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Are You Going to the Super Bowl?

 

Football fans like to do seemingly crazy things, such as painting their bodies to match the color of their favorite team during a game or having a tailgate party in the Midwest, in December. It should be no surprise that football fans may wish to decorate a room in their homes as a shrine to their favorite teams or players.

 

Make a jersey the focal point of the room. If you have Colin Kaepernick’s jersey, you can hang it on the center of one wall, which is painted 49ers scarlet. Surround it with pennants programs and tickets. Why not frame a newspaper headline from the morning after his Super Bowl game and hang it above his jersey.

 

In bedrooms, the bed is, obviously, the centerpiece. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to find NFL bedding in all sizes.Continentalwindowfashions.com offers San Francisco 49ers NFL sports bedding, window treatments and accessories. Now you can show your true colors when you decorate your bedroom with your favorite teams colors and logos. Sports Coverage NFL  bedding, comforters and pillows come in two different styles. You can choose from “Locker Room” or “Sidelines” style. Spruce up the bed more by adding football pillows. If you really want to get creative, use goal posts for the headboard.

 

Adding accessories doesn’t have to be daunting. You can find NFL logo rugs from the My Team® indoor and outdoor area rugs and door mat collection by Milliken and create the excitement of NFL game day all year long. How about football lamps, picture frames, wall hangings or even drapes with the official San Francisco 49ers logo and colors. If there’s a bathroom attached, you can even decorate there by adding an NFL team logo shower curtain and trash can. Add even more sporty fun with novelty drawer pulls and sports related clocks. Display footballs and football gear on shelves. Lockers make great storage space for clothes, shoes, and toys. Paint the lockers to match the color scheme of the room. You can even use smaller lockers as nightstands.

 

So make your sports fan happy, and outfit his room in his favorite team colors and logos. It’s a sure win!

Color Psychology 1.0

We often look at the home décor process as a simple matter of what looks attractive. However, advocates of the feelings evoked by color  believe that the colors you use choose for your home can have a profound effect on the emotional welfare of you and your family.
Color is a universal language. The color you chose for your walls isn’t just a matter of artistic perception. It’s a tool that can influence behavior and emotion. If you like the idea of using color to create an emotionally healthy home, first consider the primary function of each room. Then pick a base color. Although it can’t be scientifically proven, some shades work better than others at inspiring certain activities.
In the living room and foyer warm colors such as yellows, and oranges, and the earth tones like brown and beige work well because they’re thought to stimulate conversation, to encourage people to sit around and talk. Because they invoke warmth, they encourage the connection with other people. Cassidy West curtain panels come in calming shades of chocolate, blue-brown and wheat, and come in cotton, polyester and flannel, giving you a good jumping point for your warm and encouraging space.
If you have fond memories of hanging out in the kitchen when you were a child, it might make sense to recreate that color scheme in your own kitchen. If there’s no particular color scheme (gold and avocado don’t count) that you remember fondly, reds and yellows can be great colors in the kitchen. But beware if you’re s keeping tabs on your food intake, as well as  stimulating conversation, reds may prompt you to eat more!, Think about your favorite fast food  restaurants; the restaurant industry has long recognized the appetite-stimulating power of a red decor. However, since it’s stimulating to the appetite, red is great for a formal dining room. Not only will it encouraging conversation, it sharpens the appetites of your guests and may even make them think you are a better cook.
The bedroom is the sanctuary where you go to relax and reconnect. Cool colors found in the blue, green and lavender families are thought to have a calming effect. The darker the shade, the more pronounced the. For a serene environment, a glacier blue with mixed with chrome accents is just the ticket.

 

Rebirth of the Window

 

The term “Renaissance” actually means “rebirth.” It refers specifically to the rebirth of learning that began in Italy in the fourteenth century, spreading to the north, including England by the sixteenth century, and then ending in the mid-seventeenth century. This period was witness to an enormous renewal of interest in and study of classical antiquity.

