ZEBRA BLINDS

When renovating a room, your windows should be one of the main things you should think of.  After all, they can be a focal point to your room.

Zebra blinds (Double roller blinds) add beauty and functionality to your room.  These blinds are excellent for spaces that receive a lot of sunlight and for homes with a beautiful view. They can be used in any room such as bedrooms, living rooms or office space because of their modern, smooth, and sleek look. Some Zebra blinds can block UV rays, sun, and glare while maintaining your view (When these shades are completely raised, the material moves up into the tube and is not visible).

When choosing the right window coverings there will be some pros and cons for each type of window shade and blind. We have listed the main advantages and disadvantages of our popular Zebra blinds.

Zebra blinds work very well in some situations, and not so well in others. Knowing the pros and cons of the product will help you make an informed choice the next time you shop for window treatments.

Pros of Zebra blinds:

  • If you want a “cozy” look for your room then these blinds are the perfect choice as they are available in both light filtering and blackout features. They provide the moderate privacy and UV protection you are looking for.
  • Zebra blinds are quite versatile. These blinds are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, making them the perfect choice for any room. They are usually an extremely versatile choice for that modern or contemporary look.
  • Modern roller window blinds are extremely versatile and practical as they are easy to raise and lower and allowing you to enter as much light as you wish to a room.
  • You can go for the motorized feature for a smooth and easy control. This option is perfect for those large and hard to reach windows as you can operate them with a single push of remote-control button or using your smartphone. Simply you can operate these shades from the comfort of your chair.
  • One of the biggest advantages of using Zebra blinds is their ability to provide the homeowner with numerous options to customize the look of their home. They have the continuous loop, cordless, and smart pull option. The cordless feature is safe for homes with kids and pets.
  • You can easily install and use them.
  • These Zebra blinds can be used either alone or in combination with curtains.

Cons of Zebra blinds:

  • Zebra blinds with solar fabrics will not provide complete privacy at night time.
  • These shades are not suitable for narrow windows or odd shaped windows. 
  • Parts of motorized Zebra blinds can fail and may need replacement or cleaning from time to time.
  • It’s important to clean your Zebra blinds on a regular basis.
  • These Zebra blinds are not suitable for a room with a lot of moisture.

Do you want to install Zebra blinds and enjoy all the benefits they offer? Are you looking for the best quality product? If you answered yes, then Dekorhuys is the best fit. We have many years of experience and we provide you with the best quality products. Our focus is always providing the best products to our customers.

Wallpaper

Do you want a new look for you house and you want more than “just paint” consider the beauty of wallpaper. After all, if you think of wallpaper as clothing for your walls, you will soon realize that there are endless possibilities found in this versatile wall covering.

By just spending a short time at Dekorhuys you will discover the wallpaper choices available in your price range. When it comes to patterns, colors and quality you will not find a better match than Dekorhuys. We have a verity of over 250 wallpapers to choose from.

Wallpaper is usually used to cover only one wall in a room to change the atmosphere or, with the right wallpaper, your room will look bigger Wallpaper is usually sold in rolls and is applied on to the wall with wallpaper paste.  Your wall needs to be completely smooth otherwise the wallpaper will make bubbles when applied.  When you have a coarse wall you simply need to rhinolitethe wall before applying the wallpaper.

For some people it is the elegance it offers with just a bit of work, for others it’s a form of artwork, and for others it is a way to combine all the colors in the room into one focal point.

Consider these interesting facts about the origins of wallpaper. 

