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

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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.


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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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Rest Well With Blackout Shades
By Payless Decor
9/17/2014 7:25:00 AM  

Rest Well With Blackout Shades

Outside noise, stress from the day, temperature of the room and even what we ate before bed can all play a part in how well we sleep at night. The amount of light that comes in from outside can also stop us from getting the best sleep possible, whether it’s from a streetlight or the sun coming up a little earlier than you need to be awake. Blackout shades are a great way to block out unwanted light and noise, and they’re also a conservative way to reduce energy costs.

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Block Unwanted Light

If hung properly, blackout shades can block or filter almost all natural and unnatural light. They’re also thicker than typical shades or curtains, which allows them to block some of the noise from outside as well. Most people are capable of sleeping with varying degrees of light, but from a physiological standpoint, having as little light interference as possible results in a notably restful night.

 

Increase Rest Time

Exposure to light can decrease your melatonin levels. Melatonin naturally increases as the sun goes down, making you less alert and more able to fall asleep. Sunlight and artificial lighting can prevent the release of melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep and less likely that you’ll awake well-rested. Using blackout shades, in addition to ensuring all inside light sources are turned off, can keep melatonin at healthy levels throughout the night and into the morning until you’re ready to wake up.

 

Save Money

Not only will a reduction in light and noise help you sleep better at night, but using blackout shades can save you money as well. During the hot summer months, we put our air conditioners into overdrive to keep our homes nice and cool. The sun beating in through the windows works against the air conditioner and keeps rooms heated, which in turn keeps the air conditioner running longer and makes your power bill more expensive.

A similar thing happens in the winter, but with the opposite effect; during the coldest months, heat escaping through windows can account for 10 to 25 percent of your heating bill. Blackout shades will block the sun from entering the room in the summer, while also protecting the heat from seeping out cold windows in the winter. By using blackout shades, many people see a 15 to 25 percent decrease in their energy bills.

If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, not waking up feeling completely rested or just want to cut down on energy costs, installing blackout shades could be worth a shot. They’re also great for people with atypical work schedules. With all the options out there, it’s easier than ever to find nice blackout shades that are effective and also look great in any space. They are also a great option if you aren’t interested in hanging thick curtains around your house, and they’re equally as effective.

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Adding splashes of color to a living space
By Payless Decor
6/24/2014 7:34:00 AM  

There's nothing quite as boring as a room with little color. Even if you want your living space to encompass neutrals with its window treatments and furnishings, a splash of color can do wonders for a room. If you aren't interested in embracing a handful of hues from the rainbow, it's possible to add a hint of color to a space without creating an overwhelming look.

"Color is the most powerful design element," Interior Design Professional Sabrina Soto told SheKnows.com. "Colors add character to your designs. With character comes perception and emotion. Colors set the mood, tone and feel of any space."

Colors in accessories
One of the easiest way to begin incorporating color into your living space is by using it in the accessories throughout your room. This means bringing in colorful window shades, throw pillows and blankets that have a hint of color to create more visual interest. To add further appeal to the area, consider utilizing accessories that have texture as well as color.

Using black
If you're particularly interested in using a bright or bold color in your living space, consider complementing it with black to anchor the entire look. HGTV states that this is an effective way to use color in a room without going overboard. The contrast is eye-catching as well as soothing. The drama of the black can also enhance all of the other hues used throughout the space.

Whether you're interested in adding color to a bedroom or a living room, these tips can help you get off on the right foot. Take the time to narrow down your options prior to choosing one or two hues to use throughout the space. In the end, you'll be happier with the final product.

Color swatches


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Into the wild: Decorate a rustic dining room
By Payless Decor
11/7/2013 12:23:00 PM  

Food tastes better when your catch it yourself - or at least when you eat it on a rough wooden table. That's why rustic dining rooms are so hot right now - they transport you back to a simpler time, or to a remote cabin in the woods where your meals are the satisfying end to a hard day's work. 

Lighting
In a rustic dining room, natural light is key. However, since most of us eat after the sun goes down, it can't be UV rays all the time. Layer warm lights to imitate the kind of glow that you might find in the great outdoors. Try hanging a few low-hanging overhead lights with iron details over your dining room table for deep woods ambiance. 

The custom window treatments you choose are totally up to you. Keep with the color scheme, but aside from that the sky is the limit. Natural roller shades, drapes and bamboo blinds are all fair game in your new rustic dining room. 

Natural materials
What better way to create a woodsy dining room than with natural materials? But nature-inspired accents aren't limited to wood. While an oversized, rough wooden dining room table is a staple of this particular style, that doesn't mean it's the only material you can use. Consider installing large slate tiles for the flooring and topping it with a plush but modest rug for a touch of coziness. 

Another form of natural materials include greenery. While flowers don't necessarily fit into the whole roughing it vibe, you could keep a collection of succulents in the middle of your table as a nature-inspired centerpiece. If you want to add a touch of femininity, put a few long-stem flowers in a vase.

