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Don’t Forget to Clean Your Blinds for Spring Cleaning

If your blinds are not becoming to you…they should be coming to us!

Ultrasonics is a revolutionary method of cleaning your blinds through the use of sound waves. Ultrasonic cleaning is fast, efficient, and completely safe. Ultrasonics cleans the vanes/fabric of blinds, as well as the cords, ladders, strings, and wand. When the process is complete, you will have a blind that is free from odors, dust, soot, and other allergens.

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Please contact us if you would like to set up an appointment or go to our website,, and go to the blind cleaning page for more details. Happy Cleaning!



Can You Paint This?

One of the more frequent questions we get is: can I paint this? The customer is usually talking about old, varnished woodwork or kitchen cabinets. Bathroom tiles that are very dated looking is also a common surface that they want to paint.

All painting projects, to be successful, require proper surface preparation and the choice of correct materials. Insl-X, a wholly owned subsidiary of Benjamin Moore Paints, is well known by professionals for manufacturing some of the best primers in the industry. Today, I want to introduce you to Stix!

INSL-X Paint

It is a truly remarkable product that will provide you with a bond to an old surface for repainting. Just scuffing up a glossy or varnished surface will not provide a good bond for the finish paint. Stix does what the name says and produces remarkable results.

Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals.

  • Bonds to “hard-to-coat” surfaces
  • Cures in temperatures as low as 35° F (1.57° C)
  • Creates an extremely hard film
  • Excellent enamel holdout
  • Can be top coated with almost any product
  • Low odor

It is available in both quarts and gallons here at American Wallpaper & Design Center.

If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

Save Energy with Hunter Douglas Energy Smart Style Promo

With the current promotions available from Hunter Douglas, you can save energy and on the cost of new window treatments. With a variety or rebates and free upgrades, American Wallpaper & Design Center offers a wide assortment of products that can make your rooms warmer and at the same time, give a new look to your home.

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We have had customers tell us that once we installed Duette Architella shades in their house, rooms that were too drafty and cold to sit in, became cozy and useable. With free cordless upgrades on many products as well as rebates, now is a good time to purchase them. Please stop by our beautiful showroom so you can see how these can save you energy costs and at the same time spruce up your room.

White Accents Will Make Your Home Appear More Bright and Airy

Winter is the perfect time to add white to your interior decor because it lightens up rooms on dark days and stormy nights. And it adds a clean, clear look that works all year round. 

You might be surprised that white isn’t a single color. White comes in many versions, some with warmer overtones and some cooler. The warm tones tend to complement traditional and elegant homes better, while cooler hues may work better in modern or contemporary spaces. Depending on the shade you select – and the colors around it – white can calm your rooms or add energy.

What kinds of interior elements work best in white? White is fabulous for almost any home fashions, including wall covering, paint, rugs, upholstery fabric, floor coverings, window treatments, linens and accessories. And, in addition to matching just about everything, white bed linens and towels seem so much crisper and cleaner than any other color.

White is stunning when used with black or another dark, rich color like chocolate brown, Indian red or deep blue. White can be paired beautifully with almost any color palette, including neutral creams, taupes, tans, blues, grays and more. Even a room that’s decorated almost all in white doesn’t have to be bland or boring because it can include such a variety of textures, including rough or smooth, soft or hard, and matte or glossy finishes.

Make a bright design choice by adding white to your decor this winter. Come see our display of in-stock wallcovering, our large collection of wallpaper sample books, and the infinite choices of color in our fabulous paint line, Coronado Paints by Benjamin Moore.

Is It Cold and Drafty Inside Your House?

Mother Nature has really been giving us a run for our money so far this winter. Don’t you hate coming in from the cold, outdoors, and then sitting in your favorite chair and feel a cold draft? Don’t you hate even more the high energy costs in trying to heat the house?


HunterDouglas has a wide assortment of energy saving window treatments that have style as well as function. Their award winning Architella line of Duette Honeycomb shades will make you more comfortable in the house and save you money on heating and air conditioning costs.

 The come in a wide variety of fabrics and colors and are available with different operating systems from cordless to motorized and many other ways in between.  And of course, all made in theUSAand are backed by the best warrantee in the industry..a limited lifetime warrantee.


So, please come into our beautiful showroom to see the many options available. We measure and install everything we sell to take the worry out of your mind. Keep warm!

Is Your House a Bit Frightful for the Holidays?

Getting ready for the upcoming holidays is no small task. Gifts to purchase, cards to write food to cook, and oops, the house! If you are entertaining for the holidays, take a step back and look at the rooms that you will have guests in. Are they a bit tired looking? Paint chipped? Wallpaper dated?


We have the solution for you! Come to our showroom and take a look at the huge selection of in-stock wallpaper we have right here. The cost for in-stock wallpaper is considerably less than when we have to order it for you. And the best thing is that there is no waiting. Come in and take a look at our selection of textures, small prints, damasks, and more contemporary designs.


It is popular to do an accent wall in a room with wallpaper and we will help you select a paint color for the other three walls and trim that will be just right to make the room positively beautiful and one you can be proud to show off to your guests.


Happy Holidays from all of us at AmericanWallpaper & DesignCenter!


Are your Blinds in need of Cleaning?

Did you know that your blinds actually act as filters, collecting dirt, dust, grime, allergens and bacteria from airborne contaminants that come through the window screen? We offer thorough cleaning services to get rid of the contaminants and get your blinds looking beautiful again.

Check out our Blind Cleaning page for more information of give us a call at 800-672-3751

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