Sprucing Up Spring Décor

With the spring finally here and summer soon approaching,  I like to plan on making some changes to my décor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some refreshing spring decorating ideas that can spruce up your look and brighten your mood.

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… Read more »


The Drapery “Puddle”

I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the term “puddling” in drapery lingo. It’s a funny term but it is a feature to be decided upon when getting custom drapery for your windows. Puddling is the result of the excess fabric length when lies on the floor. I ran across this question recently and I thought about what I would advise if I were consulting today.

When I last… Read more »


Cornice Boards 101

Deco Wrap DIY Cornice

Cornice boards are essentially wooden boxes that hang above the moldings around a window. They have a long history and were a popular means 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 most commonly found… Read more »


Change Your Window Treatment Style in Minutes

I love being able to change my valance styles on a whim because I get tired of looking at the same old thing day after day. Deco Wrap cornices allow me to re-style or change the fabric when ever I want. They are so versatile and easy to recover and redesign. I have changed the fabric and style in my mudroom so often, it’s hard to recall the many variations. Here are some recent… Read more »


How to Make Returns for DecoWrap Cornices

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 »


Design Tips for Setting Up a Home Workspace

Many of us are working from home for the first time. If you are not fortunate enough to have a dedicated office in your home, here are some tips for creating a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing work environment.

Location, Location, Location!

Location is what they say is most important when buying real estate, but it is also key to establishing a successful workspace. You will be spending most of your time at your desk,… Read more »


Choosing the Right Drapery Fabric for Your Window Covering

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. Personally, I love sheers as they add texture but are lightweight and offer varying opacities for privacy. Here are some tips that I hope will be helpful. 

Silk… Read more »


2021 New Years Decorating Resolutions

With the new year upon us, I was thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2021. 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 2021 and decorating will be at the top of… Read more »


Quick Change Valance Style

I love do it yourself decorating. It makes changing your look easy and I get bored with the same thing rather quickly. For my latest project, I took the roman balloon valance that I recently made for my mudroom and changed it to a different style. It took about five minutes!

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After

I got the idea when I was putting away my Christmas wrapping. When I decided to organize my paper, bows and gift… Read more »


Tips For Spacing Furniture

There are a few helpful rules when it comes to furniture placement and spacing. You want to create a feeling of coherence in a room but it is important not to overcrowd pieces. The flow of a room is critical for creating comfort as well as good aesthetics. Here are a few key tips to follow as you plan your furniture layout.

There should be a minimum of 2 1/2 feet of space… Read more »