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Oct 18

5 Ways to Insulate Your Windows for Winter

Chilly winter weather is headed our way, and with it comes the temptation to turn up the heat on our thermostats. Look to your windows instead, and invest in one of these draft-stopping solutions that will help warm up your space, and save you money in the long run. Here’s a mini-guide of solutions, with pros and cons of everything from layered curtains to shrink-wrap film.

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Aug 18

4 Things to Do Before Buying New Window Treatments

For as lovely as they can look in your home, sometimes, buying window treatments can be a taxing task. That’s why it pays to know what things to do before you pick out your new curtains or shades—so you don’t get stuck with something that won’t work.

Luckily, we have designer extraordinaire MA Allen, founder of MA Allen Interiors, to call upon for help. We asked her for tips on what to do before buying window treatments, and she had lots to share. From measuring your window frames to which fabrics to choose, read ahead for four things Allen says you should do before you splurge on new window treatments.

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May 18

Renter-Friendly Budget DIYs You Can Do This Long Weekend (That Actually Look Good)

Faced with a long weekend ahead of you, if you’ve got the itch to do a little DIY project to improve the way your rental home looks, this post’s for you. All from the same insanely stylish rental apartment in a basement, these two projects are fast, affordable and most of all… attractive enough you’d actually like to display.

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May 18

Renter-Friendly Window Treatments That Don't Damage Walls

Most of the time, I’m okay with skirting around a landlord’s rules and will happily drill holes to hang art and curtains. However, every now and then, you meet a landlord who’s such a stickler, you wouldn’t even dare bring a drill into the apartment. If you find yourself in such a situation, these damage-free ideas for hanging curtains will help you keep your privacy—and your security deposit.

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24
May 18

The Smart Reason You Should Put Lace (Yes, Lace) On Your Windows

Warmer weather means opening up your curtains and windows, and letting in the light and fresh air. But, with all that welcome air and sunshine sometimes comes unwelcome bugs and less privacy. Let’s welcome back a classic that can surprisingly solve both issues: lace!

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Feb 18

This Affordable Purchase Can Actually Help You Sleep Better

Earlier this week, we shared a simple trick to make a dark room brighter, but today we’re talking to those who want their spaces darker. Whether you’re a sensitive sleeper and can’t handle even the slightest bit of light from a nearby street lamp, or you work the nightshift and can only catch those Zzz during the sunniest part of the day, this one relatively affordable decor addition just might up your sleep quality.

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13
Jan 18

Target’s Having a Major Two-Day Sale on Curtains and Rugs Through Saturday

Home decor resolutions like upgrading the style of your living room or bedrooms are often top of mind for people this time of year, reinvigorated after all the holiday decorations (sadly) come down. Luckily, as we reported earlier this month, January is the best time to buy some key items, including sofas, bedding and towels (hello White Sales!), and rugs. Proving that last one is most definitely true, Target is having a major two-day, online-only sale on their floorcoverings (and, to sweeten the deal even further, they’ve included curtains in the sale as well).

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Oct 17

One Room, Many Windows? Pro Tips for Choosing Window Treatments

While having “too many” windows may sound like a good problem to have (hello, vitamin D), treating multiple windows in one space is often a task best left to the professionals. With so many variables involved, it’s hard to know what treatments will look good together until the installation is complete (aka once it’s too late). Luckily, Los Angeles-based interior designer Taylor Jacobson shared with us some insightful rays of wisdom on how to do it right the first time, so you can treat your windows with confidence.

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