Archive for October 2011


Pleated shade are a versatile choice for window coverings in any room.
Constructed for privacy, pleated shades can be outfitted to many window sizes
Oct 31 2011

Choosing the right window treatment for a particular space means considering the amount of light, privacy, energy savings and ease of care that is needed.

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The right window covering can protect collectibles from sun damage.
Window coverings can help protect collectibles and furnishings from sun damage
Oct 31 2011

Home decorators who are concerned about sun damage to their collectibles should choose window treatments that bring light into a room, but filter out the strongest sun rays to prevent fading of their special items.

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A section of a garage can be turned into a small workshop.
Bamboo woven wood shades are a good choice for a home workshop
Oct 31 2011

Rather than spreading out storage units and wall hooks throughout their garages, homeowners can create an efficient space for home improvement projects by setting up a workshop in one corner.

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A bathroom's look can be warmed up with a moisture-proof rug and window coverings.
Function and style have merged in rugs made for the bathroom
Oct 31 2011

Shaggy throw rugs used to be a mainstay on bathroom floors, but no more. Today's floor coverings for the bath have more in common with carpeting found in other parts of the house.

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Home decorators can take their cue on color from nature.
Taking cue from colors around them, homeowners find ideal color schemes
Oct 28 2011

Homeowners can take their cue on room color selections from the things around them - their wardrobe choices, nature colors and any combination of hues that has long been a personal favorite.

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Rearranging furniture is easier to do when it's planned out on paper first.
Starting with paper cutouts, furniture arrangement is made easier
Oct 28 2011

Instead of pushing heavy furniture around a room, an easy way to arrange a room is to put it down on paper first.

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Rugs soften the look of kitchens with wood flooring.
New and practical choices expand options for kitchen flooring
Oct 28 2011

With some practical considerations, homeowners are expanding their view of the type of flooring that works well in kitchens.

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White creates the illusion of more space in any room.
White as room's main color allows the eye to roam freely over the space
Oct 28 2011

White creates a sense of spaciousness and expands the look of a room even more when it's reflected off glass, mirrors and light sources.

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Distressed wood blinds are a good match for a rustic style home decor.
Blinds Chalet's Distressed wood blinds work well with any rustic decor
Oct 28 2011

Distressed finishes are an important feature of rustic, country and cottage-style decorating schemes in which a mix of vintage and modern furnishings are coordinated.

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Installing eco-friendly window shades is one of the steps homeowners can take to save energy.
EcoGreen roller shades are environmentally friendly as well as stylish
Oct 28 2011

Among the many roller shade selections from Blinds Chalet, an environmentally friendly choice is the EcoGreen roller shade.

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Coming up with a concept for a room helps the design process move forward.
Fall is a time to try new decorating styles based on design 'concept'
Oct 27 2011

Fall is a good time to consider a new look for a home, whether to spruce things up for the holidays or to try out new color and decorating trends that are introduced by the home design industry.

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Adding new colors through simple additions like pillows can brighten a room.
A quick room makeover can be achieved with simple changes
Oct 27 2011

Simple changes may be all that's needed for a home decorator to bring about a fast room makeover when visitors are expected.

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A child's room decor should change with her as she grows older.
Furniture and accessories need to 'grow' with a child
Oct 27 2011

Furniture for a child's room should be pieces that are versatile enough to "grow" with the youngster, bringing a classic look that will work with changes in color and accessories as the child gets older.

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Light-filtering shades allow ambient light to enter a room.
Blinds Chalet's most affordable roman shade combines style and ease of care
Oct 27 2011

The Asante line of roman shades available from Blinds Chalet combines the advantage of light-filtering fabric with ease of care.

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Wood shutters add classic style to any room in a house.
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.

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Shade-loving plants placed in a permanent setting can thrive indoors.
Indoor greenery can be offset by the natural look of wood blinds
Oct 27 2011

Finding a permanent place for plants saves homeowners from moving their greenery around the house when the seasons change, and that's particularly good for shade-loving plants.

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A home's entrance is where the first impression of the decor is made on visitors.
Custom drapery can help create a good first impression in the foyer
Oct 27 2011

It isn't necessary to create a grand entrance in a home as long as the homeowner keeps in mind that a visitor's first impression is created where they enter - in the foyer.

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A home's color scheme should coordinate well with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings.
Valances and cornices fit well with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings
Oct 25 2011

As homeowners try to integrate vintage items with contemporary furnishings, they need to consider the color schemes and textures that coordinate well with both the old and the new.

