Archive for November 2011


Cushions in neutral, but interesting patterns can revive the look of upholstered furniture.
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.

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Muted colors and natural materials are features of cottage and farmhouse decorating styles.
A mix of rustic and elegant textures are prevalent in farmhouse and cottage looks
Nov 22 2011

Large, sprawling farmhouse or cozy, quaint cottage - the decorating style of both rests on light dusty colors, natural wood tones and soft textures that coordinate well with vintage accessories.

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Faux wood blinds have the rich look of wood with the easy care of manmade materials.
SmartPrivacy style of faux wood blinds provides more privacy and light control
Nov 21 2011

For homeowners who want more privacy and light control from their faux wood blinds, the SmartPrivacy construction offered by Blinds Chalet will meet those needs.

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Custom draperies add an elegant flair to room design.
Grommet draperies are a good window treatment for contemporary style decor
Nov 21 2011

Among the selections of Blinds Chalet's extensive custom drapery collection, grommet-style draperies are a good complement to a home that has a modern look.

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Various stains are available for Blinds Chalet's woven wood shades.
Woven wood roman shades combine elegance and natural look
Nov 21 2011

For homeowners who want the classic look of roman shades and the natural weave of a woven wood, they can have both with woven wood roman shades from Blinds Chalet.

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The weave of a solar screen shade detemines how much light is allowed inside.
Designer solar screen shades work well in both business and residential settings
Nov 21 2011

Designer solar screen shades by Blinds Chalet give consumers a choice in weave, pattern and color to find the best match for their home décor.

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Finding a quiet corner for reading and relaxing adds to a guest's comfort during a holiday visit.
Holiday guest quarters should include a place to relax and read
Nov 18 2011

With the onset of the busy holiday season, homeowners often have to arrange guest quarters they hope will make their visitors comfortable.

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Homeowners are renovating unused space in their homes for media rooms, home offices and work-out areas.
Homeowners' conversion of unused space into new rooms is on the rise
Nov 18 2011

Whether it's to make room for a newborn, a college graduate returning home or an elderly parent moving into their adult children's home, homeowners are increasingly using all available space in their homes.

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Open shelving works well for bathroom storage.
Window treatments and shelving in bathrooms can mirror styles in other rooms
Nov 18 2011

If there's no linen closet or medicine cabinet to store items in a bathroom, homeowners can do what they do in other rooms - install open shelving.

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The right mix of neutrals or brighter colors can offset a white room to its best advantage.
Horizontal fabric shades are a good choice for a white-based room
Nov 18 2011

White may go with anything, but homeowners have to make an effort to balance it with the right choice of colored accessories.

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Interesting displays will show collectibles and favorite treasures the best way.
The right display is needed to show collectibles in the best way
Nov 18 2011

Interior decorator Shari Hiller counts family photos, books and collectibles among the best accessories that reflect a homeowner's special interests or hobbies.

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Vintage furniture is popular for furnishing period-style homes.
Vintage furnishings with modern convenience fit today's homes
Nov 18 2011

Vintage-inspired kitchen appliances and the resurgence of clawfoot bathtubs are among the home items that consumers want to go with their period-style homes.

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Soft sheer shades are made affordable with a rebate savings.
For elegant soft sheer shades, Blinds Chalet is offering a special discount
Nov 17 2011

Home decorators who enjoy the elegant look of soft sheer shades can get a special discount on the window treatment from Blinds Chalet.

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Beautiful wood tones are found in the wood blinds from Blinds Chalet.
Wood blinds from Blinds Chalet work for many home designs
Nov 17 2011

Whether they are in a wood-lined den or a sunroom used for family activities, wood blinds from Blinds Chalet can be matched to any wood furniture or wall trim.

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Pleated shades made for skylights are an excellent energy saver.
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.

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Roller shades are one of the most versatile window treatments that can be added to a decorating plan.
Roller shades remain one of the most versatile window coverings for all decors
Nov 17 2011

For their selection of fabric patterns, colors, weaves and materials, roller shades are one of the most versatile window coverings.

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New paint products are able to stand up to the heat and moisture found in bathrooms.
Decorating products need to stand up to use in a bathroom update
Nov 16 2011

When homeowners decide to re-do their bathrooms, they need products that will withstand moisture, heat and constant use.

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Outdoor spaces can reflect home's interior design choices.
Bamboo woven wood shades make a transition between interior and outdoors
Nov 16 2011

As with any makeover, redoing an outdoor area should be done with solid planning to determine which plants or existing furniture can be reused before new landscaping is introduced.

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Design choices can influence how families interact at home.
'Slow home' design addresses storage and sustainability for homeowners
Nov 16 2011

Making better use of a home's space often increases a dwelling's liveability, according to a design trend that designers call "the slow home."

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Decorating according to one's personal taste will make homeowners happier with their choices.
Furnishings may mean more when they reflect homeowner's taste
Nov 16 2011

When homeowners go shopping for furnishings, they should ask themselves whether they are choosing furniture based on their personal taste or because it reminds them of something they saw in someone else's home.