Keep it on the simple side
The rule of thumb when it comes to decorating a rustic room is to keep everything on the simpler side. The space should look as though it could have been built without the use of modern technology. Patterns can be used, but try to keep them in a low contrast and in a darker hue. The less frills you end up featuring in the room, the more successfully you will pull off rustic chic. That doesn't mean eliminating all details, but try to minimize it as much as you're able. 

rustic dining room


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Four sewing room essentials to improve your productivity
By Payless Decor
9/22/2012 4:02:00 PM  

If you love to sew and are fortunate enough to have a spare room in your house that can be devoted to the craft, you'll need to ensure that the space meets every one of your needs. But what exactly are the essentials for a well-equipped sewing room? Here are a few ideas to get you on the right track.

1. A spacious table. You'll certainly need a place to spread out your materials and actually get down to business, and a large workspace will provide that.

2. A comfortable chair. When you're putting the finishing touches on that garment or painstakingly stitching a complicated project, you don't want your rear end going numb on an uncomfortable chair. Look for plenty of cushioning.

3. Roller shades for windows. When the room gets a bit dark or the sun starts bothering you, all it takes is a small tug to adjust these window treatments, then you're back to work. Solar Shades are perfect for reducing glare, but not eradicating your view.

4. Plenty of storage. You don't want the sewing room to fall victim to loose thread, yards of fabric and dangling ribbons, so make sure each item has a proper place to be stored. You'll also be able to find things more easily.


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Four tips for creating the ultimate media room
By Payless Decor
8/20/2012 4:09:00 PM  

If watching movies and TV shows is how you have fun and relax after a long day of work, chances are you'd like a space that provides all the essentials. A media room is a great choice for the whole family, but there are a few decorative tips to keep in mind.

1. Eliminate messy wires. With so many plugs, cables, cords and wires connecting your electronics, you might end up with a tangled mess that ruins the look of the space. Install them behind the walls if you can, or hide them behind furniture or in storage cabinets if possible.

2. Create optimal lighting. Nothing ruins a TV-watching session like the glare of sun on the screen. Roller shades for windows will make sure that you can see everything with no distractions.

3. Set up the perfect seating arrangement. It's important to ensure that everyone has a good view, so position your sofas and chairs in a way that's as functional as it is attractive. Each seat should be the best one in the house!

4. Keep drinks and snacks on hand. A mini fridge or a couple of shelves can ensure that munchies are always available. After all, who doesn't love eating popcorn and drinking soda during a movie?


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Adding tassels to your roller shades
By Payless Decor
7/23/2012 11:26:00 AM  

Roller shades for windows are some of the easiest window coverings to operate - just give them a tug! There's no worrying about tangled strings or adjusting slats with these straightforward models, but there's one way to make the pulling process even easier - by attaching a tassel.

Tassels not only give your fingers something solid to grip, but they can add to your design scheme by incorporating colors and textures that fit your motif. You can find tassels for cheap at arts and crafts supply stores, or make your own with a little help from Martha Stewart. You'll just need a bit of linen yarn and some thread and you'll have a lovely tassel in no time.

Once you have the tassel ready to go, it's time to attach it to your roller shade. Some shades already come with pulls of their own, so you may need to remove this first before you thread the tassel through. Otherwise, you'll need to punch a hole of your own near the bottom of the shade.

After the hole is open, thread the loop of the tassel through the shade and then thread the tassel through the end of the loop. Pull to make sure it's secure, and you're done! Looks a lot better, doesn't it?


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How to turn your roller shades into pieces of art
By Payless Decor
6/20/2012 3:31:00 PM  

Artwork is pretty much an essential element of interior design - without creative pieces to act as focal points, a room can fall flat. While wall-mounted paintings or photographs are always good choices, you might be looking for ways to spruce up those standard roller shades for windows that you just bought.

If you're looking for an affordable, easy way to turn your cordless shades into design elements of their own, Martha Stewart has a great idea that uses wallpaper to cover them. Whether you choose to stick with the same paper that's covering the walls or pick out a new pattern, the window will act as a frame to set the design apart.

If you're something of an artist, you might even want to take the opportunity to create your own design on the shades. Using acrylic craft paint, you could either paint directly on the fabric of the shades or buy a piece of canvas that can be attached to the front afterward. Either way, you'll have a masterpiece to pull the room's décor together!


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Customer involvement
By Seth
12/1/2011 9:09:00 AM  
We are always trying to improve our products & level of service.I just wanted to point out a few things we are doing right now to involve our customers. Most of these types of activities we do through our facebook page, so 'like' us at www.facebook.com/paylessdecor if you want to get updates every once in a while.

So here are a few of the things we are doing, and if you have a blog or have a suggestion feel free to provide is with a different idea:
  • Product testing -- Want 2 test our new Cordless Solar Shades-http://bit.ly/uGZ6eJ & blog a review about them? We'll give u 1or2 free. Just reply w/yr blog

  • Beautiful results -- Budding photographer's: If you bought a product from us and think it just looks delightful in your home, snap a pic and post it here. Some of them we'll use for our site and if so, we'll give you $10 or a $10 credit! (We'd rather have real-life applications of our products vs. the staged shots which sometimes can be a bit antiseptic.



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