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You’re Going to the Super Bowl Too!


Football fans do like to do seemingly crazy things. They painting their bodies to match the color of their favorite team during a game or having a tailgate party in the Northeast, 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 Joe Flacco’s jersey, you can hang it on the center of one wall, which is painted Raven’s Purple. Surround it with pennants programs and tickets. Why not frame a newspaper headline from the morning after his Super Bowl win 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 offers Baltimore Ravens 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 sports 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 Raven’s 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!

Create a Retreat with Color

What’s your fantasy master bath? Is it pristine, simple and straightforward? Or s something more luxurious, a spa-like setting? It doesn’t really matter which amenities you choose, it’s your color choice that will be vital in setting the right mood. Most people choose a space that is as restful and relaxing as a warm bubble bath. This usually means a calming color palette filled with greens and blues, soft hues and subtle neutrals.

Some color schemes are more soothing than others, more natural if you will. Greens and blues, from the cooler side of the color palette, are evocative of the variegated colors of the Caribbean. The bathroom isn’t a place for electric blues or bright greens but rather, use softer tints like sea foam greens and aqua blues. Not only are these tones refreshing, they also visually drop the temperature a few degrees, isn’t that nice in a room associated with hot baths and steamy showers?
When choosing fixtures, pick those in the neutral hues like white and biscuit, and add in more color with the flooring, accessories and wall treatments. Blues and greens are very soothing, just like the ocean and sky. To warm them up use brown wood tones, those are chocolate in hue.
You may want to bring color into the bathroom in less expected ways, too. Light blue could come from a piece of granite or a pale green from textured glass tiles. To incorporate extra color is important but you should also have texture and interesting surfaces, too.

You can create a feminine atmosphere with peaches and pinks, or a fresh look by using lemony yellow. Try surrounding your space with lavender tones, then go one step further with some aromatherapy in the guise of lavender-scented candles.

If a spa-like experience is what you are looking for, wrap the whole room in white — white tiled walls, floors, fixtures and cabinetry, marble countertops, and even white towels and robes. Be careful though, white can become sterile looking. To make things interesting, use elements that aren’t all the same shade of white. Warm things up a bit with soft yellows or creams and some touches of gold or warm sage greens.

Remember, a soothing scheme is in the eye of the beholder. There aren’t really any bad colors, just be careful where you use them. Visit Continental Window Fashions at to see some beautiful accent mirrors. To add to your newly decorated room.  Decorative mirrors can provide the finishing touch to your room. Continental can offer you a decorative mirror to fit any décor. Iron Art by Orion’s Diamante Reflections has a wide variety with both wrought iron mirrors and wooden framed mirrors .Many of their products look like antique mirrors and come in several shapes from small round mirrors to large decorative mirrors. Howard Elliott also offers unique round wall mirrors and intricate ornate mirrors.

A Color Adventure

Color is a powerful tool that can be used to create the illusion of space, inspire emotions, and set the mood or atmosphere for any room. When used with interior or exterior painting, color psychology is a wonderful way to create a healthy and beautiful home.

*Yellow is often thought of in terms of happiness and optimism. It activates memory, stimulates your nervous system and promotes creativity. Try implementing a sunshine yellow and toning it down with white accents.

*If a bright yellow isn’t your style, try a neutral pale shade. It is airy and relaxing, and as a bonus, gives the appearance of a larger room.

*Red immediately suggests passion and romance. It adds drama when used generously or warms up a space when used with a slight hand. At the same time, red-orange balances cool blue and instantly warms up a space.

*Pink isn’t only for little girls. This pithy color is much more adaptable than you may think. A vibrant pink-orange color combination will to bring a playful touch to any room without making it feel too youthful. However, if you want to add pink to a girl’s room while keeping a sophisticated look, try a saturated peony shade. It will add energy yet still keep a feminine look.

*Not many people choose orange because picking the right shade can be overwhelming. Try a deep orange, or terra-cotta in a home office to keep it energized by day and comfy by night.

If you are not sure where to begin on your color journey, pick a favorite color from a piece of artwork, a rug, some dishes or an accessory or furniture piece as a main color or accent. Try experimenting t in a powder room, a small hall or on an accent wall. Chose an area that’s quick to do so you can see your results quickly and be able to proceed, or change it. See this process as an adventure with a wonderful prize at the end.

