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Interior Design Tips

Metallic trend popular for fall

Metallic trend popular for fall wjfigw4q3

There's no place like chrome.

Metallic and chrome hues are showing up all over the home sector, from furniture to linens. This hot design trend creates a hip "metropolitan" look for homeowners in both the city and suburbs alike. The style is also a great mix between youth and maturity.

"Thirty- and 40-somethings are liking the metropolitan look," design consultant Tina Eichelberger tells LancasterOnline.com. Young professionals and those just starting a family find the metallic trend a great transition from their bachelor pads to a shared space. The great thing about metallic hues is that they are unisex and can be both masculine and stylish if used correctly.

So what colors should you choose?

"As far as metallics, we're seeing coppers, oil-rubbed bronze, matte and silver (finishes), but not shiny gold," Eichelberger tells the news site. Gold, when used in the interior design sector, is likely to be more rustic than bright so it doesn't appear tacky.

And where should you add metallic flair? As we mentioned before, the trend is popular in various spaces in the home, ranging from the bedroom to the bathroom. Some homeowners decide to make the switch from cotton to silver satin sheets. Others incorporate the trend within their dining room, from tables to stylish place mats. We suggest adding metallic to your living room to create a chic space. Using metallic window fashions can give any home a sleek finish.  

Thinking about giving the trend a try in your home or apartment? Come into Metropolitan Window Fashions today and browse our wide variety of custom window drapes.

Get your home ready for fall

Get your home ready for fall wjfigw4q3

The dog days of summer have come and gone, leaving us with pumpkin-flavored everything and the desire to change up our home décor with the new season. Are you looking to make a change in your life? Why don't you start by sprucing up your interior design? Here at Metropolitan Window Fashions, we can help you achieve the cozy, yet stylish, fall look of your dreams with these helpful tips.

  • Accessories: Adding festive trinkets to your home is a great way to get ready for fall without making a huge commitment. Try creating your own cornucopia or fall flower arrangement to add some extra life to your home. Of course, pumpkins are always a festive fall addition to your space as well.
  • Color: Choosing the right color is the perfect way to transition your home from summer to fall. Burgundy, rustic orange, and deep mahogany are great autumn hues. If you don't want to bring out the paintbrush (which can be both messy and time consuming), changing the color of your drapery is the ideal way to add new spice to any existing room. Our custom curtains and drapes are sure to do the trick!
  • Light: Just because the days are getting shorter doesn't mean your home has to be deprived of outside light. It's especially important to let natural sunlight into your home, and we can help you do so. Metropolitan Window Fashions offers a wide variety of specialty shades and custom blinds that will allow you to let light in at your liking.

Emmys fashion looks give insight on interior design

Emmys fashion looks give insight on interior design wjfigw4q3

Viewers watch award shows for more than just the announcement of winners. Many Americans tuned in to CBS last night to see the fashions of all their favorite TV actors and actresses. Gowns worn on the red carpet showcased hot styles and trends for the upcoming season, both in the realm of fashion and interior design.

"The Emmys red carpet stepped it up with modern catwalk trends, interesting colors and some risks," Access Hollywood reported. "There were romantic lace overlays, graphic black-and-white combinations, strategic skin-baring slashes and tough-girl harnesses."

Metropolitan Window Fashions can show you how to apply these popular trends in your home:

Black and white: The mod look has been popular for years, since black and white is a color combination that never seems to go out of style. Funny girl Leslie Mann perfected the look at the Emmys with a striped J. Mendel gown. You can achieve this balance in your own home by keeping your walls white and decorating with black accessories, including larger furniture pieces and custom drapes.

Color contrast: While black and white contrast is right on trend, so are contrasting hues. For instance, "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara turned heads in a curve-hugging, bright red Vera Wang gown. She accessorized her outfit with extra-large Emerald earrings designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Although traditionally reserved for the Christmas holiday, the red and green color combo was successful due to the proportions. Take a cue from Vergara in your own home and strategically balance warm, bright red décor with a cooler hue like green.

