Summer 2018 Home Decor Style Trends

 

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The official start of summer is here, which means its time to brighten up those dark tones and give your home a subtle facelift. A few easy décor swaps and updates can transform your home into the relaxing oasis or calming cottage that you yearn for. Especially if you enjoy spending the season entertaining guests, incorporating the latest summer trends into your home’s décor is an easy way to impress.

Home design trends change rapidly so the trick is to incorporate them sparsely, making sure to focus on those that you can see yourself adopting for a more extended period of time. This way your décor will feel fresh for much longer. Here’s a list of our favorite trends for this summer and how you can easily incorporate them into your home.

 

 

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Indoor Plants

Incorporating houseplants into your home’s décor is not only fashionable but it also provides health benefits and mood-boosting qualities. This is a really easy summer project to jump on board with – simply head to your local garden center or farmers market and get some stunning houseplants. Indoor plants work great in any room by increasing visual interest and adding life to the space. Use hanging plants on shelves or mantels or eye-catching leafy plants for empty corners and side tables.

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Mixing Prints

While mixing prints is a movement that has been around for some time, it’s time to really embrace it this season. This is a fun effort that, when done correctly, can liven up a room without making it look out of  balance. Keeping to a clearly defined color scheme will help keep the mixed prints from competing with each other. An easy way to incorporate fun patterns is by adding window treatments, throw pillows and area rugs.

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Incorporating Blues

One of the trendiest colors this summer is indigo blue. The idea of painting an entire room a deep shade of blue may seem like a big commitment. Instead, simply introduce the color in your design scheme in small detailed ways. Accessorize using indigo blue with flowers, vases, kitchen cabinets or even reupholstering furniture pieces.

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A Bright Welcome

A brightly painted front door can boost your mood and increase your home’s curb appeal. Try painting your home’s entryway door a yellow, sage green or millennials pink to add pizzazz to your home’s exterior.

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Motorized Skylight Shades

Skylight windows enhance the overall look of your home in a sophisticated fashion. Adding skylight motorized window shades to them is an affordable way to amplify your home’s beauty.  With motorized skylight shades, you can accent this eye-catching feature while effortlessly controlling sunlight that enters your home.

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Floral Prints
Floral prints are trending right now and what better time to incorporate them into your home’s décor than summer. Adding a pretty pop of nature through floral prints can easily be done with throw pillows, shower curtains or even wallpaper. The best part about it is you won’t have to worry about keeping these flowers alive.

Does Your Home’s Decor Need a Refresh?

If you’re looking to brighten up your home décor’s but are unsure of where to start, contact our design specialists today or stop by our Natick showroom.

Everything You Need to Know About Window Treatments for Nurseries

Decorating a baby’s nursery is an exciting time for most parents-to-be as you are creating the space for your child to rest, play, and grow. nursery window treatments- Child safe window treatments- InnuwindowWhile you may find yourself getting caught up in the color palette, theme, crib choices, etc., make sure you don’t forget about the windows!  Just like with any other room in your home, choosing the right window treatment for a nursery can instantly transform the space. However, for nurseries, the right window treatment can also protect your baby. To help you make a sound decision, here are some nursery window treatment ideas and tips for giving your baby the best.

  • Avoid floor-length nursery draperies– Once your child gets moving, floor-length draperies in a nursery can be hazardous when little ones pull or climb on them. It’s best to keep all nursery draperies short and out of reach.
  • Consider valancesFabric valances are a simple window treatment solution that can soften the appearance of blinds and add color and texture to the nursery’s design while staying out of the reach of toddlers on the move.
  • Use your window treatments to enhance the nursery’s theme– For example, If you are working nursery window treatment ideas- Nursery draperies- Innuwindowwith a nautical theme, consider incorporating panels with anchors or using a cotton rope as a tie back to help the window treatments enhance the décor.
  • Make sure that your window treatments are properly installed– Window treatments and rods can be dangerous if they fall.  To prevent any potential injuries, it’s crucial that all window treatment hardware is properly installed directly into the wall. Avoid using tension rods as they can easily collapse.
  • Avoid window treatments with beaded decorations, cording or other embellishments– While these decorative items may look great, if they become loose, they are a potential choking hazard for small children. If you’re looking for fun toddler proof alternatives to decorative embellishments, opt for fun prints, patterns, textures or embroideries instead.
  • Childproof your blinds and shades– Window treatment options with long, exposed cords are strangulation hazards for small children. If you choose to install blinds or shades, be sure to purchase child-safe cordless blinds or shades.
  • Install double-lined, insulated drapes or shadesOverheating is a known risk factor associated with SIDS, therefore it’s important to make sure your nursery is cool and well-circulated. Even if your nursery may seem cool during the day, it’s a good idea to install insulated or double-lined window treatments to help reflect the sun’s heat during afternoon naps.

