We get asked this question all the time. And to be honest sometimes the question is pretty simple and at others times a picture of the situation definitely helps. There are so many choices in today’s market it can be overwhelming at times. Most homes today use a Continue reading…
What size rod pocket do you need?
Here are some basic guidelines for determining what size of a rod pocket you will need for various sized curtain rods. Having the correct sized rod pocket will make all the difference in how the drapery will look once it is shirred (gathered) onto the curtain rod or pole.
Having too large of a drapery pocket will make the curtain panel “swim” on the rod. By the same token too small Continue reading…
Did you know that you don’t have to do a major remodel or paint job in order to give your home a new look? It’s true. By changing your window treatments you can change the look of room instantaneously and with little effort. Want to spice it up a little more…add a couple matching decorative throw pillows in the room. What better time to give your home a new look, than at the start of a new year? You can go from having a valance on your window to having curtains as your window treatment. Or change your current valance window treatment to a new fabric that you just love and add solid colored rod pocket curtains to hang beneath your valance and have the tiebacks made in the same fabric as your valance to give your room a decorator touch. There are so many options these days when it comes to window treatments and we are here to assist you with any questions you have.
Okay – You want to give your room some character, warmth and depth. Here are some quick inexpensive ways to accomplish your goal.
Layering will add warmth to a room. If a room appears cold and boring adding layers of fabric can turn up the “heat” and give the room some needed textures. For example, add a rug, add cloths to the tops of tables, add custom made decorative throw pillows of different shapes and sizes to that boring couch and add accessories that have texture. Your room will gain instant warmth.
Hint: You can use beautiful placements under lamps. Try placing a smaller square table cloth on your table (on the diagonal) so that the corners are on each side of the table as opposed to the corners of the table – leaving the corners of the table exposed. Or try crisscrossing two table runners for a different effect. If you have a favorite table cloth now, try getting some bold colored fabric napkins to coordinate with your table cloth. If you have curtain panels up now that you love – try adding a valance that compliments the room or add custom length drapery panels to the window that currently has only a valance to spice up the décor you already have!
Texture will add depth to what might otherwise be considered a rather flat fabric or element. Many of today’s fabrics are beautifully accented with texture. A certain amount of texture should be introduced in every décor. It will visually stimulate the eye, and help produce a beautiful room.
Texture can be added with materials that have a “character” of their own such as wood, wicker, tile, marble, glass, fabric and metal. It can be added with decorative embellishments such as tassels, bows, cording, and other decorative trims. You can add warmth with faux painting techniques, wallpaper and window treatments to name a few.
The most important part of decorating is obviously creating an atmosphere that makes you feel good and comfortable. Many times we try to copy a decor we see in a decorating magazine because it looks stylish and later realize that the room wasn’t created so much to be lived in as it was to be looked at. As long as you stick to what appeals to you and colors you enjoy, it’s hard to go wrong.
Color is fun and exciting, but it is contrast, or differences in values that often make the room design successful. Without contrast in value between your walls, furniture and window treatments the colors will blend together and your room will get lost in itself. Don’t be afraid to add some color – contrast in colors will clarify and add depth to your room. If you like neutral colored home decor fabrics for your drapes, no problem, just don’t forget to add that colorful table runner and decorative throw pillows to spice up your room!
When you are trying to find that perfect window treatment for you window, keep in mind most homes today use a combination of window treatments on their windows.You can use a pleated shade with a valance topper, full length pleated drapes with an upholstered cornice, or possibly you want to use a Roman shade with a throw scarf topper. Your choices in window treatments today are endless.
Window treatments play an important role in your homes interior. They can add refinement, style, color, texture and warmth to an otherwise cold and boring room. Window treatments can be used lightly on a window to accentuate a beautiful view or they can be used heavily to give your home privacy and insulation.
The most important thing to always remember when choosing a window treatment or any other home décor product is that you are the one who has to live with your home’s furnishings – make sure you love the style and fabrics you choose – don’t decorate your home with the thought of others in mind. Trying to decorate with the latest colors and styles doesn’t always make your home your home.
Our Stagecoach Valance is unlike most other Stagecoach valances as it has a 3” rod pocket so that you can use a decorative pole for an outside mounted window treatment or a tension rod for an inside mounted window treatment. The valance comes in one inch increments so that you can fit it to your specific window. The Stagecoach valance is a stationary and is made to give you the illusion of being a board mounted shade.
The Arched Valance is a great choice for those seeking a simplistic yet professional looking window treatment. The Arched valance can be made in a span of one inch increments so that you get the exact size you need. Decorative trim is applied to the bottom for a final decorative touch. Like the Stagecoach valance, the Arched valance can also be hung on a decorative pole, inside mounted on a tension rod or can be used on a standard continental rod, so it is very versatile.