Monthly Archives: October 2012

  1. Choosing the perfect window treatments for sliding doors

    Sliding doors are super convenient, but they're somewhat problematic when it comes to deciding what to cover them with. You don't want the sun to shine through that huge space all the time, but you don't want to have to dodge hanging blinds and shades on a regular basis either. Here are a couple of ways you can effectively cover up those sliders.

    For starters, how about setting yourself up with a couple of great tiebacks on either side? These can help you gather curtains and other hanging window treatments out of the way where people won't have to move them aside when entering or leaving.

    Vertical Blinds are typically used, but

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  2. Four tips for decorating with stripes

    Solid colors are great and all, but don't you think they're kind of boring for use throughout an entire room? Sure, colorblocking is a huge trend in the fashion world, but there's a reason why patterns exist - they help shake things up when it comes to interior design. One of the most notable patterns, which you probably have a lot of experience with already, is stripes. If you're buying bamboo blinds or wood blinds, or even have a room with wood-paneled walls, you might already have touches of these dynamic lines. But if you want even more stripiness, consider these tips to make them work with your current

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  3. Three tips for creating a more eco-friendly home

    If you're interested in reducing your carbon footprint, you're likely constantly looking for ways to make green improvements around your home. Did you know that your decor can play a large role in how energy-efficient and green your household is?

    While recycling and conserving electricity doesn't hurt, you can complement your efforts by being eco-conscious as you shop for discount window treatments, furniture and accent pieces. Here are some tips on how to be a little green around your home.

    1. Choose sustainable window treatments.
    If you still have the same drapes up that you hung when you first bought your house, there's no better time to make a change than now. One option you might want to co

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  4. Breaking in a new home with comforting interior design

    After you purchase your first home, you're likely going to feel an itch to redecorate all of your living spaces to your liking. While this isn't unreasonable, it can be difficult to approach the redesign process if you're not exactly a professional interior designer. That being said, it's not impossible to make your brand new house truly your own with a few personalized decorative touches. With the right discount window treatments, wall art and accent pieces, you can make a dramatic improvement to any room in your home. Here are some tips on how to begin the process.

    1. Find the appropriate window treatments for each room.
    Whether you want to start with your bathroom or your living room, decoratin

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  5. Three tips for bringing contemporary flair into your living room

    If you've been thinking about ways you can transform your living room - one of the most used rooms in your home - into a contemporary haven, you only need to make a few changes to achieve your goal. Whether you're interested in using wood blinds to spruce up the space or you think that a modern sofa would do the trick, here are three tips and ideas you can keep in mind as you move forward. As you'll quickly find, you're only limited by your imagination!

    1. Take advantage of window treatment trends.
    The last thing you want is a living room full of contemporary furniture with old drapes hanging on your windows. It's in your best interest to start with your windo

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  6. Four tips for sprucing up your guest bedroom for visitors

    When it comes to decorating your guest room, you might make it low on your list of priorities, especially if you don't have visitors on a frequent basis. But it may be time for an upgrade if your pleated shades aren't what they used to be and your furnishings are relatively dated. Here are a few tips on how to spruce up your guest room and make it feel like a sanctuary away from home for your guests.

    1. Let light flow into the room.

    If your guest room is dark and dreary, chances are your visitors aren't going to have a great time in your living space. To ensure comfort and warmth, allow as much natural light as possible to flow into the room.

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  7. Four tips for revamping the interior design of your small place

    If you live in an apartment or a condominium with a small amount of space, you likely feel that there's little you can do about improving the aesthetic of your home. However, not all hope is lost for those who are renting and have a minimal area of space to work with when it comes to interior design.

    There are a few ways you can instantly add elegance to your apartment or condo with the right discount window treatments, area rugs and decorative accents. Here are a couple of tips on how to make the space feel larger and more welcoming.

    1. Use reflective surfaces.
    Don't underestimate the power of a mirror in homes with a limited amount of space. Consider bringing in a large mirror for

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  8. Revamping your guest bathroom before your next visitor arrives

    If you're lucky enough to have a guest bathroom in your home, you'll want to ensure it sparkles and shines to impress visitors when they come to stay at your humble abode. When it's not a busy time of year for guests, like during the holidays, you might not give your spare bathroom the TLC it deserves.

    That being said, the discount window treatments, decor and fixtures could likely use upgrades before you welcome another visitor. Here are a few tips on how you can spruce up your bathroom in time for your next guest and wow everyone who takes a peek in this space.

    Bring in more natural light.
    If you're lucky enough to have a window or two in your guest bathroom, why not allow the su

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  9. Interior design trends to try as you update your decor

    You might already have faux blinds, drapes and decorations throughout your home that cater to the interior design you're trying to achieve, but do they fall in line with the hottest trends? Each year, there's something new to be said about everything from wood blinds to wallpaper. Whether you're interested in remodeling in the near future or you simply want to keep your home looking fresh, here are some of the most popular trends in interior design.

    Nature in the home.
    As HGTV designer David Bromstad told SheKnows.com, nature rules supreme when it comes to updated interior des

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  10. Keeping your beige interior design interesting and inviting

    You might love your beige cordless shades, wall color and furnishings, but when you use an extensive number of neutral colors throughout a room, the interior design can quickly fall flat. There's nothing wrong with hues such as eggshell, sandy beige and chocolate brown - in fact, these colors can add a sense of warmth and elegance to a space.

    However, the key to using them to their full potential is knowing how to balance them out and utilize them throughout a living space. Here are some tips on how to view your home in an all new light by complementing the beige you have appropriately.

    Complement your discount window treatments.
    If you

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