When you’re expecting and planning for your new addition, you may quickly become overwhelmed with all the important decisions there are to make for your little one. Let us help you choose the best window treatments for your nursery. Contact us today or stop by our Natick showroom to discuss the best window treatment options to ensure your baby’s beginning is safe and stylish.

 

Home Decor New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make

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Home is the center to which we return each day. Therefore, it should be a space in which you feel comfortable and at peace.  Whether the space you call home is a house, apartment, rented or owned, you deserve a relaxing environment that reflects your personality and fulfills your needs. If your space needs some help becoming what you envision or it needs a style reboot, New Year’s resolutions offer the perfect opportunity to make improvements.

If you’re looking for a little interior design motivation, here’s our top suggestions for New Year’s home decor resolutions you should make in 2018:

    1. Add a Splash of Color- Taking a risk by adding a splash of bold color to your home is a simple and exciting way to revamp and make an impact on your decor. While muted and monochromatic color schemes were a design trend in 2017, try andCustom Accent Pillows- Custom Pillow Designs- Innuwindow shake things up a little. Painting is an easy design change but is more of a commitment. Start small by adding pockets of color using accent pillows, throw blankets or wall art.
    2. Go for Quality over Quantity- Just because a home or a room is full of unique decor and furniture doesn’t necessarily mean it’s well-designed. An important part of creating a well-designed and aesthetically pleasing space is choosing quality home furnishings that offer a long functional and stylistic lifeline. This may require you to take some time to conduct research based on reviews and shopping around in order to find the perfect pieces.
    3. Less is Always More- De-cluttering is an instant way of making space for beauty and a zen mentality. In the course of one year, you can unknowingly accumulate a ton of unnecessary and unwanted things. Get rid of items that are taking up space and create smart storage solutions for the clutter. If you’re looking to go a step further, incorporate minimalist design styles by creating visual tranquility and embracing openness.
    4. Revamp Your Guest Room- Guest rooms tend to be the most neglected room in the house. However, they’re the one that leaves the biggest impression on your guests. In 2018, make it a priority to update your guest room. Choose a new color scheme, update the bedding with some fresh linens and a duvet and incorporate new window treatments into the decor to add life.
    5. Make Décor Purchases Based on Specific Needs- After spending time decluttering your home, the last thing you should do is bring in new furnishings to fill it up again. In 2018, shift your shopping habits by making more mindful purchases. When you find yourself contemplating a purchase, take a moment to ask yourself if the item is something you really need. If it’s a decor item rather than a functional need, make sure you know exactly where you’ll put it before you bring it into your home.
    6. It’s easy to get caught up in what you don’t have-  a bigger kitchen, hardwood floors, a deck, larger windows, etc.- and we quickly forget to enjoy the good things we do have. Remember, no home may ever be perfect but what matters most are the memories you create inside them.

 

 

Is Your Bedroom Décor Sabotaging Your Sleep?

 

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An essential key to balance and happiness is the correct allotment of sleep, without it your days will quickly consist of confusion and tiredness. For many of us, this is often overlooked due to the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. An easy way to ensure a restful sleep is by improving the quality of the sleep environment itself. This can be as simple as making a few changes to your bedroom’s décor and creating a space that promotes sleep.

Here are a few tips to help you make sure your bedroom décor isn’t sabotaging your sleep.

 

Remove Clutter
Your bedroom should be a relaxing, comfortable environment free of worry and stress. It’s important that your bedroom is organized and clutter-free to keep your mind from worrying about any potential mess while you’re trying to fall asleep. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should remodel your bedroom in hopes of better sleep. Instead, take a simpler approach, like putting away your clothes in their designated space and keeping your closet door closed.

