Effortless Decorating A Fireplace Mantel Like The Pro’s

Decorating Homes – How to Decorate Fireplace Mantel

What’s a fireplace mantel? To answer this we take a short stroll into history. Sometime around the medieval period a chimney extension called a mantel was built like a funnel over the fireplaces to help to catch the smoke, see image below.

Sometime around the medieval period a chimney extension called a mantel was built like a funnel over the fireplaces to help to catch the smoke, see image below.
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As you may notice in the fireplace image above, people always liked to decorate their fireplace. And through the decades the fireplace became a constant part of our homes as well as of the home decorations. And even though styles changed the fireplace continues to be the focal point in a room to this day.

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9 Simple Top Home Design Advertising Rules Are Golden

Top Home Design Advertising Rules
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9 Rules you must follow to place any guest posts on Top Home Design.Com

We are getting a few dozen inquires each week for guest post contributions. However, most I don’t accept. I set the mark high for top home design advertising rules And Sponsored posts are no difference!

Here’s what we are looking for:

  1. Content must relate to our blog: Your post must be about home & garden or lifestyle
  2. Pass Copyscape  – We Google and check that you aren’t pushing out spammy content.
  3. Spell Checked
  4. Links – We allow no spammy outbound links.
  5. (2 outbound links & 2 Links to your own site)
  6. Only High-def Images 1 Video will be accepted as well
  7. Depth – We look for authors who write longhand content minimum 1,000 words, if not 2,000 words of unique and detailed copy Why? Because the guest posts shall provide  value to our readers, which is all that matters.
  8. All Content becomes ours – You still can claim author-credit, showcase or link to it.
  9. Help build and support your community
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9 Smart Home Devices for a More Intelligent & Much Cooler Living Space

9 Smart Home Devices for a More Intelligent & Much Cooler Living Space
You’ll love our selection of smart home devices that will save you time and money.

9 must-have high tech gadgets to bring your smart home up to speed.

Smart Home Devices have come a long way … advanced home automation dreams of the past are currently in place. With today’s IoT-based house systems, voice and movement controls are part of our daily lives. And now, there are thousands of smart home devices that can make your place a lot more enjoyable, a lot more satisfying as well as convenient.

In this instance, your Intelligence can be purchased! Whether it’s in the form of a projector that allows you to have a cinematic experience at home. Or an amazing biometric lock. From Touchless Energy Saver to a smart home security system to put your mind at ease. You’ll certainly find satisfaction in our selection of handpicked smart home products to improve clever residence items to construct a savvier, more great home.

1. Cutting the Cable  …

For any flick aficionado, a house cinema system is probably the most convenient– as well as most pleasurable– upgrade available.

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How to select The Best Home Design Software?

Saved Image by Kitchen Designer  a home design Software.
Saved Image by Kitchen Designer

Putting 183 Home Design Software Applications To The Test

Since there are so many different software options and levels, shopping for the right program could be overwhelming at first glance. Therefore nine of us set out to test drive about twenty Apps, for five days each. As a result, we condensed the 183 tested contestants to what we call the top 101 home design software. More details below

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5 Green Thumb Tips For Decorating Homes Using Plants

Decorating Homes Like Pro’s with Plants
5 Green Thumb Tips To Decorating Homes Like Pro’s with Plants

How to use Flowers in your Home Decor?

When decorating homes using plants comes just natural. It seems like for some reason most of us enjoy the look and smell of fresh flowers. However, for some of you, it is not so easy to keep your indoor plants alive. Here, I share 5 green thumb tip that worked even for me. Maybe this enables you as well to use flowery indoor plants to enhance your home decor.

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Hansgrohe Bathroom Fixtures – Shower System Raindance S Rain

About Hansgrohe & Its Shower Elements

Hansgrohe is a Germany based international giant with a sterling reputation for quality and reliability; a large selection of attractive designs; and excellent value for the price you pay. The Hansgrohe Shower Raindance collection incorporates AIR technology. That mixes air with water to save water & make each shower even more pleasant.

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Hover your pointer over the white spots to get info on the fixtures used.

Hansgrohe Shower Fixtures Raindance S Air

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Coronavirus Update & WHO Coronavirus Scam Alert

Scam Alert
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Coronavirus Eye to Eye

Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO

Like the Coronavirus is not bad enough. There are actually some individuals who try to gain access to personal information by miss using other peoples fears…, the World Health Organization published the following Statement.

Criminals are disguising themselves as WHO to steal money or sensitive information.  If you are contacted by a person or organization that appears to be from WHO, verify their authenticity before responding.

Cyber scam - hacker
Cyber scam – hacker

The World Health Organization will:  

  • never ask you to log in to view safety information
  • will never email attachments you didn’t ask for
  • never ask you to visit a link outside of www.who.int 
  • will never charge money to apply for a job, register for a conference, or reserve a hotel
  • never conduct lotteries or offer prizes, grants, certificates or funding through email
  • will never ask you to donate directly to emergency response plans or funding appeals.

Beware that criminals use email, websites, phone calls, text messages, and even fax messages for their scams.

You can verify if communication is legit by contacting WHO directly.

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Wobane LED System – 4 Easy to Install DIY Lighting Projects

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Wobane LED systems Features:

The Wobane LED systems are great to upgrade your Cabinets, Closet, and Desk. Sufficient brightness & Energy saving for Bookshelf, Wardrobe, & kitchen island.

The Wobane LED systems are great to upgrade your Cabinets, Closet, and Desk. Sufficient brightness & Energy saving for Bookshelf, Wardrobe, & kitchen island.  Super bright under cabinet lights. Delivers a total 1100 lumens with a lower power consumption of 12W.

Reliable kit:

  • UL listed adapter and strip.
  • The LED tape light working voltage is DC12V,
  • extremely Low voltage and heat.
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Did your Favorite DIY Home Decor Blogs Make The Top 100 of 2020?

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Welcome to our Top 100 List of DIY Home Decor Blogs, Websites and Top Influencers of 2020

And Discover the ranking of your Favorite DIY Home Decor Blog. We share Social Signals, Domain Authority & Alexa Rank of our top 100 DIY home decor blogs of 2020. We compared Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and Instagram Followers for social signals. Further we weight the Domain Authority and the Alexa Ranking.

I want to give thanks to every one of you regardless where you are in this list. I am thanking you for investing your time, and for laying the path with your work.

TOP-100-COUNTDOWN

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Ultimate Easter Guide – New Easter Feast Ideas To Try In 2020

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You’ll Love this Easter Guide with its decorating & Easter Feast ideas. Find effortless meal recopies, cool gift ideas, & activities for kids of all ages.

Discover the reason behind us celebrating the Easter Feast and the source of the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt.

Celebrating this coming Easter Feast in style doesn’t have to break the bank. Neither does it mean you’d need to skip on anything.

We want to enable you to celebrate an Easter Feast that will make lifetime memories.

We wish a Happy Easter to you and your family.

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MOLD REMOVAL HOW TO METHODS TO REMOVE MOLD FOR GOOD

MOLD REMOVAL HOW TO METHODS TO REMOVE MOLD FOR GOOD
Mold up close and personal
Mold up close and personal

METHODS TO REMOVE MOLD FOR GOOD

Mildew and Mold removal How to remove mold for good, so spores can’t cause serious health problems. Or even death, in the case of someone suffers from mold sensitivities. Or other breathing problems. Many people are vaguely aware of the health concerns when it comes to mold but most do not know that mold can also cause serious damage to a house or building (similar to a termite infestation.) When it comes to protecting your family and your home, fighting and preventing mold should be at the top of every homeowner’s list.

Mildew vs Mold what is the difference?

Mildew is a developing stage (baby stage) of mold. It had not enough time to fully develop jet.

WHAT IS MOLD?

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Ideas for a Nursery & What a Baby Nursery Needs

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Mini Mouse baby crib theme

DECORATING IDEAS FOR A BABY NURSERY

First, Let’s talk Color Scheme

As always when you redecorate we need to decide on a color scheme first, if you don’t know your baby gender yet, it is best to stick to pale yellows, lilacs, or cream colors for a baby nursery. Each one of those will be a good foundation. And will be suitable for both boys and girls, infants and toddlers. If however, you are determined to go with pinks and blues, you can make the look more flexible by keeping the colors pale as well. Because should you picked wrong you can adjust the color theme by adding accent colors in bright primary colors.

