Decorating with Lamps

26 Jun

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The importance of lighting

Too often lamps become an afterthought to a decorating project when we’re exhausted Decorating with Lamps2from planning other details. In reality, they’re the perfect finish to a room because they create a feeling of warmth and atmosphere. It’s important to focus on lamps for a beautifully completed room decor.

Function is definitely key to selecting lamps since different types of lamps and light bulbs provide various qualities of light. Work with a pro to help plan your entire lighting scheme, which often includes recessed lighting, hanging lights, lamps and more.

The style, color, shape and materials of a lamp should complement the style of your décor. Lamps may add a distinctive touch that stands out and becomes a focal point, or they can fit into the background. The choice is yours. A lamp can be traditional or modern, masculine or feminine, and embellished or clean in look.

Lamps add beauty and function

Think of all the places you can add a beautiful lamp: Decorating with Lamps3
– A dining room buffet
– A foyer console table
– A bedroom nightstand or dresser
– An end table or side table in the living room or great room
– The vanity in a powder room
– The desk in a home office

Of course, not all lamps perch on a table-like surface in your home. Floor lamps add a beautiful mix, sitting next to almost any piece of furniture in almost any room. Just remember not to put your floor lamp too close to passageways.

Decorating with Lamps4Focus on updating your lamps this season to create a brilliant fashion statement and additional lighting.

 

 

 

Delux Drapery is a local window covering dealer specializing in the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, including roller shades, cellular honeycomb shades, roman shades, sheers and shadings, woven wood shades, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, plantation shutters, and motorized window fashions. We also offer a variety of other interior design products, including custom drapery and valances, furniture, wallpaper, custom bedding, patio screen shades, and much more. Our showroom is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI), and we proudly serve Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities.

Contact us here.

Kids’ Room Decorating Ideas

19 Jun

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How to decorate a child’s bedroom

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For smaller kids, make sure to leave free floor space for playing.

Planning the décor of your child’s bedroom is a very personal experience, both for you and for your child. Every child has different interests, likes and dislikes; yet there are some commonalities in all children’s rooms.

The room should have a comfortable bed, a desk or table with chairs, and storage for clothes, shoes, books, toys, and other items. It’s also nice to have free floor space in the room for playing, and let’s admit it: Many kids prefer to sit on the floor instead of in a chair!

It’s smart to buy sturdy, long-lasting furniture that can transition from early childhood to the teen years. Use smaller and less expensive elements to reflect your child’s current interests and likes.

Get your child involved

Let kids make some decisions, especially about colors they like and the theme of their KidsRoom3room. Themes may include a cartoon character, the circus, music, ballerina, horses, dolls, astronauts, cowboys, safari, lodge, a favorite activity or sport, or a local sports team.

Great elements to let kids select include:
– Paint color
– Bed linens
– Pieces of art
– Rugs

Maybe even help them create a unique piece of art for their room!

Create a fun and durable décor

KidsRoom4Additional decorative elements to consider include:
– Stencils or decals on walls or ceilings to carry out a theme
– An unusual lamp or light fixture
– Colorful plastic bins for storage
– Painting one wall with chalkboard paint so they can draw on it and erase whenever they’d like

Furnishings should be easy to clean and maintain and difficult to break. Install lower hanging rods in the closet that can be removed, as they grow taller.

Your children will grow up sooner than you think. Have fun planning a bedroom they KidsRoom5love and that will provide long-lasting memories.

 

 

 

 

Delux Drapery is a local window covering dealer specializing in the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, including roller shades, cellular honeycomb shades, roman shades, sheers and shadings, woven wood shades, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, plantation shutters, and motorized window fashions. We also offer a variety of other interior design products, including custom drapery and valances, furniture, wallpaper, custom bedding, patio screen shades, and much more. Our showroom is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI), and we proudly serve Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities.

Contact us here.

Decorating With Bookshelves

12 Jun

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Exhibit your treasures and reduce clutter

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Bookshelves add beauty and function

A beautiful set of bookshelves is about so more than just books! Bookshelves are a design element that is both functional and decorative. They solve some of your storage issues and, at the same time, help you display decorative items, such as statuary, vases, flower arrangements, clocks, plants, photos and yes, even books!

Bookshelves are not just for a home office or library; instead, they can add function and interest to almost any room of the house, from foyer to kitchen to bedroom and more.

How to find the perfect bookshelves

Shelves come in almost any style, material, shape and color; some are closed in and

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Industrial bookshelves add a bit of grit to your room.others are open style. Bookshelves can be built-in, customized to your space, or they can be purchased as-is and set in place.


