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Want to give you décor the perfect finishing touch? Look up! Look at the top of your draperies and get inspired.

Here are 3 Ways to Give Your Windows a Decorator Look and How to Use Them.

Valances:

1. Valances were first designed to hide window hardware; now, they are used to enhance the décor of a room.

2. Valances are a great way to tie windows of different sizes and shapes together if a room has different sized and placed windows

3. Short valances are usually less than 12” in size. If you are creating a small valance, use a small print that fits the size or a solid. You don’t want a design that is so big that it doesn’t fit within the valance or one so small that you can’t see the print easily.

4. Long valances are usually 12” to 16” in size. The can be styled to fit the décor of the home. You’ll see long valances with straight bottoms, scalloped hems or pointed tabs. Their sides may be longer than the valance to create an interesting shape. Long valances work best in rooms that have large windows and/or high ceilings.

5. Match the valance to your décor. You can go with a lightweight or sheer fabric that will flutter in a breeze or you can have them box pleated for a formal look. A heavier fabric gives windows more substance. Want romance? Think about gathered or puffed valances. Or, keep them flat and tailored for a more traditional look.

Cornices:

1. Cornices are used like valances, but a usually made out of wood and have a more tailored look.

2. Cornices can be stained and decorated with moldings to create the look of rich wood furnishing.

3. Upholstered cornices are usually padded for a soft look. Batting or foam is cut to size and the material is stapled over it. That makes it an easy DIY project!

4. Matching your décor is easy – you can go with the wood look, upholster them, or, even, paint or wallpaper your cornice.

5. Need sun control or privacy? Cornices are a great easy way to give your blinds or shades decorator appeal.

Interior Awnings:

1. Sound strange – and indoor awning? Think of your favorite bistro because it’s very likely they one. It gives a kitchen or dining area the look of a French café.

2. Interior awnings break up a boxy room by adding both depth and angular dimensions.

3. Just like an outdoor awning, indoor awnings offer some sun control to a window – although unlike outdoor awnings that’s not their primary use. They’re used to accent a décor.

4. You may be thinking canvas and you’re right. Canvas is one of the materials that works well as an awning, but you can choose canvas, heavy cottons and heavy cotton blends.

5. An interior awning can be used in a child’s room to create a princess half-canopy over a little girls bed or a pop of bright color for a boy.

You can make your windows beautiful. Your guests can ooh and ah, but if no one wants to sit by your windows because they’re drafty, cold in the winter and hot in the summer, your windows aren’t doing their job! No matter how pretty your window dressing, your windows are supposed to help keep your home comfortable. If your windows are old, leaky and in need of replacement, call a licensed Window Repair Phoenix AZ or Glass Repair Phoenix AZ company. You may end up with windows that look and work beautifully and cut your utility bills!


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