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Interior Decorating and the use of Roman Shades

Interior Decorating and the use of Roman Shades

A Roman shade is a piece of fabric that is positioned at the top of a window sill for the purpose of lowering and covering the window opening, and the window encasement. The Roman shade has been used for many years to block out the harmful ultra-violet light that the sun emits, and to protect the interior furnishings of a room.

The fabric that is used to create Roman shades is folded so that when a cord is pulled the fabric will unfold and cover the window, and when the fabric is down and the cord is pulled it will fold back into even folds, leaving the window looking chic.

At Ostanding.com you can order Roman shades that have unique pictures on them. Ostanding creates shades for their customers by printing images their customer provides them onto the fabric that they use to create the shades. These window treatments are personal, unique, and affordable.

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Create Distinctive Window Shades using your Photos

Create Distinctive Window Shades using your Photos

When you go to the store to buy window shades, you are limited to the sizes that the store carries, the colors that the store carries, and the types that the store carries. If you live in a small town that could mean that you have the same window shades that all of your neighbors have. If you want distinctive looking shades, you have to go out of town to find them.

You can find those distinctive window shades at Ostanding.com, and you will not be limited by the size, style, color, or design of the shade. Ostanding allows people to upload their personal images to be placed on the fabric that will be used in the creation of the shades they order. That means that you can use photographs you already have to create window shades to hang in your home, or office.

You can use photographs of your friends and family to make a collage and then upload the collage image using the Ostanding website tools and your window shades will be made with that collage being the pattern on the material. You could sit in your office and look at a beautiful picture of any of your family hanging over the window opening. Shades made with personal pictures are very distinctive, and Ostanding will not share your images with any other person.

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DIY Decorating with Customized Window Blinds

DIY Decorating with Customized Window Blinds

Decorating the interior of your home, or office, is something that many of us dread. We all want beautiful spaces to live in, and to work in, but many of us feel inept when it comes to choosing the items we will use to create this beauty. 

When you think of decorating you likely think about the paint on the walls, the furniture in the room, the accessories like lamps, but you probably do not consider the window blinds as being a source of style. After all, window blinds are used to block the sunlight, and curtains, drapes, and ruffled valances, are used to add color, style, and interest to a room.

Ostanding.com has created a way to allow you to use window shades as a focal point in a room. You can also use the shades as accents to the rest of the décor. Ostanding gives you the ability to create custom shades that will look great in your room, and the shades will also keep you from having to purchase extra window treatments like drapes, curtains, or valances.

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Tips on Breathing New Life into Your Home

Tips on Breathing New Life into Your Home

There comes a time in our lives when we get tired of the way our homes look. We start to become bored with the décor, and we want something new, vibrant, and attractive. You want to shake things up, and breathe new life into your home. The problem with the desire to breathe new life into our homes is that we usually have larger expectations than we have money in the bank. 

The following tips are designed to help you to create a new look inside your home without breaking the bank in the process.

1. Painting the walls is a quick way to create a new look. Paint is relatively inexpensive, and in just a weekend you can change the way a room look, and feels, by changing the color on the walls.

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Controlling the Light in a Room using Window Shades

Controlling the Light in a Room using Window Shades

People who work the night shifts at their jobs need to have a way to control the light that enters their sleeping quarters during the day. The people who work the night shifts must be able to control their exposure to the sunlight so that they can reset their internal clocks to sleep in the day and stay awake at night. One way that they do this is to hang window shades that will completely block out the light from outdoors.

Shades are popular devices for blocking out the sun because they are controllable. You can open, or close a shade, so you control the amount of light streaming in through your windows. The darker the room is, the more likely that you will be able to sleep during the daytime hours. You should also keep the room cool to help you be able to sleep during the day.

Controlling the amount of light that enters a room using window shades is very easy. You can lower the shade completely so that it covers every inch of the window to help block out any light. The shade should be large enough to completely cover all of the window. Some people have the shades made slightly larger than the actual window when they want to effectively block out all of the light from outside. The larger shades have to be installed outside of the window framing so that they cover the window opening completely.

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