Get a Custom Drapery Look for Much Less

I will share a trick that I use to create a custom drapery look, but with out breaking the bank. The living room photo below from my last post has drapery panels on an iron rod with rings. The panels are pinch pleated, a style generally associated with custom made window treatments.

Simple drapery panels Pinch Pleat

My money saving idea was to sew pinch pleats onto store bought panels. I really like… 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 »


A Sparkling Idea for Bathroom Windows

Decorating bathroom windows can pose challenges. Often in older homes the bathrooms can have funny little windows you are not sure what to do with. On the other hand in new construction, you might find large modern bathrooms with beautiful over sized windows. The problem there is being too close to a neighbor who shares the view! There are a few thing you have to consider as you explore your options. Because it is your… Read more »


2020 New Year’s Decorating Resolutions

With the new year approaching, I started thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2020. This year I will add 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 2020 and decorating will be at the top of the… Read more »


Quick and Easy Roman Valances

Out of all the window treatment valances, one of my favorite styles is the Roman. It has the look of a professionally sewn, folded Roman shade, but it is stationary. The Roman style is my go-to choice because it is simple, yet elegant. When considering do-it-yourself window treatment ideas, Deco Wrap cornices give you no-sew ease with a high end look. You have many options as to how you can create it, and it is easy… Read more »


Window Treatments, Which Purchase Option is Best for You?

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 »


Create Stylish Do-It-Yourself Roman Valances

Out of all the window treatment valances, one of my favorite styles is the Roman. It has the look of a professionally sewn, folded Roman shade, but it is stationary. The Roman style is my go-to choice because it is simple, yet elegant. When considering do-it-yourself window treatment ideas, Deco Wrap cornices give you no-sew ease with a high end look. You have many options as to how you can create it, and it is easy… Read more »


If You Can Wrap a Present You Can DecoWrap Your Windows

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 »


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 »


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 »