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Roman Shades Made From Fabric
Roman shades are a simple and classic way to adorn windows. They are unobtrusive and can block a glaring sun or nosey neighbors. Bamboo Roman shades are popular for a natural or Asian décor, but fabric Roman shades are more traditional.
Fabric Roman shades are made from a single panel of fabric. A sting is run the length of the fabric so that when the cord is pulled, it raises the shade in regularly spaced panels. Sheer fabrics can provide easy mood lighting. They filter bright sunlight so that it is warm and soothing. Roman shades look great in children's rooms. Pick a bright, playful color to liven the room, but can be pulled down easily for naptime. You can also have extra fabric in the panels for a billowy, playful look. Roman shades in the rest of the house, however, usually look best in a neutral color or pattern. The shade should not distract you from the rest of the room. Tailor thin, flat fabric folds for an elegant look, or use fuller "tear-drop" folds for a subtle embellishment.
You can combine fabric Roman shades with another window treatment. Keep the shades in a neutral color, and surround them with more elaborate curtains. Or make Roman shades look more finished by adding a fabric-covered board at the top in the same fabric or a complement.
To clean fabric Roman shades, vacuum them often to keep dust and dirt from accumulating in the fabric folds. For a deeper clean, you can try using foam upholstery cleaner. Make sure it can be used on your fabric first, though. Wipe off the foam with a dry cloth. You can also use commercial cleaners or dry cleaning. If the fabric Roman shade will be heavily used, like in a children's room, you can treat the fabric with anti-static or stain-resistant finishes.
Roman Shades Info provides detailed information about bamboo, fabric, discount, and custom Roman shades, as well as advice on how to make Roman shades, and more. Roman Shades Info is the sister site of Shutters Web.
A Guide to Kids Shower Curtains
Decorating a kid's bathroom can be fun. There are so many possible themes, such as Disney characters, animals, the ocean, and geometric shapes, just to name a few.
Ceiling Fans: Past and Present
Philip Diehl first invented the ceiling fan in 1882, around the same time electricity was beginning to spread into homes and businesses throughout the country. Over the next decade, Diehl improved his original idea and made it more practical.
Save Money & Time... Plan Home Decorating Projects
Why is planning home decorating projects important? Let's start by asking the following question.What do the following have in common?1) Boxes of odds & ends collecting dust in the basement2) Bags of discarded curtains, bedspreads and pillows in the attic3) Half empty paint cans stacked against a wall in the garageIt could mean you have a hard time parting with anything, however, in this case all these point to decorating attempts gone astray.
A Guide to Acrylic Kitchen Sinks
Unlike laminates, acrylic and/or polyester plastics are homogenous nonporous material. Kitchen sinks made from acrylic come in different thickness and numerous colors.
Choosing Conservatory Furniture
Conservatories are such lovely and serene rooms that homeowners want to spend a lot of time in them. However, you cannot enjoy your conservatory very easily without choosing conservatory furniture.
The History of Cuckoo Clocks
Although the exact date remains a mystery, it is commonly thought that cuckoo clocks first made their appearance around 1730 in the Black Forest area of Germany. To this day, even with all that has come along with modern experience, skill and technology, no other clock or timepiece has made the lasting impression that the Cuckoo clock made at the time of its introduction.
A Look at Vending Massage Chairs
Vending massage chairs are coin-operated devices that can be found in many retail establishments across the country. Some of the most ideal locations for vending massage chairs are restaurants, airports, malls, hotels and hospitals.
Buying Parsons Chairs - What You Need to Know
Parsons chairs are commonly seen in homes around the dining room, adding a simplistic type of elegance. The great thing about using parsons chairs is that their design blends in with just about any home décor.
Faux Wood Mini Blinds
Though wood blinds and shutters are the most popular window coverings sold in America, these two products are among the most expensive. Faux wood Blinds offer nature's rich, subtle colors and unique textures at a fraction of the cost of real wood shutters.
The Benefits of Magnetic Water Softeners
With the array of choices we have for softening hard water, it can be difficult to decide which method will work best. Therefore, cost is one factor to consider as well as how the unit is set up, its size and its softening capacity.
Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the Myths
Most of the information that is available concerning Feng Shui is highly over-simplified. It often comes in the form of out-of-context eastern principals, mixed in with basic interior design horse sense from the west, to form a hybrid which many professional Feng Shui analysts agree can be as harmful as it is helpful.
Finding a Bamboo Flooring Supplier
Bamboo, a type of grass that grows all over China and Southeast Asia, has become a fashionable, high-quality alternative to traditional hardwood floors. Bamboo's 40-50 foot high stalks reach maturity in just five years and renew themselves naturally, making them a great alternative to cutting down trees that can take decades to reach maturity.
The Magic of Color
Deciding what colors to use when decorating your house can be a real challenge. Do you want a soothing atmosphere, vibrant or warm and cozy? The choice does not have to be complicated if you understand the workings of the theory of color.
Refinishing Hardwood Floors
The quality of the wear layer determines frequency of refinishing of hardwood floors. Poor quality products can not withstand being refinished even once.
Transitional Lighting - What Is It?
Anyone perusing through the websites looking for lighting fixtures to decorate their homes with may be tempted to choose a style known as Transitional Lighting. The smooth curves and solid foundation of the fixtures of the Transitional Lighting style make it a popular choice with designers today.
A Look at Portable Dishwashers
Portable dishwashers are just the ticket for those with less than enough space for a more permanent and heavier dishwasher. They range in widths from a slim 18 inches to a maximum of about 24 inches for the "larger" portables.
5 Ways In Which You Can Make Simple Changes To Your Home Decorating
Home decorating, ever wanted to try it, but hesitated because of time constraints or budget concerns. The following ideas will not only give instant results, but more importantly fit into any budget.
Putting Passion Back Into Home Decorating
For most people, they can count the times they redecorate their homes in a lifetime on one hand. It's a shame because this is not because they don't have great ideas about how they want their homes to be, but that the thought of redecorating brings the following obstacles to mind:Where to put up if I am renovating?I have accumulated a lot of furniture and household items, how in the world can we integrate them with this ultra modern design I am interested in?We have spent all that money doing up the place when we moved in and now we have to do away with it? What a waste.
Where to Find Discount Wedgwood China
There is not a lot of discount Wedgwood China available, although, given the prices of some of the items in the line, any discount is greatly appreciated. You might not think paying $50 for a plate is a discount, however, depending on the age of the particular item and the supply of pieces, $50 might seem like a discount.
Decorating Kid's Rooms On A Small Budget
Now if your children are like mine they want to change the style and look of their room about every other week. One way to make them happier for a longer period of time with their room decor is to get involved with the activities that are required when redecorating their room.
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