Newer homes tend to have standard sized windows – which makes it easy to buy draperies – but older homes often have awkwardly shaped windows that can be challenging to cover. At Half Price Drapes we offer custom curtains but we’ve also run across a few other interesting ideas. In the Portales News-Tribune an article titled Creative Living: Quilting, doll house tips to air covers several topics including “Creative solutions for challenging windows.” Sheryl Borden suggests: “The masking effect — … [Read more...] about There Are Solutions for Challenging Windows
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With the cost of electricity going up all over the country, and concerns about the environment risking, many homeowners are looking for ways to cut energy. There are a lot of options out there but we seem to see the same ideas thrown out over and over again. A recent article titled 22 ways to cut your energy bills (before spending on solar panels) caught our attention because some of these are more unique than most ideas we see. The article is written for an Australian audience so not all of … [Read more...] about Energy Cutting Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of
At Half Price Drapes we get excited about anything that helps our customers better understand the design potential of their home. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the latest advances in virtual reality and the way interior decorators are using it to help their customers see exactly how their home will look when it’s complete. CBS New York wrote an interesting article about this very topic, Interior Design Companies Using Virtual Reality To Plan Room Layouts For Clients. The author writes, … [Read more...] about Is Virtual Reality the Future of Interior Decorating?
If you’ve wished you could create a timeless home that will look as classy and classic ten years from now as it does the day you design it, then Half Price Drapes has some advice for you. An article titled Creating a Timeless Interior For Your Home On A Limited Budget has great ideas. The author writes, “Just like the little black dress for women and the well pressed white shirt for men, there are designs and fixtures for your home that will never go out of style. So, if your home still … [Read more...] about Creating a Timeless Home on a Limited Budget
Some people who love a modern look and design in their home believe that automation is not just the wave of the future – it’s what can make their homes beautiful today. A recent article in Electronic House titled 5 Ways an Automation System can Enhance the Appearance of your Home details some of the interest reasons people are turning to these options. The author Lisa Montgomery starts by explaining that automation adds to the curb appeal of a home. She writes, “You’ve spent a lot of time and … [Read more...] about Is Automation a Good Choice for Your Home?
Peach and pink is a color combination made in heaven. The Star recently posted an interesting article titled Pick a peachy pink to keep your daughter's room timeless that gives some unique ideas on how to pull of this color scheme. Andrea Colman is asked the question, “’I’m planning a room change for my 10-year-old daughter and she really wants a pink paint color so we are definitely going to choose some shade of pink. She doesn’t want it to feel too overwhelming or matchy — and, frankly, … [Read more...] about Tips on Creating a Peach and Pink Bedroom