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What Curtains Should I Use in My Living Room?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 16, 2019

Hi Eugenia,

With the cool tones you have in your space going with a medium/light gray or blue curtain would be a great way to add some additional color that would blend nicely wit...

Hi Chantel,

You've got some color in the space and blue is a great option with the curtains and artwork you already have. So if you wanted to go in that direction I...

Hi Samantha,

Bay windows can be a tricky thing. However for the most cost effective option, drapes will be better for your budget as opposed to roman shades that us...

Hi Matilda,

You have a small space, so adding in illusions of things feeling larger will help create a more open and airy feel in the space. Because of the shelves ...

Hi Mary,

Combining colors can be difficult, especially with undertones leaning warm or gray. In your space, the mantle definetly has a warmth to it while your sofas...

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Choosing Window Treatment Type

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 21, 2019

Hi Megan,

Those window treatments definetly draw your eye! The valance seems to be a little much but if you wanted a layered look consider takning the valance off and replacing wi...

Hi Nancy,

Puddling your curtains is a great way to bring in a more formal and dramatic look to the space. With your space, since I don't know all the details like c...

Hi Kathleen,

With the position of your window so close to the corner, it does limit on how to dress the window. However there are a few options that I think could w...

Hi Jvmelik,

I agree velvet curtains bring in a luxe feel to the space so I've found a few other options for you to keep the glamor but brighten up the space.

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Hi Carla,

Congrats on the new home! I agree a few finishing pieces are needed to finish off the space. With the nuetral feeling, I would suggest to add in some colo...

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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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