Archive | December, 2018

Add A Bit Of Black

19 Dec

 

 

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Every room needs just a bit of black!

Adding a touch of black is a design necessity for almost every room. There’s something about Decorating with Black2this dark and mysterious shade that enhances other colors and moors a room. Even if it’s a small touch that you and your guests hardly notice, a pinch of black does make a difference.

One of the best things about black is that, unlike other colors, it never goes out of style!

Ideas for a dab of black include:
– Wrought iron bed frames or stair railingsDecorating with Black3
– Upholstery fabric or leather
– Flooring
– Painted walls or wall coverings
– Lamps or lampshades
– The inside surfaces of a built-in shelving system
– Picture frames
– Black and white photos or paintings
– Granite or marble countertops in the bath or kitchen

Decorating with Black4Black can add drama, sophistication, austerity or masculinity. Do keep in mind that black is a strong color, so just a little goes a long way.

Some people are bold enough to decorate with black as the main hue in their design plan, but do be cautious: Too much black can be overpowering.

Think about combining black with other colors, because it goes well with almost all shades, especially white and cream. Black also looks beautiful with soft pastels and bold jewel tones.

Add a dash of black to your rooms this season to anchor your design style.

Ready to make a change? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co for help with your next design project.

Vintage Pieces

12 Dec

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Are you feeling afraid to add an antique to your modern decorating style? Relax! A vintage pieces2vintage piece complements almost any décor and adds your own personality to a room.

Sometimes we envision antiques as being overly formal and hundreds of years old. But many antiques are much newer and more relaxed in style. In addition to Victorian furniture and even older, more traditional pieces, think:

– Sleek mid-century modern pieces
– Art Deco pieces from the early 20th century
– Casual American pieces from the 19th century and earlier

vintage pieces3You can purchase antiques from a variety of sources. Best of all is using a piece you’ve inherited from a dear friend or family member because of the memories of that cherished person. It’s also fun to pick up an antique when you go on a vacation, because these pieces bring back good remembrances, too.

Some delicate antiques need tender loving care, while others are solidly constructed and may be already distressed, with surfaces that are painted, stained or unfinished, so there are no worries about spills and dents. Someone else has already broken them in for you!

When you think about adding a vintage piece, think beyond just furniture such as chairs, vintage pieces4end tables, dining tables, Bombay chests and desks.

Think also about beautiful vintage accessories, including:
– Lamps
– Mirrors
– Rugs
– Posters, and
– Knick-knacks.

Don’t be nervous about mixing a vintage piece with your modern décor. A touch of the old will refresh your look!

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Ready to make a change? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co for help with your next design project.

 

 

Ottomans In Room Design

5 Dec

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Also called hassocks, footstools or footrests, ottomans have so many more uses that just resting your tired feet. They are perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, home offices and dens.

Ottomans provide:

  • A place to set a tray of drinks or a plate of cookiesOttomans2.2
  • Extra seating when you have guests
  • A convenient surface for playing a game of chess or checkers
  • A seating area to put on shoes and socks
  • Some provide extra storage inside

 

Ottomans are super flexible because they can ottomans2.3be moved around a room, against a wall or under a table.

They come in all shapes, sizes, fabrics and styles to complement any décor and any size constraints. In addition to the typical square or rectangular shape, think oval or round.

You can use a fabric that matches your bedding or furniture to make the ottoman blend in – or choose fabric that contrasts to add an engaging accent.

Consider an unexpected color or bold print to call attention to this flexible piece of furniture. Or drape a scarf, pashmina or throw over an ottoman to add drama. ottomans2.4

If you’re worried about dirt from people’s feet or staining from spills, you can even slipcover your ottoman.

This season, add an ottoman to your interior. Then start thinking about all the ways you can use it!

 

Ready to make a change? Contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co for help with your next design project.

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