Consider The Lighting in Your Home

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Lighting plays a key role in the feel of a room, so it’s important to consider several aspects of lighting when you think about how you want a room to look. Obviously, light can come from many sources and can feel different at different times of the day, so understanding those elements is crucial. Lighting is one of the most changed elements of design we have, and we need to learn “How to Use It.” If you’d like some help with lighting ideas in your space, talk to the experts at Windo VanGo here in Baltimore. We’ll be happy to share our expertise!

Three Levels of Lighting for Each Room

  1. Light to work by
  2. General illumination to fill the space; it usually comes from the ceiling
  3. Mood lighting, which usually comes from the floor up

You don’t have to have them all at once, but it will change your space and give you new looks during the evening.Continue Reading

Color Inspired by Entertainment’s Minions

Pantone Shutter GuyJust as the sun’s rays lift our spirits and mood, so does the forecast color of Pantone Minion Yellow, termed “The Color of Intelligence.” In groundbreaking fashion, Pantone is basing a forecasted color on entertainment characters, and it’s already a big hit. If you’re looking to add the forecasted color—or any other shade—to your home, work with Windo VanGo serving Baltimore. We’ll be happy to help you match the specific Pantone color you want. Remember, color forecasting is strictly to keep all manufacturers’ specifying the same colors to help the consumers coordinate and create a beautiful space. It is a guideline, and popular colors may vary in different regions.

So Why Pantone Minion Yellow?

Minion Yellow is a vibrant tone, and it will lift the spirits of any room. Match it with purple for a perfect complementary color combination. Or combine colors with a balance of 60%-30%-10% to make sure you don’t create competition of color. For example, for a soft look, take a brown room and add Minion Yellow as the 30% and purple as the 10% accent color. A more dramatic look would be yellow, indigo, magenta, and black, creating a split complementary combination.Continue Reading

Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

holidayTired of decorating your home the same way every time the holidays roll around? Looking for a new way to decorate this year? At Windo VanGo serving the Baltimore area, we’ve got a few inexpensive, simple, and festive ideas.

Artwork

Drape your framed artwork with ribbon to make it resemble large wall-hung gifts. Or better yet, wrap a few choice pieces in stylish, high-quality wrapping paper that matches your theme. Choose pieces that can be seen from your front window, or focus just on the dining room, or entryway for a striking pattern.Continue Reading

Why Working With a Design Consultant Works

TroySome people are amazing at interior design; some people can’t manage it at all. At Windo VanGo, we find that most of our clients here in Baltimore are somewhere in the middle—they know what they like when they see it, but they sometimes need a little help pulling all the pieces together.

If you need that sort of assistance, we’re here for you! As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we will guide you toward beautiful window treatment solutions during our design consultations.Continue Reading

Accessorize with Outdoor Fabric

Outdoor Fabric - BaltimoreYour deck or patio is an extension of your home, and it’s important that your outdoor furniture and accessories complement the design elements you have inside your home. The variety of outdoor fabric for customized benches, sofas, chair cushions and more allows you to bring your decorating flair outside. Today’s quality outdoor fabric is just as soft and stunning as the fabric on your dining room windows or your living room chairs.Continue Reading

Wallpaper Vs. Paint

Farrow and Ball WallpaperThere’s no question that what you do with your walls will set the tone for your overall décor. Think of your walls as an open canvas, with a seemingly unlimited number of design options to change the look of any room. A natural question you may be asking yourself is, “What’s better, wallpaper or paint?” At Windo VanGo, with a new showroom in Marriottsville and serving the Baltimore area, we carry a full line of Farrow & Ball wallpaper line.Continue Reading

Remodeling Often an Alternative to Selling

Remodeling wtih New Window TreatmentsAs the housing market improves, many homeowners in the Baltimore area are considering the pros and cons of remodeling versus selling and moving. People who love their neighborhood are finding that making some changes to their home makes more sense than the hassle and expense of a move. With a new showroom in Marriottsville, we’re working with many new clients as they choose window treatments, paint, and wallpaper for their remodeling project.Continue Reading

Wallpaper Store in Marriottsville

More and more designers and homeowners are recognizing the advantages of decorating with wallpaper. Aesthetically, the huge variety of wallpaper colors, textures, and styles opens up amazing decorating opportunities that will give new life to any décor. Wallpaper adds warmth, depth, and character to your rooms. Paint has its advantages, too, and often pairing the two will lead to stunning interior design. At Windo VanGo, with a new showroom in Marriottsville and serving the Baltimore area, we carry a full line of Farrow & Ball wallpaper line.  Continue Reading

Color Your Home Beautiful

Color in Interior DesignWhether bold or neutral, spots or stripes, speckled or shiny, color sets the tone of the design of any room. Nothing sets the tone of a room more powerfully than the use of color. Personal preference plays a big role in the colors you choose, and how you use color is also very important. Offering interior design services to the Baltimore area, the design professionals at Windo VanGo can help you make your favorite colors work beautifully in any room. Continue Reading

Room Makeover Tips from Windo VanGo

Room Makeover TipsRoom design is an art. Whether you’re making over a room or starting with a new room in a new home, those empty walls and open spaces are like a blank canvas. While there may not be any accepted set of rules about what you can and can’t do in interior design, there are some tried and true design strategies that work. At Windo VanGo serving the Baltimore area, our design professionals and window treatment consultants can help you with your room makeover. Here are some ideas that can serve as a foundation to spark your creativity and inspire you to create a truly unique space.Continue Reading