• Enlarge Your Windows – Many homeowners are upgrading to bigger windows or trading several small windows for one large one. Increasing the size of your windows will widen the range of your view significantly.
• Accessorize – Not all rooms in a home look out onto a pleasant view. Hanging a fun poster or a pretty painting on the wall will draw the eye away from the window. Wall mirrors are also ideal for decorating a space with small windows because they provide the illusion of depth and added dimension. Consider hanging two groupings of wall mirrors on opposite walls, so that they reflect light and bounce it back across the room.
• Sheers – One of the most stylish and utilitarian ways to dress up your view is with window sheers. However, not all sheers offer the same visibility. For example, an irregular, undulating pattern, known as the moiré effect, can occur with some sheer window treatments. Imagine having a beautiful view, but not being able to appreciate it because your window coverings are detracting from its beauty. Fortunately, Hunter Douglas has a solution to this problem. Its Silhouette® window shadings, featuring rotating fabric vanes suspended between sheer facings, have an anti-moiré patent so that they provide a clear and uninterrupted view of the outside while diffusing incoming light and providing enhanced UV-protection.
• Landscaping – Many homeowners don't give much thought to their landscaping, but a good design can add significantly to the view from the inside of your house. Start by getting your lawn in shape. A patchy lawn takes away from the home's overall appearance.
For more information, call 1-800-274-2985 or visit: www.hunterdouglas.com.
Visit the Hunter Douglas Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HunterDouglas?sk=app_190009131096348. Download “The Art of Window Dressing” iPad app at the iTunes App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hunter-douglas-the-art-window/id497716331?mt=8 as well as through a link on www.hunterdouglas.com.
CONTACT: Sarah Fletcher/Kimberly Babcock
LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES
1-800-742-3464; ext. 120, 221