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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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Add The Color Of Happiness To Your Home

27 Feb
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Pink connotes romance, so it’s perfect to add this shade during Valentine’s Day month. It’s also an excellent choice year round, because pink has been called the color of DecorateWithPink2happiness.

Traditionally, pink is a frilly and girly color, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on the hues you select, it can be modern, sophisticated and luxurious.

You can create most any mood depending on which shade of pink you select, including these delicious hues: watermelon, pink grapefruit, shrimp, strawberry, bubble gum, cotton candy and raspberry.

 

DecorateWithPink3The more vibrant shades of pink add energy and excitement to your décor, while softer shades create a feeling of calm and tranquility.
Pink and green are almost opposites on the color wheel, which is why pink looks fabulous with many green hues including tasty mint, dusty sage, brilliant emerald, zesty lime, and even acid green.

Pink also works well with white, grey, black, gold, silver, brown and red, based on the shade of pink you select.

Are you nervous about making a big investment in pink? In small amounts, think about DecorateWithPink4adding pink for:
– Bed linens
– Throw blankets and pillows
– Accessories like candles, artwork, flowers and lamps
– Slipcovers
– Small rugs
– A painted accent wall

Move your decorating plan into the pink by adding this versatile color!

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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:
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– 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.

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:

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  • 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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