Tips and tricks for apartment window treatments
Designing the windows for your apartment is not a piece of cake. You may live in your apartment for a short while or a long time, and an affordable option that is easy to install is essential. While designing the windows, there are several things to be considered and streamlining the options can be a challenging task. Below we discuss a few tips which to guide you in deciding the window treatments which you may choose to be a part of your home!
Roman shades go best with the windows that are NOT floor-to-ceiling but smaller in size. Roman shades are known to add a little bit of drama because while they can be flat or ribbed when they fall, they can add texture and dimension when raised along with a burst of color Roman shades are the best fit for windows which you don’t want to completely block and allow some light to pass through. Because they are just a small
If you happen to be considering mini blinds for your window covering, I strongly urge you to consider our Advantage 1” Cordless Aluminum Mini Blinds: https://www.paylessdecor.com/advantage-1- cordless-mini-blinds.html. These blinds are a really affordable cordless option that gives you child and pet safety. And, these are not the standard plastic mini blind you see offered from other stores. These are made from a light-weight yet durable 7 gauge aluminum slat that will give you years of smooth and reliable operation. All that is necessary to operate these mini blinds is a simple pull or push of the bottom rail to lower and raise the blind into place. By grasping the bottom rail and tilting up or down you can control the tilt function to open and close the slats too. This totally eliminates the corded operation and even a wand for the tilt function. To me, that will streamline the look of the blind for a sleek and modern touch. This is a great window treatment to go around a sink or
How to Cover Transom Windows
Often with transom windows, you may opt to keep them open with no window covering. But, in instances where you need additional privacy or the ability to deflect light, it may be necessary to cover your transom windows. Since transom windows are odd sizes, Payless Décor is a great place to shop since we are able to customize our window treatments to your exact specifications.
First, you will want to decide if you will be inside or outside mounting the shades or blinds. Typically inside mount is favorable when possible. You also will want to consider if you are covering a window below it - in that case it is almost always preferable to use the same mounting technique for the top and bottom window to provide consistency. Once you decide, we have some easy to follow inside and outside mounting instructions CLICK HERE:
After you choose the mount type and marked down your width
It is always exciting to think about buying a new home. While I was out browsing properties recently I noticed a trend. Many of the new subdivisions featured an outdoor living space. The outdoor spaces were complete with fireplaces and a covered porch—and many even had hook ups for a television. I love this expansion of living and making the most of your investment. I cannot remember the last time my family sat outside for a long period of time together. This is something that I can implement now in my house without moving, and so can you! Plus, this is a simple way to add to the overall value of my home that won't require a contractor. I can work with what I currently have (which is not much).
Adding a chiminey solves my fireplace problem and I can have it delivered right to my door. These are great little free standing outdoor fireplaces. They come in a wide variety of shapes and colors that will coordinate with anyone’s décor from something more modern to traditional.
After owning blinds for several years, sometimes parts can break down. It can be costly to replace the blind and it may be something simple that can be fixed from home. And, over the course of time, maybe that blind or shade you purchased has been discontinued and you cannot just order a replacement. There is a very helpful site called FixMyBlinds.com that offers wonderful troubleshooting tips, replacement parts, and how to videos on replacing parts. There is a wide variety of information for a multitude of blinds, shades, and shutters. Another wonderful thing about this site is that you do not have to be an expert. Any novice can replace parts on a blind because they offer very helpful and detailed information in identifying the blind or shade that you have and the part that may need to be replaced. The photos are clear and the videos are simple to follow along. FixMyBlinds.com even offers a whole section on obsolete and hard to find parts. When you buy from PaylessDecor.com
15 AugFor the past two years, Payless Décor has donated window treatments to Habitat for Humanity’s Atlanta Women’s Build project. The program started 15 years ago when a group of women came together and built the first home for Atlanta Women’s Build. Ever since then, these homes have been built for women, by women. Hundreds of women in hard hats, including the future homeowner, come together to help build two neighboring houses from start to finish over eight weeks. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for women-led families to work toward owning an affordable home for themselves. The families are empowered by the process and it helps improve the lives of generations to come.Read more »
Have you ever bought something online and ended up not liking it when it arrives? Well, I have and that’s why I would be worried about buying something online and not seeing it first. This is especially true when you buy something that is custom made that cannot be exchanged or returned. Shopping online does not have to be a pain anymore. That’s why I think is a good idea to take advantage of the free samples that our company offers. Think about it, you will get free samples directly to your mail box without having to waste your time on going out shopping or having to wait in line to be helped. Having the option for free samples helps you have a better idea of the product because you are able to feel, see, touch the material, texture and especially see the color and pattern of the shades. On our website we have samples of each product but sometimes you cannot really see the pattern. Color can also be skewed by differences in monitor settings and limitations in scanning equipment. Tha
Slumber Shades Saturday morning’s best friend If you are anything like me Saturday morning is the mini vacation every week promises. After five days of making breakfast, busing children to school, fighting traffic, and working-- finally Saturday! This is my day to sleep in with no pressing obligations, just sleep, but there is only one problem… the sun. The sun rises every morning at the same time to let me know time to wake up! That was until I discovered Slumber Shades! Taking blackout shades to a new level, this innovative design provides a darker more serene room allowing me to awake rested and refreshed. The PVC side track seals off the space between the shade and window created with an inside mount. Not only do these shades provide protection from light but the cell shade design help keep our home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Sounds like a win win! With a range of different colors they are sure to match any home décor!
It's Oscar season! You may not have a team of stylists, but you can create your own Oscar worthy dressing room with just a mirror, custom window treatments and some sparkle.
A world of your own
To make a properly dreamy dressing room, it should be separate from the rest of the room in some way. The best area in which to install such a space is the bathroom or your bedroom. In order to divide it into your own personal wonderland, use either a screen or a billowy set of drapes. We think that
Fall is here and with it comes cooler temperatures, fun-filled family holidays and a whole new color palette to work with. As bright and cheery as summer decor was, bid those long hot days adieu with some crisp colors and autumn-inspired accessories.
If you want to update a room, there's no better time to do it than fall. The kids are back to school and busy with activities and inspiration is everywhere - just look outside! The cool temperatures in autumn are offset by the barrage of oranges, deep reds and mustard yellows that you find in nature. When decorating with these toasty hues, use white or ecru blinds and shades to keep your space clean and chic. If you want to add cooler tones, use touches of