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5 Tips for Bringing Window Coverings Outdoors
By Payless Decor
4/29/2015 8:30:00 AM  

With warmer weather moving in, now is a great time to find unique ways to bring your blinds and shades outdoors. Not only will these window coverings provide some much-needed shade, but they can also show off your personal style.


Dress Up a Patio

Your porch is probably a summer staple, so why not find some great ways to make it more enjoyable in the midst of summer’s heat? Incorporating some pretty shades can make a huge impact on not only the amount of heat felt, but the overall appearance of a home. Cellular shades can be a great addition as they come in a wide range of colors and incorporate light-filtering options. If you prefer fabric, adding some airy curtains can catch the eye and block sunrays.


Connect Blossoming Trees

If you have some beautiful trees in your front or backyard, you can bring out your favorite window covering to tie the trees together. As long as the trees are an appropriate distance from one another, you can easily create a shaded, grassy sitting area that is perfect for outdoor picnics or a child’s sun-free playspace. Take advantage of the trees’ colors and any other garden features by using floral or earth-tone decor when decorating the space between the trees.


Shield a Sitting Area

Outdoor areas that feature seats, couches or benches will require shade once the sun is stronger and out for a longer period of time. While covering the areas around the the seats will greatly reduce the impact of the heat, considering various overhead coverings can also be an effective way to block the sun. Shielding an outdoor sitting area will encourage your family and friends to enjoy the nice, warm weather and feel as if they were in the comfort of your home.


Build a Barrier

If you like tackling larger projects, building a sun-shading barrier may be the perfect project for you! If your home lacks a porch, patio or outdoor sitting area, constructing your own fortress can provide a new area where guests can hang out over the spring and summer. Once you build a reliable structure, you can add personal touches with stylish, light-filtering blinds and shades that will make your new outdoor feature an enticing option no matter the temperature.


Get Creative

You can opt for attention-grabbing blinds and shades when you want to show off your personal style. For example, introducing bamboo sliding panels to an outdoor sitting area will create an exotic feel. You could also consider adding interior decor to match your fun outdoor window coverings. Traditional decor can show off the natural beauty of wood blinds while incorporating a more colorful palette can be a great way to enhance the simplicity of vertical blinds.


Not only are these shade-inducing projects going to make your home look great, but they can also be done quickly and without heavy legwork. Bringing blinds and shades to outdoor areas will not only serve as a fun project, but can be the perfect reason to enjoy more time outdoors this summer.

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Using Feng Shui to maximize your home's energy
By Payless Decor
4/11/2013 3:39:00 PM  

Feng Shui is the art of maximizing the energy flow in your home. It originated in China, where energy is referred to as chi. Getting a good energy or chi balance in your home can help to de-stress any room and promote positive feelings. Many people in both the Eastern and Western worlds embrace Feng Shui's simple guidelines to improve their home decor.

Energy
Beneficial energy flow is central to the Feng Shui approach, notes India Times. The flow of energy goes from the front door all the way through your home, so it's best not to have any objects in the way. All furniture should be arranged so that you are still able to pass through a room unhindered. Try to position furniture so that the user's back is to the wall - this will help them to feel more grounded and relaxed. Removing clutter before it becomes somewhat of a permanent fixture in your home will help keep energy pulsing as well as make your home feel more inviting.

Materials
There are five main elements of Feng Shui: wood, metal, water, earth and fire, notes HGTV. It's best to balance the amount of each element that is present in a room. There is also a heavy emphasis on using natural materials, so utilizing wood for furniture, decorations and accessories like wood blinds can be very helpful. When using wood, try to mimic the natural shapes and flow of trees. Having columns or other rounded wood shapes can help. A wonderful new option we carry are our bamboo roller shades. They provide a natural look, all light to filter in your room and come in a variety of gorgeous styles.

Bamboo Roller Shades

Fire is another great element to incorporate and you don't actually need a fireplace. Candles will work in many cases or you can view fire more symbolically and use items that evoke a primal feel, like animal prints. With earth, it's also fine to just use things that have the same colors instead of actually using raw materials to decorate your home. Metal is common in many houses and should be used in its full capacity because it is a strong and shapely material. As far as water goes, if you don't want to install a hot tub, don't fret - objects with deep blues and greens will work fine as well.

Light
Taking advantage of natural light plays an important role in Feng Shui as well. Keep all your windows free of obstructions and try to use blinds and shades made of natural materials whenever possible. Hanging mirrors are also a great way to boost the light in your home, as keeping it bright is good for the mood.


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Bamboo - the ultimate bathroom material
By Payless Decor
9/4/2012 3:58:00 PM  

When you're redesigning a bathroom, bamboo probably isn't the first material that comes to mind. After all, ceramic tile, glass and porcelain are what typically dominate in the bathroom. But there are plenty of reasons why bamboo is the ultimate choice, and just as many ways to use it.

First of all, bamboo is a super eco-friendly resource that doesn't have a negative impact on the environment. It can grow up to three feet in a single day and thrives without the use of pesticides, making it a wonderful crop. It even releases more oxygen than other plants, helping to freshen up the atmosphere! It's also extremely durable and resistant to bacteria, making it perfect for use in a bathroom.

Of course, bamboo accessories aren't just about function - they're also attractive. When you use bamboo window blinds, bamboo floors and bamboo textiles, you lend your bathroom a clean, spa-like vibe that's perfect for the space. The decor possibilities of the material are endless, but if you're looking for a few ideas, check out some of Martha Stewart's suggestions.


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How to nail Asian-style decor in your bathroom
By Payless Decor
8/29/2012 3:16:00 PM  

The bathroom is often a place where homeowners go to relax, whether in a shower or a bath. As such, soothing design schemes and tranquil colors are often used to help promote rest. What better way to achieve the Zen feeling than with Asian-style decor? If you're not sure what kind of appearance you should be going for, here are some tips to guide you.

1. Use neutral colors. Shades that you would find in nature are ideal for Asian-style bathrooms, so opt for hues like brown, beige, gray and white.

2. Bring in dark wood. A dark wood vanity and maybe even a shoji screen would help to make the room look authentic. Faux wood blinds with a darker, textured color or bamboo roman shades could also add to the effect.

3. Set up a few plants. Choose to include orchids or ornamental grasses into your bathroom's design. These will not only look lovely, but will keep the air fresh.

4. Keep it asymmetrical. Asian decor typically features asymmetrical elements that work to balance each other, so keep this in mind as you're bringing in accent pieces.


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Bamboo Folding Doors
By Rondale
5/9/2012 4:27:00 PM  

Looking for the perfect product to divide a room or a window treatment that can give privacy to your large windows/patio doors? Well look no further than out Platinum Collection Bamboo Folding Doors.

Our Platinum Collection Bamboo Folding Doors are great in that you can use them in a studio to add privacy to your bedroom area or you can use them to replace a closet door track. There are so many ways they can be used but the main thing is this product offers superior durability and the clean look of a natural bamboo product.

The Platinum Collection Bamboo Folding Doors open/close with strong handles which add a decorative touch to the product. The product offers a few options including privacy liners and a 20% fullness which adds body when the doors are completely closed. They come standard with a 5% fullness factor.

So if you are looking for decorative way to divide a room, cover a large window, or for functionality of a closet…look no further than our Platinum Collection Folding Doors. Feel free to order free samples today!

Happy Shopping!

Rondale


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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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