 
Yet the Renaissance was also an age of new discoveries, both geographic (exploration of the New World) and intellectual. Each kind of discovery resulted in changes of tremendous import for Western civilization. In science Copernicus attempted to prove that the sun rather than the earth was at the center of the planetary system. In religion, Martin Luther challenged and ultimately caused the division of one of the major institutions that had united Europe throughout the Middle Ages–the Church. As a matter of fact, Renaissance thinkers often thought of themselves as ushering in the modern age, as distinct from the ancient and medieval eras.

 

Just as the Renaissance represented a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries, you too can introduce a renaissance into your home.

 

The new custom Renaissance collection from Kirsch features designer-inspired color palettes, exquisite textures and beautiful fabrics that reflect timeless fashion and sophisticated style. They have created a collection of decorative hardware with a modern upgrade and an old world look and feel. Royal etiquette and majestic wealth come to mind when selecting this hardware. Handcrafted wood and resin pieces in the 2 inch diameter really make a statement. Show everyone you know exactly how to dress a window with this beautiful Renaissance drapery hardware from Kirsch.

 

Kirsch also offers a broad variety of quality Decorative Wood Drapery Hardware in 1 3/8 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch diameters. The Wood Trends Collection offers finishes and styles to match just about any decor, and the contemporary Wood Trends Urban Comfort Collection provides a sleek, modern alternative. Seeking an elegant, classic look? Consider the beautiful designs and finishes in the Renaissance Collection.

 

True to the tradition, each piece of the Wood Trends collection is classically styled in rich colors to coordinate with other wood furnishings in the home. Kirsch has also given new life to a style from a period filled with stories of royal etiquette, majestic wealth and incredible artistry. Beautifully finished and adorned with handcrafted finial designs, the Wood Trends Renaissance Collection manifests views of supremacy.

 

Whatever your take on the rebirth of your windows, Kirsch will lead the way.

New Year, New Look

 

The New Year is coming faster and faster, it’s time to get the house ready for a fresh start. One of the harder rooms in the house to decorate is the bathroom.  It’s simple if you look at the common denominator: the bathroom window. By dressing it with a beautiful valance, a colorful roman shade, or plantation wood you can enhance and relax the room, even as you keep the busy world at bay.

Window treatments are as diverse as the sizes of windows they cover, and a unique designer look can be achieved that will fit your budget. In the bathroom, mini-blinds are often paired with valances. The blind offers concealment, and the valance adds warmth to the room. Stylish ready –made valances especially those that are lined can be purchased relatively inexpensively leaving the remainder of the budget for an elegant rod and a store-bought mini-blind. Most simple drapery hardware with decorative finials can be used as a valance rod. Graber Adjustable Cafe  hardware is designed to complement their  decorative Traverse Rod Collection. The cafe  rod sets include the necessary hardware for installation.

If you are looking for a more stream lined effect, Gila privacy window tint has a frosted look that allows you to look out but keeps others from being able to  look in, or perhaps you want a more decorative window. Floral etched glass in a design that coordinates with a wide variety of decorating motifs can be easily added with to any window or glass door with Etched Art Window Film adhesive-free, vinyl film. The film  adheres to smooth glass or plastic through the use of static electricity, without glue or adhesives and is completely reusable. Etch Art window films incorporate real glass for an authentic sparkle and shimmer. Not only does the film enhance the décor of your room while providing privacy, it helps reduce heat and saves energy. Steam and moisture will not affect these window films so it’s also great for the shower door.

If you want to repeat the mini blind theme in your bathroom, you can pair them with valances or with café curtains. If the valance is being hung on a rod, make sure you have enough material to cover the required area including any additional length needed to wrap the material if needed. When attempting to lengthen a window or make it appear larger, avoid covering a large amount of glass. To minimize the appearance of a window, use a longer style of valance that provides more glass coverage. It will not only provide privacy but will let in lots of light through the upper half of the window. I would not recommend hanging long curtains or draperies in the bathroom or powder room because they will get wet and moldy. A window treatment that uses a variety of textures, from fabric to wood would be better. Valances should not cover more than the top third of the window.

