Melanie Beguin, December 22nd , 2016.
Soften your living space with ready-made drapery panels and transform your lounge from bland to beautiful. If a standard-sized window panel doesnt fit, its time for some DIY home improvement: buy the next size up, and hem the panel so that the drape hangs half an inch to an inch from the floor when hung. Or why not have a go at making your own curtains? Its not as difficult as it sounds, and you can create something utterly unique which perfectly captures the essence of your room.
Your bed should be the focal point of your design scheme, so accenting it with a new throw or bed linen set can instantly enhance your theme. For a delicate, feminine room, look for lace and pretty floral designs. For something more contemporary, go for bright colours which will really pop against neutral walls and floors. In the summer months, make your room bright and fresh with yellows and spring greens. Bold floral patterns are always popular during the warmer months, but if they are too quaint for your taste look for striking geometric shapes which lend a contemporary feel to your space. In winter, create a cosy hideaway with cosy knits and faux fur throws, and darker colours such as deep purples and plums. Finish with a scattering of cushions whose designs complement your theme.