October Holiday Decorating, Getting Ready for the Trifecta!

It’s October and we have three big holidays ahead of us; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I love this time of year because that means holiday decorating! Unfortunately, I’m off to a late start as I haven’t even finished my front pots for the Fall. It’s time to decide what new and creative holiday decorating plan to implement for the exterior front entry, as I never do anything the same as the previous year…. Read more »


Re-purposing for Home Decorating

As an only child growing up, I recall having a lot of time alone. To alleviate my boredom I gravitated towards making things. You could say I started young as a do-it-yourself gal, as I must have been only about 7 years old.  My first re-purposed item was from old jeans. I made mod pillows from worn out dungarees.  I would cut off the pant legs and sew them shut, stuff the insides,… Read more »


Fall Decorating on a Budget

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to bring the look of Fall into your home. You can easily and inexpensively get a festive look by adding seasonal colors to your current decor. Fall decorating with warm earthy hues in shades of orange, yellow, and red. These warm shades evoke the cozy feeling of the Autumn season. Think about the leaves on the trees turning all of those beautiful tones. A soft woven afghan… Read more »


Fall Color Trends for 2018

The Fall and Winter color trends are bolder and more expressive. According to Pantone, the colors for Fall/Winter 2018 express our need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity.  Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman states that designers and consumers are pedaling away from cyclical trends in favor of more self-expressive, nontraditional choices. The Pantone Color Institute has formulated a Top 10 list that plays up shades which disregard season, and bolder brighter colors… 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… Read more »


Tips for Selecting the Right Drapery Fabric

 

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… Read more »


Fun and Easy Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Deco Wrap no sew cornices make decorating your children’s room a snap. 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. You can wrap the fabric around… Read more »


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 »