Finding Furniture to Match Your Personal Style

Interior design is based on creating a space that fits your personal style, and the furniture in a room plays a large part in the feel, look, and function of your décor. Because of this, it’s important to find furniture that expresses your personality in any room of your home.

Before you can find furniture that matches your style, you need to know what your style is. It doesn’t have to fit into a certain category, like modern or farmhouse, which ...

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Does Your Space Need an Area Rug?

Usually, floors are not the first thing you think about when you decide to add to your décor, unless your flooring desperately needs replaced. But area rugs are a great addition to any space. Here are seven reasons why your home needs an area rug, from the experts at Unusual Designs.

1. Adds warmth and coziness – Hardwood and tile flooring are durable and easy to keep clean, but neither one is very comfortable to sit or walk on. Adding ...

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Tips for Choosing Living Room Furniture

When it comes to choosing furniture for your living room, there are many things to consider other than just style. At Unusual Designs, we want you to be happy with your furniture selection for years to come, so we recommend considering the following tips before you make any purchases.

Decide How Your Living Room Will Be Used

In some homes, living rooms are essentially extra space in the front of the house and are only used when guests arrive. In other ...

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The Many Benefits of Custom Plantation Shutters

At Unusual Designs we provide our customers with top quality products and amazing customer service. We provide beautifully crafted Hunter Douglas products that are not only stunning to look at, but are also created from durable materials that will last for years to come. At Unusual Designs, our Hunter Douglas custom plantation shutters offer you simplicity and sophistication with a large variety of design and style options.

Draperies and curtains have the tendency to collect dust and dirt whereas ...

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What Type of Custom Flooring Is Right for You?

As important as it is to the rest of your home, flooring is often overlooked when it comes to decorating because it isn’t as fun to pick out as other types of décor or it seems too expensive to replace. But when the time comes, you want to make sure you get the flooring that is right for you and your family.

Four Main Types of Custom Flooring

TileCeramic tile is the most common type of tile used for ...

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Finding the Right Material for Your Custom Blinds

Blinds for your windows are available with vertical vanes or horizontal slats. Each orientation also comes in different materials.

Horizontal blinds from Hunter Douglas can be made with 100% real wood, alternative wood, aluminum, or a combination of aluminum and real wood. Vertical blinds are available in fabric, vinyl, and aluminum. Different materials have different attributes that make them work better in certain situations. Here are our recommendations for determining the right material for your custom blinds.

Where Will Your Blinds Be ...

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The Many Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Many trends in home décor come and go, but hardwood flooring never seems to go out of style. In addition to being stylish, here are some other benefits of hardwood flooring.

Versatility – Hardwood flooring’s ability to work well with many types of designs may be part of the reason for its timelessness. It works just as well with modern décor as it does in a traditional home. Its versatility is also increased by the different stains and widths available, as ...

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Matching Furniture to Your Decor

You have the perfect flooring, wall color and window treatments, now it’s time to add the furniture. The interior designers at Unusual Designs in Newport News, Virginia offer the following tips to ensure your furniture will match the décor of your room.

When It Comes to Furniture, Size Matters

Having the right size of furniture in a room is important for a few reasons. Pieces that are too large or too small can make a space feel crowded or cavernous. Oversized ...

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How to Style with Area Rugs

Hardwood and ceramic tile are both very popular choices for flooring because of their beauty and functionality. But it’s always nice to have some softness to walk on too, and area rugs are the perfect way to break up the expanse of hard surface flooring in your home.

Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

If you’re redecorating an entire room, you may want to choose your area rug first, then select your wall color and window treatments. If you paint your walls ...

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The Simple Beauty of Roller Shades

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Shading for your home is incredibly important in order to keep your belongings protected from the sun’s harmful rays and to give your home some light control. Choosing the right window treatment for your space can enhance your home’s natural beauty and complete any look. With Hunter Douglas’ beautiful collection of roller shades, your home will transform into the sanctuary ...

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Flooring Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

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Is 2017 the year you’re going to replace the tired old flooring in your home? If so, Unusual Designs offers the latest trends in flooring and area rugs and provides expert design advice in Newport News, Virginia.

Hardwood Is Still the Flooring of Choice

Hardwood climbed to the top of the flooring charts many years ago and continues to dominate in homes ...

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