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The 2020 Feng Shui Quick-Guide to Infuse Your Home

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What is Feng Shui And what is its Purpose?

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A 6000-year-old ancient art shared by Chinese Masters helps us to balance our home-life & improves our office-life. And you can start using Feng Shui today!

If you already know what Feng Shui is all about and what it teaches, you can skip the introduction. Jump to the bullet points at the end. And click the area of your interests.

However, if this is all news to you, it is essential to you that you keep on reading.

It is important that you understand that Seasoned Practitioner weigh various methods into each task along the way. And that he crafts carefully a Feng-Shui-Study that will be customized for you and your living space.

With that out of the way … Let’s get started!   

What is Feng Shui?

The Chinese words FengShui (pronounced “fung – schwee”) translate to “wind” and “water”.

As I already mentioned, the teachings of Feng Shui are over 6, 000 years old and include many different schools with various influences from China and India.

Feng Shui is basically the art of infusing living spaces with balanced energy accounts. These energy accounts are balanced by either remove negative energy or by the harness of positive energy from the universe.  The teachings of this art are used to create balanced energy accounts (not abundance) in any living areas and at work. 

In feng shui Colors Have Special meanings
Thee Baqua Map - is a different guide of colors
Western Baqua Map with colors

Therefore, you should not be practicing these teachings before you have at least a basic understanding of its core beliefs and principles.

The teachings are the basic rules and cures. Those explain what consequences any change or cure can provoke. So that we can make conscious decision and take deliberate action to improve our life.

In today’s world, Feng Shui and its teachings are thanks to global architecture not restricted to the Asian World anymore.  As a matter of fact, it actually became a recognized science of today’s lifestyles. And therefore finds many applications in dwellings like homes and businesses. As well as in the architecture of city planning, interior design, and backyard design.

Chinese seating area In feng shui
Chinese seating area

How does Feng Shui work? 

To better understand these placement cures, we will take a closer look at:  Teachings from the school of thought. After that you could start to drive the energies of the universe freely through your home.

Believe it or not, every single household or decorative object in your home is just as imbued with life energy.  Bringing Feng-Shui in your home does not ask you to throw out all your furniture, renovate your home, or move to new living quarters.

As a matter of fact, if you look at your Spiritual Feng-Shui, such upheaval could actually create turmoil and negative energy rather than correcting imbalanced energies.

And that would in turn imbalance the relationships between your objects and you.

So far we learned:

  • The School of Thoughts teaches the becoming Feng Shui Practitioners many rules that can rid spaces of negative energy. As well those that promote a positive qi
  • The Practitioner’s mission is to restore harmony in all living spaces.
  • This art is used for creating energy balanced accounts in a space – and NOT for any abundance.
  •  A Feng-Shui-House is a house where all the objects are in perfect harmony to each other.
  • So basically it signifies the art of living in harmony with our environment.
  • The energies are called qi
Yin &Yan In feng shui
Yin & Yan

What are The 5 Elements & Feng Shui?

Feng-Shui teachings, takes into account the constant changes between the following five elements.

  • Fire,
  •  earth,
  • water,
  • wood,
  • and metal

And urge us to be in balance and in harmony with nature in turn.

Whether we talk about the Elements contained in the particular colors that have been used to enhance a space, or the global direction of your bedroom. Even what you should be facing while sleeping in your bed … 

Feng Shui is about balancing energies, of the Ying & Yang of the soul in harmony with the universe.

element wood In feng shui
WOOD

How the Five Elements Bring Balance & Harmony

In order to understand how water may create prosperity, it’s important to understand the cycles of how the five elements interact to bring balance and harmony.

The first cycle is the productive cycle, which is the nurturing cycle where one element produces the next one. The help of this cycle is taken to enhance the positive areas of your home.

For instance, fire burns and produces ash (earth)

  • Earth produces metal in its bowels.
  • Metal when heated flows like water and
  • water nourishes wood
  • Then wood is the fuel for fire.
ELEMENT FIRE In feng shui
ELEMENT FIRE

Next is the controlling cycle

Where one element controls the next element.

  • For instance, fire melts metal and metal (axe) cuts wood.
  • Wood then controls earth with its roots
  • Earth restricts the flow of water
  • And water extinguishes the fire.
Image of Element Water In feng shui
WATER

Finally, in the weakening cycle

It’s exactly the reverse of the productive cycle. If an element produces another element, the former gets weakened in the process.

  • For instance, fire burns wood and
  • Wood soaks up all the water.
  • Then water takes strength from metal and
  • Metal is extracted from the earth
  • In which earth (ash) is produced from fire.
ELEMENT  METAL In feng shui
ELEMENT METAL

Since water is both the literal and symbolic source of life, it improves the qi more than most other elements.

Feng Shui and the Element Wind

You will use the wind to carry energy throughout your home. Therefore, we discuss these Feng Shui rules for placing objects into a space. These objects like furniture must be placed in a way that the good energy (qi) can freely flow through every room.  However, it is not supposed to just stream through the front door and out the back either.

I know,  you want to get going, but rushing it is the opposite of what you supposed to be doing.

However, here are 9 quick steps that improve your energy balance and you can start those right away

What Easy Feng Shui Tips Can I Use Today?

The following Tips Improve Your Homes QI

  • Use the front door and ix any squeaks — you are not already doing so start using your front door.  The universal energies can’t enter your home if the door stays closed.
  • Place your fountain close to your front door regardless if inside or on the porch. — More importantly make sure to let the water flow into the direction as it would enter your home. So it can carry wealth into your home.
  • Plants above the kitchen cabinets – If your wall cabinetry does not run up to the ceiling you should either place some lighting, green plants or some personal treasure in this area.  The void alone can trap energy and it could collect dead energy. The suggested objects bring life in this area that in turn transforms the energy.
  • Keep that bathroom door closed & — same as below
  • Close the toilet and shower curtain – so no energies get wasted or wealth (water) can  plain running down the drain.
cleaning the eyes (windows) can help your qi
cleaning the eyes (windows) can help your qi
  • .Clean the windows regularly – Windows symbolize the eyes of the adults in the home. For children, they symbolize their voice. To create good energy in your home, clean your windows on a regular basis. Clear, clean windows let in more sunlight and with that good energy.
  • Cover up the TV in your bedroom – You will rest better and have less radiation to deal with. A nice scarf will do the trick.
  • Do a space clearing – get rid of clutter and clear paths to let the energies flow through your home. This step is more about opening space then removing things. We all collect too much and cramp ourselves in.
  • Clear the air – essential oils help freshen things up

Conclusion:

Feng Shui is all about the balanced energy in peoples surroundings, be it at home or work.

So proceed gradually, in stages, testing out how each small change influences the Chi of the space.

Each area of your life (health, reputation, family, travel, and so on) is strongly associated with various parts of your home.

These associations can be determined using the Feng Shui Bagua Map

Here can you watch how to work with the Western Baqua Map. This is not how you supposed to paint your rooms. The meaning of colors in feng shui is the next post.

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The real beauty of it is, that it brings all these things that we accumulated, and that have gone unnoticed through the years, back to life and into our focus.

The spiritual Feng Shui opens our spirit to the whole universe and we learn to recognize elements that have remained invisible to us for so long”.

We tend to get tunnel vision, so that we are accustomed to our way of life and don’t see how it could be any better.

However, when we view our homes through the lens of Feng Shui, we discover different objects and the clutter in our surroundings that is placing a burden on our spirits.

Therefore, Feng Shui is a tool that can help us to identify and pinpoint the specific areas in our home that need a cure.  

Next we will discuss Feng Shui and the Meanings of Color

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The Guide Index

 Today, I will answer the following questions:

  • What is Feng Shui?
  • How does it work?
  • What are Ying & Yang?
  • Why the 5 Elements Matter and what they are?

Next, we will discuss “The Meaning of Colors in Feng Shui” and I will Share with you:

  • The Meaning of Colors
  • What is Yin Energy?
  • How Yin Colors work?
  • What Do Yan Colors Do?
  • How to choose the best color?
  • What’s the Feng Shui School of Compass?

In the third chapter, I will share with you the teachings of “The School of Thought”,  

This ancient art exposes to you the teachings and cures on:

  • How to harness positive energy by arranging your furniture?
  • What are the best furniture settings for bed rooms?
  • How to use it in your home office?
  • What bedroom settings you must avoid? 
  • How to use it at the office?
  • What is the best kitchen layout?

