Decorating a home is such an exciting thing to do but there are a lot of things to think about. For example, don’t just think about what you like to look at, think about how a room is going to make you feel. We’ve rounded up some advice from the experts on specific colors and how they can affect how you feel in your home. A general primer about how to use colors We will get into specific colors and how they affect your mood, but first let’s discuss colors in a more general way. Studies have … [Read more...] about The Colors You Use in Your Home Can Affect Your Mood: What Colors Are Right for You?
As you pick out furnishings, accessories, flooring, etc. for your home, there are a lot of decisions to make, including what colors you may want to use. Following are guides to three of the general categories of colors: Neutral, warm, and cool. Different neutrals offer different advantages Brown is a neutral color that brings to mind nature, wood, and stability. It can be very grounding when used in accents, but overusing it can make a room seem monochromatic. This doesn’t mean you have to add … [Read more...] about Neutral, Warm, or Cool Colors: Which Are Best for Your Home?
As you’re choosing colors for your home, one factor you’ll consider is how much you like a particular color. However, that’s not the only thing to consider. Certain colors can help affect your mood. As a result, some designers choose colors not just based on preferences but on what they want a person to feel when they walk into any given room. Here are some of the most common colors and the moods they can provoke. Orange brings enthusiasm and energy If you’re decorating an exercise room, … [Read more...] about Choose Colors That Will Create the Mood You Want
Some homeowners are looking for subtle curtains that will serve their purpose and blend in with their décor. Others are looking for bold, exciting options. At Half Price Drapes, we believe that any way you want to decorate is a great way to decorate but today we’re here to share some ideas for the bolder amongst us. Hang up bold red curtains The first idea is to buy bold red curtains and help them fit in with a room through smartly placed accessories. For example, you could choose solid red … [Read more...] about Bold Ways to Incorporate Your Curtains into Your Décor
Sherwin-Williams, the trend-setting paint company, names a Color of the Year every year. Last year, you may remember, it was alabaster white. They recently announced their 2017 Color of the Year and it’s quite interesting indeed. Drum roll: Color of the Year for 2017 Are you ready? Well, their Color of the Year for 2017 is Poised Taupe. Having trouble picturing it? Imagine a mix of brown and gray. It isn’t a hot color, but it’s not a cold color either. It’s neither dark nor light. It’s a … [Read more...] about Sherwin-Williams Just Announced Their Color of the Year for 2017
Homeowners who want to decorate their home with a pop of color used as an accent often stick to some pretty standard color combinations. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with decorating in reds and blues, or whites and blacks, at Half Price Drapes we were particularly interested in some recent color combinations that worked wonderfully together but likely don’t occur to most people planning their décor. Yellow décor with purple accents This is an edgier option but if you get the right … [Read more...] about Interior Decorating Color Combinations That May Surprise You