Archive for September 2011


Large windows and glass doors sometimes present a design challenge for homeowners.
Screen panel track blinds solve the problem of covering extra large windows
Sep 30 2011

Extra large windows can sometimes present a design dilemma for homeowners.

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Roman shades can be raised to let in full light or lowered for an elegant window covering.
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.

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Solar panels are among the green' energy-saving devices that homeowners want in their home designs.
UK designers see recession's effect on home decoration styles as well as budgets
Sep 29 2011

The recession has taken a toll not only on homeowners' decorating budgets, but has shifted their design style, according to UK designers and architects interviewed by the Daily Telegraph.

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Unique roller shades can bring style as well as durability and light control to every room.
Roller shades that are soft to the touch offer a classic look from Blinds Chalet
Sep 28 2011

Roller shades are sometimes overlooked for window coverings that home decorators may consider softer or more stylish.

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The Empire State Building in New York City is one of the images in the Cityscapes roller shades collection.
Blinds Chalet offers Cityscape shades that bring landmarks to anyone's window
Sep 28 2011

Regardless of where home dwellers live, they can look out their windows and see the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower.

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Shutters fit both contemporary and traditional decor in any room.
Shutters offer insulation and light control as well as style to fit many decors
Sep 28 2011

Shutters are often associated with traditional décor, from seaside cottages to Tuscan villas, but their clean, uncomplicated look also is well suited to contemporary design.

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Furniture pieces should be used for more than one function in tight living quarters.
Multi-purpose furniture and inventive use of window shades 'add' living space
Sep 27 2011

Double-duty furniture may be the answer for making the most of one's space in a small condominium or apartment.

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Custom drapery should be hung carefully to take full advantage of its sumptuous look.
Correct hanging techniques put the finishing touch on custom drapery
Sep 27 2011

Hanging custom drapery with extra flair is a specialty of home design consultant and writer Cindy Lee Bergersen.

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The natural beauty of bamboo can be found in window shades, flooring and furniture.
Natural, energy-saving window coverings among Blinds Chalet's best sellers
Sep 27 2011

Among the best-selling window blinds and shades from Blinds Chalet are those that use natural materials and have energy-saving benefits.

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Adding day and night cellular shades to a room can provide both privacy and light control.
Day and night shades offer consumers two shades for price of one
Sep 26 2011

Day and night cellular shades, known for their energy-saving properties, give homeowners the privacy of blackout material paired with the light control of sheer shades.

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Custom drapery can make a window treatment a focal point of a room.
Rod pocket custom drapery gives a streamlined look to window treatment
Sep 26 2011

For a look in custom draperies that shows very little hardware, rod pocket drapes are an excellent style for a continuous sweep of fabric in window coverings.

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Blinds Chalet has wood blinds in a variety of wood tones.
Blinds Chalet offers wood blinds in large selection of colors and wood tones
Sep 23 2011

Homeowners on a limited budget can still enjoy the rich look that real wood blinds bring to a room.

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Adding energy-saving cellular shades can manage light and temperature in a room.
Honeycomb cellular shades have translucent and room darkening styles
Sep 23 2011

For an energy-saving window treatment, the honeycomb construction of cellular shades offered by Blinds Chalet offers insulation in all seasons.

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A mix of patterns and prints should complement, not conflict with each other in home design.
Mixing fabric patterns well can create a balanced design scheme
Sep 23 2011

Choosing fabrics that complement each other, whether in large-scale patterns or small prints, can help home decorators arrive at a balanced mix of materials in a design scheme.

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Patchwork quilts are among the home accessories that have been passed down from colonial days.
Faux wood blinds can be incorporated into colonial era decor
Sep 23 2011

Many decorative items found in today's homes have been handed down from colonial times - patchwork quilts, needlepoint cushions and pewter accessories.

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An area where kids can do homework or a parent can work on a laptop can be added to the kitchen.
Eco-friendly shades and work areas are among new additions to kitchens
Sep 23 2011

With the kitchen often at the heart of family activities, setting aside a desk area can be a convenient place for bill paying, doing homework and working on a laptop.

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Adding slipcovers to upholstered furniture allows homeowners to change them seasonally.
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.

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Consumers are becoming less wary of trying bold colors in their home decor.
Bold colors emerge for homeowners who want to decorate outside the box
Sep 23 2011

Gone are the days when homeowners refused to paint their walls in bold colors. While they may not choose to saturate their rooms in bright hues, there are plenty of accent colors that are being tried along with traditional neutrals.

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Mirrors and monochromatic color schemes give a sense of spaciousness to smaller bathrooms.
Fabric roller shades are a good choice for decorating bathrooms
Sep 22 2011

Bringing as much light as possible into a small bathroom can help create the illusion of more space in cramped quarters.

