{window treatment wednesday}

For more than thirty years, Hirshfield’s Shop At Home window fashions designers have been welcomed into countless homes to provide practical and decorative solutions for every size and shape window imaginable. From simple wood blinds to custom-built shutters; and tailored valances to elegant draperies, a visit from Hirshfield’s Shop At Home practically guarantees a perfect balance of light control and privacy needs with your budget and decorating objectives.

Charlotte Moss

Often times, a simple throw pillow or two in a living area can make a world of difference; so much can be accomplished with the right touch of fabric. And that‚ is what makes custom designed bedding so much fun. After all, you spend one-third of your life in the bedroom. It should be as unique and individual as you are.

Bedding design is only limited by imagination. It can have a masculine tone with a deep color palette combined with pin stripes, nautical themes, woodland motifs, or as plain and simple as a monk’s cot.

The feminine version might include elements of lace, bead work, fringe, and sheers fabrics such as voile or tulle in soft pastel colors.

The components of bedding are spreads, quilts, comforters, duvets, shams bed skirts and the infinite variety of decorative pillows.

Charlotte Moss

But whatever style, theme or palette, it all begins with fabric.

Pick and choose, mix and match, use stripes with flower prints or plaids and solids. Then integrate detailing such as flanges, fringe, buttons, pleating, tucking and beading to give bedding its own unique personality. Imagine a soft supple suede bed skirt or an embossed faux leather skirt with silver bolo tie embellishments, how about monogrammed linen shams trimmed in hand-made lace or a merino wool throw? Choose natural fibers such as linen, silk, wool and cotton. They contribute to both texture and comfort. Who can resist the softness of velvet or the luxury of silk? Have a furry member of the family that sleeps with you?  Use pin stripe corduroy, washable and durable, or a cotton with buttons and a few tuck pleats to add character.

Bedding sets the ambiance for that final experience of sliding in between the sheets. Let Hirshfield’s Shop At Home help you create the bedroom of your dreams.

Guest post by Kathryn Gravening from Hirshfield’s Shop at Home

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