A-Z Window Treatments and Curtain Hardware Part VII



Are you interested in learning even more about window coverings and curtain hardware? These terms will help you become more informed about wrought iron and wooden drapery hardware. This is the last segment of your go-to guide to curtain and drapery hardware.

Window Scarf: A long piece of fabric casually draped over a pole or rod at the top of a window much like a valance. The center is gently pulled down to create a soft curve.
Wrought Iron Rod Sets: Looking for a complete line that includes everything from iron rings and brackets to several different finial choices? LJB Wrought Iron Drapery Hardware designs wrought iron drapery rods, finials, brackets and curtain rod rings. All finials, brackets and rings are solid wrought iron and are available in a variety of sizes. All wrought iron curtain rods can be cut to size, these are not telescopic. Need 110 double curtain rods? No problem, you can order extra-long curtain rods up to 16 feet from LJB.
Wooden Drapery Hardware and Curtain Rods: One of the largest selections of wooden drapery hardware can only be found Continental Window Fashions. They feature wooden drapery rods from all the major manufacturers like Kirsch, Paris Texas, and the Finial Company. First you can select your choice of wood poles, then the wood drapery rod brackets followed by the wooden curtain rings of your choice. To finish off your wood drapery hardware you can also select the available wood curtain rod finials or simple wood end caps. Its mix and match at its best!
Wooden Hardware from the Finial Company: Custom wooden drapery hardware items are hand finished to your specifications. They start with unfinished high quality raw materials and finish everything from your order at once to match perfectly. If you’re looking to make a statement with your window treatments, the Finial Company is the way to go with literally hundreds of combinations to choose from.
Wooden Hardware from Kirsch Buckingham Drapery Hardware: Kirsch Buckingham wooden drapery hardware is all hand finished and custom order only. This is Kirsch’s high end wooden drapery hardware collection. Kirsch offers a large selection of decorative curtain rods, finials, rings, brackets, hold-backs and sconces. If you’re looking for drapery hardware to match your exquisite taste, then look no further. Available in 1 3/8 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch diameters.
Wooden Traverse Rods from Kirsch Estate: Kirsch Estate Ultra wooden traverse rods emphasize sophistication while traversing heavy weight draperies of up to 56 pounds. Indulge your imagination with the numerous finials and finish selections that coordinate with the Kirsch Buckingham collection.
All of the Estate Ultra traverse rods come complete with the necessary brackets and 3 traverse slides.
Wooden Trends Collection from Kirsch: 1 3/8″ Wood Trends drapery hardware collection is one of the best-selling wooden drapery hardware lines in the United States. Kirsch’s reputation for quality curtain rods is obvious in number of components offered, such as swivel sockets, hidden brackets, wooden elbows and decorative hold-backs.
Wooden Somerset Collection from Paris Texas: The Paris Texas Somerset Collection is a breathtaking collection inspired by the architectural elements found for centuries in the gardens of England. Picture Somerset Collection filling the window niches of your home with design inspiration taken from classic urns, benches and statuary.
Wooden Collection from Robert Allen Costume: Antique hatpins discovered in a Paris antique market were the inspiration for this collection. The use of opaque and translucent materials in classic forms is a luxury for your home.
Wooden Vesta Highland Timber 2 3/4 Inch Collection: Vesta’s Highland Timber 2 3/4″ collection features a gallery of masterfully carved wood finials and drapery hardware accessories. All components are made available as unfinished and in stain-grade so that they become the blank canvas for your own unique interpretations.

Curtains or Drapes?



The words “curtains” and “drapes” are used almost interchangeably these days. In professional vernacular, drapes are usually long, heavy window coverings that are lined, while curtains are lighter window coverings that provide some privacy,and filter the sunlight . But to most people, drapes and curtains are the same thing.


Originally, drapes and curtains did not refer to the treatments themselves but rather to the people who crafted them. Drapers were merchants who sold fabrics and materials for making the window treatments, which in turn were purchased by curtain makers who went from house to house to cut, drape and hang the fabric. The word curtain comes from the Latin “cortina,”  a partial veil or covering.


