Curtains (formally called draperies) are one of the top home furnishings that’s installed improperly. No offense, but chances are your curtains are hung wrong too. Let’s chat about the common misconceptions when installing curtain rods, how to remedy them, and our formula for installing them like a pro.
01 | Curtains should hug the window casing
Ninety-nine percent of the time, your curtains should be installed on the wall surrounding the window. Why? Because they make your windows look smaller in comparison to the rest of the room. You’re also blocking quite a bit of natural light from the windows.
There is one exception to this rule, though; if the window is tight between two walls, like in a dormer or small powder room, then you can install your hardware directly to the casing.
While curtains and draperies are sometimes purely functional, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetic in the process. On the other hand, you may have your draperies just for looks, and in that case, you definitely don’t want to sleep on installing them the right way.
We’re officially in the heat of summer and the busiest painting season. Painting contractors and homeowners alike are hard at work freshening up the exteriors of home (e.g. shingle siding, decks + porches, sheds, etc). If you’re like most, you have some pretty substantial time at home due to COVID-19. (Let me first say, we are thankful to have remained open and available to serve you throughout this unexpected season.) Regardless of which project you’re tackling this summer, we’re sharing a few tips and tricks for exterior staining.
I know, I know… SO many of us have been ripping up wall-to-wall carpeting and replacing it with wood, vinyl, or laminate. Maybe it’s seen better days, or it’s simply not your style anymore. Whatever the reason, carpet must go. Or does it?
While you may love the easy cleaning and durable finish of hardwood (and alike), nothing replaces the soft warmth of a plush carpet. I mean, who actually enjoys touching the cold hard floor first thing in the morning? Not me! Wall-to-wall carpeting isn’t actually as passé as it seems, but keep in mind, it might not be 100% suitable for your home and lifestyle.
This holiday season, preparing your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. These on-trend holiday decorations are beautiful, festive and, best of all, easy to attain. There’s nothing new under the sun, but who says you can’t combine elements of past holidays to create modern decor?
It’s the ultimate neutral. It can be warm, cool, bright, soft, etc. And it’s never out of season. While they say you can’t wear white after Labor Day, you certainly can paint and decorate with it! We’ve put together a collection of inspiring white interiors to fall in love with and why it’s the right color for these spaces, plus our favorite white paint colors!
Crisp, clean white is a go-to for new homes, old homes, and everything in between. Put it in any room for a fresh neutral look that pairs well with wood-tone trim, white trim, or even contrast trim (painting all of the moulding with a deeper color).