Sharing our lives with other people brings joy and fulfillment. When we welcome others into our homes, we want them to feel comfortable, safe and content. How we design our spaces can determine how visitors feel when they first enter a house. Lighter yellows and browns as well as wood tones can feel warm and comforting, so integrating these into your entertaining spaces can make your guests feel at ease. One way to add warm tones to a space is by using wood around your windows. Richmond Decorating has a variety of window treatment options to help make your home a more welcoming space.
You might associate blinds with traditional neutral-toned metal materials, but wood blinds from Hunter Douglas are an easy way to add warmth to your home while allowing for light filtration. Built with genuine hardwood slats, Parkland® blinds complement any room with a rich, traditional appearance. They are available in a variety of finishes, so you can mix and match to fit other wood accents within your home. You can also select from three different slat sizes. Choose the smaller slat size for more of a filtered appearance or pick the larger slat size for increased spacing and more light between each slat.
For the traditional wooden look with the comfort of a durable material, Richmond Decorating also offers Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas. These blinds are made with a sturdy wood alternative that will stand the test of time. You can choose from a variety of realistic TruGrain® finishes, so your window treatments will create warmth in your entertaining space without fading, warping, yellowing or bowing.
For a seamless appearance without the slats that blinds require, consider Provenance® Woven Wood Shades. This produce is made from natural grasses, woods, bamboo and reeds, creating a natural, unique design feature for your home. Provenance® Shades are available in three different styles and an array of fabrics. You can also choose to have them installed with a liner in your choice of opacity.
Since the comfort of your guests is of utmost importance, you can also customize your wooden window treatments with PowerView® Motorization. This wireless operating system lets you control your shades with a remote or from a mobile device. You can program your shades to operate on a schedule, minimizing glare when the sun streams directly through your windows and maximizing light when the sun’s angle is now longer a concern. You can also provide easy access for your guests to conveniently and subtly control the window coverings as needed. Plus, with no cords hanging loose, your home is safer for children and pets.
Richmond Decorating has been the one-stop shop for all of your home decorating needs in Virginia since 1977, proudly serving The West End, South side of Richmond and The Fan. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through every step from browsing our collection to installation. Visit one of our Virginia showrooms in Richmond, Glen Allen or Newport News, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!
There is nothing like new carpet! The smell, the feel, and the comfort of new carpet just feels luxurious, doesn’t it? New carpet can make a room feel warm and inviting, calm and relaxed. We at Richmond Decorating know that you’ve got a lot on your plate right now with your living room doubling as a school and boardroom or your bedroom doubling as an office. You’ve got a lot going on and probably a few worries on your plate. Outdated carpet shouldn’t be one of them. No matter how big the space or how odd the angles of your room, we can help you feel right at home with custom carpet for every space in your home.
When you step into our showroom at either our Richmond or Glen Allen location, we will help you find the right carpet. So that we can find the best carpet for your home, we’ll start off by asking a few questions about your personal style, how each room is used, the amount of foot traffic, and the kind of mood you are trying to set for your home. Then, we will help you figure out what kind of texture and construction would be best for your needs. Next, we will talk you through some padding options. We’ll always recommend our thickest padding for your home for a few simple reasons: padding provides the best comfort and support for tired feet, padding protects your carpet, and, ultimately, padding supports the longevity of your carpet. To help you find the best custom carpet for your home, we at Richmond Decorating offer incredible options from top shelf sources including Shaw Floors, Mohawk Floors, Beaulieu, Smartstrand, and Wear-Dated.
Have you already found the perfect flooring for your home? Or, would you rather not go through the hassle of replacing all the floors in your home? We can help you complete the look of every room in your home while also saving you a little money with our custom area rugs. Just like new carpet, an area rug can simply add warmth, light, style, personality, and comfort. Rugs can inspire you, accent all your great decor choices, and just make you feel good. We can help you do all that and more! No matter your style or the size and shape of your space, we will make everything custom just for you.
With all that you’ve got going on in your busy everyday life, you shouldn’t have to worry about outdated carpets and rugs. We at Richmond Decorating can help you update your home with our great staff, excellent products, and easy process. Let us know how we can help you update your home with custom carpet and area rugs by calling us today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We serve the greater Richmond, Virginia area including Glen Allen, The West End, The South side, and The Fan. You can visit us at our convenient Richmond or Glen Allen locations or visit our website to learn how we can transform your home with custom carpets and area rugs.
