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211, 2017

Everything You Should Consider Before Buying Blackout Curtains

By |November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

In case you are thinking of investing in a pair of blackout curtains for blocking light and insulation purposes, it would be wise first to consider a few things before making your purchase. The choice of the perfect blackout curtains and possibly linings depends on various factors such as fabric, maintenance, style, user, and of course your budget. Here is how to evaluate each so you make the best possible purchase.

Quality of fabric

Blackout curtains usually require some solid and heavy duty fabric that doesn’t let light rays penetrate through. If you choose for example drapes that are made with lighter or semi-transparent fabrics, they may offer some light blocking protection but as high enough as more quality and thick materials. Polyester fabrics are usually the typical choice for blackout protection but you can find a few other mixes as well. In general, the thicker or more dense the fabric, the more light protection it offers.

Color

Color is another factor you want to consider so you can match your room’s colors and styles. Even though in blackout curtains the usual colors are dark and solid e.g gray, navy blue, black, graphite, etc, more modern versions also come in extra brighter colors and multiple beautiful patterns. Some blackout curtains are also white but these often come with a blackout lining for added protection. So if you are considering a more colorful option, consider buying a lining with it as alone you may not get 100% light blocking protection.

Price

Depending on your budget, you can also total quote for translation of 7-8K words…in a blackout curtain set that suits you. In most cases and based on the quality of fabric and manufacturing processes a pair of full door curtains (1.80 cm or above) costs anywhere from $30-$100. If you are on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice quality, look for middle range prices as too low prices imply that the fabric and durability of the curtains is not that good. It’s also best to buy from reputable sellers and not from cheap local factories with low quality standards.

Maintenance

Not all blackout curtains are created equal. The fabric they are made off determines a great deal their care and maintenance methods. For example, some are made from 100% polyester, some from linen and some from a cotton/polyester mix. In most cases e.g polyester and cotton mixes, a simple machine wash in cold water temperatures will do, but some denser fabrics and linings may require spray or dry cleaning instead. Look for the product’s care and cleaning symbols and instructions prior you buy one.

Is it possible to turn existing curtains into blackout ones?
Yes, if you don’t want to throw away your existing curtains to buy blackout ones, you can do so by installing blackout curtain linings. You can either hang them separately first and then hang your ordinary curtains in the front, or attach them onto your existing curtain rod. The most usual color of blackout linings is white for giving the impression from outside of a wall/unified appearance which is needed in some professional spaces like offices and hospitals.

Are all blackout curtains installed the same way as ordinary curtains?

Typically YES, blackout curtains are set-up the same manner as regular curtains or drapes. For getting the measurements right, you’ll need first to measure 2-3 inches above window or door frames as this is where they’ll start to hang. If you use wraparound rods, you can enhance their light blocking protection and ensure that 80-90% of the light rays will be blocked.

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2509, 2017

Refresh Your Room with Vaulia Damask Floral Design Duvet Cover Set

By |September 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Refresh Your Room with Vaulia Damask Floral Design Duvet Cover Set

When you are searching for the perfect duvet cover, you want to make sure that all these aspects are met:

● Beautiful patterns that blend with the look and style of your room
● Practicality
● High quality material used
● Comfort
● Affordable Cost

In Vaulia Home, our bedding solutions and duvet covers meet all the above requirements–after all, you don’t need to waste a small fortune to get a beautiful and quality duvet cover set. As we spend much of our time sleeping, you want to make sure that you sleep with something nice and comfortable.

Designs like this one above reflect our aim to blend traditional elegant aspects with a more modern American touch. Our team of artsy designers really comes up with great ideas that blend these two and our goal is to offer something that is both pleasing to the eye and to the touch. Therefore, no need to worry about choosing one thing over the other.