You can see we talk about a ton of options to improve your homes qi. Therefore, I broke down this Guide into four posts to keep it easier to digest. And make it less confusing.

The fourth chapter will show you how to decorate using Feng Shui.

  • Lighting
  • Texture
  • Aromas

And the final chapter, shares with you the meaning of Water & the Cycle of Life.

  • Indoor & Outdoor Options
  • Why to use Water Fountains?
  • More Feng Shui Cures with Water

Decorating Ideas For Walls – Wallpapers & Borders

Vinyl-decor-wallpaper one of many decorating ideas with wallpaper
Vinyl-decor-wallpapers

Wallpapers  and borders have been used in decorating projects for ever. You won’t believe how many times the right wallpapers design saved my butt. For me wallpaper is usually the go to option that pulls all the colors in a room together and saves my design.

You think you are ready to hang wallpaper. However, you probably should read this post before you even buy any.

Is shopping for your wallpapers confusing to you ?

Gone are the days where you only picked the design and color. Modern day wallpaper consists of a large variable material combination. You may think that this is to create different styles. And you are correct, at least partially that is … However, did you know that those combinations are also infuses the wallpaper with different physical characteristics?

These strengths (characteristics) are the deciding factors of what type of wallpaper for each room is best. And you probably agree with me, that this is essential for you to know.

 Therefore we will first discuss Three Wallpaper Types and highlight their strength and best use.

What are the options?

The three most commonly used wallpapers are,

  • paper-backed vinyl print,
  • fabric – wallpaper,
  • vinyl – foam -wallpaper

The vinyl print wallpaper

Botanical wallpaper decor
Botanical wallpaper decor

Has a mostly smooth vinyl finish. It’s very popular because of its durability. The easy to maintain surface can be washed and works excellent in moist rooms like kitchen, laundry rooms and powder rooms. Most of them are easy to install and could even be a DIY project for a beginner.

If you however worried to use wallpaper in a bathroom consider how wet the wallpaper really will get. How is the airflow in the bathroom? Or just use this trick to improve the wallpaper’s bathroom durability. Once installed add a clear coat with a paint brush or a roller. Or use this stuff

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Varnish acts as sealant

Fabric wallpapers

The fabric is usually cotton, linen, or other natural plant fibers, such as grass-cloth, hemp, or burlap. Most textiles fray easily and are only limited to not washable at all. They give a room a very classy look and can complete any nature décor. I have to warn you though if you own cats, because they love this luxurious wallpaper as well. This type of wallpaper works best in hallways, living rooms and studies. If you had practice in hanging wallpaper you can try it yourself. However, if you never hung any wallpaper you be wise to leave this one to the pros.

Grass cloth wall paper
Grass cloth wall paper

The Vinyl-Foam wallpapers

This paper backed wallpaper has a vinyl foam structure for finish. The look is similar to knock-down ceilings or structured walls. And the three-dimensional surface comes in many looks, such as plaster, granite, or grass cloth. It is paint able with latex paint what in turn makes it mostly washable. This wallpaper is durable and works even well in most traffic areas of your home.

Powder Room Power
Powder Room Power

 There are a few good reasons to use the wallpapers instead of structuring the wall.

  1. It is so easy to install, that even beginner should have no problem. (I started with that type myself)
  2. To change the look you only need to remove the wallpaper no filling scraping and so on.

There are many more wallpaper options like solid paper wall coverings. Including but not limited to hand-screened papers, foils, flocked papers and textured patterns. Plus there are options to use wallpaper Borders and murals. Both textile and paper wallpapers should be best installed by professionals.

How many rolls do you need?

Follow these steps to determine how many rolls of wallpaper you need to buy.

  • measure the height and width of each wall using a tape measure. Round up to the nearest foot.
  • Multiply the height and width of each wall the result is your SF per wall,
  • Add all the figures (SF/wall in each room) together to get the total minimum square footage.

Now you have the total wall area figured (including windows, doors) If you buy a discount wallpaper ($1-$3/roll) you can ignore those openings. Or designer wallpaper with classics ($250 + per roll) You should measure the larger windows in a room and subtract their SF from your wall Area total.

Wallpaper have such great impact compared to paint
Wallpaper have such great impact compared to paint

Next step would be to pick out your type and design wallpaper.

I recommend asking your supplier for a sample bock and to take it home. Keep in mind that you will have to look at it for a long time. Even if you do not like it, statistic proves that wallpapers and window dressings are the least changed items.

Once you made your decision, take a closer look at the roll. It should give a measurement of rapport.  

What is the rapport and why does it matter?

Let me explain, Wallpaper is produced on rollers similar to newspapers. Therefore, the print design of your wallpaper repeats each time these rollers made a full turn. So it could be that the design on your roll repeats every 18”

Wallpapers pull all colors together
Wallpapers pull all colors together

That becomes important when you are wallpapering (install /hang) the wallpaper). Let’s say you picked a flower decor. And you already snapped a plumb line for the first course of wallpaper on the far left corner of your wall.  Further you know that your wall is about 8’ tall and you hang the first panel. Now in order to match the flower decor from the next panel (left edge) to the installed one (right edge), you most likely need to move the wallpaper panel a few inches up or down.

For that reason you cut each wallpaper panel length, to the needed wall height plus the repeating pattern (18 Inches). And you cut the excess ones you glued the panel up in place. Therefore, you need allow for the extra wallpaper when you order.

Decorating Ideas for Wallpaper Borders

You should know, that you can use wallpaper Borders, to either accessorize each room individual. As well as pulling all spaces together, by using similar elements in the wallpaper border decor like flowers, shapes or colors.   

PVC Embossed Gold Foil Wallpaper Border
PVC Embossed Gold Foil Wallpaper Border

Many people use wallpaper borders that complement their interior decor. Wallpaper borders are not only easy to install, they are also inexpensive, and come in a sheer endless variety.

You can express your personal taste without breaking the bank. There are many great manufacturer deals out there that can help to keep cost down. You can also take advantages of discount rate wallpaper dealer.

Buying Discount Rate Wallpapers & Borders

border installed sample
border installed sample

Some people might argue that, these wallpapers are marked down, because they might not be full rolls. Or the dealers don’t have enough in stock to complete a room in one design or styles.

However, the fact is that these providers have a great selection of wallpapers. And they might be buying discontinued designs for a much lower price. What in turn, enables them to offer the product to you at a much more reasonable price.

You should focus on 2 factors if you decide to purchase discount wallpaper.  Because the best buy is either A. inexpensive or B. a high quality product. And if you pay close attention the wallpaper discount outlet offers wallpapers that contain both.

Here you see that you can simply wallpaper over existing wallpaper, some places had 5-6 layers backed on...lol
Here you see that you can simply wallpaper over existing wallpaper, some places had 5-6 layers backed on…lol

Those who want to learn more about discount rate wallpaper borders check out the following link. It offers terrific info about how and where to get marked down wallpapers. For additional info, Click Here!

Decorating Ideas with Wallpaper Stencil

Faux finish stenciling is an inexpensive way of adding decorative detail. The key is to apply the embossing material evenly over the stencil, building depth in thin layers. You truly can bring boring wallpaper alive by stenciling. It can also create an eye-catching detail on any surface like cabinetry or doors.

Stencil walls for decor
Stencil walls to add decor

What do you need?

Quality supplies and proper care of stencils is the key to success. You will need the stencil, paint, masking tape and a tool brush or sponge to apply the paint.

You can buy complete stencils kits, or make your own. If you find a painting, drawing, or photo with great stencil potential, it’s not difficult to use that image to generate your own stencil. However, like with most other decorative techniques, the simplest schemes are usually best and most successful.

  1. Test your new Stencil: Test out your patterns either by cutting the stencil from colored paper or by drawing it onto a sheet of paper and holding the results up against the surface to be decorated. The wall to be painted should be clean.
  2. Apply a base coat of paint.
  3. Position your stencil. You best fix the stencil position with masking tape.
  4. Load your brush or sponge.  Use only a very small amount of paint, starting at the edges of the design and working inwards. Don’t remove the stencil till the paint is mostly dry.
  5. Clean the Stencil. Ones you removed the stencil clean it and place it into the next position.
  6. Reapply paint as necessary. When all the stenciling is done you can touch up the painting.
Applying stencil
Applying stencil

You can, after the stenciling completely dries, sand the faux finish lightly with fine sand paper (200 grid or better) to soften or age them.

