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Headboards As a Decorating Option

7 Jun

A beautiful headboard adds instant style to your bedroom.

Making your bedroom a calming oasis has many aspects. The most important design element is the bed, and often the most noticeable thing about your bed is the headboard! That’s why it’s smart to focus on a headboard – and possibly a complementary footboard – when you design your bedroom look.

A headboard can command attention and add beauty or it can be so subtle that it almost disappears into the background. The choice is yours. Headboards (and footboards) come in many different materials, sizes and styles. Plan your headboard to complement the rest of the furniture in the room.

Think about the size of your bedroom to make sure your headboard is the right scale. A large or tall room will need a substantial headboard, while a small room needs a headboard in a smaller size.

Headboards can be made from many materials or a combination, including wood, leather, iron, brass and bronze.

Upholstered headboards are quite popular today, and can be designed to look tailored and modern, with sharp, square corners, or feminine and soft with rounded shapes.
You might decide not to even have a headboard. Instead you can embellish the wall behind your bed with artwork, shelves, a hanging tapestry or patterned wallpaper.

Or think about using lots and lots of pillows standing upright on your bed as a substitute for a headboard.

Add a beautiful backdrop to your bed this season! It will add instant style to your bedroom. For more ideas or help with your next design project, contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co..

To The Dark Side?

23 Dec

With all the hype surrounding Star Wars, we thought we’d have a little fun with it so…

Follow Us To The Dark Side….

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Dark colors have a bad reputation in general, and are rarely used in abundance in most homes. Let’s try to change that by pointing out the myths about using dark colors in interior design.
There is a myth that painting wall in a dark color makes a room look smaller, but that’s not always the case. When it comes to windows, size does matter; if a room has plenty of light coming in through the windows, using dark colored paint or wallpaper on the walls, with dark colored furniture can work just fine. Even if the windows are small and don’t let as much light needed to illuminate the décor, using more lighting in the space will fix the problem. Also depending on the shape of a room, some dark colors can give the illusion of depth, especially if we add sheen or add lacquer to walls.
DarkSide1Another myth states that a room that uses all dark colors will only feel depressing. We would have to disagree. If that was true, you wouldn’t see so many designers resorting to using dark colored walls as we’ve been seeing lately. There are so many interesting effects dark colors can add to a room; they add an elegance and luxurious touch, as well as being able to make a room look magically dramatic and mysterious.
But just in case, here are more helpful tips to master the “dark side” design. Choosing glossy, or lacquered dark paint on the walls instead of matte colors will make them look more interesting. If wallpaper is what you’d rather choose, pick glossy wallpapers, glittery ones, or a wallpaper with a 3d effect. Another helpful tip when using dark colors in a room is to add mirrors, lots of mirrors if possible, to minimize the “cave effect” associated with dark rooms.
So now you see, the dark side isn’t that scary after all.

 

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Soft Green Is A Sage Design Choice.

16 Sep

Using this subtle, natural color will add tranquility to your decor.

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Going green in your interior décor can be a peaceful, gentle prospect, especially if you select a soft green shade. Sage green creates a serene, calm atmosphere. And this hue works equally well as a soft accent color or a versatile neutral.

Sage green is actually a range of hues. Some versions include a lot of soft grey, creating an almost silvery grey cast, while others are pumped up with a touch of yellow, creating an early-spring effect. 

Sage green plays well with lots of other colors. As a neutral, pair it with accents of brick red, aqua, French blue, brown, violet or lilac. As an accent shade, pair sage with crisp white to make the color pop or pair it with soft grey, cream or ivory to keep the look subtle and tranquil. Many design elements also use sage green as part of a pattern, such as latticework, paisley, stripes and botanical prints.

Naturally, you have lots of possibilities to add sage green to your decor:SoftSage2

  • Painted walls and paint stenciling

  • Wallpaper 

  • Upholstery and drapery fabric

  • Bedding

  • Painted wood furniture and kitchen cabinets

  • Rugs and carpeting

  • Lamps and light fixtures

  • Accessories such as throw pillows, vases, flowers and table linens

  • Tile countertops and backsplashes

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Add beautiful sage to your decorating plans this year. When your friends see the results, they’ll be green with envy!

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Plush Bedding Is So Enjoyable!

22 Jul

Plush bedding is one of the most enjoyable investments you can make in your home.

