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Planning to decorate your child’s room often feels like more fun than work. And why not? This is the one room in your house you can go completely wild with lively patterns, bright color palettes, and themes ranging from NASCAR to rain forests.  But health and safety are actually the foremost factors when considering a makeover for your child’s room. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo adorable.

Furnishings

When shopping for furniture, you may feel it’s cost effective to plan in advance for when your child becomes older.  But for safety reasons the furniture you select for your child’s room should be properly sized for your child’s current size. For example, that delightful work table or desk you found should be at a height that doesn’t force your child to have to continually stretch to work with ease, or the chair so high it tips over because your child has to climb to sit on it.  Also steer clear of collapsible furniture and be mindful of furniture placement.  Keep tables, stools, chairs, etc. far away from windows and shelves. And allow plenty of vacant area as a safe spot for your child to play and enjoy his or her new awesome new space.

Non-Toxic MaterialsChild Safety Blog

Because some carpeting and fabric used in drapery and upholstery can release gasses or fibers into the air that can cause irritation, proper ventilation and filtration should be a consideration for your child’s room. Another option is selecting furniture, fabrics, accessories and even paint made from non-toxic materials.  Hand-painted tables, chairs and shelves can make your accent color really pop. Luckily, there are wide varieties of paint colors manufactured by companies committed to environmentally-friendly products that are zero VOC, zero emissions, and have practically no odor. 

WindowsChild Safety Blog

Natural light helps create lovely ambiance and a positive environment for your child.  Studies have shown that natural light along with bright colors improve learning. Window treatments are a superb choice to control the amount of light and privacy but they can also achieve greater child (and pet) safety if you opt for cordless manual and motorized operating systems, as well as retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls. These safe and easy to operate fashionable window treatments are available in a wide variety of designs, fabrics and materials so you don’t have to give up lively patterns or colors.  And with their lifetime guarantee they can enhance your children’s rooms until they head off to college.

Non-slip Flooring

Your child’s room isn’t the only room in your room that could use design protection.  In order to keep your entire family healthy and safe turn your attention to the flooring in your bathroom, kitchen, and living room too.  For instance, floor tiles are available in an array of beautiful styles and should also be resistant to fungus or mold. Textured styles for your kitchen and bath are an excellent choice to avoid slipping. Area rugs add color and accent a room to be sure, but should also have non-slip under coatings or be tacked down.  For the safety of your family and guests remove any drastic level changes in flooring throughout the house as they can all result in unforeseen injuries.

Custom Fabric Trends in Sacramento & East Bay Areas

The design possibilities with fabric are nearly endless. Consider all the combinations of patterns, fabrics, and accessories and every custom fabric piece is as unique as a customer’s imagination. At The Blind Guy, we love working collaboratively with clients throughout the Sacramento area to create the perfect fabric masterpiece. Here are just a few ways we can make fabric work for you. [Read more…]

Pair Custom Drapes with Blinds and Shades

Custom DraperyCustom made draperies and top treatments allow you to add a personal touch to your windows, especially when paired with blinds and shades. Blinds and shades from Hunter Douglas are beautiful, energy efficient and functional. The addition of draperies or soft treatments adds warmth and depth to any room. At The Blind Guy serving East Bay, we offer custom drapery services as well as the complete Hunter Douglas line. Here are a few ideas on how to pair draperies and top treatments with various Hunter Douglas window treatments. [Read more…]

Transform Windows with Drapery & Decorative Hardware

Custom drapery adds a layer of softness to any room. With a huge selection of fabrics, patterns, and styles, your custom drapery project can be one-of-a-kind, highlighting your decor and updating the look of your room. Decorative hardware for your drapery adds an extra layer of style. At The Blind Guy serving Sacramento, we offer custom drapery services and a large selection of drapery hardware. [Read more…]

Your Custom Drapery Project

We love custom drapery for its softness and versatility. Whether you’re looking for a simple valance or floor to ceiling drapery panels, your new fabric window covering project will add beauty, warmth, and style to your room. The key to a successful drapery project is in the planning. Our designers love to work with clients throughout the Sacramento area to plan out beautiful fabric window treatment projects. Some of the steps we’ll walk you through are below. [Read more…]

Custom Drapery Vs. Off the Shelf Drapery

Enjoy the Beauty of Custom Drapery

Drapery has many stylistic uses in interior room designs. It can pull a room together with the perfect complementary fabric, it can become the focal point of a room with the right pattern and bold fabric. It’s as functional as it is stylish, adding a layer of insulation, privacy, and light control to any room. There are 100s of drapery styles available, but it’s difficult to find exactly what you want and need. An even bigger challenge is finding pre-made drapery that hangs beautifully and functions perfectly on your windows.  At The Blind Guy in Sacramento, our window treatment design specialists work with you to find the perfect fabric and pattern for your soft window treatment project. Our drapery and top treatments can stand-alone or work as a complement to your Hunter Douglas blinds or shades. [Read more…]

Luminette Privacy Sheers

With Luminette Privacy Sheers from Hunter Douglas, you can have the beauty of soft drapery with the added bonus of light and privacy control. Luminette privacy sheers are great for large windows, sliding glass doors, French doors, and walls of windows. At The Blind Guy serving the East Bay area, we offer the full line of Luminette Privacy Sheers, including seven sheer face fabrics in beautiful textures and colors. In total, Luminette sheers are available in over 70 colors, texture, and design combinations.

Why Choose Luminette Privacy Sheers?

Luminette Privacy Sheers are made of translucent fabric facings with rotating soft fabric vanes, giving you control over light and privacy. Here are more reasons to consider Luminette sheers for your window coverings: [Read more…]

Custom Drapery Panel Installation in Carmicheal CA

This customer had us out to try and cover a couple of odd shaped windows.  She was wanting to block the sun and some of the afternoon heat. We went over many ideas with her, including shutters and blinds. None of those options seemed to fit what she was looking for so we showed her our custom made draperies.  She had Draperies in her last home and really liked the idea. We were able to cover her front specialty-shaped window with some beautiful sheers so she could have some privacy in the day and still see out. Then in the afternoon, she can pull her drapery panels across the window to block the heat. [Read more…]