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Three key benefits of blackout shades
By Julie
12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM  

Blackout Cordless Cellular Shades

How many times have you found yourself struggling to get a good night's rest because your existing discount window treatments fail to block out light around you? It can be downright uncomfortable to wake up in the morning with sunlight directly in your face, but these days, you don't have to - blackout shades can eliminate this problem altogether. Here are some of the key benefits of custom window shades designed to keep out blaring light.


Blackout shades save energy

As much as 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. Rather than cranking up your heat or air conditioning to avoid uncomfortable temperatures inside your home, you can avoid those costly energy bills through energy-saving window treatments such as Blackout Cellular Shades. These window treatments can help keep your home insulated throughout the year. During the winter, they can be extremely efficient in keeping heat indoors and preventing drafts from entering the home. In the summer, Blackout shades reduce heat gain and keep the cool air from escaping out.

Blackout shades prevent glares

How often do you find yourself struggling to watch your favorite television program because the light coming in through the windows is causing a glare? New light-blocking materials make Blackout Roller Shades even more effective for light control and sunlight protection. You can control the amount of illumination in a television-viewing room and make the space more convenient to use.


Advantage Blackout Roller Shades in Blackout Ivory Color

Sleeping is easier

If you have trouble sleeping at night because of small traces of light that flow into your bedroom, consider putting up Blackout Roman Shades for the ultimate darkness. These window treatments can also keep the morning sunlight from waking you up and becoming a regular problem. Plus, there are many colors and fabrics to choose from to match your bedroom decor.

You can enhance your interior


These days, blackout shades come in different colors, patterns and styles. If you've been looking for a way to spruce up a living space with the right shades, these might be the perfect choice. In the end, you'll be able to benefit from the light control as well as the elegance the window treatments add to the room.


Whether you already own blackout shades or you want to try them for the first time, there's no better opportunity to do so than now.


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Cozy Up For Christmas
By Payless Decor
12/3/2014 8:25:00 AM  

Cozy Up for Christmas

When you think of the winter, you likely think of staying warm from the cold. Cozying up next to the fire, snuggling in a warm blanket and drinking hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. With predictions of another frigid winter, you can keep your home warm in both temperature and ambiance with a few simple additions. Read on to discover unique ways you can make your abode cozy this cold season.

One way to keep your home feeling toasty is to add a woodsy element. An easy way to achieve this is with wood window blinds. Not only do they provide elegance and warmth to cozy up a space, they also add a unique style to any room, especially a bedroom or living room. This look can be supplemented by hanging up heavy drapes for an even more decorative and inviting aura.

Since energy bills are usually higher in the winter months, you’ll definitely want to reduce your bill anyway you can. Blackout cellular shades are perfect for those who are more practical but still want sophistication. They protect against heat loss in winter. Windows are the source of the most wasted energy inside the home so these shades are a must. A bonus? They’re cordless, making for extremely easy opening and closing. Try to choose rich colors that evoke feelings of tranquility and safety. Colors like amber, espresso or vanilla will make you feel like you’re in winter oasis. Reds and yellows are also good choices— just be sure to stick to mellow tones of each.

If drapes or blinds aren’t for you, there are other options— shades or sliding panels, for instance, add a sophisticated and distinct vibe to your windows. This unexpected element can keep you warm both functionally and visually. Try Roman window shades, which combine fabric and the easily operated shades, for an elegant touch, or bamboo shades for a trendy touch. The latter will lie flat against the window and can then be rolled up to allow more light to shine through. They also bring the beauty of nature indoors with rich textures, beautiful colors and natural style.

Window decorations aren’t the only way to spruce up your home. Instead of having a cold, bare floor, think about placing rugs underneath coffee tables in neutral colors or ones that pop. One key to picking rugs— or any object used for decoration— is to pick ones with a color that doesn’t stimulate but makes you feel secure. That means a vibrant, lime green rug wouldn’t be the wisest choice for warm, wintery decor. Instead, look for colors in browns and maroon reds, like the drapes. A jute rug, braided in pattern and great for big spaces, lends to feelings of comfort and security. Additionally, these rugs are eco-friendly and can easily be cleaned from spills or melting snow.

In addition to using blankets and sweaters to stay warm this winter, a few key household accessories can really help provide that cozy, inviting feeling that everyone looks forward to when they visit family over the holidays.

 

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Give your bedroom a personal touch
By Payless Decor
4/11/2013 9:15:00 AM  

Your bedroom should reflect you and your interests. Whether you're decorating a new home or looking to update your personal space, it's not easy to achieve a look that is "you" while still maintaining function and beauty. When trying to make a room your own, it's tempting to clutter surfaces with memorabilia. On the other hand, making your room look like it came out of a design magazine can cause it to lose originality. Here are some tips on how to find a balance.

Find inspiration
Working from a magazine or blog can be helpful in terms of keeping a theme and creating a room with features that have been approved by an interior decorator. But by copying everything to a "T", you lose originality. Find a few examples of rooms that you like from friend's houses, magazines, books or blogs. Look for a common theme - style, color or textures. Make a note of the similarities, and also of any feature that you fell in love with and strive to use these elements when decorating. 

