How to Decorate With Pleated Window Shades

Pleated window shades they are the type of window shade that looks a bit like an accordion. It crumples upwards or downwards depending on whether or not you are opening or closing the window. The pleats are created by bunching that occurs when the pleated shade is pulled either up or down by a cord. They can be made from all sorts of interesting fabrics including silks, satins, chiffons, netting, velvets and even vinyl! However a word to the wise – the thicker the fabric the more difficult the windowshade will be to pull up or down. Also the thicker the shade is the more retro it will tend to look.

The best quality pleated shades have a double cord mechanism. This gives you the option of lowering the shade from the top or raising it from the bottom. This offers you the maximum manipulation of the way light filters into the room. You can really decorate with light when you use this type of shade which is very easy to manipulate so you can get particular effects.

If you have children or pets you can get nice looking pleated shades that are operated by remote control. This is a good idea if you don’t like the risk of your pets or children getting caught in the cords and somehow hurting themselves.

Many people like the versatility of a pleated shade. They can be lowered until they are only slightly rippled looking. This helps keep prying eyes from looking in the window. If you get a sheerer pleated shade, like one made out of cotton or netting then they will still let in plenty of light even while closed (but at the same time still providing privacy.) If you would like a completely opaque effect then choose a heavier damask or solid fabrics. The heavier fabrics look very attractive when the shade is pulled up as they give the shade a crushed appearance. Lighter fabrics look very ethereal in pleated shades, almost like a fairy’s web.

Shades that have smaller or colorful prints look the very best in children’s room although flora prints can be used for more rustic styles. You can even get these types of shades with ruffles on the bottom to suit super frilly décor styles however don’t be surprised if you have to get this type of pleated blind custom made.

If you are looking for shades that have an insulating quality to them so you can keep heat either in or out of your house then consider getting one of the new cellular shades. These types of shades have U.V. protection that can protect a room from too much harmful sunlight. These types of pleated shades were created to help people protect their furniture from fading in strong sun. You can also use the thicker types to help keep a home warm or cold.Who knew that something so decorative could also be so practical?

How to Decorate With Lampe Berger Pure Dreams Freshness Scents

The Lampe Berger Pure Dreams makes lines of scents that are so designer, you will want to build whole rooms around their complex aromas.

One of the masterpieces of the Pure Dreams line is called Fresh Linen. This is synthetic scent that smells like lavender, cotton and Savon de Marseille soap. It suits very white, contemporary condo like decors and also very rustic, shabby chic or cottage style decors as well.

Another great scent to build a minimalist décor that would look great in a big expansive condo is Cotton Dreams. The Lampe Berger Cotton Dreams scent smells of Marseille soap and bergamot and then is mixed with notes of lavender and pine. This is also a scent with a sharpness to it that suits masculine styles of décor. It also suits shabby chic styles and rustic cottage decors.

You can also recreate the smell of a Finnish sauna with the fresh wood scent created by the aromatics in Sauna Ceremony. Sauna ceremony suits all Northern European type designs including rooms that are decorated in nothing but IKEA shelves, IKEA rugs and futons. It is also a good scent to have going in a basement or in a particularly musky bathroom. Sauna Ceremony also belongs in any room in your house that is remotely spa-like in character.

Zest of Verbana is another esigner smell that combines that fresh lemon smell with the aroma of Verbena. Verbana is a powdery, spicy lemony scent that takes well to cottage décor, rustic décor and also South of France style shabby chic.
If you want a healthy smelling scent that is very contemporary and would make the largest of rooms in a condo smell cozy and like they have been lived in is Green Chai. This scent is made with bergamot , tea leaves, California grapefruit, tarragon, pink pepper, moss and musk. It also suits Asian decors as there are a lot of Asian spices in it’s mixture.

Every décor suits the smell of Fresh Eucalptus which combines the stimulating power of eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary mint, eviler and white musk. It especially suits a Victorian style of décor or a cozy South of France type room. This is also one of the best scents to light for a sick room as all of the herbs in it have air cleaning properties that help enhance the air cleaning properties of the pharmaceutical lamp known as Bergere.