Be Creative with Fresh Cut Flowers

Flowers can make a big impact on any room in the home. It is a simple and affordable way to liven up any space. And because they are so pretty, you really can’t go wrong.

Bringing the outdoors in with flowers and greens is such an easy way to refresh your home. It’s the ideal accessory. Use pretty glass vases or mason jars as vessels. Brightly colored ceramic containers can coordinate… Read more »


A Versatile Cornice Using Faux Leather

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 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 your window treatment, it… Read more »


Tips for Installing Window Treatments at the Proper Height

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 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… 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


If You can Wrap a Present, Deco Wrap Your Windows. It’s a Gift!

It’s the holidays, a time for gathering with family and gift giving too. I can’t help but think about my least favorite part of the season, gift wrapping! What I consider fun “wrapping” is making a DecoWrap cornice. It is so easy we say, “If you can wrap a present you can decorate with DecoWrap!”  It’s fun because you are creating something pretty and you get a great sense of accomplishment.  It’s easy because you… 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 »


Halloween Decorating Never Dies

Decorating for Halloween will never die out in this house. I’m not quite sure whether we have more Halloween decorations or Christmas decorations. It’s crazy. Every year I say I’m going to pair down and get rid of at least half of what we store. Now here we are again and I’m like a kid in a candy store. Out come all the decorations and I spend the evening arranging and primping them… Read more »