Archive for January, 2012

Matching Roman blinds to your décor

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Are you looking for classy solutions to make your windows have a more aesthetic look? Perhaps your room has a whole elegant look but you just can’t think what kind of accessory will make the room look complete. Having some Roman style inspired blinds for your window is a great way to achieve this goal.

These Roman blinds are softer than other materials and they overlap over each other making your window look grand. Not only will you be able to let the right amount of light enter your room but these blinds will help you respect your privacy at the same time. Make sure that the frame of the window is well decorated and classy as Roman Blinds are designed in such a way that they show off the window frames very well. The colors and motifs or designs on your blinds should be well coordinated with the surroundings and furniture of the room and as well as the walls around it.

10 top home decorating buys under 10$

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

If you are looking for contemporary yet cheap options for decorating, then the good news is that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars over decorative items. Paper is that tool with which you can let your imagination run wild. You can use it to make different wallpapers with patterns and colors and designs. Paper mache can be used to make different items and colored contact paper can be lined in drawers to give them a different look.

Dollar store frames can be used to put pictures, paintings etc and they come cheap. There also are many stores where you get cheap retro graphic art posters which can be organized and used in different rooms. Use fabric paint to paint around door and window ridges to make your house stand out from the rest. Freshen up your room with fresh flowers or make them out of newspapers and paint on them. Also you can get some stencils of different patterns and shapes and decorate your wall. Make your Christmas tree ornaments using glue guns and you can use fat quarters to make pillow and chair covers. Flat sheets can be used to make pretty table cloths and other home accessories.

Different types of carpet fibers

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Nowadays, all the carpets are made up of synthetic fibers – 97% to be precise. The reason being – synthetic fibers are more resistant to stains and are inexpensive. On the contrary, they are not as strong as the natural fibers are as they cannot bear constant crushing and succumb to sheer strain application. There are different types of synthetic fibers that are manufactured to make carpets. Some of them are – Nylon, Acrylic, Blends, Olefins, Recycled, Wool and Polyester.

Blend fibers are generally the mix of one or two which results in a hybrid fiber. These hybrid fibers react in different manners – basically it depends on the kind of individual materials used to blend. In case of traffic areas, use of nylon fibers is a good choice because of their resilience. Recycled material is a non-technical term for PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). This fiber as its name suggests is made up of recycled plastics.