Spruce up Your Space With Wallpaper and Upholstery

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Did you know Speedwell Design Center has an expansive wallpaper and fabric section? We carry numerous choices of materials that will transform your space. Wallpaper has made a huge comeback in recent years. Gone are the days of drab, tired patterns and colors. Now, there are many options which include paper with texture, sheen, and fresh, bold patterns. Removable (peel off) wallpaper is also available. It is a really great option to liven up rentals, a dorm room, or to embellish a child’s room. Fabric Whether y...
November 22 2016 Read More

Get Over Your Fear of Choosing Color

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“Painters use red like spice.” — Derek Jarman Choosing color for your home can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to make the interior design process painful. Here at Speedwell Design Center, we think color is fun! Color is one of the most powerful and effective tools for changing the appearance of a room. It can also help set the mood or create a distinct atmosphere. Colors such as green and blue, which are next to each other on the color wheel, are more relaxing. Grey has the ability to make other colors appear either warm or cool. It also pairs nicely w...
November 15 2016 Read More

Did You Know? October is National Window Covering Safety Month

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This October, the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Window Covering Safety Council are teaming up again to alert and educate people on the danger posed by window coverings. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission window coverings are one of the top hazards in the average American home. Alongside tipping furniture and open swimming pools, windows made the list because of the risk of strangulation posed by dangling cords. Fortunately, eliminating the risk is a quick fix for most households. Installing cordless window coverings or even ...
October 26 2016 Read More

Window Shutters Are Your Perfect Home Improvement Solution!

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Looking to change up the window decor in your home, but concerned about the cost? Window shutters are the perfect solution! They're fashionable but timeless, meaning their elegant look will never go out of style. Plus, they're cost effective — reasonably priced to begin with and you’ll save money over time thanks to lower heating and cooling bills. On top of those savings, you'll even increase the resale value of your home. How so? Window shutters are the only window dressing the IRS recognizes as an equity booster. See a variety of shutter options at our Speedwell Design Center! Picking yo...
October 25 2016 Read More

How to Choose the Best Finish for Your Wood Flooring

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Wood flooring can create a huge visual impact in your home. It can make a space feel warm, open, even luxurious. It can also help reduce allergens in the home. However, choosing a finish for your wood floor is crucial to maintain its appearance and to protect the wood from scratches. There are many different types of finish, so how do you know which one is right for you? First, you need to know if your wood floor has already been trea...
October 11 2016 Read More

Finding Window Treatments for Commercial Properties

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Finding window treatments for your commercial property can be a challenge these days. Technological advancements in manufacturing, design, and installation give business owners a wealth of options not previously available. While curtains, blinds, and other adornments may not be the first thing on a proprietor's mind when starting or renovating a space, it can make a huge difference in the overall ambiance. The way a space incorporates natural light is one of the most important factors determining the mental well-being of the inhabitants. This not only impacts a business's customers but also its employees. Here are a few tips to improve customer expe...
August 31 2016 Read More

Current Trends in Custom Draperies

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The windows in a home draw the eye, enticing the inhabitant with the world outside. As a home's source of natural light, they are a focal point for color in any room. Custom draperies—drapes, curtains, valances—are an excellent way to add a personal flair to any room. Here are a few hot trends to keep in mind when deciding how to adorn those dormers, appoint those apertures, and filigree those fenestrations. Keep it Clean and Simple In days past, it was common to see draperies with thick m...
August 26 2016 Read More

Choosing a Hunter Douglas Window Treatment for Ideal Lighting in Any Room

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How do you decide what is the best Hunter Douglas window treatment for your home? Personal taste and home interior design are always important, but it’s also essential to consider the effect window coverings will have on the room’s lighting. Sheers In rooms that receive direct sunlight or where natural light is too harsh, light-diffusing window treatments can create a beautiful atmosphere. One type, window sheers, is made with transparent fabrics that soften light as it enters the room for a gorgeous effect. Sheers also lessen the need for artificial light during the day. Lum...
August 17 2016 Read More
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