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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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Take Your Décor To New Heights

20 Feb

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Most of the time, we think about ceilings as just a blank place at the top of our walls. Instead, think of ceilings as a fifth wall that can be enhanced to add character and beauty or make your rooms seem more spacious.

Some changes involve major structural renovations, such as:Ceilings2
– Warm wood beams
– Rustic wood slats
– Vaulted ceilings
– Raising the roof to add a row of windows
– Cutting through the roof to install skylights

For these dramatic changes, you’ll need to hire a contractor (and maybe even an engineer) to advise you and do the work, keeping in mind structural issues in your home.

Other ceiling enhancements are easier to complete such as:Ceilings3
– Crown molding on or near the ceiling
– Coffered ceilings
– Coved ceilings
– Hollow beams that don’t add weight to your home’s structure
– Contrasting paint color, either darker or lighter than wall paint
– Stencils or murals
– Faux paint finishes

Take your home environment to a higher level – and don’t forget about the ceilings!

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Transform Your Home With Texture

13 Feb

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Adding Texture2The look of your interior design is mostly about the sense of sight, maximizing the visual beauty of your home. But adding texture to the equation brings in the sense of touch.
Having a variety of textures in a room adds interest and emotion, provides balance, and may enhance your physical comfort for sitting and lounging.
A room without much texture can be quietly beautiful, communicating sleekness and calm, but it can also become a bit monotonous.

Texture adds a tactile sense to your interior design and wakes up the room. Soft and silky finishes can relax your senses, while rougher textures will energize you. Adding Texture3

Think of these contrasts when selecting finishes for a room:

  • Thick and thin
  • Soft and hard
  • Bumpy and smooth
  • Silky and rough
  • Flexible and stiff

 

Ideas for adding texture are:

  • A natural contoured edge for a wood table or counter top
  • Textured woven wood shades
  • Natural furniture made of rattan or wickerAdding Texture4
  • Rugged fabrics such as tweed, tapestry and some wools
  • Ridges or embossed patterns in wall coverings
  • Distressed or faux paint and stain finishes
  • Knotty or unfinished wood
  • Shaggy or contoured carpeting and rugs
  • Tufted upholstery or even ruffles
  • Rough finishes on stone floors or backsplashes
Add tactile texture to your interior plan! It will transform the feeling of your home.

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Operating Systems for Custom Hunter Douglas Blinds

16 Jan

Operating Systems for Custom Blinds

With the number of styles and materials available, you are sure to find blinds to fit every window or glass door in your home. To take advantage of the flexibility of light control and privacy that comes with custom horizontal or vertical blinds, select the operating system that is best for you.

Operating Systems for Vertical Blinds

Chain and cord – This is the standard operating system for custom vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas. The cord opens and closes the entire blind and the chain rotates the vanes up to 180 degrees.combination-wand-cord-video-thumb

Wands – There are two different systems that use wands to control vertical blinds. PermaTilt® has a cord within a wand, keeping the cord out of reach for small wand-control-video-thumbchildren. The cord is used to open and close the blind and the wand rotates the vanes. The PermAssure® wand both opens and closes and rotates the vanes, eliminating the need for cords or chains completely.

powerview-motorization-video-card-card_0Motorized – Motorized vertical blinds may seem like an unnecessary luxury or gimmick, but they are actually very practical. PowerView motorization allows you to program a remote, mobile device, or whole house automation system to adjust your blinds at the touch of a button, or even according to a set schedule. This can increase the energy-efficiency and safety of your home and make it possible to adjust window treatments that are otherwise out of reach.

Operating Systems for Custom Horizontal Blinds

Cords – As with vertical blinds, cords are the standard operating system for horizontal blinds as well. One set of cords is used to raise and lower the blinds and other is used to tilt the slats. If long cords are a concern, cord cleats can be installed to hold cords neatly and keep them out of reach.

UltraGlide® – This system eliminates extra-long cords that can become tangled with a retractable cord that stays the same length, regardless of how your custom blind is positioned.

literise-video-thumbCordless – If you prefer no cords at all, LiteRise® and SimpleLift® are completely cordless. The horizontal blind is raised and lowered by pulling or pushing on the bottom of the blind.

Motorized – There are a couple motorized operating systems that allow you to adjust your horizontal blinds without leaving your seat. Just as its name implies, PowerTilt® gives you the power to tilt the slats on your custom blinds with a remote control. If you want complete control at your fingertips, PowerView technology lets you set different window treatment settings throughout the day and adjust numerous blinds at the same time with a remote or mobile device.

For three generations, Delux Drapery & Shade Co. has been helping satisfied customers create custom window fashions for their homes with in-home consultations, precise window measuring, thousands of choices, and professional installation. We are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and service Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Howell, Brighton, all of Washtenaw County, and all surrounding communities.

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.

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