Indoor Plants: A Breath of Fresh Air

With summer a few months removed and with winter weather nearing in, now is the perfect time to put your inner green thumb to work.

Plants are usually an overlooked interior design element. Plants are surprisingly versatile and can offer rooms extra color, size and texture, which you can use to make the room feel more warm and inviting. For example, want to make your ceilings look higher than they actually are? Add a tall, thin plant to the room’s corner. Looking to make it feel lengthier? Plants next to the windows will do the trick by acting as a unifying element between the indoors and the outdoors.

Plants that flower help fill your space with extra color. Consider adding Oxalis, African Violets and Orchids to rooms filled with natural colors. These flowers will be exactly what you’ve been looking for! You can even take this a step further by matching the flowering colors with other accents in the room.

So bright!


Harness Solar Energy this Winter with just Your Shades!

We had our first bought of snowfall this past weekend! Granted, it was mixed with rain and didn’t last all that long, but it was a reminder that the cold months are just a few short weeks ahead. It also leaves some of us scratching our heads and wondering how another year snuck by before we had a chance to escape to Florida…

Just kidding! Winter is beautiful and special just like all the other seasons! Just colder and darker, that’s all!

If this is your first winter season with cellular shades, you’ll get to experience the thrill of feeling the cold air disappear from the inside of your window the moment you close your shade. Woohoo! But even if this is your second, third, or even 15th year with honeycomb shades, you might benefit from this little cheat sheet we’ve prepared so you can use your insulating shades to their full potential.


October Means National Window Cord Safety Month!

National Window Cord Safety MonthThe Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) alongside the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is telling parents to check their window treatments for coverings that pose safety threats to young children. They are also urging parents to replace older treatments with today’s safer products.

They recommend that parents use only cordless shades in homes with younger children. The CPSC has noted that window treatments and coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in homes in America. Toddlers and infants have died from accidental strangulation due to window cords. A large portion of these deaths have resulted from older products that never had the appropriate safety devices. (more…)

It’s National Assisted Living Week!

September 13th to September 19th, it’s assisted living week! We want to raise awareness for those who are living with assistance. It can be difficult when you need support to go about your regular activities, helping out those who are affected can help raise spirits for your loved ones.

A National Assited Living Week!good way to help give back is with motorized cellular window treatments. Your loved ones will be able to operate their window treatments and control light and privacy options from the comfort of their bed or chair. It’s the perfect window treatment for those who have limitations physically. This may seem like a small feature, but it will help maintain confidence. (more…)

Color-Changing Walls and the Power of Light

If you’re reading this indoors, take a look at the walls around you. Do you notice that some areas appear to be a slightly different color from the others, depending on which way they’re facing and how far they are from any source of light? Weird, right? And if you want to see something even weirder, check back again either in the morning or evening. I bet they’ll look more different than before!

Color is actually light that is made visible, and light, as you may know by now, shines at many different levels.

Color never does its own thing – it always relies on a light source. That’s why your walls look so different at different times of day. Both the atmosphere of the air and the quality and quantity of light in the room controls how we perceive color. So when you’re choosing a paint color for your room, it’s critical to take the surrounding light in all its forms into account.

grey colored room
I’ll spare you any “fifty shades of gray” puns, but see for yourself just how various the wall color is in this room! Every wall, every nook, is different! Source: