When it comes to home decorating, there’s nothing as important as choosing items you love. But what if something you love actually made your home look cheap? At Half Price Drapes we’re here to provide some insight into what decorators say can make a home look cheap. 1. Furniture that’s not the right size for a home When furniture is much too large or much too small for the space it’s in, it gives the impression that it was either a hand-me-down piece or it was bought for a different home. … [Read more...] about 5 Decorating Choices That Can Make Your Home Look Cheap
As the new year begins, it’s time to consider the trends of 2016 and what’s coming in 2017. You can expect that Half Price Drapes will keep you updated on emerging trends, but first we must say goodbye to 2016. Here are a few of the design trends that the professionals claim are headed on their way out for 2017. Too much brass Some designers have referred to 2016 as the “year of too much brass.” They’re saying that brass is going to stay in style, but it will no longer be popular to decorate … [Read more...] about Did These Decorating Trends Have Their Final Hoorah in 2016?
At Half Price Drapes, we’re always sure to stay up to date on the latest trends but we are also realistic. While some of these design trends sound great on paper, we want to be sure that our customers are thinking not just about how it’ll look today but how they’ll function for years to come. Here are a few of the design trends we hope you’ll think about before you implement them. Open kitchen shelves can be more trouble than they’re worth This is a big one in the design world: Open kitchen … [Read more...] about Design Trends That May Not Work for Your Home
Is there anything as exciting as decorating your first apartment? While for many people it can be the first time they get a chance to really showcase their own unique style, it can also be overwhelming. While there are no solid wrongs or rights when it comes to personal styles, there are some mistakes that young professionals are more likely to make. 1. Not investing in the right things Budget is going to be a concern and that’s fine – as long as the budget is used wisely. Instead of … [Read more...] about 5 Mistakes Young Professionals Make When Decorating Their First Apartment
Are you gearing up to decorate for the holidays? If so, you’re likely thinking of the same holiday villages, snowmen, and Santa Claus decals. While these are all great options, at Half Price Drapes we’re making a point of thinking outside the box this holiday season. Here are some of the most interesting ideas we’ve seen for holiday decorating this year. Think about overdoing it The holidays are all about indulgence so why not take something you love and double or triple it? For example, for … [Read more...] about Ready to Add Holiday Touches to Your Décor? Think Outside the Box
If you’ve been wishing your home had more natural light then Half Price Drapes has good news for you! There are numerous ways you can boost the rays of sunshine that come into your home. Here are a few ideas. Start by assessing the situation The tips that follow are all great ideas but they don’t apply to every home. If you blindly follow them then you may have luck but you may also find that some options don’t work well in your home. Avoid this type of disappointment by walking around your … [Read more...] about How to Invite More Natural Light into Your Home