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Using hues from the same color family makes decorating decisions easier.
Simplifying a home's color scheme helps create a unified pattern
Nov 16 2011

To keep a home's decorating plan simple, no more than four hues within the same color family should be used throughout the home.

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A monochromatic color scheme expands the look of a room.
Matching window covering hues to wall color opens up a room
Nov 16 2011

Taking a monochromatic approach to color selection in a home's décor can give the illusion of more space in small rooms.

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Creating comfortable conversation areas in a living room warms up the space.
Adding several conversation niches softens the look of a formal space
Nov 15 2011

The living room is a space where visitors are likely to be entertained, and a room that many homeowners view as the showpiece of the home. But there's no reason that it can't be comfortable for everyday use as well as for special gatherings.

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With the landlord's approval, apartment dwellers can change lighting and wall colors as long as they return them to their original state when they move.
Apartment dwellers should use imagination to get the home style they want
Nov 15 2011

Approaching a design plan for a new apartment can be a daunting task because most rentals come with standard-issue lighting, window treatments and uninteresting wall colors.

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The construction as well as the style is important when selecting a sofa.
Good construction is as important as beautiful design in key furnishings
Nov 14 2011

Homeowners need to consider the nuts and bolts of choosing a sofa as well as its decorative style if they expect it to stand up to the use it will likely get in the home of an active family.

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Personal taste in art is an important element in designing a room.
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.

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Neutral colors can be a good complement to bright hues.
Neutrals can keep popular vibrant colors from overpowering a room
Nov 14 2011

Home decorators should be forewarned when choosing bold colors - a little goes a long way. They should look to neutrals - black, white, deep brown and beige - to keep vibrant hues from overpowering a room.

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Noise reduction shades are good for windows that face a street.
Homeowners should choose window coverings for light, privacy and other issues
Nov 14 2011

There's a feature that homeowners should factor into their decision-making when they are choosing a window treatment for their rooms - location.

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Finishes and texture in colors are becoming important in home decor.
Roller shades can coordinate with new paint colors and finishes
Nov 14 2011

In the world of house paints, the type of finish that a color has is becoming as important as the hue itself.

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Cellular shades can be made with room darkening fabric for a home media room.
Cellular shades are among those that offer a choice of blackout fabric
Nov 14 2011

The choice of lighting can determine how well visibility will be in a home theater and the right window treatment can help homeowners create the most conducive atmosphere for their screenings.

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Antiques can be coordinated with modern items in a room design.
Faux wood blinds fit a mix of contemporary and traditional styles
Nov 11 2011

A chair found at a flea market can be re-upholstered and given a new look with high quality fabric. Or an inexpensive lamp from a second-hand store can be freshened with a coat of paint on the base and topped with a new lampshade.

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Vintage containers are among the collectibles that fit shabby chic decorating.
Shabby chic style includes muted hues, soft fabrics and vintage look
Nov 11 2011

For rooms that are reminiscent of an earlier era, home decorators can adopt the muted tones and soft furnishings of the shabby chic style of decorating.

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Apartment dwellers should allow their personal interests to show in their home designs.
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.

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Different seating arrangements make the best use of a home's great room.
Soft sheer shades are a good choice to outfit a great room's windows
Nov 11 2011

The space afforded by a home's great room can provide a variety of seating arrangements to accommodate family gatherings, large and small.

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New finishes in metals are showing up in home decor.
Burnished look in metals works well with modern and traditional decor
Nov 11 2011

Metal fixtures are becoming available in softer finishes that have emerged as a design trend for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as door hardware.

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Bookcase space can be split between open shelving and hidden storage.
Homeowners can carve out hidden storage with double-duty bookcase
Nov 11 2011

A bookcase that isn't used to its capacity can solve the never-ending dilemma of finding more storage for homeowners.

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Vertical blinds are a good window covering for glass doors and large windows.
'S' curve line is among most unique vertical blinds from Blinds Chalet
Nov 10 2011

Some of the most unique vertical blinds offered by Blinds Chalet to homeowners are "S" curve style blinds that provide more privacy than most styles of this versatile window covering.

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Woven wood shades are an eco-friendly choice in home decor.
Caman natural woven wood shades offer homeowners double savings
Nov 10 2011

Caman natural woven wood shades have a double offer for extra savings to homeowners – they are produced by Blinds Chalet in one day or they are free and, for a limited time, they come with free edge binding.

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Mini blinds are a popular and affordable window covering.
Metallic mini blinds from Blinds Chalet come in a range of unique colors
Nov 10 2011

Among the most affordable of Blinds Chalet's extensive selection of window shades and blinds are aluminum mini blinds.

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Heat and moisture resistant Signature faux wood blinds are an excellent choice for kitchens.
Signature faux wood blinds have both sophisticated style and durability
Nov 10 2011

For homeowners who are looking for a sophisticated window covering that will add a classic look to any room in the house, the Signature line of Blind Chalet's faux wood blinds will fill the bill.

