Aug 23, 2010

Design Tip: Scenic Windows

Do you have a windows with a great view? Or simply want to have more light in the room. We generally recommend that you add an extra 3 inches on each side of the window. This will have the drapes partially block the window on the sides even when the drapes are fully open.

If you want the entire window to show when the drapes are open we recommend adding an extra 25% to the custom drapes. So if the window was 100 inch wide you should look at getting 125 inches of drape. Be sure to also have a bar that does out far enough to let the drapes get out of the way of the window.

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Aug 20, 2010

Better Sleep With Blackout Drapes

Sleeping in a completely dark room will help improve your quality of sleep. This means turning off the lights, TV, any blinking lights, and removing as much light from the window as possible. Unfortunately, standard lined drapes and blinds will still let in a lot of light which will impair your quality of sleep. Blackout Drapes from Factory Direct Drapes™ will not only help you sleep better at night but will be the perfect addition to the overall design of the bedroom.

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Aug 16, 2010

Tish Ivory - 50% Off of Original Price

For a limited time we are offering 50% off of Tish Ivory. This fabric is self-lined (cutting down on costs) and is also flame-retardant. Furthermore, it is insulating which will help with utilities.

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Aug 13, 2010

Design Tip: Ceilnig to Floor Drapes

Do you have a room that needs to look bigger? By using window coverings that go from floor to ceiling it will give a room the appearance of being bigger than it really is.

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Aug 11, 2010

Design Tip: Choosing a Fabric

I remember when I was a teenager and my mom was redesigning the master bedroom and inadvertently taught me a key design principal that I still use today. When she sought out to redesign the master bedroom she spent weeks looking for a vase. She went to swap meets, IKEA, malls, thrift stores, antique shops, and any where else that home decor pieces. She finally found a vase that was exactly what she was looking for. Within a day she was buying paint, furniture, drapes, linens, lamps, and other trimmings needed to fill the room.

What she did was use this one vase as the focal point of the room and design the room around the vase. What a novel idea! Instead of trying to envision the entire room before you even have everything, simply buy one piece and build around it.

When deciding which fabric to go with for your next window treatment - find your focal point first and then choose the fabric for your drape that compliments it. 

Aug 2, 2010

Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin - Oh My!

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