Decorating and Buying Tips

DECORATORS

  • Accents By Designs, Contact: Marion Wilt 630-904-4422
  • Christine Baumbach 708-751-2809
  • J.A. Designs, Contact: June Ahlborn¬† 630-240-9740


DECOR
Your home is you! - Are you casual or formal in nature?
- Prefer bright or subdued colors?
- Do you lean toward traditional or modern?
Remember, carpet is central to your home decor.

COLOR
Color is a major consideration for aesthetic reasons and for practical reasons, too. It can alter the mood or even the feel of temperatures within the room. A light color opens the room to make it look larger while a dark color will make the room look smaller and cozier. Tests document that people estimate the temperature of a room by the colors used within the room.

STYLE
 
TRADITIONAL - Traditional style often includes using jewel tone colors and darker woods such as cherry and mahogany. The furnishings offer a timeless, classic look that speaks subtly of elegance.
COUNTRY - With a recent return to popularity, country styling is characterized by the use of vintage, aged pieces of furniture. The furnishings are often complemented with earth tone colors, giving a warm, cozy look to the room.
CONTEMPORARY - Contemporary styling utilizes hard edges, often in geometric shapes and angles. The furnishings offer high contrast and clean lines, giving the room a spacious, uncluttered look. In a contemporary setting, furnishings and accessories are often bold enough to stand alone in a room.
ECLECTIC - The eclectic look combines the use of old and new, mixing iron with polished wood, or blending marble with velvets. Eclectic styling offers the comfortable, "lived-in" look to any home.

BUYING TIPS

Value can be defined as "what you receive for what you pay."With the many types and styles of carpet today, you should feel you receive the most value in your purchase.

LIFESTYLE
Your private lifestyle is your first consideration. This includes your family (don't forget pets!), friends, and the activities that take place within your home.

DETERMINE IF THE TOTAL COST FOR CARPET, PADDING, AND INSTALLATION FALLS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.

CONSIDER:
1. Carpet quality and cost.
2. Cost of appropriate padding, installation and services.
3. Freight or delivery services.
4. Disposal costs for old carpet and pad.
5. Applicable sales taxes.