For every window, there’s a covering that will work perfectly. Windows in different rooms should be covered differently because the rooms they’re in serve different purposes. When you’re choosing your window coverings and window treatments, set style aside at first. Decide what function you need your window coverings to do. Are you looking for natural light? Perhaps you’re considering more privacy. Maybe you’re looking for deep sleep inducing darkness, or a cozy, softly lit room. If you’re looking for energy efficiency, there’s a window covering for that!
Once you have an idea of what you need your window coverings to do you can consider style. They’re a great way to add pattern and color to a room while upping the style factor! You can add a fresh look to any one of your rooms by changing the window coverings.
When you were a child, did you hate going to bed early? We all wanted to stay up late, but as we enter adulthood, the thought of getting to bed early is a welcome one. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary — a place to escape from the day and sink into a restful sleep. A bedroom set up for sleep can make the difference between [...]
According to Angie’s List, even a low-end bathroom remodel can cost around $2,500, with high-end overhauls breaking the bank at $23,000. Yikes! Fortunately, you don’t need to spend big to make a big impact. Here are a few easy bathroom updates that can truly turn your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary. Tips for a Simple [...]
The idea of remodeling is enough to send a shiver down the spine of any homeowner. You immediately start to think of long, labor-intensive projects that just seem to go on and on. Not to mention the high price tags. Yuck! Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a lot to make a big impact. Here are a a few “simple [...]
“A full living room update — with new flooring, furniture and wall color — is the ideal home makeover,” says Erika Riggs, Zillow. “However, limited time and budget can make a full revamp out of the question.” Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a lot to make a big impact. A few easy updates and the right accessories can be all [...]
The average kitchen remodel comes in at a whopping $18,856, with high-end remodels averaging $54,909. “That’s a whole lotta cash,” says Lisa Freedman, Good Housekeeping. “But you don’t need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated kitchen.” Simple Kitchen Remodeling The National Kitchen and Bath [...]
October is Window Covering Safety Month, an annual awareness campaign sponsored by the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Each October, these organizations urge parents and caregivers to check their window treatments for exposed or dangling cords, which [...]
“Beach house decorating is about imitating nature’s own color palette; keeping your house uncluttered and relaxed,” says interior design blogger Jennifer Davenport. “It is a mindset of serenity and peacefulness.” However, sometimes the interior design process can be anything but serene and peaceful. It can actually be quite [...]
“Light is critical for our health and wellbeing,” says Dr. Victoria Revell, a chronobiologist at the University of Surrey. “Ensuring that we receive adequate light levels at the appropriate time of day benefits our alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns, and many aspects of our physiology.” However, there are times when too much [...]
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults ages 18+ need 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, although this number fluctuates from person to person. However, many Americans fall well-short of this benchmark, which is why the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled sleep [...]
Small spaces can be a real design challenge. “The wrong color can feel claustrophobic, too much furniture can feel chaotic, and the wrong patterns just feel too busy,” says Wendy Cassidy, Freshome. So, how do you incorporate everything you want in a small room without it starting to feel tight and cramped? Is magic the answer? [...]