What happens in your home when the remote control to the TV is misplaced? Chances are everyone searches trying to find it because we all enjoy the modern convenience of not having to get up and walk to the TV to adjust the volume or channel. If you’ve upgraded your devices, you might even use a mobile app on your phone to control your TV to enjoy even greater convenience. So many of these items help us accomplish tasks that seem relatively minor, but when we lose that convenience, we are extremely frustrated. Our time is valuable, so if the technology exists, why not take advantage of it? We at Richmond Decorating believe that modern technology can enhance our lives, and that is why we carry window treatments equipped with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation.
PowerView® Automation is an award-winning operating system for window treatments. PowerView® won the Red Dot Product Design Award in 2018, which is an award that celebrates innovation and quality in design. This operating system is wireless, eliminating the need for long cords and cables that can pose a threat to your pets and children. Most window treatments with this system are battery-powered, which makes them easy to install and maintain. This battery pack is hidden behind the headrail, so your window’s appearance remains tidy. The system is all tied together with the PowerView Hub, which connects your window treatments through your WiFi network and enables you to control them easily. If you have a larger home or window treatments in different rooms with walls blocking the signal, the PowerView Repeater can extend the Hub’s signal throughout your home.
If you have younger children without smart devices or like having specific controls for different devices, you can control your window treatments with the Pebble® Remote. Using the remote, you can control up to six different groups of window treatments. The remote is available in different colors and is uniquely designed in an ergonomic fashion, so the device itself makes a statement. If you’re worried about losing the remote, you can opt for the wall-mounted Pebble Surface Remote instead.
However, for many people, the biggest benefit of motorized window treatments is that they can be controlled with a compatible Apple or Android device. Using the PowerView App, you can control your window treatments with the swipe of a finger. You can label each window treatment within the app and assign them to a room. Then you can control your window treatments individually or as groups. If you want to optimize your light control and the efficiency of your home, you can even schedule Scenes that specify your preferred window treatments positions for different times of the day. If you take advantage of smart home or voice-activated devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can even control your window treatments using those devices.
Richmond Decorating is Virginia’s one-stop shop for interior decorating, proudly serving The West End, southside of Richmond, and The Fan since 1977. Whether you need window treatments, flooring, wall coverings, or cabinetry, our staff can guide you through the entire process. If you want to upgrade your home and enjoy all of life’s conveniences, visit us our showrooms in Glen Allen and Newport News, or contact us today!
If you find yourself drawn to carpeting when shopping for flooring options, you may feel like you are alone in that preference. Hardwood flooring seems to be the trend in home design lately with features on home improvement shows and discussions on social media. However, there are many reasons why carpet is a fantastic option for your home.
First, depending on the size of your household and the life stage you are in, carpet might be the perfect option for you. The most highly touted benefit of hardwood, linoleum, or other smooth surface flooring is the ease of cleaning up messes. Often shown with a household of children or pets prone to spills, this type of flooring won’t stain. But if you do not have messy pets or children, then carpet is a solid option.
If you are at a stage where stains are a concern for you but you like carpet, you can use carpeting in areas of your home that are restricted to children or pets. The wide variety of style can allow you to mix and match throughout your home with different throw rugs. If you want to install carpet in a room where children may play, you could choose to cover it with children’s play area mats to protect it.
If you don’t have major messes and high traffic to worry about, maintaining your carpet is rather simple. With smooth flooring, you often have to sweep and mop. With carpeting, you will usually just vacuum. As desired, you can then have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis to maintain a bright, new appearance.
Carpeting provides a warmth that cannot be replicated with other types of flooring. While all flooring types can be visually appealing depending on your tastes and style, stepping onto a cushioning, well-padded carpet is a relaxing feeling that is hard to match. Plus, that luxurious feeling is strikingly affordable.
When selecting carpeting for your home, you have to consider a few different factors including the purpose of the room, the desired mood you want to create, the type of style and the volume of traffic through the room. These criteria can help you determine the construction and texture you require for your carpet. You may have an idea of the material and fibers you prefer in a carpet, but you also have to consider how those fibers are connected to construct the carpet. This construction is what determines the surface texture.
If you are considering carpeting the floors of your home, stop by one of Richmond Decorating’s showrooms in Richmond or Glen Allen, VA. Not only do we have Richmond’s best selection of high quality carpet, but we have expert staff with the knowledge needed to answer all of your questions and walk you through the thousands of carpet selections. With our assistance, we can find you the right subtle, neutral carpet to match your interior design, or we can match you with the picture-perfect statement flooring you are seeking. Visit us today to find your perfect fit!