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Garden themes are popular in cottage decor.
Valances bring the gap between wood and soft furnishings in cottage decor
Sep 22 2011

"Bringing the outdoors in" is a common catch phrase in interior design these days, but it's always been the basis of cottage-style decorating.

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Apartment dwellers don't have to live in bland surroundings any longer.
Apartment dwellers don't have to give up style because of budget limits
Sep 22 2011

Most renters want to decorate when they move into a new apartment, but often have budget limits that puts a dent in their design plans, according to Apartments.com.

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Beautiful ironwork is one of the elements of Art Deco design.
Wood blinds in rich tones complement the sophistication of Art Deco
Sep 22 2011

The zigzag patterns, sweeping curves and lacquered finishes of Art Déco have strood the test of time so well that homeowners who like contemporary interiors will feel right at home with this 1920s decorating style.

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Collections, from action figures to floral china pieces, give personality to a room.
Designer: Collections should be shown to full advantage
Sep 21 2011

Included on every designer's list of decorating suggestions is some advice on how to personalize one's space. "Make it your own," they say.

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Occasional tables are among the most versatile pieces of furniture and serve many functions.
Custom drapery and occasional tables have versatility in common
Sep 21 2011

One of the most versatile pieces of furniture in a living room is an occasional table that can be matched to any décor and serve many functions.

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Gray has become a neutral with many variations for home decor.
With the new grays, soft sheer shades are a good complement for windows
Sep 21 2011

Designers have recently been hailing gray as the new neutral of choice, and the selections available are hardly what could be called drab.

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Homeowners can organize their book collectons by subject, alphabetically or by color.
Affordable mini blinds complement organized book shelves
Sep 21 2011

Book-loving homeowners have a variety of ways by which they can organize their volumes and prevent stacks of well-loved books from turning into clutter.

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Open design with workstations along windows have become popular in many workplaces.
Workplace sustainability can include faux wood blinds to manage light
Sep 21 2011

In recent years, workplace designers have embraced green construction and sustainability issues in a big way.

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The colors brought into a room can set the tone of it, according to Feng Shui.
Controlling light adds to comfort of a room in Feng Shui terms
Sep 21 2011

Light and dark colors can influence the good vibes of a home, as experts in the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui believe.

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Expanding living space by renovating an attic requires strict adherence to building codes.
Extra living space may lie in an attic renovation
Sep 21 2011

Those who dream of adding a cozy space for relaxation and hobbies in their home should look upward because an unfinished attic may be just the place to make those dreams come true.

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Getting a good night's can be helped by window blinds that control light well.
Light control easy to accomplish with vertical blinds
Sep 21 2011

Keeping light out of a room often is cited as a sleep aid, but the light from electronics that people are exposed to right before bedroom may also interfere with their rest.

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Room darkening shades are a good choice to control privacy and nighttime lighting with skylights.
Room darkening treatments for skylights come in variety of styles
Sep 21 2011

Homeowners need to consider the practical side of having a skylight when they choose window treatments for this source of light.

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Planning kitchen design around the activities of the room helps fill a household's needs best.
Soft sheer shades are a versatile choice for multi-function kitchens
Sep 19 2011

As daily activities evolve for growing families, the kitchen can become a place that embraces different functions by adding new elements to the room's design.

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Wooden furniture is a mainstay of country-style decorating.
Country style today can be cozy or rustic with window coverings to match
Sep 19 2011

Today's country-style decorating retains the warmth of a ciy cottage or the rustic style of a traditional farmhouse, but either way they should have a simple, uncluttered look to suit modern tastes and needs.

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Shelving and bins can easily organize one's home and personal belongings.
Buying custom blinds online help outfit organized storage areas
Sep 19 2011

Time management experts often point out how much time is lost when people try to find things that have become misplaced because of disorganization.

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Adding soft sheer shades to windows allows a soft, airy light to fill a room.
Soft sheer shades are durable without giving up style
Sep 19 2011

Whether a home decorator is looking for a window covering for privacy or one that allows a clear view of the outdoors, Blinds Chalet's line of soft sheer shades has a selection to fit any need.

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Small improvements can give a dated bathroom a fresh look.
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."

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Natural wood tones are available in wood grain vertical blinds from Blinds Chalet.
Wood grain vertical blinds
Sep 19 2011

Homeowners who have large windows or doors that require a sizeable window treatment don't have to give up the textured, variated hues of wooden blinds.

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The simple lines of Mission wood furniture is often accompanied by auburn glass lamps.
Mission-style furniture has a natural complement in bamboo shades
Sep 16 2011

Mission-style furniture, which has roots in the early 1900s, is as popular today as it was then for its clean geometric lines and rich-looking wood grain oak.

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Family rooms can be zoned for different activities that appeal to the whole family.
Family rooms need window treatments that shed light on activities
Sep 16 2011

Family rooms should be just that - rooms that cater to the interests of all members of the family.

