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.
“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? [...]
Over the years, the bedroom has evolved. It is no longer just our personal sleep sanctuary. Nowadays, the bedroom doubles as a media room, an office, a yoga studio, a place to curl up and read a good book, and so much more. Today’s bedroom is versatile and demands a window treatment equally as flexible. What are the Best Blinds [...]
The days are growing shorter. The air has started to cool. Fall is almost here! And while many of us are sad to see summer go, fall brings with it some pretty exciting prospects – beautiful foliage, cozy fires, pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, who could forget football season and the fall TV premieres? Fall is [...]
The Evolution of the Dining Room and the Rise of Eat-In Kitchens Some homes today may not have a traditional, standalone dining room, opting instead to expand the size of the kitchen and eat in there. We are actually seeing this more and more nowadays. “Lifestyles are dictating this,” says Russ Diamond of Snyder [...]
Alternative work arrangements (AWA) are increasing in popularity every years as a means for companies to attract and retain top talent. And one of the most popular such arrangements is working from home (working remotely). According to the 2017 Gallop State of the American Workplace Report, the polling agency “has consistently [...]
A living room remodel can cost roughly $1,700. While not nearly as pricey as updating your kitchen or bathroom, which can cost anywhere from $18,000 to $61,000 according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, $1,700 is not exactly pocket change. Fortunately, there are some relatively inexpensive remodeling options [...]
Congratulations! You’re expecting a new baby. Now what… “When you’re preparing to welcome a new baby into your family, there are a lot of tough decisions you will have to make,” says Donald Tatera, interior designer and general contractor. “Designing the nursery is one of them.” This room serves many purposes and [...]