Window Treatment Tricks This window treatment uses multiple tricks to add height to the living room. Not only do the vertical stripes on the drapes carry the eye upward, but the wooden rods are also mounted close to ceiling. The lightweight drapery panels are hung to show the darkest and lightest of the drapery's three stripes, adding visual interest. Sunshine-friendly bamboo shades complement the draperies and make a stylish alternative to heavy draperies.
In this illustration, you can easily see how hanging draperies up near the ceiling and out on the walls create a much better look for the windows, and the room as well. The drapery placement frames the window, makes the window look twice as big, and lifts the room in perceived height. It’s kind of an optical illusion, but it really works wonders.
Candace Olsen's 5 "go to" paint colors. Ever wonder what paint colors a top interior designer like Candice Olson uses time and again? Recently, she divulged some of her favorite Benjamin Moore go-to colors which include nimbus gray 2131-50, gray mirage 2142-50, pale oak OC-20, niveous OC-36, and cloud white OC-130. @Lauren LeCroy