It’s Spring, which means sunny skies… and time to open those windows and blinds.
Are you torn on whether to use blinds or curtains? How about both!
Designer Jenii Kluver is an interior designer on our “Decorating Solutions” team. She works at our Steinhafels store in Oak Creek. She has some practical advice when it comes to window treatments.
Jenii explains, “Use both blinds and panel curtains for window treatments in rooms that are frequently used. Your blinds will function to give you privacy and block out light, while the curtain panels will simply be decorative. This works especially well for very long sets of windows where it’s difficult to find curtains with a longer width to cover the entire window.”
Not too tough, right? We post a different quick, easy, and practical decor tip each Monday. Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.
It doesn’t feel like it, but winter is just around the corner. Even though it’s cold outside, it’s still nice to have some natural light in the home, and use our windows to accent our decor.
This week’s window-themed Tip of the Week comes from Decorating Solutions Designer Linda Patti. Linda has been with Steinhafels for more than 25 years, and has decorated more than 700 homes!
Linda’s tip focuses on the correct way to place furniture in front of a window. She explains, “When placing furniture in front of a window avoid obstructing the window. Keep the back of the furniture low, especially if it is a focal point.”
Our designers are hard at work on many more quick and easy design tips for you. Check in next Monday for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.
Do you have a beautiful view that you’re trying to incorporate into your interior design, but have no idea how to utilize it? Have no fear–Steinhafels is here to help!!
This week’s Decorating Solutions’ #TipOfTheWeek is all about designing to compliment a view. Aaron Keller is an interior decorator at our Menomonee Falls store. He has some simple tips to keep in mind when designing a room with a view.
1) The space should reflect what you see outside, without distracting from the view.
2) Keep the color pallet simple. This lake condo is calm and relaxing like a day at the beach!
3) Don’t clutter the space. Add interest with texture, and stylish shapes in accents and furniture versus adding more.
4) Artwork should be a continuation of the view in color and feel. Don’t use busy or vibrant artwork. Again, the view is the main focal point!
5) Don’t be afraid to bring the outdoors in with twigs or other natural elements to help connect with the view.
6) Use reflective elements to reflect light to add interest. Like these vases and art, mirrors are also a great way to reflect light.
7) Finishes and quality are important–like this dining table set from Canadel! When decorating with fewer items the items you choose to use are more noticeable.
8) Always take advantage of the view when placing furniture. The chair in this photo is a swivel, so you can turn to face the view.
Again, Aaron emphasizes that less is more!! The worst thing you can do is to clutter the space. We post quick and practical decor tips every Monday. Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.
Most of us love to have the beauty and warmth of natural light in our homes. The one exception might be at 6 a.m. on a lazy Sunday morning in the middle of the summer, when the beaming sun wakes us from a restful slumber. But as we Wisconsinites know all too well, we still have a few months until we have to worry about that.
In the meantime, the sun is a welcome sight during these late winter and early spring months. However, you can’t count on the sun to do all the work. You have to make sure you show your windows some love! Windows are the topic of this week’s Steinhafels #DecoratingSolutions Tip of the Week.
Patti Stindt is an Interior Designer at our Madison Beltline store. Her recommendation to homeowners: Don’t forget about dressing the windows!
Patti says, “No matter what the size of the window or how high the ceilings, a vertical line in your designed space adds interest and warmth. It is also a great way to add color, texture, or introduce another pattern.”
As you see in these pictures, some simple drapes add interest and depth to the room. Our designers are hard at work on many more quick and easy design tips for you. Check in next Monday for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.