Homeowners should choose window coverings for light, privacy and other issues
Nov 14 2011
There's a feature that homeowners should factor into their decision-making when they are choosing a window treatment for their rooms - location.
Deluxe double cell blackout shades combine energy savings and light control
Nov 4 2011
A cellular shade that combines energy savings with optimum light control to darken a room is available in one of Blinds Chalet's wide variety of cell shade selections.
Blackout shades come in many styles to bring about restful sleep
Oct 10 2011
It's no secret that people who are light sleepers can be awakened easily by noise or other disturbances.
Day and night shades offer consumers two shades for price of one
Sep 26 2011
Day and night cellular shades, known for their energy-saving properties, give homeowners the privacy of blackout material paired with the light control of sheer shades.
Room darkening treatments for skylights come in variety of styles
Sep 21 2011
Homeowners need to consider the practical side of having a skylight when they choose window treatments for this source of light.
Room darkening window shades help ensure better sleep for 'zombie brides'
Jul 13 2011
Anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows how stressful and time-consuming the effort can be.
Choice of window treatments may depend on how an area is 're-purposed'
Jun 29 2011
Homeowners are increasingly trying to "re-purpose" spaces within their homes to accommodate growing families.
Blackout shades solve lighting dilemma for home screening area
Jun 8 2011
For homeowners who want to create the atmosphere of a home theater in their dens or family rooms, dealing with light in a room that needs to be darkened quickly provides some decorating challenges.
Choice of window covering can promote undisturbed sleep for better health
May 3 2011
Researchers at the University College London Medical School have determined that middle-aged adults who sleep six to eight hours each night will have better brain function, as well as better physical health.
Light-blocking window shades are one way to treat sleeplessness shown in study
Apr 28 2011
People who have trouble getting to sleep, or staying asleep without tossing and turning, may benefit from neuroscience research under way at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Insufficient sleep could lead to weight gain
Mar 11 2011
The best way to get a good night's sleep is to establish a consistent bedtime and to use room-darkening shades in your bedroom.
Feng Shui design can help consumers with sleep problems
Mar 10 2011
This ancient Chinese practice of providing balance and harmony to everyday life can be easily applied to interior design, where individuals control how their environment affects them.
Get a great night's rest during National Sleep Awareness Week
Mar 9 2011
Blinds Chalet believes all of their customers should wake up feeling ready to face the day, so they have offered a $25 rebate on each order of room-darkening SlumberShades until March 31st.
Window treatment choices can address light, location and design issues
Feb 7 2011
The direction that windows face and the proximity of streets to them are two of the factors homeowners should consider when choosing custom drapery or other window treatments.
Blackout shades can be valuable addition to sleeping regimen
Jan 11 2011
When it comes to sleeping trouble, many experts recommend trying to follow a pattern so that the body gets used to one schedule.
Home theaters can be complemented by blackout shades
Jan 4 2011
Once the basics for a home theater are in place - the large-screen TV, surround speakers and related home entertainment equipment - there are other design factors that can influence the quality of the theater experience.
Blackout shades can create a perfect romantic getaway
Nov 24 2010
Not many couples have the opportunity to take time off work and jet away for an island vacation. Instead, it may be more practical to make the bedroom into a place that a pair can enjoy as a haven from stress and worries.
Blackout shades can darken a room for a good night's sleep
Oct 26 2010
The ability to sleep soundly may be related to an individual's genetic makeup, according to a study published in the October issue of the journal Neurology.
Tai chi found to improve sleep in older adults
Sep 30 2010
For many Americans, getting a good night's sleep can be a challenge. Tossing and turning throughout the night can leave an individual feeling drained during the day and can be the cause of a number of physical maladies.
Blackout shades can complete a guest room
Sep 21 2010
When the last child of a family moves out, it can leave parents with an extra room that is in need of an upgrade. Many couples choose to turn it into a guest room, and,according to the GateHouse News Service, there are several ways that homeowners can make a seamless and effective transition.
Room darkening shades may help diet
Sep 3 2010
A recent study published in the journal Sleep has found that teenagers who sleep less than eight hours a night are more likely to indulge in unhealthy snacks that are high in fat and calories, according to CNN. The bad dietary habits that are triggered by too little sleep can end up affecting weight.
Help a child's grades with blackout shades
Aug 31 2010
In a recent column in The Vail Daily, Dr Drew Warner wrote that, when it comes to helping a child get better grades, there is no substitute for a good night's sleep. Tired students have a harder time concentrating and waking up in time for class.
