Decorating bathroom windows can be awkward. Often times in older homes the bathrooms can have funny little windows you are not sure what to do with. On the flip side, in new construction, you might find large modern bathrooms with beautiful over sized windows. The problem there being a close neighbor who shares the view! There are a few thing you have to consider as you explore your options. The most important, because it is… Read more »
Pantone’s “Color of the Year”
Living Coral (16-1546)
Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is called Living Coral (16-1546). I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty and cheerful hue. But how do we decorate with the shade Living Coral? Before we decide how to incorporate this trending color, lets ask a question. What comes… Read more »
I recently got a call from a customer inquiring about using drapery panels for fabric to cover their DecoWrap cornices. I want to share some of what I told her, as I think it is helpful and it can save you money in the process.
When I invented DecoWrap over twenty years ago there was very little variety of redi-made window treatments on the market. You could only find a limited selection to choose from,… Read more »
The most popular Deco Wrap style is the Straight Cornice with Panels. Easy cornice and panel styles can be created in minutes. This window treatment has a custom look and it is simple to create. I often choose the cornice and panel style because it frames the window, adds impact to the room, yet it is not heavy or overwhelming. It is a versatile style as well as it can be used in just about… Read more »
Deco Wrap no sew cornices make decorating your children’s room a snap. One great idea for kids rooms is to simply purchase extra bed sheets to coordinate with the bedding and use it on your Deco Wrap cornices. You don’t need to buy expensive fabric and the coordination of windows and bedding pulls the room together with little effort.
Making your children’s window treatments can be both fun and easy. Let’s look at some… Read more »
How high do I hang my window treatments? This is a question I hear all of the time. The quick answer is 4″ to 6″ above the window or window molding. In the past it was more common to hang drapery at the height of the window, but aesthetically, a higher installation looks better as it adds size and creates a more grand look overall. The designer’s rule of thumb for rooms with average… Read more »
Sometimes we have the option to either treat the windows with window coverings or to leave them plain. More often, window treatments are a needed for privacy, light control, or both. The need for privacy is most common, especially in our bedrooms and bathrooms. Light control can be desired in bedrooms and for rooms with television viewing, but it may also be necessary for spaces where direct sunlight can do damage. Harsh sunlight… Read more »
With summer approaching, I usually like to plan on making some changes to my decor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some decorating ideas that can lighten your look and brighten your mood for the summer.
Take down those heavy drapes and let the light brighten up your room. Instead, use pretty sheer panels. They can still give some privacy while letting light filter through. It’s a great feeling when they blow in… Read more »
There is much to consider when deciding to tackle a window drapery project. One of the most important factors is what type of drapery fabric to choose. Some of the things you need to think about are fabric weight, drape-ability, durability and privacy to name a few. Here are some tips that I hope will be helpful.
Silk (or faux silk), most linen and velvet are superior for window drapery as they hang beautifully. Many… Read more »
Spring is finally here! You can see the new buds blooming and smell the sweet floral fragrances in the air. Pretty soon we will be opening up our windows daily to enjoy the fresh warm breeze. Spring is a great time to refresh your décor too. The excitement of the new season motivates me. Take look around to see what you can do freshen up your décor. Here are some simple ideas to bring in the spring. Bring home fresh cut flowers or pretty… Read more »