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Choosing Window Treatments

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAY 11, 2019

Hi Shirley,

Window film is not a very comman use of window treatments, but I do understnad you want for privacy and comfort in your home. Window film does have some positive aspects like; privacy, cutting utility costs, filtering in natural light. The cons are; window manufacturers might void window warranty with film placed on it, when not applied cor...

Hi Janet,

With doors, it can be difficult to add window treatments because of their constant opening and closing. However, I do understand wanting privacy, before ripping out a door maybe consider hanging curtain rods just a few inches below the ceiling and extending 12-18" on the outside...

Hi Maria,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Different sized windows can be difficult to dress however, when dressed right, the...

Hi Mary,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. What a venture! A resturant is a great place to really incorporate a theme and with its location playing off of beachy and coastal motifs would be a great way to go about adding in some life to the space. Natural ...

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. When it comes to deciding on wheter to add trim to a window you need to consider how you want the space to feel. Typically when more decorative moldings are added it is hardly ever seen with curtains as the tr...

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Adding Brightness to a Dark Space

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAY 18, 2017

Hi Aliza,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Adding in a window is a great way to bring in some additional light to a dark space. I would sugg...

Hi Angie,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. For your windows I suggest to treat the windows as one and hang long currents from...

Hi Kristi, Thanks for your question! For your large and long window I suggest to add curtains with shades for a layered look that will offer you privacy as well as wel...

Hi Angela, Thanks for your question! For your windows I suggest going with an inside mount shade, such as a roman or roller shade. (However you could possibly get away...

Hi Susan, Thanks for your question! I think adding curtains to a bay window is a great way to keep the look uniform across all windows, I suggest to add curtains to a ...

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Need help picking accessories to give your room a new look? Our interior designers can help with pillows, tabletop or mantle decor, lighting and lamps, art, rugs, and more. Examples of Accessory Help questions include help on creating a gallery wall of art an pictures in your living room, finding new bed linen and lighting to update your bedroom, decorating a nursery with wallpaper, or giving your family room a new look by adding new pillows and a new rug in a fresh color.

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Choosing Art

Finding art is one of the most frequently submitted questions our interior designers get. Art can help transform a space and is one of the hardest things to find. Great art also doesn't have to be expensive and our interior designers are great at finding options at every decorating budget level. The most interesting and dynamic designs also mix art from different styles and our designers can help you put together different pieces of art in your room.

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