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Bold colors coordinate well with stainless steel kitchen appliances.
Bold hues are becoming the norm for kitchen wall colors
Sep 16 2011

Gray, deep purple and vibrant blue aren't traditional kitchen colors, but they - and other bold hues - are becoming more common as homeowners try to bring more color into their cooking spaces.

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The right choice of window covering can eliminate glare from a computer screen.
Blinds Chalet has window treatments that can cut computer glare
Sep 16 2011

Whether it's a laptop computer nestled in someone's lap, a desktop PC in a home office or a teen playing video games - no one wants glare to be part of the screen image they are viewing.

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A counter extension can serve double duty as a breakfast bar and cooking prep space.
New Design Star winner focuses on before-and-after design changes
Sep 16 2011

Before and after is what Meg Caswell does best, which may be one reason why she recently became the winner of the sixth season of HGTV's Design Star series.

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Pleated skylight window shades come in room darkening materials from Blinds Chalet.
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.

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Different style folds in roman shades can be suited to any number of decorating plans.
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.

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Mini blinds remain one of the most popular of window coverings.
Buy three, get one free sale now on for Blinds Chalet's Classic mini blinds
Sep 15 2011

Since they arrived on the home decorating scene, few window treatments have endured in popularity as much as aluminum mini-blinds.

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Faux wood blinds have durability as well as style.
Premier faux wood blinds offer durability as well as style
Sep 15 2011

The rooms of a home that require the most durability in window coverings are the bathroom, kitchen, playroom and garage. But those rooms also deserve a treatment that has style as well as long-lasting value.

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More homeowners are converting their garages into additional living space.
Garage conversions provide additional living space for families
Sep 13 2011

When one of her clients decided to convert their garage into a media room, home designer Debra Kinner's first move was to replace the garage's overhead doors with carriage-style doors to let in as much natural light as possible.

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Wicker weaving is one of the old-time skills being revived by designers.
Both homeowners and furniture designers are making resourceful choices
Sep 13 2011

In a troubled economy, homeowners have learned how to make decorating choices that make the best use of their resources. At the same time, designers and furniture manufacturers are responding to those needs.

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Continuing a neutral wall color onto the ceiling is one way to integrate it into a room's design scheme.
Homeowners shouldn't overlook their ceilings in a design scheme
Sep 13 2011

Home decorators often overlook a "fifth wall" in their rooms - the ceiling - but there's no reason it needs to be left out of the color scheme used for its companion walls.

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Making the transition from child to teen room can show as much style for boys as for girls.
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.

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Roman shades from Blinds Chalet are made from polyester materials that resemble silk among other fabrics.
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.

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Earplugs won't be necessary for a good night's sleep if homeowners choose to install noise reduction window shades.
Textured look featured in crinkle fabric shades for noise reduction
Sep 7 2011

Noise reduction shades are an excellent investment for light sleepers who are easily disturbed and can't get a good night's sleep. Traffic noise, nearby trains passing or neighborhood sounds all are absorbed by custom-made shades from Blinds Chalet.

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After decluttering and determining a design plan, choosing paint colors should come next in a room makeover.
Starting with a simple plan, homeowners can move forward with room re-do's
Sep 7 2011

When Florida interior designer Wrenda Goodwyn speaks to audiences about decorating their homes, she hopes it will help them get started right away.

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Storage for children's rooms should be simple enough for children to handle.
Roller shades are an easy to use choice for window coverings in a child's room
Sep 6 2011

Decorating a playroom should be done with items that are easy for a child to maintain so that building blocks and doll's clothes aren't constantly scattered about the room.

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Vintage furniture is an important element of cottage interior design.
Soft sheer shades offer an attractive backdrop to cottage style furnishings
Sep 6 2011

Comfortable fabrics, light colors and furniture that has a vintage appeal are the types of things that turn any style home into one with a cottage atmosphere.

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Balancing a room's colors between neutrals and bold hues keeps one color from dominating.
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.

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Modular home office furniture is in keeping with the principles of modular home construction.
Bamboo shades are in line with the eco-friendly nature of modular housing
Sep 6 2011

Modular homes are in line with the green building movement in several ways - they tend to be more compact, they save energy by circulating air more efficiently and their building materials tend to insulate better.

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Adding a valance or a cornice can give a window a polished, elegant look.
Valances and cornices add an elegant finish to wide range of window ensembles
Sep 2 2011

When a homeowner puts together a window ensemble that includes shades or blinds carefully coordinated with a room's décor, they often need a finishing touch that will tie the whole package together.

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Decorating a mobile home has to make use of all available space.
Keeping window treatments simple is one design trick for mobile home living
Sep 2 2011

People who live in mobile homes face the same challenges as apartment dwellers, and their decorating choices can influence how large or small their space will look.

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A mix of modern and traditional furnishings creates an eclectic decorating style.
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.

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