How To Decorate A Room

Where to Start In The Decorating Process

Protect Drapery from the SunIf you’re thinking about decorating or re-decorating a room, you might be feeling lost about how to get started. At Windo VanGo serving Baltimore, MD we’ve got a few tips for getting your project rolling.

Gather Ideas

Start with home décor magazines and internet sites like Pinterest. Put together some general ideas for what you like, and then you can determine the new style of your room.

Set Parameters

Set a budget and a timeline for your project. Make them both realistic—you don’t want to run out of money or time. Be sure, however, to also give yourself a buffer for both; costs might run over, or you might have an unavoidable delay.

Determine the Focal Point

Know how the room will be used and what you’d like to be its main focal point. For example, if it’s the family room, you might use the fireplace or the TV as the piece that the eye will be drawn to. Or if it’s a sitting room, the focal point might be a window with a great view.

Color and Style

Designer Studio™ Roman Shades

Designer Studio™ Roman Shades

What style will the room be? Will it be mellow and warm? Wild and eye-catching? Soft and cool? If you decide to add color to the room, will it be on the window or on the wall? Pro tip: If your window treatments are neutral, you can change the color of paint easier and for far less money than changing the window treatments. Also, if you choose a colored window treatment, remember that the light coming through it will also affect the colors of all objects in the room. Plus, when you use a colored window treatment, it will automatically become the focal point in the room.

Light, Privacy, and Visuals

Think about what you want your window treatments to do. If they need to control light or privacy, you’ll need to consider fabric type and function. Imagine the treatment on your window—it could be honeycomb shades, Roman shades, vertical blinds, or shutters. If you’re unsure of what would look best, check out the Hunter Douglas site for a chance to design your own product so you can envision it even more.

Window Treatments in Baltimore MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients in Ellicott City, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Chevy Chase and surrounding areas.Contact us today for a design consultation!