Eco Friendly Blinds
Bamboo blinds can add to a Zen-inspired space
Jul 18 2011
Bamboo blinds are not only eco-conscious, they're also the perfect choice for a Zen-inspired space in the home because of their simple and organic nature. Additionally, blinds are convenient window treatments that can function in any home.
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).
New window shades and blinds can create a greener home
Mar 15 2011
In addition to controlling the amount of light that filters in, certain window blinds and shades can form a tight seal on your windows to control air leakage.
Refresh your living space with unique decor
Feb 3 2011
With a little creativity, you can re-invent your current furnishings to suit your re-designed living space.
Homeowners can take small steps to reduce their carbon footprints
Dec 28 2010
In recent years, many Americans have become more eco-conscious. It’s likely that living more sustainably will still be among the top of many New Year’s resolution lists in 2011. One of the easiest ways that individuals who are looking to live more sustainably can do so is by upgrading their homes to be more energy-efficient and utilizing natural products.
Woven bamboo shades are a versatile way to go green
Aug 12 2010
Many homeowners who want to incorporate earth-friendly decor into their abode may not know where to begin, or become lost in a maze of choices that leaves them confused. However, according to the Evansville Courier and Press, there are several simple options that can leave an individual satisfied.
Brothers building 100 percent sustainable home
Aug 3 2010
The Living Building Challenge was a three-year contest that was held to see if any architects around the world were able to construct a residence that produced all of its energy on-site. There are currently a total of 70 projects in six different countries pursuing the Living Building Challenge, but none, as of yet, have managed to be certified.
Go green while living at college
Jul 27 2010
As July turns to August, the beginning of school is moving ever closer. For some students, that means going back to college and moving into one's dorm room. According to Earth911.com, there's no reason to give up going green when it comes to furnishing a temporary living space.
Colorado realtors adding green glossary to home listings
Jul 12 2010
Realtors in Steamboat Springs, Colorado are trying to find a more efficient way to list the sustainable aspects of the homes they're selling, the Steamboat Pilot & Today reports. According to Prudential Steamboat Realtor, Angela Ashby, the company is working to provide an easy way to quickly determine how environmentally friendly a house is.
Making a home eco-friendly
Jul 8 2010
Discovery's Planet Green has released a guide on how to make a home go green. One of the top steps to becoming eco-friendly is a simple evaluation of all furniture options before purchasing new pieces for bedrooms or living rooms.
New book offers green design tips
Jun 28 2010
Decorating a house so it is eco-friendly can certainly be a daunting task. If the homeowner has no guidance it can be even more difficult. Luckily, thanks to a new book, those looking to reduce their impact on the environment can find the help they need, reports ExpressNightOut.com.
Bamboo shades provide a natural feel for less
Jun 25 2010
A house in western Canada recently named one of the top 100 houses by architecture experts is going on the market financialpost.com reports.
Woven shades part of eco-friendly trend
Jun 22 2010
Grad students at Ball State University are helping save a house from destruction by making it environmentally friendly, the Ball State Daily News reports.
Bamboo shades key to eco-friendly design
Jun 21 2010
When Seattle resident Wendy Jan wanted to rebuild her house she wanted to do it her own way. As a result, she ended up with a such an eco-friendly home that it became certified under the National Green Building Standard of the National Association of Home Builders - the first such certified house in Washington state.
Woven shades can can complete kitchen
Jun 14 2010
Windows may not be the first thing on a homeowner's mind when they are decorating their kitchen. Choosing the right window treatment, however, can be the final ingredient that makes a kitchen complete says HGTV.com.
Natural light beneficial to health
Jun 10 2010
While most green movements typically champion the benefits eco-friendly practices have on the environment, one particular green initiative is having a positive impact on the people as well.
Going green on a budget
Jun 9 2010
Homeowners looking for eco-friendly ways to decorate their room don't have to sacrifice style, experts say.
Eco-friendly shades bring style to any room
Jun 8 2010
Green living is an ever-growing trend and many homeowners may be constantly searching for the next great way to make their decor more eco-friendly without sacrificing style. While some individuals may grow weary of this ongoing quest, making one's home greener may not be too difficult.
Pennslyvania gardner reuses woven shades outside
Jun 8 2010
Ann Stookey's Chestnut Hill, Pennslyvania garden is pretty unusual. In addition to the lack of bright colors, the outdoor garden is adorned with outdoor garden is adorned with many things that used to reside inside Stookey's house.
Bamboo blinds efficient, eco-friendly
Jun 8 2010
When Shanghai Expo organizers launched the Low Carbon Expo Tour on June 5, they revealed a slue of eco-friendly homes on the public. Most unique, however may have been the Madrid Case Pavilion - a house made entirely of bamboo.
Bamboo shades create exotic bedroom
Jun 3 2010
When Mark and Taylor Bliese bought their 100-year-old home in Austin, Texas, they knew that they wanted to remodel the space, and incorporate their modern tastes. From a Thai-styled bedroom to a whimsical child's room, the couple paired the home's classic hardwood flooring with new wall, ceiling and window treatments.
Bamboo shades are an eco-friendly option for window treatments
May 21 2010
Homeowners have long been wary of eco-friendly interior design, fearing that while the decor may benefit the environment, it may not be aesthetically appealing. But after checking out green products like low-volatile organic compound paints and bamboo shades, individuals may change their minds.