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Easy and Elegant Table Setting Ideas – When Your Dining Room Takes Center State on Thanksgiving

Set the mood for your Thanksgiving celebration with these creative ideas including linens, centerpieces and windows. Linens Establish your color theme based on the colors already present in your room while adding traditional fall colors such as burnt orange, browns and golden yellows. Table linens are a must for a formal setting, whether a table runner, place mats or tablecloth. A white table cloth can be a backdrop for any color scheme. Cloth napkins with napkin holders are an important element in completing your linens. Match your napkins to the tablecloth or use coordinating napkins in a single color or mix it up with multiple colors within your color scheme. If you don’t have napkin holders, tie your napkins with ribbon or twine. For a formal setting, offer a crisply folded napkin at each place setting. Now set the table. In most circumstances, a basic table setting is sufficient, but set the table based on the food you will be…

Affordable Cordless Blind Options

Affordable Cordless Blind Options

Not all blinds need cords or pulls to work. Cordless window blinds may seem like an unnecessary upgrade to many people, but for any home with children or pets, they’re an essential safety feature. There are several mechanisms that make for beautiful, much safer, and affordable cordless blind and covering options. When looking for cordless blinds, look for a shade that uses one of these functions.

Learn more about the different types of cordless mechanisms and the many different styles of cordless window coverings available!

Window Covering Safety Options

Window Covering Safety Options

Window blind safety is a lesser-known, but equally fatal danger as other household threats. It is an emotional, uncomfortable topic, but the lack of discussion or consideration can have irreparable consequences on a family.

Keeping children safe is of utmost importance and should be everyone’s priority. When choosing window treatments for your home, keep these safety precautions in mind and take the steps necessary to provide the safest environment possible.

Window Cord Safety Statistics

Window Cord Safety Statistics

October is National Window Covering Safety Month, a time to discuss and share tips that can help stop these easily preventable injuries and deaths.

Too many parents are unaware of the threat or believe they are taking appropriate measures by investing in optional safety features and putting cords out of reach. While these steps can help prevent accidents, they cannot guarantee full safety. Let’s use October to spread the message of this hidden hazard and save a child’s life.

See the BlindSaver Collection on HGTV’s “Love It or List It”

blindsaver on hgtv

We are extremely excited to announce that our products have been used in three episodes of HGTV’s “Love It or List It.” Below are the original air dates as well as the premises of the episodes using the BlindSaver Collection: Monday June 1, 2015: Season 11, Episode 9 – A Couple Comes to Terms With Their Unfinished Renovation Plan Monday June 15, 2015: Season 11, Episode 11 – A Couple is Torn Between Fixing Up their Home in the City or Moving to the Country for More Land Monday June 22, 2015: Season 11, Episode 12 – A Couple is Torn Between their Century Old Farmhouse with Music Camp and a Family Ready Home Did you catch us in any of these episodes? Let us know what you thought of how they used our blinds in the comments! If you want to see what any of our products would look like in your home you can order up to 10…

Mixing Color and Texture for a Delicious Design Recipe


One of the easiest and least expensive ways to change the feeling of a room is to add texture. There’s nothing quite like sinking into a luxurious velvet couch stacked with silk pillows. Texture is a key factor in setting up a room that’s both interesting and inviting. Using high contrast, eye-catching textures and unique accents can make bringing a room together simple. A room is a sum of its parts, and mixing decorative elements the right way will result in a balanced, pleasant aesthetic. Contrasting Textures Better Homes & Gardens design experts suggest using contrasting textures to add richness and interest to a room. For example, pair ultra-modern furnishings with a sumptuous and tactile shag rug. The deep, furry pile is a cozy contrast to the clean lines and geometric shapes of modern couches and chairs. A faux fur area rug or a nubby, thick knitted throw would complement a lush leather sofa nicely. Other general tips include: Pair…

Light Up the Room With Color (and Light)


One of the trickiest problems to solve when decorating a room involves color selection and lighting, most often the natural light from windows. Using the wrong window treatment can change the way furniture or accessories look in unfiltered light. Finding the right window treatment isn’t difficult, though, if a few basic steps are followed. First consider your light filtering or light blocking requirements. Then choose colors that work with your existing color scheme. Lastly, select window covering products that complement the style of your room. Light Filtering vs. Light Blocking When deciding on window treatments, the first question is whether the room requires light filtering or light blocking shades or curtains. While both can be achieved through layering window treatments, carefully consider what the most important function of the window treatment should be. In bedrooms, the greatest concerns are usually light blocking and privacy. Shades and curtains designed to block light are opaque and often constructed from dense materials to…

Setting the Mood in Your Rooms—Not With Candles, But Color


When choosing to redecorate a home or decorating a new space for the first time, one of the first decisions to make is the paint color. Often décor is a reflection of one’s personality and tastes, but color choices can also communicate moods and ambience. Many believe in color psychology, which explains that certain colors create or align with different moods and feelings; for example, reds can be stimulating and blues can be calming. When choosing colors for a room, it’s important to consider the room’s use and what colors create the ideal setting for that purpose. Bedrooms should feel warm and cozy in order to calm the mind after long days and create optimum sleeping conditions. Home offices should establish a setting of productivity. Kitchens should feel inviting and clean. Just choosing the right colors can convey all of those feelings and foster a welcoming environment. Color Theory While there is a basic rubric in color psychology that can…