Tips For Layering Your Window Treatments

Sometimes a set of plantation blinds or a simple Roman shade is enough to complete your room's look. However, there are many reasons you may want to layer your window treatments. For one, you get more light control options. For another, layered treatments can give a more formal effect. However, you want to avoid your draperies overpowering the rest of your décor. Layer your window treatments with care for a tasteful look.

Creating a Staircase Art Gallery

Hanging pictures in a stairwell is a classic choice. The wall along a staircase otherwise could go unused, and that is why so many grandparents choose to display their grandchildren's school pictures along this wall, inviting guests to linger and admire their perfect grandchildren. Update the classic stairwell gallery by choosing a variety of candid family photographs or treasured pieces of art in frames that echo rather than mimic each other.

How To Create A Front Patio With A New Orleans Feel

Have you ever been to New Orleans? If so, you probably fell in love with the romantic and charming architecture of the French Quarter. Maybe you've just seen pictures of this beautiful city and you have decided to create a front patio with a New Orleans feeling. If so, from the front door to the stair railings, here are some ideas that might inspire you. The Floor - Brick, pebble stone or flagstone would all be perfect for the floor of your front patio.