So, if you want to invest in a duvet cover set, you better invest in something that is durable and timeless without looking too traditional or out-dated. And this is what we have come up with…

Fashion styles come and go but some floral designs will simply never get out of style. If you want to buy a premium quality duvet cover set with a beautiful and classic print that is perfect for all seasons, why don’t you get yourself a nice damask floral design duvet covet set like this one?

This beautiful damask design consists of white geometric floral patterns in a baby blue background color, blending harmoniously with the beautiful off white shade of the floral designs. No need to worry about purchasing a pattern that you can show and use for only one season. This beautiful yet soft-colored pattern will look appropriate from winter to summer season and in-between. And it suits all ages too.

So if you want to a touch of serenity and revive the relaxing atmosphere of the room, this damask floral design will be a great addition.

2409, 2017

Blackout Blinds Vs Blackout Curtains: Where Do They Differ?

By |September 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Blackout Blinds Vs Blackout Curtains: Where Do They Differ?

If you have a room or space where you want some extra shading and privacy from outside looks, blackout curtains or blackout blinds are your two main options. However, even though they both offer light blocking protection, they bear some differences in terms of composition, maintenance, and even price. In the present article, we are going to discuss their main differences if you are a new buyer so you find what you are looking for depending on your needs.

Light blocking protection.

Some spaces require more light blocking protection while others only need some level of shading. If you have a room where you want the option to reduce lighting and not completely block it or wish to control the amount of light that comes in, blackout blinds are ideal. On the contrary, if you want some heavier protection from light rays, blackout curtains are best. It’s simply a matter of how much light you want to allow in a room or not.

Style and look

Perhaps one of the most prominent differences of blackout blinds vs curtains is their look.Curtains specifically look more elegant and luxurious whereas blackout blinds look more simple and practical, especially in office spaces. For this reason, blackout curtains are ideal for home or hospitality spaces e.g restaurants and hotels whereas blackout color blinds are ideal for office or any other corporate spaces.

Care and Maintenance

Due to the fact that curtains and blinds are made of entirely different materials, they require different care and maintenance. Blackout curtains for example are made of dense fabrics like polyester or cotton mixes whereas blackout blinds are made of PVC or similar plastic material. As you can see, the proper way to clean your curtains is to machine-wash or dry clean them as they are made of fabrics. On the contrary, you can only clean your blinds from dust and bacteria by spraying and wiping their surface off. So if you don’t mind washing once or twice a month, opt for curtains or else choose blinds that require less care.

Durability

That is another factor to consider when choosing blackout curtains or blinds. Although this is a controversial subject among experts and consumers who tried them both, in most cases, blackout curtains are considered to be a tad more durable as they do not degrade and crack from the sun, heat or elements like plastic blinds. A good quality blackout curtain will last you for many years to come (even up to a decade) provided you care it and wash it right and not excessively. Blackout blinds on the other hand tend to last less, depending on their material as they are less sun and heat-resistant.

Price

Whether you have a certain budget in mind-or even if cost is not an issue for you, curtains and blinds slightly differ in price. In general, blackout blinds are a cheaper if made of PVC or vinyl material. The price starts from as low as $8 and can go up to $50 on average per meter. However, wooden or more heavy duty materials may cost a bit more than this range. On the contrary, blackout curtains cost on average anywhere from $30-100 per meter.

Which one is better overall to buy? Essentially, both have their pros and cons and your choice depends on your individual needs. If for example, you want to block light in your home in a more elegant manner and if you don’t mind the cost or care, blackout curtains should be your choice. On the contrary, if you want a cheaper and more flexible option to control light in your small home or office space, go for blinds.

2908, 2017

Peace & Comfort: Best Colors to Paint Your Bedroom

By |August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Peace & Comfort: Best Colors to Paint Your Bedroom


Your bedroom needs to exude peace and calm as it happens to be considered the most ‘personal space’ in any home. Now, you might want to paint the bedroom wall your favorite color, but it might end up being a color that takes away from a sense of peace you require.

If you’ve been wondering about what colors are suitable for bedroom walls and why then here are a few suggestions to help you decide

Plan as a whole

If your bedroom is large and also includes a bathroom as well as a dressing area, it’s recommended that you select a color that will work as a whole. The paint in the bedroom and the bathroom don’t need to match, but there should be able to complement each other to create a unified look. Selecting a neutral shade for your bedroom walls will help you give the space a pop of color through the bed linens, lamps, and other accessories that you have.

It’s all about peace

Stay away from vibrant colors when it comes to painting bedrooms. Vibrant colors are able to stimulate senses without your realization. If you enter your bedroom to sleep but start feeling awake, it might be due to the sharp color scheme.

Also, don’t forget the kid’s bedroom. Parents might be tempted to add bright colors to their kid’s room but doing so can overstimulate a child’s senses too. Go for muted alternatives of the colors you want your kid’s bedroom to be.

Best Colors for Bedroom Walls

Green


Green happens to be one of the best colors to paint bedroom walls. Green is all about peace and will help bring such a feeling into your bedroom as well. It’s also associated with coolness and warmth. Furthermore, there’s a wide variety of colors for you to choose from. It’ll also help your bedroom look modern without being too heavy on the eyes. Such a color looks amazing if you have bare wooden furniture.

Red


If you’re partial to red, you’ll need to be a bit careful with the shade you use. Red is all about stimulation, and it can end up being too overwhelming if not done right. Go for a more muted tint. You can also only paint one of the walls if you prefer.

Red is also associated with love and passion which can be a good thing for some in the bedroom. However, just make sure you don’t select bare wooden pieces as that’ll clash with the red. A red-orange combination can work well for offering a subtle relaxing atmosphere

Yellow


Similar to red, yellow is another good color for bedroom walls if done right. Go for softer shades as they’ll help exude a feeling of relaxation on your senses the moment you enter the room. Muted yellow is said to help give any room a calming effect. It also helps to make a room feel bigger, which is important, so you don’t feel closed-in while trying to sleep.

Blue


The color blue is the traditional route you can’t go wrong with. Blue can work both ways. You can go for softer shades for a sense of calmness or even darker shades for a more warming feel. Deeper shades of blue are perfect for offering a backdrop that’s suitable for classic furniture, artwork, and even antiques.

According to a survey by Travelodge, blue was revealed to play a role in helping people get the best night’s sleep. People who slept in blue painted bedrooms reported sleeping an average of around eight hours.

So, if you’re deciding on the color to paint your bedroom walls, you should ensure going for softer or muted shades to help the said space feel relaxing.

2807, 2017

5 Tips for getting a better night sleep at Summer

By |July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Tips for getting a better night sleep at Summer

Getting a better night’s sleep at summer can be challenging as you are exposed to the heat, humidity and of course annoying insects like flies and mosquitoes. These things can ruin a good night’s sleep so if you want to make the most of it, here are some tips to make your summer sleep more comfortable:

Invest in a good quality and comfortable bedding set.

Who said you don’t need any bedding during summer to cover yourself? While a full bedding set is not necessary, you need one thin layer of bedding like for example a thin sheet to cover your body while you sleep and protect it from insects and excess humidity in the atmosphere.

However, since you will inevitably sweat, you want to invest in something that is breathable and allows fresh air to circulate to control excess temperature. Check out our breathable bedding solutions to make your sleep more comfortable.

Spray an insect repelling spray onto your sheets.

As your hands and face cannot be covered completely under sheets, you will need some level of additional protection from pesky insects. The most practical, safe and efficient way to prevent insects from coming near you is to spray your sheets and pillow cases with an insect repelling spray. It is far safer and more ecological than using tablets and liquids.A good alternative is to light a small set of citronella candles floating over a ball of water that will stay lit for all night–the water underneath will help prevent any incident of fire.

Don’t eat or drink heavily two hours or less before you go to bed.

