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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Benefits of Vertical Blinds

If you have any experience with large windows, you know how much sunlight can shine through the glass. As the sun’s rays pass through the glass of a window, they are intensified and magnified. This can be a great advantage during the coldest months, but it is not much of an advantage during the rest of the year. High room temperatures are not the only problems that the sun can create. Furniture fabrics may be faded or damaged by the sun’s rays. Over time, regular sun exposure can destroy any upholstered furniture, such as chairs and sofas. This problem will be decreased exponentially with vertical blinds. The sun’s rays are diverted or even completely blocked by vertical blinds. Your furniture is saved from the sun by using vertical blinds, saving you the cost of buying new furniture.

There are many money-saving reasons to get vertical blinds. You will find that, if you reduce the amount of sunlight entering a room, you can decrease the heat index as well. You will save on electric and air conditioning costs during the summer months. High quality vertical blinds can save you as much as 20 percent. You will see the benefits of having vertical blinds in the winter as well. Having your windows covered with heavy, durable vertical blinds will keep the heat inside. You will see the results of this benefit in your heating and fuel bills.

You will find that vertical blinds can even bring you health benefits. You will find that the number of headaches and eye strains you experience will decrease if you limit your exposure to the sun’s rays. You will be able to utilize all the rooms in your house for studying or reading purposes. Watching television is no longer a challenge, as vertical blinds reduce the glare.

Although PVC blinds are well known in the market as an affordable decor option, they are also criticized for not being very durable and for environmental unfriendliness. The release of certain agents used during the production of PVC materials has been a cause of concern. This will probably not affect you, though, if you have not had issues with it before. The strong ultraviolet rays of the sun have been known to cause discoloration and brittleness of some PVC materials. If the PVC is high quality, this should not be an issue.

Various qualities as well as decor and color options are available in the vertical blinds made from fabric. There are two groups of vertical blinds available: low-cost, non-woven options, and more-expensive, woven varieties. Vertical blinds made with “smashed polyester”, which is what stitch bond fabrics are can be a decent choice for budget minded customers; for others beautiful woven vertical fabric blinds will complement any space. The advantages of woven vertical fabric blinds far outweigh the extra cost.

We tend to overlook the advantages of vertical blinds. Many people hate the thought of dusting vertical blinds, but in reality they don’t collect that much dirt; they also offer many affordable and healthy benefits. Any damage a piece of furniture might receive from UV rays can be diverted with the use of vertical blinds. The use of vertical blinds reduces the need for heat and air-conditioning and makes our study areas headache free. Take a look at these advantages and get some vertical blinds for your own home.

Bamboo Shades

Matchstick is one of the basic bamboo materials. The matchstick bamboo shades, being as thin as a matchstick, can fit into any decor because it is available in several colors, or different combinations of two or more colors. In addition, different thread colors can be incorporated in the matchstick bamboo to add variety. It is advisable to be aware that due to the separation that exists between the “sticks”, matchstick bamboo shades provided a lower degree of privacy and light control. The end user has a large selection to choose from because matchstick colors and threads can be combined and interchanged.

When it comes to shades that use raw bamboo, like tortoise shell bamboo shades, the larger sticks used to manufacture them greatly enhance their beauty, resulting in a color and design scheme that can only be accomplished by using a natural product. More privacy is possible by using bigger sticks when making a bamboo shade.

Some bamboo shades are made from “tubes” of natural bamboo, which gives them an aesthetically beautiful appearance. These “tubes” are part of the natural bamboo plant; their appearance has not been altered, and often have splices that make the sticks appear longer. Unlike the bamboo shades using tortoise shell bamboo, this combination of splices and randomly assembled sticks do give less privacy and light control. The beauty and effect of bamboo shades are very unique.

With privacy being a desirable and essential factor for the majority of consumers, a bamboo shade with a privacy weed incorporated is available. This means that the bamboo sticks that will be used to make the shade must be woven in such a manner that they overlap each other, thus eliminating any gaps that can create privacy issues or allow light to come through.

The grass weave shade is another type of bamboo shade. The grass weaves, being made of natural grasses, are grouped with bamboo shades because of its natural appearance and not because it is made from the bamboo plant. Although grass weave shades have beauty in design and looks, bamboo shades are more superior in providing light control management and privacy.

The two essential elements in the selection of bamboo shades are aesthetic appearance and effect creation. The decorative beauty of bamboo shades is more of a factor than practicality of light control, privacy, and function. The window treatment industry offers privacy and blackout liners as solutions to the lack of privacy and lack of light control that are sometimes sacrificed, but are important factors in choosing bamboo shades. These linings are used to cover the entire surface of the back of the bamboo shade, offering the consumer a wider selection of colors and patterns without interfering with the overall function of the shade. Lined bamboo shades and grass weave shades are becoming more and more popular with homeowners.