What’s next on our New Year’s reboot? Let’s stroll through the house and see!

A Pretty Detail for Lovely Windows…

 

If you’ve longed for a romantic country inn look for your interiors, try the simple freshness of white lace curtains. With paired with jewel toned holiday ornaments nestled on the window sill, they are simple, traditional and beautiful.
White lace curtains are appropriate in nearly every room in the house. They are a fresh alternative to heavy drapes and mini-blinds. Hang them alone where you do not need nighttime privacy or light control, use them over simple window shades or blinds, or hang them under fabric panels that will draw closed at night.
The fullness of lace curtains should be a minimum of 1 1/2 to 3 times the width of the window. In other words, if your window is 24″ wide, the curtain panel should be between 36″ and 72″ wide. In general, the more sheer the fabric, the more fullness may be needed; additional fullness will often give more window coverage.
While lace has associations with country cottage styles, it carries formal roots from drawing rooms and works well in traditional or antique settings.

 
Following are a few suggestions to decorate with lace curtains that are sure to create the preferred effect:

*Add decorative tiebacks to each side of window frames to increase the window treatment options. Select something whimsical, such as an animal or something traditional, such as a knob or disk.
*Integrate the lace curtains with the room’s furnishings by adding a valance. Select one that picks up a primary color from the room’s furnishings

*Arrange well-established potted palm near the lace curtains to make the most of the filtered light and bring more nature into the decorating scheme. Tropical plants such as bromeliads and African violets do well in filtered light. It’s also a great place for your Christmas tree. From the street the lights will shine with a filtered glow.
*When hanging lace curtains or sheers use a translucent rod to keep the harshness of the metal showing. The Graber Collection offers a 2 1/2 Inch Clear / Frost Dauphine Rods that will hold the curtains securely, yet not stand out through the lace.

A-Z Window treatments and Curtain Hardware. QUIZ

 

You’ve made all the way through the A-Z Window Treatment lessons! Ready for a Quiz?
1. Narrow tubular pleats, used on stationery panels
2. Sheer under curtains that hang next to the window
3. A flat paneled fabric shade that folds up into accordion pleats
4. A drapery header with a series of large cylindrically shaped pleats
5. Decorative fabric sashes that hold drapery panels open
6. A fabric shade that pulls up into soft swags
7. A very full fabric shade often sewn with inverted pleats between each swag
8. Sewn to form a reverse box pleat
9. An milky looking layer sewn inside a drapery to block light
10. A shallow decorative box designed to conceal drapery hardware
11. Decorative embellishment attached to each end of a curtain rod
12. A large cornice piece that entirely frames a window
13. A fabric window topper typically 12 to 18 inches long
14. A channel sewn to the top or bottom of a curtain
15. A window treatment of fabric swathed over the top of a window
16. Short curtains hanging from a curtain rod
17. The place on each side of a window where a drapery folds back when fully opened
18. Length from the front of a drapery rod back to the wall
19. A cascade of fabric hanging down the sides of a window

 

A. Pencil pleats
B. Goblet pleats
C. Roman Shade
D. Glass curtains
E. Inverted pleats
F. Blackout lining
G. Tiebacks
H. Roman shade
I. Balloon shade
J. Austrian shade
K. Finial
L. Jabot
M. Lambrequin
N. Return
O. Stackback
P. Swag
Q. Café curtains
R. Rod pocket
S. Cornice
T. Valance

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Choosing a Rug for Your Home

 

Momeni New Wave rugs celebrate the intricate tapestry that depicts the influences of Abstract Expressionism, Art Deco and Vienna Succession. Needless to say, these beautiful rugs can easily become the ultimate centerpiece in your home.