Apply the stencil as a ceiling, wainscot or baseboard border, or as an all-over pattern, like wallpaper. If the stencil becomes too build-up with paint, or if you want to save it for another day, scrub it clean with detergent and dry on paper towel.

Wall enhanced with stencil art
Wall enhanced with stencil art.

How to texture a wall with paint?

In this example we will produce a rough textured wall with a dark green surface area You will need:

1 gallon of yellow paint
Another gal of a darker green (or any shade you select).
1 3/4 ″ thick paint-roller (for rough area).
A paint tray.
1 cup of granite dust or quartz sand.
Optional a little pouch of silver or gold shine. (great shimmer outcome).

Mix about half of the quartz sand to your yellow paint a half a cup per gallon will be plenty. Mix the sparkles too to the color. Guarantee that you regularly stir the paint throughout the painting process to prevent the sand from settling in the bottom of the can.
Use a paint roller for rough area given that they are thicker and pickup more paint.

In Germany, we used this wallpaper as new layer before we painted the walls or ceiling. It is a plain paper wallpaper and came in various grit,
In Germany, we used this wallpaper as new layer before we painted the walls or ceiling. It is a plain paper wallpaper and came in various grit,

How to apply the paint – granite mix?

Utilize a thick coat to your paint roller and paint rows of huge X all over the wall. The size of can be anywhere from 6-12 Inches trust me it does not matter. Continue to do so till you have your wall from causing bottom and from side to side filled with those huge X’es.

Next you fill all the empty locations around those X with smaller sized ones. Continue to submit those areas till your wall is mainly covered. Supply the paint a number of hours to dry.

The following day you mix the green paint as you did the yellow one and continue to paint the X pattern till there vanishes white skim coat obvious.

The result will be a truly structured glittering wall that feels to the touch like rock. The texture is the best at each cross-point thinking about that you layer progressively more textured paint on top of each other.

Merely a last piece of recommendations is you should open your mind to endless possibilities. There are various approaches to establish an unique interior design.

Conclusion:

You could simply choose between elegant silk or flocked living room wallpaper for example. And either texture will add richness to your room walls.

However, when it comes to wall-covering choices, you may want to think outside the box, as they say.

A friend for example, wallpapered her living room with a flowerier decor wallpaper. The wallpaper decor was a nice subtle dark brown on a beige background. … However, she colorized a part of the flower elements with red nail-polish and that insanely idea gave the wallpaper the needed punch and it looks totally awesome. 

Consider your options, even think beyond wallpaper covering. You could use traditional materials in new or different way, like hanging a multicolor rug on a wall. Or think of other places to use them, like using decorative tile as dining room art pieces.  

The options are endless, because materials like stone, ceramic tile, wood, and different metals can be used to cover a wall just as well.

Here I like to turn it over to you.

Did you find the information you where looking for? Should I add something? What type of wall finish will you try?

Leave us a comment or ask your questions in the box below.

Thanks for reading and sharing. JK J

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The Ultimate Guide on Window Blinds And Shades

The Ultimate Guide on Window Blinds And Shades
Bali Custom Tailored Roman Shade
Bali Custom Tailored Roman Shade

Window Blinds:

Window Blinds and Shades not only provide a nice window treatment. They also create a protective shade & save Energy by blocking out the scorching, hot sun from entering your home and office.

If you need to install window blinds and shades, you could just purchase your window blinds at Walmart and install them yourself. Or you might rather hire a professional installer along with your new window blinds at Lowes.  The installer will be contracted from Lowes and come out and measure all your windows to make sure that those window blinds and shades are cut to fit. Now, all you have left to do is to decide what type and style you think is the best fit for your rooms.

Faux Wood Window Blinds are PVC Blinds that are made from a solid or foamed Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic. PVC- blinds have really gained popularity over the past 20 years. They are usually 2" to 3 Inches wide. And the blind louvers surface is smooth. However, they are also available in a very luxurious and classy looking wood grain imitation.

However, that is often easier said than done. Because, of all your options. Once you start shopping, you will notice a great variety in materials. As well as many different styles, ranging from simple bamboo roller Shades to window blinds and shades that even fit ultra modern interiors!

Therefore, we put together this Ultra Window Blinds and Shade Guide.

Granted we too offer a variety of Blinds and Shades. Such as Timber View Value Wood Blinds, Timber View Premium Wood Blinds, Royal Wood, Royal Budget Wood. As well as Window Dressings from many other Discount Factory Direct Blinds like Hunter Douglas, Graber, and Kirsch.  However, we like to help you to make a informed decision, so you will continue to enjoy your window blinds for years to come.

And if you still need help to finalize that decision or with your order & install we will be happy to assist you in either way possible.

Child Safety Information:

Most of the following products can be made safer for places where children and pets may be present. You can find option like the selection of the crank upgrades or to motorize your blinds.

All other versions of these products have cords (unless specified differently) that may be accessible, and are not recommended for windows where children or pets may be present.

Window Blind History

Window Blinds and Shades
Window Blinds and Shades

Do you realize that Windows have been around for about 4000 years?  Imagine living in a cave where poor ventilation was the daily norm. Or that live is dictated by daylight.

We discovered the need of window dressings long before glass filled the window openings. In earlier years window shutters where the main means to close off window openings. And at some point people decided to mount hides or fabrics over the window interior. In castles heavy drapes helped to reduce draft. And drapes are still used to combat drafty windows.

One of the first dedicated window blind inventions must have been the roller shades. And these early roller shades simply raised and lowered the pad over the opening without having to use any mechanism.

Window Blinds and Shades - 1 Inch Mini Blinds
Window Blinds and Shades – 1 Inch Mini Blinds

Venetian blinds:

I found that these window blinds are named after their origin Venice, Italy around 1794.  They were used to replaced fabric curtains or shutters. These blinds have some horizontal louvers (slat’s), which might be joined with string so that they can rotate.

This allows light to feed between these slats as well. To keep light out, they can rotated as much as 170 degrees, as well as to clear your window by pulling the up.

By pulling a cord along with a different string you can raise and lower the blind or rotating a connector was attached, so the rotation could be achieved,. There are other versions where the two mechanisms are combined into a rod.

During this time

If your budget is that low, you do what you have to do. However, you should ask your supplier for a Foam PVC Product or Faux wood Window Blinds.
PVC Mini Blinds

The roller shade became highly popular as well and many innovations were integrated into the product. Some included new fabrics and materials; others improved operational components and further designs.

In the mechanical age it was only a question of time till a spring systems for roller shades was introduced. Now these shades can, roll up all alone, and stop at any desired point.

The introduction of such sophisticated control mechanisms increased the everyday use. And these shades where in demand across the world.

Today’s Window Blinds and Shades

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Most homes in the US have at least had one roller shade through the years.

Most of the department stores carry some Blinds and Shades brand. However, top-quality, window dressings are mostly available through designers, decorators, and specialized window treatment retailer.

Custom blinds and shades are fabricated to your exact specifications in material, physical dimensions, design, and control capabilities. The longevity and durability of such customized window treatment by far out-performs prefabricated lower priced products.

And pull shades for example have two clear advantages of window blinds. Because those shades are great to blackout a room and since there are no long cords required they are fairly child proof.  However, the advantages of window blinds over shades are that you can control the amount of light evenly without sacrificing your privacy.

The option to rotate the blind slats gives window blinds an additional shading option. That additional feature is most likely the reason why Window Blinds widely replaced the simple roller shades.

Window Blind Types:

The following types of Slat Blind Materials are:

  • Aluminum
  • PVC,
  • Composite
  • wood

Window Mini Blinds:

Most Mini blinds are available in several slat widths, 1/2", 1", 2". The slats are manufactured in different gauges (thickness) of aluminum.

Most Mini blinds are available in several slat widths, 1/2″, 1″, 2″. The slats are manufactured in different gauges (thickness) of aluminum. Some in the Shelf Stock mini blinds use plastic slats to help promote lower their cost. A higher gauge, results into a thicker slat and better quality blind.

Mini blinds became quite popular in homes around the 80’s. And they still used extensively in commercial buildings and rental properties.

Color choices for mini blinds are sheer unlimited. Shop for affordable window blinds online!

