Apartment dwellers should use imagination to get the home style they want
Nov 15 2011
Approaching a design plan for a new apartment can be a daunting task because most rentals come with standard-issue lighting, window treatments and uninteresting wall colors.
Homeowners can carve out hidden storage with double-duty bookcase
Nov 11 2011
A bookcase that isn't used to its capacity can solve the never-ending dilemma of finding more storage for homeowners.
Wood shutters provide a warm, elegant look to any home
Oct 27 2011
Whether they are painted white for a shabby chic cottage look or a rich wood stain for a contemporary family room, wood shutters from Blinds Chalet add classic style to any home.
Shutters help bring a new look to an outdated kitchen
Oct 4 2011
Instead of a full-scale renovation, some kitchens can get a new lease on life with small-scale changes such as lighting, refinished flooring and painted cabinets.
Shutters offer insulation and light control as well as style to fit many decors
Sep 28 2011
Shutters are often associated with traditional décor, from seaside cottages to Tuscan villas, but their clean, uncomplicated look also is well suited to contemporary design.
Get Chalet Composite Shutters in white for that cottage feel in the home
Aug 18 2011
There's something about a cottage that makes it such an appealing place for comfort and relaxation. In fact, plenty of trends in interior design these days are based on the simplicity and rustic feeling of a cottage. From the light airy colors on the wall to the painted
Blinds Chalet shutters offer light control, durability and style
Aug 17 2011
Whether a homeowner is seeking a cottage look with a nautical theme or a contemporary style with clean design lines, the composite shutters sold by Blinds Chalet can fit any décor.
Cutting cost doesn't mean cutting quality or selection to upgrade window treatments
Aug 4 2011
When interior designer Lauren Liess first saw a rundown suburban home for sale outside Washington D.C., she immediately thought of all the window treatments, paint jobs and new lighting that would quickly turn it into her dream home.
Homeowners want durable products to create period-style look for their homes
Jun 25 2011
A recent report on consumers' home design choices found that homeowners want period-style homes to be as authentic as possible, but need them to be durable and low maintenance.
Easy installations give built-in look to shelving and storage units
Jun 2 2011
Homeowners who don't have the space or money to splurge on built-in shelving can still have the look and storage that built-ins bring to a room.
Selecting the right white can set the tone for other colors and accents in a room
May 10 2011
White may be the most neutral of all colors, but one of its greatest strengths is that it works well with any color.
Pastels of cottage decorating often have a dusty, vintage look
May 9 2011
Pastel colors are a mainstay in cottage style decorating, and they often work best in dusty, muted tones to evoke a vintage look of traditional cottages.
Cottage decorating is an eclectic style that combines what homeowners love best
Apr 13 2011
Being eclectic is the heart of cottage-style decorating, in which a variety of furnishings can reflect what homeowners love best.
Shutters are an element of uncluttered country-style design
Mar 30 2011
Country-style décor can be an attractive theme for any room and is versatile enough to fit both traditional and contemporary architecture.
Cottage-style décor can include vintage accessories and shutters for windows
Mar 18 2011
With a mix of light colors, comfortable furnishings and vintage accessories, homeowners can achieve the cottage look without moving to a cabin in the woods.
Window treatments add to texture in a white-on-white decorating palette
Mar 15 2011
A white-on-white palette can be a challenging color scheme that takes some effort to strike the right balance among variations of white. But it comes with one big advantage – white goes well with any accent color.
White shouldn't be overlooked as an accessory color to brighten a room
Feb 16 2011
Most people think of accessories as providing a spurt of color to waken a room with neutral walls and furnishings, or as a complement to other hues found in fabrics and rugs.
Cottage-style shutters are a good choice against blue gray walls
Jan 11 2011
If gray is the new beige, then it fits beautifully with a cottage look that traditionally focuses on whites and pale blues.
Interior shutters can be ideal for a cottage feel
Dec 14 2010
HGTV.com recently released a preview of its 15th annual Dream House, which comes complete with a new SUV and a hot tub in the rugged ski slopes of Stowe, Vermont, according to The Burlington Free Press.
Shabby chic style has an atmosphere of comfort and nostalgia
Dec 1 2010
Sinking into a soft, upholstered reading chair. Breathing in the aroma of scented candles. Reaching for a cup of tea from a side table that has a stack of books and an antique lamp.