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A tailored look in the bedroom appeals to both men and women.
Soft sheer shades bring together feminine and masculine looks in a room
Oct 25 2011

Trying to find a compromise between feminine and masculine decorating styles in the bedroom is a challenge, but not an insurmountable one.

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Window treatments can affect the amount of sunlight brought indoors.
Choosing the right window treatment can add light and keep privacy in a home
Oct 25 2011

As colder months approach, homeowners shift their home improvement skills to indoor maintenance projects that save energy and make their homes cozier and warm.

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Energy-saving measures include the right choice of window treatments.
Solar screen shades fit consumers' desire for durable, energy-saving products
Oct 25 2011

The move to sustainable products and green construction is reflected in consumers' attitude about many household items they use on a daily basis.

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Blackout shades can prevent light from seeping into a bedroom and disturbing one's sleep.
Blackout vinyl roller shades provide total privacy and affordability
Oct 24 2011

Among the wide selection of roller shades by Blinds Chalet are the blackout vinyl versions, which provide exceptional heat protection as well as total privacy.

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Window blinds allow filtered light to enter a room and enhance its decor.
8-gauge mini blinds offer added durability with spring tempered slats
Oct 24 2011

Mini blinds come in a variety of weights and slat sizes to suit virtually any style décor.

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A new palette of colors are expected to be popular in home design in 2012.
Next year's top colors draw from the rich hues of nature
Oct 24 2011

The top colors for 2012 have been announced by the Philadelphia-based Paint Quality Institute, and they draw heavily on nature's hues.

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Honeycomb cellular shades are wonderful insulation for rooms in all seasons.
Many benefits come with versatile honeycomb cellular shades
Oct 21 2011

Honeycomb cellular shades have many benefits - great window insulation, easy use with a continuous cord and a wide color selection.

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Wood blinds are an excellent window covering to match a room's room trim or shelving.
In traditional or modern settings, wood blinds add classic beauty
Oct 21 2011

For a window treatment that brings a classic beauty to both modern and traditional décor, wood blinds are a top choice among designers and home decorators alike.

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Woven bamboo has become a popular, eco-friendly choice for window coverings.
Eco-friendly bamboo woven woods shades have variated textures and colors
Oct 21 2011

Variated textures and colors in bamboo woven woods shade make them unique every time they are chosen for a window treatment.

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Faux wood blinds are a good choice for rooms with a lot of moisture such as bathrooms.
Faux wood blinds have the rich look of wood at an affordable price
Oct 21 2011

For the rich look of wood and the easy maintenance and durability of man-made materials, faux wood blinds from Blinds Chalet are a good choice for a window treatment.

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Jazz Age style from the 1920s is being revived in home design.
TV's Prohibition gives designers ideas on bringing Jazz Age styles to today's homes
Oct 20 2011

Home décor trends are freqently influenced by beautiful homes depicted on TV and in films, but an unlikely source has emerged that may cause homeowners to bring some sparkle and sophistication to rooms that need to be livened up.

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Texture, color, light and balance are essential to good home design.
Australian designer Joan Hall relies on design 'essentials' for room makeovers
Oct 20 2011

For Australian interior designer Joan Hall, no room makeover is likely to succeed without an understanding of four essentials – color, texture, light and balance.

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Faux wood blinds have the rich look of wood, but are easily maintained.
Adding a new element to a room can liven up the existing decor
Oct 19 2011

A sure way to keep a room's design scheme from getting stale is to introduce new elements that create unexpected combinations within the existing décor.

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Dining rooms can be reconfigured to suit the occasion.
Roman shades have staying power when a dining room is rearranged
Oct 19 2011

Virginia-based designer Raji Radhakrishnan has found a way to get more use out of her dining room.

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Long periods on a computer can lead to eye strain.
Computer eye strain can be relieved with choice of window coverings
Oct 19 2011

Constant computer use can create eye problems, but they can be remedied with a few steps, including the choice of a window treatment that reduces glare on computer screens.

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Motorized, room darkening shades can contribute to a good night's sleep.
Motorized shades in room darkening materials create restful bedrooms
Oct 19 2011

There's a big bonus for adults who get six to eight hours of sleep each night - better health and sharper thinking.

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Several elements can create a vintage look in a bathroom.
Cellular shades are a good choice when redecorating a bathroom
Oct 19 2011

With some imagination, home decorators can bring a vintage look to their bathrooms without breaking the household budget.

