Start with what you have
Although selecting a starting colour can seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to. The reason a colour from your friend’s house that looked fantastic over there can look horrific in your home is two-fold; the starting base and lighting.
Paint must be selected in the home with the natural light so you will see how it actually looks at different times of the day. (Depending on the undertones, it will take on many different shades at different times and you need to like all of them).
As well as the starting base, this is made up of the things in your home that are “static” or non-changing such as flooring, cabinets, tile etc. You may very well want to follow the trend and desire to paint grey walls in your house, yet all of your flooring is brown. If you choose the same grey paint that your girlfriend down the street used (but she happened to … Read the rest
Jazz up your windows and doors with carefully chosen combinations of sheers and heavy drapes. This not only adds color and dimension to your room, but also makes it look inviting and warm. However, if your drapes are long and heavy, conventional rods may not be able to bear their weight. Long rods result in either ugly sagging in the middle or unevenly hung drapes. If you’re spacing out larger numbers of short rods, the brackets and joints may come in the way of closing your curtains completely. Heavy-duty curtain rods are available, but they could look bulky and cumbersome and distract from the beauty of your curtains. The right option here would be curtain tracks.
They’re neat, discreet and hard-working. You can mount them on the ceiling or wall depending on the size of your windows/doors and the length of the curtains you’ve chosen. They allow your curtains to glide smoothly and evenly across while opening and closing the … Read the rest