A Little Drapery Trim goes a Long Way

I just received these trim samples in the mail from Etsy. I’m working on a new drapery project and I thought this chain link pattern would make a nice statement for the tieback. The addition of trim can make a big impact on your design, and a little goes a long way.

Trim Samples Chain link Tieback

You can purchase a good quality ready made window covering and create a custom… Read more »


Lighten Up Your Décor for Summer

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 »


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

DecoWrap 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 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.

Cornice Materials

Fabric covered cornice boards are appropriate for both… 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 »


The DIY Monogram for Personalized Décor

Ancient Monograms

We sometimes think of monogramming as a southern thing, or a trendy way to identify personal belongings, but it actually has a long history. The earliest known monogram was found on 6th century B.C. Roman coins. They were marked with the ruler’s initials to authenticate and legitimize them. Throughout history, the monogram was a symbol of the powerful and the elite. From Greek and Roman history through the Victorian age, royalty, military leaders,… Read more »


Decorating and Television Placement

Have you ever walked into a room and noticed the odd placement of someone’s TV? It can affect the entire aesthetic of the room. Sometimes the wrong size or location can look downright ridiculous. When decorating your living space, the placement of the television is crucial to a harmonious room design. Most people don’t realize there are a few rules to follow to ensure it’s proper placement and installation.

TV in Custom Built-In

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Decorating for Fall on a Budget

Fall Hydrangea colors

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to bring the look of Fall into your home. You can easily and inexpensively get an autumnal look by adding seasonal colors to your current décor. Fall decorating with warm earthy hues in shades of orange, yellow, and red evoke the cozy feeling of the season. Think about the leaves on the trees turning all of those beautiful tones. When my Hydrangeas start to turn,… Read more »


A Custom Look Valance, No Sewing!

I love simple projects and wanted to share this DIY window treatment with you. I made a quick no sew valance from a piece of left over material we had from our Deco Wrap cornice samples. It was one yard of 54″ wide home decorators fabric and the selvedge ends were trimmed off. To figure out how much fabric you need, determine the window width you need to cover and add 12″. My width was… Read more »