While the wisest advise is always to buy what you love, 2016 looks to be a year in which decorators are really focusing on the many things window treatments can bring to the table. Natural fabrics will be all the rage Design experts say that window coverings will be popular in more natural fabrics like cotton. They also say that luxury will be the name of the game as windows become more popular as focal points in designing living room areas. Half Price Drapes offers the perfect balance of high … [Read more...] about 2016 Interior Decorating Trends are Here!
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Every year new trends come and go and it’s always a guess as to what will take the window covering industry by storm this year. The experts have their opinions and while they’re not all in agreement, we’re seeing some interesting ideas come to the forefront. Let’s take a look at some of the predictions for hottest window covering trends in 2016. Environmental concerns will be at the top of the list Many designers note that homeowners are becoming increasingly conscious of environmental … [Read more...] about Top Trends for Window Coverings in 2016
When you think of your bare windows you likely think that all you’re giving up is showcasing your unique style. While it’s true that window treatments are a great and affordable way to decorate your home, it’s also true that leaving them out of your plans can cost you cash. Check out these three ways leaving your windows bare can actually be costing you money. 1. Bare windows make your home more susceptible to theft The term casing refers to burglars checking out homes to see which ones have … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Your Bare Windows Are Costing You Money
Giving gifts that help the recipient save energy are great options for two reasons: they’ll save money and you’ll be helping them save the environment. We’ve come up with four great gifts that will accomplish both of these goals. 1. Under-door draft stoppers Draft catchers go under doors to prevent warm air from escaping and cool air from coming in. These are particularly important in older homes that generally have doors that aren’t completely flush with the floor. Whenever cool air is … [Read more...] about 4 Holiday Gifts to Help Family and Friends Save Energy
The holidays are approaching, and whether you’re excited about it or overwhelmed, it’s time to start planning not just for gifts but for holiday decorations. At Half Price Drapes we know you want to save money and get it done quickly. Check out these ideas to help you do just that. 1. Don’t move your knickknacks – replace them Often when homeowners decorate for the holidays they push their everyday decorations aside and add the holiday cheer. The result is often a cluttered mess. Instead of … [Read more...] about 4 Fast and Fun Ways to Decorate for the Holidays
As people look for ways to save money on utilities, they often forget to look at their window coverings. Too often, curtains are considered nothing more than decorative elements. The reality is that your window treatments can be both decorative and energy-saving. Some studies have shown that changing draperies can result in as much as a 10% reduction in heating and cooling bills. Here are five options to save money and help the environment. 1. Interior shutters These are one of the most … [Read more...] about 5 Window Treatments that are Great for the Environment