Minimizing the mess in your bedroom also applies to technological clutter. Keep your work items, like your laptop, school bIs Your Bedroom Decor Sabotaging Your Sleep?- Color Pallete for a Bedroom- Innuwindowooks, tablets, etc., in your office or another designated area. Bringing your work to bed is not conducive to a relaxed environment.

 

Calm Color Palette
When it comes to creating a serene space for sleeping, color is very important as it can alter our moods. Therefore, to create a tranquil, sleep-inducing space, choose a calming color palette for the paint and accessories in your bedroom that will play into your sleepy subconscious. Cooler, muted, soft neutrals and natural wood tones work best for creating a relaxing bedroom.
However, just like with any room of your home, it’s important to consider your personal style. You can still incorporate your favorite colors, perhaps yellow, in a small way, by using a pale yellow that will maintain your bedroom’s serenity.
Read more about choosing a color palette for a room here.

 

Temperature and Lighting
One of the most important factors in getting a good night’s sleep is light and temperature. If your bedroom is too bright or too hot, your sleep can easily be sabotaged. A simple and efficient way to manage a room’s lighting is by investing in warm-tone artificial lamps and blackout curtains or blackout shades. Blackout shades can stop up to 99% of sunlight from entering a room. When most people think of blackout curtains or blackout shades, they think of thick, heavy window treatments. However, blackout window treatments from Hunter Douglas come in a variety of opaque fabrics and styles that won’t compromise style for sleep.
Check out our blackout shades and curtains for more information.

 

To help control the temperature, make use of a fan. Not only do fans create airflow to keep the air fresh and cool, but they also produce a calming white noise, which makes a deep, peaceful sleep easier to achieve.

Every room in your home has a purpose whether it’s cooking, entertaining, working, or sleeping. You wouldn’t design your study to be comfortable for cooking, so logic follows that you shouldn’t design your bedroom with a stimulating décor. Use the tips we’ve outlined above to transform your bedroom into an environment best suited for restful, restorative sleep.

Keeping Your Home Warm in the Winter

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Old man winter is back! While it may be tempting to keep your home warm and toasty, your heating bill will surely skyrocket.   Dreaming about how cozy it would be to come home to a warm house after a long, cold day may tempt you to turn up the thermostat, but adjusting even just a few degrees can take a toll on your bank account. Save yourself the money and energy, instead heat your home naturally without having space heaters continuously running.

Easy, Natural Ways to Heat Your Home:

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  • The sun still shines in the winter, so when it does open your curtains! Sunlight provides plenty of natural warmth, especially on a cold day- think of it as free heat! Before you leave the house in the morning, open the curtains of any windows that receive direct sunlight for a good portion of the day.
  • On days without much sunlight, keep your curtains closed to prevent heat from escaping through the windows. Investing in insulated curtains will help trap heat in your home while potentially lowering your electric bill.
  • Check all the vents in your home to make sure they aren’t being blocked by furniture. If they are, rearrange your furniture, at least for the winter, to make sure every room is receiving its maximum heat potential.
  • If you have exposed hardwood or tile flooring in your home, consider putting down a plush area rug in the winter to keep heat from escaping. According to the National Energy Foundation, uninsulated hardwood flooring can account for up to 10% of a home’s lost heat. Carpets and rugs are far better at keeping rooms warmer.
  • The larger your home is, the more expensive it is to heat. If you have any empty guest rooms or storage space, be sure to keep the doors closed. Why waste money heating a room that you don’t use. You’ll also want to make sure you close any vents in those rooms. By closing off empty or less frequently used rooms, you’re lowering the heated squared footage, which will help the warm air spread easier throughout your home.
  • Utilize your oven. Baking and broiling meals will help keep your home warmer when the temperature drops. After you’ve finishing, turn your oven off but leave the over door open to let the warm air heat your kitchen and nearby rooms.
  • Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to clockwise. When ceiling fans rotate counterclockwise, it pushes the air downward and creates a draft. Reversing the rotation will pull the cool air upward and mix with the rising heat, making your room feel warmer.

Ultimately, it’s more about keeping the person warm rather that the entirety of the house. So, throw on an extra layer of clothing, sip on some hot tea, break out some warm blankets or whatever it takes to stay warm and comfortable. After all, comfort is key!