It’s an enhancement you’ll appreciate every night.
Where do you spend more hours each day than in your bed? Why not dial up the luxury and sinkplush bedding1
into a comforting haven each night when you go to sleep?
Making over your bed linens is one of the easiest and most reasonably priced enhancements you can make to your home. It will make you feel pampered every day and every night.
The look and feel of the fabrics. You can choose among many design schemes when selecting bedding, including sophisticated, elegant, feminine, masculine, zen or whimsical, but whatever the look, comfort is always key.

ShowcaseHome1Make sure the fabrics you select feel good on your skin. Soft choices for sheets and pillows include high-thread-count cotton, smooth silk and toasty flannel.
The colors. Some people like their bedroom linens to have the soothing look of neutrals without pattern, while others like the energy of bolder colors and patterns. It’s your choice. Popular patterns include floral, geometric, stripes, medallions, seaside prints, paisley, or even a patchwork quilt for a cozy look. You can also add interest by using solid color bedding with borders in a different color or gentle pattern.

The pillows. Have you noticed that “more is better” is the strategy with bed pillows these days? First you have the pillows you actually lay your head on to sleep. Then you can add complementary shams and, on top of those, decorative pillows in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes.

Sink into soft, luxurious bedding every evening when you go to bed, and you’ll wake up in a better mood. Invest in new bedding for pure enjoyment!

 

 

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Your Bed Is The Design Anchor Of Your Bedroom.

15 Jul

Your bed is the design anchor of your bedroom.

Select a headboard or bed frame that adds beauty and commands attention.
In the bedroom, it’s all about the bed. Make it the centerpiece of your boudoir and the first thing people notice when they walk in.Headboard1
Beds can be made from so many materials, including wood, upholstery, brass, bronze, iron or leather – or a combination of these materials, such as a wood headboard frame with an upholstered insert or a wooden canopy bed with softly draped fabric. Some headboards even include built-in shelves above the bed or built-in nightstands at each side.Headboard3

Beds come in so many shapes and sizes. They should be the right scale for the room, with larger rooms requiring taller or more substantial beds to add drama. In general, a headboard with sharp square corners will look more tailored and modern, while a cut-out or rounded shape will look more feminine and soft. The bed should also complement the other furniture and fabrics in a room. For more interest, add tufting or nailheads to upholstered headboards and think about painting the wall behind the bed in a dramatic accent color.
If you don’t have a headboard, your bedroom may look like something is missing. However, you can fill out the space above your bed with artwork, shelves, a hanging tapestry or a Japanese fan – or display lots of pillows standing upright on the bed.

Make your bed the star of your bedroom by focusing on the design of the bedframe or headboard in your decorating plans. Then your next decorating project can include all the other beautiful elements in a bedroom, including linens, furniture, rugs and window fashions!

Decorating in Red, White and Blue Not Just For July 4th!

6 Jul

This engaging color combination works all year round.

Red, white and blue is not only a time-honored, patriotic color combination that we associateRedWtBl1
with the U.S. “stars and stripes” and other national flags such as the British Union Jack. It’s a versatile and pleasing scheme that lasts all year long for interior design too!
You can use this color combination in its typical primary colors of red, white and blue – or the hues can be modified to softer pinks and muted light blues, or deeper, jewel toned sapphire and ruby. You can even substitute a neutral cream, ivory or beige for clean white to create a calming effect.
RedWtBl2Your red, white and blue design can evoke the “stars and stripes” with lots of flag imagery and
patriotic motifs. Or you can work with the colors in solids only, or with other patterns, such as
polka dots, plaid and chevrons.
Red, white and blue decorating is not just for a child’s bedroom; it works well in many
decorating styles, particularly if you live near the beach, are decorating with a nautical theme or
have lots of outdoor space to fill with patio furniture and outdoor-living elements. Red, white
and blue works well in vintage décor that’s filled with details and is equally effective in aRedWtBl3
minimalist zen design for a calm, tranquil feel.
Elements to consider in these striking colors include:

  • An accent wall painted in bold red or blue
  • Vintage or reproduction fabrics, throws, pillows and table linens
  • Folk art pieces with a flag motif
  • Antiques, including real flags and distressed wood or metal furniture
  • Quilts and bedding
  • Wallcoverings
  • Rugs and flooring

Think red, white and blue for a change in your home environment. It’s a look that will last
throughout the year.

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