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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Window Treatments

 
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Window treatments may not be the first thing people notice when they walk into a room, but blinds, shades, and draperies are there in the background – or the foreground, depending on your style – doing an important job or two. Whether the role of a room’s window treatments is to create warmth, frame a view, block light, or add color and texture to the décor, they make an enormous difference in ambiance. Have you neglected the window treatments in your home? Maybe it’s because you’re not sure where to start. Here are five ways to spice up your window treatments.

A Calm Holiday of Blue

 
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The holidays bring a whirlwind of joy, blessings, gifts, family, friends, office parties and formal gatherings that often land in a heap of chaos. A simple way to help curtail the chaotic vibe, at least at home, is to decorate with blue.

On a Budget? Make Your Space Look Expensive

 
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When you want luxurious décor and don’t have the budget to match, there are touches that can make a room look expensive without actually costing a lot. To begin with, a clean and uncluttered home looks pulled together, and making an effort to keep order will always work in your favor if it’s good taste you want to reflect. Stash, organize, and remove whatever’s taking up valuable square footage. Then consider the following changes to your space.

Red and Green: Unique Ways to Use Traditional Holiday Colors

 

Why do we love red and green during the holidays? While the origin of why red and green represents the holiday season has been theorized by many, as decorators we like to focus on the simple comfort and joy this color combination brings to the home.

11 Easy Christmas Decorations for the Procrastinator

 

For the procrastinators among us, Christmas can creep up quickly. But just because you’re a procrastinator, doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate good holiday décor or that you don’t want a beautiful home at Christmas time. If you’ve only got days (or hours!) left to pull together a festive home, we’ve collected 10 easy Christmas decoration ideas that you can whip up with just a few supplies – many of which you may already have hidden in your totes and closets.

Tartan Twist: Do It Like This

 

You needn’t be of Scottish descent to have an affinity for tartan. And your liking for this striking pattern need not be confined to reds, greens, blues, and blacks. Just look at the many colorful and unexpected ways you can incorporate tartan into your décor, far beyond accessories.

Fall Trend: One-of-a-Kind Pieces as Focal Point

 

One-of-a-kind pieces lend mystique to a home. They have their own story to tell while adding flavor to a home’s tale. Best of all, these rare finds can also serve as a room’s focal point. Whether antique, brand new, or hand-me-down, making a room’s décor revolve around one extraordinary find that makes your home décor that much more personal.

Sophisticated Décor to Warm the Home

 

As the days continue to grow colder, we will continue to search for ways to warm our homes. While traditional winter décor adds layers and warm colors as an easy and effective design strategy, there are other ways to enhance comfort and warmth while sustaining your edge of sophistication.

Giving Thanks for Long-Lasting, Easy-to-Accessorize Décor

 

As we transition through our lives, we will transition through at least one if not several spaces we will call home. From our first solo rentals to more permanent abodes, wouldn’t it be nice to have staple décor pieces that would follow us from place to place and still be as functional and look as stylish as the day we bought them? It is possible.

Fresh Complementary Colors: 10 Coordinating Colors to Use in Your Home

 

"All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites." Marc Chagall

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