Tried-and-true tips create new looks without a complete room overhaul
Nov 22 2011
Rather than coming up with a whole new design scheme, home decorators can save time and effort by "deconstructing" their existing color palette.
Designer stresses individuality as an important element in home decor
Nov 14 2011
If there's one feature that has been the hallmark style of designer Jonathan Adler, it's individuality.
Apartment dwellers should allow their personal taste to shine in decor
Nov 11 2011
An apartment's style will never become boring as long as its residents let their personal interests and tastes show in the selection of art work, colors and furniture.
Blind Chalet's Lumina roman shades come in a range of elegant material textures
Nov 4 2011
Bringing texture as well as color into a room is important to creating a design scheme that brings balance and depth to a home's décor.
Roman shades are a classic window cover that blends well into color families
Nov 2 2011
Using color families is a longstanding design concept that often leads to the best combination of hues in a well-coordinated room.
Long-term quality and 'smart' furniture are top trends at High Point Market
Nov 2 2011
Early reports from the semi-annual High Point Market in North Carolina, the world's largest home furnishings trade show, indicate that furniture manufacturers are responding to consumers' wish for long-term quality and multi-purpose home goods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special close-out pricing makes elegant roman shades very affordable
Sep 30 2011
Changes in inventory occur frequently at Blinds Chalet to stay in step with the ever-changing taste of home decorators. Occasionally that allows the company to create a special discount on items such as the selection of roman shades in discontinued colors now available at reduced prices.
Slipcovers can be coordinated with roman shades in a quick room makeover
Sep 23 2011
Few furnishings can provide a quick makeover for a room, or create a unified look among mismatched furniture, better than slipcovers.
Homeowners can change a dated bathroom's style into a vintage look
Sep 19 2011
Whether a bathroom looks dated or vintage may be in the eye of the beholder. And there are small improvements that homeowners can do that breathe new life into a tired bathroom on a limited budget to play up "vintage" and get rid of "dated."
Different folds in roman shades provide a choice in styles
Sep 15 2011
Different style folds in roman shades can be ordered as an upgrade from Blinds Chalet, which offers them in materials resembling satin, silk, suede and textured linen to fit both contemporary and traditional décor.
Teen's room should have paint color and furnishings that have staying power
Sep 8 2011
Decorating for the long term in a teenager's room may seem like a contradiction since the years fly by quickly. But choosing classic patterns and versatile colors during the adolescent stage will likely have staying power as the teen years progress.
Roman shades have distinctive style without giving up practical functions
Sep 7 2011
Homeowners who admire the classic look of roman shades don't have to forfeit functionality when they order these versatile window coverings for their home.
Keeping hues in proportion provides balance to a room's color scheme
Sep 6 2011
Keeping a balance between neutral and bold hues in a design scheme is a method that decorating experts use to make sure no single color dominates a room.
Combining traditional and contemporary touches add up to an eclectic style
Sep 2 2011
The term "eclectic" may seem like an excuse for not making a steadfast design choice, but taking this open-ended approach to decorating is the best way for homeowners to avoid having a matched look to their furnishings.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A bamboo roman shade can be part of a high quality design scheme
Jul 20 2011
Interior designer Stacey Tapinis always tells her clients to spend most of their decorating budget on a quality sofa, impressive window treatments and a good paint job.
A bamboo roman shade can bring balance to a window with bold drapery
Jul 19 2011
There's a reason why homeowners shy away from using bold colors, whether by adding a splashy hue in a window treatment or painting an accent wall to heighten the look of a room.
Bamboo roman shades bridge vintage and natural looks
Jul 15 2011
Toronto interior designer Jane Hall loves the look of vintage furniture and how it coordinates with newer furnishings such as bamboo roman shades.
Create a screened-in haven with breezy window treatments
Jul 15 2011
As the summer goodness continues to roll over much of the country, you may be considering ways to update your old screened-in porch to create a space that will give you a wide array of leisurely options - whether you wish to enjoy the sudden thunderstorms, curl up with a good book after spending the day at the beach, or even have family game night surrounded by a sea of candles for added ambiance.
Small space made big
Jul 6 2011
If your apartment has a lot of character but the small size is starting to make you feel claustrophobic, consider a few simple updates and organization tips that can help bring your cramped area new life.
