Window Treatments or Not?

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 can cause… Read more »


Lighten Up Your Summer Decor

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 light up 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… Read more »


Easy Cornice and Panel Styles with Deco Wrap

 

The most popular Deco Wrap style is the Straight Cornice with Panels.  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 any room in the home. It all depends upon the fabric you choose. With the Deco Wrap… Read more »


Refreshing Spring Decor

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 indoor potted flowers. I… Read more »


Low Cost Fabric Alternatives for Decorating

Even if I were a billionaire I would still love a good deal. When I saw this fabric shower curtain in Home Goods, I had to get it. I loved the bold stripe. I think, that’s how many yards for 14.99? That’s a lot of material, what a bargain! I was inspired, it was perfect for our mudroom, which is pretty stark. It’s basically all white wood cabinetry, paper white walls, and gray tile. The… Read more »


Deco Wrap Cornice and Panel Style

The simple straight cornice is the the most popular Deco Wrap style, but tuck in two long lengths of fabric at both ends of the cornice and you have the Deco Wrap cornice and panel style. When installed, the added fabric hangs down on either side of the window to create a custom drapery look. The panels add impact to the room, but the style is not overwhelming as it gracefully frames the… Read more »


Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments for Less

When you think about all of the options for window treatments on the market, there are three main categories to choose from. You have readi-made curtains and drapery purchased at retail, custom made window treatments contracted through a design professional, or there is a “do-it-yourself” option. Let’s look at how they differ and see what might be best for your decorating project. Readi-made curtains and valances tend to be much less expensive than custom-made but your choices are… Read more »


Easy DIY Roman Valances

Out of all the window treatment valances, one of my favorite styles is the Roman. It has the look of a professionally sewn, folded Roman shade, but it is stationary. The Roman style is my go-to choice because it is simple, yet elegant. When considering do-it-yourself window treatment ideas, Deco Wrap cornices give you no-sew ease with a high end look. You have many options as to how you can create it, and it is easy… Read more »


Deco Wrap, the Versatile Cornice

There are many window treatment valances available on the market, both ready-made and custom designed. In the valance category, the versatile cornice is the style I prefer for many reasons. A simple cornice is an easy way to decorate and add interest to a room. It is a versatile choice because it can look casual or elegant, neutral and monochromatic, or bold and vibrant.  The straight lines of a Deco Wrap cornice allow you to create the mood of your window… Read more »


A New Year for Decorating

With the new year approaching, I started thinking about what goals I am going to tackle in 2018. With regards to decorating, I want to love my home and everything in it. When you think about it, you are in your home every day, it surrounds you and has a big impact on how you feel.  That is why I’m making some big changes in 2018.

I will go room to… Read more »