Interior Design that Matches Your Personality

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The secret to interior design is capturing your inner personality and character within the décor of your home. Your home is where you spend a great deal of time and should be a place of comfort and relaxation. For this reason, your living space should adequately reflect your unique traits, interests and qualities. But how exactly do you know what style or design scheme embodies your persona?

As you search through decorating magazines for ideas or inspirations, you may find that you are attracted to a variety of designs that perhaps share similar themes. Whether you are a modernist, minimalist, eclectic, industrial, etc., your home is your own personal canvas.

Learn more about each style and the connection to personality types to ultimately gather ideas and solutions for your own living space.

Scandinavian

You are: Friendly, Stylish Yet Functional, Interested in Culture and Elegant.

Scandinavian design is simple and uncomplicated, but doesn’t skimp on style and comfort. The core themes of this design movement are simplicity, functionality and minimalism for all, not just the wealthy. Color schemes for Scandinavian design tend to be whitewashed and timber tones.

Minimalist

You are: Introverted, a Perfectionist, Organized, Methodical and Efficient.

Less is more. Minimalism design utilizes pared-down aesthetic design elements. The overall concept of minimalism is to strip everything down to its most simplistic qualities.

 

Modern country

You are: Lively, Trendy yet Classic, Chic and Sophisticated

Modern country design embraces rustics aesthetics in a trendy yet classic way. The core themes of this design style is an emphasis on chic, sophisticated yet relaxing flairs.

 

Classic

You are: Noble, Poised, Graceful, Elegant and Balanced

Classicism in interior design embraces traditional yet timeless and elegant décor. A style manifested from 17th century Europe, classic design embraces history and heritage. The color scheme for classical design interior typically utilizes calm, neutral tones like olive, beige cream and gold.

 

Modern

You are: Organized, Professional, No-Frills and Driven

Modern design can be described as sleek, spacious, simple, and focused on function and organization. It embraces clean architectural lines and cubist forms. Most often sticking to pure colors like black, white, and neutrals with vibrant primary colors as accents.

 

Shabby Chic

You are: Social, Artistic, Charismatic and Outdoorsy

Shabby chic design can be described as in elegant in a creative, fresh way. The core theme of this style is breathing new life into pieces of furniture while embracing color and finishes.

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Furniture: Reupholstery vs. Custom Slipcover

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When you’re looking to revamp or repurpose a piece of furniture, you have two options: reupholstery or slipcovers. But what exactly is the difference? While both will give you a beautiful, fresh piece of furniture, how do you know which to choose?

What is Furniture Reupholstery?

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Professional furniture reupholstery can breathe new life into aging furniture. However, it can
be the more costly option as it requires more detailed work. During the reupholstery process, all of the old fabric and padding
is removed from the furniture.  It is then re-padded with a new layer of cotton, typically, and then the new fabrics are applied to the frame. Any loose cushions require separate zippered covers. The result is a tailored, sharp, like-new piece of furniture.  Keep in mind that the piece of furniture usually needs to be brought to a shop to be reworked.

 

What are Slipcovers?

Think of a custom made slipcover like you would a suit tailored specifically for you. Slipcovers are carefully designed to cover the current fabric on a piece of furniture. They can be created to fit with a tailored, tight look which may resemble an upholstered piece of furniture, or they can be designed to fit loosely for a rustic, shabby-chic look. Slipcovers are typically cut during a first home visit and installed on a second, after all sewing work is done.

When to Reupholster vs. When to Get a Slipcover:

Typically, reupholstering a piece of furniture will cost more than having a custom slipcover made because all of the old fabric and padding must be removed from the piece of furniture, which requires more time on the project.

Reupholstering furniture is a great way to revive a solid piece of furniture that is structurally sound or of sentimental value. Although furniture reupholstery can be expensive, it can be worth the investment in order to save a quality piece of furniture. Often, when a piece of furniture wears, people think they must replace the whole collection. One benefit of reupholstering furniture is that you can keep the sets together by reupholstering the broken piece, rather than replacing the entire set.

Both reupholstery and slipcovering are great ways to adapt a cherished item to your new décoring scheme. For example, if you’ve inherited a high-quality chair that’s of sentimental value within your family, consider redoing it so it will fit in with your other pieces.

