Monday, September 12, 2016

Decorating with Royal Blue

Royal blue décor creates a feeling of safety and calm.

A living room with royal blue accents and Nantucket™ window shadings. Shadings available at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL
Royal blue is a beautiful shade of blue, just a touch lighter than navy or midnight blue, and a tad darker than steel blue or French blue. Royal blue is often called Mediterranean Blue. Cobalt, lapis and Greek blue are similar to royal blue and can be substituted. 

Psychologically, blue is a calming, fresh and harmonious color, so it’s perfect for a home environment. The darker shades of blue, like royal blue, remind us of the sea or the dark evening sky. 

Royal blue can complement almost any design style, and is especially effective with Asian, modern, traditional and Victorian decorating plans. 

Royal blue helps bring a room to life and brings other colors in the room into focus. 

It is a bold color, but it tones down well, working as a striking accent when used with lots of neutrals, such as grey, ivory, white and beige or with lighter shades of blue. 

You can also add a splash of complementary tangerine or other hues of orange and yellow; the warmer colors create a beautiful balance. 

Periwinkle and lavender are also nice touches, paired with royal blue.
A living room with royal blue accents and Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. Shades available at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL

Also think of using royal blue in these ways:
-- Paired with soft and filmy white fabrics for a summery, cool décor
-- With nautical and ocean themes
-- For a dramatic powder room or foyer accent wall
-- With ceramic stools, lamps and urns, to create an Asian look
-- With patterned tile, fabrics and rugs to build a Moroccan style
-- With Delft patterns to create a traditional Dutch look

Add a sense of calmness and peace to your interior plan this year by adding royal blue. For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact us here at Interior Motives and More .... 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Create an inviting dining room

An inviting dining room makes your guests feel welcome.

A formal dining room with Pirouette® window shadings - Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL
For a while, many people weren’t interested in a formal dining room and even converted their dining rooms into libraries, billiard rooms or offices. Today the dining room is back! Many homeowners want to create a beautiful setting for dining with their family and friends. 

A dining room’s function is key, of course, but the dining room is about so much more than just eating a meal. It’s about the experience and the ambiance people feel when they dine in your home. 

A dining room with large mirror and Silhouette® window shadings, available at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, ILYour table is the anchor of your room, and the chairs are key. These are long-term investments that you’ll have forever, if you purchase high quality. And don’t forget a sideboard or china cabinet to store dishes, silverware and linens close at hand. 

Here are some tips to optimize your dining room: 

-- Think about whether you need a table with leaves, if you plan to entertain a crowd. 

-- Make sure the chairs are comfortable and the right height for the table. 

-- Use mirrors to make the room seem larger. 

-- Change the look of your table with linens and table settings, and the look of your chairs with slipcovers.

-- Add interest to your walls with wallpaper, an accent painted wall or wainscoting. 

-- Plan for beautiful lighting, including a chandelier, and even wall sconces or buffet lamps. 

-- Add window coverings that provide both beauty and function, especially when the late afternoon sun is streaming in. 

-- And, of course, decorate your dining room for the holidays for added cheer. 

Update your dining room this season to get ready for the holidays and create a look that lasts all year long! For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact us here at Interior Motives and More .... 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Indoor Plants add Natural color

A living room with potted plant and Nantucket™ window shadings. Shadings available at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, ILIndoor plants add natural color to a room.

Living plants add freshness and natural color to a room, and there are many options that require very little care. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can select from a wide variety of artificial plants that are hard to distinguish from real ones. 

Indoor plants range from large, lush trees to the smallest of African violets, and everything in between. Some of the most popular indoor plants include tropical orchids, cactuses, succulents, banana trees, dracaena plants, Philodendrons, ivy, and many varieties of ferns, ficus trees, and palms. 

A living room decorated with an orchid and Luminette® Privacy Sheers. Sheers available at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, ILPlace indoor plants on the floor, on a table, on a bench, on shelves -- or you can even hang them on the wall! 

Have fun with the containers you use, too! Just like plants themselves, containers come in many shapes, sizes, colors and glazes to complement any décor. And you can buy plant stands in a variety of styles that display plants at almost any height in your rooms. 

If you opt for live plants, talk to your nursery about the light needs of various plants, and find out how quickly each plant will grow. Learn which plants are easy to grow, and how much water and maintenance each plant needs.

Keep in mind that plants don’t just come in shades of green. You can select plants with striking hues of red, orange, pink and yellow! Plus some indoor plants feature brilliant flowers in a variety of hues. 

Make your home feel natural and green by adding indoor plants to your decorating plan. 

For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact us here at Interior Motives and More .... 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


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The beautiful season of autumn is here–invite the warmth and richness of fall into your home with the latest design trend. Without question, rustic decor is enhancing the look and feel of homes with its shabby chic charm and stunning sophistication. Using pieces throughout your home, from furniture to window treatments–and everything in between, find your own way of inviting autumn in with this unique look. Colors, materials, textures and finishes combine for comfort and relaxation, setting the perfect atmosphere this fall.

