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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 - Black and White - Chocolate Brown and Powder Blue
Let’s sum it up. One plus one is more than two in home fashions. Decorating in pairs makes a beautiful design statement.
Continuing on with even more specialty shapes and design challenges with hard to cover windows:
French doors are distinguishable because both sides open as opposed to only one. While virtually any Hunter Douglas window fashion can be outfitted for French doors, keep in mind that they are typically mounted "outside" of the opening (beyond the glass frame), which may require the use of extension brackets or spacer blocks for proper handle clearance. Regardless of which product you choose, you'll enjoy a beautiful look and greater lighting control and energy efficiency.
Cut-outs provide on opportunity to cover windows with unique architectural elements and are suggested for clearance around obstructions such as door handles, window cranks and levers on operable windows. Creating a truly customized look, many Hunter Douglas window fashions are available in a variety of cut-out shapes, including bottom side, center and even headrail cut-outs.
Every house has at least one of these design obstacles...specialty shaped windows and how to cover them. I love the look and architectural detail that uniquely shaped windows add to a home, but they can be a challenge to cover. Hunter Douglas probably has the best selection of specialty shaped options, and they are constantly striving to improve them and add more options all the time. I was at a customers home the other day that had some angle top windows and he said he had been checking around for quite some time, and Hunter Douglas was the only manufacturer that had a product that would work on his windows. There is a reason why Hunter Douglas has quite a name for themselves.
Here are some examples of specialty shaped windows that Hunter Douglas manufactures a product for. I will break it down into 2 posts. If you have any of these issues in your home that you want to find a solution for, give us a call and we would be happy to go over your options with you.
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.