Light-filtering and room-darkening options are available for skylight shades
Nov 17 2011
Pleated shades designed for skylights provide superb energy savings by reducing heat gain in warm months and lessening heat loss significantly in cold weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Skylight shades from Blinds Chalet have added benefit of room darkening material
Sep 15 2011
Pleated skylight shades from Blinds Chalet come with the added feature of room darkening material to control light easily in sky-lit rooms.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A splash of color and well-organized storage brightens a laundry room
Apr 29 2011
Laundry rooms aren't usually high on the list of decorating projects. But making it attractive as well as organized may be the enticement a homeowner needs to get laundry duties done.
Kitchen makeovers can have a stylish look without breaking the bank
Apr 22 2011
Homeowners often find the price tag of a full-scale kitchen renovation reason enough not to do a makeover. But there are small changes that can be made that give a tired kitchen a facelift without the cost of a renovation.
Pleated shades provide privacy needed as part of half-bath decor
Apr 13 2011
For homeowners who are looking for a way to make their half-baths look less cramped, some decorating tips can help give the illusion of more space in those tight quarters.
A softened, textured look comes with pleated window shades
Mar 9 2011
When home decorators are trying to decide what their décor style is, a good starting point is to focus on the fabrics and colors they like best in home furnishings.
Go for a tidy look in the new year with pleated shades
Jan 14 2011
The new year is an ideal time for homeowners to reevaluate their interior design themes and try to think about what can be improved. There are many ways to add some new, creative flair to a space.
Pleated shades fit the orderly look of a tailored-style bedroom
Jan 11 2011
One way to have a bedroom that appeals to both men and women is to take a tailored approach.
Versatile pleated shades can accommodate changing tastes
Jan 5 2011
Interior designer Chad Scheli is no stranger to redecorating a room, but sometimes, he loves his old furniture just as much as new pieces and has to come up with creative ways to hang onto them, according to The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
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.
Pleated shades can be part of an inexpensive kitchen facelift
Dec 2 2010
Kitchen renovations are often the most expensive makeovers that homeowners can undertake. But some small-scale changes can give a tired kitchen décor a facelift without the full-tilt cost.
Pleated shades can help transform a shed into a home office
Nov 24 2010
When San Diego resident Brian DeHamer's growing family took up the space he needed for a home office, he looked outside for what he needed.
Pleated shades help overcome the limits of decorating in a rented home
Nov 18 2010
The limitations of decorating in a rental property can be a challenge, but there are plenty of products available to renters these days that won't cause permanent damage to walls and other surfaces.
Pleated shades can offset different shades of trend-setting gray in home decor
Nov 12 2010
Gray is being hailed as one of the trendiest color in fashions and home design, and the new hues are definitely not drab.
Pleated shades are a stylish window treatment for both office and home designs
Nov 3 2010
In Kenya, designing office space has emerged as the latest market for the work of interior decorators, according to BusinessDailyAfrica.com.
Pleated window shades are an attractive, economical choice for utility-based design
Oct 25 2010
A home design trend focusing on utility takes into account the public's newfound respect for saving money, energy and materials, according to CosmoWorlds.com.
Pleated window shades offer a softened look and fit any decor
Oct 13 2010
Pleated window shades have become a popular choice in window treatments in recent years because they have all the advantages of regular shades, but with added texture and attractiveness because they are made from fabric.
Pleated shades add to the décor of a college student's 'home away from home'
Oct 7 2010
A dorm room is more than a home away from home – it's also a college student's bedroom, study area, living room and sanctuary from the stresses of collegiate life.
Pleated shades can both provide privacy, let light in
Sep 30 2010
Karmen Ng spent 11 years in marketing, strategic communications and management before turning to interior design, and it turns out that he may have made the right decision. San Jose Mercury News reports that Ng won the 2009 Metropolitan Home of the Year Award for his work on a multi-level contemporary home in Berkeley, California.
Pleated shades offer homeowners rich color, texture
Sep 24 2010
With an uncertain economic climate, many individuals who are looking to renovate their home are looking to get the most out of the funds they put into their living quarters. The Toronto Star reports that many Canadians who may want to get a hands-on look at possible ideas will be attending the upcoming Toronto Fall Home Show.
Decorate the top of a staircase with pleated shades
Sep 20 2010
An aspect of home design that is often overlooked is the staircase, but with a few creative flourishes, it can actually serve as one of the more impressive parts of a home, according to CantonRep.com.
Add color and personality to a contemporary home with pleated shades
Sep 14 2010
The Manila Bulletin reports that, while contemporary homes have become popular in recent years, too much emphasis on sleek, metal surfaces, neutral colors and uncluttered floors can leave a house feeling cold and uninviting.
Pleated shades can be perfect choice for formal update
Sep 8 2010
Sometimes a room is begging for a classy update. Whether it is a dining room that is long past its prime, or a space that has no personality, adding a formal, elegant atmosphere can have a significant impact on the aesthetic of a house. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that there are several easy steps one can take to achieve this end.
Pleated shades can complement Pantone autumn colors
Sep 1 2010
A few times a year, Pantone, a printing company, releases an updated list of colors that will best complement the natural shades of the season. This year, some of the colors selected were golden glow, living coral, lipstick red, chocolate truffle, lagoon, woodbine, according to TheStir.com.
Colorful pleated shades can get a home ready for fall
Aug 27 2010
The Creston News Advertiser reports that the coming months of fall may be a good time for a homeowner to reevaluate the current interior design of a residence and enact some modest changes to get ready for the new season.
Refresh an old bathroom with pleated shades
Aug 23 2010
Interior designer Candace Olson, writing in The Seattle Times, describes a recent renovation to a bathroom that she made to a 1920s-style home. While the homeowner had decorated every other room to her taste, the bathroom, which was painted with intense, blue colors, had left her feeling embarrassed.
Design an exotic room with pleated shades
Aug 6 2010
The New York Times recently reported that homeowne Harrice Miller teamed up with designer Vincent Wolf to convert an apartment room into an Indian getaway. The aim was create a place that looked nothing like the rest of the residence and would emphasize Miller's love for the country's music.
Hang pleated shades for a kitchen with a view
Jul 20 2010
Kitchens are sometimes the center of a home's activity, especially when it's time to cook dinner or clean dishes afterward. Natural lighting can be an important feature of any room, but it is particularly appealing to have a kitchen with a source of gentle illumination.
Pleated shades provide somnolent settings for afternoon naps
Jun 28 2010
A long day at work or a hot summer day can sometimes inspire the need for rest during the middle of the day when the sun is still shining. People who have just gotten through a commute, a day at the beach or who are caring for an infant may be interested in pleated shades to help create an environment that blocks out the daylight.