Don’t Wait Until You Move to Decorate Your Home

Window_Films_2Before you put your home on the market, you stage and fix it up to look its best. But shouldn’t you do that as soon as you move in? Have you ever said to yourself, “Wow, wish we had done all of this when we moved in, so we could have enjoyed it?” You buy your home, but don’t decorate because you think you’re only going to live in it for five years. Five years turns into ten years and that is a long time to live in an unfinished home. Not everyone can afford to move in and redo everything right away. So where do you start?

Start with the Floor

If the entire house has many different types of flooring and many different colors, the house will appear chopped up and busy. Decide whether you want hardwood, laminate, tile, or carpeting. Then decide on color and texture. Never skimp on where you walk, sit, or sleep. Flooring is expensive, and if it can’t be done all at once, keep the color similar at least throughout the downstairs area. Hardwood is usually the best way to go because it doesn’t show wear and tear like carpeting, and most people can get large area rugs to warm it up.

Move on to Paint

Farrow & Ball Paint

Farrow & Ball Paint

Your least expensive area of design is color through paint. That is where you can put your personality into your home and take it out just as fast. Windo VanGo offers the exclusive Farrow & Ball Paint & Wallpaper.

  • Usually the hall is the neutral color and all the rooms that can be seen from the front door should work together.
  • The back of the house or upstairs can be a little more creative with color.
    Every paint manufacturer has a good, better, and best line of paint. Buying the better paint may cost more but, in the long run, it will cut down on your labor. One good coat is a lot less expensive than multiple bad coats.

Next the Furniture

It is nice when your furniture is in scale with the size of the room.

  • Large sectionals in large rooms and love seats in smaller rooms, etc.
  • The print on the furniture should also be in scale. A large floral print on a small loveseat is not a good match.
  • Don’t feel that your wood all has to be the same. Blending woods is interesting and far more creative than buying a suite of furniture.

Finally… the Window Treatments

Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Window treatments add beauty, provide privacy, control light, and offer UV protection for your home furnishings. Answering the following questions will ensure you select the right product.

Do you want the window treatments to recede or advance in the space?

  • Window treatments that recede disappear into the walls.
  • Window treatments that advance take up space and become a focal point in the room.

Narrow down the products by asking yourself if you want them to carry a vertical or horizontal line.

  • Vertical lines add height in a room
  • Horizontal lines tend to be busy in appearance, but can be pulled up and disappear in a space.

The last question about window treatments is light control. Do the window treatments need to deflect or defuse light?

  • Deflected light is hard to look at and will create shadows, like shutters and vertical & horizontal blinds.
  • Defused light is much softer, like Roman and woven wood shades
  • Window treatments that will defuse and deflect light, include Hunter Douglas Silhouette® window shading and Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades.

Accessorizing your home doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. They can be things you already have (family pictures and heirlooms, gifts from friends, and more). Fill in with special items you find on your travel. So, don’t wait until you move before making your house a home. It should be a reflection of who you are, where you have been, and how you want you and your family to feel every time they walk through the door.

Window Treatments in Baltimore MD Area

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.

We serve the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel including Ellicott City, Randallstown, Owning Mills, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a design consultation!