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Vintage wooden boxes are among the many containers that homeowners can use to store things attractively.
Inspiration for container colors and textures can come from room's drapery
Oct 19 2011

There are shops, and whole sections of department stores, that focus on one thing that organizes and stores household possessions – namely, containers.

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Bright colors can make a laundry room more inviting to work in.
Roller shades are a versatile choice for windows in a laundry area
Oct 18 2011

Painting a laundry area sets it apart from other nearby rooms or sections of a basement and gives a jolt of bright color to an area that's usually more utilitarian than stylish.

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A well-chosen bed ensemble dresses up a bedroom.
A well-coordinated bedroom includes stylish window treatments
Oct 18 2011

A bedroom that ties together a beautiful bed ensemble, a stylish window treatment and plenty of hidden storage turns it into an ideal place to relax and sleep.

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Custom drapery is elegant in any style of home decor.
French Pleat Custom Drapery is a classic look from Blinds Chalet
Oct 17 2011

A window treatment that can be designed to fit any home décor and budget is customized drapery.

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ComforTrack double cell shades provide additional insulation against heat loss from windows in winter.
ComforTrack cell shade offers insulation and blackout fabric
Oct 17 2011

Cellular shades are a good choice for energy savings, because they offer good insulation from window drafts and strong sunlight. They come as both single cell shades or double cell shades, with double cells offering more insulation for rooms that need more protection from the elements.

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Roman shades can have a fuller tear drop fold or a flat fold.
Roman shades from Blinds Chalet available with several features
Oct 17 2011

Several fold styles and special features are available for roman shades ordered from Blinds Chalet.

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Windows can be stylishly dressed with horizontal fabric shades.
Versatile horizontal fabric shades combine qualities of several window coverings
Oct 17 2011

Horizontal fabric shades takes their look and function from three types of window covering - venetian blinds, roman shades and pleated shades.

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Home galleries can be personalized with photos and memorabilia.
Wood blinds can be matched to art frames in a home's wall gallery
Oct 14 2011

Home decorators can be as creative as they choose when they decide to create their own wall gallery.

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Adding glass surfaces, such as glass-paned cabinet doors, opens up a kitchen.
Use of glass can magnify tight quarters in a small kitchen
Oct 14 2011

Mirrors and glass are not often associated with cooking and dining areas, but they can be one of the best ways to magnify the space of a small kitchen.

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Wallpaper can create an instant focal point in a room.
Good composition and personal style will lead to unique home designs
Oct 14 2011

If interior designer Melissa Alvarado Sierra has one message for would-be decorators, it's this: Simple can be beautiful.

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Contemporary, large windows and glass doors are ideal candidates for vertical blinds.
Smooth PVC vertical blinds offer a contemporary style at affordable prices
Oct 13 2011

Whether outfitting an office, apartment or home, smooth PVC vertical blinds from Blinds Chalet offer a contemporary look at affordable prices.

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When a room makeover requires new window coverings in a hurry, Blinds Chalet can manufacture customized blinds in one day.
One-day production or free offer provides service in a hurry from Blinds Chalet
Oct 13 2011

Some renovations are done on a very tight schedule, and Blinds Chalet production is geared to quick service that accommodates even the most stringent deadlines.

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Homes can be retrofitted to meet the changing needs of senior citizens.
Aging in Place design changes help elderly live in their own homes longer
Oct 13 2011

For seniors who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible, there are ways to modify their living space to make it safe and comfortable to meet their evolving needs.

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Creating a welcoming decor at a home's entryway makes a good impression on visitors.
Entryways need a welcoming look during holidays and year-round
Oct 12 2011

As holiday time approaches, homeowners consider how to bring a welcoming atmosphere to the part of the house that visitors see first - the main entryway.

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A collection of pillows can be an alternative to a traditional headboard.
Roman shades are a classic look to tie into a faux headboard
Oct 12 2011

For a bedroom that's limited in space, home decorators can eliminate a traditional headboard and replace it with a variety of options to create an attractive ensemble for their bed.

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Consumers and business owners can customize their roller shades with a graphic design or logo.
Graphic art or company logos can be customized on Blinds Chalet roller shades
Oct 11 2011

Consumers and business owners both have the option of creating a logo or graphic design on customized roller shades from Blinds Chalet.

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A mail-in rebate is available for Blinds Chalet's soft sheer shades.
Larger, 3-inch horizontal sheer shades are available from Blinds Chalet
Oct 11 2011

Home decorators who are looking for soft sheer shades with a larger vane than the standard 2-inch shades can buy them with a special discount from Blinds Chalet.

