When a teen is off to college for the first time, there’s a lot to prepare for but one of the most important things to think about is decorating the dorm. The goals are typically twofold: create a space the coed will love and create a space that makes them feel comfortable away from home. Here are a few tips to help you achieve both objectives. Brighten the space up with plants There may be nothing that brings to mind comfort and coziness than a room with several plants. When a teen is off … [Read more...] about Dorm Decorating 101
You and your spouse are moving into your first home together. Congratulations! This is such an exciting time but it can also be a stressful time. When you walk through that threshold the first time, you’re likely to be overwhelmed with things that must get done right away. Follow these five tips for the first things to focus on, and you’ll have a much more manageable job in front of you. 1. Choose incredible lighting Whether you’re looking for sconces for the bathroom or a pendant for the … [Read more...] about 5 Things for Newlyweds to Focus on in Their First Home Together
Are you always looking for ways to keep your home updated and modern? Then you’ll appreciate an article by Building Design & Construction’s titled 2016’s Top Interior Design Trends. At Half Price Drapes, we have a lot of ways for you to update your home and we’re always excited to share the latest trends with you. Materials in warm metal are popular It’s true that brushed metal – while popular in some places – can leave a room feeling a bit cold. That’s why warmer metals are becoming … [Read more...] about Discover the Top Design Trends of 2016
There are many online decorating services available today and it can be hugely helpful to people who want the advice of an expert but don’t want to burst their budget. That said, it doesn’t work for everyone – and it can be a disaster. These four tips will help you make the most of an online decorator. 1. Be willing to do some groundwork When it comes to giving information to your online decorator, more is better. Take quizzes to learn about your personal style, read through magazines or … [Read more...] about 4 Tips for Working with a Virtual Interior Decorator
Antiques can be intimidating to restore. You don’t want to do more harm than good and it can feel as though your family heirlooms and other antique items are fragile. We ran across an article in the Daily Herald titled Learn how to restore and maintain your antiques that gives some great tips for beginners. Carley Lintz writes, “Do you have an heirloom table you've always wanted to restore? Or a flea- market-find that needs some TLC? Before you reach for that can of shellac, you might want take … [Read more...] about Simple Tips for Restoring Antiques
Decorating your own home can feel overwhelming. While there are always tips and tricks that can help you get on the right path, there are no concrete rights and wrongs. Or are there? While decorating is a matter of taste and certainly you know your taste better than anyone else, there are two interior design signs that many consider to be simply unforgivable in any situation. Sin #1: Using bad proportions There may be nothing worse than using the wrong proportions. For example, if you have a … [Read more...] about The 2 Biggest Interior Design Sins: Are You Guilty?