October 2011 - The Great Room

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Picture of the Week

  Say “Bon Voyage” to boring verticals! Levolor Origami Collection fabric vertical blinds add style and flair to any room. With a variety of available options like back-stack and split stack, these beautiful blinds aren’t just a perfect fit for your sliding glass doors; they’re also a versatile solution for bay windows, nooks, and just about any room that needs a little extra spice.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The only thing easier than rallying behind your World Series pick is picking out shades to support your team. MLB roller shades, available at BlindSaver.com, add the perfect finishing touch to any trophy room, den, child’s room, or “man cave”. Decorating a room in a baseball theme can be as enjoyable as the game itself. These roller shades are officially licensed by MLB and can find their place with fans of all ages. They  are available in all 30 teams’ mascots, colors, and logos, and each team has a shade with a customizable background color to fit any fan’s tastes.  When decorating a child’s room, you can coordinate paint palettes and bedding, such as sheets, pillowcases and quilts. Many department stores offer complete bedding sets in the pattern or logo of major league teams. Whether decorating for your children or your rec room, MLB shades are a home run. Custom made to your exact specifications, these exclusive shades are available in light filtering and black out fabrics. The light filtering fabrics gently…

Picture of the Week

This picture features both a beautiful shade and a solution to the common problem of finding a shade to fit a large window. Instead of trying to create three inside mount shades or one massive shade, this blind has an outside mount 3-on-1 headrail that combines the continuity of one large shade with the versatility of individual shades.

Child Safety in Every Home: 10 Practical and Affordable Tips

So many times when parents think of keeping their children safe, they think of all the dangers that seem to lurk in sinister abundance outside of the home: car seat recalls, guns at school, adverse vaccine reactions, sex offenders, licensed daycares. The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, the most serious dangers to a child are actually those they face at home while being cared for by loved ones. The emergency room is host to about 3.4 million child visits a year from accidents at home, and about 2,000 of those result in death in children under 14. Accidental injury is the #1 cause of childhood death in the U.S., and it is almost entirely preventable.

We compiled a list of practical and affordable tips to help keep your children safe and respond to in-home emergencies. The tips are based on recommendations from CSPC.gov, the Global Children’s Fund, and the American Pediatrics Society. Most products are easy to install and all are available for low prices either on-line or in your local hardware store.