Archive for August 2011


Every color of the rainbow is available in window coverings from Blinds Chalet.
Window treatments available in all colors and wood tones to set a room's mood
Aug 31 2011

Psychologists have long believed that colors affect people's feelings and moods. In home decorating terms that means the colors chosen for a house can influence not only its style, but how comfortable it makes those who live there.

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College students can display their school pride with collegiate-inspired roller shades.
Celebrate school logos and colors with Blind Chalet's collegiate shade collection
Aug 31 2011

For students going off to college in the fall, or those who want to celebrate their school's teams at home, Blinds Chalet has a collegiate roller shade collection that can be customized with any university colors and logos.

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Bold colors offset by white can be used all year in home decorating to give a house a year-round summery look.
Bright whites and complementary colors keep the look of summer alive all
Aug 31 2011

The bright whites and bold colors of summertime don't have to disappear when the warm weather ends.

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Painting is an effective way to make a room look larger or smaller.
Paint and an interesting window treatment create decorating magic
Aug 30 2011

Paint is the illusionist of the decorating world with cool colors that give the impression of more space and warm colors that create a cozy, more intimate look.

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Different styles of skylights have become available to homeowners.
Adding skylights to home is made easier by installing motorized window shades
Aug 30 2011

As more homeowners renovate their attics for more liveable space, the styles for skylights to light and ventilate those spaces have expanded in recent years.

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A mix of simple lines and traditional style are what consumers are choosing for their interiors.
High quality and long-term value are what consumers are seeking in design
Aug 30 2011

Consumers who have been re-evaluating their needs in terms of downsized lifestyles in recent years have begun to choose products for the long term as part of their decorating plans.

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Customized window shades or blinds are available for small or oddly shaped windows.
Coverings for odd size or shape windows aren't a dilemma for Blinds Chalet
Aug 30 2011

Homeowners sometimes are confronted with selecting a window treatment for unusually small or oddly shaped windows and don't know what kind of blinds or shades are best suited to this decorating dilemma.

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Designers often use 2D or 3D storyboards to illustrate their design schemes for clients.
Storyboards can illustrate home designs, from window treatments to flooring
Aug 29 2011

Home decorators can take a lesson from students at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach, Virginia, when it comes time to create a new arrangement in a room.

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Adding duo fold shades to a home allows light to stream in without compromising privacy.
'Top down bottom up' window shades allow light and privacy at the same time
Aug 26 2011

For the homeowner who wants light streaming into the house and privacy at the same time, Blinds Chalet has a solution.

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Roller shades are among the most versatile window coverings for a home.
Blind Chalet's selection of roller shades fit any home décor or color scheme
Aug 26 2011

Roller shades are among the most versatile and affordable window treatments that homeowners can install in their homes.

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Art work doesn't have to be a masterpiece to have a special place in a homeowner's room design.
Choosing art work should focus on what homeowners like best
Aug 26 2011

Choosing what they love is the only rule that homeowners should follow when they are making a decision about outfitting their homes with art work.

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Home decorators have a wide range of decorating options, from vintage furnishings to those with a 1960's influence.
Wood blinds complement many of the popular design trends
Aug 25 2011

Design trends often take several years to take hold, and a number of them have emerged as dominating style themes on the current home design scene.

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Blinds or shades can be added to windows without sacrificing the view.
Many window coverings from Blinds Chalet allow great outdoor views
Aug 25 2011

One of the considerations that homeowners have when they buy new window treatments is how to preserve their view of outdoors without compromising their privacy.

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Vertical blinds are good choices for large windows and glass doors
Vertical blinds range from textured styles to bamboo panel alternatives
Aug 25 2011

For large windows or glass sliding doors, vertical blinds are an affordable and attractive window treatment that manages light well and creates privacy when needed.

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Child-proofing a home should include using cordless window blinds or shades as a safety measure.
Blinds Chalet's cordless blinds offer safety for young children
Aug 25 2011

Eliminating the dangers of cords around babies and young children is one of the child-proofing steps that parents should take for their youngsters' safety and their own peace of mind.

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Apartment dwellers can personalize their home spaces at affordable prices.
Horizontal fabric shades offer apartment dwellers versatile decorating options
Aug 25 2011

Today's apartment dweller has a variety of affordable options to brighten up any space, owned or leased, without giving up their personal style.

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Aluminum mini blinds can be ordered with a rich, wood-like finish.
The rich look of wood blinds are available in affordable mini blinds
Aug 22 2011

Customers of Blinds Chalet can get the rich look of wood blinds, but the convenience and affordability of aluminum mini blinds.

