Gila suggests Sleek and Modern updates for the Modern Home

Gila suggests Sleek and Modern updates for the Modern Home

I always think of Spring as a time of renewal. It’s certainly true in my climate where everything goes dormant for winter and then slowly wakes up again in the spring.

I feel the same way about the inside of my house as I’m sure a lot of people do .. hence the term “Spring Cleaning” I suppose.

The tips above from Gila are a few great ways to freshen up the look and feel of your home and to even save some money on your cooling bill! We use a Window film on our South Facing windows and it’s helped to cut down glare and keep the room a little cooler.

Which of the suggestions listed above sound like a task you might tackle around the house this Spring – painting the walls? applying Window Film? have your carpets cleaned? Polish the floors or even replace worn fabrics such as older curtains?






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Turn a patio or deck into a year round sunroom

My brother is on holidays this week and on Monday he came to visit. It was a fairly nice day – not too warm although it was humid, so we sat outside in my garden for about an hour and a half.

Since the weathers been kind of odd this year – either lots of rain and storms or hot and humid, I haven’t spent a great deal of time sitting on my patio enjoying my garden this summer. It was nice to just sit in the garden and to not be doing garden work!

My brother and I talked about a number of things as we hadn’t seen each other for a while. He talked to me about plans for his garden and he also mentioned that he and his wife had been thinking of tearing down their deck and making a glass enclosed sunroom to enjoy year round.

I thought his sunroom idea was fantastic and I immediately starting thinking about how he and his wife could decorate the room with loose flowing curtains on the windows to give them so privacy when they wanted to be out of the eye of their neighbors.

My brother wasn’t that into my curtain idea as he really likes the idea of having the sunroom totally open, but if I ever turned our enclosed back porch and possibly part of our patio into a sunroom I think I’d have some flowing curtains that I could close for privacy.

I’d also decorate the sunroom with furnishings like some of the fantastic pieces of modern furniture from NYC Concept Furniture.

They have some beautiful sofas and sectionals that I think would look great in a garden themed sunroom. They also have some lovely tables that would work well in an open concept room.

Their selection of designer modern furniture is of high quality and it’s all been made in Europe. They’ve obtained a wide variety of furnishings for the living room, dining room, bedroom and other areas of the home from designers in Germany, Spain, Italy and Belgium.

Being in Canada I’ll probably have to get furniture for my possible sunroom locally, but if you are in the Greater NY/NJ/CT are you might want to take a look at what NYC Concept Furniture has to offer.

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Update the look of a room with custom window treatments and designer fabrics

It’s spring and I’ll bet good money that a few of you have thought about updating the look of one of the rooms in your home. I think many of us begin to think about re-decorating when spring rolls around. Perhaps it’s the fresh air and that sense of renewal that spring brings that makes us think of giving our homes a new look?

It would be nice to hire a decorator every time we get the urge to redecorate a room, but few of us can afford one, especially these days with the economy, high gas prices and other expenses! I think it’s best to do what you can yourself and purchase decor items at wholesale prices whenever possible in order to save as much money as possible. Plus when you come up with your own decorating ideas and then redo a room you get quite the sense of satisfaction when your project is finished, don’t you?

When you are decorating a room consider fabric as a decor item. Certainly updating your curtains or adding decorative pillows can change the whole look and feel of a room.

If you are about to start redecorating a room or are thinking about your next project and want to get some ideas visit FabricWorkroom.com. They have a huge selection of luxury bedding, designer fabrics, decorative pillows, shower curtains, Window Treatments, upholstered headboards and more to choose from at reasonable prices. In fact you can save 25% to 35% just by shopping at their online store.

I spent some time looking at the wide variety of custom window treatments offered at FabricWorkroom.com and I was impressed. You can view classic, semi and full custom styles for drapes, curtains, valances, shades, swags and other types of window treatments.

Just browse through the selection and once you’ve found a window treatment style that you like you can then move on to selecting the type of fabric that you’d like to use. Fabric choices range from silk, linen, cotton, faux silk, satin and many more. In fact there are thousands of fabrics and fabric designs to choose from at FabricWorkroom.com.

So if you are redecorating don’t forget about fabrics! Visit Fabricworkroom.com for ideas and to save money! They also have free shipping on most items!

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