The Art of Decorating

When you walk into a new and space, where does your mind go?
Do you see a blank canvas with endless possibilities of what that space could be?
Are you able to spot a particular space in a room and know what piece of furniture you would put there, envisioning the future memories that you and your family would make in your new home?

Alternatively, do you get a sense of being completely overwhelmed with zero ideas of which direction you would take regarding design?

Many potential homeowners that have previously toured homes for purchase have entered into these blank spaces and see four white walls, no color or character. Seeing no potential, and detouring people from their purchase because they are unable to visualize their lives in the new space.

It is challenging for some to imagine the possibilities a blank space has to offer, which is why staging a property takes place. Adding a splash of color can make or break an accent wall. Setting a cozy reading nook in front of the beautiful wood framed window, or perhaps mounting a unique piece of art or an elegant window covering allows you to be able to visualize the space in a whole new light and see yourself living there.

Home décor adds more value than one may think. A particular image can add a level of comfort when seen. The brightness of a wall color has the capability of changing your mood the second you enter a room, and natural light that shines through the sheer drapery hanging from your French doors can make you appreciate the space in a whole new light, no pun intended.

Homes provide homeowners ample opportunities to find happiness in the little things through memories as well as decor. It may be a walk down your hallway reminiscing while chuckling at the thought of how many paint samples you put on the wall before finally making the executive decision of Robin Egg Shell Blue. Alternatively, it could be the joy you feel when glancing up and seeing the framed pictures of your children. Or perhaps you happen to glance up at the mantle and see the beautiful vase you bought years ago on a girls trip to Italy, gosh what was an awesome trip that was!

Each piece of décor in our homes provides value, not only within our four walls but more so our souls. The colors we put on the walls were carefully selected, the photographs hung, the hutch filled with your
Grandmothers finest china, or the different styles of art that tickle our fancy, each adds a level of significant value. Within what was once just a blank space, is now our comfort, our happy place, and at times a peaceful environment to escape the harshness of reality.

Home décor adds more value than what just meets the eye. Giving us the chance to express our different design styles, personal preferences, taste, and creativeness. Often we don’t even realize how much of an affect our homes, and its décor, have on our everyday lives. Most end up spending a majority of time in their humble abode, so the furniture decided on, the colors of the walls, the window coverings that took weeks to decide on, the pictures we put up, and the style of art we
tend to lean towards, all play a vital role in what makes a house, a home.

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The Art of Layering Window Treatments

Choosing window treatments for a room or a house are, as much an art as anything!  Think of it as painting through a diverse combination of coverings and fabric textures. If you want to have them look like a Picasso, you have to make sure you have as many window treatments as a young princess would have outfits. One for every occasion! The variety keeps people’s senses peaked with anticipation for what is next.

Here are some handy tips to assist you in choosing the right combination of colors and textures for layered shading as well as for draperies all through your home.

I would like to suggest a great window treatment shop to assist you in choosing a group of colors and textures for layered shades and drapes where you dwell! Sonoma County Shade Company is the best place to start looking for great deals on fabrics for curtains and shades as well as sheers, shutters, and blinds.

If you are a novice at layering window treatments, a good plumb line for layering is think one layer to filter light and the other darker. I have included some examples to give you an example of the look. And notice how the solar shades bring such great light!