Designers will tell you that there are no real decorating mistakes. As long as you love the pieces you buy, you’ve made the right choice. At Half Price Drapes we mostly agree with this advice but there are a few things that we have to insist are always decorating mistakes. Read on to see if you agree with our assessment. 1. Treating a home like a showroom Yes, you want a home that looks great but most importantly, you want a home that’s comfortable to live in. This doesn’t mean that you can’t … [Read more...] about 3 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
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A good interior designer will encourage home decorators to break the rules but before you can do that, you must understand the rule itself. Following are four decorating rules we think should be broken and the best way to do just that. 1. How to hang your curtains It’s true that there are very specific rules on how to hang curtains. For example, you want a curtain rod that’s six inches wider and installed 12 inches higher than your window frame. This makes the window look bigger and helps … [Read more...] about 4 Decorating Rules and the Best Ways to Break Them
When you think about decorating your home or office, do you get overwhelmed? Are you afraid to really put your own style into your home? If you are, then rest assured – you’re not alone. There are many decorating fears out there and Half Price Drapes is here today to put a pin them. 1. My partner and I will never agree on how to decorate When you’re decorating with someone who has a different style than you do, then you may end up feeling overwhelmed before you even start. However, keep in … [Read more...] about 4 Decorating Fears and How to Conquer Them
If you’re thinking of the best way to decorate your kitchen and you’ve considered an all-white palette, then you may be on your way toward your perfect kitchen – or you could be on your way toward disaster. Read on to learn about both the reasons this is a great option and the reason it may not be. Pro: An all-white kitchen is timeless If you’re investing in a major remodeling project in which you’re buying new cabinets, installing new flooring, replacing your curtains, etc., then you want a … [Read more...] about Do You Want an All-White Kitchen? Consider the Pros and Cons
One interesting phenomenon we’ve been keeping our eye on over here at Half Price Drapes is the idea that what’s popular in clothing is becoming popular in interior design as well. To see if this adds up, let’s look at some of the biggest trends in clothing and imagine how they could be redefined as interior décor. Striped t-shirts are making their way into curtains In case you haven’t heard, those in the design industry swear that the plain white t-shirt is being replaced by a blue and white … [Read more...] about Are the Hottest Trends in Clothing Coming to the Interior Design Side?
If you’re thinking of redecorating your home then you’re likely looking to the internet to offer tips and advice. This can be helpful but it can quickly turn into an overwhelming experience. At Half Price Drapes, we’ve offered hundreds of tips over the years, on everything from how to hang curtains to how to follow the latest trends. We stand by that advice, but for someone who’s just starting out and wants to avoid being overwhelmed, there are really only two tips you need to follow. 1. Never … [Read more...] about The Only 2 Interior Design Tips You Need