Roman shade or drapes? Which is better for privacy?

If you’re trying to decide between shades and drapes for window treatments, know that they both have advantages.  A roman shade will raise and lower for privacy, but one disadvantages is if it’s an inside mount (as shown here) it will block some view even when it’s raised.  Roman shade (right), full length drapes (left) […]

The slanted wall under a stairway, how to utilize the area under stairs for storage or furnishings.

The photos below show challenging stairway walls. Here are some ideas to make the area under your stairs functional for storage, with tips for furnishing them as well. Area under an angled stairway  Notice how a lamp and console make the area under your stairs an inviting space Under stairway walls make an excellent place […]

How to select the right window treatment rods, 5 mistakes to avoid on your drapery hardware!

1) A rod that is too small in diameter will sag in the middle. If your drapes will open and close, you’ll need either a large enough diameter, such as wooden rods, or you’ll need a high quality rod that doesn’t telescope so much that it will sag. Some window treatment hardware has more subtle […]