Shutters work well in beach or garden-inspired cottage style
Nov 18 2010
The crisp look of cottage style can be applied to any room in the house, by creating a light and airy atmosphere with beachside or garden themes.
Uncomplicated country design is offset well with wooden shutters
Nov 10 2010
Uncomplicated and relaxing are two words that come to mind when a room is decorated in country style, but adding a modern touch can replace fussy accessories with a simpler, uncluttered look.
Shutters are a signature look of the Mission-style decorating scheme
Oct 25 2010
Whether for a den, home office or living room, Mission-style furniture adds a classic look to a room.
Interior shutters provide a cozy look and controlled light for cottage-style decor
Oct 19 2010
Decorating a home with a cozy, cottage-style theme can incorporate both vintage accents and a lighter, contemporary edge in furnishings.
Window treatments shouldn't be neglected in a home
Sep 29 2010
When homeowners decorate a room, they often neglect to adequately plan for window treatments, but these additions can have an enormous impact on a room, whether by making it more glamorous or energy-efficient, according to The Indianapolis Star.
Kansas gallery maintains 19th century charm
Sep 28 2010
The Muchnic Gallery in Atchison, Kansas, attracts a number of visitors, as both art enthusiasts and those who have an eye for interior design frequently come to take in what the stately building has to offer.
Interior shutters can complement yellow rooms
Sep 21 2010
The color of a room can be of ultimate importance. If the shading of an area is incorrect, regardless of how well-decorated the rest of the space is, the scheme will likely not work. The Daily Gleaner reports that yellow, when cleverly used, can be one of the most soothing and attractive hues in an abode.
Complete an intimate cottage with interior shutters
Sep 8 2010
The Journal Gazette reports that Dennis Spidel and his son, Scott Zeeb, recently worked on making a cottage that was as personal and cozy as possible, with creative touches that could made it feel like home.
Getting a home ready for autumn with interior shutters
Aug 26 2010
The end of August means that the colors of the outdoors are changing and many homeowners may want to shift gears in the household to better prepare for the coming months. CountryHome.com recommends several steps that can help with the decorations that can mark this transition.
Interior shutters complement historic homes
Aug 17 2010
Those living in North Carolina who appreciate beautiful interior design will be in luck for the next couple weeks, as the Boyd Mansion, located in Flat Rock, North Carolina, will be open to the public for tours. The Burlington Times-News reports that designers have been working tirelessly to bring out the building's most striking features.
Save money on energy bill with interior shutters
Aug 2 2010
Many homeowners are frequently looking for new ways to save money on their house. According to The Daily News, one of the best ways to do this is to hang the right window treatment, as many costs can be incurred by poor insulation.
Impress guests with interior shutters
Jul 23 2010
Having company over can be an enjoyable occasion, but it can also bring some stress to the hosts, especially in the preceding days or weeks. There are some easy ways to prepare and forget about the anxiety and instead tend to a home's appearance.
Convert a shed into a retreat with interior shutters
Jul 8 2010
Many people who own tool or garden sheds generally fill them up with junk and forget about them, but UKTV.com suggests that, with a little time and effort, these forgotten buildings can be turned into wonderful summer spaces for work or relaxation.
Interior shutters can let air and sun while being private
Jun 29 2010
When humidity and heat stick in a room and windows have to be opened to ventilate the house, this can sometimes lead to an uncomfortable compromise - either fully opening windows in places like the bathroom or bedroom, or just letting the heat accumulate.
Connecticut seminar teaches parents about child-safe blinds
Jun 1 2010
New parents who are unsure of how to best decorate their child's room are in luck. According to NorwalkPlus.com, Ring's End Lumber is hosting a free seminar in Wilton, Connecticut, on June 8. Experts will share recommendations on how to dress children's living spaces, including child-safe paint and window blinds.
New blinds may help increase home's resale value
May 25 2010
Before putting their home on the market, many homeowners look for ways to increase their property's resale value. But, according to the Blanco County News, most remodeling projects cost more than the amount the home's value will increase. Instead of taking on large renovations, homeowners can focus on smaller updates to improve their home's look, and hopefully, its value.