Jul 29, 2008
Jul 25, 2008
Feng Shui and Color
In creating a Zen-inspired home, one needs to understand the principles of Feng Shui when it comes to color. Colors have very different effects on people. Different colors will have different results on people’s mental behavior. For example a bright, too happy, yellow room makes some people irritated and fussy. However, a room that has low, but efficient light and deep, rich, earthy tones tend to be very soothing and relaxing.
Being in tune with how your emotions react to colors is a beginning to the first step in having Zen-balanced home. Do dark colors relax you or make you feel depressed? Do light colors make you feel uplifted or just plain annoyed? How about extreme colors? Do you feel exhilarated or aggravated? These are all very good questions to ask yourself when choosing any color for your room.
Keep in mind of others who may live in this space too. Is there a room where people tend to fight, think about the color in that room? Bright or extreme colors can raise the metabolism and can cause one to be grumpy and irritated. Deeply dark and dank colors can put one in a bad mood. Of course color is not the only thing that causes negative interactions, but by paying close attention to it you can see the subtle influences it does have. Color is part of the Feng Shui way. This important information will help you in making the right decision for your emotional health and well being. The Internet has a selection of beautiful, luxurious fabrics in rich combinations of colors, styles and textures. Buying direct from the factory will save you hundreds of dollars per window if you know where to look.
Jul 18, 2008
Moved in and Overwhelmed
You’ve just moved into a new home. While looking at your sea of boxes, the proverbial question runs through your head….Where do I start decorating my blank canvas? As overwhelming as it seems it is a great question. I would start with the windows. And here some very good reasons why you should start there...
Privacy and Light - For example, in the bedroom, privacy is the most important reason for draperies. Eliminating natural light while sleeping is generally the second reason why to start with the windows. Try adding blackout lining to draperies for superior privacy and room darkening.
Energy Efficiency - With today’s rising energy costs energy efficiency is more important than ever. In fact, up to 30% of all conventional heat loss in a room can be saved through the use of a nice heavy drapery fabric. But, it’s summer! Even in the sweltering summer heat the thermal lining protects by keeping the cold air in, and keeping the damaging sun rays out. By adding a blackout lining to your drape, the insulation value can increase up to 50%-60%!
Budget Conscience - Yes, believe it of not, there is way to achieve a designer look on a tight budget. When in a new home the budget can very important. When purchasing custom designer drapes and buying directly from the manufacturer you will save you hundreds of dollars per window.
Jul 11, 2008
Bringing the Indoors Out
One of today’s hot trends is to bring the indoor lifestyle - gathering with great friends and good food - outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature. One of the favorite pastimes with our families is to enjoy the dusk night air and the calmness of the day winding down.
The easiest way to add the indoors outside is through draperies to screen in your porch. Sheers have the softness one desires to accomplish this look. They can give a gentle protection by diminishing the sunlight at dusk. Drawn together, they will give the added bonus of protection from unwanted insects. Sheers are very strong and easy to wash, the fabric dries quickly and retains its shape well, and they are very cost effective.
For timeless and elegant styles, superior quality, and premium, consistent customer service; choose a website where you can buy direct from the factory and save hundreds of dollars per window.
Jul 3, 2008
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