Momeni features over 500 area rug designs, with each design giving off an original and distinct appeal. These highly coveted collections easily set them apart from the rest of the competition and give any buyer real value for their money. There is nothing like a plush area rug to give real value and distinction to any type of interior. With a great number of area rugs of every possible shade and design, you can easily find one to best suit your preference and design requirements. The Momeni New Wave rugs celebrate the intricate tapestry that depicts the influences of Abstract Expressionism, Art Deco and Vienna Succession. Needless to say, these beautiful rugs can easily become the ultimate centerpiece in your home.

Momeni features over 500 area rug designs, with each design giving off an original and distinct appeal. These highly coveted collections easily set them apart from the rest of the competition and give any buyer real value for their money. There is nothing like a plush area rug to give real value and distinction to any type of interior. With a great number of area rugs of every possible shade and design, you can easily find one to best suit your preference and design requirements.

The choice of rugs and carpets is considered to be a momentous and critical decision. Rugs and carpets play an important role in enhancing and complementing the overall look and feel of the interior furnishings. They beautifully set the stage for your furniture but it can also stick out like a sore thumb if you make a mistake.
The trick lies in knowing how to choose. You have to keep a lot of things in mind while deciding on the ideal area rug for your home. You have to consider the color, texture and the design, and how snugly they fit into the general decor of your room before you buy your area rug.

 

Color:
The color of the rug you choose must be in concert with the color of the room you’re going to place it in; coordinating the colors creates a bond between your room and the rug. One third of a room’s color is dominated by the color of the floor covering
Design:
After color, the design of the area rug becomes important. While area rugs as a whole are an extension of the owner’s personality; the design of the rug can easily be termed as the most visual way of achieving that. Be it contemporary or traditional, both styles account for your self-expression and taste. Geometric patterns are best suited for modern settings; whereas traditional floral patterns are the ones you can use to enhance an English garden feel. When mixing patterns, it is important to remember that either the color or the pattern should be in sync with each other. This helps in binding the décor of your rooms. Another thing to note is that patterned area rugs are far better at hiding stains than solid colors. So you may want to place one under your dining table, where spills are likely to occur!
Texture:
The texture of an area rug matters a lot when choosing the right one, too. It is the key piece of the puzzle that adds to the room’s warmth. The way the rug feels, literally adds to the feel of the room. For example, a wool rug will add warmth and definition to a room that has shiny or smooth surfaces.

 

The Momeni collections will satisfy everyone’s design esthetic, and will never sacrifice style or quality. The bold, rich colors and sleek, chic designs of these collections are available in a wide range of size,shape and color, and come as runners, circles and octagons. Whether you are searching for the perfect area rug for your nursery, home, office or outdoor space the Momeni Collection has something for everyone adult, teen and infants alike, and Continental Window Fashions is proud to make the line available to you. With free shipping orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday – Friday, Continental Widow Fashions strives to make your ordering experience as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call toll free at 866-375-4500.

Add Color to Your White Room


When pulling together a room, keep in mind how color will impact your mood. While some people seem to be less affected than others, a general rule of thumb about colors is that:

* Green is tranquil
* Reds and oranges are energetic
* Yellow is the happy color.
* White is considered pure, though stark.

You’ve probably heard that the style and color of your curtains can make or break the look of your home. It is difficult to visualize the post-curtain effect in a room. Consider these tips adding a spark within the four walls of your room.
Pattern
Single-tone walls don’t need to be boring. Try using patterned curtains. Stripes and solid colors or dominant colors that shout depth – like a dark orange, brown and yellow striped curtain when used along with a background of earthy light brown wall add interest to your room.
Color
Try teaming bright bold curtains with plain single toned walls. Are you trapped within white walls? Perhaps you live in a rental unit and can’t paint – hang boldly colored curtains! Imagine dark traditional wooden furniture, white walls, and a deep shade of claret on the curtains. This room is now shouting style and charisma!
Accent
If you are looking toward window treatments for panache rather than function, mount decorative curtain hardware and hang a long swag across it. ONA Wrought Iron Curtain Hardware Company would be an excellent choice. ONA brings designer style and extraordinary affordable value together with their classic collection of wrought iron drapery hardware. ONA drapery hardware is handmade individually and finished exactly to your specifications using their standard finishes our custom made.
Sheer curtains are also a lovely way to add style. Choose a curtain rod from ONA with a beautiful finial to accent the curtains sheers. Sheers do not block out light or provide privacy, but they are a beautiful airy addition to a room. You can add your own crafty touches with embroidery or ribbons to further enhancing their decorative appeal.