Solid blinds:

Often called window treatments, these blinds unlike venetian blinds, can’t be rotated. But they may be rolled up or folded to allow the lighting to appear in. These blinds include:

 Holland Blinds:

Also known as roller shades, are common rolling shutters in Europe.

Window Blinds Woven-wood:

The slats used are crafted from decorative wood or bamboo. The louvers are woven together using colorful yarns or other decorative materials.

The slats used are crafted from decorative wood or bamboo. The louvers are woven together using colorful yarns or other decorative materials. These blinds might be rolled or folded out. They are energy-efficient, have greater light control, and are economical alternative to shutters.

Pleated shades:

window shades and blinds - Pleated shades :These blinds contain pleated fabric shades which are usually pulled up to the top in the window.

These blinds contain pleated fabric shades which are usually pulled up to the top in the window.

Honeycomb Window Shades:

Also called cellular blinds, and they are often the best selection for all windows since they offer the best features of both shades and blinds. When lowered, they provide privacy without any loss of light. Therefore, you can enjoy day light, and still have your privacy.

Also called cellular blinds, and they often are the best selection for all windows since they offer the best features of both shades and blinds. When lowered, they provide privacy without any loss of light. Therefore, you can enjoy day light, and still have your privacy. Also called cellular blinds, and they often are the best selection for all windows since they offer the best features of both shades and blinds. When lowered, they provide privacy without any loss of light. Therefore, you can enjoy day light, and still have your privacy.

If you are looking for a cost effective solution, you should look for theses pleated shades. They are normally found in both opaque and semi-opaque styles. Further they add some texture and interest to your windows. You will notice that they are the most affordable fabric covered shades. And they are available in a variety of colors and textures to fit most of the established home décor.

They are a lot like pleated shades, but here are 2 or more joined together on the pleats forming compartments capture air, this provides you with the room insulation to reduce your energy bills. Cellular shades also come in various styles, for instance double and triple cell styles.

Roman Shades:

These blinds use a cord woven through the information that allows you to raise or lower the color tone in an accordion pattern. They are really easy to operate and have become efficient in insulation.

These blinds use a cord woven through the information that allows you to raise or lower the color tone in an accordion pattern. They are really easy to operate and have become efficient in insulation.

Window Blinds Faux Wood:

Faux Wood Window Blinds are PVC Blinds that are made from a solid or foamed Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic. PVC- blinds have really gained popularity over the past 20 years.  They are usually 2″ to 3 Inches wide. And the blind louvers surface is smooth. However, they are also available in a very luxurious and classy looking wood grain imitation.

Common color options are whites and wood colors. Faux Wood Blinds are extremely durable, UV resistant, and waterproof.   The biggest drawback to Faux Blinds is their weight. This fairly large blind is much heavier than the Aluminum or PVC mini blind. Therefore, it can become a challenge to raise the blinds on larger windows.

Composite Window Blinds:

Composite blinds are produced from a mix of wood, glues and Plastics. Composite Slats are a newer material being used for window blinds. The widths are between 2″and 3 inches. The louvers are either flat or elliptical in shape. And their surface is either a smooth poly-coating or a compelling wood grain imitation.

Faux Wood Window Blinds are PVC Blinds that are made from a solid or foamed Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic. PVC blinds have really gain popularity over the past 20 years. They are usually 2" to 3 Inches wide. And the blind louvers surface is smooth. However, they are also available in a very luxurious and classy looking wood grain imitation.

Like with Faux – wood blinds, the color selection is limited to whites and a few wooden colors.  Composite blinds are priced within the lower mid range. They have become durable, UV resistant, and water-proof.

They are less likely to warp than wood blinds.  Composite blinds are lighter than Faux Wood Blinds (PVC). However, they are heavier than real wood and bamboo blinds. And for that reason maybe not the best selection for very large windows.

Because, it can be rather difficult to rise large blinds from hand.

Window Blinds Wood

Both value & premium wood blinds are made of real woods. The value wood blind louvers are made of assorted Oriental hardwoods. The premium wood blind slats are manufactured from American Basswood.  Basswood is a unique cross-grained wood, containing rich detail and is naturally resistant against warping.

Basswood is the wood of choice for many wood carvers. This lightweight wood works very easily with both hand and power tools

Both value & premium wood blinds are made of real woods. The value wood blind louvers are made of assorted Oriental hardwoods. The premium wood blind slats are manufactured from American Basswood. Basswood is a unique cross grained wood, containing rich detail and is naturally resistant against warping.

Slat widths range from 1 to 3inches. The blind slat’s surface is either painted or stained. There is really a huge color selection. With several whites and the most popular hardwood stain colors.  You may also add Cloth tape ladders for any truly custom look. Further it is optional to color match your blinds to a specific cabinet or trim stain color.

Wood blinds are definitely the most expensive choice in this category. Plus they still can warp and color fade over an extended period of time. However, Wood blind are luxurious, classy and the lightest material. What makes it an excellent choice for big windows.

Bamboo Window Blinds

Window blinds manufactured from bamboo were traditionally used for centuries in Japan along with parts of Asia. Now days, these window blinds bamboo have noticed a revival and also have become more popular than ever in rest on the world too.

Bamboo Shutters are quickly becoming a trend because bamboo is environment-safe, grows fast and is particularly ready in order to use in a short use of five to six years. Bamboo shutters come in the number of styles. They are colorful, natural and filled with texture. Raw materials employed in making bamboo window treatments are bamboo, grasses and reeds.

The idea behind these classical bamboo shades is to incorporate a natural look in our homes

Why Use Bamboo Window Blinds?

Window blinds manufactured from bamboo were traditionally used for centuries in Japan along with parts of Asia. Now days, these window blinds bamboo have noticed a revival and also have become more popular than ever in rest on the world too.
  • All Bamboo shades are easy to maintain.
  •  Bamboo shades can be adjusted to allow the amount of light that you might want.
  • Most Bamboo shutters are very efficient at keeping light out.
  • Bamboo shades are easy to clean up.
  •  Shutters from Bamboo offer good ventilation.
  • Bamboo window treatments are simple to blend with any decor.
  • Are comparatively less expensive.
  • Bamboo window shades are a good insulator.

Versatile, graceful and durable bamboo window treatments

Bamboo shades are simply fun to utilize because of their versatility. They possess a flair and grace that belongs to them and come with assorted lifting abilities.

With proper lighting, bamboo shades have a glow. They are certainly good for exclusive and artistic upholstery decoration. They can be tailor made to suit individual requirements. In fact bamboo shades are the current trend. They are getting used with impunity for decoration in hotels, resorts, offices and homes alike.

Window Blind and Shades Brand Names

The idea behind these classical bamboo shades is to incorporate a natural look in our homes

Here is a list of some of the leading supplier of wood blinds that we can recommend:

  • Timber View Value Wood Blinds,
  • Timber View Premium Wood Blinds,
  • Royal Wood,
  • Royal Budget Wood

PVC Mini Blinds Brand & Retailer

If your budget is that low, you do what you have to do. However, you should ask your supplier for a Foam PVC Product or Faux wood Window Blinds. Even though they are a little more expensive, they  would be a much better and durable alternative. You should also always keep an eye on the product warranty.

Here are a few Brand Names that you should consider:

Those are likely your cheapest option. Walmart and Dollar Stores sell a ton of them. The louvers are thin PVC Slats, and they are easily to break.

  • Woodmates,
  • Doverwood,
  • Envirowood,
  • Wood Like,
  • the Wood Look,
  • Wood Plus,
  • Infusion,
  • Faux Wood, and there are many more.

Top of the Line Retailer:

Hunter Douglas Window Treatment

Hunter Douglas blinds are one of the most popular brands of window shades on the US market. This is because the Hunter Douglas name is synonymous with a premium quality and standards within the manufacture of blinds and shades for each kind of window.

Both vertical and horizontal blinds as well as a surprising selection of shutters can be found when you visit the Hunter Douglas blinds website.

Along which has a wide collection of colors, Hunter Douglas blinds come in an amazing selection of styles and textures that guaranteed to enhance the decor of most any room. Regardless if that room is in your home or office.

Both vertical and horizontal blinds as well as a surprising selection of shutters can be found when you visit the Hunter Douglas blinds website.