  1. Wallpaper was first used in China in 200B.C. As the Chinese passed this knowledge to other cultures, the uses and methods of making paper improved with each generation and as other cultures added their own touches.
  2. In 1841 Jean Bourdichon painted 50 rolls of paper with angels on a blue background for Louis XI of France. The paper was used to decorate his various residences. Other of the elite set, soon began hiring painters to create these painted paper wall coverings for them.
  3. The oldest known pieces of European wallpaper still in existence are from 1509 and were found on the beams of the Lodge of Christ’s College in Cambridge, England.
  4. In 1675, Jean-Michel Papillon, began making block designs in identical, repetitive patterns on rolls of paper and wallpaper as we know it today was born.
  5. Americans began using wallpaper in 1739, when it was introduced by the Philadelphia printer, Plunket Fleeson.
  6. In 1778, Louis XVI issued a decree that required the length of a wallpaper roll be about 34 feet.
  7. Around the turn of the 20th century wallpaper pasting machines were invented.
  8. During the 1920s nearly 400 million rolls of wallpaper were sold, resulting in the decade being dubbed the Golden Age of Wallpaper.
  9. After WWII, wallpaper was improved with plastic resins which made it more durable, washable and stain resistant.
  10. The United States Guild of Professional Paperhangers began in 1974.

Wallpaper has definitely come a long way from being painted by hand. Today technology has added to its durability, design and uses. So, if you are looking for a new look for your house take some time and visit our website or stores.

25 mm Venetian Aluminium

The 25 mm Venetian Aluminium blind is the most affordable blind in the industry.  It has stainless steel pins that are used to ease the cord pull, which means they won’t corrode, rust or damage the cords. The 25 mm Venetian Aluminium is easily cleaned by just using a Venetian Blind Cleaner. Although it is the most affordable blind the slates can easily bend. It is therefore recommended that this blind is only used in windows with minimum ‘traffic’ for example a storage room.

The principal of 60-30-10

60-30-10 is a timeless decorating rule that can help you put a color scheme together easily. The 60% + 30% + 10% proportion is meant to give balance to the colors used in any space. This concept is incredibly simple to use.

Here’s How to Use the 60-30-10 Rule

Your 60% is the main color for your room. Most likely the 60% in a living room would be most of your walls, large accent pieces like area rugs, and perhaps a sofa. The idea is that the 60% color anchors the space and also serves as a backdrop for what comes next. 

Your 30% is the secondary color. You’ll be using half as much of this color as your main color. So this could be draperies, accent chairs, bed linens, painted furniture, or even creating an accent wall. The idea is that the secondary color supports the main color, but is different enough to set them apart and give the room interest. The real fun comes with the accent color you’ll be adding next. 

Your 10% is your accent color. For a living room, this is your throw pillows, decorative accessories, and artwork. For a bedroom, this could be accent pillows on the bed, lamps on the bedside table, and candles on the nightstand. Your accent color can be pulled from artwork in the room, or from a printed fabric on larger items. 

Using the 60-30-10 rule can make choosing color simple, and help you achieve balance in decorating. To choose the three colors for your space, a color scheme based on the color wheel is the simplest method. Another quick trick used by decorators is to pull the colors from a fabric print because the fabric designer has already done the matching for you. 

Here’s How to Break the 60-30-10 Rule

Using a tried and true decorating rule can make your color choices so easy that you may wonder why everyone doesn’t follow it. But perhaps you’re a decorating rebel who wants to think outside the box when it comes to creating a color scheme, or you feel that you need more than three choices to express your color ideas. Whatever your reason is for wanting to break the 60-30-10 rule, there are ways to do it while still creating color balance in your home.

The key to any great creative project has always been to learn the rules before you break them, so once you understand the basic premise of this rule, you can customize it for your own rooms. It also helps to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Using Color first.

Give 110%

Like a cheeky upstart in a Broadway play, it’s really okay to give 110% when putting together your color scheme. This means that you can choose your 60% main color, your 30% secondary color, but choose two 10% accent colors instead of one. There are times when one accent color is just not enough, so go ahead and get that extra throw pillow or candle holder.

Go Monochromatic

When you create a monochromatic color scheme, your main, secondary, and accent colors, can be varying shades of the same color, rather than three separate colors. A neutral greige can be soothing as your 60% main color, a deep shade of the same greige is stunning as your 30% secondary color, and a pale shade of your greige lightens up the scheme as your 10% accent color. A neutral monochromatic color scheme creates an extremely relaxing color scheme.