When choosing curtains, it doesn’t matter whether the window treatments are described as curtains or drapes, but rather do they fit your particular need. If your main purpose in purchasing curtains is to add privacy, look for heavy curtains with a lining that will completely cover the window necessary. If you want curtains to block sunlight or nighttime light, choose curtains that are lined with blackout material. If you like the look of curtains but don’t want to lose your room’s natural light, sheer or very light curtains can be a good pick.


If chosen wisely, curtains make a room. When it comes to window treatments, it’s a matter of fabric and color, lining and length.


Fabric is an important part of choosing curtains. The material will dictate how well your curtains function and hold up over time, and how they will hang. If the fabric is too heavy, the curtains may not fold crisply when drawn; if they are too light they may not fall well at all. Velvet, linen, silk, and faux silk are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best. Faux silk is the most durable and in a sunny room it will not deteriorate as quickly as real silk. Sunlight will fade most fabrics over time. If the room gets a lot of light, it’s better to avoid bright colors, since they tend to fade faster. But, if you like to change out your rooms often, there’s less concerned with fading. Try going with neutral colors, since they’re less likely to fade and more likely to blend into a room’s decor.


Once you’ve selected the color and the fabric of your draperies, decide how high above the window you want them to begin. Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room. Hang curtains about six inches above the window frame, but for a dramatic look, go even higher. Measure from the top of the window to the floor. Add the height above the frame where the curtain will actually hang from. If you want the curtain to puddle on the floor, add another two or three inches to the length. For a crisper look, the panel should fall flush with the floor.


Custom window treatments offer many benefits. The dimensions can be customized to your window size and create a tailored look just like a perfectly fitted suit. Custom panels come in endless design options, from material to header style. With these options though, comes a considerable price difference from off-the-shelf curtain panels. Continental Window Fashions is offering a new collection of custom made curtains from Cassidy West. Cassidy West knows quality and how to bring great products to market. Their collections of beautiful draperies have 30 different types of curtains or sheers to pick from. Select your desired curtain then choose from the variety of available colors. Next customize to the correct length and preferred lining options!


In the highly competitive on-line market, low product prices are not enough to separate you from the competition. Continental Window Fashions not only wants to have competitive pricing, they also want to focus on 100% customer satisfaction. That not only includes service during the sale, but service after the sale as well. Continental Window Fashions knows that there are several on-line retailers for you to choose from and feel privileged that you have decided to choose them.


Located just outside Orlando, FL Continental Window Fashions ships thousands of items throughout the United States and the World every year. You can contact them via the following methods:


Phone:Toll Free 1.866.375.4500 or 407.977.0955
Fax: 407.977.1985
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The View from Your Window



Curtains play many roles in the home. Not only do they decorate and help insulate a room, they also provide a sense of security and comfort. Do your windows face the street or look into your neighbor’s house? There are two options for those rooms in which visibility is an issue. Choose heavy materials, finer weaves or darker colors, or perhaps a double layer of curtain and blinds. Blinds are no longer the ugly stepsister of the window world. Today, there are incredible choices in every color of the rainbow.

Curtains that open without a fuss are a necessity. People who have a wonderful view from their kitchen window find this especially true. Choose curtains that are functional as well as pretty. Drapes with a pull are an option, but it’s perfectly okay to choose curtains that simply slide on the rod, as long as the rod is reachable.

When you’re deciding whether to choose a dark or light color, remember that the decision will impact the entire room. Darker colors will limit the light in your rooms, great if someone works late hours and tends to sleep during the day. However, if you’re looking to lighten up a room, choose lighter colors for your curtains. The pale colors will tend to let sunlight filter through, even if the curtains are so heavy that you can’t see through them.

Whichever style of drapery you decide to go with, the next step is the hardware. Traditional or contemporary, wood, iron or metal? Decorative drapery hardware from Robert Allen should be your first choice when selecting high end drapery hardware. Robert Allen offers decorative and beautiful drapery hardware in many different styles. If its modern drapery hardware you’re looking for, see the Al Fresco Collection, or if it’s something more traditional we recommend the Bedpost Collection.

Continental Window Fashions is proud to offer the Robert Allen collection. 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.