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Upgrades from Blinds Chalet can enhance window treatments.
Upgrades available to motorize shades and hide window hardware
Oct 11 2011

A variety of optional upgrades for Blinds Chalet's line of solar screen shades add to the attractiveness of the window treatment and provide a motorized, cordless version of the shades.

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Solar screen shades reduce sun glare on computer and TV screens.
Solar screen shades cut sun glare, block UV rays and save energy
Oct 11 2011

With the growing number of electronic devices in the average household, eye strain has become an issue that the right window treatment can modify.

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Good lighting and comfortable seating are needed for a reading area.
Fabric roller shades can be matched to furnishings around reading nooks
Oct 10 2011

A reading nook can be set up in any room where it will be comfortable for the reader, but task lighting from a table lamp, wall sconce or floor lamp is a must wherever the nook is located.

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Getting a good night's sleep may involve choosing the right window treatment.
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.

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A-frame house interiors present some decorating challenges.
Sloped roof of an A-frame home presents decorating challenges
Oct 10 2011

Furniture and accessories that are in English country, Arts and Crafts or rustic-style décor fit well with the architecture and mood of an A-frame dwelling.

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A tall headboard gives the illusion of height in a small bedroom.
Wood blinds from Blinds Chalet come in range of colors for bedroom decor
Oct 10 2011

There are no hard and fast rules about what kind of furniture or soft furnishings work best in a bedroom.

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Privacy woven wood shades can be lined for total privacy and light control in rooms where these features are needed.
Signature Privacy Woven Woods Blinds offer total light and visibility control
Oct 7 2011

For a woven wood shade with the additional benefit of total privacy, Blinds Chalet offers the Signature Privacy Woven Woods line.

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Different wood stains are available for 2-inch wood blinds from Blinds Chalet.
Embassy line within premium wood blind selections offered at special discount
Oct 7 2011

The Embassy line of 2-inch wood blinds from Blinds Chalet add a classic look to any contemporary or traditional style room.

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Blinds Chalet Smart Privacy™ Faux Wood Blind
Oct 6 2011

Introducing the Blinds Chalet Privacy Faux Wood Blind with Smart Privacy™. The first blind that eliminates ambient light from shining through the blind and strengthens your privacy.

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Buying vintage furniture in second-hand shops or flea markets takes planning.
Furniture buyers should have a plan before they begin their bargain shopping
Oct 5 2011

California interior designer Alycia Wicker believes in having a plan before embarking on a furniture shopping trip to vintage shops, flea markets and garage sales.

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Making small changes such as a paint job can rejuvenate a kitchen.
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.

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Decorations above the fireplace mantel should tie into colors and other features of a room.
Decorated mantel should tie into décor found throughout a room
Oct 4 2011

With holiday season approaching, decorating the fireplace mantel comes to mind. But mantel décor can also make a design statement any time of the year.

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Whether it's a toy train layout or a table for craft work, a hobby area requires the right lighting.
Roller shades are attractive and affordable for a hobby room
Oct 4 2011

Homeowners who are considering setting aside an area of their basement to set up a hobby center need to consider maximizing the amount of natural light that is available for the activity.

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A throw blanket adds texture and warmth to a room.
Decorative throws can complement window treatments and upholstery
Oct 4 2011

Design experts frequently talk of the importance of adding accessories to warm up a room or give it personality, and some accessories do a better job of that than others.

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Blinds Chalet's Embassy micro blinds offer superb light control and privacy.
Embassy micro blinds easily fit hard-to-cover window shapes and sizes
Oct 3 2011

Mini blinds come in all types of finishes and size slats within the selections offered by Blinds Chalet.

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The light control and privacy offered by no-holes pleated shades is particularly good for bedrooms.
'No holes' construction gives pleated shades more privacy and light control
Oct 3 2011

Most pleated shades have holes through the shades to accommodate the lift cords, and light can seep through them. But Blinds Chalet offers a style of pleated shades that have a "no holes" construction for complete privacy when the shade is drawn.

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There are easy ways for students to introduce style into their rental decor.
Quick fixes, including new window blinds, can help a rental reflect a student's taste
Oct 3 2011

By now, college students have unpacked their boxes - hopefully - and settled into a regular schedule of classes. But if they are renting a furnished or partly furnished apartment, they may be wondering how they will get through the year with décor that doesn't fit their taste.

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