  • Hunter Douglas blinds contain many innovative features that shades by other manufacturers will not. For example, aluminum blinds from Hunter Douglas use a bounce back feature and contoured head rails around the top from the vertical blinds.
  • Hunter Douglas blinds can be found in wood, faux wood, aluminum and vinyl.
  • They offer very practical cellular shades with cordless and remote device capabilities
  • Materials like sheer, mesh and fabric.
  • Pleated Hunter Douglas shades are another alternative
  • Some types of shades are cordless, and have safety tassels and loops added to the cords to make them perfectly safe to use in a child’s bedroom

Although it is possible to buy shutters for your home almost anyplace, buying Hunter Douglas blinds are the top of the line blinds for every window.  Visit Hunter Douglas

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Bamboo Shades

Graber Blinds is another Retailer I like to Mention here

Graber is dedicated to the details. That means we artfully craft every Graber Blind, Shade, Shutter, and Drapery to the highest standards. Our designs are inventive and our options are thoughtful. More than that, we provide a limited lifetime warranty on our window treatments to give you peace of mind, so you can better delight in your home.

  • Our Graber experts precisely measure your windows—a precision you’ll notice when your blackout shades fit perfectly and you’re finally able to sleep through the early morning sunrise.
  • It’s this attention to detail that’s carried across all our custom treatments at every step of the process.
  • You may not navigate through all of our solutions, but you can trust that Graber’s collections are expertly curated.
  • That way, you’re certain to find the ideal premium treatment to fit your style and needs.
  • When you purchase Graber custom treatments for each room in your house, you’ll feel more at home than ever before.

To learn more visit Graber

However, there are also the bestselling window blinds on Amazon

Exterior Shade:

Coolaroo Solar Outdoor Shades

As you can see these type of shades shield patios and windows from the heat of the sun. Their ability to block UV rays helps protect your furniture and floors, cool off your home and convert outdoor patios into livable spaces—even during the hottest of months.

Coolaroo Solar Outdoor Shades Their ability to block UV rays helps protect your furniture and floors, cool off your home and convert outdoor patios into livable spaces—even during the hottest of months.

These exterior shades are available in a beautiful array of textured solids and patterns of various scales. A light-filtering knit, or woven fabric construction enables them to significantly reduce glare without darkening a room’s interior. They are built to withstand the elements.

They are made from weather-resistant fabric and components, which make them fade, mold and mildew resistant, as well as easy to clean. A smooth-action roller-clutch mechanism gives them a smooth, even roll. Color-matched cords standard.

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How to Measure Windows to order Window Blinds & Shades?

Getting the right measurements is very important! Fortunately, it’s also very simple.

Inside Mount (in your window casing)

Note:

  • Measure and write down the window width first, and height second. Because, that’s how window sizes are determined and that will be the way you need your measurements for your order.
  • Make sure your window has enough depth for the product you have chosen (see the “Mounting Requirements” section for your product). If your window does not have sufficient depth, select another

So, … WIDTH X HEIGHT.

Take 3 measures for your width,

Image shows: how to measure the inside-mount-width Sketch

If your measurements are not all the same, you should use the SMALLEST measurement and subtract ¼ inch for some wiggle room. And write the result down, this number is your width for the new window blinds, shades or shutter.

  • Measure from the top right corner to the top left corner Wall to Wall where the window is installed.
  • Do the same thing about in the middle of the window
  • And take the same measurement at the bottom.

Similar take 3 measurements for the height.

Image shows: how to measure the inside-mount-height Sketch

Measure from the top right corner, to the bottom right corner insight your window casing. Do this in the middle and on each side. If you decided to get Window Blinds or Shades there is no need to deduct anything, but if you opted out for Window Shutters you should reduce at least a ¼ Inch for sagging.

Once again, use the smallest measurement and write it down for your order. This is your window height.

The final measurement

The last measurement we need is the depth of the pocket (window casing) where the window blind will be installed (from the front edge to the window).

If you order your window blinds and shades using these dimensions, they should fit easily into place. And leave just enough room to adjust if needed.

Outside Mount (Blinds cover part of the wall edges)

Images shows how to Measure the width to order blinds for the Outside Mount
  • Measure the width and height of the area you want your blinds to cover. Your product will be made to the exact measurements you specify. For roller shades, consider adding more width than with other products.
  • Include additional height for the mounting brackets, which are up to 2 1/2″ tall.
  • Take note of obstructions like alarm systems, molding, doorknobs and deadbolts that might get in the way of your window covering. Some products are available with spacer blocks or extension brackets to help clear these obstructions.
Image shows: how to Measure the height to order blinds for the Outside Mount

Here is a Pro Tip for your Order:

Make sure you let your supplier know that you already subtracted the ¼ inch width. Also either you order a box of replacements screws to install the Window Blinds Brackets (usually you need 4 per Blind).

Or you wait for the blinds to arrive. Get a count and a sample screw for sizing. Go to your closest hardware store or building supplier like Lowe’s and buy your own screws. Because, the Screws that are supplied with the kit most times don’t do nothing but give you a headache.

In general 1-1/4 Inch long #6 Wood Screws will work. The Screw-Head must be flat, so the heads are out of the way when you insert the blind into the bracket. I personal prefer a Philips or Star Drive.

How to Install Your Window Blinds?

  • When your blinds arrive open each box and check that all the parts are there.
  • Place the right size Blinds at their window.
  • Get your Window Blinds Brackets and place one on each side of the window where you will install your Blinds.
  •  Open the bracket and install it with the opening facing you. Use two Screws for each bracket.
  • Slide the top frame of your Window Blinds into the brackets and secure them by closing each of the bracket till it locks into place
  • Install the Rod to turn the Blind Lovers and untangle the knot of the Cords
  • Test all functions by lowering the blinds and adjust your louvers as needed.
  • If all works as it should move on to the next window.

How to install standard pre-cut size Blinds on center ?

  1. Make sure they are either the same or smaller size width then your original window measurements.
  2. Next you need to measure how much empty space will be left on each side from the window casing to your blind to determine the bracket location.
  3. Measure the top channel length of your blind and add ¼ Inch make a note of it.
  4. Measure the window top width like earlier explained and write it down.
  5. Next subtract (reduce) the Channel Length from your window width.
  6. Finally divide the difference in two. That result is the minimum setback of each bracket from the window casing side.
  7. For easier install we have the extra ¼ Inch from step 3

Conclusion:

You probably already knew that Window Blinds and Shades come in a great variety. However, now you also know how to choose between the different materials. You know also have a list of Brand Name Supplier that can satisfy your desired quality or budget.

Even though the Style is still depending on your personal taste, you should now be able to make some informed window blind choices. Or at least be able to choose what matters to you most.

Hope this Guide is from help. And good luck with your project. Further you can post any questions or comments below. Thanks for Reading and Sharing   JK 🙂

Images Sources:

  • www.homedepot.com
  • www.graberblinds.com/
  • www.hunterdouglas.com/
  • www.americanblinds.com/

Beginners Guide to Interior Design and Decorating

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Beginners Guide to Interior Design and Decorating -- Practical Interior design advice that every beginner should know before decorating their home

This Beginners Guide to Interior Design & Decorating — Practical home design advice that you as well as every beginner should know before decorating their home.

You will probably agree with me, when I say, that the thought of designing your space  is very exiting. However, at the same time it can be very challenging and outright intimidating. You have an idea or maybe even a clear vision in your head. But you are not sure where to start or how to get there.

And since you’re likely a newbie to interior design, we put ourselves into your shoes and put together this beginners guide to interior design and decorating.

This handy little guide will practically enable anybody to master his or her interior design project with self-confidence and ease.

This little post can help to understand some Designer language?

This Beginners Guide practical interior design advice that every beginner should know before decorating their home.
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Coffee Themed Kitchen Decor & 15 Effortless Updates For 2020

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Discover Top Selling 15 Cute Coffee Themed Kitchen Decor

You’ll love the curation of coffee themed kitchen decor. Have fun browsing the coffee theme kitchen products like the coffee wall decor. Most Items ship for Free

PS  I love # 12

Cute Coffee Themed Kitchen Decorations & Best Sellers of 2019
Created beautiful kitchen designs.
I love how the natural light fills this space and highlights this simple but beautiful kitchen decor

FYI : Some of these products will be available in my shop and others will redirect you if you click on the attached Photo or Links.

You should also know that I sorted those products below by the amount of positive customer reviews. Because to us it matters that you are happy with your purchase.