Write Your Own Decorating Formula

Decorating rules are so helpful when we need some direction in decorating or choosing a color. So, what if you’re a rebel or just can’t envision a room so intricately balanced? That’s when it’s time to write your own formula. If 30-30-20-20 feels right to you, then experiment with that formula. The key to going rogue on this decorating rule is to pay attention to the color balance in your space. Once you’re aware of the visual weight of these color proportions, you can break the rules and find a balance that speaks to you. 

Curtains Krugersdorp

Curtains Dekor Blinds

Looking for curtains in Krugersdorp, Roodepoort or Randburg? Then we have great news. Dekor Blinds West Rand now also manufacture curtains.

We have a wide range of material available and can manufacture curtains in any style.

Contact us today for a free consultation and one of our trained consultants will visit you to descuss your needs and show you our sample range.

Interior Design: 5 Things You Should Know

#1: Personalize your space.
Your home (or room) should reflect who you are. If someone were to walk into your home, they should know that it’s yours. The best way to achieve this is by including accessories that reveal your hobbies and interests. What’s important is that you distance yourself from what the stores are telling you to buy. Often times we are drawn to ideas that are trendy or pre-done: “Of course this white lacquered elephant statue would look great in my bedroom!” But is that really you? Maybe not. Instead, aim for pieces that compliment your personal clothing style. You may be surprised to discover that styling an outfit isn’t too different from decorating a room. So take a look in your closet. What colors are you drawn to? Do you prefer mod or modern? Clean cuts or lacy ruffles? Use your taste in clothing as a style guide for your home–it’s an easy way to ensure your space is 100% you.

#2: Work with your surroundings.
It’s important to understand your design limitations. Be familiar with the size and scale of the room. Also, consider your environment and respond to it. Whether you’re in the city or the countryside, it helps to take a cue from your surroundings. In turn, you can narrow down your choices based on the context of your space.

#3: Keep comfort in mind.
Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture simply because it was pretty, only to discover that it’s painfully uncomfortable (or useless)? I don’t know about you, but I am definitely guilty of this offense. Nevertheless, the silver lining of this mistake is that I learned an important lesson: comfort is key. When I think of “home sweet home,” the first word that comes to mind is cozy. Making your home comfy and cozy is a must. Nothing is worse than going to a friend’s house and awkwardly balancing on their post-modern chair. Your space should be inviting and comfortable.

#4: Stick with the classics.
There’s a reason classic is, well, classic. Incorporating pieces that have withstood the test of time gives you the freedom to translate them as your design style evolves. Using classic furniture, prints, and fabrics provides you with a basic foundation to build on with trendy or personalized accessories and finishes. Let’s say you find a gorgeous antique credenza or a traditional armchair. You love the shape and feel of the piece, but the finish or fabric is all wrong. In this situation, I say: invest! There are plenty of ways to transform an older, classic shaped piece of furniture. If it’s a sofa: reupholster, add throw pillows… An aged dresser: paint it! The possibilities are endless when it comes to updating a timeless piece.

#5 Less is more.
Keep it simple. You don’t want to overcrowd your space. If you edit the items in each room, the area will appear to be cleaner and even bigger. Just remember, you can always add more!

Wooden blinds

Wooden Blinds will add an element of warmth and comfort to any space. These beautiful blinds are a classic choice for any home or office space. Wooden-Blinds are extremely diverse and perfect for a multitude of spaces, from modern homes to warm and rustic rooms.  Wooden Blinds add warmth and a timeless look, fitting seamlessly into both modern and traditional homes.

These blinds are simple and effortless to clean and are manufactured with the smoothest of finishings. Due to the highest quality of workmanship that has gone into our wooden-blinds, you can rest assured that they will not bend or warp and are unbelievably durable.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Practical & Durable
  • Complete control over the angle & amount of light & privacy
  • Pelmet to conceal track & hardware
  • Custom made to fit any window size
  • Coordinate with drapes & tie backs