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.
In this article, Richmond Decorating – with three convenient showrooms in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, Virginia (VA) – is here to tell you why you should add plantation shutters to homes in Richmond, VA. We proudly offer custom shutters from Hunter Douglas in several durable materials.
When you are looking for a way to redecorate your windows, there are multiple types of window treatments you can look into to create the best effect you want for your windows. One type of window treatment that is perfect for homes in Richmond is plantation shutters. Adding plantation shutters to your windows creates an undeniable sense of comfort and style while adding a uniquely Southern flare to your home. Plantation shutters also add a great deal of flexible light control to your windows while also giving you complete privacy in a quick and simple motion. Hunter Douglas makes plantation shutters in three distinct materials, which can each add unique benefits to your home. Contact Richmond Decorating today to learn more about why you should add plantation shutters to homes in Richmond, VA.
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters
Plantation shutters have a distinct structural design that exudes a classic sense of comfort and warmth. Having plantation shutters made with rich natural hardwood creates a wonderfully warm atmosphere that everyone in your home will love. Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters are made with poplar and basswood and use dovetail construction for optimal longevity and durability. With wood plantation shutters from Hunter Douglas, you can create your ideal tone to any room by choosing from a wide selection of stain colors. In addition, you can also use solid paint colors that will match your preferred color scheme while still showing off the gorgeous natural textures. Hunter Douglas also lets you add beautiful vintage details, including sanded and burnished edges, distressed details, and accentuated natural features.
Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
The classic look of plantation shutters isn’t limited to wood shutters. Hunter Douglas brilliantly reimagines plantation shutters by using the sleek and durable Polysatin™ material. This creates an incredibly clean look to your shutters, allowing them to fit seamlessly into modern homes. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters also won’t get damaged due to heat or humidity due to the use of this material. It’s this durability that allows you to use these shutters to block harsh sunlight without worrying about them lasting. If you want to install shutters in your kitchen or bathrooms, Palm Beach™ Shutters are a perfect option since they will be able to withstand the heat and steam in while also cleaning off very easily. In addition, Palm Beach™ Shutters are also available in the incredibly convenient PowerView® Motorization operating system, which allows you to have shutters that you can remotely control with your preferred devices.
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters
The NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters combine the durability of modern materials and the beauty of natural hardwood for a set of shutters that offers a low-luster wood grain appearance while also having extreme durability against heat and humidity. These shutters are available in stain colors that display the low-luster wood grain in different tones or in paint colors that can help you enhance your home’s color scheme. NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are also a highly economical option for installing shutters in your home.
At Richmond Decorating, we want to partner with you to make your home look and feel amazing, and we confidently believe plantation shutters from Hunter Douglas will help you accomplish your decoration goals. We have locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, VA and serve Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA. Stop by one of our showrooms today to discover your next plantation shutters for your home.
In this article, Richmond Decorating – with convenient locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, Virginia (VA) – is here to share why luxury plank vinyl flooring is perfect for homes. We proudly offer tons of beautiful flooring and window treatment options to help you create the home of your dreams.
Choosing the right flooring for your home remodel can be a highly involved process due to all the options available. This effort is worth the time and energy though, since replacing your flooring is such a massive undertaking. While having natural hardwood or stone tiles are popular choices for a luxury look and feel to your home, they tend to be difficult to maintain and often don’t last. Vinyl floor options are excellent options for people who want a premium look to their floors that will last them a long time. There are different luxury vinyl plank flooring options available that offer refined style to your home while also bringing long-term durability. At Richmond Decorating, we can help you see why luxury plank vinyl flooring is perfect for homes in Richmond, VA.
The Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
As opposed to expensive and raw natural materials, luxury vinyl plank flooring will offer some give when you step onto it, without feeling too artificial and flimsy. This balance makes luxury vinyl plank flooring a great option for everyday comfort when walking around in your home, and is especially kind to your knees. Luxury vinyl plank flooring also offers enhanced durability against getting scratched, chipped, or from tearing while also resisting the effects of hot or humid environments.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring also offers a realistic look that successfully re-creates the appearance of much more expensive materials such as marble or different types of wood. Another added benefit specific to luxury vinyl plank flooring, as opposed to vinyl sheet flooring, is that it is easy to install on your own without having to call a professional. Synthetic sheet flooring is much more difficult and will require a hired contractor to install for you.
