Fewer people smoke in the United States than in years past, but there are still millions who wish they could quit. It’s common for people to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, but it can be much harder than it seems to non-smokers. One unique idea is to redecorate. It may sound silly, but read on to find out how new décor really could help a person quit smoking. Get rid of spaces that remind you of smoking Part of the difficulty in quitting is the physical aspect, but even harder … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: Can Redecorating Really Help You Quit Smoking?
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At Half Price Drapes we’re always keeping up on the latest in drapery trends. After all, it’s our business! Lately we’ve seen a lot of designers recommending Roman shades to their clients. We love these and other types of shades, so we’re on board, but we’ve also been wondering: Why are we suddenly seeing more sales in this arena? In the process of answering this question, we found out some interesting facts about Roman shades. The origin of Roman shades As you may have guessed, Roman shades … [Read more...] about Why Are Designers Recommending Roman Shades to Their Clients?
Many people wish they had more room in their homes. In a perfect world, they’d all be able to move to a larger place, but if they can’t do that, then Half Price Drapes has some suggestions on how to trick the brain into thinking your home is larger than it is. Mirrors can have a huge impact Wall-to-wall mirrors is one of the most obvious solutions to the issue of not enough space but it shouldn’t be overlooked just because it’s obvious. You may add mirrors to highlight architectural elements, … [Read more...] about How to Trick the Brain into Thinking Your Home is Larger Than It Is
It’s common for interior design trends to change quickly and to swing from one end of the spectrum to the other – in fact, that’s why Half Price Drapes always encourages our clients to consider the trends but to choose what they love over what’s popular. However, this year, things are different: Grey is sticking around for another year. In 2016, we saw a ton of grey, in variety of shades, in everything from home interiors to office décor. One reason it’s so popular is because it’s very … [Read more...] about Ready for 2017 Color Trends? Get Used to Grey
Whether you’re about to redecorate your home or you just like to keep an eye on what’s popular, these curtain trends are worth taking a look at. Some are already quite popular, while others are trends we likely won’t see in full force until the year is well under way. Blackout curtains are expected to become more popular You used to only find blackout curtains in hotels but today you can find them in house all over the country. One of the reasons they’re becoming more popular is because there … [Read more...] about Curtain Trends to Keep an Eye Out for in 2017
Many of our customers wonder if it’s worth it to hire an interior designer. While it all comes down to what you want and what you’re willing to pay to get what you want, at Half Price Drapes we’ve realized that often times, our customers aren’t exactly sure what an interior designer does. That’s why we’ve provided this simple guide to exactly what they do. While every designer’s plan may vary slightly, you can expect that you’ll first meet with your designer to talk about your style, what you … [Read more...] about What Exactly Does an Interior Designer Do?