At Half Price Drapes, we frequently create blog articles that include tips on how to make your home more energy efficient. We do this because so many people are looking for tips, and because we know that not all tips work for every home. That’s why we’re here to provide more. Our hope is that some of our energy efficiency advice will work. 1. Get a programmable thermostat The more the temperature fluctuates in your home, the harder your heating and cooling system has to work. For summer … [Read more...] about 5 More Tips to Create a More Energy Efficient Home
Creative Design Solutions
In the past, when people thought of decorating their homes, they thought only of how it would look. Today we know that all the senses are involved when we walk into a room and decide how we feel about it. That’s why decorating with more tactile textures has become a big trend in 2017. However, at Half Price Drapes we’ve found that many homeowners aren’t exactly sure how to decorate with texture. Here are a few tips we’ve gotten from the pros. 1. Don’t be subtle when decorating with texture … [Read more...] about 4 Unique Tips to Decorate with Texture
At Half Price Drapes, we’re always keeping an eye on new decorating trends that are making their way around, but we’re also keeping an eye on what’s going out of style. Of course, we will always recommend that homeowners choose curtains and draperies based on their own personal preferences, but we also think it can be fun to get a look at what designers are doing. Here a few decorating trends that are reportedly already passé. Shiplap If you’ve watched any decorating shows in the past few … [Read more...] about Say Goodbye to These Popular Decorating Trends
Anyone who follows any type of fashion, whether clothing or interior décor, knows that what’s in style is cyclical. Just take a look at your local mall and you’ll likely see high-waisted jeans – a fad that was first popularized in the ‘80s. When it comes to décor, at Half Price Drapes we’ve seen the fads come and go over the years. That’s why we offer both contemporary options and classic styles. As we look at what’s becoming popular this year, it appears that minimalism may be on the way out. … [Read more...] about Will 2017 Be the End of Minimalist Décor?
Some of the interior decorating trends we’ve seen recently have been quite interesting, while others are just minor changes from what’s been popular for years. Here are a few of the interior decorating trends that we’re going to be keeping our eye on. Cork board walls In past years, we’ve seen a trend to pinning pictures and mementos to walls. While this is a great way to create a unique, meaningful mural of sorts, the main problem is that it destroyed walls. This year we’re seeing designers … [Read more...] about New Interior Decorating Trends We’re Keeping an Eye On
If you and your partner are moving into together, then there’s a lot to be excited about – but there are also some serious decisions to make. If you’re both coming from homes that are fully furnished, then you’re going to have to decide whose furniture will make its way to the new space, along with window treatments, and other décor. Here are just a few tips that can take some of the pressure off in this situation. Start by agreeing on a theme Before you move into together, sit down and have a … [Read more...] about Interior Design Tips When Combining Two Households