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Change Your Perceptions of Light

Large windows can be a challenging thing to tackle. While they offer stunning views, they have a high cost in privacy. Many traditional window coverings do not cover large windows without separating the blinds into multiple panels. Vertical blinds cover most windows, but have an undesirable sway to the vanes and lack a designer feel. For a more elegant, stylish look in any room, consider vertical sheers. Available from Levolor, Comfortex, and Bali, these beautiful window treatments combine the elegance and soft light diffusion of draperies with the light control. Our featured brand in this category is Levolor’s Perceptions. Levolor has carefully selected fabrics that coordinate with or perfectly match many other window treatments by Levolor. In addition, the colors available perfectly match many colors of Levolor’s Roman, Roller, Vertical, and Cellular collections. Levolor’s innovative vertical products are available in cordless wand control for a clean, uncluttered look. If the traditional cord and chain controls are more your style, check…

Alicia’s Decorating Dilemma 101 — Picture This

Last year after my son’s birth, my husband and I moved out of our large, one-bedroom apartment to a smaller, more affordable two-bedroom space while we save for a home. The biggest challenge we face is less space, and our family photos exemplify the dilemma perfectly.  Only two walls in our new home have enough space to hold photos, so I needed to pair down the clutter. I had a huge hodge-podge of frames that were the product of having my pictures spread throughout a large apartment with high ceilings. The first step in the process was to go through the photos and decide which were the most important. Trimming out old snapshots and moving them to the family photo albums helped a lot. I then narrowed it down to the special shots from specific occasions- wedding photos, holidays, and my son’s introduction to his family.  I still needed some inspiration, so I went online to look at various collage frames. On…

3 Reasons to Keep Warm With Wood

Looking for a way to add classic warmth and style to any room in your house? Wood blinds are a perfect window covering for almost every room in your home, adding a sense of warmth and style at a lower price than shutters. With so many beautiful stains and paints to choose from and a wide variety of available options, wood blinds offer a timeless elegance to any home. 1. Energy Efficiency While cellulars get all the credit for this key point, wood blinds are remarkably green in this regard. Wood blinds have an average R Value (the amount the reduce heat loss) of 3.5-4, which is comparable to many single cell and sheer cellulars.  More notably, wood blinds have a U Value (the amount of heat they prevent from entering your home) of .26- meaning they reduce heat gain by up to 74% when closed. 2. High Quality at a Great Price Ask anyone in the industry who makes…

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…

What Window Treatments Would Santa and Mrs. Claus Choose?

Ho, ho, ho, if you traveled up to Santa’s North Pole workshop and home, what window blinds do you think you would see? Every room at the Claus homestead has a need for light control, privacy and a splash of color or warm wood tones to keep that good cheer going year round. Mrs. C knows beauty and function and keeps Santa happy with blinds that can take the heat and cold like the faux wood blinds she had installed in Santa’s Workshop. Plus, the faux wood blinds keep the Top Secret work that goes on there safe from prying eyes. To solve the problem of 20 hours of sunlight a day during the summer, the clever Mrs. Claus has decorated their bedroom windows with pleated blackout shades. Santa needs his sleep all year long to keep the toy factory going. Adding blackout shades in the elves’ rooms helped keep them focused on their work too. In Santa’s Study, you…

Featured Brand: Graber

When it comes to picking the right window treatment, whether for the office or for the home, there are certain things that buyers should consider. Probably one of the most important factors that one should look into is the reputation of the company manufacturing the blinds. Today, we take a look at Graber, one of the most trusted names in the industry, to see the advantages of Graber blinds. Graber has been in existence since 1939 and through the decades, the company has made a name for itself for combining form and function when it comes to their wide range of products from mini blinds to cellular shades. The innovative design of Graber blinds have set them apart from the competition. Brief History Before Graber blinds became popular, available window treatment products were not as innovative as they are today. John N. Graber started looking for a window treatment solution when the venetian blinds he bought were not the look…

Fall Design Ideas

Fall is about changing colors, crisp cool weather and heading back indoors. Autumn colors – brown, rust and gold tones – are especially warm and inviting. Play up the change of seasons in your home and set the mood for upcoming holiday activities with family and friends at home. Start at your front door with a welcoming wreath of wheat, leaves or berries. Wreaths are easy to make using materials from your yard or from the hobby store. Switch out some of your home accent pieces or add a few new accessories to give any room in your home the look of the season. Fill a vase with tree branches and maple leaf twigs for a dramatic fall display. Add instant color to your room with new pillows or pillow covers in chocolate browns, golden yellows, burnt oranges and deep reds. Now that the weather is turning cool, warm up your home with energy efficient window coverings. By controlling the…

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Showcase your team spirit by outfitting that special den, trophy room, rec room, “man cave” or child’s room with your favorite baseball team. Officially licensed by MLB™, all 30 of the major league teams’ logos are now available on roller shades at BlindSaver.com. Your team’s colors, logos and officially licensed MLB™ mascots are printed directly on the roller shade fabric. A variety of logo designs for each team are available from large centered logos to border patterns to colorful repeat designs. Ideal for children’s rooms and rec rooms, the shades are made with an easy to clean, durable 100% polyester fabric. A baseball-themed room can be tailored to represent dedication to a favorite team or to reflect an overall love of the game. Decorating a room in a baseball theme can be as enjoyable as the game itself. When decorating a child’s room, you can coordinate paint palettes and bedding, such as sheets, pillowcases and quilts.  Many department stores offer…