8 Dorm Decor Essentials You Must Grab Before Kicking Off the Semester!

Yes, we know, there’s still a ton of time left in the summer, but it’s never too late to start thinking about ideas when it comes to dorm room décor. We’ve put together a list of 8 essentials you must have before kicking off your semester!

1. Extra Storage Space

Dorm rooms are small by nature; why not create some extra space with a unique storage solution under your bed? This will be a great place to put things that you don’t use every day. Check out this beside storage solution that we found on etsy, how crafty is this basket?

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The American Home: 1776 – Today

When you live to be 239-years-old, you’re bound to go through a few phases. And I’m not just talking about your hippie phase, your punk phase, and so forth…I’m talking about interior design phases! From the conception of the United States all the way up until this very day, household style trends have undergone some intense changes. And as with most trends, sometimes what goes around does truly come around!
In honor of the United States’ most recent birthday as well as our Star Spangled Savings Event, we’re going to take a look at some of the most poignant moments in US home décor history!

Let’s start in the late 18th century, when the US was in its infancy.

American Colonial or Early American décor was inherently practical, since resources were relatively limited. Wealthy homes featured wainscoting, natural mahogany, or wood painted in earthtones. Wallpaper remained far too expensive for most people, and your average home usually had planked wood flooring.



Add Rustic Décor to Your Home to Create a Unique Space

Rustic Home

You can create a unique, one-of-a-kind look in your home by adding elegant rustic décor to your interior space. Elements like wood and neutral colors will warm up your space. You may think that turning your home into a “rustic” space will be difficult to achieve. However, this isn’t the case. If you follow the steps below we will help you find a cost effective solution for your space! (more…)

Window Treatment Options for Small Spaces

If you have a small room that you are in the process of re-decorating, choosing the perfect window treatment can seem like a difficult task. You may think that you’re confined to your space, and you don’t have enough room make it look aesthetically pleasing for you and your guests. Today on the CellularWindowShades.com blog, we want to provide our readers with helpful tips in choosing the right treatment for their home.

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Inspiring Window Treatments from HGTV’s Dream Homes

Every year when HGTV makes their dream home announcement, we get giddy. These homes are beautiful, built in some of the most unique regions of our country. Something that’s often overlooked because there are so many features in these homes is their treatments. If you look at the homes closely, you’ll see that these dream homes have mesmerizing windows and treatments.

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The Benefits of Using Motorized Shades

Ever entertained the idea of incorporating motorized window shades in your home? The idea of motorization can be intimidating, but we’re here to help! Today on the CellularWindowShades.com blog, we want to provide you with everything that you need to know about picking motorized window shades.

First things first- how do motorized shades from CellularWindowShades.com work? Our motorized shades use Somfy motors– Somfy builds some of the best motors in the industry. This small profile motor fits right into the same headrail as we use for most of our other shades, which means you can have a mix of motorized and manual shades and aesthetically they will look gorgeous and uniform! The motor runs off of low voltage power which can come from either a reloadable battery wand that runs off of 9 AA batteries or a plug in transformer that plugs right into a wall outlet so installation is a breeze.
So that’s a bit of the technical information, but you may want to know a bit about what applications motorized shades are perfect for… (more…)

The World’s Priciest Window Treatments

There are so many different options when it comes to window treatments; the possibilities are infinite when you think about it. It’s relatively easy to find a window treatment that fits within your price range, but sometimes people prefer to spent egregious amounts to completely customize their treatments from start to finish. Today we have examples of some luxurious treatments that are the most expensive to date.

Marie Antoinette’s Curtains:

Marie Antoinettes

In Los Angeles, the Fleur de Lys is one of the most expansive mansions in the entire city. It’s estimated worth is nearly 125 million dollars; this includes 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and a theater that can accommodate over fifty people. It also has a pool house, a gym and a ballroom, among many other things.

The interior of the house is embedded with 24-karat gold; some of the rooms feature window treatments that have been designed by the former Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Her thirst for luxurious goods is said to have helped spark the French Revolution. (more…)