the curtain rods. Finials are nothing but decorative pieces which are attached to both the ends of the rod. You will be pleased to know that our rods come with finials included!

Sincerely

Cherri


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Categories: Bamboo Blinds, Blind Installation, Online Blinds Retailing, Wood Blinds, Drapery
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Mix and Match - Platinum Collection Sliding Panels and Shades
By Cherri
2/2/2012 11:25:00 AM  

Great News! Now you can create a complete look for your space or room with bamboo roman shades and sliding panels that match.  Our Platinum Collection Woven Wood Sliding Panels are made of the same materials as our Platinum I and Platinum II Bamboo Shades. Now you can match the bamboo shades in your window to the your sliding glass door treatment!  Take an adventurous step away from the antiquated look of pvc vertical blinds and drab shades for your decor.

The fact that each shade and sliding panel can be customized to your specific measurements at a very reasonable cost is a major plus. Each bamboo panel track slider comes with a matching bamboo valance to hide the headrail and edge binding to protect the bamboo edges.  You get to choose the free optional edge banding color at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE too!

Bamboo natural woven wood bamboo shades as well as sliding panels is a trendy and unique window treatment that is great for covering small or large windows and doors.  Sliding panels can even be used as a room divider. Panels glide easily along a track system for sleek, simple use.  Bamboo shades raise and lower with ease.

Our Platinum Collection Woven Wood Sliding Panels and Platinum I/Platinum II Bamboo Shades are made from all natural bamboo for a great alternative to vertical blinds and mundane window treatments. Friends and family will love the new look and you will enjoy the natural eco-friendly beauty of your shades and panels for years to come!


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Standard Vertical Blinds
By Cherri
1/4/2012 9:09:00 AM  

                   STANDARD VERTICAL BLINDS


Our Standard Vertical Blinds are a great option you should consider if you are contemplate sprucing up your home for the spring on a budget. It is worth pausing for a moment to consider what a huge impact the window coverings could have on almost any room in the house; from the bedroom to a showpiece dining area.

We at Payless Decor are convinced our Standard Vertical Blinds have just what it takes to combine both style and practicality (not to forget economical) that make them so special in our eyes.

For a start, vertical blinds are extremely versatile so you will never be stuck for possibilities. Don't think of vertical blinds as merely a solution for your patio door. Their neat streamlined appearance is especially well-suited for narrower windows or doorways because of their height-conscious design. Vertical window blinds can be used as a sophisticated substitute for draperies in any room of the home or office. One of the major benefits of blinds such as these is that they can be set to face in a certain direction, from fully open to entirely closed.  You may find this is especially useful in extreme outdoor conditions; such as bright sunlight or darkness. Moving your blinds to filter out just the right amount of light will lead to a perfect home setting.

Our Standard Vertical Blinds come in five basic colors that will surely complement your current decor and are custom made to your specifications. Tracks can be configured for a one-way draw, split draw, center stack, or opposite stack to suit personal preference; the direct drive control unit with large sprocket wheel provides a smooth and responsive operation. You can also purchase a single or double valance to complete the look for your window. So with our Standard Vertical Blinds, you have an almost unlimited flexibility in designing your room.

Sincerely,

Cherri


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Bathroom Window Treatments
By Cherri
12/27/2009 1:13:00 PM  

BATHROOM WINDOW TREATMENTS

 

Choosing an appropriate bathroom window treatment is not a simple task. It requires creativity and attention to the entire setting to enhance the beauty of the room. Finding suitable bathroom window treatment(s) is part of the decorating process, contributing to the overall appearance of the room.

 

Draperies and Curtains

 

The drapery is considered a more sophisticated bathroom window treatment, suitable for bathrooms of more generous dimensions, with special furniture and accessories. Draperies require more wall space around the window.  Drapery panels are not retractable in the same way as other window treatments are and that is why they require more space. The majestic and fabulous look is more appealing for very large bathrooms.

 

Curtains have some advantages compared to other types of bathroom window treatments. If you are seeking inexpensive versatility, curtains are lightweight and can be easily suspended/removed from a rod with rings, tabs or rod-pocket casing. 

 

Shades are a great solution for a bathroom window treatment being that they can be easily raised or lowered. There are various types of shades that can be used for the bathroom, from our custom pleated shades, fabric roman shades, to our simple roll-up shades.

 

Shutters are another nice option for your bathroom window treatment, as they offer more possibilities than simple curtains.  They can cover a window from top to bottom or only the bottom part of the window. .

 

Blinds are still considered the most popular category of bathroom window treatment, due to their versatility and affordability. Blinds are excellent for spaces where light control or privacy is highly important. This makes them perfect for bathroom windows. You have many possibilities to choose from with several options, vertical blinds with up and down slats (pvc or fabric), and blinds with horizontal slats. Blinds are usually made of vinyl, wood, faux wood, aluminum.

 

Tips for a Better Choice

 

The dimensions of the bathroom are very important as this aspect will determine a better choice. Larger spaces look great with draperies and curtains while small bathrooms require other solutions. If you want to give even more of an effect with your window treatment(s), shorter curtains could give your bathroom a bold statement.

 

The dimensions of the bathroom windows also play an important role in the choice of suitable bathroom window treatments. The general tendency of smaller windows in the bathroom makes blinds, shutters, or shades more suitable than draperies and curtains.

 


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Roller Shades-Gaining Popularity in Spring 2009
By cherri
5/4/2009 8:17:00 AM  

Roller Shades are one of the most recognizable types of window treatment around.  Even if you didn’t grow up with them in your own home, you were sure to see roller shades at Grand Mom’s house or your favorite Uncle and Aunt’s place.  And if you are a coffee lover, the Starbucks down the street is sure to have them.

There are Roller shades made with vinyl, fabric or laminate and their thickness varies depending on the purpose they are used for.  Insulating roller shades are thicker while those used strictly for privacy can be thinner.  Roller Shades come in a wide variety of styles, colors and textures and coordinates easily in any room.

Roller shades have become quite popular once again (Grand Mom would be pleased) as they offer an economical, simple yet aesthetically pleasing means to cover windows and doors.

Among the added benefit is that Roller Shades offer also economical window privacy. Roller shades can be ordered with an extra layer of blackout fabric, which will block out all light from a room, or simply use light filtering shades to keep excess light out.

Last, but not least, roller shades are easy to install.  In most cases, homeowners themselves install the roller shades, eliminating the added cost of professional installation.  Thus, it can be both elegant and affordable to get a discount roller shade and accentuate it with a nice drapery panel.

We recently added an economy roller shade line to our premium line of roller shades, and I would be happy to discuss what roller shade best fits your needs!


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