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“Live Lovely” with Kristan Cunningham’s Custom Window Shades and Blinds

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Fans of HGTV’s Design on a Dime will remember former host Kristan Cunningham. She has come a long way over the years, evolving from giving others advice on how to make their homes beautiful to starting her own design company, Hammer and Spear, with her husband, Scott Jarrell. Her products range from furniture to decor, and she recently launched a line of window treatments through Blindsaver.com. Kristan is passionate about windows because she feels that they are a perfect place to begin design efforts. She says, “The best place to start is with windows because it is the most visual thing in a space.” Her window treatments are all reasonably priced because she thinks “it shouldn’t be exclusive to those who are able to spend the most to be able to live a beautiful life; it is my mission is to show everyone how to live a beautiful life.” And Kristan wants you to “live a little bit more lovely by living…

Tips to Add and Coordinate Texture in Any Room

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You probably feel like you already have more than enough to deal with when decorating your home. There’s lighting, furniture, accessories, flooring, window treatments, color coordination — the list seems endless. But texture coordination is worth the effort because it adds a completely new dimension to your design scheme. Using a variety of textures makes the room interesting to look at and comfortable to be in. There are many ways to add texture to a room, and following these tips can set you on the right track in creating your design. Approaching Texture If this is your first time considering texture, you may not know how much texture is too much to incorporate into a room. Do you remember your grandmother’s shag-carpeted, clutter-filled den? That’s too much texture. The key, just like with color, is to create textural focal points. You can still go with shag if that’s your thing but try to confine it to an area rug in…

How to Choose the Right Shades for Your Bathroom Windows

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The bathroom is often overlooked and neglected when it comes to design. A room so dedicated to function can be easy to forget in terms of creating a beautiful home. However, there is a lot more to a nice bathroom than towel racks and a pretty soap dispenser. One of the most important areas in the bathroom is the window — if there it one — because it controls how much light enters the room, how warm the room feels, and how private the space is. There are a few things to consider when picking out appropriate window treatments for your home’s bathroom. Privacy The first design concern in any bathroom should be privacy. A bathroom is a personal respite away from the world, and no one will be able to get comfortable if the room feels too exposed. In order to pick out appropriate window treatments for your bathroom, consider a few things: What floor is the bathroom on?…

Whole-Home Color Coordination with Levolor [Video]

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Transcript BlindSaver.com is proud to offer Levolor custom blinds and shades. Levolor is an industry leader in blind and shade color coordination, both within each category and across all categories in general. This coordination allows you to select a beautiful color and use it again and again in your home on a variety of blind and shade styles and with different light-filtering levels. Let’s take a look at how Levolor manufactures blinds and shades that are both beautiful and functional. This first image shows our incredibly popular and energy-efficient Accordia cellular shades that coordinate beautifully with our top-of-the-line large window solution, Perceptions soft vertical blinds. These blinds can be found in the vertical alternative section. Perceptions combine the look and movement of a drapery with the functionality and room darkening of a vertical. This image shows our gorgeous translucence fabric in sterling that can be ordered as both a Perceptions soft vertical and an Accordia cellular. Moving in to a…

How to Avoid (or Fix) These Home-Decorating Mistakes

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Decorating your home can be daunting, especially if you are taking on more than one room. Using colors, textures, and fixtures to create a statement about yourself and your home is not an easy task, and there are many elements to consider when putting together a design. Although every look is different, there are a few universal mistakes every home decorator should avoid. Working around Something You Hate Getting rid of gifts can be tough. Maybe your mom was so excited to pass down the lace curtains that she used in her formal dining room for you to hang in your living room, or maybe your best friend gave you a giant painting of tap-dancing cats, and she was hoping it would earn a place of honor in your home. Whatever the despised item may be, you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, so you think, “This is okay. I can work around this.” Why It’s a Bad Idea You…

Determining Your Budget for Window Shades

Don’t let those old inefficient window blinds or dusty, dirty drapes put a damper on your holidays. Replacing your old worn out window treatments with new window shades or blinds from BlindSaver.com is as an easy and affordable way to spruce up any room in your home or office. Decide on a style At BlindSaver.com you can choose from a wide variety of window shades to match any style and meet any budget. Search the inventory for the style you are looking for whether it is wood blinds, Roman shades or cellular shades. You may search by brand such as Levolor, Garber or Bali. Wood blinds help to insulate drafty spots around your windows. Cellular shades also help to insulate your home around the windows and block nearly 100% of UV light. Cellular shades are durable and low maintenance with the dust resistant non-woven polyester. Roman shades add a classy touch with the look and style of drapes but the…

Tip of the Month: Match Cellular Blind Opacity to Lighting Needs

Cellular blinds have become a very popular trend for modern window treatments. The honeycomb structure keeps your home energy efficient by reducing drafts and cold spots around windows. Cellular blinds also help to control light filtration to maintain a comfortable environment for you and your family. When considering cellular blinds, don’t simply think about the color as a decorative choice but keep in mind that different rooms in your home require varying degrees of opacity and light filtration. Block the Light How much would you pay for a restful night’s sleep? What if the cost was as little as a new set of cellular shades with blackout fabric? Studies have shown that completely blocking light can lead to a more restful sleep and more energy by day. They are a necessary choice for those who work at night and sleep by day. For bedrooms, especially with windows facing the street, cellular shades with blackout capacity block light as well as…

Single or Double Cellular Shades?

If you decided to embrace the trend of cellular shades, you are making an excellent decision. The stylish design, color variety and gentle light filtration are sure to make any room in your home the envy of the neighborhood. However, the true value of cellular shades are the way to reduce energy costs by filtering light and drafts while keeping UV rays out. Cellular shades are named for the tubular honeycomb shaped cells which create a pocket of air for insulation.  Most cellular shades are made with a single layer of connected cells. With the growing demand for energy efficiency, a double layer of connected cells improve upon the already superior insulating and protective qualities of single cell shades. Insulation If you are especially concerned with the energy efficiency of your home, the double cell shades are the way to go. The double layer cells provide an extra air pocket of insulation to keep warm air in and cold air…