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How to Clean Customized Window Shades

How to Clean Customized Window Shades

Once you have ordered your custom window shades from Ostanding.com, and you have your windows looking like you want them to, then you will be charged with the responsibility of keeping those window shades clean. The cleaning of window treatments can be a daunting task to many people. This is a cleaning job that you do not have to do very frequently so you may not know the proper procedure for cleaning them, or you may have forgotten what you did know about the task.

Oils from cooking, dust, and allergens all gather together on the surfaces of our window shades. We periodically need to clean them to remove these contaminants from them.

Dusting is something that must be done the most frequently. Dust particles in the air attach themselves to the surfaces of our shades and cause the shades to look less attractive than they did when they were new, and clean. Dust can also cause you to have been sneezing fits so keeping your home free from this substance will be beneficial to you.

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Tips on making Smart Choices in Home Decorating

Tips on making Smart Choices in Home Decorating

Home decorating is something you do to make your home look nicer, to make your home more comfortable, and to make your home reflect your unique personality. There is no right, or wrongs, in home decorating, but there are guidelines for you to follow.

When you are decorating rooms in your home, you want your personality to shine through, but you do not want to decorate according to a phase you are currently in. For instance, if you currently love peace signs, and you decorate your home using this as a theme, and then you start not to love peace signs you will have to redecorate to get rid of them. When you are decorating your home based on a fad, or a popular item of the times try to use the item on objects that can be easily replaced.

If you love peace signs, you could go to Ostanding.com and have custom built window shades made with peace signs printed on them. You can do the art work and make up the images you want, or you can get pictures of peace signs from other places and upload these images to the Ostanding website. This will allow you to have the peace signs, in the sizes you want them, and the colors you want them, including in your decorations. When you decide that you no longer want peace signs to dominate your home décor you can take the blinds down without causing any damages to any walls, and without having to go through a lot of trouble. The window shades from Ostanding are affordable so you will not spend a lot of money changing your shades from one pattern to another one.

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A New Look at a Low Price

A New Look at a Low Price

Money is tight for the majority of people today. The cost of living keeps going up and the wages people are paid are not going up as quickly. This has many people watching their money closer than ever before, and that means that people are not spending money on things that they do not need. Decorations for the home are one of the many things that people are more reluctant to spend money on today.

Just because money is tight does not mean that people are suddenly staying happy with the way their places look. People still have the desire to improve their living arrangements, to decorate their homes, and to make changes. A new look in the home can actually increase the contentment level of a person and make it easier for them to live with the other budget restrictions that they face.

In order to take advantage of the positive endorphins that getting a new look in your home can cause people have to be able to make changes for prices they can really afford. There are a lot of simple things that you can do to change the look of your rooms without reducing your bank account too much.

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Budget Decorating in Kids Rooms

Budget Decorating in Kids Rooms

One of the problems with decorating rooms for children is that children grow rapidly in mind and body. So the room that is decorated perfectly for the child will be too babyish for the child in just a few short months, or years. Parents get frustrated by this fact and often deny their children decorated rooms that they would love.

There are ways for you to provide your child with a room that will stimulate their minds, and tickle their fancies, while not costing a lot of money, or taking a lot of time to complete. Money is not always the thing that stops parents from decorating, the amount of time it takes to complete the project also has to be considered. We all live busy lives and we have to maintain a balance amongst our extra-curricular activities.

The starting point to decorating a child’s room is to choose a color the child really looks. Choose a base color for the walls and trim in the room. Painting is an affordable way of changing the look of a room, but painting can be time consuming. You want to keep the number of times that you paint the room to a minimum.

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Using Window Shades as Accent Pieces in a Room

Using Window Shades as Accent Pieces in a Room

One thing that we all know about proper interior decorating is that we need to have a main color, and accent pieces to offset that main color. If you have a primarily black and white room, then using bright yellow throw pillows, and bright yellow window shades would create accent in the room and make it feel more vibrant and alive.

Accenting the rest of the room can be done using the bright colors that contrast the other colors in the room, and it can be done by using fabrics that complements the other colors, or match the other colors in the room. If you have a primarily black and white room that has white paint on the walls you could use black window shades as a stark contrast that helps all of the other black and white objects tie together.

Window shades made by Ostanding.com are custom designed shades so you can have any pattern, color, or image that you desire printed on your fabric. You can have bold chevron prints created using the colors you are decorating the room in, or you could use patterns like squares, circles, or triangles to create unique images for the surface of your shades.

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