Tips for decorating your son’s bedroom

Tips for decorating your son’s bedroom wjfigw4q3

If you're in the process of updating your son's bedroom fashion-wise, don't worry if you run into some trouble deciding on what custom blinds and shades or which color scheme to incorporate. That's what Metropolitan Window Fashions is for! Our company has been in the industry for decades, and as such, we know a thing or two about improving home decor for the better.

In today's article, we'll look at some considerations you should keep in mind as you create a new bedroom for your son. There are a few tried-and-true tips to keep in mind during this time, including:

Opting for bold colors – Boys typically respond well to solid colors such as blues and greens. According to one mom writing for The Inspired Room, an online home decorating blog, her son's interests changed so often she had a hard time keeping up. In the end, she advocated letting the child have some input but sticking with the basics: Sturdy, reliable window coverings and a decent amount of white paint.

Selecting timeless fabrics – Because kids love to adjust and alter their rooms as they get older, it makes sense for parents to plan for this inevitability. To do so, parents should opt for design schemes that are universal and don't rely on age-appropriate elements. For example, as tempting as baby blue might be, will your son find the color as appealing when he enters high school? 

Still worried? Reach out to us today and ask us about choosing home design elements that make your interior shine. Or, you can visit our showroom directly and see our selection for yourself!

Bathroom decor tips for the new homeowner

Bathroom decor tips for the new homeowner wjfigw4q3

Previously on this blog, we've been exploring some tricks of the trade for new homeowners who may not be that experienced in furnishing their residence. From custom window treatments to must-have accessories, there's a seemingly endless list of ways that you can customize your domestic experience.

In today's article, we'll focus on how you can give your bathroom a one-of-a-kind appearance. Residential decor is an exciting opportunity to let your artistic side run free, so don't be afraid to make a purchase or two that's simply for show.

According to Salt Lake Magazine, a Utah-based home design publication, there are a number of items that you need to buy for your bathroom to make it truly unique. One of the most interesting suggestions is to include hooks on your towel rack. That way, you can hang just about anything you need far more conveniently, which is essential in the bathroom if you are getting ready for a big event and don't want to drop anything on the ground. Typically, folks put their more expansive towel racks on the door, which keeps clutter off the walls and allows you to spread out more comfortably.

Another worthwhile investment are window coverings that match your bathroom's color scheme. As windows are usually the focus point for our eyes when we enter a room, it's important that you buy the right furnishings that tie the aesthetic together. Our home decor specialists at Metropolitan Window Fashions can help you choose the right look for you bathroom depending on the palette that you have selected.

Unsure of where to begin? We sell a wide range of curtains and window treatments that you will simply love. Call us today or visit our showroom to get started!

A simple guide to curtain rods

A simple guide to curtain rods wjfigw4q3

Believe it or not, there's actually quite a bit of thought that goes into choosing a curtain rod. Ultimately, it comes down to the type of curtains and window treatments that you select for your home. Each kind of rod offers different levels of functionality that truly shape the overall aesthetic of your home decor. 

In today's article, we'll take a look at each one so you have the right information before you make a selection. Additionally, you can rely on the expertise of Metropolitan Window Fashions to help you reach a decision. 

The classic rod

A simple bar, the classic rod has little to no ornamentation on its length. However, homeowners may opt for a decorative cap at each end. Perfect for achieving a sleek, modern style, the classic rod offers good functionality and an easy approach to window decor.

The concealed rod

These U-shaped rods are attached directly to the wall, offering a greater degree of stability. However, you'll run into a slight inconvenience of time if you decide to replace them down the road. On the plus side, however, you'll benefit from having a fuller custom window furnishing that curves out and completely covers the window. Perfect for more showy curtains!

The track rod

This rod features drapery hooks inside a track, giving this selection its distinctive name. This choice is perfect if you want to open your window quickly. However, given the structure of the rod, you'll want to opt for lighter fabrics that don't put too much pressure on the hooks.

These are just a few of the rods that you can choose for your New York or New Jersey home. Reach out to our professional staff today to learn more about your options!