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A pleated skylight shade filters light and saves energy.
Pleated, light-filtering skylight shades offer style and energy savings
Aug 22 2011

Homeowners who have skylights in their houses frequently face a dilemma of which window coverings will work best to control sunlight and save energy.

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Using roman shades in a college dorm room personalizes the decor.
Roman shades give a student's dorm room instant style
Aug 22 2011

As the start of the new school year approaches, college students are thinking of ways to outfit their dorm rooms into a comfortable place to unwind from the stresses of collegiate life.

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Adding energy-saving window blinds or shades is in keeping with green design trends.
Green design trends are influencing homeowners' choice of furnishings
Aug 22 2011

Homeowners are looking for a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings that coordinate well with green design trends that include natural finishes and sustainable materials.

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Before a home renovation takes place, small-scale improvements can make a house stylish.
Temporary makeover can keep family home stylish until renovation occurs
Aug 19 2011

Character is what sold Australian interior designer Joanna Everitt and her architect husband Justin when they sold their home to purchase a mid-century, hillside house with views of Perth's skyline and river.

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Sprucing up a foyer creates a good first impression for a home.
Re-doing a home's entry should be from floor to ceiling
Aug 19 2011

A home's entry is the "first impression" for those who walk through the front door, so homeowners should take steps to make sure that initial appearance is a positive one.

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Use Tavarua Woven Wood Shades for a minimal look in any room.
Bring a minimalist feel into any room with Tavarua Woven Wood Shades
Aug 18 2011

Plenty of people prefer a beautiful home with a variety of decors and knickknacks. In a traditional setting, you can find armoires and cabinets filled with a plethora of objects and collectibles. However, there are others who would rather have a minimalist home free of clutter and other objects.

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Go for red blinds for a pop of color.
Opt for a set of Embassy Mini Blinds in red for a pop of color
Aug 18 2011

In a contemporary setting, neutral colors like white and black always reign supreme. However, too much of this can end up being bland and uninspired. There are times when all a room needs is a pop of color, whether with a wall accent or a piece of décor.

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Opt for that cottage look with Chalet Composite Shutters.
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

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For a good night's rest, opt for room darkening pleated shades.
Get comfy in bed with room darkening pleated shades
Aug 17 2011

Sleep is an important aspect in everyone's lives. While others get the minimum of eight hours, some might not have the luxury of doing so, making the task of falling asleep even more integral. There are plenty of techniques to get that...

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Shutters are often used as a window treatment in cottage-style decorating.
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.

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Interior designer Lauren Makk, who recently moved to Hawaii, said she expects to combine her urban style with the colorful traditions of the islands.
Limited budget shouldn't stand in the way of window treatments with style
Aug 17 2011

The cool urban vibe that is the trademark of TV interior designer Lauren Makk may not match the laid-back atmosphere of her new home in Hawaii. But as she told KOHN-TV in Honolulu, her belief in personalized home style and shopping for bargains should bridge the gap.

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The hardware for custom drapery is important for a polished window treatment.
Blind Chalet's Art Guild curtain rods and finials are an elegant hardware set
Aug 16 2011

Just as important to the finished look of custom drapery is the choice of hardware that is chosen to offset the colors and fabrics of the window treatment.

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The color purple, in both light and dark shades, is a versatile hue.
Versatile purple offsets natural tones of woven wood blinds
Aug 16 2011

While it's often relegated to purple-and-pink combos in a little girl's room, the versatility of the color purple shouldn't be overlooked when homeowners are considering a room makeover.

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Clean, uncluttered lines in decor is an emerging design trend.
Cleaner lines can be found in eco-friendly window coverings
Aug 15 2011

As New York interior designer Stephen Sills sees it, the days of accumulating "stuff" are over, and the overall look of a room is what counts.

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When outfitting a window for new shades or blinds, upgrading them with such features as cornices and routeless ladders gives them added visual appeal.
Upgrades offered by Blinds Chalet add to aesthetic appeal of blinds and shades
Aug 15 2011

Blinds Chalet offers many upgrades that add high-quality style to their windows and help turn them into a design focal poin.

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A quick home makeover involves installing a set of faux wood blinds.
Making over your home on a weekend? Get Quick Ship Faux Wood Blinds today!
Aug 15 2011

It's always nice to have a beautiful space that you can go home to after a hard day's work. Unfortunately, creating a sophisticated retreat takes some money and also time.