Style
Finding the style that appeals most to you will be part personality and part lifestyle. For example, someone who loves to keep things tidy and clean would probably love a minimalist look in the bedroom that includes lots of storage, as few pieces as possible and only a couple frames or knick-knacks on the bureaus. This doesn't mean boring - the furniture itself can be opulent in a minimalist way if it sticks to a small selection of colors.

If you're less of a cleanliness enthusiast and more of an artsy type, your ideal bedroom might be more contemporary. An imaginative bedroom might incorporate a wide array of bright colors and decorations, such as furniture found in antique shops and figurines collected with traveling. A creative person may have the sort of room that inspiration can be drawn from. No matter what style you gravitate towards, make sure it suits your life and your tastes.  We have some gorgeous rugs from Momeni in a variety of styles. 

Color
When it comes to color, follow your gut, but with moderation. Fire engine red is great, but a room featuring it will knock your socks off every time you walk through the door. Use muted hues of your favorite color throughout your bedroom to keep it calm, or use the saturated version in accent pieces in an otherwise neutral room. Keeping a basic color scheme can help you to achieve a professional design look in your home, but don't be discouraged from utilizing an accent wall in the aforementioned fire engine red. Just plan it out carefully so you don't feel the need to paint it over in a few weeks. 

Texture
Texture is an underrated way to inject your own personality into a room. Notice the fabrics in your room - are the window treatments wood blinds or roman shades? Is there a plush rug or hardwood floors? Are your pieces perfectly polished, or is your furniture rough? Smooth surfaces tend to make a room more sterile looking than surfaces that are imperfect. Texture can be added to walls with paneling or wall hangings. However, this can make a space look smaller, so it's not advisable to panel or put tapestries up in a cozier space. Texture and pattern are easily mixed up, and can sometimes be interchangeable. Think about the amount of pattern you're putting into a room and the effect that it has on the style. You can mix and match different textures to find a balance that suits you. 


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Top 3 trends for window treatments
By Payless Decor
8/15/2012 3:54:00 PM  

Do you have bare windows that need to be covered up? If you're not sure about which types of window treatments to use to maximize your money while improving your interior decor, you may want to look to some of the hot trends in window treatments. Here are three worth considering.

1. Roman shades. These window coverings work in pretty much any setting, so you shouldn't have trouble finding a variety that matches your decor. They're a great way to add a decorative yet relaxed atmosphere to a space.

2. Bamboo blinds. Made out of one of the most sustainable resources in the world, bamboo blinds are not only attractive neutral additions to a room's style, but they're extremely durable and can reduce your carbon footprint.

3. Cellular shades. Although these aren't new to the scene, cellular shades are becoming more popular as people realize the benefits that they provide. Not only do they look clean and tailored, lending themselves to a simple aesthetic, but they provide an extra layer of insulation, which can help reduce your energy costs.


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How to clean roman shades
By Payless Decor
6/19/2012 3:30:00 PM  

Are you in love with your new roman shades? Make sure you keep your investment looking fresh with regular maintenance. And don't let the word "maintenance" scare you - with these easy steps your window coverings will last a long time.

Every week, use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to suck up any dust or hair that's attached to the shades. This will help improve the air quality of your home and prevent your shades from becoming excessively dirty.

If you ever encounter a stain on your roman shades, it's best to spot treat the area immediately. Laundry stain removers work well, but only use them if you know the fabric can handle it. If worst comes to worst and you think your shades could use a complete washing, washable fabrics can be placed in the washing machine. Just be sure to detach the pulls and accessories first.

If your roman shades are made from materials like bamboo or non-washable fabrics,  you may need to hand-wash them or take them to a professional dry cleaner.


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Accent Your Window Treatments with Drapes!
By Rondale
2/28/2012 3:39:00 PM  

Look at your bland window treatments. Now look at the Payless Décor website. Look back at your bland window treatments. Now check out the Advantage Plus Drapery Panels. :-)

The Advantage Plus Drapery Panels are a great way to spice up your new or existing blinds/shades. They are offered in a huge assortment of colors and patterns to add a decorative touch to your window treatments. You can choose from a variety of panel styles from “grommet” to “pleated” based on individual preference.

In addition, our Advantage Plus Drapery Panels coordinate with our Advantage Plus Roman Shade fabrics. So if you are looking to match patterns/color selections, you can check out both products.

Feel free to check out our Advantage Plus Drapery Panels and our Advantage Plus Roman Shades on our website today. You also may want to order some free samples of colors that may match your new or existing window treatments.

 

Happy Shopping!

Rondale


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Modern Pleated Shades
By Rondale
12/21/2011 1:40:00 PM  

Our 2” Solids and Textured Pleated Shade are a great product to consider for your home décor as they are stylish and offer a ton of options you can customize to your individual needs.

