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One Room At A Time: Bedroom Wrap Up

No matter how many episodes of home makeover shows you watch on television it is hard to replicate those styles with the same flair as they seem to do.  Of course, your bedroom is also unlikely to be featured on TV, so the best thing to keep in mind is to make it perfect both aesthetically and functionally, for you! To make that task a little easier, here are a few tips to keep in mind when decorating your bedroom.

  • Add some plants to your room.  Not only does adding some greenery make for a great decoration in your room, studies show that it’s great for the air quality in your room.
  • Make use of any space you have.  Keep in mind that the inside of any closet or wardrobe doors is space just waiting to be used – most stores sell hanging organizers in many shapes and sizes, so either pick up one of them or borrow an idea and do it yourself!
  • During the day, open all curtains and blinds to let the light in.  Not only is the sunlight healthy for us, it makes the room appear larger and brighter.
  • Add mirrors to your space. Don’t just settle for your one full-length mirror – which is often more for function than décor, add mirrors to different walls, not only do they reflect light, but they also give the illusion of your room being more open.
  • Use area rugs to your advantage, rugs add a decorative element to your room as well as warmth.  While being reasonably inexpensive, you can change them out frequently to update your décor.
  • Keep simple Feng Shui in mind.  Make sure the door does not line up directly with your bed.  Have symmetrical bedside tables on each side of the bed.  Make your bed accessible from both sides.  (I’m not an expert, but any tip that could help to calm my life is one I’m willing to try!)
  • Out of all colors to paint your walls, green is the most calming.  Followed closely by blue.  Red and yellow tones tend to have the opposite effect.
  • Make your bed each morning. Along with picking up the laundry, and putting away any clothes that make it to the floor.  The less clutter = the more relaxing.
  • Keep the furniture simple.  Spend more time utilizing the space inside your closets to get the most out of that space.  If your furniture takes up a majority of the space in the room, it is going to look cluttered.

Again, keep in mind your room may not be TV ready.  But if you can’t wait to relax in it at the end of the day, it means it is just perfect for you!

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Natural Shades

When designing a room, one must never neglect the windows. Windows are a staple in every household. It’s a simple hole in a wall that allows natural light to come in and brighten your home the NATURAL way. And what better way to keep your space as “natural” as possible, but to use Naturally Woven or Natural looking shades!

These shades come in all types of colors, textures, and patterns. The first, and most well-known, are the Natural Woven Wood Shades. They look and operate like a Roman shade does, but give off almost a tropical vibe. They are certainly a statement piece to any room decor. The great thing about these types of shades as well is that they can be as light filtering or room darkening as you’d like. A Woven Wood shade is typically made of bamboo, grasses or small pieces of wood, allowing light to pass through while still giving you some privacy, although minimal with no liner. This is why using a light filtering liner is a good option, because you can still get natural light but also maintain complete privacy. You can also opt to go with a complete blackout liner so you can use these unique shades in a bedroom or home theater space! 

There are also Naturally Inspired Roller Shades, which are actually fabric made to look like a natural woven wood. These are great if you need something a bit easier to clean or maintain. The fabric is generally treated and a bit more stiff so it won’t collect dust like woven wood shades can. If you want that natural look but are on a budget, this is a great option as well. The natural looking fabrics are sometimes as much as half the cost of the woven wood shades since those typically use the bamboo which can get more costly. Most of the naturally inspired fabric shades are light filtering, so it is important to always check how the shade will look in your household and to ensure you will get the amount of light and privacy you require.

The best news is that regardless of which shade you decided to choose for your space, your windows will look like a million bucks and everyone will be asking you about where you got them and maybe even if you can come decorate their house too! 

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Great Gift Ideas

By: Gloria H

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Valentines day is almost here and you still haven’t purchased that special someone a gift.  You can tell that they want something a little different this year, but they’re not coming right out and saying that.  Sure a box of choclates and a teddy bear are a sweet idea and will put a smile on any ones face, just one problem, thats what you got last year.  Time is ticking and you have no clue what to do, well that’s where I can help.  Creating a romantic bedroom setting with a Serenity shade is a sure way to say I love you.  Not only will this be an unexpected gift, but they will be thanking you for years to come.  Our Serenity shade gives you the best of both worlds by combining the tilting feature of a blind with the soft and elegant look and feel of a fabric shade.  The Serenity is avabile in soft neutral colors, and our most popular are powder and hazelnut.  With the range of neutral colors you are sure to find one that will work well for you.

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Bring the Softness of Shades to your Home

By: Ashley H

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When you own or rent a home, the typical window treatment purchased are blinds. They are easily found off the shelf at many retail stores. These types of blinds are great by themselves or underneath valances, curtains, or even sheers. All in all, blinds are great because they give you the ease of controlling the light and they are great layering pieces. But instead of adding additional items to soften your rooms, you can easily place shades in your windows that already have a soft and elegant touch.

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Peace and Quiet

By: Brittany

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Picture windows are beautiful in a home but not if they’re making you feel like you’re living in a fish bowl. Plus, those dreaded verticals have gotten on your last nerve with their clicking and clacking. Verticals are the only thing that will come big enough for that window though, right? Wrong. With the new year right around the corner, now is a good time to do some updating and get the look you really love.

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New Year, New Shade

By: Brittany
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Just picture it. You’re preparing for your annual new year’s eve bash and you’re cleaning every nook and cranny. Then there’s your windows. You think, “Wait a minute, since when were my shades grey? I know I bought bright white.” Dust strikes again, but fear not, you have options! Lucky for you, many stores have rather generous end of the year sales. Keep an eye out for sales on the same shades you love so much. Even better, consider products that will not only save you money now, but will keep saving you money in the future. For example, take a look at honeycomb shades.

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Being Cold is so 2013! (So is unnecessary expenses!)

By: Meghan

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Snow storms are happening, it is winter time after all. (Yes really, already!) The temperature is plummeting, and heating bills are sky rocketing. Gas, oil, electric, and even buying wood for those wood stoves can get costly. You don’t want to go into debt so you are wearing long johns, wooly socks, flannels, sweats, and it is almost getting to the time to resort to mittens, scarves, and hats in the house. Stop! Don’t button one more button on that coat and halt that zipper on your ski suit.

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Stylish Savings

By: Meghan

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So 2013 is ending, and you have spent so much this year. Birthdays, holidays, bills- ugh. And you always feel like you are spending money at the worst times. Though let me, let you in on a little secret- end of the year is the best savings. Everyone is getting into the mindset of “Out with the old, and in with the New”. And you should as well. Hey spending money isn’t so bad when you are saving money!

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