Window of Opportunity: Window Treatment Upgrade Guide

Of all the design decisions homeowners make when decorating a home — paint color, furniture, fabrics, rugs, lighting, accessories — window treatments often get overlooked or receive inadequate attention.

But window treatments are an important piece of the decor puzzle in any home. Sure, curtains, drapes and blinds can complement a decor scheme and look nice, but they’re also important for privacy, light, hiding awkward features, providing insulation and more.

If you’re thinking of upgrading window treatments, this guide will help you navigate the process more easily. Click HERE for the full story…

8 Perfect Places for Cutout Designs

Looking for breathtaking drama or simple creative flair? Punched-out panels and meshes are a solid choice.

Remember the paper snowflakes you created as a child? You folded a piece of white paper into a square and cut jagged shapes in it, then unwrapped it to reveal a surprisingly beautiful pattern. The juxtaposition of positive and negative space generated a dramatic play between solid and transparent, open and closed.

While the paper snowflakes likely embellished your second-grade classroom, a more grown-up version can be used in the architecture of your home.

Staircases, exterior skin, ceilings and doors are just a few of the architectural elements that can integrate cutout patterning. Bold or unobtrusive, large or small, ready made or custom designed, the patterning choices are many.

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