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White Space in Your Design 

White can be a soothing and relaxing color to see. For some people white is simply a refreshing color while for others it is a dull, common color. If you have been in the web business for quite a while you would often hear the word white space. What does this term mean?

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A Guide to Bathroom Remodeling

There is a reason why many Hollywood actors keep their awards in their bathrooms -- all their guests will visit that room at some point, so why not put the trophies were everyone will see them? But even if you haven't won any Academy Awards, your guests will be still checking out you bathroom. A well-done bathroom remodeling can impress your guests and boost the value of your home.

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Home Remodeling Tips 

Maximizing the function and style of your home, could be very challenging. Before you buy, you should know the pros and cons of home remolding. There are several directions you can take when planning to remodel your home.

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Bring A World Of Color With Blinds

As life's color pallet becomes larger and larger, consumers can say good-bye to bland rooms. The availability of thousand of colors and new acceptable color combinations can enhance any room in the home without the need to spend thousand of dollars in new furnishings and accessories. Now we can use those items that once were thought outdated by the integration of new ideas and colors widely available to all thus creating a unique ambience. As décor goes, while white will continue to be the most popular paint color, the more diverse selections are moving at greater speeds, and this applies to all categories, including window treatments, such as blinds. We are today able to take a plain white color room furnished with plain furniture and turn it into an eye catching space through the use of colorful window treatments, such as vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, roller shades and roman shades, which are readily available for visualization by visiting on-line retailers who display a full array of product lines and colors on the Internet.

This modern capability gives the consumer the tools to design a specific scheme to fit the specific use of any room in the home or office. It is recommended that the window treatment is selected first then followed by the selection of accessories which will turn the bland space into the desired setting. A plain, white room can also be enlivened through the use of stained wood blinds such as mahogany or other so called medium colors.

The use of dark stained colors should be limited to specific situations that call for their specific use. Should a light blue room use a dark colored blind, the contrast can be quite striking and powerful. On the other hand, often these rooms will go the basic route of white blinds, which will diminish the distinction of the otherwise beautiful room. Oftentimes we find ourselves dealing with a darkly painted room with a wall color which, for whatever reason, we do not wish to replace yet we wish to change its appearance and effect. This change in appearance and/or effect can be achieved by the use of vivid colors that allow exterior light into the room.

Vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, roller shades and roman shades can all aid the consumer in creating the desired atmosphere by the availability of thousands of colors and also their operational features which allow the full control of light. Another important factor to be considered is the use of window blinds or shades that incorporate translucent materials and fabrics with varied openness factors. When effecting change in these difficult spaces, consideration should be given to objects which will further achieve the desired result, i.e. the use of art work or pictures with colors similar to the chosen window treatment which will bring the room together as a pleasing expression of the individual taste.

If pictures or art work are to be used, consider the use of spot lighting in order to magnify the uniqueness of the space. Lighting that indirectly reflects on the window blinds can add a certain glow to the room as a by-product thus further enhancing the decorating look without additional monetary expense. The desired change can also be magnified by painting a single wall within the room with a different color than the other walls. The addition of this extra color will enhance the complete appearance and create a welcome, unusual look which will spread the attention to the complete room and de-emphasize any particular items. In other words, a sense of blending is brought forward by the addition of the painted wall. The ideas expressed in this article should only be construed as additional considerations to be allowed into the thought process and not as a primary fashion statement.

Personal tastes are different from person to person and primary emphasis should be placed on pleasing the individual taste and the specific requirements of the room in question. No longer is necessary to employ the services of professional designers or decorators when television programs and the widely used Internet can provide us with a multitude of ideas to fit the specific needs of the average individual. In summary, the use of blinds in conjunction with other previously mentioned ideas, can help you convert that lightly used room into a pleasing setting.

Judith Persit is a designer who focuses on blinds and shades. She writes often about vertical blinds. You can learn more about blinds at blindsfactorydirect.com.

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