Summer is almost here, Happy Memorial Day! You can see the buds blooming and smell the sweet floral fragrances in the air. It’s so nice to be able to open up the windows and enjoy the fresh breeze. Summer is a great time to refresh your décor too. The excitement of the new season motivates me, and I like to lighten things up a bit when the weather gets hot. Take look around to see what you can do freshen up… Read more »
Decorating With Very Peri, Pantone’s Color of the Year
Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is called Very Peri. I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty blue hue with a violet undertone. But how do we decorate with the shade Very Peri? Before we decide how to incorporate this trending color, lets ask a question. What comes to mind when we think of this shade? The… Read more »
The Impact of Flowers in Home Décor
I recently planting these roses. The Knock Out variety is extremely hardy and practically maintenance free. As you can see, the color is beautiful and vibrant. I can’t wait until the bushes are full. I will be able to cut them throughout the summer to brighten up my living room.
Flowers can make a big impact on any room in the home. It is a simple and affordable way to liven up… Read more »
How to Make Returns for DecoWrap
I have been asked many times if DecoWrap could “return” back to the wall like a custom cornice. In creating the product, we made it as simple as possible so anyone could make a window treatment it in minutes. So while it was not designed to have returns, it can be accomplished in a few relatively simple steps. I have laid them out below, using a single 40″ cornice as an example to follow… Read more »
Custom vs DIY Cornice Boards
Cornice boards are essentially wooden boxes that hang above the moldings around a window. They have a long history and were a popular element of hanging curtains throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Although you would be hard pressed to find the elaborate wood sculpted and painted versions from hundreds of years ago, cornice boards are still popular today.
Fabric covered cornice boards are appropriate for both… Read more »
How High to Hang Window Treatments
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 a 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… Read more »
Ideas to Save Money on DIY Drapery Fabric
I recently got a call from a customer inquiring about using store bought drapery panels instead of cut 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.
Drapery Fabric Panels from Target
When I invented Deco Wrap over twenty years ago, there was very little variety of ready-made window… Read more »
Simple Drapery for Today’s Windows
Simple Pinch-pleat Panel Drawn to One Side
Styles of the Past
Consumers have embraced a more simple style of decorating windows. This contrasts sharply from what you would have seen years ago when very traditional styles were popular. Some would call it fussy, over styled, opulent or even gaudy. The drapery of the past, and I’m old enough to remember, consisted of swags and jabots, cornices, lambrequins, and multiple layers of fabric. First… Read more »
DecoWrap, Cornice and Valance in One!
It’s 2022 and we still are seeing a trend of minimalism in window treatment design. For simple window décor, the cornice or valance is always a good choice. Lets take a look at what makes them different from each other and why DecoWrap is a great 2-in-1 product.
The term valance is loosely used describe a window top treatment. It can be a simple faux wood piece to cover the headrail of… Read more »
2022 New Year’s Decorating Resolutions
With the new year upon us, I was thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2022. This year I added the category of New Year’s “decorating resolutions”. I want to love my home and everything in it. Because we are in our homes every day, our interior environment has a big impact on how we feel. That is why I’m making some big changes in 2022 and decorating will be at the top of… Read more »