What Are Valances

What are valances? When people think about window treatments, blinds and shades are most commonly thought of. Have you ever thought about valances? They are commonly overlooked, which makes them a great selection to wow your guests. If you want to jazz up your wood blinds, or refine your elegant draperies, valances will not disappoint.

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So, what are valances? Valances are fabrics that hang loose from rods above the window. Do not confuse them with cornices, though. The two are commonly interchanged, but mean different things. Cornices are mounted on top of windows made of either wood boards or metal that can be upholstered with fabric.

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Bachelor Gift Ideas

Bachelor pads need love, too- try these bachelor gift ideas! We picked out these seven decor gifts for the bachelor in your family that could use some extra help styling their home. You can’t go wrong with these!

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Holiday Decor Gifts

Need some decor gift ideas for the ‘decorista’ in your family? We have got you covered. Here are seven decor gifts we picked that are sure to please!

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1. Shop Ten 25 Corsage Accessory – ($ 230) – This gorgeous corsage accessory is perfect for any space in your home. You can use it as a paper weight in your office, a finishing piece on top of books, or by itself.

2. Urban Outfitters Stamped Scallop Rug - ($ 44 – $199) – Graphic patterns are trendy, and this rug from Urban Outfitters will give your room style and color without much effort.

3. Bellacor Book Ends In Durand Bronze Finish – ($ 124) – These bookends are sleek, yet ornamental at the same time. Hold them against a light colored book for contrast.  That way they become a slight statement piece on your bookshelf!

4. World Market Silver Hexagonal Mercury Glass Hurricane Holders - ($ 7.99 – $12.99) – Add some sparkle with these glass hurricane holders. Put some candles inside at watch them glow at night and give your space a warm feel.

5. BlindsOnTime Woven Wood Shades Premium – ($80.96) – We chose our premium woven wood shades, but you can also take a look at our other woven wood collections! With our wide selection of window coverings and styles, there’s a gift for everyone on your list!

6. Pulp Home Lancelot Mirror – ($ 168) – We love this curvy and magnificent mirror from Pulp Home! It’s a great piece to hang above a console table as a focal point framed with two table lamps.

7. Urban Outfitters Little Birch Jewelry Stand – ($ 32) - Why buy a boring jewelry stand when you can have this beautiful sculptural one instead? We promise they’ll love it.

Holiday Trimmings

It’s that time of the year again!  Busy malls, crowded streets, and home décor. We all know the holidays can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful.  Home décor should be least of your worries, and we are here to help you! Want to know a few easy ways to bring holiday cheer throughout your home?  Follow these tips below:

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Warm Colors vs Cool Colors

Ever walk into a room and felt oddly uncomfortable or surprisingly cozy in? Sometimes hospitality is a factor, but a lot has to do with color.

Let’s start with the basics when it comes to warm colors vs cool colors. All colors stem from 3 primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) that blend with each other to create orange, green, and violet as shown below:

Once all the colors are blended, they are then separated into two categories: warm colors and cool colors. Yellow, Orange and Red are warm colors and Green, Blue and Violet are the cool. Warm colors are known to stimulate your mind and body. Think about it! Red is the color of our blood, which brings life into our bodies. Cool colors are more soothing and calming, which are perfect if you want to really relax in your bedroom.

Typically, white and black aren’t considered colors, but they are categorized. White is known to give a cooling effect, and black is known to cozy up a space. If you choose to use black to warm up a space… a little goes a long way! Unless you have a really big and bright room, it will make your room appear smaller.

What about neutrals?

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