Offered in bold colors from “Goldenrod” to “Earthtone” color selections, you are sure to find a color that matches your décor. In addition, you can choose between a privacy liner or a blackout liner if privacy and light control is of major importance to you.

A key feature of our 2” Solids and Textured Pleated Shades is the “Cordless & Top Down/Bottom Up” feature. This feature gives you the ability to open the shade from the top down and/or from the bottom up depending on your preference. The good thing about being able to open the shade from the “top down” is it allows you to have privacy at the lower part of your window yet still be able to view out the top of the window. The cordless feature is a bonus as there is no cords to operate or get tangled. You simply use the tabs to raise and lower the shade.

If you have a double window or just prefer to be able to open part of your window at a time, you can consider the “2 on 1” headrail option which means there are 2 shades hanging from one headrail. You can operate the shades individual of each other.

If you are looking for a stylish window treatment that adds a modern twist to your décor, you may want to check out our 2” Solids and Textured Shades.

 

Happy Shopping!

 

Rondale


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Regal Fabric Vertical Blinds
By Rondale
11/2/2011 3:09:00 PM  

Regal Fabric Vertical Blinds

 

          Looking for a decorative window treatment to cover your patio doors in style? Well look no further than our new Regal Fabric Vertical Blinds. Our Regal Fabric Vertical Blinds are a great alternative to our standard pvc vertical blinds as they have a softer texture and give a warm presence to any décor. They also provide excellent light control.

          Offered in a variety of colors, our Regal Fabric Vertical Blinds are sure to offer a color selection that matches your décor. They come standard with a matching round corner valance that gives a decorative touch to the window treatment.

          The heavy duty track system is made of sturdy aluminum and has an automatic vane realignment feature that realigns the vanes if they ever come out of place.

          The best feature of our new Regal Fabric Vertical Blinds is that they are custom-made to order and made right here in the USA! Feel free to check them out at your convenience and also order free samples of color selections you feel come closest to matching your décor.

 

Happy Shopping,

 

Rondale


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Our New Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shades: "First of it's kind!"
By Rondale
1/4/2011 12:00:00 AM  

Our New Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shades

"First of it's kind!"


Looking for a unique window treatment for your home that is stylish yet child safe? You may want to check out our new Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shades.  Our new Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shades are the first custom roman shade product to have a “cordless lift” system. The cordless lift system has a smooth operation and is also child/pet safe.  

Our Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shades are offered in a multitude of fabric styles and colors to add to the decor of any room. In addition, they are offered with a soft or plain fold. The plain fold offers a standard contemporary look. Stay pockets on the back of the shade create pleats which look great with most fabrics (plain fold is not recommended with a blackout liner as light may come through). The soft fold provides a cascading effect as it folds in 6” intervals. This adds a elegant look to your décor.

Our Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shades also offers various lining options to ensure you have complete control of the light that enters your home.  A standard light filtering liner in your choice of white or ivory is included FREE OF CHARGE. If you wish to block light entirely, you can upgrade to a Premium Blackout Liner.

Take a look at this new innovative product today. Stylish, durable, and child-safe all wrapped into an elegant product that will match any décor. 


Happy Shopping!

Rondale


Advantage Plus Cordless Roman Shade

 


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Free Sample It!
By Rondale
1/29/2010 2:58:00 PM  

        Let me give an example. You just purchased a new home, got new furniture, and now you need the perfect window treatments to match your home’s décor. You look at the product pictures on www.paylessdecor.com and are fascinated about a particular product and color. So you order it from our website, get excited when it is quickly shipped to your home, and open the package only to find that the custom-made product you ordered (while high in quality) does not match the warm ambiance you were attempting to create for your home. So what you do as a valued customer is contact us regarding your concern. Now even the good Samaritans of this world would be disappointed when they learn they are unable to return the order being that our products are custom-made to your specific needs.

        That is why we stress the importance of ordering and viewing samples prior to placing an order. We understand you look at our high quality products and are even more amazed at the low prices. But we also want you to be 100% satisfied with the finished product you receive. Our samples are the only way to accurately determine if our products are suitable for your home décor. With that being said, we highly recommend that our customers Free Sample It! before you buy. That way you can get a feel for the texture of the material and determine the best color preference. The magic word in this statement is FREE. Yes, we will ship samples to you free of charge to give you the opportunity to determine which product and/or color will match your décor.

        Now let’s rewind so I can give a more satisfying illustration. You just purchased a new home, got new furniture and now you need the perfect window treatments to match your home’s décor. You look at the product pictures on www.paylessdecor.com and are fascinated about a particular product and color. So you place an order for several of our free samples on our website to determine which product/color matches your home décor. You find a product sample you like so you place an order on our website. You get excited when it is quickly shipped to your home and even more ecstatic when you see the high quality products were custom-made to your needs at a cost that didn’t damage the wallet.

        That is the type of experience we want you to have with our products. So before you place an order…Free Sample It! And feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have (800-925-4635).

 

Happy Shopping!

 

Rondale

 


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