Cotton - Blinds
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While they're an attractive alternative to traditional blinds and shades, wood blinds can be plain. However, you can easily dress up wooden blinds with additional window treatments. Whether you want to add a valance, or you simply want a more finished look that only curtains can provide, these window treatments make it easy to blend your wood blinds with any home decor.
A bishop's sleeve window treatment is a single curtain panel that has been tied in several places to make it look like the billowing sleeve seen on formal bishop's sleeve blouses, which is fuller at the top and gathered at the end. A bishop's sleeve window treatment looks best in formal living rooms or dining rooms and can be done easily using curtains you already have. You can create this look yourself in a matter of minutes.
Use curtains to enhance and customize your bedroom. Even if you already have window blinds or shades, curtains is an inexpensive way to create a cohesive look throughout a space and tie together a specific color scheme. Use vintage-style curtains featuring embroidered details for a charming look or hang lace window treatments for a romantic room. Gauzy curtains will catch the breezes during warm summer months, while heavy cotton window treatments will block out excess light and heat.
One of the easiest ways to update your living room with new window treatments. Fresh draperies can revitalize the furniture and accents in the room, and they can even make your living room seem larger and more open. Whether you want insulated draperies for preventing heat loss and ensuring privacy or sheer draperies for a pretty layered look, the following suggestions will help you to find the perfect draperies and curtains for your space.
Adding style and privacy to your home is easy with the right curtains for your windows. It's also easy to keep your drapes and curtains looking great for years to come with the proper care. Whether you need to clean delicate sheer curtains or keep your lined curtains from losing their crispness, the following suggestions will help you preserve your favorite window treatments. Read on for tips on caring for curtains.
Create privacy and save energy when you buy thermal curtains for your home. They're made of materials that provide a layer of insulation that prevents hot or cold air from entering or escaping a room through a drafty window. While thermal curtains are often made of heavy materials, like cotton or velvet, to regulate the amount of light that comes into the room, you can find curtains in a variety of fabrics that go with any room decor. Learn more about these curtains by reading the answers to frequently asked questions about thermal curtains.
Sateen sheets are high-quality sheets woven in the same way as traditional satin. Unlike satin, sateen sheets are made with more common fibers, such as cotton. Sateen sheets are soft to the touch and allow skin to slide smoothly into bed. Sateen sheets are available in very high thread counts, and as such, are quite durable. Take a look below for some of the most frequently asked questions about sateen sheets.
Refreshing the paint, switching out textiles or using different furniture hardware can quickly transform a plain bedroom into a room that reflects your unique style. For a more comprehensive bedroom decor makeover, counteract the coolness of plain white walls and bland overhead lighting with a new coat of paint, furniture, accessories and finishes that create a cozy feeling in your bedroom.
You spend approximately one-third of your life in bed, and choosing the right bed sheets can make the difference between a night of tossing and turning and a night of blissful slumber. Bed sheet quality depends upon the type of fiber, the fabric weave pattern and the tightness of the fabric weave. If you're on the hunt for new bedding, look below to learn how to choose bed sheets.
A wedding anniversary, whether the fifth or the fiftieth, is a milestone worth celebrating. Everybody knows there's a list out there somewhere that tells you the perfect gift to give for any wedding anniversary. But who can remember what's on that list? Here, at your fingertips, are the gift-giving clues you need, along with links to find these items. In Victorian England, it was quite fashionable to have large celebrations for anniversaries, and it's likely that this list of traditional anniversary gifts came from that time, although no one knows the exact origin for certain. The traditional gifts became popular in the United States soon after, with a few alterations. Even if you don't consider yourselves a very traditional couple, you can use the list for inspiration and put a personal spin on the gift. A few contemporary interpretations of the ideas are offered below. For even more gift ideas, be sure to read our guides to modern wedding anniversary gifts and anniversary gemstones.