How else could a product become a best seller. Quantity is only one factor…for example I could sell 1000 orders of product “A” and get 700 returns is not it. Where I sold only 450 of product “B” without any returns.

Further I included a few easy DIY Ideas and attached a crafty Video.

Either way… let’s just jump right into…

Discover 15 Cute Kitchen Decor Coffee Theme & Reviews

#1 Westclox 32038 Coffee Time 3-D Wall Clock

“Really like this clock–even more than I expected” – by Joanna D. (USA)

I wanted a clock for the wall between the kitchen and the living room–only, it’s a very narrow wall. I have a coffee cup theme in the kitchen and this is just perfect.

It’s a small clock and the face is more of an antique parchment color–not white as in the picture but that’s what I wanted. It’s sort of 40’s or 50’s retro and looks really good on my tan colored wall. Quite happy with it. Note: it’s small–maybe 8″ x 10″. The body is plastic but it looks very nice. 1 AA battery and a hook in back, and you’re good to go.

I have it on a wall that’s between the living room and kitchen–just the spot where I want to look to get the time. The problem with the clock on the microwave is I just can’t see it from the living room, or even across the kitchen because it’s a long room. After having this up on the wall for a month, I’ve been quite pleased with it and it’s cute as hell. I’m very happy with it!

Westclox 32038 Coffee Time 3-D 
find the details & customer review of my 15 most popular & cute coffee themed kitchen decorations
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Top Product of our Most Popular Coffee Themed Kitchen Decorations
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31 Christmas Tree Decorations & Tutorials To Create The Look You’ll Love

Image: Christmas Tree Decorations and Greeting In this post you will find alternative looks for this Year’s Christmas tree decorations. We collected these designer ideas for you, to create the look you and your family will love. Regardless what size tree you have.
Santa is in the house and adores our Christmas tree decorations!
Santa is in the house and adores our Christmas tree decorations!

Compare Christmas tree decorations masterpieces & Find tutorials to create the Holiday look your family will love. Some home made decor and something for trees of all sizes.

In this post you will find alternative looks for this Year’s Christmas tree. We collected these designer ideas for you, to create the look you and your family will love. Regardless what size tree you have.

These simple (kids play) and low cost ideas are guaranteed to breathe life into your holiday season. And hopefully bring your family closer together during these few remaining days of the year. After all, is this not what Christmas really is all about?!

No matter what your seasonal decorating style is, here you will find plenty of beloved ideas, to present your Christmas tree in its full beauty.

From home-made ribbons to your kid’s school ornaments and modern tree lighting options, these are the absolute best Christmas tree decorations that will make a perfect centerpiece for your holiday home.

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Many of these beautiful Christmas tree decorations will work on Indoor and Outdoor trees.

We also want to take this moment to wish you and your family a merry Christmas

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The Ultimate Farmhouse Decorating Guide 2020 @ Top Home Design

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Ultimate Farmhouse Decorating Guide 2020 Farmhouse Rules & Farmhouse Decorating Ideas
This  Ultimate Farmhouse Guide can help with redecoration projects. Its room by room farmhouse decorating ideas save time & keeps you on track & budget. From the farmhouse sink to a farmhouse table, this guide has farmhouse decor for any room. Are you shopping for some farmhouse bedding, or looking for some wall decor to dress up your farmhouse kitchen? You can easily find it here... We also have beautiful farmhouse chandelier and farmhouse lighting. As well as tons of farmhouse decorating Ideas for your inspiration. Have Fun creating your own unique farmhouse decor
Farmhouse Rules… still part of the farmhouse decor 2020

Y’all Love These Beautiful Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

About this Guide

This 2020 Guide can help with redecoration projects. Its room by room decorating ideas save time & keep you on track & budget. From the farmhouse sink to a coffee table, this guide has decor ideas for any room. Are you shopping for some stylish bedding, or looking for some wall decor to dress up your farmhouse living room? You can easily find it here as well …

Even if early mornings or long days of farm work aren’t you. 😉 You’ll still love the farmhouse decor ideas in this Ultimate Farmhouse Decorating Guide 2020.

We also have beautiful chandelier and other farmhouse lighting. As well as tons of farmhouse decorating Ideas for your Entryway, Living room, and Laundry areas for your inspiration.

Easy to find what you might be looking for…

Each farmhouse chapter like Kitchen or Bathroom has its sub-chapter. And you can find them all below in this farmhouse guide and just follow the links.

All of the Farmhouse Posts are packed with decorating ideas that fit your theme and should be on a budget, and in style.

Further, this farmhouse decorating guide will inspire you with tips and ideas on updating, recycling and the re-purposing of old items.

As well as I suggest new product to buy. Furthermore, you will find everything from decorating ideas and storage solutions, to inspirational Design Photos

Farmhouse kitchen look

Farmhouse Rules – What is it all about?

Rule # 1: Have Fun creating your own unique farmhouse decor


Keep in mind that the Farmhouse decoration embodies the easy conveniences of a Country Home. Even if early mornings or long days of farm work isn’t you, You’ll still love the farmhouse decor ideas in this Ultimate Farmhouse Decorating Guide 2020 😉

The trick to the farmhouse appearance is light, clean surface areas coupled with comfy furnishings and familiar accents.

Farmhouse furnishings in general show used and worn edges. As well as imperfections that reflect usage and age.

Open shelving system display practical Items like porcelain pitchers and glass vases that function as design when not in usage.

Whitewashed surfaces and commercial lighting keep the area brilliant yet low key.

If this sound like the look that you are looking for continue reading this Ultimate Farmhouse Guide to discover our suggested farmhouse decorating ideas.

Because in this Guide you can find farmhouse decor for your foyer to the laundry room and anything in between.

Below you can find the list of chapters that makes this farmhouse decorating guide.

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Delta Windemere Collection A Bathroom Suite Update @ top-home-design

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About the Delta Windemere Collection

Windemere is now available as a full bath suite. The Delta Windemere Collection, This Delta collection offers Windemere bath faucets, Delta Shower Faucet, matching Windemere towel ring & towel racks as well as a Windemere robe hook

The collection offers high-quality products which remain price-competitive. Windemere new bathroom suite. 

Further, is the Oil Rubbed Bronze Delta Windemere Bath Faucets are very versatile, and a sweet addition to your bathroom design that you can rely on.

You can choose from Polished Chrome, or Stainless Steel, and the Oil Rubbed Bronze color finish.

Not only are they a beautiful and cost-effective choice for your bath.

But also a smart choice for your home and the environment as well. Because all of Delta Faucets are WaterSense Certified

By being WaterSense Certified means this faucet uses at least 20% less water than the industry standard.

So the Delta Windemere Faucet is helping you to save without any loss of performance or style.

 

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Farmhouse Wall Decor – Top Selected Products from Our Brands

Farmhouse Wall Decor - Top Selected Products from Our Brands Compare Prices on farmhouse wall decor Shop Floating Shelves ,farmhouse wall art, Sings & farmhouse wreath. You'll love your New Farmhouse Lighting & Decor
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Rustic coffee bar sign – Yep…that’s me

So you are on a quest and looking for something truly unique and special for your Farmhouse Decor. Compare our prices of farmhouse wall decor, Shop for floating shelves, farmhouse lighting, vintage sings or farmhouse wallpaper & wreath. Free Shipping on orders over $25.

And if you have any questions or can’t find what you are looking for just drop us a line. And we get back with you as soon as we can, to see how we can be from service.

Farmhouse Wall Decor

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Nice arrow wall decor. Love how they look in my fam room. Delivered in perfect condition this set of 3 arrows has that rustic look that gives your space a homey feeling.
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2020 Farmhouse Kitchen Decor & Best Design Ideas

 Best Farmhouse Sink, browse farmhouse dining set.  Discover Farmhouse Kitchen Decor,  farmhouse antiques & modern chandelier.  Learn more about farmhouse decor & farmhouse kitchen Compare prices and design of our top rated farmhouse sink &  farmhouse kitchen Sink or farmhouse bathroom vanity. Find farmhouse laundry room sink and farmhouse laundry room design ideas  Get ideas for your farmhouse bathroom project.  And the Lowest Prices Online
Source: rusticlovers.com Great Example for a fully decked out Farmhouse Kitchen decor … agree? Wow! look at these farmhouse modern chandelier

Are you ready for your Kitchen Tune-up ?

