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Decorating Ideas for Salt Lake City, Utah

Decorating in Pairs Two of almost any home furnishings adds soothing symmetry and balance.
It’s easy. Just add one home furnishing element,
such as a throw pillow, picture or chair; then repeat.Interior design elements that lend themselves to pairing include:
- Furniture, such as chairs, ottomans, end tables, even sofas
- Throw pillows and decorative towels
- Artwork hanging on walls or standing on tables
- Mirrors, lamps and light fixtures

Pairs add flexibility too. You can easily move them to change the function of a room for a party or other event. And if you buy new furniture, a pair of items is easier to re-arrange in the same room or settle harmoniously into another room. Even when you move, pairs of home elements are more flexible to fit into a new house and new decor.

The pairing concept can be applied to colors too. Selecting a color palette for your home with two complementary colors is an effective decorating strategy. For example:
- Brown and Ivory
- Indian Red and Sage Green
- Bla…

White Kitchens with Roman Shades, Salt Lake City, Utah

White Kitchens are all the rage. They are classic, beautiful and timeless. I love white kitchens with a pop of color, especially in a Roman Shade over a window. You can do all sorts of fabrics and patterns, make it fun and add a pop of whatever color you want. Here are some examples of a fun Roman Shade to add some fun and color to a white kitchen.


Fall Newsletter. Customer Appreciation Event.

Lots of stuff going on in October at Home Touch Window Fashions. Exclusive Savings on window treatments including great rebates, upgraded lifting systems and 20% off custom draperies or soft treatments. Visit our showroom in Salt Lake City to see all the window treatments on display. Contact us for more information.

Control your window treatments with the latest technology

How cool is it to be able to control your window treatments by remote control, or even your iphone or ipad? Well with Hunter Douglas window fashions, you can do just that. It really is very easy, and does not add much more to the cost of the shade itself. All you need is a platinum bridge kit from Hunter Douglas and download the free app. Visit our showroom if you want to see it in action, or visit our website

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Decorating with aqua adds the
serenity of the sea to your home. Summer is the perfect time to add this delightful color. What exactly is the color aqua? It's hard to define because aqua is a combination of blue and green and maybe a little gray or beige. The amounts of each hue can vary, and that's why aqua comes in so many different-and beautiful- shades, from the softest pale to quite bold. And that's why there are so many names for aqua, including aquamarine, teal, sea glass, cyan, turquoise and more. 
When you add aqua to your decorating mix, the feeling you achieve depends on the shade of aqua you select and the colors in your rooms. For a beachy vibe, add items you've collected at the seashore such as driftwood, shells, and natural grasses. For a more formal look, use aqua as you would any other accent color, with the formal, modern or eclectic accessories you like best. 
The color and design possibilities are varied for beautiful aqua accents:
• Pair aqua with so…

Energy Efficiency at the windows in Salt Lake City, Utah

Hunter Douglas products help conserve energy at the window in these three important ways:

Insulation In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

Solar Heat Control The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Hunter Douglas window fashions help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.

Daylighting Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light.

Spring Colors

With a change in season comes a shift in weather, refreshed attire, and most importantly - a new color palette. Each season has it’s own feeling, its own smell, and its own colors. Whether through fashion or d├ęcor, the persona of Spring is represented every year through the hues that we choose to emphasize. 
What makes Spring colors? Well, look around. As the temperature gets warmer, “cold” colors funnel in. It’s the lighter blue of the sky, the sweeter orange of the tropics, the romantic purple of the violet flowers in bloom. It’s the pastel yellow, zesty lime green, and blossom rose with a pop of magenta!  Spring colors represent revival and rejuvenation. As ambassadors of style and design, we camouflage ourselves by highlighting mother nature’s greatest shades (of color). These colors can be used creatively to brighten any room. Visit the Hunter Douglas website for inspiring products inspired by the  uplifting feeling of Spring: 

Good in Grey

This is the latest article written by the wonderful Sally Morse from Hunter Douglas:

Whether you spell it grey or gray (I prefer the former), everyone knows this color is a major player in the design field. Grey can land anywhere on the color spectrum from cool and light to dark and deep, making it a hue that can stand on its own or influence other colors in a room.

On the lighter, cooler side of things, the color grey goes by names like Silver Mist, White Stone, Cement, or Platinum. These cooler grey tones work well as a grounding color to lighter pastels, making the whole look less sugary sweet. Mixed with mid-toned shades, grey adds weight and a contemporary feeling. Mixed with deeper toned colors, cool grey becomes more of a neutral background color, almost disappearing as it steps aside for the deeper colors to take center stage.

The warmer, deeper greys work great with more saturated colors. Pewter, Steel Wool, Stormy Grey, and Charcoal Grey are common names for colo…