Cherry juice, blackout shades may help insomnia
Aug 18 2010
Researchers across the country have been studying sleep patterns for years, but the Neurology Channel claims that approximately 40 million people in the United States experience chronic sleep disorders, and another 20 million have occasional problems falling asleep.
Meditation and room darkening shades can make sleeping easier
Aug 12 2010
Health.com recently released a guide for meditation techniques that is meant for individuals who experience trouble with their sleeping patterns or from insomnia when they try to go to bed each night.
Creating a calm space with room darkening shades
Aug 6 2010
Erin N. Marcus, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami, recently wrote in the Huffington Post that there were some simple steps that anyone could take to reduce high blood pressure levels.
Moms who have trouble sleeping can use room darkening shades
Jul 30 2010
A study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation has found that almost two-thirds of women in the United States have insomnia. No matter how busy or full a day can be, many mothers, especially, are unable to go to bed when it's time.
Blackout cellular shades good option in nursery
Jul 28 2010
Bringing home a newborn can be an exciting and momentous occasion in a couple's life. Despite the excitement, a baby that is upset can have parents feeling pushed to the limit. Luckily Softpedia.com reports that a new iPhone application is supposed to play video that will have a calming effect on infants.
Blackout shades can cool down a room
Jul 26 2010
The heat waves during the recent weeks have forced families indoors and many have had to recalculate their energy budget due to extra use of air conditioning and fans. Some of these practices can be costly, both to a family and the environment.
Paltrow penthouse features relaxing window treatments
Jul 19 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, have created very relaxing abode in their New York City penthouse. According to the New York Daily News, the couple designed a "fuzzy nap zone" for their two young children and the atmosphere extends throughout the residence.
Blackout roller shades can provide health benefits
Jul 15 2010
Now that it's been summer for almost a month, many people have already spent a significant time outdoors and face the dangers that go along with it. According to SCNow.com, extra attention should be paid to the sun rays over the next few weeks, as July is UV Awareness Month.
A good night's sleep may help prevent Alzheimer's
Jul 13 2010
Recent breakthroughs in science have helped identify some of the leading factors that can cause Alzheimer's Disease, according to HelpGuide.org.
Reduce a main cause of migraines with honeycomb cellular shades
Jul 13 2010
Migraines can be a very painful affliction for someone to suffer from. These severe headaches can significantly disrupt a day and leave a person in a large amount of pain. The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle reports that recent studies have shown that 12 percent of Americans are affected.
Thirty extra minutes before school found to boost performance
Jul 6 2010
A small private school in Rhode Island recently concluded a study about the effects of sleep on high school students, according to the Associated Press. Patricia Moss, the dean of the school, said that the results were "stunning."
New technology reads brain waves while you sleep
Jul 1 2010
At a recently televised TED MED conference, Dr Philip Low presented a new technology that allows people access to their own brainwaves and record the results onto a handheld electronic device. The hope is that this can eventually be used to find abnormalities before the onset of serious conditions.
Turn a home theater into the real thing with Roman blackout shades
Jun 29 2010
Pew Research Center surveys continually find that roughly three-quarters of adults now prefer to watch movies at home. Whether the movie is on a laptop or on a giant, high-definition flat-screen, it's crucial to have the perfect set up.
Honeycomb shades can help children sleep, prepare them for school
Jun 29 2010
While summer may have just started, it is never too soon to start thinking about the return of the school year. Making the transition from summer living to the rigors of the school year can be a difficult transition for any child but the Creston News Advertiser reports that simple design changes to any kid's bedroom can make all the difference when September comes along.
Too little sleep can lead to premature death
Jun 24 2010
A recent study conducted by British scientists has concluded that poor sleeping habits can actually lead to early death, according to the Huffington Post.
Reduce noise, stress with cellular shades
Jun 16 2010
According to the Washington Post, 54 percent of American's report being concerned about the level of stress in their lives. While there are a number of supposed remedies for stress, the Huffington Post reports that one of the best ways to combat it is simply relaxing and getting more sleep.
The right shades may help aid insomnia
Jun 7 2010
Approximately one third of people worldwide suffer from some form of insomnia, according to Cannotsleep.net. Those who have trouble falling or staying asleep may want to consider installing new window treatments.
Select functional shades when decorating a nursery
May 25 2010
When creating a combined office-and-nursery for expectant couple Chris Buck and Michelle Golden, designer Kevin Dumais told the New York Times that "It wasn't just about decorating a room [but involved] space planning and organizing and really making their existing space handle two purposes." New parents who are pressed for space can take a cue from Dumais and design a shared space.