Five rules can guide homeowners to room designs with 'staying power'
Jun 29 2011
Philadelphia interior designer Donna Hoffman prides herself on being able to design rooms that have staying power.
A vision in white
Jun 29 2011
Going for a clean design throughout your new apartment may begin with one word - white. A recent apartment displayed on Freshome.com showcased a modern apartment that was white from floor to ceiling.
Jun 29 2011
If your space is blessed with the addition of a fireplace with a mantel, yet you don't know what to do with it to make it your own or to mesh with your overall design, try these simple tips from Better Homes and Gardens to transform your mantel into a vital area in your living room.
Make your small bathroom stand out
Jun 29 2011
A small bathroom can bring out it's own unique set of problems, from storage issues to dealing with a look that remains a bit outdated. Because of this, this necessary space can really cause stress for many.
Add a unique backsplash to spruce up your kitchen
Jun 27 2011
If you're bored with the style of your kitchen, but don't have the means to preform a full facelift on your main eating area, consider updating your backsplash as a way to transform your dull design into a fabulous one-of-a-kind creation.
Make your cozy quarters work
Jun 27 2011
Living in a loft space or an attic apartment can come with some challenges, as slanted roofs can make moving around and decorating somewhat of a magic trick. Freshome.com recently showcased an apartment with such problems, but these tenants proved that making use of the best furniture for your space is the ultimate way to embrace its uniqueness.
Give your bachelor pad life
Jun 27 2011
A bachelor pad may be one of the coolest places in the world to the average male, but just because you're living the single life doesn't mean your interior design should suffer. By creating a space that is both manly and female friendly, you'll be a hit with both your guy and girl friends (and maybe even your mom).
Roman shades convey a homey touch for both rooms and outdoor spaces
Jun 23 2011
One way to make an easy transition from a home's interior to an outdoor deck or patio is by choosing window treatments that complement both the inside and outside spaces.
Create an office design that is all your own
Jun 23 2011
If you're afforded the luxury of working from home, you may consider updating your office as a way to promote strong work habits and create a place that makes you feel at ease. Better Homes and Gardens magazine had some good ideas and easy fixes to revamp your spot into an area your co-workers will be envious of.
Make your dining room more than a place to eat
Jun 23 2011
Updating your dining room is one way to to offer your home an added dimension. As the room that's only used for family get-to-gethers or dinner parties amongst friends, the dining room tends to get a bad wrap.
Revamp your living room to further enjoy the space
Jun 22 2011
What better way to let your personal style shine through than to redecorate your living room? The living room is a high-traffic area with family members and guests constantly breezing through it. It's a place to relax after a long day and an area in which to cuddle and watch movies on a chilly afternoon.
DIY projects that can easily be tackled
Jun 22 2011
Updating your home may seem like a huge undertaking, yet by breaking it down room-by-room, you may find the changes will come by themselves.
Make the most of your space
Jun 21 2011
Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting time to explore design options that will really show off your personality and create a look that's all your own. A featured attic apartment on Freshome.com boasted a fresh and youthful design that anyone could emulate.
Durability and good design can go hand in hand for furnishings
Jun 15 2011
There are two ways to make the sofa the center of attention it deserves to be - add brightly-colored pillows to liven up a neutral fabric on the couch or use a bold, unique sofa fabric to make it an instant focal point.
Window blinds and shades are the best way to decrease sun damage
Jun 14 2011
According to the Clarendon Patch, window blinds and shades are the best option to protect your home from sun damage.
Neutral shades will highlight your design choices
Jun 6 2011
According to The Oregonian, an apartment with a prominent window is better served with a neutral window shade that will allow your smaller accents, such as area rugs, lamps and artwork, to brighten the space.
Window treatment's hardware incorporates newer metals for a modern look
Jun 3 2011
Stainless steel still reigns as the top choice among home decorators for their kitchen appliances, but softer finishes in metal fixtures has also emerged as a recent design trend.
Window dressing tips from a top interior designer
Jun 2 2011
According to The Bellingham Herald, dressing up windows is tricky and requires some special considerations to ensure that you are providing the optimal energy-efficient benefits as well as an aesthetically pleasing home environment.
Furniture size and placement can throw off the balance of a room
May 31 2011
Trying to make a cavernous space seem cozy or creating more openness in tight quarters often comes down to the same thing - selecting the right furniture arrangement for a room.