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Do Your Windows Need Curtains?

You can tell curtains and draperies apart simply because curtains are  not lined, composed of lighter fabric, and manipulated using sliding tabs, sewn tunnels, or rings along a rod. Draperies, on the other hand, are typically lined, have thicker fabric, and manipulated using a draw cord device that connects to the fabric with hooks.

Curtains are usually designed with sheer or lace curtains on a rod at the back of draperies to screen the view from the inside and the outside of a room. You can also draw a half-curtain over the bottom part of a window if you’re looking for privacy while the remaining part paves way for light entrance or a view of the outside.

Majority of homeowners choose curtain designs that do without draperies. As a replacement, you can make use of other window treatments like valances, bottom curtains, or even tie-back curtains. These curtain styles and designs can give off a vintage vibe with the help of classic ruffled white sheers or you can get that country feel with creamy muslin. If you love the modern look, you can have contemporary panels with big metal grommets that thread onto the rod and give off a columnar effect by means of pushing the panels to the sides.

If you are rooting for the thermal effectiveness of pleated shades or the efficiency of blinds in controlling light, but you’re not a big fan of the ‘Spartan’ feel it gives off, modify it by using curtain panels on each side to somehow give it a softer look. You can also put a cloth or covered-wood valance from corner to corner. Or, you can utilize swag curtains that cover delicately above a rod and fall shorter on one side than the other. You can choose the color of your window treatments in accordance with other décor in your house, such as the throw pillows.

Always remember that it’s your place you’re decorating so don’t easily get intimidated by change. From time to time, come up with something different for the look of your home and make your windows more attractive. Curtains will absolutely help you to achieve that goal.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - November 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

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Facts About Bamboo Roman Blinds

A lot of home owners today are leaning towards using bamboo roman blinds. And their reason for using it is simple, it’s fun to work with them and decorating the windows using them.

Another thing that these people are raving about is that maintaining these bamboo roman window coverings is almost hassle-free. You wouldn’t have to worry about messing your house up as cleaning them only takes some wiping.

Bamboo roman window treatments come in different colors and shades so you would have a lot of options that can suit your discriminating taste and so that you can rest assured that you’re putting up window treatments that will blend well with the rest of your house décor.

Roman blinds made out of bamboo can be bought in an array of styles, from small matchstick style to simple flat blinds that are rather similar to the conventional blinds. But before picking any style or color, try using sheets or cloth that have the same color just so you could imagine how the blinds will look when put up on your windows.

If you are looking to give your bamboo window blinds that elegant look and vibe, put on some bamboo valance and tie the edges with a pretty cloth to get that more sophisticated feel.

Bamboo roman blinds are known for being lightweight and its installation is actually so easy you can do it yourself. Since these woman blinds are made out of bamboo, it allows some sunlight to peep through as complete blocking of the sunlight is not exactly a healthy practice.

However, if you are rooting for total light control or complete blackout during the daytime, you may put on some thick and heavy curtains at the back of the bamboo blinds.

With a little imagination, you can create a very attractive home space. If you want to prettify your house and want to give it a healthy look along with a trouble-free maintenance, go for bamboo roman blinds.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - September 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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