If you are looking for a great alternative to real wood blinds, look no further than the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds. Hunter Douglas has created a beautiful option for those who aren’t sure that real wood is the best choice for their home, and we are confident that you will absolutely love them.
If you are worried that they won’t look as good as real wood, worry no more. We offer a number of stunning paint colors and TruGrain® stains for our EverWood® Blinds, which means they look just as fantastic as our wood blinds. You can barely tell that they are not really wood. TruGrain® stains are inspired by real wood so you can barely tell the difference.
Not only that, but they even hold up better against the sun’s heat and light, as well as moisture. Humidity and sunlight can be severely damaging to real wood, but the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds stand strong against both, guaranteeing to never warp, crack, yellow, fade, or bow. This makes them a great choice for any room in your home, but especially for kitchens and bathrooms. These are spaces that tend to get very hot and humid which can be damaging to most types of window treatments. These blinds, however, are made to last. You can expect that they will stay beautiful for many years to come.
They are also much easier to maintain. All you need is a damp rag to wipe them down with and they will be good as new.
You also have tons of operating systems to choose from. You can choose from the PowerView® Motorization System, LiteRise®, SimpleLift®, UltraGlide®, or Standard Cordlock system. You can learn more about these here and we can also help you determine what will meet your needs the best.
If you are looking for window treatments for a uniquely-shaped window, these blinds are perfect. These blinds can be cut to fit a variety of shapes, including arches, angles, hexagons, octagons, circles, ovals, bay and corner windows, and even French Doors. No matter what you need, we are confident we can find some way to fit your needs.
Richmond Decorating is here to help you with everything design related from flooring to cabinetry to carpeting to window treatments and more. We are proud to provide the best selection of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and window treatments in the Richmond area. Visit one of our showrooms, located in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia, and see what we are talking about. One of our incredible designers will be happy to meet with you and discuss what you are looking to add to your home whether you are doing a full design remodel or are just looking to update a few little things. We are proud to serve all of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, Virginia, so if you find yourself looking for decorating help, give us a call today or stop by and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you create your dream home.
Hardwood flooring comes with numerous benefits, but the number one reason why people often prefer hardwood floors is their attractive appearance. Hardwood floors are available in numerous options, including varying colors, consistencies, designs, and grain patterns. With so many types of trees and woods, there are so many options to provide you with the exact look you want. Not only do hardwood floors add additional beauty to your home, they also increase the value.
One of the major benefits of hardwood flooring is how durable it is. While it can get scratched and scuffed, it is easy to simply resand and refinish it every so often. Assuming it doesn’t become damaged due to moisture, hardwood will last the lifetime of the home with proper maintenance. Additionally, opposed to many other types of flooring, hardwood floors are much more stain resistant due to the protective layer of finish. This ensures that your home continues to look beautiful.
Hardwood floors are also much better than, say, carpeting because they stay much cleaner and safer. Dust, germs, and other debris can, easily, get into the fibers of carpeting to hide. With hardwood floors, there is nowhere for it all to hide. This makes your flooring much safer for everyone in your home, especially children.
Hardwood flooring is also a much more sustainable option. Unlike carpeting or tile flooring, hardwood is renewable. Production of the materials is also much greener in that the production process requires much less water and energy. If you, one day, decide to replace your hardwood, the materials can even be recycled.
While they tend to be a bit more expensive up front, we believe you will be thrilled with your investment in hardwood floors. Their benefits truly outweigh the up-front cost and we are confident you will love them.
Richmond Decorating is here to help you with everything design related from flooring to cabinetry to carpeting to window treatments and more. We are proud to provide the best selection of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and window treatments in the Richmond area. Visit one of our showrooms, located in Richmond and Newport News, Virginia, and see what we are talking about. One of our incredible designers will be happy to meet with you and discuss what you are looking for in your home whether you are doing a full design remodel or are just looking to update a few little things. We are proud to serve all of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, Virginia, so if you find yourself looking for decorating help, give us a call today or stop by and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you create your dream home.
