A tip on saving money dressing a large window with a modern look!

OK, so you have a large window, wall to wall, ceiling to floor and the cost to use any type treatment to cover it is going to be enormous!

Here is a tip to think about reducing the cost by half or less, that is if you used lining only!

Yes, I agree, it is not for all styles and it is not for everyone, but, if your home has a modern or contemporary style, then this idea could work and it will save you money!

For example, homes in south Florida, California, or homes by a cost, even downtown condos this look can be very attractive, stylish and economical!

To add richness, one can use a unique decorative hardware, and, voila! Amazing look without breaking the bank!

Below is and idea for modern drapery hardware that looks unique and attractive!

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Custom Pillows

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Do not underestimate the power of pillows!

During the course of an interior design project, when it is time to consider pillows, there is often no money left in the budget and the pillow project is canceled.

This is an unfortunate occurrence.

Pillows are important elements in establishing the “feel” and “comfort” of a home. Personally, when I enter a room and the sofa has a bunch of pillows, I feel welcomed. Sometimes, I am amused or impressed with the creativity expressed by the homeowner. Other times, I see pillows playing a special role from a design and esthetics standpoint. Pillows can also be primarily functional, providing support or making a sofa more comfortable.

Adding a pillow or two to a chair can help the room achieve balance. Pillows can also add the element of rhythm. Having a row of pillows, in the same size and color, will draw the eye to the display and create a sense of order, allowing the eye to feel comfortable looking at the larger space. By creating a focal point or by adding an accent color, pillows can effectively complete a room.

As far as function, pillows are helpful on a chair or sofa with a deep seat. A bunch of pillows in various colors and patterns will add not only a splash of color or textural depth, but will also provide the comfort one needs to sit for extended periods.

And consider this: large pillows with dense stuffing can provide extra seating, when, for example, there is not enough furniture for the number of guests at a party or family gathering. (The Ottomans Turks used pillows for this function – and so do many of my clients. When not in use, they can be artfully stacked in a corner.)

Pillows can dress any bed and can complement other fabrics in the bedroom with a variety of awesome colors and textures. How about outdoor living furniture? Or dining room chairs? Be creative about using pillows to add depth and texture to a room, especially when they work with the color scheme of the table during a special holiday, birthday or anniversary celebrations.

Pillows can be so fabulous that they should be considered works of art! Create your own special piece of art by designing an unusually shaped pillow or by using special textiles, opulent trims, and unique bells and whistles. A whole wide world of wonderful pillow options awaits you!

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Drapery trimming will add the unique look to your rooms! Clarendon Hills

Here is what one of our clients in Clarendon Hills asked:

How can we create that custom, personal, and unique touch to our draperies?

 

Trimming and embellishment will add the personal and custom look to your draperies!

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Plantation Shutters!

Plantation shutters not only add beauty, elegance, poise, and refinement to any home, but they also come at a great value!

Here are six reasons why you should add shutters to your home:

  • The rich, wooden shutters can be added to any type of interior space, whether the style is traditional, transitional, eclectic, or contemporary.
  • In the past, only the rich and wealthy were able to afford them. Now, shutters have the look and feel of expense without the overwhelming price.
  • With the ability to regulate how much sunlight enters your room, shutters are a great way to save energy.
  • They require very little maintenance and are easy to clean.
  • Since shutters are permanent unlike other window treatments, they will easily add value to your property when the time comes to sell your house.
  • Wooden shutters are very appealing to potential home buyers. They are considered a home addition and will help you sell your home faster, especially in a market like the one we have today.

Although the initial cost might be high, in the long run, you will find yourself justifying the initial investment because the shutters really do provide an economical solution.

Call us for free estimates and ideas(630)420-0800.

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