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Top 10 Window Treatment Trends

These popular window accessories will add a special design touch to any room

BY ALICE GARBARINI HURLEY

Stand in a beautifully decorated room and notice how your eye is drawn to the windows — they’re inevitably the focal point that sets the tone and the “bones” of any successful decorating plan. And how you accessorize your windows affects not only the mood inside your home but also the appearance from outside.

When shopping for window treatments, don’t buy blindly. Come armed with info to help you make better choices. …

 

Design Trends Good In Gray

Whether you spell it grey or gray (I prefer the former), everyone knows this color is a major player in the design field. Grey can land anywhere on the color spectrum from cool and light to dark and deep, making it a hue that can stand on its own or influence other colors in a room.

On the lighter, cooler side of things, the color grey goes by names like Silver Mist, White Stone, Cement, or Platinum. These cooler grey tones work well as a grounding color to lighter pastels, making the whole look less sugary sweet.…

 

Slide Into Summer: Window Treatment Ideas for Sliding Glass Doors

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It’s finally summer, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been racking your brain for warm-weather solutions. Sure, the heat is great for going to the lake or pool, but there comes a time when enough is enough: cue the A/C and iced lemonade. And for those of you with sliding glass doors, you may be looking for a way to cover them up and eliminate the excess heat that is so stealthily creeping in. Here are some of my favorite solutions:

Plantation Shutters:

Not only will plantation shutters bring an easy-breezy southern charm to your home, they’re also energy efficient in both the winter and summer months.…