Custom drapery adds texture and color in planning room renovations

Nov 4 2010

Choosing paint colors, flooring and furnishings in a room renovation should begin with inspiration and a plan.
Choosing paint colors, flooring and furnishings in a room renovation should begin with inspiration and a plan.
Just as a long journey starts with one step, Toronto interior decorator Jackie Morra guides her clients to decide on their inspiration before beginning renovation and decorating projects.

She told MetroNews.com she has them find photos of home décor they love from magazines to get ideas about fabrics, color and furnishings. Then they can create a plan that includes a schedule and budget for getting the work done.

"Be organized and focus on one area at a time until it is completed," Morra said "The layout of a space involves the correct placement of furniture and accessories and should take into account scale, flow and focal points. A room should have one or two focal points such as windows, accent walls or artwork."

Since the walls are the largest space, Morra suggested that the choice of paint color or wallcoverings will pull together other elements of the room, the website reported. Flooring should be considered next, and if a new installation is planned, the longevity of the surface should factor into the homeowner's decision.


Custom drapery adds texture as well as color to complement furnishings. Collectibles and furniture placed near the window also benefit because draperies will act as a buffer against ultraviolet rays and prevent fading.
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