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Consumers should take several paint chips home and consider them in different lighting situations before making a final choice on color.
Improved products and decorating samples help consumers conquer design fears
Aug 12 2011

Interior designer Marlene Pratt, who co-founded CasaLatina.com, doesn't believe the fear that home decorators have about painting comes from simply picking the wrong color.

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Planning for a new window treatment should include considering energy savings that come with certain types of shades and blinds.
GreenGuard-certified window shades meet high standard for air quality
Aug 12 2011

A typical home can lose a considerable amount of heat through windows in cold months, and allow heat to seep into a home during warm months.

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Cordless blinds are a child-safe choice in any room.
Ultimate cordless cell shades provide style, durability and child-safe construction
Aug 11 2011

With toddlers and young children around, the most child-safe window treatments to have are cordless window blinds.

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Planning out a room's space before buying furnishings is the first step needed in good home design.
Whether for window treatments or a whole room, measure first
Aug 11 2011

It doesn't matter what the budget is, or whether the homeowner prefers classic custom drapery over eco-friendly bamboo woven wood shades - a good home design begins with a space plan.

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Baseball-themed roller shades can be used in a child's room or other rooms with a sports motif.
The MLB roller shade collection from Blinds Chalet will appeal to baseball lovers
Aug 10 2011

Whether it's for a child's bedroom, man cave or a sports-themed family room, the Major League Baseball (MLB) roller shade collection from Blinds Chalet is a baseball lover's dream window treatment.

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Mixing different textures in home design is an important part of the rustic modern look.
Integration of textures in window coverings embodies the rustic modern look
Aug 10 2011

Rustic modern may seem like a contradiction in terms, but when it comes to home design, it embodies ways to integrate old and new furnishings.

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Different wood tones are available in woven wood shades.
Premium woven wood shades add elegance to window treatments
Aug 9 2011

Whether it's the simple slats of the Bonito style or the varieated weave of the Socorro line in premium woven wood shades, Blinds Chalet offers varieties that will add elegance to any type of home décor.

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Small changes can transform a kitchen or bathroom.
Affordable touches, such as window coverings, can transform a kitchen or bath
Aug 9 2011

For a striking new look in bathrooms or kitchens that look like they date back several decades, interior designer Lauren Liess has some good news for homeowners.

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Window treatments can add color to an all-white decorating palette.
Window coverings can bring a spurt of color to a neutral or white design palette
Aug 8 2011

Calm and comfortable should be the aim of home decorators who want to make their house or apartment truly feel like home, according to UK interior designer Atlanta Bartlett.

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Custon-made window blinds and shades can be made quickly through Blind Chalet's express production.
Express production meets the decorating needs of Blinds Chalet customers
Aug 8 2011

When consumers need to get their decorating needs met in a hurry, express production of custom-made window blinds and shades from Blinds Chalet is the way to go.

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Tons of windows could require roller shades.
New trend in homes may require roller shades
Aug 5 2011

Having a room with a view has always been an asset for many homeowners. In fact, a view is normally a strong selling point for real estate agents. These days however, it seems that more and more individuals are opting for a view in every room in the house.

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On doors with windows, faux wood blinds are a good choice for a covering.
Shallow sill windows can be outfitted with Aspen 1-inch faux wood blinds
Aug 4 2011

Aspen 1-inch faux wood blinds solve a design dilemma for many homeowners who are looking for an attractive, functional treatment for windows with shallow sills and windowed doors.

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Homeowners can save on decorating costs by doing many things themselves.
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.

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A variety of wood tones are available in Tavarua Bamboo Roller Shades.
Tavarua Bamboo Roller Shades combine style with solar function
Aug 3 2011

Buying Tavarua Bamboo Roller Shades from Blinds Chalet is like getting two popular window treatments in one design.

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The amber tones and textures of Tuscany can create a relaxing atmosphere for a bedroom design.
Tuscan style brings warm colors and textures to a relaxing bedroom
Aug 3 2011

Bringing the warmth of the Italian countryside into a bedroom is one way to ensure a tranquil and stylish setting for a good night's sleep.

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A traditional living room still needs some window treatment like mini blinds.
Installing mini blinds in a traditional setting
Aug 1 2011

A traditional room is often filled with a collection of time-worn pieces and beautifully detailed décor that evokes a different time and place. Installing mini blinds in a room with a traditional setting may not seem like a good idea at first...

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Custom drapery can hide a room's architectural flaws.
Custom drapery, paired with roller shades, creates a stylish, functional combo
Aug 1 2011

In homes where the windows are small and the ceilings are low, there is a solution and it's called custom drapery.

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