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Vintage china can be included in decorative vignettes similar to those created by designer Alli Michelle.
Simplicity in design creates a cozy atmosphere for designer's Michigan home
Nov 8 2011

The guest room design says it all – the nightstand is a small stool topped by a few books and a clear glass jar filled with sprigs of greenery. A simple wood-framed mirror hangs above it.

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Before holiday decorations go up, homeowners should make minor repairs to ready their homes for visitors.
Home fix-ups before guests arrive should preceed holiday decorating
Nov 8 2011

Instead of concentrating on holiday decorations, hosts of the DIY Network's show, "Brothers on Call," suggest that homeowners do a walk-through of their homes before guests arrive to make sure it's holiday ready.

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Soft fabrics add to the new design trend called atmospherics.
Soft sheer shades are elegant, but durable addition to the 'atmospherics' look
Nov 7 2011

Design trends develop in response to daily living needs, and one such trend is geared to creating a peaceful mood when homeowners come home at the end of the day.

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Parents need to plan the sleeping arrangements when their children host sleepovers.
Planning out holiday time sleepovers should include bed arrangements
Nov 7 2011

As the holiday season approaches, it's time for homeowners to plan how they will accommodate a sleepover guest for their children during school vacation.

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A home workout area can be attractive as well as functional.
Horizontal fabric shades combine function and looks of shades and blinds
Nov 7 2011

Bold colors and double-duty furniture can create an attractive, but functional workout area in one's home that is tailored to exercise routines and the amount of space they require.

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Industrial decor is becoming more broadly used by homeowners.
Bamboo sunscreen roller shades fit the growing 'lndustrial' style
Nov 7 2011

Increasingly, suburbanites are taking on some of the industrial design styles that have been popularized by urban loft dwellers.

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Custom drapery adds an elegant finish to bedroom decor.
Choosing right fabrics for a room re-do is a designer's trick of the trade
Nov 7 2011

There are a host of designer tricks that homeowners can use to make a simple, elegant change in their home décor, and choosing beautiful fabrics is one of them.

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Making small adjustments in their home decor can help senior citizens live more comfortably in their homes.
Bright lighting, easy to use fixtures are among senior-friendly home improvements
Nov 7 2011

There are a number of home improvements that can be easily made to ensure that elderly home dwellers are safe in their own homes.

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Blackout shades allow for uninterrupted sleep in a darkened room.
Deluxe double cell blackout shades combine energy savings and light control
Nov 4 2011

A cellular shade that combines energy savings with optimum light control to darken a room is available in one of Blinds Chalet's wide variety of cell shade selections.

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The beauty of bamboo is found in Tavarua Exotic Bamboo Ring Draperies.
Bamboo ring draperies combine the looks of drapes and woven wood shades
Nov 4 2011

For a window treatment that combines the sophistication of custom drapery with the natural look of woven wood shades, the Tavarua Exotic Bamboo Ring Draperies from Blinds Chalet will achieve both looks.

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The linen look of Lumina roman shades brings texture to a room.
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.

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A bamboo sunscreen roller shade can present as attractive a view of the window treatment from the outdoors as inside the home.
Bamboo sunscreen roller shades are attractive from the inside and the outdoors
Nov 4 2011

A window treatment should be well-coordinated with a home's interior, but should also present an attractive view to passersby outdoors.

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The way that furniture is arranged can affect how inviting the room atmosphere is.
Horizontal fabric shades are a good complement to new room arrangement
Nov 3 2011

Creating an atmosphere that is conducive to conversation and interaction can be as easy as trying a new furniture arrangement in a room.

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Cabinets and open shelving can create a multi-purpose area in a mudroom.
Cabinetry and shelving provide organized storage in a mudroom
Nov 3 2011

Adding wall cabinets with both closed-door space and open shelving can turn a mudroom into a multi-purpose space that does double duty as a home office.

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Choosing family photos for a display should take into account the image size and frame color to create a unified collection.
Faux wood blinds offer an attractive backdrop to homeowner's collection
Nov 2 2011

Home decorators should consider the size of their family photos when choosing a display area where they can personalize the look of a room.

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Choosing a color family rather than contrasting hues is a successful strategy for decorating.
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.

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Clocks can be decorative as well as functional.
Functional items don't have to skimp on style in home design
Nov 2 2011

Some items are so much a part of our everyday surroundings that we don't see the possibilities of adding some style to a room by focusing on them. That includes clocks, which can continue to serve their important function while adding to the decorating scheme of a room.

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Custom drapery can turn a window into a room's focal point.
A bedroom makeover starts with moving out items for a clear view of the room
Nov 2 2011

Starting with a clean slate is a favorite trick of interior designers when they want to makeover a room, and that applies even to smaller weekend projects.

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Furniture shown at the semi-annual High Point Market showed warmer wood tones and high-quality finishes on home furnishings.
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.

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Selecting a new wall color or furniture arrangement can brighten a dining room.
Dining room can be spruced up as time and money allows
Nov 1 2011

Too often, the dining room becomes an afterthought when it comes to decorating. Whether it is used every day or only for family occasions, homeowners generally concentrate on sprucing up other areas of the house before they turn to the dining room.

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