Slipcovers are unique because you can remove them for washing/dry cleaning. In addition, since the slipcover comes off, you can use the original fabric underneath to achieve two separate looks. Perhaps its original fabric is dark and heavy for the fall and winter months; a light-colored slipcover would be a great change for the spring and summer months.

Custom slipcovers tend to have a casual appearance; even the most carefully tailored slipcover won’t have the same crisp appearance of an upholstered piece of furniture. It’s important to keep in mind that slipcovers are not appropriate for all furniture. For example, leather pieces aren’t the best candidates for covers due to the slick surface.

Other Benefits of Repurposing Your Furniture
  1. – Both custom slipcovers and reupholstery allow you to change any piece of furniture to better align with your style and home’s décor. Both can be done using a wide variety of fabrics, patterns, and colors.
  2. – Both custom slipcovers and reupholstery are environmentally friendly options because you avoid having to replace the whole item. Repurposing your furniture is just like recycling, since you are reusing a quality item rather than sending it to a landfill.

At Innuwindow, we specialize in custom slipcovers and furniture reupholstery. Contact our professional designers to see how we can repurpose your furniture today!

How to Get Your Home Ready to Show

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When your home is on the market, first impressions are everything. One of the most important components for a successful home sale is how you present your home. While getting your home show-ready may be a daunting task, in the end, it will be worth the time and effort.  You don’t need to hire a professional cleaning crew or home stagers; there are simple things you can do to improve how your home shows. We reached out to real estate professional Susan Doig of Charlesgate Realty Group in Boston, Ma for her expert advice on how to make your home show ready.

DECLUTTER

  • Removing any clutter from your home. especially any unnecessary furniture, will visually enlarge it.  Sometimes items from one room can be used to stage another space. You want a potential buyer to be able to envision his or her own items in your home. With that being said, you don’t necessarily need to strip your home of every personal item, just lighten the load.
    • For example, clear your kitchen counter of any excessive appliances. Minimizing items will expand the open space.
    • Likewise, create the feeling of  a spacious entry area to your home by using decorative accents and minimal furniture. After all, your entryway is the first room potential home buyers experience, so make sure it provides a good first impression.

QUICK FIXES

  • Take the time to make all the minor repairs that you have been putting off. Small imperfections are often red flags to potential homebuyers as they can give the impression the home has not been well maintained.
  • For example, leaky faucets, squeaky doors and worn rugs are easy fixes that can impact a home buyer’s overall impression.

 

CLEAN

  • A deep clean will go a long way in making your home more presentable. Just like fixing any small imperfections, the overall cleanliness of your home is an indicator to the homebuyer of how the home had been maintained. Be sure to clean your home inside and out to give the best impression possible.
    • For example, use a pressure washer to clean your home’s exterior, sidewalks, and driveway. Keep your home dusted and vacuumed. If possible, try and air out your home for half an hour before showings.

BRIGHTEN UP

  • Brightening up your home creates a positive mood and a great first impression. This can easily be done by:
  • Cleaning your windows inside and out, as well as cleaning any window treatments:
  • Dust your shades, shutters or blinds
  • Use a wood cleaner on wood shutters
  • For fabric window treatments, use a vacuum brush attachment on the lowest suction setting.

 

      • If you are unsure how to clean your window treatments, consult your window treatment provider for care instructions. Certain fabric shades must be professionally dry-cleaned or you may damage your shades.
  • Replace any burnt out light bulbs and consider replacing bulbs with higher wattage to show your how bright your home is.
  • Replace any broken or worn window treatments.
  • Open the window to let natural light illuminate your home. Consider installing window treatments like shutters or blinds that allow natural light to enter.
  • In addition to your window treatments, painting is another easy way to brighten your home. Consider painting dark or smaller rooms neutral colors, as they will appeal to the greatest number of people.

While it does require additional work to get your home show-ready,  you’ll be making it more presentable and attractive to potential homebuyers. Take an honest look at your home to see what improvements you can make. Enlist the help of a friend or your realtor for their advice.

Thank you to Susan Doig for her professional insight!

How to Incorporate Spring Décor into your Home

Spring is here, which not only means spring cleaning but it’s also the perfect time to brighten up your home. Say goodbye to your winter décor until next year and bring in a pop of spring in a classy and effortless way. Here are some simple ways you can welcome spring into your home!

