light filtering curtains and blinds

What are Light Filtering Curtains and Blinds

Are you looking for privacy while still being able to enjoy your beautifully lit home? Light filtering curtains or blinds may be the perfect fit for you. Light filtering window treatments are made of semi-opaque materials and do exactly what the name says – they limit the amount of light which comes in, letting the natural light come through, and…

What are Solar Shades and How They Work

What are Solar Shades and How They Work?

If you are looking to cut glare, while reducing your energy bill, the solar shades may be the perfect fit for you! What are solar shades? Solar shades are window treatments which block out sun rays due to the highly reflexive exterior and special materials they are built of – usually woven PVC coated polyester yarn. By blocking the sun…

How to Measure for Roller Shades

How to Measure for Roller Shades?

Roller Shades are an elegant solution for your windows. They are affordable, come in a variety of sizes, many different patterns, and transparency, giving you the option to go for the modern or the classic look. They are low-maintenance and extremely easy to use. Roller shades will complement each room, while not driving the focus off of the rest of…

How to Clean an Area Rug on Hardwood Floor

How to Clean an Area Rug on Hardwood Floor

If you’ve noticed that a vacuum is not enough to clean your area rug or that it has stubborn stains, it is time to clean it. When it comes to cleaning an area rug on a hardwood floor, we suggest you avoid washing the whole rug; only try to remove the stains and get rid of deep-rooted dust, dust mites,…

How to clean blackout curtains at home

How to Clean Blackout Curtains at Home

Have you ever wished you could block out any and all light in a room to have a cooler, more peaceful sleep? It is possible you’ve purchased curtains in the past and now are looking for extra backing to make the room completely dark. If so, blackout curtains are absolutely the right choice for the home, whether the goal is…

How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug Color

How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug Color

Area rugs are popular for more than one reason. First, they’re practical additions to the hard floor like hardwood floors providing a soft place to land for your feet or for a child’s crawling knees. They also provide comfort to otherwise hard surfaces due to the multitude of textures that are available for any design palate. Thirdly, they look great!…

How to Measure Your Windows for Draperies

How to Measure Your Windows for Draperies

Every now and then you might find yourself itching for a change of design when it comes to your home. That’s natural and one of the fun parts of owning your own place. However, a complete makeover might be out of the budget but don’t worry; there are several design elements that you can add or change in your home…

how to create roman shades

How to Create Roman Shades from Mini Blinds

So you’ve decided that this is the year that you will give the interior style of your home a much-needed makeover. Great! However, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably want to get the very most for your dollar, while still getting the most design benefit. A common belief is that it is difficult and tricky unless you have a…

how to clean roman shades

Even Your Roman Window Shades need Cleaning

No matter how clean you keep your house, certain things are bound to get dirty. Lampshades, couches, shelves and even your window treatments will eventually show their age in cleanliness. Dust, other debris in the air, pets and other contaminants can collect on surfaces of your home and can sometimes be a little more difficult of a process to clean…

area rug wrinkles

How to Get Bumps and Wrinkles out of Area Rugs?

Whether you just inherited that antique rug from your grandmother or you decided to purchase a new area rug from a dealer, chances are that at some point in the process of delivery and transport the rug developed some creases, folds or bumps. Depending on the size of your rug, it may have been barrel rolled to ease with delivery…