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… Read more »
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 brighten 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 blow in… Read more »
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 they hang beautifully. Many… Read more »
Pantone’s “Color of the Year”
Living Coral (16-1546)
Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is called Living Coral (16-1546). I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty and cheerful hue. What comes to mind when we think of Living Coral? The deep sea, natural beauty, and vividness are… Read more »
When you think about all of the options for window treatments on the market, there are three main categories to choose from. There are 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… Read more »
With the new year upon us, I started thinking about what goals I am going to tackle in 2019. With regards to decorating, I want to love my home and everything in it. When you think about it, you are in your home every day, it surrounds you and has a big impact on how you feel. That is why I’m making some big changes in 2019.
I will go room… Read more »
It’s the holidays, a time for gathering with family and gift giving too. I can’t help but think about my favorite part of the season, gift wrapping! That’s a joke, I leave it all until the end because I always dread it. 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… Read more »
As an only child growing up, I recall having a lot of time alone. To alleviate my boredom I gravitated towards making things. You could say I started young as a do-it-yourself gal, as I must have been only about 7 years old. My first re-purposed item was from old jeans. I made mod pillows from worn out dungarees. I would cut off the pant legs and sew them shut, stuff the insides,… Read more »
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 simple 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… Read more »
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 »