1. Let the Light In
If you have heavy or dark drapes on your windows, swap them out for light, sheer curtains. Allow the natural sunlight to pour in and brighten up your home this spring. Sheer curtains can enhance your mood and make any room look spacious and lively.Sheer Curtains for Spring Decor- Innuwindow2. De-Clutter Your Home

Spring always brings about feelings of rejuvenation and new beginnings. Spring-cleaning is a simple way to bring these feelings into your home. Get rid of your winter clutter for the season. Clean your window, window treatments and flooring for a fresh start.

3. Incorporate the Outdoors

Embracing the outdoors in your home décor by decorating with floral designs is a great way to welcome the new season and get rid of your “winter blues.” Floral fabrics for pillows, furniture, curtains and rugs can make a beautiful addition to your home. The smallest touches of nature, like indoor green plants and real flowers, always liven up any space.

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4. Kitchen Linens

If you’re like most households, you probably have a collection of dishtowels, napkins and tablecloths. Spring is the perfect time to swap out your kitchen linens for ones that are pastel, polka dotted, floral or plaid.

5. Swap Out Wintery Art

Do you have a gallery wall in your home? Adding a few new photos that embrace spring is an easy way to embrace the spring. Look for artwork, prints, or photos that feature bright colors, nature or summery landscapes.

6. Welcome Guests with a Springtime Wreath

Wreaths are the perfect spring door decorations. You can create your own wreath on a budget with spring flowers and ribbons or purchase pre-made wreath from a variety of stores. Wreaths are a simple way to personalize your spring home décor.

 

Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid

Decorating your home can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Many homeowners looking to decorate their living spaces turn to online resources like Pinterest for inspiration. However, with rapidly changing trends and an overload of opinions, it is easy to lose focus on your own vision. And decorating your home without a plan will very often leave you feeling unsatisfied. It is important to create a living space you truly enjoy. Without money in your budget for an interior designer, how exactly will you know what works and what falls short? We put together a list of the most common decorating mistakes homeowners make and solutions to help make the project easier.

Problem: Out of Place Themes

Your home should feel authentic and present a sense of who and where you are. If you decorate a room with one consistent pattern make sure it fits the environment and personality of the owner and locale. Otherwise it can become overwhelming and tacky.

Solution: Accent Piece

If you love a certain look or décor but it might seem out of place use small accents pieces to incorporate a sprinkle of the theme you enjoy. For example; if you own a mountain house but really enjoy beach décor, hang beach toned curtains instead of decorating the entire room with a beach theme.

Problem: Having Too Many Focal Points in a Room.

A room with too many focal points is busy and overwhelming for the eye.           

 Solution: Commit to One Focal Point

One of the most common mistakes in interior design is a lack of a distinct focal point. Every space needs a focal point, whether it’s the TV, fireplace, or a window. Your focal point should be whatever you enjoy most about the space.

Problem: Too Formal

Decorating a room in a very formal manner is not wrong, however, a room should be inviting and feel comfortable to live in.

 Solution: Inviting Yet Elegant

Make your home livable, welcoming and functional.   Few people have formal living and dining rooms they use on a regular basis. Go out of your way to furnish each room with inviting chairs, sofas, etc so that family members and guests will want to spend thime in them.

 

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Although many people enjoy color, they are too afraid to commit to their personal tastes and preferences for fear of making a mistake. Gray may be hot right now but using only neutral hues throughout your space will get dull very quickly.

Solution: A Splash of Color

Color doesn’t have to be overbearing in a room. By painting a wall or purchasing colored curtains, you can give any room some personality. Remember that if you don’t like it, you can always repaint the room and/or change your curtains.

 

 

 

 

Problem: Ignoring Windows Custom Roman Shades- Innuwindow

Bare windows make a room feel uninviting and uncomfortable.

 Solution: Embrace Windows

Decorating with window treatments is the easiest way to add character and interest to any room. Hanging curtains two inches above the frame of a window is visually appealing and creates height in a room. For a simple look, installing a Roman shade will add color and interest while also providing privacy and insulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, the most important rule when decorating your home is to choose what fits your personality and lifestyle. It is easy to get caught up trying to recreate someone else’s design choices. The easiest way to avoid decorating mistakes is by creating a vision for the room before you start. Your home should be welcoming, livable and unique to you.