Autumn Means Warmth

window treatments Kansas CityThe season of fall is all about tradition. This beautiful new design scheme brings the nature of autumn right into your home with wood textures, distressed finishes and tattered fabrics. This rustic decor is further enhanced by plantation shutters that play tribute to classic styling, while adding an air of sophistication. It’s vintage meets contemporary. The warmth of wood tones complement other design elements in the same shared space bringing together this amazing look for a relaxed contemporary appearance. Plantation shutters direct the natural light streaming through the windows, allowing you to enjoy daylighting without direct glare. Perfect for patio doors and large windows, these window treatments will add the warmth of atmosphere while providing beautiful styling and incredible function.

Autumn Means Coming Home

window treatments Kansas CityLike the warm glow of sunset after a gorgeous summer day, autumn is a time to sit back and relax before winter’s great sleep. Like coming home to take a deep breath, there’s no better comfort than the welcome you get with a home that’s put together with a mixture of romantic charm and graceful style. That’s the beauty of rustic decor. Elements of nature fill your home with harmony, as the sweet memories of autumn welcome you throughout the year. Using fall foliage and subtle colors for inspiration, design a space that’s all your own. And don’t forget the window treatments. The beautiful glow of autumn offers perfect light for dream-like softness and instant ambiance. Choose the elegance of wooden window treatments to complement your home with texture and balance.

Autumn Means Beautiful Landscapes

window treatments Kansas CityThe richness of the season is right outside your windows. The beautiful colors, the crisp air, the skittering of animals preparing themselves for the season ahead. Some days, it looks like the picture on a postcard–just waiting to be captured. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape with window treatments that offer you soft, filtered light and dramatic view-through. Wooden textures, natural elements–your view will only be enhanced with these finishing touches to the unique design of your rustic decor. And that’s not all. So many window treatments offer you options for operating features that allow for the best experience–light control, glare reducing, privacy, convenience–choices that fit your home and lifestyle.
Autumn is here! It’s time to embrace the look of rustic decor to bring the warmth and richness of autumn into your home. And we’d love to help. At Interior Motives and more..., we can help you design a space you love. You’ll be able to bring together the beautiful look of your home with design elements and window treatments that offer the harmony of autumn’s characteristic textures and subtle color schemes. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Better Sleep solution this school year!

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It’s hard to believe a new school year has arrived. How is your family adjusting? It’s hard to get used to being on a strict schedule again, and without proper sleep, the vibe in your household can probably be described as grumbly, at best. Never fear – we have sleep solutions for you that will deliver a better night’s sleep to everyone in your family – including you! e.

 Get rid of distracting light.

sleep solutionsWhether it’s coming from a street light on your cul-de-sac, or a favorite device, there’s no place for distracting light in your family’s bedrooms. Take inventory just before bedtime – are passing cars a problem? Is the nightlight in your child’s room too bright? Does the whole room just need to be darker? We can help. From overall room-darkening, to blocking out intermittent light, window shades will offer sleep solutions for a better night of sleep. Not only will your child receive uninterrupted sleep, but getting back on schedule has never been easier than with a darkened environment when it’s time for an earlier bedtime.

Start with a great schedule.

sleep solutionsYou’ve been on summer vacation, and that means that rules and schedules are pretty much out the window. Routines are key to happy transitions and changes in your family’s life. As hard as it is, getting back on a schedule is one of the most important things you can do. That may mean the kids are going to bed with light still outside their windows. It’s time to set the scene with the ultimate control: PowerView automation. Step One: Use the Scene Controller in PowerView to save just the right settings for a good night’s sleep in your child’s room. Five minutes before bedtime, have it scheduled to adjust automatically – or use the PowerView App to set the scene in an instant. Voila! Sleep solutions are easy with the intuitive technology of PowerView. You can even schedule the window shades to open in the morning, letting sunshine do the waking as you get breakfast ready. Don’t struggle to get your mornings going, let PowerView automation come to your rescue.
Summer vacation has come to a close; school is officially back in session. Make sure this school year is a successful one for your family, as you find sleep solutions to help them start every day rested and refreshed. We can help. Come visit us to discover options for light control and energy efficiency for your child’s room. And just wait till you see what PowerView can do for your lifestyle. Contact our team, at Interior Motives and more..., for a free, in-home consultation.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Decorating with Clocks

Clocks are also beautiful and appealing in a home office, bedroom, living room, dining room and home office. 
Three clocks in a kitchen - Design Ideas by Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, ILA clock in a home office - Design Ideas by Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL
Choose a clock with chimes and you’ll not only get a visual design but an auditory addition to your home. And a pendulum on a clock can add motion to your décor. 

Every minute counts. Add a clock to your décor before more time slips away. Please contact us for more ideas or for help with your next design project. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Window Treatments for Bay, Corner and Bow Windows

Designer Screen Shades in corner windows, for sale at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, ILHeritance® hardwood shutters in a bay window, for sale at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL 

Window treatments for bay, corner and bow windows are usually standard rectangular window installations. The window treatment panels are independent of one another, which means that you can use almost any product to cover your window. 
Pirouette window shadings in corner windows, for sale at Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL                                                                                            Interior Motives and More ... in Huntley, IL offers a wide selection of blinds, shades and shutters for your bay, corner or bow window - see below for some samples. 

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