Continental Window Fashions is proud to offer the ONA collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Color and Texture Reflexs Your Style.

Curtains play a very important role in how you feel about a room. Think curtains don’t matte? Go to any room in your house and remove the curtains. Toss a dark blanket over the curtain rod. See the difference? Not only does it look different at the window, it impacts how the rest of the room looks and probably makes you feel differently about the room.

So what kind of curtains should you buy? Start by analyzing the room, what are you going to do there, what are your needs and existing or planned color schemes. A room’s decor begins with color selection, do you want vivid or earthy, light or dark? Your curtains and curtain rods will emphasize the mood you want to create as well as offer privacy, temperature and light control. Take a look at a color charts to help you make your decisions. The opposite color in a similar tone will accent the other. For example a deep red curtain lining will make forest green curtains pop. Your curtain rods help to determine which fabrics to use. House Parts Draper y Hardware captures the aesthetic qualities of European and American elegance and craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces.

Artistic and technical knowledge, as well as an ability and skill in mold making of the many artisans promises unique construction and hand finished individual pieces. If using an ornate rod, such as in the garden room, choose solid curtains. The ski-pole style rods are sleek and straight, so a print fabric will not clash with them. House Parts Decorative Drapery Hardware products include stylish poles, finials, brackets, rings, tiebacks and medallions with a variety of finishes to enable you to add a personal touch to your window covering decor. This drapery hardware is classic, contemporary, traditional and retro, a beautiful accessory to any home decor. All pieces are hand-cast and hand-finished. Inherent variations add to the unique and individual charm of each piece.

Texture will give interest to your curtains. Try multiple weights and textures, or you may prefer fabrics that are similar. Heavy highly-ornamented brocade maybe too heavy for the garden room! But a light-weight, airy fabric would work well. A heavy fabric complements the sleek look of the ski-pole type curtain rods and lends an interesting contrast. There are many pattern designs today that have co-ordinates that you can mix and match borders, fabrics, wallpapers, borders even bed linen. This is a simple, can’t go wrong way to use pattern since a designer has already made the choices and selections for you. A general rule for pattern is to not let it overwhelm the space. It can be a focal point of a room but ensure that there is a balance with the rest of the room so the weight of the pattern doesn’t look lopsided.

Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. House Parts Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Color the view from your windows with Kirsch

According to Weirdfacts.com, “The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by their 10th birthday.” If anyone in your family is home today looking out their window creating wondrous works of art, shouldn’t they be doing it through a window styled with Kirsch Decorative Wooden Hardware?

Whether you are looking out your living room window, or you’re peering in from the sidewalk, Kirsch creates extraordinary views from the inside out. New custom shades collections feature designer-inspired color palettes, stunning textures and beautiful fabrics that reflect timeless fashion and sophisticated style.

Kirsch offers a broad variety of quality Decorative Wood Drapery Hardware in 1 3/8 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch diameters. The Wood Trends Collection offers finishes and styles to match just about any decor, and the contemporary Wood Trends Urban Comfort Collection provides a sleek, modern alternative. Seeking an elegant, classic look? Consider the beautiful designs and finishes in the Renaissance Collection.

True to the tradition, each piece of the Wood Trends collection is classically styled in rich colors to coordinate with other wood furnishings in the home. Kirsch has also given new life to a style from a period filled with stories of royal etiquette, majestic wealth and incredible artistry. Beautifully finished and adorned with handcrafted finial designs, the Wood Trends Renaissance Collection manifests views of supremacy.
So color your world. Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add something special to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. Kirsch Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.