Do you like this warm & cozy feeling when you are in your kitchen too? If so, a farmhouse kitchen decor theme will do the trick. Discover why farmhouse is my style. Buy Only The Best Farmhouse Sink , browse farmhouse dining table & set. Discover Farmhouse Kitchen Decor, farmhouse antiques & modern chandelier. Get Lowest Prices Online & Free Shipping Continue reading

Great Country Kitchen Theme Simply By Importing This Rooster Decor

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There is a Rooster in my Country Kitchen

Import any of the 53 Rooster Decor Ideas for country kitchen theme. You’ll love our country curtains & the country style kitchen decor for walls & more … Discover farm animal accessories, chicken gadgets & rooster decoration ideas for your kitchen designs. And don’t forget our collection of country kitchen window valances and kitchen window treatment

Learn how to create aged finishes, primitive furnishings and what colors will recreate the look of any French or English country home.

In this article you will find tips and products on:

  • How to turn a kitchen into a country kitchen
  • country kitchen
  • window decor
  • country kitchen decoration
  • color and country kitchen design
  • country style kitchen furniture
  • kitchen decoration for walls
  • country style kitchen countertops
  • rooster design floor mat’s & kitchen rugs
  • country rooster decor
  • kitchen decorations
  • country decor for counter
  • table-top kitchen decorating ideas
  • ideas for window curtain
  • country design kitchen curtains
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Best Kitchen Island | 2020 Kitchen Island Design Ideas

130 of the Best Kitchen Island No matter If you  building a new kitchen or update an old one. You need to include some of our best kitchen island design ideas.
Discover 130 of the Best Kitchen Island & Kitchen Island Design Ideas

What are The Best Kitchen Island Design For Modern Kitchens and Small Kitchen?

Browse 130 of the Best Kitchen Island of the last decade, No matter If you’re building a new kitchen or update an old one. You need to include some of our best kitchen island design ideas in your kitchen Counter Space.
And you are not alone, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. Over 70% of home buyers desire a kitchen island.

Compare country kitchen island & rustic kitchen island styles. Choose from custom-built & portable kitchen Cooking Island Design, compare prices of top rated products in our online shop. You can Enjoy the Video & browse our Photos.

What is even more pressing is that of those homeowners, 50% consider it an essential.
This makes it obvious to us, that including a Kitchen Island is a sound and monetary investment.

Therefore, we collected great Kitchens with Island Design Ideas from around the web for your inspiration. And edited our 111 Kitchen Island Ideas Pictures Video. We also included kitchen island design ideas for small spaces as bonus in this video.

You will further find in this article, Kitchen Design Ideas & Tips to make your kitchen update a raving success as well. We will give you ideas for kitchen islands with seating. And show you kitchen islands with butcher block top as well as stone tops

And I would love to invite you to browse the pictures of gorgeous kitchens with islands for layout ideas and design ideas for kitchen cabinets

Watch the Kitchen Island Ideas & Designs Video below!

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4 Simple To Follow Designer Steps To Design Your Own Home Interior

In this fun & easy Trivia Picture Quiz we will show you a Photo Quiz. And all you have to do is click your favorite trivia picture.

4 Simple Steps To Your Best Home Design - design your own dream home design like a interior designer

You can tweak your home design like a pro

4 Simple Steps To Design Your Dream Home

By Juergen Kuhlmann July 19, 2019, for top-home-design.com

Regardless if you are trying to reproduce a penthouse look from your favorite movie, or simply design your dream home interior for a fresh look.

At this point you are probably wondering what the best way to re-design your home is?

However, before we start to design your home interior. I want to state that interior designers worked hard for their education and even harder at their jobs. Therefore, let’s be clear about this…

There is no doubt in my mind that you can design your own dream home and have it looks a like you are an Interior Designer.

Just keep in mind, that it takes an eye for details & a skill set, to pull the room’s features together. You need the experience to create a space that is beautiful and functional as well.

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The Epic 2020 Teen Bedroom Ideas Are Cheap & Teen Approved

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Need ideas for your teen’s bedroom?. Here are the 25 most popular & Teens approved bedroom idea for teenagers. 85% of our surveyed teenager loved these decorated teenage rooms. Browse Photos to get yor teens room decoration started… Enjoy your Teens Bedroom Design Makeover project and good luck with it .

What are the most popular 2020 teen bedroom ideas?

Room ideas for teens bedroom that you love so much you are willing to trade.

Here must be the answer, because 85% of the surveyed teenager loved at least some of these teen bedroom ideas in 2020. Browse these ideas now, and discover cool teenage boys rooms and inspiring teen girl room ideas.

Enjoy your Teens Bedroom Design Makeover project and good luck with it .

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13 Bathroom Decoration Trends For 2020 That Top Designers Agree on.

Discover the Top 13 Bathroom Decorating Trends for 2020 that Top Designers Agree on & What the Top Designer on Elle Decor, freshome and other home decor publications say

Gorgeous Bathroom that reflects the 2020 Bathroom Decorating Trends & Design Ideas that Top Designers Agree on & What the Top Designer on Elle Decor, freshome and other publications talk about.
2020 Bathroom Decorating Trends & Design Ideas Top Designers Agree on

You are wondering how to update your bathroom decor today and keep it trendy past the next years. Here you will find 13 biggest Bathroom decorating trends for 2020. Each mentioned in most if not all the top ten publications.

I based this roundup article on the findings in the top 10 interior design blogs like Elle Décor, And Freshome.com

Let’s get started with the  Bathroom decor ideas for 2020 that Top Designers Agree On

#1. Of the Bathroom Decoration Trends For 2020 – Art Deco

#1. Of the 2020 Bathroom Decorating Trends - Art Deco  Art Deco influences tak place inthis gorgeous new bathtubs Kohler & Waterworks the here found exposed brass plumbing will create the luxurious flair
Art Deco influences take place in this gorgeous new bathtub from Kohler or Waterworks The here found exposed brass plumbing is what creates the luxurious flair

If you are looking for 2020 bathroom decorating trends or other future decor, it is a good idea to look at what the big supplier recently published.

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Simple New House Decorating Ideas & How To Decorate A New Home

Loft in New Yorker Apartment
Loft in New Yorker Apartment

Congratulations, it’s the end of moving day…

You are Finally in your new house, now you need a simple guide with new house decorating ideas & how to decorate a new home tips. Simply follow this decorating guide. And complete your home one room at a time.

Yes, You did it. You’ve finally moved into your brand-new house, unloaded the boxes, arranged and reorganized the furnishings, hung a couple of things on the walls.

Seems funny, however, you have in fact simply completed the first step to decorate your brand-new house.

Hmmm… You know, or think you know, how you like your rooms to feel. Maybe you even know what they should look like. Either way you simply don’t know how to get there from these currently white walls in your place.

You want to create something new out of your old things. Something terrific, comfy and inviting.

Well, for now your dream room only appears in one of these home magazines or Online Photos, that you discovered and fell in love with.

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decorative-wall-sconces & mirror

However, this is about to change…if you follow this easy little guide here.

You have no need to worry. Once you finished reading this article and maybe followed some of my links to more sources. You will be much closer to that place you call home. You know the one, that has your name written all over it.

And it will all be filled with the look, feel and style that your heart desires.

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21 Most Popular Bedroom Ideas @ Top Home Design

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If you are looking for some home decor with sweet bedroom setting ideas. You are in the right Spot. Here you find our 21 Most Popular Bedroom Ideas Photos that produce thousands of likes every day. Talking about an inspiration to get your bedroom decoration started…

The Bedroom Home Decor gets often neglected and forgotten because we only spend our time sleeping in there. However, if you have a nice bedroom decor you can easily keep the bedroom door open even if unexpected visitor arrive.

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Home Renovation Contract Fraud – Consumer Protection

Most of these tasks are accomplished by service professionals and the scope of their work, as well as the costs, are listed in the Home Renovation Contract
Don’t Rush Into Any Home Renovation Contract!

Consumer Protection – Home Remodeling and Repair

For most consumers, the home they own and live in is their largest and most important investment. Adding improvements, repairing damage, and keeping up with routine maintenance are all part of the smart consumer’s effort to protect and increase the value of this important asset. Most of these tasks are accomplished by service professionals and the scope of their work, as well as the associated costs, are listed in the Home Renovation Contract

Scammers know you’ll spend money to improve your home. Be sure you know how to protect yourself, and you should familiarize yourself with common home improvement scams.

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