To sum it all up, there is a large enough selection of shades that have the right patterns, colors, weaves, and linings so that you never have to sacrifice privacy and light control to obtain the overall effect you desire. It is unsurprising that, within the United States and through out the world, bamboo shades have risen rapidly as among the most popular types of window treatments.


Home Decor Ideas where Mirrors Play A Significant Role

# Putting large sized mirrors that span from the floor to the ceiling are very trendy. You can place them in your windowless hallways, landing and bathrooms so as to reflect the light and make them look bright.

# Large mirrors can also be placed on both sides of your fireplace, especially if you have a small fireplace room.

# If you have wall blemis

# Simply cover with some stylish decorative mirrors. These types of mirrors come in various shapes and sizes. In fact, going for these mirrors will save you the repairing cost as well.

# You can also place peer mirrors in your windows in order to add an extra depth to your room.

# Place a small wall mirror just above your side table or shelves, where you keep your candle-holders. The reflections of the burning candle will add an extra emphasis to your home interior design.

# You can also place mirrors on the ceilings of your rooms. They will give a skylight effect in your ceiling. In addition, place mirrors on the cabinet ceilings and pantry. This will also help you to check out the contents of the upper shelves properly.

# Use movable mirrors so that you can easily carry them from one place to another so as to have different views of the house interior design.

# You can also use mirrored screens in order to illuminate the dark corners of your house.

# Look for mirrored place mats in your local shops. You can also opt for accessories and dishes made of glass shimmer as a substitute of mirrors.


Helpful Tips to Pick Curtains

In today’s modern world, an incredible array of shapes, fabrics and colors delight the eyes of shoppers. The Internet is a good source for picking up valuable tips on curtains, including how to choose the right materials, size and pattern. Once you put curtains on every window, you will soon notice how the entire appearance of house has improved. You will decide how much light you want into the room, enjoying every minute the ambient effects curtains can create. At day or at night, curtains are a great idea and luckily, you have some pretty amazing choices when it comes to fabrics.

One of the most important things that matter when picking out curtains is the thickness of the material. You will have to think about the reason why you need those curtains and in which room they will be used. Consider how much light you want to block and if you want to benefit from the insulation properties of a thick fabric. You ought to know that there are several types of fabrics available for curtains, starting with sheer fabrics and moving on to those that are thicker. It all depends on your personal preferences and you should take all the time you need to decide on curtains.

Let’s talk about sheer curtains, as they are amongst the most popular. Semitransparent, these curtains are preferred in rooms in which light is desired to enter. The materials used for the creation of such curtains include polyester textile voile, cotton lace and similar fabrics. You can expect sheer curtains to provide very little or absolutely no protection against direct sunlight. However, they are considered to be pretty useful by those who desire protection against UV harmful rays. Due to the fineness of the fabric, the visibility won’t be affected at all. Sheer curtains are often used for privacy reasons.

If you do prefer your curtains to provide heat insulation and absorb the light at the same time, then perhaps you might be interested in thicker fabrics. Often times, specialists in the field use uncoated fabrics for the creation of curtains. They represent a popular choice among many homeowners. They block sunlight but the visibility through the curtain is not completely reduced. This can only be achieved by purchasing curtains made from coated fabrics. A good option refers to lined curtains; these are top of the line when it comes to the absorption of light and insulation. Made from both uncoated and coated fabrics, these curtains will surely last and provide you with everything needed. Apart from the properties already presented, curtains can also act as noise stoppers and offer an increased level of protection against dust and/or moisture.

There are a few models of curtains which are more popular. However, you should know that there are changing trends in the world of curtains as well. Rod curtains are often a preferred choice, being considered part of the elegant window treatment solutions. They are made from soft fabrics and impress through their unique patterns. The important thing is that you consider how much you are going to use that window. For example, if we are talking about a window that will not be opened on a regular basis, then you can choose casement curtains. The aesthetic appeal of such curtains is probably one of the most important reasons why so many people are into them. Plus, they are quite inexpensive and simple to install.

If you are looking for elegant and formal curtains, then you should definitely search for French pleat types. These are made using thick and heavy fabrics, including velvet and they are more than beautiful. Other types of curtains include tab top curtains, again recommended for windows that are not often opened, and tie top curtains. These also come with a rod and they are chosen in order to create a comfortable, casual atmosphere in a room. For this reason, you can expect tie top curtains to be made from sheer-type fabrics, lightweight in particular. Are you ready to go curtain shopping? It’s going to be a pretty wild experience, with so many choices to make!