Friday, June 16, 2017

Outdoor Sling Fabric

New on the website this week are about 2,000 new Charlotte Fabrics.  One of the fabric books includes vinyl coated polyester fabrics for outdoor use.  These are the fabrics you find on chairs and swings that you can just hose off.  Personally, it is my favorite type of outdoor fabric - it seems to just last forever.  This is the first time to see them sold by the yard.  These vinyl fabrics are great for chairs and furniture, window screens, umbrellas and more.  From solid colors to tropical prints and stripes, you are sure to find something you will love. Shop Now >

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fleece Tie Projects

Are you thinking about Christmas presents yet?  I saw a cute tutorial here for a fleece tie floor pillow.  I thought "why didn't I think of that?"  I have made a fleece tie blanket or two and a sleeping bag.  A big floor pillow sounds like a great idea.  You follow all the same instructions for the blanket except you stuff it with poly-fill before you tie off the last strips.  The tutorial recommends 1 1/2 yards of each fleece (pattern and coordinating solid) to make about a 45-50" square pillow.


Check out our tutuorials here:
Fleece Blanket
Fleece Sleeping Bag for Kids
Shop Fleece Fabrics in our Bargain Section

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fabric Company Spotlight: Magnolia Fabrics

Magnolia Companies is located in Tupelo, Mississippi.   This family owned and operated company provides an ever changing line of decorator drapery and upholstery fabrics to the trade.  These budget priced fabrics are beautiful and always first quality. Keeping their line current is a priority so if you see a fabric you like, you better grab it quick before they sell out and replace it with something new.

This week on www.InteriorDecorating.com we added over 200 new Magnolia fabrics to the website.  Check them out here >>


Friday, May 26, 2017

Sidelight Windows

Have you wondered what to call those narrow and tall windows on each side of your door? Sidelights.  These skinny door windows add an elegant touch to your curb appeal.  However, the light they let in may be just a little too much.  So what are your options?  Blinds can be custom made to about 10" wide. Plantation shutters add dimension and are easy to open and close. 

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Another option is to add sheers or curtains.  We have "sash" rods that allow for easy mounting. Options include magnetic rods and tension rods that do not require brackets.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Vinyl Mini Blinds: Can They Look Stylish?

We have an extensive selection of sizes of vinyl mini blinds. If we don't have your size, they can be custom cut to fit very inexpensively.  Talking to a customer from the Northeast, I learned that vinyl mini blinds can be hard to find in local stores.  This inexpensive option is still very popular in most of the US. However, with all the options out there- like shades, faux wood and wooden blinds - making this affordable option look good requires a little thoughtfulness.
Here are some ideas:


  • Use a valance.
  • Add a cornice board.
  • Use crown molding.
  • Add some curtains.


Shop our huge list of vinyl blind sizes here: https://www.interiordecorating.com/blinds-shades.asp


Friday, May 12, 2017

What You Need To Know About Curtain Rods

Curtain Rod Sets vs Custom Components

A curtain rod set includes the rod, finials, brackets and mounting hardware.  The rod is usually in two pieces that fit together to create an adjustable length.  The finials screw on or are molded with the rod itself.  A curtain rod set is easy to install and less expensive than custom components. Traverse rod sets are also available. 

Custom curtain rod options are practically endless.  You can achieve the look you want with many fabulous color choices and finial styles.  Finial refers to the decorative end piece that attaches to the end of the rod.  Finials are made of resin, wood, metal or iron.  www.InteriorDecorating.com presents our custom curtain rods so that you choose the finial first and the rod components that match second. 

When shopping custom curtain rods, you can order an extra long pole in some collections up to 16 feet.  If you want to avoid oversize shipping charges, divide the length in half and order a splice.  Most custom rods can be cut to size for free.

If you have questions about ordering a curtain rod, please give our knowledgeable customer service a call at 1-800-590-5844 or email us at info@interiordecorating.com

Friday, May 5, 2017

Upcycled Furniture

Finding a good bargain at a flea market or garage sale can make your day.  Turning something old into something usable and new to you is good for the environment and your personal economy. There are so many good ideas on the internet that it can be daunting to know when you do find a good bargain.  If you are like me, there are 100's of ideas floating around in your brain and focusing on just one is difficult.

"Follow your heart, because it won't be a bargain or a great find if you don't use it," Lara Spencer     When you are shopping, make sure the piece is solid but you don't need to worry so much about details like finishes, paint jobs or fabrics, since those things can all be changed. 

We have plenty of bargain fabrics on www.InteriorDecorating.com so that you don't break the bank turning that trash into treasure.  https://www.fabric-textiles.com/discount-fabrics.asp

Friday, April 28, 2017

TwinLight Shades

Product Spotlight:

TwinLight roller shades feature alternating bands of solid and sheer fabric that can be rotated to achieve privacy or view through. It's a unique twist on a traditional roller shade.  These shades create a modern look in your window.

Friday, April 21, 2017

What is a factory allowance on vinyl blinds?


www.InteriorDecorating.com sells boxed vinyl blinds. The stock size blinds have a size marked on the box but the actual slats and headrail are 1/2 inch narrower.  This allows for the blind to install properly and move within the window.  This matters when you are installing inside the window frame.  These blinds can also be custom cut if you can't find the size you need.

Always remember to measure your window and not the current blind.  Order based on the exact measurement.