Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid

There are many elements to interior design, some of which we naturally think about and others that we tend to forget. Sometimes you can be too close to a project to notice what is obvious to others. If you are a DIY decorator, here are some common interior design mistakes to avoid. [Read more…]

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Ideas for DIY Curtains | Spring Home Decor Projects

DIY is a popular trend, especially when it comes to home decor. It’s a great way to create a truly unique result that reflects your personal style and taste. Here are a few ideas for DIY curtains that you might use for your next project. [Read more…]

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Spotlight on Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Duette® Honeycomb Shades in the Kitchen

At Lynne Greene Interiors serving Arlington, we’re proud to offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, including anything our customers could ever need in the way of light control, privacy control, protection from UV rays, energy efficiency, and more. We’re happy to show customers to the right product for their needs, lifestyle, and budget, and oftentimes, that’s the Duette Honeycomb Shade. If you’re in the market for new window fashions, speak with one of our trained consultants today! [Read more…]

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Spring Window Cleaning Tips

Spring window cleaning tips

As you go through your Spring cleaning checklist, don’t forget about your windows! Windows can get really dirty over the fall and winter months. Routing cleaning will help them remain in good working order, bring in more sunlight, and allow you to better enjoy your views. Here are some Spring window cleaning tips to make the process a little easier this year. [Read more…]

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How to Know When You Need to Replace Your Window Treatments

Silhouette® Window Shadings with Drapery Panels

At Lynne Greene Interiors here in Burlington, we often hear people ask, “Should I update/replace my window fashions?” And the answer varies depending on the situation. If you’ve been thinking about changing out your current window treatments but want some advice on whether you need to, speak with one of our trained consultants today. We’ll be happy to help you determine your best path. [Read more…]

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Do Window Treatments Increase Home Values?

As you look into buying window treatments for your home, you may be wondering whether window treatments increase home values in Massachusetts. The short answer to this question is, it depends. Some window treatments do add value whereas others do not. [Read more…]

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Woven Wood Shades

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

At Lynne Greene Interiors here in Burlington, we’ve been seeing a trend: our clients are looking more and more toward nature-inspired home décor and window fashions. If you’re wanting to move away from heavy fabrics, aluminum, or PVC, consider the natural beauty of Provenance® Woven Wood Shades by Hunter Douglas. It might be just what your home needs this spring! [Read more…]

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Eco-Friendly Window Blinds & Shades

Burlington Eco-friendly window blinds and shades

If preserving the environment is important to you, you may want to consider eco-friendly window blinds and shades. The eco-friendly terminology can apply to the materials used in blind and shade manufacturing, the process of manufacturing them, or the recycling potential of the materials. Here are a few to eco-friendly options to consider. [Read more…]

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Window Treatment Tricks

Eastern MA Window Treatment Tricks

There are actually many different ways that you can install window treatments, and each has a different functionality and impact on your home’s decor. You can incorporate different techniques to make a room look larger, feel brighter, create focal points, etc. If you’re looking to install new window treatments in your home, consider these window treatment tricks.

Curtain Length

Curtain length is a matter of preference, but there are some additional considerations. If you plan to purchase curtains off the shelf, then you will need to stick with standard lengths. There are really only a few lengths commonly offered. If you are going with custom curtains, then you have complete flexibility. You will want to decide this before determining where to place your curtain rods relative to the windows.

Curtain Rod Placement

There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to curtain rod placement. For instance, you can place rods just above the windows or closer to the ceiling. Placing rods near the ceiling and using full length curtains that extend down to the floors can make the space seem taller. Horizontally, the rods can extend just beyond the edge of the sills, go inches or a foot past it, or even extend the full length of the wall. Staying near the windows allows you to frame just the windows. If you prefer to pull the curtains to the side and expose the entire window pane for maximum light exposure, then it makes sense to extend by several inches to the left and right. Spanning the full wall can offer a dramatic touch. It all depends on the look your window treatment goals.

Materials, Patterns, and Colors

Selecting the right material, pattern, and colors is one of the most difficult decisions when it comes to window treatments. Your curtains should tie in properly with the rest of your decor. It helps to make some selections together. For instance, if you paint your walls without any thought to curtains, you may spend a lot of time searching for the perfect curtains, only to realize that another color would have worked better. Deciding on the two, walls and curtains, together can save you time. Consult with an interior designer if you’d like suggestions with combinations that work well together.

Combining with Shades and Blinds

If you are installing curtains in your home, this doesn’t exclude the use of shades or blinds. Many times, the two can be combined! Curtains versus shades/blinds can perform different functions when it comes to privacy, natural lighting, and decor. They can often work well together to accomplish your overall goals.

More Window Design Tricks for Eastern MA Homeowners

The above are just a few window design tricks to keep in mind. Every home and every homeowner is different. Stop by and visit us at our Burlington MA interior design showroom to discuss your needs and what window treatment options may work best for you.

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Window Treatment Goals

Burlington MA window treatments

Whether you’re looking for shades, blinds, or curtains, there’s usually a particular purpose or goal that you have in mind. Those window treatment goals will determine which options you should consider. Are you looking for privacy, to block out light, to insulate your home, or add decor? These are important questions to answer when shopping for window treatments. [Read more…]

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