All in the Details: Home Decorating and Window Covering Accessories

Abigail Sawyer | 23 Aug 2012 | DIY Projects

“A room without accessories reminds me of a woman who got dressed and forgot to put on her jewelry.” – Heather Clawson from Habitually Chic

Accent color inside kitchen cabinet

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It truly is all in the details when it comes to completing the look of your home. Small touches can make a world of difference in pulling a space together. The little design elements that represent your personality will set your home apart in the minds of those who come into your home.  A surprising way to add a pop of color to your kitchen is by painting the inside of a cabinet in your favorite hue.

neutral kitchen with colorful stools

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Painted furniture is a chic way to add color to a room. Chairs with a punch of color can be muted by surrounding them with neutrals, or highlighted with coordinating accents throughout the room.

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accent throw pillows

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Accent pillows in graphic patterns bring a room up to the moment and can be changed seasonally. For a bold look, mix patterns between wallpaper, pillows, and a tablecloth.

moss in ceramic vessel

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Use natural elements like moss to warm up an entry way or dining room. Crowning ceramic or milk glass vessels with fuzzy green moss brings life to stark spaces, and is a much more low maintenance option than other plants. Take a look at this post from to find out how to grow moss, and get more ideas about where to use moss in your home decorating with


Details matter when choosing window coverings.

Bali room darkening roller shade with gimp trim

Accessorizing is  just as important with your custom window coverings as they are in the rest of your home decorating. Scallops are a fashion and home decor trend that is sweeping the design world. Many of our Roller Shades and Roman Shades are offered with optional trims and scalloped edges that can give your window coverings a unique finesse.

The  Bali Room Darkening Roller Shade is offered with three styles of scalloped hems and the choice of seven contrasting or matching trim colors. If you select the cordless lift with this roller shade, you can upgrade the default clear plastic handle to a wood tassel (offered in three stain colors) at no additional cost. Our Levolor Classic Roman Shade is also offered with four scalloped hem styles and seven trim colors.

Roman shades with decorative trim.

Roman shades with decorative trim.

If you choose the  Bali Custom Tailored Roman Shades you can add an optional tassel, fringe, bead, or teardrop crystal trim.

roman shades with tassel trim

roman shades with decorative fringe trim

roman shades with decorative bead trim

roman shades with decorative crystal trim

These window covering accessories will add a finesse to your shades and will give them the look of a decorative valence when raised to their full height.

Scallops add a touch of whimsy to classic roller shades.

bali shade with scallop hem option

The Bali Blackout Roller Shade is able to block out all light for steamy and sun drenched areas of the home, but it’s optional scalloped edge makes will make you smile more than other purely utilitarian blackout shades. To complete the look you can also add a scalloped valence in coordinating color and trim.

What do you think? Are any of these decorative touches right for your home? Let us know by leaving us a comment or writing to us on facebook or twitter!


  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw