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First used in cafes across Europe, cafe curtains offer a good balance between draperies that may look to formal and make a room seem too dark and curtains, which oftentimes don’t provide enough privacy. Hung from the center of a window, cafe curtains cover only the lower half of the window, which means they still let a lot of light into your room. In terms of hardware, the most convenient way to hang a cafe curtain is to use a spring-loaded... 

White is the color of purity and innocence, but it also a color of neutrality, cleanliness, elegance, class and illumination. If you want your room to exude these qualities, then white curtains will complement your decor, leaving other decorative elements, shapes and form take the center stage. White curtains are often found in a country home interior, either plain or with decorative lace. White curtain panels with clean, sleek lines also... 

Does your bedroom decor lack romance or zest? Does it lack privacy, or on the other hand, feel dark and cramped? Is it impeding your love life or making you and your partner less amorous than you’d like? Then perhaps it’s time for new, sexier window coverings in your bedroom? While not everyone thinks of window fashions as being particularly sexy or romantic, you can set the mood for romance with a little inspiration and sensual... 

If you want to add interest and contrast to your room decor, then the color choices you make when designing your window coverings play a significant role in setting the mood for any room in your home. But what color choices are the right ones to use when selecting new window blinds, shades, curtains, drapes or a layered window treatment? Read on to learn more about the top ten colors being used by interior designers these days to give window... 

If you want to give your window a layered dressing to enhance the plain look of shades or blinds, then the window valance is an excellent option to consider. And, while you can purchase valances in many styles and fabric patterns, if you are handy with a sewing machine, it’s quite simple to make a unique window valance. You can use almost any weight of fabric to make your window valance, from a lightweight cotton or fine silk to heavy... 

If you’re looking for an affordable, durable and practical window covering, then aluminum blinds may be just the solution. While they may not have the prestige of wood blinds, aluminum blinds offer a great combination of advantages, including hundreds of color choices, horizontal and vertical blind styles and they are easier to maintain and keep clean than wood or fabric treatments! Some people may think of cheap mini blinds when considering... 

One of today’s most popular window treatments, Venetian blinds come in a wide variety of styles, materials and finishes. But Venetian blinds (also called horizontal blinds) all have one thing in common when it comes to keeping them clean; the slats are dust magnets and are not always easy to dust or clean! There are several methods you can use to clean your Venetian blinds, depending on whether you need to lightly clean or deep clean... 

If you have young children in your home, you need to be aware of the danger window blind pull cords can present. While they may seem harmless enough, the Window Covering Safety Council (a United States organization) reports that, since 1981, some 360 children have died as a result of strangulation from window cords and that 93% of these deaths involved children age three or younger. However, you can easily protect your children from this... 

Heating and cooling costs just keep going up, and it’s incredibly expensive to maintain your home at a comfortable temperature. Most energy efficient ideas sound great in theory, but most of us can’t afford to pull out all of our windows and replace them with more efficient models or replace our electrical appliances with Energy Star models. When these things are due to be replaced, it’s a good idea to consider those options,... 

When it comes to selecting curtain fabrics, it’s tempting to go with a solid color. We’ve been told, after all, that using too many patterns will overwhelm a room and make it look too busy. So if you have an upholstered plaid sofa or a pair of flowered armchairs, curtain patterns are a no-no, correct? Not necessarily. The keys to making curtain patterns work are right at your fingertips. Read on to learn more about choosing curtain...