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
It’s one thing to mix and match styles of drapes until you feel as though you have a selection that will work more or less OK with a specific room or area—and quite another to make conscious design choices along the way that result in a more cohesive effect. As an article from the San Francisco Chronicle aptly notes, “The most successful home decor projects both observe the rules of good design and express the personality of the designer.” Here are some guiding design principles that can … [Read more...] about Designing with Curtains
If you’re looking to hang your new draperies or curtains, drapery hooks are an easy option that are also quite effective. While there are many types of drapery hooks, the most common are a single wire that’s folded against itself. On one end you’ll see a sharp prong, and on the other end you’ll see a curved hook. These hooks are better known as drapery pins, and you may recognize that they look almost like fishing hooks. There are many possible variations on drapery hooks, including extra … [Read more...] about The Simple Way to Hang Drapery Hooks
Incredible draperies are always in style, but this summer we’re seeing some unique ideas coming through. The key to getting the best value is to buy something that’s in style but classic enough that it won’t look outdated in a few years. Here are some great ideas based on the top trends of summer 2015. 1. Decorate with organic materials This summer you won’t see a ton of luxurious velvet draperies. Instead, you’ll see cottons, burlaps, and other natural, organic materials. You may also … [Read more...] about The 5 Hottest Drapery Trends for Summer 2015
In Part 1 of this series on silk curtains and drapes, I discussed how you can use specific colors of silk curtains for different effects throughout your home. This second part of the series will give you more of an overview of the wide variety of styles and patterns of curtains that are made of silk and available at Half Price Drapes. We should probably start with the classic and traditional Dupioni silk curtains. In traditional colors, its two thread weave can provide an understated and … [Read more...] about Incorporating the beauty of silk curtains into your home part 2