Fashion for Your Windows
Custom blinds from Hunter Douglas show you just how stylish blinds can be. You will always have your say when it comes to the fashionable elements that go into your blinds. If you want to show off sophisticated natural wood textures and tones on your windows, you can choose the various custom options in the Parkland® Wood Blinds collection. From different slat sizes to brilliant stain tones, your windows can convey genuine refinement with the custom options you choose for your wood blinds. You can also add stylish wood cornices to your custom wood blinds to fill empty space by your windows with luxurious real hardwood.
With the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, you can also achieve the real hardwood look by choosing realistic stain colors in the TruGrain® color collection. Your windows can also take on a bright, metallic glow with the addition of the Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds. Watch your windows reflect brilliant colors with shimmering finishes or create a subtle look with matte finish options.
The Parkland® Wood Blinds were made with style and sophistication in mind, but they were also made to last with the addition of a proprietary glaze finish. And while the EverWood® Alternative Blinds may look convincingly like actual wood, the use of modern material means that they will never fade or warp from heat or moisture, so you can use these blinds for windows that get the most sunlight or on your windows where you let steam out in the kitchen. The Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds also won’t budge in the face of natural elements due to the use of high-quality aluminum.
Convenient Operating Systems
Available operating systems, including SimpleLift™ and LiteRise®, make operation incredibly easy, allowing you to use your hands to push and pull on the blinds to adjust your shade level without the use of potentially hazardous cords. In addition, by choosing the de-Light™ feature your shades will look insanely sleek and uncluttered while providing more shade and more privacy due to no cord holes running through the slats.
Each of these styles is also available with PowerView® Motorization, which allows you to operate your custom blinds with just the push of a button on your Pebble® remote or smartphone. When you choose custom blinds from Hunter Douglas, you get quality that stands out from the crowd.
At Richmond Decorating, we are proud to offer stylish and practical custom blinds from Hunter Douglas. We have convenient locations in Richmond and Newport News, VA and serve Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA. Come see us today to learn more about the benefits of custom blinds for homes.
One great way to transform a space and give it a look it has never had before is to add carpeting. We, here at Richmond Decorating, are known for our high-quality carpet selection. You really won’t find a better place to purchase new carpet in Richmond, Virginia. However, when purchasing carpet, sometimes it can be hard to decide which rooms it is appropriate in. We are here to help you by providing a guide of which home rooms need wall to wall carpet and which don’t.
First off, are you looking to just update your space or are you covering something up? This is something to ask before deciding what to do. A lot of people choose to use wall-to-wall carpeting in rooms with a concrete floor to increase the insulation of the space. It is also used in rooms where there is a wrecked wood floor that you don’t want to replace.
It is important to think about what rooms should never have wall to wall carpeting. While a small rug may be appropriate, wall to wall carpeting should never be installed in any room that can or is likely to encounter any sort of moisture. This would include bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, utility rooms, entryways, and basements. If carpeting of this variety is exposed to moisture, it is likely you will have to rip it all up and replace it often. No one wants to deal with that.
Rooms that are great for carpet though, include bedrooms, living rooms, dens, and other living spaces. Of course, it is important to consider how dirty the space gets. If you have children, you may want to avoid full carpeting in spaces where they tend to spend lots of time. We all know how messy kids can be. However, if you do still want carpeting, since it can be helpful in preventing bumps and bruises when your kids are running around being kids, there are lots of options that don’t show dirt as easily or that are much easier to clean in general that would be great for nurseries or kids’ rooms.
If you still aren’t sure where wall to wall carpeting is appropriate, give us a call and we would be glad to offer our advice.
Richmond Decorating is here to help you with everything design related from flooring to cabinetry to window treatments and more. We are proud to provide the best selection of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and window treatments in the Richmond area. Visit one of our showrooms, located in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia, and see what we are talking about. One of our incredible designers will be happy to meet with you and discuss what you need for your home whether you are doing a full design remodel or are just looking to update a few little things. We are proud to serve all of The West End, South side of Richmond, and The Fan, so if you find yourself looking for decorating help, give us a call today or stop by and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you create your dream home.
If you want your home in Richmond, Virginia to look its best and function as best as possible for you, then you need to upgrade your current window treatments to premium shades. Hunter Douglas has expanded their shade collection to include a multitude of styles that are known for their beauty and performance. You no longer have to worry about having a dull window treatment detract from the overall design of your space because Hunter Douglas has taken window treatments to a whole new level with these premium shades. Come see us today at Richmond Decorating for help with choosing Hunter Douglas premium shades for homes.