Different styles will have a different impact on your décor:
– A vintage bookshelf can add a bit of history to your room
– Industrial bookshelves add grit and an avant-garde vibe
– A French boulangerie display shelf creates a European feel
– Totally modern neutral bookshelves blend into the background of your decorating style

Consider your budget, style preferences, and the shelf location when making your selection.

Tips for arranging your shelves

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A library with built-in shelves. Arrange your books by color for added interest.

Consider these ideas to optimize the impact of your bookshelves:
– For a new take on arranging books, lay books horizontally or organize your books by color
– Install bookshelves along a stairway or around windows or a door
– If your bookshelves have a closed back, paint the back a contrasting color
– Don’t pack your shelves too tightly; leaving space empty creates a cleaner look
– Use a bookshelf as a room divider, either at waist height or full height

Bookshelves5– Don’t forget about bookends; some are interesting and fun

Add appeal to the display of your prized possessions and clear up the clutter with a beautiful set of bookshelves.

 

 

Delux Drapery is a local window covering dealer specializing in the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, including roller shades, cellular honeycomb shades, roman shades, sheers and shadings, woven wood shades, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, plantation shutters, and motorized window fashions. We also offer a variety of other interior design products, including custom drapery and valances, furniture, wallpaper, custom bedding, patio screen shades, and much more. Our showroom is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI), and we proudly serve Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities.

Contact us here

 

 

Benefits of Motorized Shades and Blinds

22 May

Motorized window treatments may seem like something from the future, but they are available from Hunter Douglas now and offer a wide variety of benefits.

Motorized Blinds Are Safe and Easy to Operate

If you have children or pets you know how their curiosity can get the best of them sometimes. Unfortunately, this often leads to trouble. Figuring out how window treatments work can be fun, but if they have cords, it can also be dangerous. Motorized blinds and shades are cordless, making them safe for little ones and four-legged ones.

Having large windows offers a great view of the outdoors and lets in lots of natural light. But when you want shade or privacy, bigger windows require bigger window coverings, which become cumbersome to open and close. Motorization takes the hard work out of adjusting large window coverings. Simply push a button on a remote control or wall switch and the even the most unwieldy blinds move with ease.

Automated window treatments also make your home safer when you aren’t there. Whether you are at work for the day or on a week-long vacation, being able to move your horizontal blinds remotely makes it look like you’re home, discouraging would-be thieves from breaking into your home. Motorized shades can be scheduled to open and close during the day or they can be adjusted at any time using your mobile device anywhere there is wi-fi.

Motorized Blinds Are Safe and Easy to Operate

Many window treatments are out of reach, whether they are behind a piece of furniture or high up on a wall. This makes adjusting them inconvenient, and they are often left in one position instead of taking advantage of the energy efficiency they could provide. Opening shades during the day in the winter to let the sun in often eliminates the need for additional light and it helps to warm the inside of your home. Closing shades against the summer midday sun keeps the heat outside, reducing the energy needed to keep your home cool.

Making these adjustments are easy with motorized window treatments, regardless of where your windows are located, because they are operated by remote control, your smartphone, or whole-home automation system.

Do you want to take advantage of your honeycomb shades but get tired of opening and closing all of them every day? Or do you forget about blinds in rooms that you aren’t in frequently? Automation takes care of these issues too. Multiple window treatments can be adjusted at one time – even in different rooms – and you can schedule them to open and close at a certain time every day or according to your local sunrise and sunset.

At Delux Drapery & Shade Co., we offer the complete line of Hunter Douglas motorized blinds and motorized shades in addition to their traditional window treatments. Take advantage of our free design service and start creating the perfect automated window fashions for your home. We are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and service Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities. Contact us here.

 

Choosing The Right Custom Shades

16 May

Choosing the Right Custom Shades in Ann Arbor Michigan

Looking for new window treatments? We have a variety of custom shades and sheers for every room in your home. With so many designs to choose from, you may start to feel overwhelmed with the choices. At Delux Drapery & Shade Co., our services include in-house design, meeting budgets, measuring and certified installation. Our staff will provide you with guidance and options based on your preferences, needs and budget to find the perfect shades or sheers for your home!

Types of Shades and Sheers

  • Cellular Shades- These shades, also known as honeycomb shades provide great insulation, which makes them energy efficient for any season. They can be compressed tightly to maximize the window’s view. They are available in an impressive range of light-control fabrics, with the choice of hundreds of colors and textures. They are offered in various types to meet your desired look such as Duette®, the Alustra® Collection of Duette® Architella®, Duette® Architella®, Applause®, and Pleated.
  • Roman Shades- These shades have soft pleats that fold when they are raised. They are offered in a great selection of fabrics and colors, with both light-filtering and room-darkening options. They are offered in a wide selection of types such as Vignette®, the Alustra® Collection of Vignette®, Design Studio™, and Solera®.
  • Roller Shades- These shades are easy and simple, providing a clean look. They are offered in large range of sturdy and beautiful fabrics, as well as types such as Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, and the Alustra® Collection of Roller Shades.
  • Woven Woods- These unique shades utilize fibers and textures to create a natural look. They come in large selection of shade styles such as Provenance® and the Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures®.
  • Sheers- Our sheers, offered in the Luminette® style are great for wide windows and sliding doors as they provide great light-control and privacy options. They come in a variety of colors and sheer and drapery-like fabrics.
  • Shadings- Our shadings offer options for light-control and privacy, a well as UV protection. They come in a large selection of colors with adjustable fabrics vanes. They are offered in various types such as Silhouette®, the Alustra® Collection of Silhouette®, Pirouette®, the Alustra® Collection of Pirouette®, and Nantucket™.

The Best Place to Find Custom Shades in Ann Arbor

Now that you know the difference between all the different types of shades, it’s time to stop by your favorite family owned business, Delux Drapery & Shade Co., offering expert decorating and friendly service since 1942. We are located in Ann Arbor, MI and service Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County and all surrounding communities. We offer a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments with a showroom in Ann Arbor. We also offer free in-home consultations to ensure that your window treatments fit perfectly in your home. We pledge to give the absolute best service to you and guarantee your complete satisfaction. If you are ready to choose the perfect custom shades for your home, then do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Floral Patterns

17 Apr

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Make you interior bloom

 

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A pillow with an abstract floral pattern adds a pop of color.

Adding floral patterns to your décor can bring brightness and joy into your home. Traditional choices include chintz and botanical prints, but contemporary designs are available too, including abstract patterns that sometimes barely look like leaves or flower petals. Many of today’s floral designs are totally up to date with current color palettes and decorating styles.

Depending what prints you choose, florals can create a feminine and delicate mood or make a bold statement.

Florals mix well with other patterns


Surprisingly, florals go well with other patterns such as stripes, plaids and checks. They also pair well with solids in complementary colors. You can even combine small-scale

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You can combine small-scale and large-scale floral patterns if they have a common color.

and large-scale floral patterns with common colors in each design to ensure a harmonious result.

Think about using floral prints for:
– Wall coverings
– Carpeting and rugs
– Upholstery fabrics
– Window treatments
– Painted patterns on wood furniture and walls

 

You can start small

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A beautiful floral pillow and bouquet bring spring indoors.

If you’re nervous about adding florals to your home décor, remember that just a small addition of a floral print can lighten up an entire room. Experiment just a little with:
– Decorative throws
– Pillows
– Bedding
– Table linens
– Floral decor

Bring spring indoors this season by adding floral prints to your décor. They’ll refresh your home environment with a bright, natural look.

Ready for your next project? Contact us here: Delux Drapery & Shade Co

Decorating With Greige

10 Apr

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Greige – a new and different neutral

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The greige arm chair, window treatments and rug add warmth to this home office.trending neutral in interior design.

Can’t decide between gray and beige? Maybe you don’t have to, now that greige is the trending neutral in interior design.

Greige is really hard to describe because it’s so similar to some shades of gray and to some shades of beige. It’s really an in-between color, so it’s hard to define where greige begins and ends on the neutral color continuum. Even the name greige is a combination of the words grey and beige! It’s pronounced like beige but with a “gr” sound at the beginning.

Greige ties your color scheme together

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In this bedroom, the greige colored window treatments allow the blue and yellow accents to pop.

One thing is certain. Greige is a pleasing and flexible neutral for home design elements that goes with most any palette. The color extends from quite dark tones, almost charcoal in look, to the lightest taupe hues and from cooler to warmer shades, depending on the ratio of gray to beige in the mix.

Greige ties together other neutrals, such as white, cream, tan, black and grey tones. This fabulous color also plays well with splashes of both bold and subtle hues, allowing other colors to pop. Because of its soft, neutral tone, greige brings disparate colors into a harmonious whole.

Where to use greige

 
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Greige pairs well with other neutrals such as white and gray.

This soothing color works well in just about every room and for almost any surface, including:

– Soft upholstery fabrics and rugs
– Hard flooring surfaces, like tile and stone
– Counter surfaces, including granite, quartz, marble and laminate
– Wall surfaces, such as paint and wall coverings
– Bed and table linens

Add versatile greige to your color palette this season!

Ready for your next project? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co

 

Side Tables

3 Apr

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Focus on your side tables


A side table – also called an end table or accent table – is different than a coffee table,

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A side table with an unusually shaped metal base adds interest.

which tends to be in front of your sofa and easy chairs. Because side tables sit alongside chairs or sofas, or against a wall, they’re often overlooked in planning your décor, yet they’re the perfect place to add an unusual or dramatic piece.

A side table can be an attention getter, without making such a big statement that it totally defines your space.

 

Attention-Getting Pieces


When shopping for an attention-getting side table, think:SideTables3
– Asian painted pieces
– Turkish or Moroccan inlaid wood tables
– Recycled wood pieces
– Metallic pieces in a matte, shiny or distressed finish
– Clear bold lucite tables

Or you can transform an existing side table by painting it a dramatic color, refinishing it with a faux finish or topping it with a beautiful piece of glass, marble, granite or mirror. Just make sure the design is in scale with your existing furnishings and complements your décor.

What to display


Side tables are perfect for displaying decorative objects, but don’t add too many objects

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A side table is the perfect place to display books and interesting objects.

or you’ll create clutter. Think about displaying items such as:
– A small sculpture or object
– Books
– A floral arrangement or plant
– A vase
– A lamp
– A photograph of family, friends or a favorite destination
– Candles
– A clock

Take a look at your living room or great room from a different angle, and focus on side tables this season.

Ready for your next project? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co

Deep Blue Accents

20 Mar

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Create a feeling of positivity

Deep blue, similar to the color of the night sky or a beautiful sea, suggests a mood of

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calm and harmony. This beautiful color comes with several names and nuances, including: Cobalt, Royal Blue, Navy, Indigo, Lapis, Mediterranean Blue and Midnight Blue.

Deep blue complements almost any design plan, from the most modern look to Asian décor to traditional and Victorian styles.

Consider these color combinations

Deep blue works as a beautiful accent with neutrals such as grey, ivory, white and beige, Deep Blue Accents3and it even pairs well with lighter shades of blue. On the cool side of the color spectrum, deep blue is beautiful when combined with periwinkle, lavender and pink.

Deep blue can also help to bring attention to other colors in a room, especially complementary warm hues, such as copper, rust, tangerine, lemon, and ochre.

Where to use deep blue accents

Consider using a deep blue tone in the following ways: Deep Blue Accents4
– In striped, plaid or gingham patterns
– For a dramatic accent wall in your powder room or foyer
– Paired with soft and gauzy white fabrics for a summer décor
– To create a nautical or beachy theme
– To build an Asian look with ceramic stools, lamps and vases
– To invent a Moroccan style with patterned tile, fabrics and rugs

Create peacefulness in your interior plan this year by adding a touch of deep blue.

Ready for your next design project? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co

Decorating with Stripes

13 Mar

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Stripes are versatile

Adding stripes to your décor is the perfect finishing touch – very similar to adding Stripes2beautiful ribbons to your gift packages! Stripes complete and dress up almost any decorating plan.

Stripes are a versatile design element and go well with most any décor, including contemporary, traditional, Victorian, transitional, shabby chic and mid-century. It all depends on the striped elements you select and how you use them.

Stripes add order to a room

Stripes3Stripes can liven a room and make it look crisp and organized. Traditional vertical stripes make a room appear taller, while horizontal stripes can make a room appear larger. If you’re bold, you can even go diagonal!

Stripes can be wide or narrow – or not the same width throughout. They can have clean edges or be jagged and funky. Stripes can even be made out of various objects, such as small flowers or geometric shapes. Straight-edged stripes are a good place to start if you’re afraid of the busyness of patterns.

Where to use stripes

If you’re nervous about adding any patterns to your décor, gain confidence by starting Stripes4small with stripes: Add elements such as striped bed linens, throw pillows, lampshades, vases or rugs.

If you feel bolder, think about trying stripes in upholstery furniture, wall coverings, carpeting, window treatments and more.

Create a new pattern in your life this season by adding stripes to your home décor.

Ready for your next design project? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co >

 

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