Since our digestions slow down at night time, eating and drinking heavily will make you feel bloated and have trouble falling asleep–sometimes it may also lead to sudden wake ups during the night. If you want to eat or drink something, eat something light that contains tryptophan or relaxing agents to prepare you for sleep. Yogurt and bananas or chamomile and valerian ice teas are great for this purpose. The yogurt and bananas specifically contain tryptophan which increases the production of melatonin–a hormone release during a good night’s sleep, and iced teas contain relaxing catechins. Also make sure you avoid any coffee or other stimulant substances at least 6 hours before sleep because these may cause insomnia. Don’t forget to have a bottle of water nearby so you don’t get dehydrated.

Wear a mask to prevent any pollen allergies.

If spring and summer months are a nightmare for you because of pollen allergies, you can protect yourself by wearing a simple paper mask while sleeping so it doesn’t come into contact with your nostrils.

Unplug and turn off any devices

Unplug and turn off any devices that generate heat and radiation like your laptop, smartphone, and of course TV. These are not only extra heat sources, the radiation and brightness they emit tricks your brain to stay alert when it should be sleeping.

2607, 2017

How To: 8 Ways to Get Your White Duvet Cover Clean

By |July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on How To: 8 Ways to Get Your White Duvet Cover Clean

Maintaining a perfectly clean white duvet cover isn’t as easy as it seems. Accidental spills, pet hair and other stains and dirt can come from anywhere and anytime. Plus, you don’t want to risk harboring any nasty germs and bacteria or parasites that could put you long-term health under risk. On the opposite side of the spectrum, over-washing or not washing your white duvet cover properly can ruin the delicate fibers of the fabric and even its bright white color.

Fortunately, there are some expert washing tips and proper ways to keep your white duvet cover perfectly clean and white. Here they are:

1.Wash it separately and only with other delicate white linens and clothes.

If you wash it with linens of random colors, you will risk ruining its white color and causing friction  and pilling due to the difference in fabric textures. 

2.Avoid using strong detergents.

Strong detergents are not good for the delicate texture of your white duvet cover as it loosens the integrity of their fibers. The best alternative to avoid this is to use a mild detergent, and preferably one optimised for white linen and cool temperatures. Ecological detergents or washing balls are also fine for this purpose.

3.Always wash in cold temperatures.

As in the case of using strong detergents, washing at hot temperatures can ruin the delicate fibers of your white duvet cover. Ideally, you want to wash at temperatures below 40 degrees. Anything more than that is not indicated.

4.Avoid using any fabric softeners.

Fabric softeners used often can coat your white duvet cover with residue and loosen them, decreasing that way the life of your white duvet cover.

5.Use bleach and oxy-clean in moderation.

If your white duvet cover has dirts and stains that can’t be possibly lifted with just detergent and water, you can use sporadically bleach or oxiclean powder to clean up all the stains and keep your duvet cover squeaky clean. However, you should only do so only in case of persistent dirt and stains as too much bleach can damage the fibers of your duvet cover.

6.Use stain remover spray before washing or for a quick fix of stains.

In case of accidental spills or pet stains e.g you can use a stain removal spray to dilute the stain prior washing or even eliminate the stain completely on its own, without having to wash the entire duvet cover.

7.Invest in second duvet cover set without paying a fortune.

Having a second white duvet cover at an affordable cost, can save you time and effort as having only one requires more frequent washing. Just make sure your second duvet cover is stored  at a cool and dry place away from dust and dirt and you can swap instantly in case the first was stained

8.Use a non-harsh drying method.

Drying your duvet cover naturally is the least harsh way among others to make it dry without ruining the structure of the fibers. Line drying inside or outside home is the most preferred choice.

In any case, you have to check the original instructions in the label of your duvet cover such as washing and ironing temperatures as not all duvet covers all made of the same material and depth. If you are unsure, it’s best to refrain from using extra strong methods and use milder ones instead to wash your white duvet cover in order to avoid the risk of discoloration and tearing apart its fibers.

 

 

 

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