Appreciating Beauty: An Interior Design Blog

Does your home or office need an interior design upgrade? Learn tips and advice for creating the perfect space.

Reasons to Consider Double Lined Curtains for Your Home

20 June 2016
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If you are looking to update the curtains or blinds in your home, then you should consider window treatments that are not only decorative but functional too. Functional window treatments do not only enhance the comfort of your home, but they also can significantly reduce your energy bills over time. One great option to consider would be double lined curtains. Conventional curtains will typically have two swatches of fabric that have been stitched together: one that faces the interior of the home and another that acts as an outer lining. Read More …

Tips to Keeping Your Folding Arm Awnings in Pristine Condition

31 May 2016
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If you have a deck or a patio, one of the more popular options for outdoor blinds is folding arm awnings. Not only do these outdoor blinds provide you with much needed shade during the sweltering summer days, but being foldable ensues that they can be closed when not in use. However, a mistake some homeowners make is forgetting about the maintenance of their folding arm awnings when they have been closed during the colder months. Read More …

Ideas For Using Drapes To Create A Romantic Canopy Bed

20 May 2016
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A canopy bed is the epitome of romantic boudoir elegance and makes a real focal point in any bedroom.  True canopy beds can be prohibitively expensive to buy if you're on a tight budget.  However, with a little creativity and imagination, you can still have the bed of your dreams.  To create your own canopy bed you'll need a few basic DIY skills (just to fit the curtain rods to the ceiling), and it helps if you're handy with a sewing machine. Read More …

Security Screens: Four Things for Parents to Consider

12 May 2016
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You have young kids in your home, and you're wondering if security screens are the right option for your doors and windows. In most cases, the answer is "yes", but there are a few things to consider first. Here is what you need to keep in mind: 1. Security screens help keep intruders out. As a parent, protecting your child is your number one concern, and security screens help you do that. Read More …

How to Freshen and Brighten Your Home For Spring

2 May 2016
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As the spring season arrives, it is time for a fresh start. This often includes spring cleaning your home and bringing out your favorite d├ęcor items. Here are some easy ways to freshen and brighten up your home for the spring season. Paint the Front Door An excellent way to brighten up your home and add colour when spring starts is to paint your front door. If you simply want to brighten up the front of your house, you can stick to painting the exterior of your door only. Read More …