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 »


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 »


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 »


ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018

 

PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018

 

What comes to mind when we think of Ultra-Violet, or the color purple? The late Prince, Barney the dinosaur, fantasy, and serenity are some things that I think of. I’m just looking around my own home and I can’t find anything in this trending shade.

Although ultra-violet is the color… Read more »


Design Trends 2017

I always watch for the latest design trends, because in decorating, it’s wise to be ahead of the curve. You want your decor to look chic and fresh and not go “out of style”. When making large purchases, the smart thing to do is to buy timeless furnishings, as they do not become quickly outdated. Generally I’ll use trendy accent pieces and accessories, so it is much easier and less expensive to update your… Read more »