Armstrong Luxe Plank
Armstrong offers a simple line of luxury vinyl plank flooring that is available in three tiers of quality: good, better, and best. While each tier of quality offers great options of traditional wood looks, such as oak, walnut, and maple, the Best tier offers some exotic wood designs. The vinyl planks measure at a 4 mm thickness for a comfortable feel in any part of your home. Armstrong adheres the flooring to your home with their proprietary installation called FasTak. Not only does this make for easy installation that you can do on your own, it allows the planks to be repositioned with ease.
Mannington Adura, Adura Max and Adura Max Apex
Mannington divides their luxury vinyl plank flooring options into four options: Adura Flex, Rigid, Adura Max and Adura Max Apex. The Adura line offers everything from 4-inch by 36-inch to 8-inch by 72-inch dimensions for each plank. The thickness and installation method varies depending on the product selected and installation limitations.
Selections come in standard wood replicas such as oak, maple, and teak as well as featuring darker wood replicas and more complex and realistic grains in on trend colors.
At Richmond Decorating, we want to help your home remodel end with brilliant results which is why we offer luxury vinyl plank flooring by respected brands such as Mannington, Armstrong, and many more. We have locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, VA and offer services to Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA. We hope to see you soon.
In this article, Richmond Decorating – with convenient locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, Virginia (VA) – is here to help answer the question, does your home need vertical or horizontal blinds? Contact us today for all of your window treatment needs.
A common and very important question you may ask when shopping for window treatments is whether you need vertical blinds or horizontal blinds for your home. There are several factors to consider when debating these two styles.
First, it is important to understand the difference between the two.
- Vertical blinds are made from long vertical slats spanning the height of the windows. These slats all connect to a track at the top. You can choose to open the blinds all the way or close them by sliding them back and forth along the track. You also have the option of just tilting them to adjust the amount of light and privacy in your home.
- Horizontal Blinds are constructed of horizontal slats, as the name says, which are connected to each other by vertical strings. These, like vertical blinds, can be opened and closed completely or you can tilt the slats for adjusted privacy and light control. These are available in many different materials, including metal, wood, and faux wood. Both vertical and horizontal blinds have the option of many different operating systems to suit your needs.
One of the most important factors to consider is the size of your windows. Horizontal blinds are much better suited for small windows that are taller and/or skinnier. Vertical blinds are great for large, wide windows such as picture windows, as well as sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds are much easier to move out of the way when trying to walk through a sliding glass door. If you had horizontal blinds on your door, you would have to open them completely to walk through. Vertical blinds only have to be opened partly. With smaller windows, horizontal blinds tend to be easier to operate, as well as being sturdier.
In addition to size, you also should consider which direction your windows face. If they are facing direct sunlight, vertical blinds may be best for those. Vertical blinds tend to have wider slats, giving them the ability to better block out the sun’s intense rays and keep your home comfortable. Of course, you still have the ability to tilt them and move them back and forth to adjust this light, but when you want to keep out as much light as possible, these are best. Horizontal blinds are better for windows not facing direct sunlight.
Additionally, and also important, is the amount of privacy you are looking for. Windows in a bedroom or bathroom should have horizontal blinds. Horizontal blinds provide much more privacy than vertical blinds. With vertical blinds, it is easy to accidentally bump into them and slightly open them, allowing outsiders to see in.
If you have more questions about what type of blinds you need for your home, give us a call today here at Richmond Decorating. We have convenient showrooms located in Richmond, Newport News, and Glen Allen, VA and proudly serve The West End, the South side of Richmond, and the Fan. We offer a variety of blinds and more from Hunter Douglas, as well as a large selection of flooring options. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you create your dream window treatments.