Archive | March, 2017

A new counter can top off your kitchen or bath beautifully

22 Mar

A new counter can top off your kitchen or bath beautifully.

Changing your countertops can make a visible difference in the look of a room. Depending on what you select in material, color and pattern, the new countertops can add personality or they can blend into the background to call attention to another design element. The choice is yours!

Durability is probably more key in this home design decision than almost any other because most of the time countertops get lots of use. Some surfaces are easier to maintain than others, and some can be resurfaced while others cannot. That’s why it’s best to consult an expert when you select a countertop material.

So many material choices are available, including: concrete, granite, marble, butcher block, engineered surfaces, stainless steel, soapstone, limestone, zinc, copper, tile and glass.

Some surfaces are more costly than others, so your budget is an important consideration. And your choices in color and pattern are almost unlimited.

Consider using two different countertop materials in your kitchen, one near the cooktop and sink, and another on an island.

Various countertop materials can lend quite a different feel to a room. For example:

  • For elegance, think marble.
  • For cozy, think butcher-block wood.
  • For vintage, think tile.
  • For country, think limestone.
  • For avant-garde, think concrete.

Add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen or bath with a beautiful new countertop. For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co..

Relaxed furniture can help you slow down and unwind

15 Mar

Relaxed furniture can help you slow down and unwind.

Home is where relaxation should be key, especially since most of us live busier lives than ever before. Designing your home for maximum relaxation is a great strategy to help you find peace and calm when you enter your home environment.

  • Focus on purchasing pieces of furniture – especially your upholstered sofas and chairs – that help you create a soft and gentle living space:
  • Less structured
  • More rounded edges than square corners
  • Well cushioned
  • Soft, sensuous fabrics
  • Comfortable construction
  • No-fuss, informal slip covers

 

 

 

 

Finish off your relaxed furniture with other home elements that can help you feel more relaxed including:

  • Soft lighting
  • Calming paint colors
  • Natural materials and colors
  • Puffy throw pillows
  • Silky rugs (maybe even a shaggy rug or faux fur rug!)
  • Soothing scents created by candles and fresh flowers
  • Translucent window fashions

In the bedroom, soften your bed with an upholstered headboard. Add a sumptuous duvet, lots of comfortable pillows and lighting that can be dimmed.

Adding relaxed furniture and accessories can help you feel calm and rested – and actually make you feel more at home in your home. For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co..

Colorful accents can cheer up your house – and your life!

8 Mar

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Colorful accents can cheer up your house – and your life!

Colorful accents add warmth and energy to a room. They actually make your house and your life feel more joyful! Your choice of colors in colorful-accents2interior design elements is almost unlimited.

  • Zesty tropical shades like turquoise and hot pink
  • Primary tones of red, yellow and blue
  • Trendy colors like acid green and tangerine

Are you afraid to be so bold? “Just enough” is a good strategy for adding color. So, if you’re nervous, start small – or start in a small room – with:

 

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  • Throw pillows
  • Bed linens
  • Table settings
  • Accessories
  • Artwork

 

 

 

Feeling braver? You can add larger touches of color in upholstery fabric, window coverings, rugs, wall coverings and furniture. Follow these tips to make sure your bright colors are energetic, but not chaotic:

  • Balance bright colors with white or black to make them pop.
  • For a softer look, complement bolder tones with neutral beige, cream or gray.
  • Think complementary colors, one soft and one bold; for example, sage green with bright red or powder blue with electric orange.
  • Start with a favorite piece of art that has splashes of bright color and let that define your bright palette.colorful-accents4

 

Get rid of the blahs in your house now that winter is over. Add bright and cheerful colors to lift your spirits and create a vibrant interior look. The team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co. is ready to help – contact us today!

 

 

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