Re-purposing for Home Decorating

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 »


Deco Wrap, the Versatile Cornice

 

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 »


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 »


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 »


Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

 

Greenery / Pantone 15-0343

 

 

 I love this shade and I often refer to it as Apple Green. When I redecorated my family room a few years ago this is the color I wanted to incorporate, as it’s a pretty shade that can be treated as a neutral. Think of plants in your room. The vibrant color of leaves can mix with anything and add life and a… Read more »