There are quite a few styles of premium shades to choose from so the decision can be overwhelming. In order to guarantee that you find the perfect fit for your Richmond, Virginia home, it is best to familiarize yourself with the products available to see which style and benefits align with what you are looking for in a window treatment.
Silhouette® Window Shadings
The Silhouette® Window Shadings are known for their innovative design and striking appearance. With the Silhouette® shade, you are guaranteed to get a window treatment that is as smart as it is beautiful. If you are most concerned about light control, then this is the shade for you because it has been the top product for diffusion of light for over twenty years. The vanes in the shade have a subtle S shape positioned between two different fabrics that are sheer to allow light to filter in beautifully.
However, just because the fabrics are sheer does not mean that you can’t maintain a level of privacy. You can adjust the shades depending on your desired amount of light and privacy. There are multiple fabrics to choose from to customize your Silhouette® shade that filter out the sun’s rays to provide UV protection to your home.
Luminette® Privacy Sheers
On the other hand, if your main concern for your home is maintaining a certain level of privacy, then you should consider the Luminette® Privacy Sheers. The term sheer might cause you to question the effectiveness of this window treatment in terms of providing privacy, but the sheer fabric is actually fixed to vertical vanes that rotate for you to position the window treatment how you prefer. Although this style of premium shade can coordinate with a multitude of different window sizes and shapes, the Luminette® sheer works particularly well with larger sliding glass doors and wider windows in your home.
There is a variety of different fabrics ranging in texture, color and pattern that will allow you to have your custom premium shade be both decorative and functional. You can choose a bolder pattern to emphasize your current decor or choose a texture that blends well with the rest of your home. When the vanes of the shade are open, the light will filter in your space through the fabric of your choice. However, you can position the vanes however you prefer or completely close them for maximum privacy.
These styles are only two examples of the multiple styles of premium shades from Hunter Douglas, including Vignette®, Pirouette®, Solera®, Sonnette™ and Duette®. Come see us today at Richmond Decorating to find the perfect style of premium shade for your Richmond, Virginia home. We have showrooms in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia and proudly serve the areas of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA.
Are you tired of having to be careful around your carpets? Do you get nervous every time one of your children run around the house? Do you fear the damage that one small spill could cause on your flooring? If you are looking for a stress-free flooring situation, then hardwood may be the best option for you. More and more families are turning to hardwood floors for their durability, clean-up, and classic appearance. Even if you are concerned about the price, you may be surprised at how investing in hardwood floors could save you money in the long-term. Keep on reading to learn more about why hardwood floors are great for family homes.
Although hardwood floors have always been a popular option for flooring, that popularity is only increasing as more people realize the benefits that come with this unique material. Hardwood floors are renowned for their beauty and versatility, meaning that they can blend with classic decor or complement a more modern aesthetic.
However, their functionality doesn’t end with their appearance. Hardwood floors can actually handle more wear and tear than other similar flooring products, making it ideal for families. You don’t have to sacrifice the decorative elements of your home for fear of damage with hardwood floors. Similarly, they are easy to clean and maintain. With children, there are times when it feels like you are constantly having to clean and pick up after their messes, so why should your flooring be one more thing that you have to add to that list? It is a very sanitary option because it does not absorb as much dust and germs as carpet or other similar products.
You no longer have to be fearful of stains. A majority of hardwood floors are actually sealed with a protective coating, preventing any spill from causing too much damage. They are incredibly low maintenance and really only require a simple regular cleaning. To keep hardwood floors looking their best, you just need to sweep and mop the surface regularly to keep it sanitary and shining.
However, if you do get a scratch or some sort of damage on your hardwood floors, they can always be refinished. You do not immediately need to go and replace your flooring if there is a dent or crack, for a lot of hardwood floors can be refinished a handful of times before needing to be replaced. Given that hardwood floors are versatile in their appearance and can be placed anywhere in your home, it is possible that areas that receive more foot traffic may be susceptible to scratching.
The sustainability component of hardwood flooring is another draw to this material. Given that they don’t need to be replaced as often and that wood is an abundant material, you are making a conscious environmental decision when purchasing this product.
Don’t let your flooring be another hassle that you have to deal with on top of other family obligations. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, maintain, are more sanitary, and will fit beautifully within your home. For more information about how hardwood floors would work in your family home, come see us at Richmond Decorating. We have locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, Virginia and proudly serve the areas of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA.