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Great tip! They mounted the blinds higher on the window. Then used a little board between to make the middle trim appear to go all the way up and therefore the window looks taller. When totally open the whole window is open and all the light comes in. (This pic is before the little faux trim piece is added, click to see the blog) Excellent idea!

mounting a plain board above the window trim, extending the visual height of the window, making mounting on the wall love MUCH better!

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10 Tricks to Improve Your Lighting

Fix Your Media Room Lighting TV-focused spaces need less overhead light and more ambient and task lighting, such as lamps, to help reduce glare on screens.

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15 Bathroom Window Treatment Ideas

Bathroom Window Treatment Ideas

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Modifying Bamboo Shades to fit your windows

Detailed instructions on cutting woven bamboo shades to perfectly fit your windows! [Sawdust & Embryos}

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Tuesday's Treasures #105

Great site with beautiful decorating ideas.


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Replace your curtain rods with swing arm rods to open up the room and allow more light in. Windows appear to be bigger than they are, too :)

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Crazy Wonderful Woven Wood Shades

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No Sew Window Treatment: Relaxed Roman Shades

Use your favorite fabric to make this no sew Relaxed Roman Shade window treatment. {} #windowtreatments #DIY #nosew I'm gonna need this tutorial when I get the kitchen finished. Start now looking for a beautiful piece of fabric.

Try layering blinds behind curtain panels to make a window look wider and more open! Also covers up the wall to prevent high contrast areas breaking up the space.

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Adding Floor Length Curtains To Any Window Creates Instant Polish & Elegance- Here's How We Added Height & High Style On The Cheap

bamboo blinds and white curtains for the living room :-D


11 foolproof decorating tips from the pros

Use Visual Tricks to Raise The Ceiling • If your ceilings are on the low side, paint them white. Hang curtains higher than the windows to trick your eye into thinking the room is taller. Most standard curtain panels measure 84 or 96 in. allowing you to go about 3 in. above the window casing before they get too short. If you want to hang them higher you'll have to custom order. Try vertical stripes the lines elongate your walls. Lean a large mirror against a wall which can make a room seem…

High ceilings with beams, wall of windows, open and day this will be my house